Updated at 12:15 p.m. ET.Arne Duncan will step down as President Obama's education secretary in December, a White House official confirms to NPR.Obama has selected Deputy Education Secretary John B. King Jr. to replace Duncan.
Lawyers and advocates for Guantánamo Bay detainees thought President Obama’s election would solve the big problems with the system. Nearly four years after Obama’s inauguration, the opposite has occurred. Detainee rights have tightened.
Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department would no longer defend cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA is the federal law instated during the Clinton presidency saying marriage is confined to the union of a man and a woman.
The youngest of Mayor Richard J. Daley’s children is by no means the runt of the pack. As special counsel to former President Bill Clinton, Bill Daley famously led the charge to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The Obama Administration is outlining initiatives for next year to prevent Asian carp from making its way into the Great Lakes.
John Goss is the White House carp czar. He said the feds are working with local governments to up protection in and around the Great Lakes.