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Reasons for missing school

November 28, 2014 School staff have heard many reasons why children miss school. more »»

Facing Obamacare hikes, consumers mull options

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law. more »»

Republican wisdom shifts on immigration

November 25, 2014 BOCA RATON, Fla. — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing. more »»

Obama’s immigration steps are beyond the norm

November 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration stand out from those of his predecessors because of the sheer scope of what he’s doing and the political tenor of the times. more »»

Key elements of immigration action

November 24, 2014 WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama’s sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. more »»

Does Obama have authority for immigration changes?

November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s announcement of sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. more »»

Immigration by the numbers

November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s administrative actions will cover as many as 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally. Rough estimates of those affected: — 4.1 million: Parents of U. more »»

Obamacare ‘stupidity’ comment sparks new energy for repeal push

November 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — Newly surfaced videos are adding fresh energy to the efforts of congressional conservatives to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law, feeding into their contentions that the... more »»

What’s covered, what’s not in health overhaul

November 19, 2014 SACRAMENTO, Calif. more »»

Obama is firm but vague on immigration

November 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he plans to help immigrants living illegally in the United States “get legal” without any action from Congress. more »»

Social development and school

November 17, 2014 Research shows that good school attendance may be one of the most important factors contributing to a child’s success in school. more »»

Obama seeks human rights waiver to expand IS battle

November 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has repeatedly asked Congress to exempt its military effort against the Islamic State from a longstanding ban on U.S. more »»

A Mencken moment

November 13, 2014 Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards. more »»

Meekhof hails union, abortion laws

November 13, 2014 LANSING— Two years ago, Sen. Arlan Meekhof helped usher in Michigan’s landmark law making union fees voluntary for workers, a feat he’d thought was probably impossible until at least 2015. more »»

Moderates wield clout in new Senate

November 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — Soft-spoken Republican Sen. more »»

Obama calls for tougher Internet regulation

November 11, 2014 WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds an... more »»

Lackluster turnout for Schauer hurt Democrats

November 10, 2014 LANSING — Democrats’ plan to spoil Gov. Rick Snyder’s re-election was clear from the beginning: coax a lot more of their sporadic voters to cast ballots this time around. It didn’t work. more »»

Day after defeats, Obama strikes defiant tone

November 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, President Barack Obama had one message Wednesday... more »»

Midterm elections carry high stakes for economy

November 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — The midterm slugfest for control of the U.S. Senate could have far-reaching effects on the economy. Tuesday’s elections come just as U.. more »»

Bottom-line responsibility

November 3, 2014 According to Attendance Works, a national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance, “Every year, as many as 7. more »»



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