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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

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

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

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

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

Surprise! Trump Loves The Electoral College Now

Donald Trump's Twitter fits are nothing new. He's been at this for a long time. He was especially active on the platform during election night of 2012 when, apparently camping out on the border of Confusionland and Misinformationville, Trump thought …
By Amée LaTour

Medicaid's Future Under Donald Trump And The GOP

It's been a week full of questions as the nation tries to imagine what changes a Donald Trump presidency will bring to the United States. A primary policy area of concern, especially with Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress as well as t…
By Amée LaTour

The Best Way To Contact Your Representatives

Capitol Hill can feel far away. And, though we have a chance to make ourselves heard each Election Day, that's about the extent of the message our senators and representatives get from many of us. But there's a whole lot of legislating that goes on b…
By Amée LaTour

Will Bernie Sanders Run For Office Again?

After the 2016 election, those who are — how should I say it? — displeased with the results are turning our attention toward how to most effectively resist what is poised to be a strong push for conservative and Trumpian agendas with Republicans taki…
By Amée LaTour

The Voters Who Flipped From Obama To Trump

In the wake of Donald Trump's upset over Hillary Clinton, it sometimes feels like every American who did not vote for Trump has been wrestling with the question of why so many did. Some attribute his win to his racist, xenophobic, and/or sexist rheto…
By Amée LaTour

Can Keith Ellison Turn The Dem Party Around?

Keith Ellison has served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Minnesota's fifth district since 2007. And now, he's one of the top names in the running for the next chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Although Ellison has…
By Amée LaTour