President Obama took the stage at a Miami high school on Friday, after an unlikely politician introduced him -- former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Paired up at the administration's suggestion, Obama and Bush urged school reform and investment in education, central themes in Obama's budget proposal and a platform that Bush pushed as governor and his brother pushed as president.
Rand Paul, the U.S. Senate candidate favored to win the Republican primary here, is offering a series of conservative positions that is one of the most detailed articulations yet of how Tea Party principles would translate into governing.
Perry Bacon Jr.
| May 18, 2010; 5:49 AM ET |
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President Obama signed into law Tuesday a package of revisions to his new health-care overhaul that includes a measure aimed at making higher education more affordable.
Beginning to pivot from health care back to other domestic priorities, President Obama heralded the passage of sweeping changes to the way higher education is financed, saying in his weekly address that they would "help us educate all Americans to compete and win in the 21st century."
Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, whose image has been battered by a series of high-profile controversies, is turning to a veteran of the Obama White House to help her with communications strategy. DCPS confirmed Friday that it is negotiating a contract with former White House communications director and veteran Democratic media consultant Anita Dunn.
Buried in the bill Democrats unveiled Thursday afternoon was a provision related to student loans that may be aimed at winning support from the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.