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Paris' Mayor Hit Back At Trump

At the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, President Trump went on an extended riff about Paris, suggesting that the city has become more dangerous lately without stating exactly how or why this might be. In response, Paris' mayor hit back at Trump on Twitter, touting the city's "dynamism and spirit of openness" alongside a picture of herself with Mickey & Minnie Mouse. “I have a friend, he's a very, very substantial guy," Trump said on Friday. "He loves the City of Lights, he love…

By Seth Millstein

Oil Could Soon Flow Through The Dakota Pipeline

After a little more than a year of debate, controversy, protest, and legal challenges, oil may flow through the Dakota Access pipeline in less than two weeks, according to the pipeline's developer. Court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. earlier this week by Energy Transfer Partners LP claimed the controversial pipeline could be operational as early as March 6. Once completed the Dakota Access pipeline is expected to transport roughly 470,000 barrels of crude oil across …

By Morgan Brinlee

There's A Guide For Trump Whistleblowers

It was reported in January that the White House had ordered several agencies to halt external communications on social media or with the press. In response to this, two Democratic lawmakers have created a guide for government employees who "wish to break the Administration’s communications blackout on federal agencies." Or, to put it differently, they've made a guide for whistleblowers in the Trump administration. “We believe the American people have a right to know how their government works," …

By Seth Millstein

Leaked ACA Draft Would Impact Women's Health Care

A leaked draft of House Republicans' plan to repeal Obamacare could have major repercussions for women's health. Congressional Republicans are hoping to use legislation aimed at dismantling President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act to make good on the party's longstanding goal of defunding Planned Parenthood, according to a leaked draft of House Republicans' repeal bill obtained and published by Politico on Friday. Along with dismantling key parts of Obama's health care reform law, including…

By Morgan Brinlee

An Obamacare Repeal Bill Just Leaked —REPORT

Although Republicans are vocal about their desire to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they haven't provided specifics on what a repeal bill would look like. But on Friday, Politico published what's alleged to be a draft of House Republicans' Obamacare repeal legislation. The document is dated Feb. 10, and it is not clear what changes legislators have made to the plan since then. However, according to this version, Republicans plan to eliminate Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, the subsidies it prov…

By Seth Millstein

This Magician Wants To Cast A Spell On Trump

You showed up and voted on Nov. 8, but Donald Trump won the presidency, anyway. You called your representatives, but so far, nearly all of Trump's Cabinet nominees have been confirmed. You've marched and protested, but you're still seeing policies that you disagree with created daily. What's a burned-out Trump resister to do? Try some magic and a spell or two, according to Michael Hughes. Hughes is one of many people participating in the #MagicResistance, a loosely connected group of people ar…

By Elizabeth Strassner

Bustle's Editors On Trump + That 'Nashville' Twist

Ever feel like short weeks sometimes feel the longest? Same. Even with only four days of work after Presidents Day, this week still managed to be jam-packed. Between Instagram's new gallery-like feature (finally!!), another heartbreaking episode of This Is Us, NASA's discovery of 7 new Earth-like planets, and Beyoncé announcing she's dropping out of the Coachella lineup, I'm about ready to unwind this weekend. And we've still got the Oscars to look forward to. Wow. But before I get too ahead of …

By Melissa Mills

Ivanka & Jared Aren't Going To Save Us

Throughout the 2016 campaign, one of Donald Trump’s most important surrogates was his daughter, Ivanka. She delivered a well-received speech at the Republican National Convention, balancing out the doom-and-gloom diatribe her father delivered on the final night. Throughout the campaign, she was an influential and moderating force, and after her father’s victory, many looked to Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, to be counterweights against the president’s more extreme moments. But now, at th…

By Charlie Beckerman

Obama Appeared In NYC & The Internet Went Wild

One year you're grappling with sinking approval ratings and the next you're walking to your motorcade as a gathering crowd screams your name. Such is the life of former President Barack Obama, who appeared in New York City on Friday much to the delight of those Manhattanites lucky enough to spot him. While it's not 100 percent clear what spurred Obama's trip to the Big Apple, his surprise appearance caused many New Yorkers to temporarily lose their minds in excitement. The former president was s…

By Morgan Brinlee

11 Feminist Anti-Trump Memes That Are Funny AF

We're five weeks into Donald Trump's presidency, and it hasn't been a smooth or easy road so far. As a young person, woman, ethnic minority, LGBTQ+ person, or any of the other groups that Trump has explicitly or implicitly threatened to discriminate against, the stress can be overwhelming. Luckily, the resistance has provided the country with some great sources of entertainment that you can, and should, share online. Here are 11 feminist anti-Trump memes to post on social media so that you can a…

By Cate Carrejo