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07 January 2010
Yeah, It's Only A Mexican Problem (cartoon)
Jan 7, 2010 5:15:00 AM
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Obama Announces $250M Initiative To Train Math & Science Teachers: “The nation that out-educates us today is going to out-compete us tomorrow”
The Caucus: President Obama honored more than 100 math and science teachers at the White House on Wednesday. But the awards, he joked, came with a catch. “As I mentioned to some of you, because I’ve got two girls upstairs with math tests coming up, I figure that a little extra help from the best of the best couldn’t hurt,” Mr. Obama said. “So you’re going to have assignments after this. These awards were not free.” Laughter erupted in the East Room of the White House, where the teachers from across the country arrived to receive their awards. Mr. Obama also announced a $250 million initiative on Wednesday to train math and science teachers in an effort to reach his goal of boosting the test scores of American students. The president said the quality of teachers is the biggest factor that determines whether students succeed or fail in STEM classes,...
Obama Urges Tax On Cadillac Health Insurance Plans
NY Times: President Obama told House Democratic leaders at a meeting on Wednesday that they should include a tax on high-priced insurance policies favored by the Senate in the final version of far-reaching health care legislation, aides said. The White House has long expressed a preference for the excise tax on high-cost plans, which health economists say could be an important tool in controlling long-term health care spending for the government and for individuals and families. But House Democrats have resisted the idea, which is also strongly opposed by many organized labor groups — an important part of the party’s base — because the tax may hit a number of more generous union-sponsored health plans. The Senate proposal would impose a 40 percent excise tax on the cost of individual insurance policies above $8,500 and on family policies above $23,000, with higher thresholds for retirees and employees in high-risk fields...
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