FROM Peter Reiher
If You Give Kids iPads, Can You Keep Them off the Web? All students at LA Unified will be issued iPads under a program estimated to cost a billion dollars. But it turns out there's a hitch. Three hundred students at Theodore Roosevelt High School alone have hacked through security in order to surf the Internet. Howard Blume reports on education for the LA Times .
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.