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How Our Legal System Fails To Protect Rape Survivors

In the past year alone, there have been several high-profile cases demonstrating how the U.S. legal system continues to fail sexual assault survivors. From Brock Turner, the Stanford University studen...
By Sarah Friedmann

The GOP Failed Women Again With Its New Health Care Bill

With language that curbs access to abortion, birth control, and maternity coverage, Senate Republicans' new health care bill will seriously harm women's health care, should the legislation pass. Criti...
By Morgan Brinlee

The GOP Health Care Bill Would Punish Women For Being Women

After weeks of secretive planning, Senate Republicans released their health care bill on Thursday — and it's already facing backlash for making significant cuts to Medicaid and financing tax breaks fo...
By Mehreen Kasana

Bustle's Editors On Health Care + Baby Names

You're almost there, fam — it's finally Thursday and the weekend is in sight. And, I don't know about you, but I'm just about ready for some rest and relaxation. Between breaking news, Kim Kardashian'...
By Christine DiStasio

These Are The 9 Republicans Who Could Kill The New Health Care Bill

Republicans are one step closer to making good on their seven-year-long promise to repeal and replace Obamacare now that Senate Republicans have released their draft health care bill. But Republican S...
By Erin Delmore

How The GOP Health Care Bill Would Make Sure Poor Women Stay Poor

There are plenty of concerns about the Senate version of the Obamacare repeal bill, but perhaps one of the most alarming aspects is how the health care bill would disproportionately impact low-income ...
By Bronwyn Isaac

This One Quote From Obama About The GOP Health Care Bill Will Scare You

President Barack Obama responded to the Senate's version of the Obamacare replacement bill in a scathing Facebook post Thursday, hours after Republicans unveiled the legislation. And one quote from Ob...
By Mehreen Kasana

Obama Slams The New Health Care Bill & The Republicans Who Wrote It

In a statement Thursday, former President Obama denounced the Republican health care bill, encouraging senators to vote against it and insisting that no amount of amendments of tweaks can change "the ...
By Seth Millstein

The President Claims He Doesn't Have Any Tapes Of Comey

Not long after firing him in May, President Donald Trump tweeted that former FBI Director James "Comey better hope there are no 'tapes' of our conversation," leading many to think he was insinuating t...
By Kelly Tunney

Trump Says “I Just Don’t Want A Poor Person” Running The Economy

Despite a campaign promise that turned into a mantra to "drain the swamp" if elected, President Donald Trump filled his cabinet and surrounded himself with top aides who are largely businessmen, billi...
By Kelly Tunney

Video Shows Diamond Reynolds & Her Daughter After Philando Castile's Shooting

A Minnesota police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, was recently acquitted of all charges in the shooting that left Philando Castile dead last summer. Following the verdict, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal A...
By Madhuri Sathish

Elizabeth Warren Wants This One Thing For Her Birthday

As the senior senator from Massachusetts and the champion of the Democratic Party's progressive movement, Elizabeth Warren's been hailed for her persistence in turning her policy wish list into a reco...
By Erin Delmore

The Senate Health Care Bill Would Punish Women For Getting Pregnant

UPDATE: The Washington Examiner clarifies that the health care bill would not cut pregnant women from Medicaid. The bill distinguishes between pregnant women, who were already covered, and the new exp...
By Mehreen Kasana

How To Call Your Senator To Protest The Health Care Draft

After weeks of secrecy, a draft of the GOP health care bill has been released to the public. Dubbed the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), it includes language to end penalties for people ...
By Bronwyn Isaac

Here's How The Senate Health Care Bill Restricts Abortion

After months of closed door meetings, Senate Republicans finally took their health care bill public Thursday. Despite earlier reports claiming abortion language was likely to be dropped from the bill,...
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump Wants To Create A Law That Already Exists

At a campaign-style rally on Wednesday evening in Iowa, President Trump called on Congress to pass a law preventing immigrants from accessing welfare benefits for at least five years. However, Trump's...
By Madhuri Sathish

Hundreds Gathered To Honor Otto Warmbier

Thousands gathered Thursday morning at Wyoming High School in Ohio to attend the funeral for Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old University of Virginia student who died Monday afternoon after spending 17 m...
By Nicole Einbinder

The Full Text Of The Senate's AHCA Draft Has Been Released

Senate Republicans released the full text of the American Health Care Act draft on Thursday morning, one week away from a potential vote. The new bill take on a new name, the "Better Care Reconciliat...
By Kelly Tunney

Weather Scientists Brilliantly Put Rick Perry In His Place

The American Meteorological Society had some strong words for Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Wednesday. In a letter, the group of accredited scientists called Perry out for denying the science behi...
By Hillary E. Crawford

The New Version Of The AHCA Might Cover Abortion

On Wednesday, GOP lawmakers were able to take a peek at the Senate's revisions to the American Health Care Act, and one tweak in particular had moderate and far-right Republicans split. Due to a set o...
By Hillary E. Crawford

This Is How Much Trump's White House Furniture Is Costing Taxpayers

As if paying taxes wasn't already painful enough, a new report shows that your hard-earned cash may be funding fancy furnishings for the Oval Office. Mic reported on Wednesday that President Trump has...
By Samantha Mendoza