Obama Looks To More 'Practical' State Level Leaders For Economic HelpStymied by a divided Congress, President Barack Obama appealed for help from the nation's governors Monday as he seeks to advance economic policies that stand little chance of winning passage on Capitol Hill.
Senate Republicans: Let States Make Final Decisions On SchoolsEducation Secretary Arne Duncan would see his authority greatly cut and governors would have final say over their schools under legislation introduced Thursday by Senate Republicans.
Poll: Democrats Show First Unfavorable View Of Federal Government Since Obama ElectionAmericans’ views of the federal government continue to fall to new lows, yet the public opinion of their local and state governments are seen in a more positive way.

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