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Sanders Is Disappointed About The "Nuclear Option"

Following the Senate GOP's decision to change the number of votes required to confirm Supreme Court nominees, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders expressed disappointment in the new rule. In a statement about...
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot

Senators Are Speaking Out On The Senate Rule Change

Senators are speaking out against the forced Senate rule change that will allow Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed to the Supreme Court by a simple majority vote rather than the traditional 60 vote requirem...
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot

The Women's March Won An Award

Did you participate in the women's marches on Jan. 21? If so, you know you weren't alone. Over 2 million people are estimated to have marched in the United States alone. So, congratulations — because ...
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot

Maxine Waters Spoke Out On Trump And Bill O'Reilly

During an interview with the New York Times yesterday, President Donald Trump voiced support for conservative talk show host Bill O'Reilly. Trump's comments came following a Times investigation that f...
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What Trump Said About O'Reilly Caused An Uproar

Less than a week after declaring April Sexual Assault Awareness Month, President Donald Trump spoke out in support of conservative talk show host Bill O'Reilly. The comments appeared in a New York Tim...
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Trump's Old Syria Tweets Are Telling

A tragic chemical attack in Syria on April 4 is being called the worst of its kind the troubled nation has seen in years. Several world leaders have spoken out to condemn the attack, including Preside...
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Donald Trump Calls Bill O'Reilly "A Good Person"

During an interview with the New York Times on April 5, President Donald Trump spoke out on Bill O'Reilly, saying, "He is a good person." Recent reports reveal the conservative talk show host has been...
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23 Biting Responses To Ivanka Trump's Interview

Ivanka Trump has done scores of media interviews over the course of her life in the public eye. But her latest interview with CBS's Gayle King was a bit different, marking her first time being intervi...
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Melania Trump's Official First Lady Portrait Is Here

On April 3, the White House released Melania Trump's official First Lady portrait. And as soon as it appeared online,people all over the world took to social media to express their feelings about it. ...
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The Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Neil Gorsuch

Via an 11-9 vote on Monday, Neil Gorsuch was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Thanks to this vote, the final vote on Gorsuch's nomination will come later this week, when the full Senate wei...
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This Is What's Going On With Susan Rice

Bloomberg reports that last month, White House lawyers became aware that a top national security official requested to know the identities of Trump transition individuals. The news is causing an uproa...
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13 St. Petersburg Tributes To Share On Social Media

A devastating explosion at a St. Petersburg Russia metro station on Monday has left the country reeling. At least 10 people have been reported killed and 50 more injured after after a blast on a train...
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7 Reasons HB142 Is Completely Off Base

It's official: North Carolina's contentious "bathroom bill," HB2, has been repealed as a result of the passage of HB142. But while the bill that nullified local LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinances is h...
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9 Phrases Like "Climate Change" The White House Doesn't Want You To Use

It sounds like the energy inside the White House has been tense ever since Donald Trump took office. And part of that tension, no doubt, has to do with the fact that the president of the United States...
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Trump Is Trying to Cut LGBTQ Americans From The Census

The U.S. Census Bureau has released its proposal for the 2020 count. And disappointingly, a section to count LGBTQ Americans is not included. LGBTQ advocates and activists were pushing for what would ...
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The PP Sting Video Culprits Are Finally Being Charged

Despite all the important work that it does, Planned Parenthood has no shortage of opponents in the U.S. And while some Americans only express that opposition within the voting booth, others take thei...
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Obama's Memoir Won't Be Available For A While

Barack and Michelle Obama made history last month when the price for the rights to their memoirs shot past $60 million. And now, the Washington Post reports that America's first black president has re...
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Muslim Women Stood Against Terrorism In London

Last week the world was rocked by news that several people were injured, some fatally, in a terrorist attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London. So far, four victims have been confirmed killed...
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At Least Eight Trans Women Have Been Killed So Far This Year

Last year was the deadliest on record for transgender people in the United States; GLAAD says that 24 transgender people were reported murdered in 2016, with most of those victims being women of color...
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot

7 Ways To Celebrate Muslim Women's Day Today

Thanks to the efforts of MuslimGirl.com and its media partners, people all over the world are celebrating Muslim Women's Day on March 27. That said, seeing as this is the first Muslim Women's Day ever...
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Facts To Keep In Mind On Homeless Memorial Day

Every year since 1990, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year has been marked as National Homeless Persons Memorial Day. This year, that day is Dec. 21. Sponsored by the National Co...
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How To Pay Adoption Fees For Pets This Christmas

Some good Samaritans are looking to ease the suffering of shelter pets this holiday season, and inspiring others in the process. As reported by KPTV Fox 12 in Oregon, an anonymous donor gave $780 to N...
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7 Shocking Quotes From Donald Trump's Doctor

Donald Trump's personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, was launched into public eye (and became prime internet meme fodder) last year when he proclaimed, to much ridicule, that Trump would be "healt...
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13 Tweets On Bill O'Reilly's 'Talking Points Memo'

Bill O'Reilly dedicated the Dec. 21 Talking Points Memo segment of his popular Fox News show The O'Reilly Factor to the issue of abolishing the Electoral College, leaving many accusing him of spouting...
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Adam Saleh Is The Man Kicked Off The Delta Flight

The news of Adam Saleh's removal from a Delta Airlines flight this morning spread fast after he posted a video of the incident to Twitter. Saleh alleged that the airline's employees kicked him off the...
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The Berlin Crash Is Reminiscent Of France

Fears of terrorist intent appeared almost immediately surrounding reports that a truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin late Monday. News on what happened is only beginning to come in,...
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Photos Of The Electoral College Protests Today

On Monday, 538 electoral college members are meeting to make the 2016 presidential election results official, but protests are taking place across the country in the hopes of denying Donald Trump the ...
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Electors Have Been Sending Citizens Responses

In the weeks since election day, multitudes of Americans have been emailing GOP electoral college members encouraging them to flip their votes from president-elect Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton. And...
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Trump Is Using Flattery To Win Over Tech Companies

At a meeting on Wednesday with tech industry leaders, President-elect Donald Trump laid the flattery on extra thick, and it's understandable why his critics are speculating there could be a calculated...
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Normalizing Trump Is As Dangerous As You Think

Since Donald Trump began his election campaign, it's been no secret that his reputation among women and minorities isn't positive for a number of justifiable reasons. Now that he is set to be the 45th...
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9 'Esteemed Electors' Tweets That Are Anti-Trump

With the days winding down until the Electoral College casts its votes on Dec 19, many Americans are becoming increasingly desperate to appeal to the hearts and minds of potential faithless electors. ...
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot

All The Ways To Say "Thank You, Obama"

Barack Obama has spent the last eight years as president and commander-in-chief of the United States, but this next month will be his last. Inauguration Day on Jan. 20 will mark the exit of America's ...
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot

Carly Fiorina Isn't The Leader Feminism Needs

Businessperson turned professional politician Carly Fiorina could become the Director of National Intelligence under Donald Trump's administration. The New York Times reported that the two met on Mond...
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You Can Help The Homeless During These Cold Months

Though national rates of homelessness have been reportedly decreasing in recent years, roughly 550,000 people across the country are still sleeping in shelters, tents, cars, or outside on the ground e...
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot

The Mohawk Tribe's Historic Victory

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe scored a major victory this autumn in having the Hogansburg Dam decommissioned and removed in Hogansburg, New York. Built in 1929, the dam was never a huge power producer, a...
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot

The Heartbeat Bill Could Affect Abortion Clinics

An Ohio bill banning abortions after six weeks is on its way to John Kasich's desk. There, the professed anti-abortion governor will decide whether or not to sign it into law. And if he does, the bill...
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot

How To Protest The Heartbeat Bill

Reproductive rights in Ohio were dealt a heavy blow by the passage of a statewide abortion restriction on Tuesday. A last-minute add-on to House Bill 493, or the "heartbeat bill," bans abortions once ...
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot

Bernie Sanders Doesn't Like Trump's EPA Nominee

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA, and Bernie Sanders is making it clear that he is against that choice. The former Democratic presidenti...
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Jokes & Memes About Trump's 'TIME' Announcement

Donald Trump is TIME magazine's 2016 "Person of the Year," and though its announcement came this morning, people are already joking (and making memes) about the news. TIME's choice for "Person of the ...
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All The Times Trump Dissed 'TIME' Magazine

Donald Trump is TIME's newest "Person of the Year," officially making 2016 the year the president-elect's face was indeed everywhere. But in the past, he has not been shy about being critical of the m...
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot