COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio school districts who saw tax levy defeats yesterday at the polls will look at trying again in November.
Superintendent Lori Handler of the Mount Healthy schools tells The Cincinnati Enquirer her suburban Cincinnati district has no choice but to put the back on the ballot. She says the schools have had to slash programs that benefit students.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Visitations and funeral services have been set for the two pilots killed in the crash of a Wright Brothers-style biplane in western Ohio.
The Dayton Daily News reports the families of 73-year-old Don Gum and 64-year-old Mitchell Cary will receive visitors separately Wednesday evening, and the families scheduled funeral services for Thursday.
The men were members of Wright "B" Flyer Inc., an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization.
Federal investigators say an announcement of what caused the crash last Saturday could take up to eight months.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D.-Ill.) was arrested in front of the White House last week to protest the huge increase in deportations under the Obama administration. He tells host Michel Martin about the motivations fueling his civil disobedience, and assesses whether moving ahead on comprehensive immigration reform is possible now.
Alek Wek is among 60 refugees sharing personal stories on the 60th anniversary of the 1951 U.N. Refugee Convention. She says stigma should never be attached to the term "refugee," and shares her struggles, triumphs and advocacy work with host Michel Martin. The United Nations' Larry Yungk also discusses the intent of this week's "First Refugee Congress."
During East Africa's worst drought in 60 years, tens of thousands have already died and millions urgently need food. The United Nations is warning that the crisis will worsen if aid is not increased. Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai says government systems have severely lagged in helping locals and solving environmental problems. She tells host Michel Martin what else should be done to bring relief to the region.
There's one thing that freshman Republicans and the old-guard GOP leadership can agree on — the Class of 2010 fundamentally changed the focus of the debate over taxes and spending.
In a key test of their clout, the group of congressional newcomers largely stuck to their guns through tense negotiations, forcing a first-ever cap on discretionary spending and staving off tax increases.
Members of Congress have begun fleeing the nation's steamy capital for their summer break, leaving behind a funk of noxious politics and a debt-ceiling deal that averts a government default but inspires almost universal hatred.
They're also dragging along dueling narratives about what the acrimonious past few weeks have meant for the prospects of the Tea Party movement.
In 2007, James Ford Seale was belatedly convicted for his role in the 1964 abduction and killing of two black men in rural Mississippi. Seale died in jail Tuesday, while serving three life sentences. He was 76.
John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, has written the Beat since 1999.
Following in uneasy but steady lockstep behind the Republican-controlled US House of Representatives, the Democrat-controlled US Senate voted 74-26 Tuesday to endorse the deal between President Obama and Congressional Republicans that will impose massive cuts in federal programs in return for a temporary hike in the debt ceiling.
Fred Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard.
For House speaker John Boehner, Tea Party Republicans weren't the problem as he sought support for a package of spending cuts attached to an increase in the debt limit. The biggest impediment to a House majority was Republicans fearful a primary opponent would use a vote to boost the debt limit against them.