US lawmakers turn up heat on Bolivia for controversial detention of NYC man

Reps. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., called on Bolivian government officials Thursday to free Jacob Ostreicher, a New York City flooring contractor who has been held – but not charged – for more than a year at the notorious Palmasola Prison.

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Louisiana Democrat Sen. Landrieu faces more questions about her residencyComments Off

A Louisiana Republican challenging Democrat Mary Landrieu for her Senate seat is expanding his efforts to prove the three-term lawmaker doesn’t live in her home state, instead using her parents’ address to qualify for the November ballot.

Reid’s name removed from center at Utah university from which he graduatedComments Off

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s name had been removed from a Southern Utah University facility, following pressure from a conservative group to make the change.

Obama’s delay on immigration creates uncertainty for midtermsComments Off

President Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.

Crisis in the Classroom: Surge of illegal immigrant kids poses challenge for schoolsComments Off

What was a crisis on America’s southern border is now turning into a major challenge for school administrators across the country.

California Gov. Jerry Brown files appeal over teacher tenure rulingComments Off

California Gov. Jerry Brown late Friday appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state’s teachers.

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