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People Are Tired Of Paying For Melania Trump To Live In New York

Concerns over the costs of securing non-White House accommodations for the first family may finally be addressed, as a petition urging Melania Trump to move to the White House (or pay for her own security at Trump Tower in New York City) reached the 150,000 signature goal needed to deliver it to Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The First Lady announced plans to remain in New York until June shortly following the presidential election, and soon after reports of just how much it would…

By Katherine Speller

Maxine Waters Responds To Those Offensive Comments

On Tuesday, Rep. Maxine Waters responded to offensive comments made about her earlier that day by Bill O'Reilly. In an interview on MSNBC, Waters delivered her message less to O'Reilly and more to her fellow women, saying, "I cannot be intimidated." O'Reilly's comments came Tuesday morning during an appearance on Fox & Friends. O'Reilly watched a clip of Waters' recent address to the House of Representatives, in which she called President Trump "dangerous" for society. Following the clip, O'Reil…

By Alex Gladu

Waters Was Also Once Told To Put Down The "Crack Pipe"

On March 28, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly came under fire for saying he wasn't listening to Congresswoman Maxine Waters' floor speech on Fox & Friends because he was "looking at the James Brown wig," a jab at the California congresswoman's hair. O'Reilly later apologized for his remarks, but in a series of tweets, Media Matters for America noted that O'Reilly's comment about Waters wasn't the first time a Fox News host made a racist insult against her. Bustle has reached out to Fox News for comme…

By Noor Al-Sibai

STEM Women's Ultimate Networking Is In Antartica

While the goal of networking is to bring people together, one program is proving that you don't have to slap on a name tag and go to a happy hour in a crowded bar to interact with other people in your field. Homeward Bound is a leadership initiative for female scientists, and the program kicked off its efforts last December with an expedition to maybe the least crowded locale on the planet: Antarctica. These women will take their ice below their feet, rather than in a drink, at their meetups. Ho…

By Alexandra Spychalsky

House Votes To Repeal Internet Privacy Protections

The House voted on Tuesday to repeal the sweeping online privacy protections passed by the Obama administration, and if Trump signs the bill, it will allow internet providers to collect and sell their customers' browsing history without their permission. The Washington Post reports that the measure, approved in the Senate last week, is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump, and is indicative of his administration's plans to roll back Obama-era technology policies. The rules, establishe…

By Katherine Speller

Daniela Vargas Is Out Of Jail But Not The Woods

As she spoke to local reporters about her family's experience in America and how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers had already arrested her father and brother, undocumented immigrant Daniela Vargas had a slight but noticeable Southern accent. It makes sense, of course; Vargas was raised in Mississippi. However, the faint red state drawl was an interesting accompaniment to Vargas's speech, which was calmly pro-immigrant and implicitly anti-Trump. "A path to citizenship," Vargas s…

By Elizabeth Strassner

Resistbot Will Help You Fax Your Member Of Congress

If you're a Democrat or a progressive, there's a pretty good chance you're spending more time thinking about activism and political organizing than you were this time last year. That's thanks to the Trump administration, of course, and the spirit of "resistance" that's emerged since the president (who's become more unpopular more quickly than any other) took office in January. And now there's a new tool to help you contact your member of Congress, although it's far from the only way. Resistbot …

By Chris Tognotti

The DNC Asked All Its Staffers To Resign

Amidst internal conflict and a push for party reorganization, reports that the DNC asked all staffers to submit their resignations by next month have emerged. According to sources interviewed by NBC News, staffers were asked to submit letters of resignation dated April 15 following the election of former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman of the Democratic National Committee in late February. These requests for resignation came after DNC layoffs following the 2016 presidential election, and…

By Noor Al-Sibai

Bustle's Editors On Climate Change + 'Spider-Man'

Hello, hello! How's everyone's Tuesday going so far? It's insane to think that there are only three days left of March, but here we are. And as usual, this day wasn't exactly news-free. There was plenty going on, from Trump's climate change executive order (more on that later) to the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer comic book fans can't stop talking about (more on that later, too). So without further ado, here's what you need to know about the news and events of Tuesday, March 28. Donald Trump + …

By Rachel Simon

The White House Doesn't Know That Climate Change Is Bad For The Economy

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump made a move that environmental activists had feared, signing an executive order stripping many of the Obama administration's rules and guidelines on climate change. And while the president celebrated the executive order as being a victory for businesses and workers (specifically coal miners), a conversation between reporters and a senior White House official one night prior told a very different tale. Namely, the Trump White House doesn't know climate change's …

By Chris Tognotti