Emily Shire was born in New York, and due to attachment issues, she has failed to leave. She covers campus protests, feminism, and election politics. Margaritas and Derek Jeter are the two great loves of her life.

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The Truth About Missouri’s Controversial “Birth Control Bill”

It was widely reported two weeks ago that Missouri was in the process of passing a bill that, among other things, would overturn a St. Louis ordinance preventing housing and employment discrimination ...
By Emily Shire

Why Banning 'Wonder Woman' Will Backfire For Lebanon

Last week, hours before a movie that is set to be one of the biggest summer blockbusters was set to premiere, Lebanon banned Wonder Woman from theaters throughout the country. The justification for th...
By Emily Shire

Jared Kushner Eyed In Russia Probe-REPORT

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that Jared Kushner was being investigated in the larger probe over Russia's possible interference in the 2016 election. According to the report, Donald Trump'...
By Emily Shire

Courts Slam Down Trump's Travel Ban. Again.

On Thursday, a federal appeals court refused to reinstate the Trump administration's travel ban, setting the stage for a Supreme Court showdown. The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, V...
By Emily Shire

Ariana Grande Suspends World Tour

Following the attack at her concert in Manchester, England, that left scores of attendees dead and injured Monday night, Ariana Grande suspended her world tour, according to TMZ. Although she was not ...
By Emily Shire

Pray For Manchester Tweets & Tributes

On Monday night, explosions were reported at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. According to police, at least 19 people were killed and around 50 were injured. Quickly following reports ...
By Emily Shire

Updates To The Ariana Grande Concert Explosion In Manchester

According to the latest reports, there were a "number of fatalities" at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night in Manchester, England. NBC Nightly News reported that local police said there were deaths...
By Emily Shire

Trump Asked Comey To Stop The Flynn Investigation

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump asked James Comey to end the FBI's investigation of Michael Flynn in February. According to a memo Comey wrote, the president made the request...
By Emily Shire

Will A Special Prosecutor Investigate Trump? Russia Reportedly Received Some Critical Intel

On Monday, the Washington Post reported that Donald Trump shared "highly classified" intel with Russian diplomats during a meeting last week. According to the report, during the president's Oval Offic...
By Emily Shire

Comey's Firing Was Weird, But Not Unprecedented

On Tuesday, the White House officially announced that the president fired FBI Director James Comey. Even though it has been a rough day for Comey, the news still sent shock waves across the Beltway an...
By Emily Shire

The Reasons Why Trump Fired Comey

Late Tuesday afternoon, news broke that President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced to reporters that Comey had apparently been given the b...
By Emily Shire

Comey's Claims About Huma & Hillary's Emails May Not Have Been True

On Tuesday, multiple sources reported that FBI Director James Comey's claim that top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin had forwarded "hundreds and thousands" of emails to the laptop of her then-husband...
By Emily Shire

Jazz Jennings Explains Why Trans Advocacy Has To Go Beyond Bathrooms

Jazz Jennings hasn't been shy about speaking out against the bathroom bills proliferating throughout different states. Since she earned a national following with her YouTube videos, and later on her T...
By Emily Shire

Merriam-Webster's Editor At Large Talks Trump & NOT Trolling

It is hard to think of a politician — or any political figure — who is easier to troll than Donald Trump. Just a cursory glance at Twitter shows that there is no shortage of snark aimed at the Trump a...
By Emily Shire

How United Got Its Nightmare

Even with Sean Spicer's disastrous Tuesday press conference, which devolved into an unfortunate comparison between Adolph Hitler and Bashar al-Assad and involved the phrase "the Holocaust center," Uni...
By Emily Shire

Photos From The San Bernardino School Shooting

On Monday, it was reported that there was a shooting at an elementary school in San Bernardino, California. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan tweeted, "We believe this to be a murder suicide....
By Emily Shire

What Trump's Syria Strike Means For Refugees

In response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of Syrian civilians earlier this week, the United States launched a missile attack in Syria on Thursday. It was the first time during Syria...
By Emily Shire

Russia Subway Bombing Photos & Videos

On Monday, an explosive device detonated on a train as it traveled between two St. Petersburg metro stations. According to Russian officials, at least ten people have been killed in the St. Petersburg...
By Emily Shire

How Mayim Bialik Is Fighting For Zionists' Place In Feminism

Even in the modern Hollywood landscape, where it's de rigueur for celebrities to also be authors, activists, and lifestyle gurus, Mayim Bialik's offscreen resume stands out from the rest of the red ca...
By Emily Shire

DCReport Is Making Waves Over Trump's Taxes

On Tuesday, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston broke news about President Donald Trump's long-hidden taxes. Appearing on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, Johnston revealed the first t...
By Emily Shire

VOICE Is Trump's Immigrant Crime Program

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time. During his speech, he discussed a number of issues that sound familiar to those who have followed his campa...
By Emily Shire

Kellyanne Conway Gets Her White House Gig

On Thursday morning, Donald Trump's presidential  transition team announced that Kellyanne Conway will serve as counselor to the president. In a press release, the transition team announced that Conwa...
By Emily Shire

Joe Biden Allegedly Has An Exciting New Gig

On Wednesday, Politico reported that Vice President Joe Biden will head to the University of Pennsylvania after he leaves the White House. And although the move has not yet been confirmed by the vice ...
By Emily Shire

Hamilton Electors Helped Trump In Many Ways

Merriam-Webster recently announced that the word of 2016 is "surreal" — definition searches for the word were high throughout the year, but spiked with Donald Trump's election win, according to POLITI...
By Emily Shire

Faithless Electors In Washington State Went For It

On Monday, as electors around the country gathered to cast their ballots for president and vice president of the United States, there have been a few instance of faithless electors, or attempted faith...
By Emily Shire

Hamilton Elector, Micheal Baca, Got The Boot

On Monday, as members of the Electoral College gather in their respective states to cast their ballots for president and vice president, one of the leaders of the Hamilton Electors was reportedly repl...
By Emily Shire

Bernie Sanders Gets At Least One Faithless Elector

On Monday, as electors gathered in their respective states to cast their ballots for president and vice president, there have been a few instance of faithless elector attempts. One Maine Democratic el...
By Emily Shire

FBI Agrees Russia Helped Donald Trump

On Friday, the Washington Post reported that the FBI has backed the CIA assessment and agreed with its conclusion that Russia interfered to help Donald Trump win the presidential election. CIA Directo...
By Emily Shire

China Reportedly Seized A U.S. Navy Vehicle

On Friday, Reuters reported that China's Navy "seized" a U.S. Navy vehicle, which was unmanned and underwater, in the South China Sea, an area considered international waters. According to Reuters, an...
By Emily Shire

Sanders Has Had Skin Cancer Removed — REPORT

On Thursday, news broke that former Democratic presidential candidate and current senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders had skin cancer removed from his cheek. His team said the senator had "small basal-c...
By Emily Shire

Ryan Zinke Is Trump's Latest Pick

O Thursday, it was announced that President-elect Donald Trump would nominate Ryan Zinke to be secretary of the Department of the Interior. Zinke, a Republican representative from Montana, was elected...
By Emily Shire

John Kasich Has Signed An Ohio Abortion Bill

On Tuesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a 20-week abortion ban, but not the even more controversial "heartbeat" bill, into law. According to the Associated Press, the governor vetoed the latter bill....
By Emily Shire

Ten Electors Demand Russia Hacking Briefing

According to a report in POLITICO on Monday, ten members of the Electoral College have insisted on a Russia election hacking briefing from intelligence officials before they cast their official ballot...
By Emily Shire

Rex Tillerson May Be Trump's Secretary Of State

On Saturday, news broke that reportedly President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state pick will be Rex Tillerson. The New York Times reported that Tillerson, who is the chief executive of Exxon Mo...
By Emily Shire

Obama Orders Potential Election Cyber Attack Probe

On Friday, Reuters reported that President Obama ordered a "full review of cyber attacks and foreign intervention" in the 2016 presidential election, according to homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco...
By Emily Shire

Trump's Latest Cabinet Pick Is All About The Fries

On Thursday, news broke that President-elect Donald Trump would nominate fast food CEO Andy Puzder for labor secretary, according to the Wall Street Journal. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants Holdi...
By Emily Shire

Linda McMahon Packs A Punch

On Wednesday morning it was reported that President-elect Donald Trump tapped Linda McMahon, former pro-wrestling executive, to head the Small Business Administration, according to Reuters. McMahon me...
By Emily Shire

John Kelly May Be Trump's Latest Cabinet Pick

On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that President-elect Donald Trump tapped John Kelly to be secretary of homeland security. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general, led the United States Sou...
By Emily Shire

Ivanka Trump Is Setting Her Sights On D.C. Move

While Melania Trump and Barron may be staying in New York City, another key Trump family member is reportedly leaving the Big Apple and moving inside the beltway. On Monday, CNN reported that Ivanka T...
By Emily Shire

Vote Recount In Wisconsin Could Be Derailed

On Friday, the Associated Press reported that Donald Trump supporters are trying to stop the Wisconsin recount. The Associated Press tweeted that Trump supporters had filed a "federal lawsuit seeking ...
By Emily Shire