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US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Blocked by Protesters From Entering a DC Public School
The country's new education secretary has already hit a roadblock in her job. Betsy DeVos , in her first visit to a public school as head of the U.S. Department of Education, tried to enter a Washington, D.C., middle school this morning but was met with a small group of protesters. They created a
Obama Unveils $1B Boost for Preschools, Including $55 Million From Disney
It's a year-end present for tens of thousands of kids and early childhood education programs. President Obama today is set to unveil a $1 billion package of new public and private funding for U.S. preschool programs during a White House summit to promote one of his favored domestic initiatives. The
'This Week' Transcript: White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough
Below is the rush transcript of "This Week" on September 14th, 2014. It may contain errors. ANNOUNCER: ABC's This Week. Breaking News, ISIS releases another chilling execution video. This time, a British hostage. How will the UK respond. Plus, President Obama making his case to destroy the jihadist
Sunday on 'This Week': White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough
This Sunday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough discusses the latest on the administration’s strategy against ISIS. Plus, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, discusses Hillary Clinton’s first trip to Iowa since the 2008 campaign, and the powerhouse roundtable debates all the week’s politics, with ...
How Low Can He Go?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANOTHER NEW LOW: Barack Obama’s rating for strong leadership has dropped to a new low in the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll released today, hammered by criticism of his work on international crises and a stalled domestic agenda alike, ...
First Lady Michelle Obama Consoles Child Who Fainted
Standing at attention for long spells can sometimes take it out of you. But it’s nice to have a sympathetic bystander when it does. As part of her Reach Higher education initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on his...
The Note: Cell Phone Strife
NOTABLES CELL PHONES TO BE SCRUTINIZED BY TSA: If some overseas passengers flying to the United States want to bring cell phones and other electronics onboard with them, they’re going to have to show that the devices can turn on, the Transportation Security Administration...
Why Obama Keeps Trying To Pop The 'Bubble'
With 30 months left in the White House, President Obama is craving the trappings of everyday America. From impromptu visits to Starbucks and Chipotle, to joining the herds of tourists along Pennsylvania Avenue and the National Mall, Obama is showing increased eagerness to break out of his
Gas Prices Up as Mideast Turmoil Threatens US Economy
Morning Money Memo: U.S. motorists are already paying more for gasoline as the turmoil spreads in Iraq. Prices may continue to rise in the coming weeks. West Texas Crude reached $107 a barrel this morning on futures markets. Iraq is the world’s second largest oil...
President Obama Unleashes His 'Inner Nerd' At White House Science Fair
President Obama today shined the spotlight on 100 students from 30 states whose work in science, technology and engineering he says should inspire others to excel in the field. “As a society, we have to celebrate outstanding work by young people in science at least...