Nell McGarity

No Child Left Behind downsizes curriculum extras

Posted 1:15pm May 3 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau Curriculums that do not fall under the testing requirements of the No Child Left Behind stand as the next victims to be cut in an effort to fund the program, which emphasizes increasing learning achievement and equity through testing children on reading and math. The […]

9/11 hearings may dramatically affect Bush re-election

Posted 11pm April 16 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau As the leading officials from both the Clinton and Bush administrations testify before the 9/11 Commission, including last weeks testimony of Richard Clarke and Condoleezza Rice, the impact of their testimony will not be limited to just the findings of the Commission. The public perception […]

Students studying abroad feel foreign attitudes of America first-hand

Posted 11:49pm April 4 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau One of the pivotal issues that will shape the presidential race is the Bush administration’s foreign policy and voter’s perception of how well presumed Democratic nominee Senator John Kerry will be able to operate internationally. Prominent Democrats, like Sen. Kerry and former Secretary of State […]

Gay marriage battle continues

Posted 4:30pm March 16 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau From coast to coast, the nation continued to debate the sancitity of same sex marriage this week. In Asbury Park, New Jersey the first same sex couple were married. However, state Attorney General Peter C. Harvey said the wedding was not valid, according to United […]

Military service not likely to be issue in general campaign

Posted 11:14am March 1 By Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau As the Democratic field narrows, President Bush’s record, particularly his service during Vietnam, has been called into question. After over three decades, the Vietnam War finds itself as part of the 2004 campaign not only as a challenge to the President’s record from the Democratic […]

Kerry edges out Edwards in Wisconsin, Dean drops

Posted 12:01am February 20 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau Tuesday night’s Wisconsin primary brought a narrow victory for presidential hopeful John Kerry, and also signaled the end of one time front-runner Howard Dean’s bid for the White House. Kerry, D-Mass., garnered 40 percent of the vote. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., trailed close behind with […]

Bush budget stirs debate

Posted 4:29pm February 13 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau Last week, President Bush released his budget proposal, which increases spending in education, defense and homeland security while many programs receive cuts. The over 1,000 page volume outlines the president’s proposal for increased defense spending by 7 percent, increased homeland security spending by 10 percent, […]

Kay sheds light on weapons hunt

Posted 12:01pm December 7 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau The former head of the Iraq Survey Group, David Kay, testified last week about his findings in Iraq, mainly that the arsenal that intelligence claimed was there is yet to be found. This public scrutiny of a portion of the Bush administration’s support for invading […]

DC mayor could face recall

Posted 11:51pm January 28 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau An effort to recall Mayor Anthony Williams was launched January 20, citing that Williams should not serve out the remainder of his term because he has ignored the concerns of his constituents in regards to healthcare, education, homelessness, public safety, and democracy. Save our City, […]

Kerry takes Iowa as camps move to New Hampshire

Posted 1:49pm January 26 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau Despite Senator John Kerry’s victory in Iowa on Monday, the New Hampshire primary is next week, leaving the bid for the Democratic nominee open to the remaining contenders. While winning 38 percent of the vote, Kerry, D-Mass., was closely followed by Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., […]