Ayman Mohyeldin is an Egyptian-American journalist based in Los Angeles for NBC News. He previously worked for Al Jazeera and CNN, more recently, Ayman has covered the 2008–09 Gaza War as well as the Arab Spring. Mohyeldin was born in Cairo, Egypt, to an Egyptian father, Medhat Mohyeldin, and his father is a certified public accountant in Marietta, Georgia. Mohyeldin has a brother, who is a resident neurosurgeon at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and former professional soccer star for the Atlanta Silverbacks. Mohyeldin lived in Egypt until the age of 5 when his parents emigrated to the U. S and he attended North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia. Mohyeldin received his education at American University in Washington D. C. earning a BA in International Relations with a focus on the European Union. He received an MA in International Politics with a focus on Peace and his graduate thesis was entitled, The News Media Paradigm in the War on Terrorism, and, in 2002, it was accepted by the International Association of Media Researchers Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
He lived in Iraq from 2003–2005 as a news producer with CNN. Mohyeldin began his career in working at NBC, as a desk assistant for the Washington D. C. bureau. Mohyeldin first major assignments happened shortly after 9/11, in an interview with PRWeek, Ayman describes the opportunities that arose in the aftermath of 9/11, There was a real shortage of people with language skills or expertise in the Middle East. Just because of my language skills and the timing, so to speak, I was thrown into a mix of things that normally desk assistants at my level would not have gotten. I started working on some big pieces that had to do with investigating 9/11, I was doing translation mostly, but I was developing themes or threads to stories that either had some Middle East connection to them or some type of Arabic language skills required. So it was an experience at a really young age. He has covered the Sharm al-Sheikh resort bombing and the Jordan Hotel bombings, mohyeldins work in the CNN documentary Iraq, progress report about the daily struggles of Iraqis during the war was nominated for an Emmy Award.
He served as a producer for the NBC News Special that received Emmy nominations for Ship at War, Inside the Carrier Stennis. Mohyeldin has covered the annual Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and was involved in the production of CNN specials Islam, The Struggle Within and Hajj, in 2008–2009, Mohyeldin covered the Israeli attack on Gaza. The coverage of his reporting, along with Sherine Tadros has been released in the documentary The War Around Us, in 2011 Mohyeldin left Al Jazeera English and returned to NBC where he extensively covered the second Arab Uprising in Egypt in 2013. He covered the unrest in Ukraine, and most recently the unrest in Iraq, Mohyeldin covered the 2011 Egyptian Revolution for Al Jazeera English
Detroit is the most populous city in the U. S. state of Michigan, the fourth-largest city in the Midwest and the largest city on the United States–Canada border. It is the seat of Wayne County, the most populous county in the state, the municipality of Detroit had a 2015 estimated population of 677,116, making it the 21st-most populous city in the United States. Roughly one-half of Michigans population lives in Metro Detroit alone, the Detroit–Windsor area, a commercial link straddling the Canada–U. S. Border, has a population of about 5.7 million. Detroit is a port on the Detroit River, a strait that connects the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most important hubs in the United States, the City of Detroit anchors the second-largest economic region in the Midwest, behind Chicago, and the thirteenth-largest in the United States. Detroit and its neighboring Canadian city Windsor are connected through a tunnel and various bridges, Detroit was founded on July 24,1701 by the French explorer and adventurer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and a party of settlers.
During the 19th century, it became an important industrial hub at the center of the Great Lakes region, with expansion of the American automobile industry in the early 20th century, the Detroit area emerged as a significant metropolitan region within the United States. The city became the fourth-largest in the country for a period, in the 1950s and 1960s, suburban expansion continued with construction of a regional freeway system. A great portion of Detroits public transport was abandoned in favour of becoming a city in the post-war period. Due to industrial restructuring and loss of jobs in the auto industry, between 2000 and 2010 the citys population fell by 25 percent, changing its ranking from the nations 10th-largest city to 18th. In 2010, the city had a population of 713,777 and this resulted from suburbanization, industrial restructuring and the decline of Detroits auto industry. In 2013, the state of Michigan declared an emergency for the city. Detroit has experienced urban decay as its population and jobs have shifted to its suburbs or elsewhere, conservation efforts managed to save many architectural pieces since the 2000s and allowed several large-scale revitalisations.
More recently, the population of Downtown Detroit, Midtown Detroit, paleo-Indian people inhabited areas near Detroit as early as 11,000 years ago. In the 17th century, the region was inhabited by Huron, Potawatomi, for the next hundred years, virtually no British, colonist, or French action was contemplated without consultation with, or consideration of the Iroquois likely response. When the French and Indian War evicted the Kingdom of France from Canada, the 1798 raids and resultant 1799 decisive Sullivan Expedition reopened the Ohio Country to westward emigration, which began almost immediately, and by 1800 white settlers were pouring westwards. By 1773, the population of Detroit was 1,400, by 1778, its population was up to 2,144 and it was the third-largest city in the Province of Quebec
School of Foreign Service
The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is a school of international affairs within Georgetown University in Washington, D. C. Founded in 1919, SFS predates the U. S, despite its reputation for producing top diplomats, SFS is not exclusively a diplomatic academy and its graduates go on to have careers in a diverse set of private and government sectors. The schools most notable alumni include U. S. President Bill Clinton, CIA Director George Tenet, King Felipe VI of Spain, the School of Foreign Service was established in 1919 by a Jesuit priest Edmund A. Walsh. The main purpose of the founding was to prepare Americans for various international professions in the wake of expanding U. S. involvement in world affairs after World War I. Today, SFS hosts a student body of approximately 2,100 from 80 nations each year and it offers an undergraduate program based in the liberal arts, which leads to the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree, as well as eight interdisciplinary graduate programs.
The school has evolved from its emphasis on diplomacy and law to become a center for research. Faculty are today drawn from such as political science, history and cultural studies, as well as from business. The school has about 1,500 undergraduates seeking a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree, the undergraduate program is intended to provide a liberal arts education with a focus in international affairs. The STIA program was the first of its kind and Georgia Tech, among others, now have STIA programs as well. Graduates go on to careers in the public, alumni include current, and recent heads of state. The current dean of the school is Joel Hellman. S, to graduate, students must attain proficiency in at least one modern foreign language, demonstrated through successful completion of a specially-designed oral exam. However, the International Development certificate program, by far the most popular students, has suffered budget cuts in recent years that threaten the future existence of the program.
The Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA is an executive MBA program is offered in partnership with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, from September 1,2010 Uribe will give seminars and other programmatic activities to students of the universitys Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. While a University-wide endeavor in general, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and it is partnered with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, which seeks to improve graduate education in international affairs. The school has published the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs semi-annually since 2000, each issue includes a Forum, containing in-depth analysis of particular issues, and nine regular sections. SFS is home to International Migration, managed by the Institute for the Study of Migration, the School of Foreign Service used to publish the National Security Studies Quarterly, but publication has ceased. In addition to general topics, the journals special focus was military technical issues.
In 2012, Foreign Policy ranked Georgetowns masters programs first in the world, the School of Foreign Service main campus is located in northwest Washington, D. C
During his term as governor he was the chairman of Amtrak, the nations passenger rail service. He served as the U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2001–05, Thompson was a candidate for the U. S. Presidential election in 2008, though he withdrew from the race before the primaries, Thompson was born in Elroy, Wisconsin. His mother, was a teacher, and his father, Allan Thompson and ran a gas station and his brother, the late Ed Thompson, was a mayor of Tomah and was the Libertarian Party nominee for Governor of Wisconsin in 2002. Thompson earned his bachelor and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1963 and 1966, while in law school, Thompson was elected chairman of the Madison Young Republicans. Thompson held a student deferment from service during the Vietnam War until he completed law school in June 1966. The following year,1966, Thompson enlisted in the National Guard, after completing six years in the National Guard, Thompson served in the Army Reserves for another four years.
Immediately after completing law school in 1966, Thompson ran for the Wisconsin State Assembly, in the Republican primary, he defeated incumbent Assemblyman Louis Romell by 635 votes, after Romell had underestimated the challenge Thompson represented. In 1973, Thompson became the Assemblys assistant minority leader and, in 1981, Thompson aggressively used parliamentary procedure to block bills favored by the Democratic majority and stop legislative progress, earning him the nickname Dr. As a state legislator, Thompson was involved in the years of the American Legislative Exchange Council. Speaking at a 2002 ALEC meeting, Thompson stated, I always loved going to meetings because I always found new ideas, Id take them back to Wisconsin, disguise them a little bit, and declare, Thats mine. ALEC awarded Thompson its Thomas Jefferson Award in 1991, while Thompson was Assistant Minority Leader in the Assembly, incumbent Republican U. S. Congressman William Steiger of Wisconsins 6th congressional district died at the age of 40 from a heart attack, Thompson was one of seven Republican candidates who ran to replace Steiger in the special election in 1979.
Tom Petri won the primary and general elections and represented the 6th district until his retirement in January 2015, Thompson served as the 42nd Governor of Wisconsin, having been elected to an unprecedented four terms. As of April 2013, Thompson has the tenth longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U. S. history at 5,142 days,1986 Thompson decided to run for Governor of Wisconsin in 1986 against incumbent Democrat Anthony Earl. He ran and won the Republican primary with 52% of the vote in a five candidate field,1990 Thompson won election to a second term defeating Democrat Thomas Loftus, the Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, 58%–42%. 1994 Thompson won election to a third term defeating Democrat State Senator Chuck Chvala 67%–31% and he won every county in the state except Menominee County. 1998 Thompson won election to a fourth term defeating Democrat Ed Garvey, Thompson is best known nationally for pushing his state to overhaul its welfare system
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, businessman, author, activist and former professional bodybuilder. He served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011, Schwarzenegger began weight training at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times, Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in bodybuilding and has written many books and articles on the sport. He is widely considered to be among the greatest bodybuilders of all time as well as bodybuildings biggest icon, Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon. His breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian in 1982, in 1984, Schwarzenegger appeared in James Camerons science-fiction thriller film The Terminator, which was a massive critical and box-office success. Schwarzenegger subsequently reprised the Terminator character in the installments in 1991,2003. He appeared in a number of films, such as Commando, The Running Man, Twins, Total Recall, Kindergarten Cop.
In 2015, it was announced Schwarzenegger would replace Donald Trump as the host of The Celebrity Apprentice and he was nicknamed the Austrian Oak in his bodybuilding days, Arnie during his acting career, and The Governator during his political career. As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7,2003, Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, to serve the remainder of Daviss term. Schwarzenegger was sworn in for his term on January 5,2007. In 2011, Schwarzenegger completed his term as governor. Schwarzenegger was born in Thal and christened Arnold Alois and his parents were Gustav Schwarzenegger and Aurelia Schwarzenegger. He married Aurelia on October 20,1945, he was 38, according to Schwarzenegger, both of his parents were very strict, Back in Austria it was a very different world. If we did something bad or we disobeyed our parents, the rod was not spared, Schwarzenegger grew up in a Roman Catholic family who attended Mass every Sunday. Gustav had a preference for his son, over Arnold.
His favoritism was strong and blatant, which stemmed from unfounded suspicion that Arnold was not his biological child, Schwarzenegger has said his father had no patience for listening or understanding your problems. He had a relationship with his mother and kept in touch with her until her death. Gustavs background received wide press attention during the 2003 California recall campaign, at school, Schwarzenegger was reportedly academically average, but stood out for his cheerful, good-humored, and exuberant character
Hollingsworth v. Perry
Hollingsworth v. Perry refers to a series of United States federal court cases that legalized same-sex marriage in the State of California. The case began in 2009 in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California and this decision overturned ballot initiative Proposition 8, which had banned same-sex marriage. After the State of California refused to defend Proposition 8, the sponsors of Proposition 8 intervened and appealed to the Supreme Court. The case was litigated during the governorships of both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown, and was known as Perry v. Schwarzenegger and Perry v. Brown. It eventually reached the United States Supreme Court as Hollingsworth v, the salient effect of the ruling was that same-sex marriage in California resumed under the district court trial decision from 2010. The case was docketed with the Supreme Court at 570 U. S. ___, in May 2008, the California Supreme Court held in the case In re Marriage Cases that state statutes limiting marriage to opposite-sex applicants violated the California Constitution.
The following month, same-sex couples were able to marry in California, in November 2008, Californias electorate adopted Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that restored the opposite-sex limitation on marriage. Following the adoption of Proposition 8, several lawsuits were filed that challenged the validity of the amendment under various state constitutional provisions. On May 26,2009, the California Supreme Court held, in Strauss v. Horton, that Proposition 8 was a lawful enactment, the couples legal team was led by David Boies and former U. S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson, who had opposed each other in Bush v. Gore. They were listed on the 2010 Time 100 for their nonpartisan, Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union opposed the filing because they felt a federal challenge at this time might do more harm than good. Olson and AFER rebuffed this argument and defended the timing of the lawsuit, following a pre-trial hearing on July 2,2009, the three legal groups moved to intervene in the lawsuit, as did the City of San Francisco in a separate filing.
The plaintiffs opposed allowing the groups or the City to intervene, on August 19, Judge Walker denied the legal groups motions to intervene but granted the Citys, albeit in a limited capacity. In May 2009, the Alameda County Clerk-Registrar, Patrick OConnell, denied Kristin Perry, for the same reason, Dean Logan, the Los Angeles County Clerk, denied Paul Katami and Jeffrey Zarrillo a marriage license. The couples sued the two county clerks and several officials, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Attorney General Jerry Brown. Several groups sought to intervene as plaintiffs, including the groups who had prosecuted the In re Marriage Cases, San Francisco filed a motion to intervene in the case. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said that his office is singularly well-prepared to help put anti-gay discrimination on trial based on the facts, Walker permitted only San Francisco to intervene, as it could speak to the impact of Proposition 8 on local governments. He ordered the general to assist San Francisco in analyzing Proposition 8s impact
Charles Joseph Joe Scarborough is an American cable news and talk radio host. He is currently the co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC, Scarborough was previously a lawyer and a politician, and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001 as a Republican from the 1st district of Florida. 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, he has two siblings. Scarborough graduated from Pensacola Catholic High School in Pensacola, Florida and he earned a B. A. from the University of Alabama in 1985 and a J. D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 1990. During this time he wrote music and produced CDs with his band, Dixon Mills, Scarborough was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991, and practiced law in Pensacola. Scarboroughs most high-profile case was briefly representing anti-abortionist Michael F. 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.
Scarboroughs political profile was raised when he assisted with a petition drive, in late 1993. In 1994, Scarborough won the Republican Party primary for Floridas 1st congressional district, the seat had come open when eight-term Democratic incumbent Earl Hutto announced his retirement. 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, Scarboroughs win, coincided with a massive Republican wave that swept through the Florida Panhandle. Republicans swept nearly all of the seats in the state legislature. Scarborough was reelected with 72 percent of the vote in 1996, in 1998 and 2000, he was opposed by only a write-in candidate. He received a 95 percent lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union and he signed the Contract with America. Scarborough served on the Armed Services, Government Reform, 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. Rep. John Kasich, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, the budget passed the House by a vote of 238–193. Scarborough supported a number of pro-life positions while in Congress, including the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, heard about Lori Berenson on an NPR broadcast. He went to Peru and spent a day at her second trial and he watched the prosecutors and the judges working together, heard the evidence and decided that she had done nothing that would have convicted her in a U. S. court
John Ellis Jeb Bush Sr. is an American businessman and politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. Bush, who grew up in Houston, is the son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush. He graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover and attended the University of Texas, in 1980, he moved to Florida and pursued a career in real estate development, and in 1986 became Floridas Secretary of Commerce until 1988. At that time, he joined his fathers campaign for the Presidency. In 1994, Bush made his first run for office, losing the election for governor by less than two points to the incumbent, Lawton Chiles. Bush ran again in 1998 and defeated Lieutenant Governor Buddy MacKay with 55 percent of the vote and he ran for reelection in 2002, defeating Bill McBride and winning with 56 percent, to become Floridas first two-term Republican governor. Bush announced his candidacy on June 15,2015. He suspended his campaign on February 20,2016, shortly after the South Carolina primary, Bush made headlines by joining a group of Republicans who opposed the GOP nominee for President, Donald Trump.
Jeb Bush was born on February 11,1953 in Midland, when he was six years old, the family relocated to the Tanglewood neighborhood of Houston, Texas. The nickname Jeb is composed of his initials J. E. B and he grew up with two younger brothers and Marvin, one younger sister and one older brother, who is seven years older. Jeb Bush initially attended Grady Elementary School in Houston, Bush completed ninth grade in Houston, but was advised to repeat it at Andover, and was nearly expelled due to poor grades. Bush recreationally used marijuana and cigarettes during his school years, although he made the honor roll by the end of his senior year. While in Mexico, he met his wife, Columba Garnica Gallo. Bush, who had largely avoided criticizing or supporting the Vietnam War, registered for the draft after his graduation from high school in 1971. In the fourth and final lottery drawing, on February 2,1972, for men born in 1953 and to be inducted during 1973. But no new orders were issued after 1972, because the U. S. changed to an all-volunteer military beginning in 1973.
Though many in his family had attended Yale University, Bush chose to attend the University of Texas at Austin and he played on the Texas Longhorns varsity tennis team in 1973. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin with a B. A. in Latin American studies and he completed his coursework in two and a half years
Williams is known for his ten years as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network. Six months after Williams joined the program in December 2004, NBC News was awarded the Peabody Award for its coverage of the Hurricane Katrina story. In February 2015, Williams was suspended for six months, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Williams was raised in a boisterous Irish Catholic home. He is the son of Dorothy May and Gordon Lewis Williams and his mother was an amateur stage actress. Williams is the youngest of four siblings and he lived in Elmira, New York for nine years before moving to Middletown, New Jersey, when he was in junior high school. Williams graduated from Mater Dei High School, a Roman Catholic high school in the New Monmouth section of Middletown, while in high school, he was a volunteer firefighter for three years at the Middletown Township Fire Department. Also while in school, he was the Editorial Editor for the school newspaper.
He suffered an accident during a game which left him with a crooked nose. His first job was as a busboy at Perkins Pancake House, after high school Williams attended Brookdale Community College, after which he transferred to The Catholic University of America and The George Washington University. He did not graduate, and instead interned with the administration of President Jimmy Carter and he called leaving college one of his great regrets. Williams first worked in broadcasting in 1981 at KOAM-TV in Pittsburg, the following year he covered news in the Washington, D. C. area at then-independent station WTTG, worked in Philadelphia for WCAU, at that time a CBS Owned-and-Operated station. Beginning in 1987 he broadcast in New York City at WCBS, Williams joined NBC News in 1993, where he anchored the national Weekend Nightly News and was chief White House correspondent. In the summer of 1996 he began serving as anchor and managing editor of The News with Brian Williams, Williams served as primary substitute anchor for Tom Brokaw on The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, and the Weekend anchor of that news broadcast.
Williams became anchor of NBC Nightly News on December 2,2004 and his and NBCs Katrina coverage was widely praised, and Williams in particular was applauded for venting his anger and frustration over the governments failure to act quickly to help the victims. NBC Nightly News earned the George Polk Award and the duPont-Columbia University Award for its Katrina coverage, vanity Fair called Williams work on Katrina Murrow-worthy and reported that during the hurricane he became a nations anchor. The New York Times characterized Williams reporting of the hurricane as a defining moment, in 2007, Time magazine named Williams one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2009, Williams was awarded the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism by Arizona State University, at the announcement of the award, Cronkite said he was one of Williamss ardent admirers and described him as a fastidious newsman who brought credit to the television news reporting profession. Since he began anchoring the Nightly News, Williams has received 12 News & Documentary Emmy Awards
In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U. S. presidential election. He hosts his own talk show, Keepin It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances on Fox News, CNN. In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBCs PoliticsNation, in 2015, the program was shifted to Sunday mornings. Sharptons supporters praise his ability and willingness to defy the power structure that is seen as the cause of their suffering, President Barack Obama said that Sharpton is the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden. A2013 Zogby Analytics poll found that one quarter of African Americans said that Sharpton speaks for them and his critics describe him as a political radical who is to blame, in part, for the deterioration of race relations. Sociologist Orlando Patterson has referred to him as a racial arsonist, while liberal columnist Derrick Z. Jackson has called him the equivalent of Richard Nixon. Sharpton sees much of the criticism as a sign of his effectiveness, in many ways, what they consider criticism is complimenting my job, he said.
An activists job is to make public civil rights issues until there can be a climate for change, Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. was born in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, to Ada and Alfred Charles Sharpton Sr. He preached his first sermon at the age of four and toured with gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, in 1963, Sharptons father left his wife to have a relationship with Sharptons half-sister. Sharpton graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn, in 1972, he accepted the position of youth director for the presidential campaign of African-American Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. Between the years 1973 and 1980 Sharpton served as James Browns tour manager, in 1971 Sharpton founded the National Youth Movement to raise resources for impoverished youth. Bernhard Goetz shot four African-American men on a New York City Subway 2 train in Manhattan on December 22,1984, at his trial Goetz was cleared of all charges except for carrying an unlicensed firearm. Sharpton led several marches protesting what he saw as the prosecution of the case.
Sharpton and other civil rights leaders said Goetzs actions were racist, a federal investigation concluded the shooting was due to an attempted robbery and not race. On December 20,1986, three African-American men were assaulted in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens by a mob of white men. The three men were chased by their attackers onto the Belt Parkway, where one of them, Michael Griffith, was struck, a week later, on December 27, Sharpton led 1,200 demonstrators on a march through the streets of Howard Beach. Residents of the neighborhood, who were white, screamed racial epithets at the protesters. A special prosecutor was appointed by New York Governor Mario Cuomo after the two surviving victims refused to co-operate with the Queens district attorney, Sharptons role in the case helped propel him to national prominence