- The Washington Times - Friday, July 26, 2013

Americans were introduced to Anthony Weiner’s alter ego, “Carlos Danger,” and the Lincoln Memorial was vandalized with green paint.

On the international stage, Pope Francis hit the slums Rio de Janeiro to bring attention to the world’s less fortunate.

Here’s a recap, or wrap, of the week that was from The Washington Times.

PHOTOS: The Wrap for 7/27

Sex, money and lies: ‘Culture of Corruption’ boomerangs on Democrats as scandals blossom nationwide

The Democratic Party is battling scandals from New York to San Diego and from city hall to Capitol Hill, as the party finds itself on the defensive over embarrassing lapses ranging from sexual misconduct to multiple scandals ensnaring the Obama administration.

Zimmerman emerges to help rescue family of four from crash: police

Less than a week after he was acquitted in the murder of teen Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman emerged from hiding to help rescue a family of four who was trapped in an overturned vehicle, police said.

Then-Sen. Obama co-sponsored ‘stand your ground’ law in 2004 in Illinois

President Obama may currently be calling on the states to review their respective “stand your ground” gun laws, but he wasn’t always so opposed to the right-to-carry rule.

In 2004, while a senator in Illinois, he co-sponsored legislation that allowed for the same rights.

Records of snooping into Christine O’Donnell tax records disappear

Delaware state officials have told Congress that they likely destroyed the computer records that would show when and how often they accessed Christine O’Donnell’s personal tax records and acknowledged that a newspaper article was used as the sole justification for snooping into the former GOP Senate candidate’s tax history.

The revelations to Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office came Tuesday as the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration, the government’s chief watchdog for the Internal Revenue Service, formally reopened its investigation into the matter by re-interviewing Ms. O’Donnell.

Arizona nursing student suspended as ‘bigot’ for requesting class in English

A nursing student attending Pima Community College in Arizona was suspended from class and subjected to accusations of bigotry when she asked that the course she paid for be conducted in English.

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