National Politics

Education

Did Donald Trump or the 2016 election cause more bullying in schools?

Politico requested data from a handful of school systems to determine whether negative campaign rhetoric in an ugly election year led to increased reported incidents of bullying among U.S. students.

National Politics

9 prominent early astronauts carrying on US space history

Early U.S. space history is fading with the deaths of Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, John Glenn, the last of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. But others survive, veterans of a time when Americans were glued to their television sets to watch their heroics, from fiery Saturn V launches to ocean splashdowns.

Business

IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact

The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump's policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. But officials warned that if Trump's protectionist trade proposals set off a trade war, that could be "quite destructive" for the global economy.

National Politics

DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism

Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students.

Videos

So what can Trump actually do in his first 100 days?

From Obamacare to the Dream Act, Donald Trump has suggested throughout his campaign - and in his “Contract with the American Voter” - what he intends to do as soon as he takes the oath of office. But what does he actually have the legal power to do and where does Congress - or the Constitution - stand in his way?
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So what can Trump actually do in his first 100 days? 3:07

So what can Trump actually do in his first 100 days?

Obama: 'This gives the Internet one last chance to talk about our bromance' 2:56

Obama: 'This gives the Internet one last chance to talk about our bromance'

Obama surprises Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom 1:24

Obama surprises Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Trump calls Buzzfeed 'pile of garbage' and CNN 'fake news' 0:51

Trump calls Buzzfeed 'pile of garbage' and CNN 'fake news'