The mayor's office Thursday morning released a statement seeking to "clarify" Emanuel's comments Wednesday, in which he suggested a federal civil rights pattern-and-practice investigation "in my view, would be misguided."
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.