There is no doubt that Larry is a genuine [BLANK]; he excels at telling stories that fascinate his listeners.
The SAT is evolving. No more will students get such a fill-in-the-blank sentence. That method of testing vocabulary isolates the word from its context, the College Board has decided.
Instead, high schoolers will read passages and answer questions based on them.
You can see how you’d do on a sample test here.
The sample test will even give you a score. The first section of questions relies on the opening remarks made by Democratic Rep. Barbara Jordan at the Watergate hearings, in which the Texan argues for the impeachment of President Nixon.
Take that, Harry!
Meanwhile, the former secretary of Defense finds the confusing tax code “a sad commentary on governance in our nation’s capital.”
A 33-year-old Arizona woman has contacted her husband from beyond the grave.
On Sept 27, 1966, her husband’s 31st birthday, Betty Klug stashed a time capsule in the wall of her family’s North Phoenix home.
It remained hidden until recently when a contractor discovered it amid insulation as the house was being remodeled. “We’ve done hundreds of houses but never found anything like this,” John Murray tells NBC affiliate KPNX 12 News.
Inside the capsule, a photo and a letter.
Betty, a Republican, gives a snapshot of the 60s. Among her observations … Continue reading
The White House is touting the “16 sweetest reasons to get covered” in its latest online blitz to get the young, healthy and uninsured signed up for Obamacare by the end of the month.
Each reason is illustrated by a gif. Ducks appear to dance in one gif with the title: Birth control is free. Continue reading
Jose Susumo Azano Matsura, a Mexican billionaire/millionaire whose family businesses include construction and computer security, has been making headlines in San Diego for weeks. Continue reading
In December 1966, the newly elected governor of California takes part in a parade. | Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
Thirty-seven governors, including Tom Corbett, have made proclamations honoring President Reagan today, his 103rd birthday.
It’s part of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, which was started in 1997 by taxpayer advocate Grover Norquist to promote the work and preserve the memory of the 40th president.
The project is on a mission to name landmarks, buildings, schools and roads after Reagan. There are only two in Pennsylvania: Ronald Reagan Federal Building in Harrisburg and Ronald Reagan Drive in Quakertown, Lebanon County. You can see the where Reagan is being honored here.
The GOP’s Tom Coburn of Oklahoma — aka the Senate’s Dr. No — has become famous for his “annual wastebook,” which points out what he calls needless government spending.
He’s been fighting cancer and recently announced plans to leave the Senate. So in something of a swan song, he’s written an account for Politico of the top 10 most wasteful government programs he came across while in office.
They are … Continue reading