Fake News, Credibility, and Press Gaggles: Is Trump’s War on the Media Character Assassination?

“It’s kind of unexpected that the president of a democracy would use that term to describe the media, which is kind of an essential part of holding leaders accountable.” Said POLITICO’s Daniel Lippman, who referred to his organization being excluded from a recent White House press gaggle as a “badge of honor.”

Meal tax will appear on Fairfax ballots

Voters living in Fairfax County will have several choices to make on their ballots when they vote Nov. 8. Aside from voting for candidates in the presidential, state and local elections, voters will also be asked to decide on two proposed amendments to the state constitution and a meals tax referendum.

Peace Corps sexual assault scandal continues

On Nov. 30, CBS News broke an exclusive story, alleging that Peace Corps placed the blame for sexual assault against volunteers on the victims and punished them for reporting it. CBS obtained exclusive access to a Peace Corps survey that found that of the roughly seven thousand volunteers in over 65 countries all over the world, nearly one in five had been sexually assaulted, and only half of these had reported the crime.