Jeb Bush: Common Core education standards should be "new minimum"

Thursday, 20 November 2014 15:19
November 20, 2014, 3:06 PM|Former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defends the Common Core educational standards, saying any state that elects not to use them should aim even higher.
Airbag defect victim slams Takata and Honda, pleads with Congress
Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:18
November 20, 2014, 2:35 PM|Air Force Lt. Stephanie Erdman was blinded in one eye after a defective airbag sprayed shrapnel at her face, and now she wants Congress to ensure nobody else is injured or killed.
Chris Christie's reaction to Obama's executive order
Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:18
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie criticized President Obama for the executive order he'll announce Thursday evening, saying "I don't think what he's doing tonight, the method by which he's doing it helps to build a trustful relationship," presumably referring to the President's interactions with Republicans in Congress. Christie, who is attending the Republican Governors Association annual meeting, said "Bipartisanship is not one of the priorities he [President Obama] wants to set." And Mr. Obama, as…
Chris Christie: Obama chose Obamacare over immigration reform
Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:18
November 20, 2014, 2:06 PM|Gov. Chris Christie, R-New Jersey, blames President Obama for the lack of action on immigration reform, saying he pushed for health care reform when his party controlled Congress instead of moving on immigration.
Obama awards scientific honors; makes immigration reform pitch
Thursday, 20 November 2014 13:18
President Obama on Thursday honored the newest recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, using the opportunity to make one more pitch for immigration reform. "The stories of these innovators reflect our larger American experience," Mr. Obama said from the East Room of the White House, "a story of constant transformation, one of restless inquiry... an insistence on making our dreams come true." However, the president said,…
"They did nothing": Airbag defect victim lashes out at Takata, Honda
Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:17
A U.S. Air Force lieutenant who was blinded in one eye when a defective airbag deployed in her car during a 2013 crash excoriated the company behind that airbag and the automaker that manufactured her car, telling a congressional panel that Takata and Honda had failed to protect consumers when they didn't provide sufficient warnings about a product defect. Lt. Stephanie Erdman's testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday put a human face on…
Reports: US Economy Poised for Growth
Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:10
The U.S. job market is healing, U.S. inflation is very modest, and the overall economy is poised to grow more strongly next year and in 2016. Those are the key messages from a series of economic reports published Thursday. The number of Americans signing up for unemployment compensation fell 2,000 to a nationwide total of 291,000. That is the 10th consecutive week the number has been below 300,000, and economists say that is evidence of…
Christie could face assisted suicide bill in New Jersey
Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:16
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a potential contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, may soon have to confront the question of whether to endorse assisted suicide. New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, the Democrat in charge of the state legislative chamber, is signing on as the primary co-sponsor to the "Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act." His support for the legislation, which passed last week in the New Jersey Assembly, increases…
Hagel: Assad "indirectly benefiting" from war on ISIS
Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:16
In an interview at the Pentagon Wednesday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke about military action in Iraq and Syria against militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, calling it a long-term challenge focused on destroying the terrorists, not ousting Syrian President Bashar Assad, "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose reports. "Is Assad being benefited, helped by what we're doing, other countries against ISIL? He's indirectly benefiting," Hagel said, using an abbreviation…
Pelosi's ally loses bid for top spot on Energy Committee
Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:16
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, ginned up some controversy last week after she refused to let a pregnant congresswoman vote by proxy in the Democratic leadership elections, presumably because that congresswoman backed New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone's bid to serve as top Democrat on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee. However, the tussling over proxy votes may have been pointless. Pallone managed to secure the spot over Pelosi's preferred candidate, California Rep. Anna Eshoo.

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