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Ted Cruz runs for re-election as though it's still 2016

Apr 15, 2018

Ted Cruz is largely ignoring Trump and is sticking to the surprisingly effective conservative playbook Cruz used when running for president in 2016, hoping it will carry him to re-election in the Senate and possibly another presidential run

In Kentucky, teachers claim victory as vetoes rejected

Apr 14, 2018

The Republican-controlled Kentucky House of Representatives rejected the governor's vetoes and restored record-high increases in educating funding, giving thousands of teachers who rallied for the money a key victory

Teacher victory: Kentucky lawmakers override budget veto

Apr 14, 2018

With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor's veto of a two-year state budget that increases public education spending with the help of a $480 million tax increase

The Latest: Ky. governor: Teachers left children vulnerable

Apr 14, 2018

Kentucky's Republican governor says he guarantees a child was sexually abused because they were left home alone after teachers forced the closure of more than 30 school districts to come to have a rally at the Capitol.

Teachers wary of Arizona governor's pay boost plan

Apr 13, 2018

Arizona teachers said Friday they were deeply skeptical of the Republican governor's promise to sharply increase pay, wondering where the money will come from while pointing to ongoing concerns about overall education funding

3 US banks post higher profits with huge assist from tax law

Apr 13, 2018

JPMorgan Chase records its highest quarterly profit in its history, and Citigroup and Wells Fargo also benefit from lower corporate tax rates.

Mega Millions winner is New Jersey food production manager

Apr 13, 2018

The winner of last month's $533 million Mega Millions jackpot is a New Jersey resident who moved to the state last summer

IRS head sees huge task ahead to administer new tax law

Apr 12, 2018

IRS head: Tax season going smoothly but huge task ahead to implement tax law changes

Oklahoma teachers shift from marching to running for office

Apr 12, 2018

The head of Oklahoma's largest teachers union called Thursday for an end to a walkout that has shuttered schools for nine days and encouraged members to shift their focus to electing pro-education candidates in November

Trump stays on topic _ tax cuts _ for once

Apr 12, 2018

President Donald Trump stuck to a script for once as he spoke about the benefits of the tax cuts he signed into law last year