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Indie Abortion Clinics Play A Huge Role In Reproductive Care — But They're Struggling

By Monica Busch

This Elections Official In Florida Who Trump Called A "Disaster" Has Resigned

The last vote counts in Florida were just certified on Sunday — nearly two weeks after Election Day following machine and hand recounts in some of the most contentious races. Now, one local official in charge of overseeing the election process is…
By Joseph D. Lyons

An Anti-Vax Community Is Now Dealing With A Major Chickenpox Outbreak

North Carolina is currently experiencing the largest outbreak of chicken pox seen in the state since the chickenpox vaccine became available some 23 years ago. But despite its magnitude, the outbreak isn't exactly a statewide problem. Rather, North…
By Morgan Brinlee

The Drama Between CNN's Jim Acosta & The White House Apparently Isn't Over Yet

Jim Acosta's press pass was reinstated with a judge's restraining order last week — but the drama is far from over. CNN's Brian Stelter reported on Sunday that the White House told CNN they would suspend Acosta's press pass again as soon as that…
By Joseph D. Lyons

John Oliver Lambasts Trump For His Comments Following California's Tragic Wildfires

This year's final episode of Last Week Tonight aired on Sunday. In the season finale of his show, John Oliver lambasted Trump's California wildfires comments, condemning the remarks the president made as he toured the devastation across the…
By Sarah Friedmann

You Need To Watch John Oliver's Segment Warning About The Dangers Of Authoritarianism

On the season finale of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver said that authoritarianism is becoming a dangerous global trend, citing examples from around the world to illustrate his point. The late night host also urged Americans to remain vigilant…
By Sarah Friedmann

Here's Who Coined Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Infamous Nickname — Notorious RBG

For all intents and purposes, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now both a legal and pop-culture icon. Along with being a badass women's rights activist and practically unstoppable Supreme Court justice, she's also the heroine of…
By Morgan Brinlee

A House Ban On Headwear Might Be Lifted As Congress Welcomes Its First Muslim Women

Since September 1837, a House ban on head coverings has prohibited any person from wearing hats, headscarves, or any other type of headwear on the floor while the House was in session. But as Congress prepares for its first ever Muslim women…
By Monica Busch

The Florida Recount Results Are In And Here's Who Won The Florida Senate Seat

As recently as last weekend, the Florida recounts looked as though they might mirror 2000, when hand recounts continued into December with Al Gore and George W. Bush both vying for the presidency. This year, though, the Florida recount results…
By Joseph D. Lyons

These Updates On The Migrant Caravan Reveal What Asylum Seekers Are Up Against

Approximately 3,000 people hoping to enter the United States are waiting in Tijuana for their turn to apply for asylum, according to the Associated Press. But updates on the migrant caravan indicate that the journey is far from over for the group.…
By Monica Busch

Here's What Could Happen To Ivanka's Job If Trump Was Impeached

Top Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have downplayed the Dems' plans to impeach President Trump — even after flipping the House in the midterms. But Republicans, nonetheless, are reportedly…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Stacey Abrams Will Run For Office Again — But Here's What She Wants To Do First

Running for elected office is hard work, especially when it's an election as hotly contested as Georgia's gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp was. Which is why it's completely understandable that Abrams wants a nap before running…
By Morgan Brinlee

Joe Biden Adopted A Dog & The Shelter Shared The Sweetest Photo Of Them

Move over Barack Obama, because Joe Biden's got a new best friend. Former Vice President Biden has adopted a seriously cute dog named Major from the Delaware Humane Association, the organization announced on Facebook Saturday. "We are so happy to…
By Morgan Brinlee

President Obama Surprised Michelle On Her Book Tour And The Crowd Lost It — VIDEO

Former first lady Michelle Obama has been touring the country publicizing her new memoir Becoming, but on Saturday night in Washington D.C. she shared the spotlight with her husband. Walking on stage, President Obama surprised Michelle and drove the…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump's Birth Control Rules Say Public Clinics Can Help Women — But There's A Problem

When the Trump administration finalized rules giving employers greater latitude to refuse insurance coverage for birth control due to religious or moral objections earlier this month, a number of women's health organizations voiced serious concerns.…
By Morgan Brinlee

You'll Want To Be Following These 9 Women In Politics In 2019 (And Beyond)

If the wave of success that carried women candidates to elected office this year continues, female politicians will rise through the ranks like never before. From city council to Congress, countless women spend their days tackling public policy, and…
By Lauren Holter

These 11 Sonia Sotomayor Quotes Will Help You Out In Many Walks Of Life

Even before she joined the Supreme Court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor established herself as a person ready and willing to take a strong stance and refuse to back down. It's unsurprising, then, that looking across her career, you can find numerous…
By Lani Seelinger

Trump Is Still Saying Poor Forest Management Contributed To The California Wildfires

President Donald Trump arrived in California on Saturday to tour neighborhoods that have been devastated by ongoing wildfires, and pledged federal resources to assist state residents in the recovery process. However, Trump wouldn't say climate…
By Madhuri Sathish

A Man Convicted Of Raping A Woman Who Overdosed Will Serve Less Than 3 Years In Prison

A Washington state man convicted of raping a teenage girl as she overdosed on drugs, some of which he said he gave her, will serve time in prison, but many people don't think he will he serve enough. Twenty-year-old Brian Varela was sentenced to…
By Morgan Brinlee

Maps Of The California Wildfires Illustrate Just How Destructive The Blazes Have Been

As President Donald Trump tours California to witness the devastation wrought by multiple wildfires, the fires themselves continue to spread in both the northern and southern parts of the state. According to Fortune, the Camp Fire in Northern…
By Madhuri Sathish

Trump Made The Most Awkward Joke About Antonin Scalia In Front Of His Entire Family

On Friday, the president awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom, to seven people, including the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But the ceremony wasn't without controversy. While introducing Scalia's widow,…
By Caitlin Cruz