With Supreme Court seat filled, Republicans look to lower courts

Senate Judges

Republicans have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now...


Florida principal instructed teachers to group white students together at

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. An elementary school principal at a predominantly black school in western Florida has requested to be reassigned amid tension over a letter she sent instructing teachers to group white students in the same classroom. Christine Hoffman, former principal at Campbell...


Self-deprecation for presidents and the correspondents' dinner

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Suppose Donald Trump wasn’t skipping the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday. Suppose he showed up, and like other presidents before him had to be funny, which at this particular dinner has traditionally meant being self-deprecating. For example: “I’m not...


Before Ivanka Trump, other presidential daughters also wielded influence and

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Ivanka Trump is the first First Daughter in American history to score a West Wing office and hire a chief of staff. As her father’s “special adviser,” her portfolio encompasses both outreach to Europe and rolling her eyes at commander-in-chief dad jokes....


Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

Twitter-No Trump Boost

NEW YORK (AP) — You’d think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump’s megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and even reported a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a first since going public. Trump’s frequent tweets ricochet...


Thomas Edison, the electric chair and a botched execution: A death penalty

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. To understand the gruesome history of the death penalty, it is essential to comprehend how badly inventor Thomas Edison wanted to zap his nemesis George Westinghouse. Their rivalry was literally electric. Westinghouse was a purveyor of alternating-current voltage - AC....


Trump's speaking style still flummoxes linguists

Trump Language

NEW YORK (AP) — Campaign promises may have been reshaped and some self-imposed deadlines reset. But among the things kept intact in the opening months of the new administration is the unmistakably distinct style of President Donald Trump’s speech. Trump’s trademark talk is full of rambling, aside-...


She was elected bishop despite being gay and married. Now she may lose her post

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The fate of the United Methodist Church’s first openly gay married bishop is in the hands of a church court. Bishop Karen Oliveto, who was elected last summer, immediately saw her election challenged by a Midwestern laywoman who said it violated church law, which...


Sen. Harris' claim that an 'undocumented immigrant is not a criminal'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. “An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal."-- Sen. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., tweet, April 21, 2017 “The President’s immigration actions and Muslim ban will make America less safe. As a prosecutor, I can tell you, it is a serious mistake to conflate criminal...


President Trump drags feet on political appointees, lags behind predecessors

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has found a way to cut the federal workforce while lightening the Senate’s workload as a bonus - go slow on nominating political appointees. Compared with his recent predecessors and with little time until his 100th day on Saturday,...


More lawsuits aimed at Fox News - this time for race discrimination

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The alleged exploits of some of Fox News’ most prominent male powerhouses has cast the conservative TV company as a hostile work environment for women in the last year and, just this month, caused an advertising and public relations nightmare for executives. Now, a...

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