Apr 27, 2015, 5:47 pm EDT
Loretta Lynch has been appointed as the new US attorney general on Tuesday, April 27.
The 55-year-old is the 83rd attorney general in this country’s history. Here are 10 things to know about Loretta Lynch:
She was born in Greensboro, North Carolina to a Baptist minister and a school librarian.
The Harvard graduate got her BA in English and American literature in 1981.
Lynch is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
She got her JD from Harvard Law School in 1984.
The attorney general started out as a litigation associate for Cahill Gordon & Reindel.
Lynch became a drug and violent-crime prosecutor for the US Attorney’s office in 1990.
She was chief of the Long Island Office from 1994 to 1998.
Lynch became US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 1999.
The 55-year-old became a partner at Hogan & Hartson in 2001.
She returned as US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 2010.
Congrats, Loretta. Read
Apr 22, 2015, 3:38 pm EDT
Jeb Bush has been on the Paleo diet and it appears to be working.
After starting the Paleo diet, Jeb Bush has reportedly lost anywhere from 20 pounds to 30 pounds. The diet has him eating lean meat, fruits and veggies. It’s based off of what are believed to be the eating habits of Paleolithic hunters, reports Reuters.
For the Paleo diet, Jeb Bush isn’t allowed to consume dairy products, sugary desserts or processed foods. Associates of the possible presidential candidate claim he’s been eating nuts, grilled chicken and salads. He is also believed to be working out more, Reuters notes. Read
Apr 22, 2015, 3:04 pm EDT
Waka Flocka Flame, an Atlanta-based rapper, has announced his entry into the 2016 Presidential Election.
Waka Flocka, whose real name is Juaquin James Malphurs, announced himself as a presidential candidate in a video released on Monday. In the video, the rapper sings his announcement and then roles up a blunt and smokes it. He says his first act as president would be to legalize marijuana, reports The Los Angeles Times.
Waka Flocka said he wants schools to start “teachin’ these kids more reality”, or trade skills. The candidate for the 2016 Presidential Election apologized in his video for not making his stance clear, stating that “The president’s been smokin’ one. You know how that go,” L.A. Times notes. Read
Apr 13, 2015, 2:02 pm EDT
Marco Rubio will soon join the growing list of 2016 presidential candidates.
The Florida Senator will make his candidacy official later tonight, claiming he is “uniquely qualified” for the position. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are also looking to represent the GOP in next year’s elections.
Rubio also served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2009. He became Speaker of the House in 2007. Read
Apr 13, 2015, 12:14 pm EDT
Hillary Clinton, announced on Sunday, that she will be placing a bid to be one of the 2016 presidential candidates.
Hillary Clinton made her announcement in a two-minute video. In the video, she said she wanted to be the champion that everyday Americans need. Clinton is planning her first visit with voters in Iowa and will hold a kickoff event for her entry as one of the presidential candidates in May, reports The New York Times notes.
Hillary Clinton’s last attempt to be one of the presidential candidates was in 2008. She ran against current President Barack Obama and lost. This time there’s a strong chance she’ll be the Democratic candidate. This could also be her last attempt at the presidency due to her age. The politician is 67 years old, NYT notes. Read