Fred Barbash, The Washington Post Published 12:02 pm PST, Monday, January 14, 2019 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, and President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2019. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, and President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, and President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2019. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, and President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2019. … [Read more...] about The other ‘collusion’: For decades, Congress has been gifting its powers to grateful presidents
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WOLF POINT, Mont. – The faint scars on Ruth Fourstar's arms testify to a difficult life on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation: the physical and emotional abuse at home, the bullying at school, the self-harm that sent her rotating through mental health facilities and plunged her to a remedial program from the honor roll. A diploma from Wolf Point High School could be a ticket out of this isolated prairie town in eastern Montana. Instead, Fourstar, 17, sees her school as a dead end. The tutoring she was promised to get her back on track did not materialize. An agreement with the high school principal to let her apply credits earned in summer courses toward graduation fell through, Fourstar said. The special education plan that the school district developed for her, supposedly to help her catch up, instead laid out how she should be disciplined. Her family fears that she will inflict the pain of not graduating on herself. "I'm just there," Fourstar said. "I feel invisible." Her … [Read more...] about ‘I feel invisible’: Native students languish in public schools
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 19, 2018 / 8:43 PM GMT By Leigh Ann Caldwell and Alex Moe WASHINGTON — Time is running out for two lawmakers locked in a battle over legislation aimed at protecting Native American women. Defeated Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from North Dakota, had hoped her parting gift before leaving the Senate would be a bill addressing the number of indigenous women who go missing or are murdered. But the legislation, known as Savanna's Act, which passed the Senate unanimously last week, has stalled in the House of Representatives. The top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, who is retiring at the end of the year, has refused to usher the legislation through his committee. Republican leadership in the House could bypass the committee but has yet to commit to doing so. And with just a couple days left of … [Read more...] about Retiring House Republican is holding up bill aimed at protecting Native American women
WASHINGTON — Six in 10 Americans say President Donald Trump has been untruthful about the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, while half of the country says the investigation has given them doubts about Trump's presidency, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.The survey, conducted a month after the results of November's midterm elections, also finds more Americans wanting congressional Democrats — rather than Trump or congressional Republicans — to take the lead role in setting policy for the country.And just 10 percent of respondents say that the president has gotten the message for a change in direction from the midterms — when the GOP lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives but kept its majority in the U.S. Senate — and that he's making the necessary adjustments."The dam has not burst on Donald Trump," said Democratic pollster Peter Hart, whose firm conducted this survey with … [Read more...] about Poll: Most Americans say Trump is lying in Russia probe
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Rukmini Callimachi New York Times August 07, 2018 Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: They had grown tired of the meetings and teleconferences, of the time sheets and password changes.“There’s magic out there, in this great big beautiful world,” wrote Jay Austin who, along with his girlfriend, Lauren Geoghegan, gave his two weeks’ notice last year before shipping his bicycle to Africa.They were often proved right. Advertisement On Day 319 of their journey, a Kazakh man stopped his truck, said hello and handed them ice cream bars. In a meadow where they had pitched their tent on Day 342, a family showed up with stringed instruments and treated them to an open-air concert. And on Day 359, two pigtailed girls met them at the … [Read more...] about An American couple found many moments of kindness while cycling the world. Then came Day 369.