Education Civil Rights Advocates Fear "Horror Show" Under Trump
The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is bracing for change under the president-elect, who's previously talked about cutting the office. Many conservatives believe the agency has gone too far in pushing a progressive federal agenda on local community schools
Justice Department: You Don't Need Mandatory Prison Sentences To Put The Right Drug Criminals In Jail
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates makes the case for why the biggest change to federal sentencing laws will improve — rather than unravel — the system that goes after drug criminals.
Former Administration Aides: Expectation Was Disclosure For Personal Email
An aide said former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood used both personal and professional email on his Blackberry — with both going into the archives. People around him were briefed about not using personal email and the White House reminded staffers constantly on the same.
7 For-Profit College Vocational Programs That Could Be Slashed Under New Regulations
According to Department of Education data, large percentages of business administration, culinary arts, interior design, and other programs would be deemed failing or at-risk under the Obama administration's new guidelines.
For-Profit Colleges Face Big Losses Under New Rules Proposed By Obama Administration
Regulations proposed Friday will crack down on programs with low graduation rates and high student debt. Many of those are at for-profit schools like the University of Phoenix and Everest College, which get huge chunks of their revenue from federal dollars.
Benghazi Hearing Witness Says YouTube Video Was "Non-Event" In Libya
Deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya Gregory Hicks testified Wednesday that the anti-Muslim YouTube video initially blamed for the Benghazi attacks was a "non-event" in Libya. Hicks said that it was clear from the beginning that there was an attack on the consulate, not a protest over the video.
Poll: Majority Favor Protecting Gays, Lesbians From Workplace Discrimination
Most Americans say they favor an executive order banning workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians, according to a poll sponsored by a gay rights group. Conservatives and liberals alike back the workplace measure, as the terrain shifts.