Margaret Judson

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14 Hillary Clinton Tweets That Blew Our Mind

Social media played a bigger role in Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's campaigns t than in any other presidential matchup. With his bombastic and outrageous tweets, Trump's account often stole the ...
By Margaret Judson

The Travel Ban Ruling Could Inadvertently Save Us From Trump’s Tweets

On Monday, a federal court inadvertently weighed in on one of the biggest existential political debates of the day: should Trump's tweets be taken seriously? A footnote to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court ...
By Margaret Judson

Someone Wanted To Know Which Party Was Playing Baseball Before Gunfire Erupted — REPORT

On Wednesday morning, a gunman fired shots on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia where Republican politicians were practicing for an annual charity baseball game intended to take place on Thursd...
By Margaret Judson

Davis Tackles If Feminists Have To Be Pro-Choice

Best known for her reproductive rights advocacy and her epic 13-hour filibuster, former Texas state senator Wendy Davis joined Bustle on Tuesday for a Facebook Live interview. Davis specifically discu...
By Margaret Judson

What Happens On Trump's 100th Day In Office?

Donald Trump made a lot of promises for what was to come during the first 100 days of his presidency. And yet, it is abundantly clear that a lot of those promises haven't come to fruition. On Saturday...
By Margaret Judson

Joe Biden Has Done His Nerd Prom Time

April 29 is a big day for the world of politics. Not only does Saturday mark President Donald Trump's 100th day in office, but it's also the White House Correspondents' Dinner. The current commander-i...
By Margaret Judson

Michelle Obama Can Sit Out This WHCD

It is no secret that a slew of people have bailed on the White House Correspondents' Dinner, including the president himself. In fact, it's hard to keep track of who's still planning on showing up. Pr...
By Margaret Judson

Director Joey Ally's 'Joy Joy Nails' Is Paying It Forward To Help Other Women In Film

Talk to the director of the film Joy Joy Nails, an official selection of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, Joey Ally, for one minute, and you will be inspired. It's not just because her new film uncover...
By Margaret Judson

Cecile Richards Fights Trump's Title X Attack In Upstate New York

On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards joined a round-table discussion of reproductive rights leaders and clinic patients in Kingston, New York, to talk about the potentially devasta...
By Margaret Judson

Elizabeth Warren Shares Why She Didn't Run For President

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren came blazing onto the national stage when the Obama administration recruited her in response to the 2008 financial crisis. It didn't take long for her to become kno...
By Margaret Judson

Chechnya Says Gay Men Don't Exist There. Sure.

Russia's terrible track record when it comes to the rights of LGBT people is hardly new. However, a report that gay men are being rounded up in the Chechen Republic (a federal subject of Russia) is st...
By Margaret Judson

DeVos Just Made It Easier For Student Loan Companies To Scam Borrowers

President Trump's secretary of Education entered the White House in a blaze of controversy. From suggesting during her Senate hearing that guns are necessary in public schools to protect kids from gri...
By Margaret Judson

These Trump On Air Force One Memes Show The Force Is Not With Him

On Thursday, during his flight to Palm Beach, Florida, for a meeting with President Xi Jinping of China, President Trump, the man who among some circles already has a reputation for having a "dark sid...
By Margaret Judson

The Countries That Support Syria

On Thursday night, the United States launched Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield in retaliation against the Assad regime for bombing the Syrian people with a chemical nerve agent that at le...
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The Death Toll In Trump's Missile Strike

Earlier this week, the Assad regime unleashed a chemical gas in Syria that, according to The New York Times, is one of the worst chemical attacks since the beginning of the civil war in the nation sta...
By Margaret Judson

Why Ivanka May Be More Harmful Than Ineffective

During her interview with Gayle King for CBS News, Ivanka Trump, one of the newest White House employees and the president's daughter, said she will champion women's issues. However, to many of her cr...
By Margaret Judson

Oh Boy, Trump Wants To Make Easter Great Again

I woke up to an email from Donald Trump Wednesday morning, and it was one of my favorite yet. I'm signed up for the Trump-Pence email list. Therefore, I often often wake up to some new Trump merchandi...
By Margaret Judson

Rebecca Latimer Felton Has A Complicated legacy

There has only been one female senator from Georgia in United States history, and even then, she only held the position for one day. To this very day, Rebecca Latimer Felton is the only woman to repre...
By Margaret Judson

Bernie Sanders' Neil Gorsuch Opposition Isn't Just Politics

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch has the confirmation hearings behind him, but that doesn't mean the hard part is over. Gorsuch has met some important opposition, including from major Democr...
By Margaret Judson

Who Was Denis Voronenkov?

On Thursday morning, a Putin critic and former deputy speaker of the Russian Parliament was shot in the head in broad daylight on the streets of Kiev, Ukraine. Now, many are wondering who Denis Vorone...
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3 Things You Should Know About Aleppo

The situation in Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, is dire and only seems to be getting worse. After years of conflict, the circumstances have hit a new low in Aleppo. Since 2011, there's been an ong...
By Margaret Judson

Trump Skips Intelligence Briefings

Make no mistake, there are many qualms to be had with a Donald Trump presidency, from his exactly zero experience in government to some of his wildly abhorrent rhetoric to his potentially unprecedente...
By Margaret Judson

How Ohio Just Passed A 20-Week Abortion Ban

Appalled by the "heartbeat bill" in Ohio? It may not actually be the scariest thing about the Ohio abortion bill whirlwind that's been taking the state by storm in the last few days. The Ohio state le...
By Margaret Judson

The Most Surprising Person On 'TIME's List

Wednesday morning on the TODAY Show, TIME magazine's managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, announced TIME's 2016 Person of the Year (PoTY), President-elect Donald Trump. Even though the results of the electio...
By Margaret Judson

Who Is Barbara Lett-Simmons?

Ever since the 2000 election in which George W. Bush won the presidency over his opponent, then-Vice President Al Gore, based on the the electoral vote as opposed to the popular vote, the Electoral Co...
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How James Mattis Became "Mad Dog"

When the president-elect "secretly" announced his choice for secretary of defense in front of thousands of people and the media, he didn't use the future cabinet member's official name. Donald Trump s...
By Margaret Judson

What Is Al Gore Doing Now?

On Tuesday, after apparently suffering and witnessing enough proverbial kicks to the teeth from our presidential election system, former Vice President and climate change activist Al Gore spoke out ag...
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Could There Be A Florida Recount For 2016?

In just a little over two short weeks, on Dec. 19, electors will meet in their respective states and cast their ballots for president and vice president. So far, there have already been the beginnings...
By Margaret Judson

Clinton Hit A Huge Milestone

It was already known that Donald Trump hadn't captured the popular vote, despite some supporters calling his presidential win a "mandate," but his deficit to his Democratic rival has hit a milestone. ...
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What Donald Trump Means For Your Health Insurance

Throughout his campaign for the White House, Donald Trump vowed to repeal Obamacare. But like a lot of his promises, he's already backpedaling, at least partially. Since becoming president-elect, Trum...
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Ted Cruz Is Proving How Short Political Memory Is

Man, Donald Trump sure knows how to pee on someone and convince him it's raining. After a contentious battle all through the primaries between Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — which included everything...
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Sonia Sotomayor's Pearls Of Wisdom On Trump

While many Americans are still trying to adjust to the new and unexpected president-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, Democratic leaders are taking it in strides and sending messages of good w...
By Margaret Judson

Don't Say #NotMyPresident

I believe that the country suffered a devastating loss last night. A man who bragged about grabbing women's genitals without their consent, berated a reporter with disabilities, insulted Gold Star fam...
By Margaret Judson

Don't Rely On Faithless Electors

If you are feeling like me, you are confused, despondent, blind-sided, disappointed, and just plain sad — sort of like you might need a miracle to change the results of this election, since the result...
By Margaret Judson

Why Democrats Won't Take The House

Even though the future looks bright for Democrats , at least in comparison to their Republican counterparts — you know, their party is intact and hasn't imploded beyond recognition, their presidential...
By Margaret Judson

Don't Put So Much Weight On Exit Polls

An exit poll involves interviewing groups of voters leaving their polling places for an earlier determination of which presidential nominee is more likely to win the final vote before the official cal...
By Margaret Judson

Can I Become An Elector?

"The system is rigged!" says Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, "I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest," says he. This vague assault on the American electoral p...
By Margaret Judson

RBG Trumps The Donald Critiques

After the Washington Post published a report on Friday on recently unearthed tapes of Donald Trump making reprehensible, "lewd" comments about women — including how he could just "grab them by the pus...
By Margaret Judson

Ryan Refuses Trump, Continues To Endorse

With just 29 days until the general election, The New York Times is reporting that House Speaker Paul Ryan will not defend Donald Trump and will halt all planned campaign events with the Republican pr...
By Margaret Judson

Gary Johnson And The Second Debate

When Democratic contender, and favorite among independents and millennials alike, Bernie Sanders, officially got nudged out of the race it was a good day for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Jo...
By Margaret Judson