The most somber note in Wednesday's Monitor-sponsored breakfast with reporters came when Education Secretary Arne Duncan was asked about the murders of young people in Chicago.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says education should put politics and ideology aside, but said he would hit the campaign trail in October.
Democrats have put three hot-button issues atop their agenda this week – 'don't ask, don't tell,' immigration reform, and campaign finance reform. They likely won't pass a thing on any of them. But they aren't too worried by that.
Exposure to smoke and toxins from cooking fires is blamed for the deaths of millions of women and children each year. A public-private partnership, announced by Hillary Clinton Tuesday, is on a global clean cookstove mission.
The timing of Senate majority leader Harry Reid's push for the DREAM Act raises questions about whether it is an attempt to curry favor with Hispanic voters in his home state as he battles 'tea party' candidate Sharon Angle.
Sen. Susan Collins, the moderate Maine Republican who opposes 'don't ask, don't tell,' says the way Democrats are trying to repeal it is 'unfair.'
Immigration reform lawsuit costs will be paid by private citizens, who have already raised $3.6 million to support the Arizona laws in court.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio gains tea party support for sticking up for Arizona's tough law on illegal immigration. But he's in trouble with the feds for alleged noncooperation with their probe into his enforcement methods.
At the 'Values Voter Summit,' social conservatives heard from GOP presidential hopefuls. With the tea party insurgency swirling around them, they have to weigh economic and social issues.