A journalist by way of a law degree, Cheyna covers politics and the election. Obsessively curious, passionate storyteller, and occasional backpacker.

The Original Power Rangers Made Me A Feminist

In my parents' basement, there are boxes filled with precious items that defined my youth — Power Rangers paraphernalia. From costumes to action figures to VHS tapes, these items are all worn, not just from time but from obsessive use. The Mighty…
By Cheyna Roth

No One Covered Climate Change At The Debate

During the second presidential debate, a man became a hero for all of about four days ... at least until his downfall. True, Ken Bone was eventually tossed aside when someone looked into Bone's less-than-savory Reddit history. But once upon a time,…
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Donald Trump's Iraq Audio Clears The Mystery Up

Before there were sex scandals and hot microphones exposing sexual assault monologues. Before people rising from the dead to commit voter fraud became a hot button issue. Right around the time of the never ending "Mr. Trump, send out your tax…
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Donald & Melania Trump Can't Agree On His Apology

During the third presidential debate, Republican nominee Donald Trump said he didn't apologize to Melania over the various sexual assault allegations. But Twitter thought otherwise. Many took to social media to highlight the CNN interview Melania…
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The Clinton-Trump Puppet Exchange Saves The Night

It took all of maybe ten minutes before Twitter exploded with what might be the most quotable/tweetable presidential debate yet. With Republican nominee Donald Trump talking about ripping out babies and saying he wants to keep out "bad hombres," the…
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Write-In Candidates Running For President In 2016

If you are not currently stuck somewhere between exhausted and "so over it," you probably haven't been paying that much attention to this year's presidential election. It has been a doozy of a year with both major party candidates battling ongoing…
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Mike Pence Relentlessly Pivoted During The Debate

Well, we all survived yet another debate. Granted, the stakes of the vice presidential debate were not as high for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's run toward the presidency as their own debates are. But some are wondering if one person had more…
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"Whip Out That Mexican Thing" Jokes Are Hilarious

There are certain words and phrases that, if said, will elicit reactions from people. "Moist" tends to make people cringe. The phrase "get off" must always be used with care. And really any use of "pearl necklace," "tea bag," "bone," and "stroke"…
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Mike Pence & Tim Kaine Have A Couple Similarities

We always knew that this was inevitable. A media event that puts two people side-by-side for over an hour is bound to draw comparisons to various other pairings. And because of Twitter, we have a treasure trove of comparisons. Some are actual…
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Charlotte Pence Is A Talented Writer

While her dad gears up for the vice presidential debate tonight, Charlotte Pence may very well be taking vigorous notes for a future book. The daughter of Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is an author. And if the saying is really true…
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Mike Pence Is A Huge Fan Of Dick Cheney

Some vice presidents go down in infamy or adoration. Some are quickly forgotten. But whatever their legacy, being a literal heartbeat away from the presidency is an important job, and a club that holds very few living members. With only three living…
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These Lester Hold Tweets Feel For The Moderator

The debate has come and gone, but we will probably continue to fight about it for days to come. Why was Republican nominee Donald Trump sniffling all the time? Did Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton answer the email questions adequately? And of…
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This Should Be Clinton's New Campaign Slogan

On Monday evening during the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton quoted Michelle Obama, just days before the First Lady helps the Democratic nominee campaign. When the topic inevitably turned to Trump's support of the "birther" movement,…
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The Rules Of The Debate Were Totally Neglected

In the days leading up to the debate, there has been one thing on the mind of the American people besides the breakup of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: the presidential debate. Millions of people watched as Republican presidential nominee Donald…
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Tweets About Trump At The Debate Are Hilarious

If you thought Twitter was abuzz before the debates, it was a downright swarm of killer bees during the debates Monday night. No matter your politics, Twitter has become the sounding board of our nation. A place where we can openly discuss our most…
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Mike Pence Will Have A Prime Seat At The Debate

Monday night is a big night for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Dare it be called a huuuggeee night?) And when you have a big night, particularly a night where you are expected to perform for potentially millions of viewers, you…
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Clinton Has Announced Her Veep

As of Friday, the day following the so-bad-it's-good Republican National Convention, you can put your Hillary Clinton vice presidential nominee bracket away because the former Secretary of State has made a decision, according to an exclusive report…
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6 Republican Convention-Goers Talk Melania Trump

Melania Trump's Republican National Convention speech is the speech that, for Tuesday anyway, just won't die. Trump's speech is being discussed more than anything else that has taken place thus far during the convention, and not for good reasons.…
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The Democrats At The RNC Convention

In the weeks leading up to the Republican National Convention, there was plenty of chatter over which members of the GOP establishment would be there, and who wouldn't. Recently, Ohio Gov. John Kasich was lambasted by presumptive Republican…
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There's A Much Bigger Issue Behind All Of This

I went to elementary school with this kid who was kind of a bully, kind of ridiculous, and known to be a liar. He had this watch that he could make beep constantly. It was disruptive and incredibly annoying. We all knew it was his watch. We saw him…
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