Harold Ford Jr.
Harold Eugene Ford Jr. is an American financial managing director, pundit and former U. S. congressman who served from 1997–2007 in the United States House of Representatives as a member of the Democratic Party from Tennessee's 9th congressional district, centered in Memphis. He is the son of former Congressman Harold Ford Sr.. In 2006, Ford made an unsuccessful bid for the US Senate seat vacated by retiring Bill Frist, he is a member of the Ford political family from Memphis. Ford was the last chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council. Between 2011 and 2017, Ford worked for Morgan Stanley as a managing director, he regularly appeared on television on political-related programs, such as NBC's Meet the Press, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC. He and his wife live in New York City and have a daughter, Georgia Walker, a son, Harold Eugene III. Ford wrote a book, More Davids Than Goliaths: A Political Education, published in 2010. Ford was born in Memphis, the eldest son of former Representative Harold Ford Sr. and Dorothy Bowles Ford.
He has two brothers and Isaac, as well as two half-siblings and Ava, from his father's second marriage. The Ford family has long been prominent in Memphis' African-American community. Ford's grandfather, N. J. Ford, established a funeral home, which gave the family a broad network in the community. E. H. Crump, a prominent white Democrat, dominated city and state politics in the early 20th century and befriended N. J. Ford. Ford's uncle is John N. Ford, Harold Sr.'s brother and was a member of the Tennessee State Senate until he was convicted on federal bribery charges in 2007 as part of the Operation Tennessee Waltz scandal. Ford lived the first years of his life within the living quarters of his family-owned business N. J. Ford And Sons Funeral Home, which at the time was located in the Riverside neighborhood, he was baptized at Mt. Moriah-East Baptist Church, he attended Double Tree Elementary School, a public Montessori school in the Westwood neighborhood, but graduated from the private St. Albans School for Boys, a prestigious university-preparatory school in Washington, D.
C. which he attended after his father became a Congressman. He went on to earn a B. A. in American history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. After graduation, Ford went into government. In 1993, he became special assistant at the United States Department of Commerce. Ford returned to university for a J. D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996. During his campaign for the House of Representatives, he failed the Tennessee bar exam; when Harold Sr. decided not to seek a 12th term in Congress in 1996, Harold Jr. entered the race and became the favorite in the Democratic primary, regarded as the real contest in the Democratic, black-majority 9th district. Ford arranged his schedule for his last semester of law school so he would not have Monday or Friday classes and would be able to fly home to Memphis for an extended weekend each week to continue his campaign; as was expected, he won the Democratic primary, followed by his election in November. Taking office at the age of 26, he was one of the youngest members of Congress in US history and the youngest in the 105th and 106th Congresses.
He was reelected four times without substantive Republican opposition, by an average of 80 percent of the vote. In 2000, Ford was the keynote speaker for the 2000 Democratic National Convention supporting Vice President Al Gore for the Democratic nomination for President. On 4 November 1999, Ford voted in favor of the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act; this act repealed much of the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933, enacted to prevent any one organization from acting as any combination of an investment bank, a commercial bank, an insurance company. The resulting repeal allowed many banks and insurance companies to gamble with money raised from savings and checking bank accounts or insurance policies. Several economists, notably Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, point to the repeal of Glass–Steagall as helping to create the conditions of the 2007 financial crisis. On October 10, 2002, he was among the 81 House Democrats who voted in favor of authorizing the invasion of Iraq. After the Democrats lost seven Congressional seats in the 2002 elections, Ford announced his candidacy for House Democratic Leader, challenging then-House Minority Whip Nancy Pelosi, arguing that current leadership was ineffective.
Ford was defeated but exceeded initial expectations in the amount of support he received. Although his name was mentioned as a possible Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2004, he was ineligible for the office due to his age. A June 7, 2005, article in The Washington Times reported that from 1998 to 2003, Ford took 61 funded trips but did not file travel disclosure forms with the House clerk for the trips, as required by the chamber's ethics rules, until August 2003. Ford's office called the late filings a "mere oversight", since Ford had filed the required financial disclosure statements for the trips at the time they occurred. In November 2005, when Ohio Republican Congresswoman Jean Schmidt implied that Pennsylvania Democrat John Murtha was a "coward" in response to Murtha's proposal for a withdrawal of American forces from Iraq, Ford charged across the House floor to the Republican side during the resulting uproar in the chamber, shouting "Say it to Murtha!" while waving his finger at Schmidt.
He had to be restrained by fellow Democrat Dave Obey of Wisconsin. Like many Democrats, Ford believed Schmidt's rema
Stephanie Leigh Ruhle is an NBC News correspondent since April 2016 and anchor of MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle and Velshi & Ruhle. Ruhle was managing editor and news anchor for Bloomberg Television and editor-at-large for Bloomberg News. Ruhle co-hosted the Bloomberg Television show Bloomberg GO. Ruhle was one of three Bloomberg reporters who broke the story of the London Whale, identifying the trader behind the 2012 JPMorgan Chase trading loss. Ruhle was raised in New Jersey, she is a graduate of Lehigh University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in international business in 1997. As part of her major, she studied in Guatemala and Kenya. Ruhle returned to Lehigh to give the 2017 commencement address. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Ruhle spent 14 years working in the finance industry. While in college, she spent a summer interning for Merrill Lynch. In 1997, she joined Credit Suisse. During her time at Credit Suisse First Boston, she served as a vice president and became the highest producing credit derivatives salesperson in the United States.
In 2003, Ruhle joined Deutsche Bank as a credit salesperson covering hedge funds. She ended her eight-year career there as a managing director in Global Markets Senior Relationship Management. While at Deutsche Bank, Ruhle founded the Global Market Women's Network to help women move into leadership roles at the company. Ruhle joined Bloomberg Television in October 2011, where she co-hosted a two-hour early morning program called Inside Track with co-anchor Erik Schatzker. In 2012, Ruhle and Schatzker joined a two-hour late morning program. Ruhle co-hosted Bloomberg GO with David Westin before leaving the network, she has profiled figures including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, hedge fund managers Stanley Druckenmiller and David Tepper, NBA player Kobe Bryant, Donald Trump, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Jamie Dimon, Martha Stewart, Sean Parker, former Vice President Al Gore, business magnate Russell Simmons, Masters winner Jordan Spieth, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, CEO and chair of Macy's Terry Lundgren, music moguls Sean Combs and Kanye West.
In April 2012, along with Bloomberg reporters Bradley Keoun and Mary Childs, were the first reporters to break the story of the London Whale, the trader behind the 2012 JPMorgan Chase trading loss. Ruhle reported that Bruno Iksil, the London-based trader at JP Morgan, had amassed positions large enough to distort prices in the $10 trillion credit derivative market. In June 2013, Ruhle wrote a provocative response to Paul Tudor Jones’ comments on women in trading for the Huffington Post that elicited responses from both the media and financial industries. In October of that same year, Ruhle sat down with Martha Stewart to discuss social media and the creation of the "lifestyle" category. In 2015, Ruhle produced and hosted Haiti: Open For Business?, a documentary that explores Haiti’s emerging market five years after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake. Ruhle appeared in Shark Land: A Mission Blue and Fusion Expedition, which brings attention to the plight of sharks in Cocos Island, a national park off the shore of Costa Rica.
She interviewed in 2015 then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, who faced backlash in the media after noting to Ruhle that "the World Trade Center came down during reign." The previous year, rapper Kanye West criticized photographer Annie Leibovitz during a panel conversation with Ruhle when he revealed that Leibovitz pulled out of taking his official wedding pictures just one day before his wedding to Kim Kardashian. Ruhle’s interview with Martha Stewart in 2013 brought an ongoing feud between Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow public after Stewart questioned the actress’s place in the "lifestyle business". Ruhle is a columnist for the website for Shape magazine. Ruhle was featured on the cover of Working Mother magazine in October 2012, as well as Fit Pregnancy on their April/May 2013 issue, she has been profiled by 201 Magazine, Glass Hammer, IWantHerJob, Business Insider. No longer with Bloomberg, Ruhle is now part of the MSNBC Morning Lineup, with Ali Velshi, co-hosts business program Velshi & Ruhle, which airs weekdays and Saturday.
Ruhle founded the Corporate Investment Bank Women's Network and co-chaired the Women on Wall Street steering committee. Ruhle is a member of the board of trustees for Girls, Inc. New York and a former member of the iMentor Corporate Advisory Board, she is a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, The Women's Bond Club and a member of the corporate council of The White House Project, a not-for-profit organization working to advance women in business and media. She serves on the board and advises for React To Film, an issue-based documentary film series. Ruhle resides in Manhattan with three children, she is Catholic. Stephanie Ruhle on IMDb
Joy-Ann M. Lomena-Reid, known professionally as Joy Reid, is an American cable television host and a national correspondent at MSNBC. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter described her as one of the political pundits "who have been at the forefront of the cable-news conversations this election season." That same year, she wrote a book on the recent history of the Democratic Party, called Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, the Racial Divide. In 2017 and 2018, Reid faced controversy after a series of what The New York Times called "incendiary" posts from her defunct, decade-old blog were rediscovered and shared on social media. Reid publicly apologized, stating that "there are things I regret and am embarrassed by, things I would have said differently and issues where my position has changed"; the MSNBC network expressed its continued support in a statement that some of the blog posts were "obviously hateful and hurtful", but that they were "not reflective of the colleague and friend we have known at MSNBC for the past seven years".
Reid was born Joy-Ann Lomena in New York. Her father was from the Democratic Republic of Congo, her mother a college professor and nutritionist from British Guiana. Reid has one sister and one brother, her father was an engineer, absent from the family. She was raised in Denver, until the age of 17, when her mother died of breast cancer and she moved to Flatbush, New York, to live with an aunt. Reid graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with a concentration in film. In a 2013 interview on MSNBC, Reid recalled that her college experience was a quick immersion into a demographically opposite place from where she lived, from a community, 80 percent African-American to a community, six percent African-American, she had to learn to live with people who were not her family. She paid her own bills and tuition while at Harvard, said it was a good learning and growing experience overall. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter said that she had the "ability to break down complex issues in a way that makes them digestible and accessible," and speak to both policy wonks and ordinary viewers.
She left journalism in 2003 to oppose the war in Iraq and President George W. Bush, but returned to broadcasting as a talk radio host, worked in the Barack Obama presidential campaign. In 2018, the New York Times stated that "Ms. Reid, the daughter of immigrants, has emerged as a "heroine" of the anti-Trump "resistance". Reid began her journalism career in 1997, leaving New York and her job at a business consulting firm to begin working in southern Florida for a WSVN Channel 7 morning show. Reid was a 2003 Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow. From 2006 to 2007, Reid was the co-host of Wake Up South Florida, a morning radio talk show broadcast from Radio One's then-Miami affiliate WTPS, alongside "James T" Thomas, she served as managing editor of The Grio, a political columnist for Miami Herald, the editor of The Reid Report political blog. From February 2014 to February 2015, Reid hosted The Reid Report; the show was canceled on February 19, 2015 and Reid was shifted to a new role as an MSNBC national correspondent.
Since May 2016, Reid has hosted AM Joy, a political weekend-morning talk show on MSNBC, is a frequent substitute for other MSNBC hosts, including Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow. As of 2018, Reid's morning show on Saturday averages nearly 1 million weekly viewers. Reid is the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, the Racial Divide, published by HarperCollins on September 8, 2015. In 2015, Reid gave the inaugural Ida B. Wells lecture at Wake Forest University's Anna Julia Cooper Center. In 2016, she received the Women's Media Center's Carol Jenkins Powerful Media Award. Reid teaches a Syracuse University class in Manhattan exploring race and the media. In 2017, Reid ranked fourth among Twitter's top tweeted news outlets and most tweeted journalist at each outlet. In 2018, Reid was nominated for three NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards. One for her ground-breaking segment where a Pastor is pulled to safety at Charlottesville white nationalists march, for Reid's reporting on the damaged caused by the hurricanes to the U.
S. Virgin Islands and lastly for the segment that won her an award Tragedy of ‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’ where Reid sat down with Kalief's brother Deion Browder and filmmaker Julia Mason. In late 2017 and again in April 2018, a Twitter user @Jamie_maz reproduced posts written between 2007 and 2009 on Reid's former blog "Reid Report" which, as The Nation described it, "us the trope of gay sex to mock politicians and journalists." Following criticism, Reid apologized, calling the posts "insensitive, tone deaf and dumb." After reviewing more posts from her old blog, which she said she did not remember making, Reid asked lawyers to investigate if her blog or its archives might have been hacked, though Wayback Machine, where the posts had been found, said it detected no evidence of hacking in the archived versions of her site. The second batch of posts prompted LGBT advocacy group PFLAG to rescind its plan to give Reid an award, The Daily Beast to suspend future columns from her. Reid opened the April 2018, edition of AM Joy with an apology.
Response to her apology was divided along party lines. In April 2018, blog posts from 2005 through 2007 were brought to public attention. According to the Washington Post, Reid encouraged her readers to watch the now-debunked 9/11 conspiracy film Loose Change and appeared to promote the fo
Christopher Loffredo Hayes is an American journalist and author. Hayes hosts All In with Chris Hayes, a weekday news and opinion television show on MSNBC. Hayes hosted a weekend MSNBC show, Up with Chris Hayes, he is an editor-at-large of The Nation magazine. Hayes was born in The Bronx, New York City, one of three sons of Roger and Geri Hayes, his mother is of Italian descent and his father is of Irish Catholic ancestry. His father moved to New York from Chicago while studying at a Jesuit seminary, began community organizing in the Bronx. Roger Hayes spent several years leading community organizing at the Community Service Society of New York and now works as an assistant commissioner for the NYC Department of Health. Hayes's mother now works for the NYC Department of Education. Hayes attended New York City's Hunter College High School, where his classmates included Immortal Technique and Lin-Manuel Miranda, attended Brown University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and worked with student theater group Production Workshop.
Hayes was raised Catholic. Beginning in August 2001, for four years Hayes was a contributor to the independent weekly newspaper Chicago Reader, where he covered local and national politics. In late 2003, he began a four-year stint at In These Times, a labor-focused monthly magazine based in Chicago, where he was a senior editor. From 2005 to 2006, Hayes was a Schumann Center Writing Fellow at In These Times. From 2006 through 2007, Hayes was a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, a contributing writer for The Nation. On November 1, 2007, The Nation named him its Washington, D. C. editor, succeeding David Corn. Hayes wrote extensively on issues central to the liberal community, including what ails the Democratic Party in the post-9/11 era and how the labor movement is changing, he reported on progressive activists' work to resuscitate the "public option" during the 2009–2010 health care fight when many political insiders wrote it off as dead. Hayes was an adjunct professor of English at St. Augustine College in Chicago and a Bernard L. Schwartz fellow at New America Foundation from 2008 to 2010.
Hayes guest-hosted The Rachel Maddow Show in July 2010 while Maddow was traveling in Afghanistan and often filled in for Maddow when she was absent. Hayes has hosted other MSNBC shows such as The Ed Show, Countdown With Keith Olbermann, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. On November 5, 2010, MSNBC announced that Hayes would be filling in for Keith Olbermann during Olbermann's suspension. However, the network backtracked after finding out that Hayes had made political contributions—the issue over which Olbermann was being suspended. Hayes credits Maddow with his becoming a host at MSNBC, saying, "I would not be doing this if it weren't for her." On August 1, 2011, MSNBC announced that Hayes would host a two-hour morning show on Saturdays and Sundays, each going into depth on current issues. The first airing of Up with Chris Hayes was September 17, 2011, featured a live interview with former speaker and current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. On May 27, 2012, Memorial Day Weekend, Hayes made comments on air regarding the use of the word "heroism" as applied to American servicemen killed in action, stating, "I feel uncomfortable about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war.
And I don't want to desecrate or disrespect the memory of anyone that's fallen, there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism, you know, hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers, things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way, problematic, but maybe I'm wrong about that." His remark generated widespread controversy. Hayes defended his comment by urging people to listen to what he had said, Nonetheless, he apologized on his blog. Furthermore, on his June 2, 2012, show, he devoted a discussion to his comments and the disconnect between civilians and the military. On March 14, 2013, MSNBC announced that Hayes would take over the time slot hosted by Ed Schultz, who would move to the weekends. At 34 years old, he became the youngest host of a prime-time show on any of the country's major cable news channels. According to The New York Times, the change was made in the hopes that MSNBC can win a wider audience than it did with Schultz. Hayes was said to transition better to The Rachel Maddow Show because he is seen as just as policy-oriented as Maddow.
"Chris has done an amazing job creating a franchise on weekend mornings," said Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC. "He's an extraordinary talent and has made a strong connection with our audience."All In with Chris Hayes, Hayes's first prime-time show, premiered Monday, April 1, 2013. The show won an Emmy in 2015 and 2018. Hayes's first book, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy was published by Crown Publishing Group in June 2012. A review in The Atlantic called it "provocative" and "thoughtful," but faulted its policy suggestions as less satisfying. Kirkus Reviews called it "forcefully written" and "provocative." Aaron Swartz described the book as "compellingly readable, impossibly erudite, and—most stunningly of all—correct."Hayes' second book, A Colony in a Nation, was published by W. W. Norton in March 2017. Hayes participated in the 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival. In April 2017 he was a featured author at the L. A. Times Festival of Books, which took place at the campus of USC.
Hayes is married to professor of law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, his father-in-law is veteran Chicago reporter Andy Shaw. Hayes and Shaw resided in Washington, D. C. un
Katharine Bear Tur is an American author and broadcast journalist working as a correspondent for NBC News. Tur is an anchor for MSNBC Live and has reported for the NBC news platforms Early Today, Today, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, WNBC-TV, MSNBC, The Weather Channel. Tur is the daughter of journalists Zoey Marika Gerrard, she graduated from Brentwood School, from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. She is of Jewish descent on Zoey's side. Tur reported for KTLA, HD News/Cablevision, News 12 Brooklyn, WPIX-TV, Fox 5 New York. On, Tur worked as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel on the network's VORTEX2 team. In 2009, Tur joined NBC's local station in New York City, WNBC-TV, rose to the flagship NBC News at the national network level; that year she was awarded AP’s Best Spot News Award for coverage of the March 2008 crane collapse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. While at NBC News, she covered the death of Cory Monteith, a motorcycle attack on an SUV, the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Tur was the network's embedded reporter for the Donald Trump presidential campaign. As a reporter for NBC, Tur was assigned the task of informing the Trump campaign about the Access Hollywood tape featuring Trump's conversation with Billy Bush about women, that NBC possessed. On several occasions during his campaign rallies, Trump singled out Tur in his criticism of the press. At an event in Florida, Tur was booed by Trump supporters and, according to other journalists, was subjected to verbal harassment. According to Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, " didn't mean it in any malicious way", he did not want anyone to attack or harass her. In 2017, Tur received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Tur reflected on covering the Trump campaign and his treatment of her at campaign rallies in an article for Marie Claire. In September 2017, Tur published a book, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, recounting her experience in covering the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump.
From 2006 to 2009, she dated sportscaster Keith Olbermann. Tur married a correspondent for CBS News, on October 27, 2017 in Utah. Tur announced on December 13, 2018 that she is pregnant, with a son due in April 2019. Tur had a falling out with her transgender father, Zoey Tur, the two did not speak for several years. Tur is a big fan of the jam band Phish making references to the band and incorporating their lyrics into her reporting. Tur is fluent in Spanish. Katy Tur on Twitter Katy Tur on IMDb'Come here, Katy': how Donald Trump turned me into a target
New York University
New York University is a private research university founded in New York City but now with campuses and locations throughout the world. Founded in 1831, NYU's historical campus is in New York City; as a global university, students can graduate from its degree-granting campuses in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, as well as study at its 12 academic centers in Accra, Buenos Aires, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Washington, D. C. For the class that matriculated in the fall of 2019, NYU received nearly 85,000 applications for its undergraduate programs. In 2018, NYU was ranked amongst the top 40 universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, U. S. News & World Report. Alumni include heads of state, eminent scientists and entrepreneurs, media figures, founders and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, astronauts; as of March 2019, 37 Nobel Laureates, 8 Turing Award winners, 5 Fields Medalists, over 30 Academy Award winners, over 30 Pulitzer Prize winners, hundreds of members of the National Academies of Sciences and United States Congress have been affiliated as faculty or alumni.
Globally, NYU is ranked 7th by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for producing alumni who are millionaires, 4th by Wealth-X for producing ultra high net-worth and billionaire alumni. Albert Gallatin, Secretary of Treasury under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, declared his intention to establish "in this immense and fast-growing city... a system of rational and practical education fitting and graciously opened to all". A three-day-long "literary and scientific convention" held in City Hall in 1830 and attended by over 100 delegates debated the terms of a plan for a new university; these New Yorkers believed the city needed a university designed for young men who would be admitted based upon merit rather than birthright or social class. On April 18, 1831, an institution was established, with the support of a group of prominent New York City residents from the city's merchants and traders. Albert Gallatin was elected as the institution's first president. On April 21, 1831, the new institution received its charter and was incorporated as the University of the City of New York by the New York State Legislature.
The university has been popularly known as New York University since its inception and was renamed New York University in 1896. In 1832, NYU held its first classes in rented rooms of four-story Clinton Hall, situated near City Hall. In 1835, the School of Law, NYU's first professional school, was established. Although the impetus to found a new school was a reaction by evangelical Presbyterians to what they perceived as the Episcopalianism of Columbia College, NYU was created non-denominational, unlike many American colleges at the time. American Chemical Society was founded in 1876 at NYU, it became one of the nation's largest universities, with an enrollment of 9,300 in 1917. NYU had its Washington Square campus since its founding; the university purchased a campus at University Heights in the Bronx because of overcrowding on the old campus. NYU had a desire to follow New York City's development further uptown. NYU's move to the Bronx occurred in 1894, spearheaded by the efforts of Chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken.
The University Heights campus was far more spacious. As a result, most of the university's operations along with the undergraduate College of Arts and Science and School of Engineering were housed there. NYU's administrative operations were moved to the new campus, but the graduate schools of the university remained at Washington Square. In 1914, Washington Square College was founded as the downtown undergraduate college of NYU. In 1935, NYU opened the "Nassau College-Hofstra Memorial of New York University at Hempstead, Long Island"; this extension would become a independent Hofstra University. In 1950, NYU was elected to the Association of American Universities, a nonprofit organization of leading public and private research universities. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, financial crisis gripped the New York City government and the troubles spread to the city's institutions, including NYU. Feeling the pressures of imminent bankruptcy, NYU President James McNaughton Hester negotiated the sale of the University Heights campus to the City University of New York, which occurred in 1973.
In 1973, the New York University School of Engineering and Science merged into Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, which merged back into NYU in 2014 forming the present Tandon School of Engineering. After the sale of the Bronx campus, University College merged with Washington Square College. In the 1980s, under the leadership of President John Brademas, NYU launched a billion-dollar campaign, spent entirely on updating facilities; the campaign was set to complete in 15 years, but ended up being completed in 10. In 1991, L. Jay Oliva was inaugurated the 14th president of the university. Following his inauguration, he moved to form the League of World Universities, an international organization consisting of rectors and presidents from urban universities across six continents; the league and its 47 representatives gather every two years to discuss global issues in education. In 2003 President John Sexton launched a $2.5 billion campaign for funds to be spent on faculty and financial aid resources.
Under Sextons leadership, NYU began its radical transformation into a global university. In 2009, the university responded to a series of New York Times interviews that showed a pattern of labor abuses in its fledgling Abu Dhabi location, creating a statement of
Charles Joseph Scarborough is an American cable news host and former congressman from Florida. He is the co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC with Mika Brzezinski, his wife, he hosted Scarborough Country on the same network. Scarborough was a lawyer and a politician and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001 as a Republican for the 1st district of Florida. Scarborough was a visiting fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, he was named in the 2011 Time 100 as one of the most influential people in the world. Charles Joseph Scarborough was born in Atlanta, the son of Mary Joanna and George Francis Scarborough, a businessman. Scarborough graduated from Pensacola Catholic High School in Florida, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama in 1985 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1990. During this time he wrote music and produced CDs with his band, Dixon Mills, including the album "Calling on Robert E. Lee", he coached football and taught high school.
Scarborough was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1991, practiced law in Pensacola. Scarborough's most high-profile case was representing Michael F. Griffin, the killer of doctor David Gunn, in 1993, he made several court appearances representing Griffin, before removing himself from the case saying: "There was no way in hell I could sit in at a civil trial, let alone a capital trial," referring to the prospect of prosecutors seeking the death penalty against Griffin. Scarborough assisted Griffin in choosing other counsel from the many who offered their services and helped shield the family from the media exposure, pro bono. Scarborough's political profile was raised when he assisted with a petition drive, in late 1993, opposing a proposed 65 percent increase in the City of Pensacola's property taxes. In 1994 Scarborough won the Republican Party primary for Florida's 1st congressional district; the seat had come open when eight-term Democratic incumbent Earl Dewitt Hutto announced his retirement.
In the general election Scarborough defeated the Democratic candidate, Pensacola attorney Vince "Vinnie" Whibbs Jr. with 61 percent of the vote, becoming the first Republican to represent this part of Florida since the Reconstruction Era. Whibbs was the son of former Pensacola mayor Vince Whibbs; the district had not supported a Democratic candidate for U. S. president since 1960. However, Democratic candidates had continued to hold most local offices well into the 1990s. Scarborough's win coincided with a massive Republican wave that swept through the Florida Panhandle, as well as the entire United States. Republicans swept nearly all of the region's seats in the state legislature and have held them since. Proving just how Republican this district was, Scarborough was reelected with 72 percent of the vote in 1996. In 1998 and 2000, he faced only write-in candidates as opposition. During his congressional career, he received a 95 percent lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union, he signed the Contract with America.
Scarborough served on the Armed Services, Government Reform, Education committees. In 1998 he was named chairman of the Civil Service Committee. Scarborough was one of a group of about 40 freshmen Republican legislators who dubbed themselves the "New Federalists" after The Federalist Papers. Scarborough was elected political director of the incoming legislators; the New Federalists called for sweeping cuts in the U. S. government, including plans to "privatize, consolidate, eliminate" the Departments of Commerce, Education and Housing and Urban Development. Gingrich tapped Scarborough to head a Republican task force on education, Scarborough declared, "Our goal is to get as much money and authority out of Washington and get as much money and authority into the classroom as possible." Rep. John Kasich chairman of the House Budget Committee, adopted Scarborough's language eliminating the federal Department of Education in the 1996 House Budget Resolution; the budget passed the House by a vote of 238–193.
Scarborough supported a number of anti-abortion positions while in Congress, including the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, that made it a crime to harm a fetus during the commission of other crimes. Scarborough sponsored a bill to force the U. S. to withdraw from the United Nations after a four-year transition and voted to make the Corporation for Public Broadcasting self-sufficient by eliminating federal funding. He voted for the "Medicare Preservation act of 1995," which cut the projected growth of Medicare by $270 billion over ten years, against the "Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996," which raised the minimum wage to $5.15. Scarborough had a conservative voting record on economic and foreign policy issues but was seen as moderate on environmental issues and human rights causes, including supporting the closure of the School of the Americas and defending accused terrorist Lori Berenson. While in Congress, Scarborough received a number of awards, including the "Friend of the Taxpayer Award" from Americans for Tax Reform.
Scarborough was one of the 228 members of the House who voted to impeach Bill Clinton in December 1998. 104th Congress – Committee on Government Reform and Oversight – Committee on National Security (formerly Committee on A