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A Timeline Of Donald Trump’s Most Criticized Moments Along The Campaign Trail

By Amée LaTour & Dawn Foster

12 Groundbreaking Moments For Reproductive Rights

Reproductive rights have never been a done deal in the United States, and we're still fighting battle after battle to keep the ones we have and expand on those we don't. This includes access to contraception and safe, legal abortion. But many past ba…
By Amée LaTour

Irina Bokova Has Long Advocated For Women & Girls

Irina Bokova of Bulgaria could have been the first female secretary general of the United Nations, had she won the hard-fought race which ended with António Guterres of Portugal taking the coveted position. Bokova came in fourth in the race, which in…
By Amée LaTour

The History Of Vote Recounts Changing Elections

As two-time Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein pursues vote recounts in the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, she's made it clear that the purpose of the recounts is not to try to change the results of the election, but to e…
By Amée LaTour

Jill Stein Files For A Vote Recount In Michigan

On Wednesday afternoon, the campaign of two-time Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein filed for a vote recount in Michigan at the Board of Elections. It is the last of three states Stein has expressed intent to request recounts in, along wit…
By Amée LaTour

Three Dakota Pipeline Problems

For months, thousands have turned out to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota, including many members of the local Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Protests have not, at the time of this writing, stopped the construction of the pipeli…
By Amée LaTour

Sanders Points Out Hypocrisy Of Trump's HHS Pick

The outcome of the presidential election was hard on a whole lot of people, but perhaps most of all on Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose bid for the Democratic nomination pitched most heavily to working-class and low-income Americans. President-elect Donald…
By Amée LaTour

Why Hillary Clinton Won't File For A Recount

In the wake of the presidential election, Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised millions of dollars — more than double what she raised for her own campaign — in order to fund recount efforts in three states that Donald Trump won: Pennsylvania, …
By Amée LaTour

What Seema Verma Could Mean For Medicaid

As Donald Trump prepares to move into the White House and Republicans maintain majorities in both the House and the Senate going into 2017, Obamacare is on the chopping block. This we knew already, as Congressional Republicans have tried to repeal ke…
By Amée LaTour

Obama Has Commuted A Record Number Of Sentences

During his second term, President Barack Obama made a goal of reducing the number of nonviolent drug offenders in prison. Since then, Obama has granted a historic number of commutations to federal prisoners with such charges. On Tuesday, he added 79 …
By Amée LaTour

Craziest Quotes From Trump's NYTimes Interview

On Tuesday, Donald Trump sat down with The New York Times for an interview as president-elect. The interview got off to a rocky start before it even began, with Trump canceling the New York Times meeting over Twitter earlier in the morning, claiming …
By Amée LaTour

Bill de Blasio Has A Plan To Stop Donald Trump

As Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House, Democratic senators, representatives, and governors are choosing between a grit-your-teeth/wait-and-see tack and a plan-the-resistance approach. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is definitely in th…
By Amée LaTour

This Sanders Comment Is Being Misinterpreted

Following remarks Sen. Bernie Sanders made at a book signing event in Boston on Sunday, headlines began pouring out about how he supposedly thinks the Democratic Party should "ditch" identity politics, or that the party should "move away" from it. Th…
By Amée LaTour

Trump May Face Some Obamacare Obstacles

As GOP lawmakers maintain majorities in both chambers of Congress and Republican President-elect Donald Trump assumes the White House heading into 2017, one of the primary questions on many Americans' minds is: What happens if Republicans repeal Obam…
By Amée LaTour

This Sanders Surrogate Might Be Part Of Trump Team

Donald Trump has spent his first two weeks as president-elect announcing his picks for key Cabinet positions within his coming administration. As he approaches choices for economic and national security positions, Trump met with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gab…
By Amée LaTour

Steve Bannon Will Have Power As Senior Counselor

President-Elect Donald Trump is facing intense scrutiny over his choice of former Breitbart president Steve Bannon, who is accused of fomenting white nationalist rage through his news site, for a top position within his administration. Bannon was the…
By Amée LaTour

What Keith Ellison Wants For The Democratic Party

As the Democratic Party searches for its soul in the wake of Donald Trump's defeat of Hillary Clinton, one of the key decisions to be made is who the next head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will be. The DNC leadership came crumbling down…
By Amée LaTour

13 Fake Obama-Biden Quotes We Wish Were Real

Regardless of where you stand politically, it's hard to dispute that Barack Obama and Joe Biden have developed an endearing bromance over the past eight years of leading the nation together. As the country reels in the wake of Donald Trump's electora…
By Amée LaTour

The Senate Move That Could Repeal Obamacare

Republicans in Congress have been leading the charge to repeal the Affordable Care Act since it came into effect. With the law's originator serving as president, those attempts have been unsuccessful. Now, with Republicans controlling both chambers o…
By Amée LaTour

Harry Reid Wants To Hold Trump Accountable

On Tuesday, Senate leaders issued their first speeches since the election. The results were hard to swallow for many Democratic lawmakers, and especially the retiring Senate minority leader Harry. As the transcript of Harry Reid's speech shows, he an…
By Amée LaTour