EARLYBIRD: HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WEB

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Texas Approves Disputed History Texts for Schools

Texas’ State Board of Education has approved new history textbooks, capping months of outcry over lessons that some academics say exaggerate the influence of ...

1:42 PM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Missouri Governor, Trying to Keep Balance on Ferguson, Finds It’s Easy to Slip

Caught between polar opposite viewpoints, Gov. Jay Nixon has faced withering criticism over his handling of the crisis that followed the shooting of an unarmed ...

1:12 PM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

A Deep 2016 Republican Presidential Field Reflects Party Divisions

With more than a dozen potential candidates and a fast start to the 2016 campaign, the party appears headed to an unusual free-for-all.

12:10 PM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Immigration tests GOP governors considering 2016 bids

Governors try to bash Obama on immigration move while staying above Washington muck.         

11:46 AM ET USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

How a Coalition Pushed for a Hotel Workers' Minimum Wage

Forces both inside and outside the traditional labor movement united to campaign for a higher minimum wage for hotel workers in Los Angeles.

10:37 AM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Kerry, Kissinger, and Nuclear Deals That Fail

Stephen Sestanovich: A lesson from the Vladivostok agreement in the 1970s: If the Obama administration is going to defend a nuclear deal with Iran, it needs ...

7:15 AM ET WASHINGTON WIRE (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

Four words that could deep-six Obamacare

The Supreme Court's second review of Obamacare hinges on four words -- and their context.       Related StoriesObamacare gets second chance at federal appeals ...

6:00 AM ET USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

The order broadens previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said.         

1:01 AM ET USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

IRS inspector general finds up to 30,000 of Lois Lerner’s e-mails

Many of Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails may no longer be missing. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told several congressional committees on ...

November 21 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

In Secret, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat

The president’s order would allow American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan ...

November 21 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS