In his book released today, Michael Cohen, the former fixer for U.S. President Donald Trump, ties for the first time the 2016 presidential endorsement of Trump by American evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr to Cohen’s own role in helping to keep racy “personal” photographs of the Falwells from becoming public. Gloria Tso reports
A high-profile sex scandal drove Jerry Falwell Jr. from his job as President of evangelical Christian college Liberty University. Now, the university has launched a clean-up crew to investigate 'all facets' of Falwell's tenure. According to HuffPost, the forensic accounting firm will be looking at the school's financial and real estate operations in particular. Falwell mingled his personal finances with those of the university founded by his father.
Jerry Fallwell Jr.'s tenure as president and chancellor of Liberty University crashed to an inglorious end this week, when he was asked to resign. According to CNN, the prodigal son of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell always seemed closer in spirit to his defiant, bootlegging grandfather, Carey Falwell. Falwell Jr. has repeatedly insisted that while he considers himself a conservative Christian, he is by no means a particularly religious man.
When he was still president of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr. tweeted out a racist image. After Falwell’s tweet, a group of 35 Black Liberty alumni said he should step down because he had 'repeatedly violated and misrepresented' Christian principles. Still, the school’s board of trustees continued to vouch for him, insisting that they knew him 'not to be a racist.' It took Falwell two weeks to delete and apologize for the tweet, and school leadership merely gave him a slap on the wrist.
Jerry Falwell Jr., a leading U.S. evangelical Christian whose endorsement played a key role in President Donald Trump's 2016 victory, has resigned as president of Liberty University, the school said on Tuesday. This report produced by Jonah Green.
Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain of Arizona, is set to endorse Democrat Joe Biden. The endorsement would follow McCain's appearance in a video about Biden's relationship with her late husband at the August DNC. During a virtual fundraiser Tuesday, Biden told attendees about Cindy McCain's decision to endorse him. It followed President Donald Trump's comments referring to those killed and injured in wartime as "losers" and "suckers.
Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has publicly promised to turn over a new leaf in how her show is run. According to HuffPost, a contrite Degeneres pledged to make a fresh start as she kicked off a new season of her eponymous talk show on Monday. We have made the necessary changes, and today, we are starting a new chapter.
A staunch never-Trumper of the entertainment world, music icon Cher attacked President Donald Trump on Thursday. HuffPost reports Cher was irate over recent comments Trump made about pursuing a 'herd mentality' in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. On Twitter, Cher urged fellow Americans to protect themselves and ensure they vote in the upcoming election. She also taunted the president over the nearly 200,000 people who have died in America of the novel coronavirus.
Millions of children are now sitting in front of computers at home instead of going to school, and teachers and parents are doing their best to help them learn. And according to HuffPost, a common worry among parents is how to keep their child's attention engaged during their lessons. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to keep children involved and learning. FIrst, make sure they have a dedicated learning space, free from distractions.
Despite the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, life is still going on, and people are still gathering together to do things. Now, a HuffPost reports a new graphic has nicely laid out the relative risks of activities with respect to how likely they are to spread the virus. The graphic, produced by Information Is Beautiful, sourced the information from 500 epidemiologists and experts quoted in the media.
Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, young American college students were already seeing an uptick in mental health issues. A 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows the suicide rate among those ages 10 to 24 increased by 56% between 2007 and 2017. And according to HuffPost, being forced to navigate 2020's 'new normal' is making things even worse. With very few colleges and universities across the United States fully reopened, learning is not as it used to be.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital in Berlin where he has been treated after falling ill on a domestic flight in Siberia last month. The German government says he was poisoned with the nerve agent, Novichok. Emer McCarthy reports.
When a barking mad animal lover started an Instagram page for her four-leggedbesties - two guinea pigs and a dog - it was no joke when they attractednearly twice as many followers as her stand-up comedian husband. But studentfinance manager Jen Furlong, 34, and funnyman Ken Garr, 43, soon laughed itoff and love watching the side-splitting antics as Basset Hound-Shar Pei crossWilbur and long-haired guinea pigs Market Price and Rumpadump - aka TheDumplings - play together.
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