Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivers his budget address to members of the house and senate inside the Hall of the House at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

‘Change of Course’: Connecticut Democrats Back GOP Budget

Eight Democratic state lawmakers in Connecticut have broken with their party to back a budget crafted by their colleagues across the aisle in what the state’s Senate Republican leader calls a “change of course” in Hartford.

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John McCain Voted Against Bipartisanship, Not for It

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said his vote Friday against “skinny repeal” of Obamacare was a vote for bipartisanship. In fact, it was the opposite, rewarding Democrats for passing Obamacare without working with Republicans in the first place.

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Democratic Leaders Ditch Trump on Infrastructure

One of the few glimmers of bipartisanship in the wake of the election of President Trump was on the question of infrastructure, with Democrats expressing a willingness to work with him on working to fix the nation’s roads and bridges. But it seems Democrats aren’t so enthusiastic anymore.

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Obama Signs Every Student Succeeds Act– A Bipartisan ‘Christmas Miracle’

Flanked by Senate education committee chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander and ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, President Barack Obama signed into law on Thursday the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the latest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that was enacted in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Senate Passes Legislation To Replace No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Senate approved the conference legislation known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a measure that – once signed into law by President Obama – will replace the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal law and will serve as the latest iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

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Senate Poised To Pass NCLB Rewrite, Alexander and Murray Congratulate Each Other on ‘Bipartisanship’

Alexander, who chairs the Senate committee that oversees education, and ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, congratulated each other numerous times on the floor of the Senate for completing the 1,061-page “bipartisan” conference legislation, much of which was apparently crafted behind closed doors and passed by the House last week after having been published for review only two days earlier.

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Democrats Praise Ryan: ‘Sounded An Awful Lot Like A Democrat Speaking’

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s debut speech was very well-received by Democrats, which will not do much to assuage conservative critics.
“It sounded an awful lot like a Democrat speaking,” proclaimed Democratic Caucus vice-chairman Joseph Crowley (D-NY). “I think he’s a good person and a decent guy.”

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In Final Speech, Rick Perry Touts Texas Economy, Bipartisanship

AUSTIN, Texas — In a joint session of the Texas Legislature Thursday afternoon, Texas Governor Rick Perry delivered what was not only his final official speech as Governor, but laid out the blueprint for his expected presidential campaign. As predicted, Perry prominently featured