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Hillary Clinton Says She's Ready To Fight Like A Republican — EXCLUSIVE

By Catherine Thompson and Jenny Hollander

Hillary Clinton Predicted This Result For Stacey Abrams "If She Had A Fair Election"

The Georgia governor's race is really close — so close that the Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams and her team are still working to get all valid provisional ballots counted to push the race into a runoff. Now, other top Democrats are speaking out…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Michelle Obama Knows People Are Hungry For More Hugs Between Her & Bush

Michelle Obama's friendship with President George W. Bush is legendary. Even their subtlest public interactions inevitably turn into viral photo-ops, from hugs to passing each other mints. In a new interview with the former president's daughter on…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

The Florida Recount Results Are Due Soon — But Here's Why You Might Be Kept Waiting

More than a week after Election Day, three races in Florida are without a winner. Democrats like Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (running for governor) and Sen. Bill Nelson (running for reelection) have been pushing for patience and counting every…
By Joseph D. Lyons

These Photos Show Republicans Elected More Men Named Mark Than Women To The House

After Democratic women and people of color swept congressional races in the midterms, the Republican Party's new class of representatives still looks about as white and male as it has for the past two centuries. Photos of each party's new members of…
By Lauren Holter

The Recounts In Florida Are Extremely Tight — Here's How You Can Help The Candidates

All eyes are on Florida this week as officials recount the ballots in three extremely tight midterms races. Luckily, you don't have to sit idly by if you care about the results. There are several ways you can help the Florida recounts right now. The…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Trump’s Favorite News Source Just Backed CNN’s Lawsuit Against Him

The media's collective outrage over the White House banning a CNN reporter became abundantly clear on Wednesday when Fox News supported CNN's lawsuit against the president and top White House staffers. In a statement condemning the Trump…
By Lauren Holter

This Transgender Candidate Just Won Her Race & Made History In Colorado

The Rainbow Wave keeps rolling on in as races across the country are called in favor of LGBTQ candidates. One of the latest winners is Brianna Titone, who made history as Colorado's first transgender state representative ever elected. The Democrat…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Here's How House Democrats Plan To Tackle Voting Suppression In 2019

The midterm election sparked allegations of voter suppression from Georgia to New York, and Democratic leaders plan to prioritize voting rights when the next Congress convenes in January. In fact, NPR reports that the party will make strengthening…
By Lauren Holter

Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Just Turned His “Resistance” Against Trump Into A Club

Kellyanne Conway's husband has made headlines recently for occasionally speaking out against President Donald Trump. Now he's taking his opposition a step further: Just before the opening of this year's Federalist Society convention, George Conway…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

See What A White Politician Said When His Black Female Colleague Got Arrested & He Didn't

Protesters at the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday called for all ballots to be counted in the state — where the governor's race remains contested — until some of protesters were arrested by authorities. The key word here, though, is "some." Georgia…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This City Voted Against Lowering The Voting Age To 16 — But The Battle Isn’t Over

On the verge of becoming the first jurisdiction to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in presidential elections, Washington D.C. lawmakers tabled a voting age bill on Tuesday. Two DC Council members who helped introduce the legislation inexplicably…
By Lauren Holter

A Salvadoran Woman Accused Of Attempting An Abortion Could Face 20 Years In Prison

In El Salvador, abortion is illegal in all circumstances — and women who undergo the procedure can face steep criminal penalties. The country's law has always been highly controversial and, once again, El Salvador's abortion ban is sparking renewed…
By Sarah Friedmann

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Won't Let An Injury Get In They Way Of Her Workout Routine

Last week, one of the country's most celebrated SCOTUS justices broke three of her ribs during a fall, causing many to be concerned for her health. Thankfully, the justice seems to be doing just fine, as Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery time isn't…
By Sarah Friedmann

Nancy Pelosi Thinks Congress Needs More Young Moms In Its Ranks — Here's Why

In a CNN interview on Tuesday, the current House Minority Leader spoke about the importance of supporting and teaching the next generation of female politicians. Among other topics, Nancy Pelosi said Congress needs more young moms in its ranks, and…
By Caroline Burke

Trump Is Skipping Out On This Historic Ceremony For The Second Time In A Row

For the second year in a row, Trump is skipping the Kennedy Center Honors Gala on Dec. 2 at the Opera House. The gala, which honors the lifetime achievements of a handful of performance artists each year, has been a staple of every president's…
By Caroline Burke

How You Can Show Support For California Firefighters Battling The Deadly Blazes

In the past several days, two wildfires in California have destroyed tens of thousands of acres of land, and have caused over 40 known fatalities. The Camp Fire in Northern California has become the deadliest fire in the state's history, and the…
By Caroline Burke

What To Know About The Woman Trump Picked To Replace Kavanaugh On The DC Circuit Court

During a Diwali ceremony at the White House Tuesday, President Trump abruptly announced that he will nominate Neomi Rao to fill Brett Kavanaugh's seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Rao, who currently serves as the administrator of the Office…
By Seth Millstein

There Will Be More Openly-LGBTQ Members Of Congress In 2019 Than Ever Before

Nearly one week after the November midterm elections, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema made history by officially winning her bid for the U.S. Senate, making her the first Democrat to win an open Arizona Senate seat since 1976, according to The New York Times.…
By Monica Busch

People Are Calling Out Trump's Diwali Tweet Because Of One Glaring Problem

On Tuesday, President Trump celebrated the Hindu festival of lights, otherwise known as Diwali. In a tweet about the celebration, Trump mentioned the "Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains" who celebrated the festival, and failed to acknowledge Hindus — for…
By Mehreen Kasana

Here's When You Can Expect The Official Results Of The Georgia Governor's Race

A week after the midterm elections, several of the most high-profile races remain too close to call. One of them is the Georgia governor's race, in which Democrat Stacey Abrams slightly trails Republican Brian Kemp and is hoping to force a recount…
By Seth Millstein