In what may be the nation's latest teacher strike, educators in Oakland demand a 12 percent retroactive raise covering 2017 to 2020 to compensate for high cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area. This builds on a wave of teacher activism that began last spring.
House Democrats aim to file a resolution Friday to block President Trump's national emergency declaration. Although the effort is almost certain to fail due to the presidential veto, it will still put some Republicans from swing districts and states in a difficult spot.
Though the shooter's family has no answers on what led him to open fire at an Illinois warehouse, they've offered deep condolences to the community. Meanwhile, state lawmakers are reviewing how the shooter had a weapon despite a felony conviction.
Despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, senior White House officials, including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia, a new congressional report finds.
Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's move has drawn praise from immigrant rights activists, but a Republican lawmaker is critical – his district stood to gain jobs if the detention center had opened.
At a Monitor Breakfast, Senator Brown of Ohio talked about a possible presidential run - and how his favorite Russian author informs his progressive politics.
Ending a three-day walk-out, Denver teachers returned to their classrooms with a tentative deal to raise their pay. Colorado’s example is the latest in a national movement launched by West Virginia teachers' "Red4Ed" strike a year ago.