Rep. Steve Scalise discharged from Washington hospital

Andrew V. Pestano, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — The MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it has discharged Rep. Steve Scalise, who is in “good spirits” following the shooting during a congressional baseball practice that threatened his life. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana., was discharged More...

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By United Press International On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Aide for Rep. Wasserman Schultz arrested trying to leave country

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — An IT staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has been under criminal investigation, was arrested when he tried to leave the country More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Wary Libertarians sense opportunities with Trump administration’s dysfunction

Chris Moody, CNN Writer LAS VEGAS (CNN) — If there’s one person relishing in Washington’s Trump-era dysfunction, it’s Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark, who sees the tumult as a More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Republican Senator John McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks during the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Friday. At the annual meeting, politicians and various experts and guests from around the world discuss issues More...

By United Press International On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Jeb Bush blasts Republicans regarding Russian probe

Allen Cone, United Press International Writer NEW YORK (UPI) — Jeb Bush criticized Republicans for going easy on Donald Trump on possible collusion between Russia and the campaign of his former rival for More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleads guilty to $250k kickback scheme

Ray Downs, United Press International Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — A former employee of a U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleaded guilty to accepting more than $250,000 in illegal kickbacks from More...

By United Press International On Monday, July 17th, 2017

Missouri House rep drops bid to unseat McCaskill in Senate

Andrew V. Pestano United Press International JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (UPI) — Republican Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler said she will not run for the Senate to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill. Sen. More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Allegiant Air flight without air conditioning causes passengers to faint

CLEARWATER, Fla. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Reports about a June 22 incident involving an air conditioning unit malfunction on an Allegiant Air flight surfaced Friday, following two weeks since the incident took More...

By United Press International On Friday, July 14th, 2017

Pence urges governors to support GOP healthcare overhaul

Eric DuVall United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — Vice President Mike Pence, in a speech to the National Governors Association, implored the governors in attendance to support reforms to the nation’s More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Do Schools Really Need More Money?

Image credit: ajari from Japan                                    CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons A common chorus of if/then statements dominates most contemporary discussions of education reform: More...