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Which Emoji Best Represents Your Political Leanings?

By Alexi McCammond & Kaitlyn "Shea" O'Connor

These 6 Artists Are Fighting Trump's Anti-Feminism

Before his historic presidential campaign, Donald Trump was best known for his flashy buildings, his "You're fired" catchphrase, and, of course, his involvement with pageants judging women on their looks. His penchant for spewing misogynistic phrases…
By Alexi McCammond

Trump Signs Three More Executive Orders Targeting

After insisting he was the "law and order" candidate throughout the campaign, Donald Trump has signed three executive orders targeting gangs, drugs, and crime against law enforcement officials. According to CNBC, the executive orders will focus on "g…
By Alexi McCammond

The Best Bowling Green Massacre Super Bowl Jokes

In another instance of offering her "alternative facts," Kellyanne Conway complained about the lack of media coverage of the Bowling Green massacre during a Feb. 2 MSNBC interview. However, many quickly realized the massacre, allegedly in Bowling Gre…
By Alexi McCammond

9 Trayvon Martin Tributes To Share For His Bday

Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old boy shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, in 2012, would have been 22 years old today. Although it falls on the same day as Super Bowl LI, many are sharing tributes on social media to h…
By Alexi McCammond

The House Just Voted To Overturn A Major Gun Rule

House Republicans voted on Thursday to overturn a rule that restricted gun access to people with severe mental illnesses. The rule was established in the Obama administration and aimed to keep guns out of the hands of those deemed mentally ill. The …
By Alexi McCammond

Trump's First Military Raid Is Being Investigated

Donald Trump's first military raid targeted the house of an al Qaeda leader in Yemen on Sunday, Jan. 29. A U.S. SEAL team carried out the operation by engaging in a firefight with suspected al Qaeda members in a local compound. Although initial repor…
By Alexi McCammond

We Know How Donald Trump Will Pay For The Wall

After signing an executive order to confirm plans of a border wall, President Donald Trump's team has announced one way he could fund it. Trump could pay for the wall by imposing a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports, thus carrying out his promise that…
By Alexi McCammond

Read Chelsea Manning's Commutation Statement

President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence on Jan. 17, just three days before he left the White House. Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified information about the army to Wikileaks in 2010, will be released …
By Alexi McCammond

Obama Is Commuting Chelsea Manning's Sentence

Just three days before leaving the White House, President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence. She will now be released in May 2017 instead of in 2045. Manning is a former army intelligence analyst who was convicted in 2013 of violating the Es…
By Alexi McCammond

How To Watch Obama Award Biden The Highest Honor

In a surprise event dedicated to Vice President Joe Biden on Jan. 11, President Obama awarded him the nation's highest civilian honor. If you missed it, here's how to watch Obama award Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This honor is awarded to…
By Alexi McCammond

This Is Obama's Cutest Story From The White House

Once Lauren Kelly, the deputy social secretary for Barack and Michelle Obama, met then-Sen. Obama in Iowa back in 2007, she knew she wanted to join his team. "I was just inspired with their story and who they are and their message of bringing the cou…
By Alexi McCammond

This Is What FLOTUS' Last Party Would Look Like

Managing the social calendars of the president and the first lady is no simple task. That is, unless you're Lauren Kelly, Michelle Obama's deputy social secretary and go-to person whenever POTUS and FLOTUS need to host a social event at the White Hou…
By Alexi McCammond

The WH Social Director Reveals FLOTUS' Best Trait

As Barack and Michelle Obama prepare to leave the White House, those closest to them are remembering their time together. After working with the Obamas in various capacities since 2007, Lauren Kelly, the deputy social secretary for the first lady, te…
By Alexi McCammond

Trump Uses Kanye To Distract From The Issues

There are only a few weeks left in 2016, and it has been one of the most bizarre political years in recent memory. And after the country elected Donald Trump to be our nation's next president, things only promised to get more strange over the next fo…
By Alexi McCammond

Trump's Response To 'Hamilton' Mike Pence Message

During a Nov. 18 performance of the hit musical Hamilton, Vice President-elect Mike Pence was in the audience. He may have gone largely unnoticed by many of the other audience members, until actor Brandon Victor Dixon (who plays Aaron Burr, our natio…
By Alexi McCammond

7 Things Trump Was Probably Thinking On E-Day

Considering the entire 2016 Election was dominated by men and filled with countless sexist remarks, the memes of Donald Trump peering over Melania's shoulder while they voted was a perfect way to end this election cycle. Sure, it's illegal to look at…
By Alexi McCammond

How Minorities Get Politicians To Listen By Voting

When you rarely see yourself reflected in the candidates running for president and you struggle to believe that elected officials genuinely care about the issues affecting your community, voting can seem like a waste of time. For some African-America…
By Alexi McCammond

James Comey Ignores Justice Department Policies

With just 11 days until the election, FBI Director James Comey announced that he was investigating new emails potentially tied to Hillary Clinton. Many immediately speculated that this was a partisan move aimed at helping Donald Trump and hurting Cli…
By Alexi McCammond

Trump's Sad "Voter Suppression Operations"

Donald Trump's campaign has admitted to using "voter suppression operations" in an attempt to stop Hillary Clinton from becoming president, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. Bustle has reached out to the Trump campaign for further explanation, but the…
By Alexi McCammond