Jessicah Lahitou
Jessicah Lahitou's writing currently focuses on Politics and Education. With a degree in Lit Studies from the University of Denver, Jess also climbs up on the occasional Need to Read soapbox.

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How Doug Jones' Wife, Louise, Helped Him Get Elected

The special election in Alabama is over and Democrat Doug Jones is heading to the Senate. In a southern state as deep-red as Alabama, that sentence would read like a fantasy even a few short weeks ago. But it's happening, and that's brought a spotlig…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Why Everyone Is Talking About This Epic Clip Of Jake Tapper & Roy Moore’s Spokesman

CNN host Jake Tapper has demonstrated a reliable willingness to ask hard questions, regardless of his guests' political background. But when speaking with Roy Moore spokesman Ted Crockett on Tuesday, Tapper didn't so much press a question as he did r…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Celebrities React To Doug Jones Winning Alabama & They're Straight-Up Euphoric

Democrat Doug Jones' win over Republican Roy Moore in Alabama's special election Senate race on Tuesday was a welcome surprise for many. A Democrat hadn't won a Senate seat in the Yellowhammer State since Richard Shelby's 1992 victory. But Jones did …
By Jessicah Lahitou

Trump Is Reportedly Pissed At Nikki Haley For Saying His Accusers "Should Be Heard"

Over the past two months, dozens of high-profile, powerful men have either resigned or been fired after facing allegations of sexual harassment and/or assault. The reverberations finally reached Washington, D.C., last week with the announced resignat…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Trump Insults Kirsten Gillibrand & She Snaps Back With Pure Class

In his signature uncensored fashion, President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand came "begging" him for donations in the recent past. But it was his parenthetical aside — that she would "do anything" for financial contr…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Jimmy Kimmel Begs Congress To Save Kids' Health Insurance & It'll Move You To Tears

No stranger to politics at this point, Jimmy Kimmel returned to his late night show Monday with another plea for Congress. Toting his baby son Billy, Kimmel pleaded with Congress to save CHIP — the Children's Health Insurance Program, which ran out o…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Trump Will Release His Medical Exam Results After Concerns About His Slurred Speech

During a speech President Trump gave Wednesday, many observers noticed something different about his vocal delivery. The president seemed to have difficulty pronouncing certain words, with "s" sounds in particular coming out slurred. Amid concerns ov…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Why These 35 Men & Women Were Chosen As 'TIME's 'Silence Breakers'

TIME released its annual "Person of the Year" issue on Wednesday morning, but its 2017 choice wasn't just one individual. Instead, it dedicated its vaunted cover to a group of men and women TIME dubs "The Silence Breakers." It's a term designating th…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Why The Supreme Court's Gay Wedding Cake Case Could Be A Disaster For Women's Rights

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights. The case concerns an owner of the Colorado bakery Masterpiece Cakeshop who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and the ensuing legal batt…
By Jessicah Lahitou

A Major Bank Has Handed Mueller The Financial Records Of Trump & His Family

Amid special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, he has subpoenaed Trump's financial records. News broke Tuesday morning that Deutsche Bank has given Mueller's investigation Trump's personal bank acc…
By Jessicah Lahitou

A Massive Wildfire Is Razing Southern California & Forcing Thousands To Evacuate

The year 2017 already marked the most destructive wildfire season in California's history. And on Monday night, another blaze decimated more acreage, caused thousands of homes to be evacuated, and endangered many more lives. The Thomas fire burned th…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Trump's Response To Flynn's Guilty Plea Is To Hide & Blame Obama

As news broke that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, the attention shifted to President Trump and how he would react. So far, he's hardly reacted at all: When journalists outside the White House shoute…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Michael Flynn Has Plead Guilty To Lying To The FBI About Russia

In the latest development of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, retired Gen. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI on Friday morning. The former national security adviser to Presi…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Michael Flynn Charged In Russia Investigation & Is Expected To Plead Guilty

Retired Gen. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser to President Trump, is scheduled for a plea hearing at 10:30 a.m. ET on Friday. The announcement indicates that Flynn will plead guilty to lying to the FBI. The plea bargain comes as pa…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Matt Lauer's Lawyers Are Reportedly Trying To Get Him A $30 Million Payout From NBC

Matt Lauer, the longtime host of NBC's morning Today show, was abruptly fired this week over a "detailed" allegation of sexual harassment. After he was let go, several more allegations have been made public; Lauer issued an apology, but said some of …
By Jessicah Lahitou

This Is The Deadliest Place To Be Transgender In America

A recent FBI report showed that the number of hate crimes in America, including against transgender people, rose in 2016 for the second year in a row. And we now know, according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), that 2017 is the deadliest year on r…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Savannah Guthrie Reported Matt Lauer’s Firing On-Air In An Emotional Video

Matt Lauer's abrupt termination from NBC News immediately made headlines on Wednesday morning. In an emotional moment on the Today show, his co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie reported Lauer's firing on-air for alleged "inappropriate sexual beha…
By Jessicah Lahitou

Revenge Porn Isn't Illegal In Some States. This New Bill Would Make It A Crime Everywhere

A deluge of recent headlines accusing dozens of high-profile men of sexual harassment and assault can make it hard to believe the United States is progressing on those issues, but a new bill is one reason to argue the country is doing just that. Cong…
By Jessicah Lahitou

A Judge Rules Trump Can't Stop Trans People From Enlisting In The Military On Jan. 1

President Trump's ban on allowing transgender individuals to serve in the military hit another legal wall on Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, based in the District of Columbia, denied the administration's request to postpone …
By Jessicah Lahitou

A Former Intern Says Charlie Rose Forced Her To Watch A Graphic Sex Scene With Him

After an initial round of sexual misconduct allegations from women who worked with Charlie Rose resulted in him being fired by multiple networks, another woman alleged Rose made her watch a sex scene from a movie while she was working as an intern on…
By Jessicah Lahitou