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Betsy Devos

  1. education
    Betsy DeVos May Be in Charge of Public Schools But She Can’t Get Inside ThemSecretary of Education Betsy DeVos was blocked from entering a Washington, D.C., school by protesters.
  2. Jo Firestone Makes the Perfect Betsy DeVos on ‘The Tonight Show’Back in December, The Tonight Show hired four new writers to its staff, and if you were curious what kind of comedy they might bring to the […]
  3. the national interest
    Why Was Betsy DeVos the One Trump Nominee Who Provoked Opposition?Democrats can muster enormous political energy against Trump. But can they channel it effectively?
  4. casting couch
    Christine Baranski Is Down to Play Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on SNL“We have that strong jawline, don’t we?”
  5. Betsy DeVos May Be Hurting Her Cause of School PrivatizationTrump’s secretary of Education has become a rallying point for public-school defenders.
  6. WATCH: Betsy DeVos Was Just Confirmed in an Unprecedented Tiebreaker VoteVice-President Mike Pence delivered the first tie-breaking vote for a cabinet appointee in history.
  7. Red-State Democrats Not Rushing to Help Republicans Just YetThe GOP assumed that Dems from pro-Trump states might be of help in the Senate. It’s not looking that way.
  8. gave him apizza her mind
    Voter Uses Pizza Order to Beg Senator to Reject Trump’s Cabinet PickOrrin Hatch’s phone lines were busy, so a woman added a special message to her order.
  9. Mike Pence Will Likely Break Senate Tie on DeVos. He’d Better Get Used to It.With GOP holding a narrow margin in the Senate, and with the declining use of filibusters, ties could become commonplace.
  10. select all
    Philadelphia Teacher Starts Crowdfunding Campaign to ‘Buy’ Pat Toomey’s Vote“If Betsy DeVos can buy Senator Toomey’s vote, we should be allowed to do the same.”
  11. Democrats Need to Flip One More Republican to Block Betsy DeVosOne vote away from keeping the billionaire heiress to the Amway fortune from becoming Education Secretary.
  12. government gazillionaires
    The Billionaires (and Mega-Millionaires) Trump Wants in His CabinetPopulism has seldom been so rich. A nominee dossier.
  13. title ix
    Here’s What a Trump Administration Means for Campus Sexual AssaultBetsy DeVos, Trump’s embattled nominee for Secretary of Education, refused to say whether she’d uphold Title IX.
  14. trump transition
    Does Betsy DeVos Really Believe in Public Schools?The would-be secretary of Education is committed to eroding accountability for the use of taxpayers’ education funding.
  15. trump transition
    6 Testy Moments From Trump Education Pick Betsy DeVos’s Confirmation HearingShe would not promise not to privatize public schools and said schools may need guns on campus to fend off grizzly bears.
  16. trump transition
    Hearing Delayed for Trump Pick Betsy DeVos, Whose Ethics Report Is Not FinishedThe announcement did not mention complaints that the rushed confirmation process leaves no time for proper vetting.
  17. It’s Really Hard to Destroy Public Schools From WashingtonThe federal Department of Education doesn’t have the money or clout to force the kind of widespread school privatization Betsy DeVos likely wants.
  18. Trump Picks Wealthy Voucher Proponent to Head Education DepartmentBetsy DeVos is his gift to the Christian right.