Children of Poor Immigrants Rise, Regardless of Where They Come From

The Upshot|Children of Poor Immigrants Rise, Regardless of Where They Come FromA pattern that has persisted for a century: They tend to outperform children of similarly poor native-born Americans. Oct. 28, 2019ImageImmigrants waiting to be transferred, Ellis Island, Oct. 30, 1912.Credit…Library of CongressImmigration to the United States has consistently offered a route to escape poverty…

A Post-9/11 Veteran as President? Pete Buttigieg Makes His Case

On the Democratic debate stage Tuesday night, Mr. Buttigieg didn’t brag about his military service, but he did outflank his rivals.Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., at a campaign rally in Des Moines.Credit…Hilary Swift for The New York TimesThe last time a Democratic presidential nominee was trying to unseat a Republican incumbent, he arrived…

In Louisiana Governor’s Election, a True Test of Trump’s Sway

Though the president has injected himself into high-profile races this year, the governor’s runoff in Louisiana may be one of the purest tests of his influence.President Trump visited Louisiana on Wednesday to bolster the candidacy of Eddie Rispone, the Republican candidate for governor.Credit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York TimesWEST MONROE, La. — Walking away from a T-shirt…

Chicago Schools Cancel Classes as Teachers Prepare to Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union and the city’s new mayor failed to reach a contract deal. Classes were canceled for 300,000 public school students on Thursday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago said classes would be canceled on Thursday, as a standoff continued with the city’s public school teachers.Credit…Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune, via Associated PressOct. 16, 2019CHICAGO…