Tag Archives: Washington Post

5 battles between Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Democrats

Education Secretary Betsy Devos might just be the Trump administration cabinet member Democrats love to hate most. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren regularly call her the “worst” education secretary. Democratic Rep. Federica Wilson recently called her “the most unpopular person in our government” during a House hearing. Few, if any, education secretaries have required U.S. Marshals Service security detail to fend ...

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US government repeatedly misled Americans on war in Afghanistan as top officials vented in private, report says

The U.S. government’s claims of progress in the war in Afghanistan over the last 18 years came as top officials in private were venting that it was a costly waste of time, according to a report published Monday. The Washington Post obtained and published a massive trove of confidential government documents which it says were part of a federal project aimed ...

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Political donors Ahmad Khawaja and George Nader charged with making illegal contributions to 2016 campaign committees

Two Lebanese-American businessmen are among eight people charged with conspiring to funnel more than $3 million in illegal foreign campaign contributions to an unnamed candidate in the 2016 elections, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday. In an unsealed 53-count indictment, prosecutors alleged that Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, CEO of an online payment processing company, and George Nader, who has acted as a liaison between ...

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Jeffrey Epstein’s final weeks: Timeline of apparent suicide attempt, cellmate transfer, jail operations

Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sex trafficking minors, was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell early Saturday in an apparent suicide that has raised questions as to how the wealthy financier could have killed himself in a high-security federal lockup in which he was supposed to be closely watched. JEFFREY EPSTEIN FEARED CELLMATE, A MUSCLE-BOUND EX-COP CHARGED IN MURDER ...

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Report: Florida girl, 4, dies after accidentally shooting herself with gun in grandma's purse

Yanelly Zoller, 4  (YouCaring.com) A 4-year-old girl in Florida died last Thursday after she accidentally shot herself in the chest while reaching into her grandmother’s purse searching for candy, her father told The Tampa Bay Times. Yanelly Zoller died Sept. 14 after accidentally pulling the gun’s trigger, reported. Nelly, as she was known, was staying with her grandparents Michel and Christie Zoller ...

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Princeton asks students to pick from six 'genders'

Princeton University is giving its students the option of picking a gender or, reportedly, several genders. The Ivy League’s student services interface, known as TigerHub, allows — but does not require — students to select one or more of the following: “Cisgender,” “Genderqueer/gender non-conform[ing],” “Trans/transgender,” “Man,” “Woman,” and “Other”. “Students use TigerHub to provide the University with personal information on a confidential ...

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