Michelle Obama, family traveling to China

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama plans to leave for China with her daughters and her mother Wednesday with hopes of advancing the relationship between the United States and China and promoting education. Peng Liyuan, wife of President Xi Jinping, is expected to...

College Republicans struggle to find common ground

WASHINGTON — Lucy Lohrmann became president of the American University College Republicans as a sophomore. She’s been a passionate Republican since middle school, but she’s not confident the GOP can win over others of her generation. As president of the AUCR, Lohrmann...

First lady, Kermit thank military families

WASHINGTON – First lady Michelle Obama might be nicer than Miss Piggy, at least according to Kermit the Frog. One of the reasons Kermit thinks Obama is so nice is her support for the nation’s military families, the Muppet said. Obama, Kermit and Gen. Martin Dempsey,...
Bipartisan support for a child care bill

Bipartisan support for a child care bill

WASHINGTON — A bill to reauthorize major child care legislation will be voted on this week in the Senate with a key Republican joining Democrats to champion the proposal after years of inaction. The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 would update and...