Hillary E. Crawford
Associate News Editor @Bustle, forever in love with R.W. Emerson, either debating politics or hoarding succulents

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Kellyanne Conway May Have Broken The Law When She Trashed Roy Moore's Opponent

Kellyanne Conway has said a lot of things on national TV. That time she pushed for "alternative facts" particularly comes to mind. But this time around, a former U.S. Office of Government Ethics director is filing a complaint with the U.S. Office of …
By Hillary E. Crawford

You Can Find Out If You Liked Or Followed Any Russian Facebook Propaganda

Months after the election ended, America has been grappling with the accusation that Russian trolls posted divisive political ads before the election took place. It's estimated that when all was said and done, posts from these accounts reached about …
By Hillary E. Crawford

Taylor Swift's "Call It What You Want" Lyrics About Joe Alwyn Will Make You "Awwww"

Now that Taylor Swift dropped another track from her upcoming album, fans are already speculating who she's singing about. While she's likely the only one who knows that answer for sure, some of Swift's "Call It What You Want" lyrics seem to be about…
By Hillary E. Crawford

How Trump Is Using The NYC Attack To Push His Own "Extreme Vetting Program"

After a man drove onto a bike path in New York City and killed eight people, Trump used the attack to promote his "extreme vetting program" on Twitter. Whereas attacks committed by white men, such as the Las Vegas shooting, only prompted "thoughts an…
By Hillary E. Crawford

Trump Tweeted “Not In The U.S.A.” After The NYC Attack & People Think It's Ironic

After a truck killed eight people near the World Trade Center in what is now being considered a terrorist attack, Trump promptly reacted on Twitter. Yes, he sent his "thoughts, condolences and prayers" to the victims and their families, but he also m…
By Hillary E. Crawford

Eminem's Anti-Trump Freestyle Inspired Seth Meyers To Try It Himself

On Wednesday night, NBC's Late Night host Seth Meyers drew from Eminem's anti-Trump freestyle that had Twitter buzzing the night prior. Ultimately, Meyers asked the same question Eminem's freestyle ended with: Do you want to choose me or him (Trump)?…
By Hillary E. Crawford

Trump Says NFL Should've Immediately Suspended Colin Kaepernick For Kneeling

On Wednesday evening, during an interview on Fox's Hannity, Trump sharply criticized Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers NFL player who began the trend of kneeling during the National Anthem. Kaepernick has explained that the move is in protest of how Americ…
By Hillary E. Crawford

Here's How Much Mike Pence's NFL Walk-Out Cost Taxpayers

On Sunday afternoon, Mike Pence was at the Colts-49ers game in Indiana one minute and gone the next. After some NFL players decided to kneel during the National Anthem, as they had during prior games, Pence and his wife, Karen, left their seats and p…
By Hillary E. Crawford

A Fatal Shooting Has Put Texas Tech University Under Lockdown

On Monday evening, CNN reported that a Texas Tech University police officer was shot dead, according to Jonathan Seaborn, a university spokesman. Because the shooter has not been arrested, Texas Tech University was put under lockdown. Update: Texas T…
By Hillary E. Crawford

Watch Hillary Clinton Call Out The GOP For Selling Its Soul To The Gun Lobby

On Wednesday evening The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon welcomed Hillary Clinton to the stage. As always, the former Democratic presidential candidate and secretary of state refused to stay silent on the issues that truly matter to her. And after the…
By Hillary E. Crawford

Veteran & Vegas Victim Christopher Roybal Had The "Biggest Heart"

After the Las Vegas mass shooting that left at least 58 dead and over 500 injured, America is taking a pause to remember each and every innocent victim. One of those individuals lost in the Las Vegas shooting was Christopher Roybal, a 28-year-old Nav…
By Hillary E. Crawford

The "Good Guy With A Gun" Excuse Isn't Just Outdated — It's Dangerous

After a mass shooting killed at least 58 people late Sunday night in Las Vegas and injured over 500 others, America is revisiting the debate over gun control. In an effort to debunk the efficacy of stricter gun laws, some gun owners resort to the "go…
By Hillary E. Crawford

This Televangelist Blames The Vegas Attack On People Who "Take A Knee"

After the horrific attack in Las Vegas late Sunday night, certain people used their national platform to spread some poorly reasoned ideas about it. One of those individuals is Televangelist Pat Robertson, who blamed the Las Vegas attack on Americans…
By Hillary E. Crawford

These Organizations Are Helping Puerto Rican Women Recover After Maria

It's been a week since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, yet residents of the U.S. territory are still struggling to obtain the necessities. Though the hurricane's 150 mile per hour winds and torrential downpours have affected the entire …
By Hillary E. Crawford

This One Tweet Calls Out Hugh Hefner's Problematic 'Playboy' Legacy

On Wednesday night, Playboy Enterprises announced that its founder Hugh Hefner had died at 91 years old. But Twitter's reaction to the news was anything but unified. While some social media users remembered the businessman's contribution to LGBTQ rig…
By Hillary E. Crawford

'Playboy' Founder Hugh Hefner Dies At 91

On Wednesday night, People magazine confirmed that Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died at age 91. He had been involved in the enterprise since the magazine's first issue was published in December 1953. Over the next couple of decades during the…
By Hillary E. Crawford

These "Dotard" Jokes Can't Get Over Kim Jong Un's New Nickname For Trump

On Thursday, Kim Jong Un lashed out at Donald Trump for threatening to "totally destroy" North Korea during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. It's rare for Kim to make official statements that make it to the United States, b…
By Hillary E. Crawford

Tiffany Trump Watched Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speak About Women & Law At Georgetown

Americans oftentimes associate Trump's older children (Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka) with their father's politics, and that's fair considering each one of them has assisted Trump in the White House. However, Trump's youngest daughter Tiffany hasn't i…
By Hillary E. Crawford

Here's What Trump Actually Meant When He Said "Nambia"

At a meeting with African leaders during the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, the president made yet another verbal blunder, and it didn't go unnoticed. Trump name-dropped "Nambia" at the UN meeting, and there's a reason you've never hea…
By Hillary E. Crawford

The iPhone X Stole The Spotlight From The iPhone 8 & Twitter Is Shook

On Tuesday afternoon, Apple really outdid itself. It's safe to say the company went above and beyond by announcing the release of not just one new iPhone generation, but two: the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and the iPhone X. The Apple team has proven that it…
By Hillary E. Crawford