Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | DeVos to Announce Federal Tax Credit for School Choice Supported by ByErica L. Green Feb. 28, 2019 WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday plans to back a proposal for a $5 billion federal tax credit for donations to scholarships for private schools and other educational programs, according to a senior Education Department official. Ms. DeVos, long a proponent of school choice, has made little progress in pushing a signature initiative. Her budget proposals, which have sought to fund private school vouchers and public charter schools, have failed to garner support among Democrats or Republicans in Congress. The program is meant to offer what the official described on Wednesday as a more politically palatable alternative than past efforts by the Trump administration to enforce … [Read more...] about DeVos to Announce Federal Tax Credit for School Choice
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump’s State of the Union Address: Live Updates and Analysis Supported by LIVE ByThe New York Times Feb. 5, 2019 • Updated Right Now President Trump is delivering his address. Watch Live Video and Analysis: The State of Union Our correspondents will provide real-time commentary and fact checks of the speech. Watch live Unity theme frayed before Mr. Trump even left the White House. President Trump heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday night to deliver what aides called a message of bipartisan unity in his first address to Congress in the new era of divided government, but any hope of harmony was dispelled long before he left the White House. The president and Democrats spent the hours before his State of the Union address exchanging political fire, making clear that whatever … [Read more...] about Trump’s State of the Union Address: Live Updates and Analysis
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Politics | Finally, Capitol Hill Readies for a State of the Union After a cancellation and before another potential funding lapse, Congress is finally ready to hear what, exactly, the state of the union is. Credit Credit Erin Schaff for The New York Timesa Supported by ByEmily Cochrane Feb. 5, 2019 Inside an empty House chamber, Representative Louie Gohmert, the brash-talking Texas Republican, camped out with his computer more than nine hours before President Trump was to arrive for his State of the Union address Tuesday night. He and other conservative lawmakers were staking out aisle seats for the presidential procession, positioning themselves for prime-time, televised handshakes. On the opposite side of the aisle, Democrats were preparing to make a statement: women in shades of suffragist white and men with coordinating white ribbons … [Read more...] about Finally, Capitol Hill Readies for a State of the Union
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMonica Davey and Nelson D. Schwartz Oct. 14, 2018 RACINE, Wis. — This city’s downtown was all but empty on a recent Sunday afternoon, but one storefront office was so packed with Democrats that people had to wait outside. One by one, the party’s top Wisconsin candidates took a microphone and fixated on a single villain — a Republican who drew jeers from the campaign volunteers preparing to make phone calls and walk door to door with clipboards and pleas for votes. The target? Not President Trump, who drew only passing mention. It was Scott Walker, the state’s governor. His eight years in office are the Democrats’ greatest weapon this fall, even as his economic record has become their greatest complication. “Forty days is not enough to talk about … [Read more...] about Democrats Want to Beat Scott Walker. But the Wisconsin Economy is a Hurdle.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByBinyamin Appelbaum Oct. 11, 2018 President Trump responded to falling stock prices on Thursday by continuing to throw rocks at the Federal Reserve, which he has described as “crazy,” “loco,” “going wild” and “out of control” for slowly raising interest rates against the backdrop of a booming economy. No other modern president has publicly attacked the Fed with such venom or frequency. Indeed, some scholars said the only close historical parallel was with President Andrew Jackson, who campaigned successfully in the 1830s to close the Fed’s predecessor, the Second Bank of the United States. Mr. Trump’s pointed remarks reflect the high political stakes less than a month before midterm elections that have been cast by his political … [Read more...] about Trump Attacks the Fed as Stocks Fall and the Midterms Loom