Clarissa-Jan Lim
Clarissa-Jan is Bustle's associate news editor. She likes food, politics, mezcal, music, and cackling.
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Here's How Much Money Super Bowl Announcer Cris Collinsworth Is Worth

From wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals to NFL commentator, this particular man has had a successful career in football for decades. On Sunday, he will be the announcer for the 2018 Super Bowl, and if you're seeing him on the field, you might b…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

These #YoMemoJokes About The Nunes Memo Will Make You Ugly Laugh So Hard

Rep. Devin Nunes warned that the memo he would release would be revelatory and damning. Republicans who had claimed to have seen it declared it was "worse than Watergate." So when the Nunes memo was released on Friday and quickly dissected, many were…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

Joe Kennedy Shares An Alma Mater With Obama

Leaders of the Democratic Party announced this week that Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, will be delivering its response to President Trump's State of the Union on Jan. 30. Chosen to play such a prominent national role, there's already heightened…
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This Is The Man Democrats Have Chosen To Respond To Trump's State Of The Union

All eyes will be on President Trump on the evening of Jan. 30 when he delivers his first State of the Union (SOTU) address to Congress. As is typical of an opposition party following the president's annual speech, Democrats are gearing up for their r…
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Meet 7 Women Under 21 Who Are Already Fighting For Repro Rights

It's been 45 years since the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision, but the fight to secure women's reproductive rights still is ongoing. And the battle isn't just being waged in state legislatures and between lobbying organizations anymore: …
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

23 Women's March Signs That Are Fierce & Feminist As Hell

Thousands took to the streets in cities across the country on Saturday, Jan. 20, to participate in this year's Women's March. The demonstrations were as exuberant and hopeful as they were the year before, and the feminist, funny signs from this 2018 …
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Here's What It Means For The Government To Shut Down Now

Democrats and Republicans in the Senate could not come to an agreement on a short-term funding measure on Friday night, and for the first time since 2013, the government came to a grinding halt. While lawmakers returned to Congress on Saturday mornin…
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Trump Accidentally Told An Anti-Abortion Crowd Babies Shouldn't Be Born

President Trump became the first sitting president in U.S. history to address the anti-abortion March for Life rally on Friday via a live video feed. While it signaled his administration's steadfast position on reproductive rights, the president botc…
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Chelsea Manning Will Run For U.S. Senate In Maryland

On Saturday, The Washington Post reported that Chelsea Manning has filed to run for Senate. She will run in Maryland as a Democrat against Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, according to federal election filings that Post reporter Justin Jouvenal looked at.…
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You Need To See This Video Of A Reporter Straight-Up Asking Trump If He's A Racist

Not two weeks into 2018 and President Trump has caused an international outcry for reportedly calling El Salvador, Haiti, and other African nations "sh*thole countries." On Friday at the White House signing of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day proclamatio…
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Charlottesville Has Elected A Black Woman As Mayor For The First Time Ever

In August 2017, white nationalists descended on a college town in Virginia for a rally that turned violent, sparking the explosion of a national reckoning with racism in the U.S. On Tuesday, not five months after that deadly white nationalist rally,…
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These Photos Of A Frozen Niagara Falls Look Straight Out Of 'Game Of Thrones'

Winter is upon us, and by God, is it terrible. In some parts of the country, temperatures dipped below freezing on Christmas — and it hasn't risen above that since. With the frigid cold, strong winds, and a so-called bomb cyclone set to barrel across…
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How The Bomb Cyclone Is Going To Mess Up Your Commute

Already experiencing a brutally frigid winter, New Yorkers are bracing for more extreme cold weather come Thursday. A so-called winter hurricane is expected to barrel through the East Coast, and meteorologists have warned that this "bombogenesis," or…
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Hoda Kotb & Savannah Guthrie Are Actual BFF Goals

On Tuesday, Savannah Guthrie announced that Hoda Kotb would be its new permanent co-anchor, marking a new, women-led era for the program. And judging by the celebratory mood on Today, it was clear that Kotb and Guthrie's friendship and chemistry will…
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Why Hota Kotb's Net Worth Could Skyrocket At 'Today'

NBC's Today show viewers got a delightful surprise on Tuesday morning, when Savannah Guthrie announced on the show that Hoda Kotb would be the show's new permanent co-host. NBC did not say whether its longtime journalist, whose net worth reportedly s…
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The Pentagon Released This UFO Video & It's Spooky As Hell

On Saturday, The New York Times and POLITICO reported that the Pentagon acknowledged it investigates unidentified flying objects under a secret program. The Times report also included a spooky video of Navy officers chasing a UFO that might just conv…
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We Got A Body Language Expert To Analyze The Trumps' Christmas Photo & Hoooo Boy

This week, Donald and Melania Trump released their first official Christmas portrait as first couple, capping a tumultuous 11 months in the White House with a photo of them in the Cross Hall, framed by Christmas decorations as they beam at the camera…
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Trump's Attempt To Take Away Your Affordable Birth Control Is On Hold — For Now

The Trump administration's effort to allow companies to opt out of providing employees birth control coverage on religious or moral grounds has hit a roadblock. On Friday, a federal judge blocked Trump's rollback of Obamacare's birth control mandate,…
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The Trumps' Christmas Photo Is Here & Twitter Can't Help But Notice Something Missing

The Trumps unveiled their first official White House Christmas portrait this week, featuring Donald and Melania Trump flanked by flags and Christmas trees in the Cross Hall. Once the first lady shared it on social media on Thursday, Twitter immediate…
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Republicans In Congress Just Struck A Deal To Pass Trump's Tax Cuts

The GOP's sweeping tax legislation is on track to advance to President Trump's desk by Christmas. House and Senate Republicans announced a tax bill deal in principle on Wednesday that could go to a a final vote as early as next week. Two GOP aides to…
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