In a departure from the current state autonomy for what U.S. children are taught, the National Governors Association and state education chiefs Wednesday announced their recommendations for education standards nationwide.
Plagued by rising unemployment, falling tax revenue and increased demand for state services, governors from across the country will meet with President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday to press for federal money to ease their fiscal strain.
President Bush on Monday urged the House of Representatives to vote on an update to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, saying, "If the enemy is calling to America, we really need to know what they're saying."
Fresh from his "charm offensive" in Europe, President Bush returned home to woo Americans with his plan for Social Security reform. But Bush may be facing as critical audience on the domestic front as on the international one.