Category Archives: O’Connor & Company

Reading, Math Scores Fell Sharply During Pandemic, Data Show

Reading, Math Scores Fell Sharply During Pandemic, Data Show

Math and reading scores for America’s 9-year-olds fell dramatically during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a new federal study — offering an early glimpse of the sheer magnitude of the learning setbacks dealt to the nation’s children.Read more

House Committee Reaches Deal to Get Trump Financial Records

House Committee Reaches Deal to Get Trump Financial Records

A House committee seeking financial records from former President Donald Trump has reached an agreement that ends litigation on the matter and requires an accounting firm to turn over some of the material, the panel’s leader announced Thursday.Read more

Biden Unveils Plan on Student Debt Forgiveness

Biden Unveils Plan on Student Debt Forgiveness

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his long-awaited plan to deliver on a campaign promise to provide $10,000 in student debt cancellation for millions of Americans — and up to $10,000 more for those with the greatest financial need — along with new measures to lower the burden of repayment for their remaining federal student debt.Read more

DeSantis Rival to Emerge From High-Stakes Florida Primary

DeSantis Rival to Emerge From High-Stakes Florida Primary

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is poised to learn the identity of his general election opponent on Tuesday as Democrats choose between a man who spent a lifetime in politics — much of it as a Republican — and a woman casting herself as “something new” as she seeks the energy of her party’s resurgent base.Read more

Fauci to Retire in December

Fauci to Retire in December

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert who became a household name — and the subject of partisan attacks — during the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Monday he will depart the federal government in December after more than five decades of service.Read more

Pence Tells GOP to Stop Lashing Out at FBI Over Trump Search

Pence Tells GOP to Stop Lashing Out at FBI Over Trump Search

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday implored fellow Republicans to stop lashing out at the FBI over the search of Donald Trump’s Florida home and denounced calls by some of the former president’s allies to defund the FBI, saying that was “just as wrong” as a push by Democratic activists to shift money from police.Read more

What to Watch in Primaries in Arizona, Michigan, Elsewhere

What to Watch in Primaries in Arizona, Michigan, Elsewhere

In Missouri, scandal-ridden former Gov. Eric Greitens is attempting a political comeback. In Michigan, a crowded field of Republican gubernatorial candidates includes a man charged in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack. In Arizona, a prominent figure in the QAnon conspiracy movement is running for the U.S. House.Read more

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