Opinion Barack Obama This article originally appeared on The Daily Signal. When Republican congressional leaders went to the White House on Jan. 23, 2009—just three days into Barack Obama’s presidency—to discuss legislation, he helpfully reminded them that his policy preferences necessarily had to prevail because “elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” Obama is out of office now, but the regrettable consequences of his election remain strewn across the political landscape. Perhaps nowhere is that more consequential than in the makeup of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A World War I memorial located in the center of some streets in Bladensburg, Maryland. Wikipedia Recommended Slideshows 37 Who Will Be Invited to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wedding? 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 15 In Pictures: The 15 Worst Presidents in U.S. History … [Read more...] about Obama Appointed Judges Rule Cross Monument ‘Unconstitutional’
By Erin Kayata Updated 8:35 pm, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 STAMFORD — The district has named two new associate superintendents as part of their reorganization. Brian White, currently the principal at Henry James Memorial School in Simsbury, was named the associate superintendent for teaching and learning. Olympia Della Flora, principal of Ohio Avenue Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, will be joining the district as the associate superintendent of school development. The appointments were made official at a school board meeting Tuesday night. White was previously an elementary assistant principal in East Hartford and a middle school vice principal in Windsor, as well as a middle school teacher in West Hartford and Windsor. He will be responsible for developing and overseeing the curriculum renewal system, providing content expertise and support to schools, developing professional development and ensuring all students have proper supports and high-quality … [Read more...] about School board appoints two new associate superintendents
A high-level Republican staffer in the Indiana House of Representatives has been appointed by Gov. Eric Holcomb to lead the state's purchasing and property management agency. The governor announced Tuesday that former House GOP chief of staff Lesley Crane will start her new job next week leading the Department of Administration. Current commissioner Jessica Robertson is joining Purdue University as an assistant director of auxiliary operations. House Speaker Brian Bosma praised Crane's 12-year tenure with the Indiana House. Crane has worked for the House Republican Caucus since in 2006 and was chief of staff from 2012 to 2017. Then-Gov. Mike Pence appointed Robertson in 2013 to lead the department that oversees state purchasing, its vehicle fleet, real estate matters and the Government Center complex in downtown Indianapolis. … [Read more...] about Governor appoints new head for Indiana administration agency
When Jack Lavold showed up last week for his interview with the Washington County board, he apologized for not wearing a suit and tie. The applicant for the District 4 seat told the commissioners that he’d outgrown his suit and that he wasn’t going to invest in a new one until he knew for sure he’d gotten the post. On Tuesday, after a 4-0 vote, Lavold, of Cottage Grove, was appointed to the county board. He joked after the meeting that a trip to Men’s Wearhouse was in future. “I’m going to have to get a suit,” he said. “I wasn’t going to get one unless I had to. I’m a fiscal conservative. I’ll spend the county’s money like I’ll spend my own.” Lavold was tapped to fill the District 4 seat vacated by Karla Bigham when she was elected to the state Senate. He serves on the board of the South Washington Watershed District and also has been a member of the county’s planning and parks commissions and the … [Read more...] about Jack Lavold appointed to Washington County board
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Sarah Binder and Mark Spindel by Sarah Binder and Mark Spindel Email the author March 27 at 5:00 AM Email the author Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill on July 11, 2017. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will soon anoint its next president. Several Democrats, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and … [Read more...] about The Fed’s next big appointment will probably be another white man. Here’s why it struggles to diversify its leadership.