2016 election

This Is The Victory Speech That Hillary Clinton Prepared To Give On Nov. 9, 2016

No one dreams of someday becoming the runner-up in a presidential election. There is no bigger political contest, and thus no greater political defeat. The struggles to move on suffered by past second-placing POTUS candidates are notoriously gut-wren…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Trump "Reviewed" Hillary Clinton's New Book & She Was Not Here For It

You may have thought that the 2016 election ended on Nov. 8, 2016, or even that the year 2016 ended on Dec. 31. But that would be wrong. The 2016 election distorted all time and it will never be over. There are still people staunchly insisting that B…
By Jon Hecht

Here's How Many Americans Saw Russian Propaganda Ads On Facebook During The Election

The extent of Russian interference in the 2016 election will be debated for years, probably decades. Though election campaigns have been innovative in the social media campaign sphere in past years, the impact of these platforms — specifically Facebo…
By Jessicah Lahitou

‘AHS: Cult’ May Be Too Trump-Focused For The President To Resist

Season 7 of the anthology series, titled American Horror Story: Cult, premieres Sept. 5 and has been influenced by the results of the 2016 Presidential election. The newest trailer and a sneak peek at the opening credits show that not only did Donald…
By Alaina Urquhart-White

The Justice Department Says Obama "Wiretapping" Didn't Happen

It's been nearly six months, but we now have official confirmation that one of the most outlandish claims that President Trump has made since taking office, that President Obama had tapped his phone lines during the 2016 presidential election, was fa…
By Jon Hecht

Trump Finally Approves Sanctions To Punish Russia For Meddling In U.S. Elections

Deciding not to cross a Congress united on this front, President Trump signed the Russia sanctions bill Wednesday morning. The law not only adds new sanctions, but also makes it harder for the president to remove them — a sign that Congressional lead…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This Is The Email Trump Jr. Received About Dirt On Hillary Clinton

Shortly after Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya's interview with NBC News aired on Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. released a statement along with screenshots of emails between himself and Rob Goldstone setting up his meeting with Veselnitskaya. The ema…
By Natasha Guzmán

Here's What Putin Said He Told Trump About Russian Election Interference

Friday saw the first meeting between President Trump and President Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, and the two world leaders came out of it with conflicting outcomes from their discussion. In a press conference on Saturday, Putin made th…
By Jon Hecht

Democrats Want Trump To Confront Putin About The 2016 Election

On the eve of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a handful of Senate Democrats have urged Donald Trump to confront Putin about allegations of election meddling. Led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, five Democrats asked Trump i…
By Morgan Brinlee

James Comey Is Using The FBI’s Ugly Past To Make Things Right

On Thursday, former FBI director James Comey testified before Congress that the president pressured him to end an investigation into one of his cabinet members and top campaign surrogates, Michael Flynn. He flatly called the president's statements "…
By Jon Hecht

How Bad Was James Comey's Testimony For Trump? Legal Experts Weigh In

In testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey reaffirmed what had been reported for weeks — that he believes the president of the United States allegedly leaned on him to minimize an inv…
By Jon Hecht

Hillary Clinton Isn't Tired Of Trolling Trump

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton spoke at the Women For Women International luncheon. According to the press release for the event, the theme of the interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour was "women, peace, and security." Of course, though, it turned to…
By Jon Hecht

Samantha Bee Has A Very Special Guest On 'Not The WHCD'

Samantha Bee's TBS special Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner hasn't even aired on Saturday night and it's already getting people talking. This is Samantha Bee, after all, and reporters are letting people in on what happened during the taping…
By Taylor Ferber

Trump Supporters Share Why They're Eternally Optimistic, Despite 100 Days Of Setbacks

Despite the most high-minded of predictions he would lose, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. He defied naysayers and statisticians in no small part because of the power of a motivated and avid fanbase that stuck with him and fought for…
By Jon Hecht

Hillary Clinton's New Book Will Tackle Misogyny In 2016 Election

In a Thursday interview with Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, Hillary Clinton revealed that her new book explores misogyny's role in the 2016 election. Speaking with Kristof at The Women in the World summit, the former Secretary of State addre…
By Kristian Wilson

13 University Of Florida Republicans On Trump

These days, it’s nearly impossible to find someone who doesn’t have strong opinions about American politics. Say what you will about President Donald Trump, but the polarizing nature of his policies and rhetoric have created a body of citizens who ar…
By Sophie Smadbeck

Donald Trump Is The Reason I Got Married

My partner and I got engaged in November 2015. All I can remember from that night is that we were outside; it was raining, pitch black, and we could hear howling coyotes in the distance. The moment itself was cold and unceremonious; we had no concret…
By Kathleen M.L. West

Discrimination Can Be Deadly For LGBTQ People

For many of us, keeping up with the Trump administration has been distressing, to say the least. With the constant flurry of shocking announcements, proposals and alternative facts, it’s easy to forget that some Republicans are eager to get the new T…
By laurenne sala

9 Actions Congress' Class Of 2017 Women Have Taken

On Tuesday's Fox & Friends, Donald Trump gave his presidency an A for achievement. However, the record of his first 40 days in office suggests otherwise. Trump's executive order travel ban on immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countri…
By Alexandra Spychalsky

Stream That Doc That's Already Defined 2017

The year has just begun, so 2017 still has a lot left in store. It doesn't take a a prognosticator to know that one particular event that occurred during the previous year will have reverberations across the current one. Donald Trump was elected pres…
By Sage Young