Qatar-Funded Brookings Institution Scraps Annual Doha Energy Conference

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The Brookings Institution will not hold its annual Doha energy conference this year amid reports that Qatar and other petroleum-rich countries are cutting spending due to the global oil market collapse.

Brookings, a Washington-based think tank that received nearly $4 million from the Qatar government in 2015, according to disclosure reports, declined to give a reason for why the conference is not being held this year.

Clock Genius to Flee Country After Meeting Obama

Ahmed “Clockmed the Science Genius” Mohamed and his family have decided to flee the country after a brief conversation with President Obama at the White House on Tuesday. Mohamed, who rose to national prominence after taking apart an old clock and putting the parts inside a miniature brief case and being briefly detained by authorities, was in Washington, D.C., to attend “Astronomy Night” at the White House at the invitation of the president.

Clinton Foundation Donors Are Having a Bad Week

It’s been a bad week for donors to the Clinton Foundation, the so-called charitable organization run by members of the Clinton political dynasty. Clinton Foundation donors who are currently dealing with adversity include: