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US presidents and affirmative action
The past four decades have found commanders in chief weighing in on the policy.
Mom turns to crowdfunding to pay daughter’s college tuition
A Michigan mom determined to send her daughter to college debt-free is turning to her community for help. Lori Truex has been hitting the streets of Battle Creek, Michigan, while holding a sign that says, “Help Send a 4.0 Kid to College.” The mom of three told ABC News that she started the
How Trump's budget would affect low-income students, historically black colleges
President Trump ’s proposed budget would cut financial aid funding for thousands of low-income college students, particularly those attending a historically black university, according to various analyses of the plan. The president’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year, released last week,
What's inside Congress’ $1 trillion spending bill
Late last night, Congress reached a bipartisan agreement on a massive $1 trillion spending bill that will fund the government through September. The bill that’s expected to pass later this week puts off a government shutdown and delivers victories for both parties. Here's what is included in the
Congress reaches deal on government funding
Negotiators have reached a deal to fund the government through September, Congressional aides said, staving off the threat of a government shutdown through most of President Donald Trump 's first year in office. The bill includes funding for the military by $15 billion, with $1.5 billion of that
Vice President Pence Casts Decisive Vote to Confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education
With no formal agenda in place, the White House maintains that DeVos will execute Trump's vision, which includes repealing Common Core curriculum and making the case for charter schools.
What's at Stake for Berkeley After Trump Warns University Over Canceled Speech
President Donald Trump ’s apparent warning that the University of California at Berkeley could be at risk of losing federal funds after campus police canceled a talk by a controversial news editor has raised questions about whether the U.S. government can restrict funding to a particular
The Note: Debate Expectations -- Veep Edition
NOTABLES --FIVE STORYLINES TO WATCH TONIGHT: Tonight marks a moment in the presidential campaign that is not squarely focused on the presidential hopefuls, but rather, on their running mates. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are facing off at the vice presidential debate at
Hillary Clinton Slams Donald Trump Over Taxes: 'This is Trump to a T'
Hillary Clinton on Monday slammed Donald Trump based on the recent report from the New York Times that the Republican presidential nominee could have avoiding paying any federal income taxes for nearly two decades. "While millions of American families, including mine and yours, were working hard,
President Obama to Finalize Overhaul of Overtime Rule, Boosting Pay for 4.2M Workers
The Obama administration is moving to finalize changes to double the salary threshold of workers entitled to overtime wages. The Department of Labor is set to settle its overtime protections for workers on Wednesday, extending overtime to an estimated 4.2 million additional workers who are not