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Ivanka Has A Tax Plan For Parents — But It Leaves Single Mothers Behind

As of Tuesday night, when the Senate GOP released a revised version of its tax plan, Ivanka Trump's goal of expanding the Child Tax Credit — which she's been pushing since she first arrived in Washington, D.C. — is nearly in her reach. Ivanka has arg…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Massachusetts Is About To Be The First State To Guarantee Copay-Free Birth Control

There's some uplifting news for people seeking robust reproductive health care in the Bay State. According to a statement released by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund as well as the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, Massachusetts i…
By Mehreen Kasana

It’s World Children’s Day & Congress Is Still Dawdling On Renewing CHIP

Governments, corporations and celebrities across the globe took symbolic steps to recognize World Children's Day on Monday. The United Nations opened its doors to child ambassadors, celebrities recorded videos in support of UNICEF, and Google put up …
By Seth Millstein

Temporary Protected Status Was A Lifesaver For Thousands Of Immigrants

On Monday, Donald Trump's administration announced that it will no longer provide Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to immigrants from certain countries. Citizens of officially-specified foreign citizenships — who have been displaced from their countr…
By Mehreen Kasana

Trump Is Kicking Nearly 60,000 Haitians Out Of America To A Home That Might Not Exist

The United States is home to the most robust Haitian migrant population in the world, with some 676,000 immigrants living here. Today, the Trump administration dealt a harsh blow to this diaspora when it announced it would not renew Temporary Protect…
By Courtney Vinopal

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Made Reporters Tell Her What They’re Thankful For

When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders isn't criticizing journalists for their negative portrayals of President Trump, she's asking reporters what they're thankful for. During a Nov. 20 briefing, Sanders said reporters had to say wha…
By Summer Lin

8 Women Say Charlie Rose Sexually Harassed Them & The Details Are Sickening

Veteran television host Charlie Rose has been accused of sexual harassment by at least eight women who say he initiated inappropriate phone calls, walked around naked in their presence, and groped them. The allegations come via The Washington Post, w…
By Virginia Chamlee

A Final Decision Has Been Made About Trump's Controversial Foundation

NBC News reported Monday that Donald Trump will be closing his charitable organization, the Donald J. Trump Foundation. In tax documents obtained by NBC News, the foundation said that it has "announced its intent to dissolve and is seeking approval t…
By Seth Millstein

This One Tweet Shows How Messed Up Republican Morality Politics Really Are

Amid the many reactions to Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's history of allegedly molesting and harassing teenage girls — which he's vigorously denied doing — one response stands apart as a near-perfect demonstration of the hypocrisy of Republican…
By Virginia Chamlee

A Trump Adviser Reportedly Called Him A Dope, Idiot, & Kindergartner All In One Dinner

According to BuzzFeed, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster mocked President Trump at a dinner with Oracle CEO Safra Catz in July, reportedly calling Trump an "idiot" and a "dope," and likening his boss's intelligence to that of a "kindergartener.…
By Seth Millstein

Why Trump's Latest North Korea Move Could Be Really, Really Bad For America

On Nov. 20, President Trump announced that North Korea was again being designated as a state sponsor of terror after the country was removed in 2008 under President George W. Bush for meeting nuclear weapons inspection requirements. With Iran, Sudan,…
By Summer Lin

Obama Sent Joe Biden This Happy Birthday Tweet & It Couldn’t Be More Perfect

In what could not have been a better tweet, former President Barack Obama wished Joe Biden a happy birthday, in a true Biden way. A meme published to Obama's account on Monday afternoon offered a GIF of the former vice president interrupting the then…
By Virginia Chamlee

Black Men Go To Prison Way Longer Than White Men Who Commit The Same Crimes

How the U.S. criminal justice system treats minorities has sparked a national dialogue and protests in recent years, and research continues to show that black men are given lengthier prison sentences than white men. According to the latest report fro…
By Virginia Chamlee

The White House Asked Twitter Which Turkey To Pardon & The Replies Were BRUTAL

Every year, the White House chooses a turkey to pardon for Thanksgiving, a tradition that's deemed whimsical by some and loathed by others. (The rest of America's turkeys aren't pardoned, after all!) This year's pardoning ceremony faced new criticism…
By Lauren Holter

We Need To Stop Glorifying Men For Doing The Bare Minimum

At every stage in a woman's life, we risk being maligned, stereotyped, mistreated, harassed, or abused. Whether we're posting a selfie on Instagram, speaking up in a meeting, or waiting in line at the pharmacy. When we're jogging at night, posting an…
By Jenny Hollander

Several Women Say A Prominent New York Times Reporter (& Outspoken "Ally") Harassed Them

President Trump isn't a big fan of the mainstream media, but he's turned a number of White House reporters who've challenged him into household names. One of those is Glenn Thrush, a New York Times reporter accused of sexual misconduct who has now be…
By Lani Seelinger

Twitter Is Grieving For Charles Manson’s Victims — And It's A Powerful Statement

Cult leader and convicted murderer Charles Manson died Sunday at age 83, and the internet has reacted in a powerful way. Instead of tweeting out pictures and stories about the man himself, many Twitter users chose to go a different route: tweeting pi…
By Lani Seelinger

A Second Woman Is Claiming That Al Franken Groped Her

Less than a week after a woman came forward alleging sexual misconduct by the Democratic politician, a second woman accused Sen. Al Franken of assault, telling CNN he inappropriately touched her in 2010. In a Twitter post on Thursday, Lindsay Menz fi…
By Lauren Holter

Trump Is Trailing Behind #MeToo In 'Time's Person Of The Year Poll

Last year, Donald Trump made a big deal out of it when Time magazine named him their Person of the Year. This year, it's looking like he might not have the chance to do it again. As of right now, Trump is trailing in Time's "Person of the Year" reade…
By Lani Seelinger

One Of Roy Moore's Accusers Opens Up On 'Today': "I Felt Like I Was The One To Blame"

The first woman to accuse Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, Leigh Corfman, spoke out on the Today show Monday morning. Savannah Guthrie interviewed the now 53-year-old, and the interview touched on everything from what Corfman …
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump Calls For Marshawn Lynch To Be Suspended If He Protests Again

On Monday morning, president Donald Trump attacked the Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch in a tweet. Based on his action, though, Lynch might have known what was coming. "Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sit…
By Lani Seelinger