May 12, 2014, 10:03 am EDT
On Monday, tourists will once again get a chance to climb the tallest building in Washington D.C. as the Washington Monument reopens.
The iconic obelisk, which had been encased in scaffolding for more than two years, has been closed since an earthquake damaged the structure in August 2011. The Washington Monument reopens with a ceremony at 10 a.m. Tours of the famed landmark begin at 1 p.m., the Washington Post notes. Read
May 12, 2014, 8:57 am EDT
During an interview on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos over the weekend, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio criticized Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, dismissed climate change concerns and addressed his own readiness to become president.
Asked if he thought that he was prepared to hold the highest political office in the country, the Florida Republican said, “I do.” He added, “I think that’s true for multiple other people that would want to run.” Rubio is one of a number of GOP political leaders who are considered likely candidates for the Republican presidential nomination for election 2016, the New York Times notes. Read
May 9, 2014, 11:09 am EDT
Efforts to raise the federal minimum wage received support from a surprising source on Friday.
During an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program, Mitt Romney said that the federal minimum wage should be raised. Mitt Romney noted that he supported a raise in the federal minimum wage “because, frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us,” the Los Angeles Times notes.
Mitt Romney — who was the GOP presidential candidate in 2012 — admitted that his backing of a federal minimum wage hike meant that he was breaking with “many of the conservatives of my party.” Read
May 7, 2014, 12:02 pm EDT
Monica Lewinksy is back in the public eye 16 years after her sex scandal with Bill Clinton.
In 1998, Monica Lewinksy and Bill Clinton, who was President of the United States at the time, were accused of having an improper sexual relationship. The news got out due to Lewinksy telling a co-worker about the relationship, which included oral sex. Clinton denied the sexual relationship at first, but both of them later admitted to the act when a blue dress owned by Lewinksy was found to have a semen stain from Clinton on it.
Now Monica Lewinksy has come out in a VanityFair essay to talk about the scandal and the effects it had on her life. Here are a few highlights from the essay. Read