Chapel Hill historian receives National Humanities Award
It was her second trip to the White House, 71 years after the first. Scott, a longtime professor at Duke University, joined 20 other recipients of the 2013 National Medal of Arts or the National Humanities Medal in the East Room of the White House.
Lawmakers Prepare Resolution Against Obama Over Bergdahl Release
A deal is near from both sides of the political aisle on a resolution directed at President Barack Obama's deal to release Taliban prisoners housed at Guantanamo in exchange for Sgt.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Rep. Rigell to challenge Bergdahl release
Some members of Congress believe President Obama broke the law when he made the deal to exchange five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Lawmakers urge quick farm bill implementation
Implementation of the new farm bill's crop insurance provisions was front and center during a Thursday hearing of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Early Voting Underway in Tennessee, Ending in Georgia
Early voting is getting underway for Tennessee's primary election that features tea party-style challenges to Lamar Alexander's bid for the Republican nomination to a third term in the U.S. Senate.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Vail Daily News
Stone Creek to implement Singapore math this fall
Stone Creek Charter School raised $325,000 and is spending it to implement Singapore math, bring back music, and expand art and foreign lauguage.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News
Rep. Scott tells council about 2014 state government - Monroe Monitor
State Representative Elizabeth Scott and two young assistants, both of Monroe, demonstrate growth in government spending.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Stars and Stripes
Make it easier for VA to hire more psychiatrists
The Department of Veterans Affairs is embroiled in a troubling scandal. An internal audit has found that more than 57,000 new patients have waited at least three months for their first appointment while 13 percent of VA schedulers have admitted to falsifying appointment request dates under orders to obscure these long wait times.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Roy Exum: Tracy's Idiotic Blunder
It's no secret that I'm not a big fan of Rep. Scott DesJarlais, the repugnant Congressman from Tennessee's 4th District, but Jim Tracy sure didn't do himself any favors when the state senator took the Jasper physician to task for past indiscretions in a tawdry mailer that was just mass-mailed to voters.
84 still on Ga. death row, including several from NE Ga.
With the commutation of a Dawson County murderer's death penalty to life in prison last week, Georgia is left with 84 people on death row, according to the latest figures from state officials.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
GOP candidates for Kansas insurance commissioner agree: Competition will bring better coverage
Five candidates for Kansas insurance commissioner are fighting for the Republican nomination, but they all agree: Get more insurance companies to come to Kansas and compete for business, and Kansans will get cheaper and fairer coverage.
GA: Feds Take Back $45 Million for Commuter Rail Line
Just days after Clayton County leaders took a giant step toward mass transit, the federal government clawed back $45 million for a commuter rail line in Clayton.
U.S. pilots, other labor unions split on Ex-Im Bank reforms
On issues ranging from minimum wage to workplace rights, labor unions often speak with one voice, but the fight within Congress over reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank has created a tricky split between airline pilots and manufacturing unions.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat
Real estate sales, foreclosures, tax caps and more
This week we have published a real estate activity table for the first half of 2014, which, when compared to the same six month periods from 2005 to 2013, reveals various things.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
The Miami Herald
Protect Florida's veterans
Florida is home to over 1.5 million veterans who deserve better than the culture that has permeated the VA, including months-long waits for appointments and falsified logs of wait times.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Forget Fireworks: The Perfect Storm That Is Headed Dekalb's Way
There is a storm brewing in Dekalb, and there may be enough to rain down on it this time to wash the county clean of its process problems and create cities that better facilitate the needs in certain communities.