Washington News Cloud

News From Washington DC

Latest News

CNN Fires Chris Cuomo for Leveraging Media Contacts to Help Brother Navigate His Sexual-Harassment Scandal

Chris Cuomo (Mike Segar/Reuters) CNN formally fired TV host Chris Cuomo Saturday for leveraging contacts in the media business to help his brother, former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, navigate his sexual-harassment scandal. The company wrote in a statement: “Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light…

Half of State School-Board Groups Downgrade Relationship with National Org over ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Letter

Opponents of critical race theory attend a packed Loudoun County School board meeting in Ashburn, Va., June 22, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Since the National School Board Association sent a letter to the Biden administration accusing parents who protest progressive curriculum changes of potentially engaging in “domestic terrorism,” half of all state chapters have downgraded their…

Parents of Michigan School-Shooting Suspect Arrested after Long Manhunt

Detroit Police near the Detroit Impression Company, where the parents of alleged school shooter Ethan Crumbley were found hiding and taken into police custody in Detroit, December 2021. (Seth Herald / Reuters) The parents of alleged Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley each pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges on Saturday morning when they were…

How the New Orleans Museum of Art Expands Its Reach and Impact

It’s a good case study in attracting and educating more people. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n my last story on the New Orleans Museum of Art, I examined the evolution of its collection from a series of empty rooms — the museum started with very little art — to an appealing, broad-based collection of 40,000…

Nikki Fried Labels DeSantis ‘Authoritarian Dictator’ over State Guard Proposal

Official Photo of Nikki Fried (State of Florida/Wikimedia Commons) Florida agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried labeled Governor Ron DeSantis an “authoritarian dictator” after DeSantis proposed the re-creation of a state guard to respond to emergencies such as natural disasters. DeSantis’s proposal would bring back the Florida State Guard, which was originally formed during World War II…

Parents of Alleged Michigan School Shooter Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

Photographs of James and Jennifer Crumbley that were released by police on December 3, 2021. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via Reuters) Oakland County, Mich., prosecutor Karen McDonald announced involuntary manslaughter charges on Friday for the parents of the high school sophomore who allegedly killed four students and wounded seven other people in a shooting at…

Biden’s Travel Restrictions Don’t Follow the Science

The rules should apply to everyone, regardless of citizenship or residency status, and use all the scientific tools available. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J oe Biden never tires of saying his COVID-19 policies follow “the science.” He recently pontificated that he would battle the emerging Omicron coronavirus variant “with science and speed, not chaos and confusion.”…

In Already-Overcharged Michigan H.S. Shooting, Parents Now Charged with Manslaughter

In the face of public outrage, prosecutors are seeking to write the law rather than enforcing it. Their overreach serves no one’s long-term interests. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE P rosecutors in Oakland County, Mich., have announced that the parents of 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with his alleged shooting spree…

Second Osundairo Brother Testifies in Smollett Trial, Says He Was Trying to ‘Curry Favor’ with Actor

Olabinjo Osundairo testified Thursday in the trial of Jussie Smollett, the former star of the TV show Empire. Smollett is accused of conspiring with Oundairo and his brother to stage a hate crime against himself in 2019. (Cook County Courthouse Sketch Artist) Chicago, Ill. — The second brother accused of conspiring with former Empire star…

Senate Votes Down GOP Plan to Block Biden Vaccine Mandates

(Larry Downing/Reuters) The Senate voted 50–48 along party lines on Thursday night to reject legislation that would have banned the federal government from funding enforcement of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates. Senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Mike Lee (R., Utah), and John Marshall (R., Kan.) attempted to submit the law as an amendment to a…