Lauren Holter
News writer based in New York. From the South but the accent's (mostly) gone. I always have snacks.

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Why Doug Jones Might Have To Wait Weeks Before Getting Sworn In

The special election battle over the Alabama Senate seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions became a high-stakes race for both Republicans and Democrats. The GOP candidate's campaign was plagued by accusations of child molestation and sexu…
By Lauren Holter

Doug Jones Has Made His Stance On Abortion Crystal Clear

Alabama's contentious special election came to a close Tuesday when voters elected a Democrat to fill the vacant Senate seat. While debates surrounding women's health weren't at the center of the race, the two candidates' views on reproductive rights…
By Lauren Holter

We Need To Talk About Why White Women Voted For A Man Accused Of Assaulting Women

The Alabama special election created some serious 2016 déjà vu. Amidst numerous accusations of child molestation and sexual assault against him, a majority of white women voted for Roy Moore in Alabama's special election on Tuesday. The results were …
By Lauren Holter

The White House Is Getting A Bunch Of Randos To Say Trump's Accusers Lied

Despite the president's continuous denials, Trump's accusers refuse to back down. Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, and Rachel Crooks appeared on TODAY and held a press conference Monday to reiterate their claims of sexual harassment and assault, and t…
By Lauren Holter

56 Women Are Demanding A Formal Investigation Of Trump After His Accusers Spoke Out

President Trump has repeatedly denied all allegations of sexual harassment and assault, but his dismissals aren't sufficient for some women in Congress. On Monday, 56 female Democrats called for a congressional investigation into Trump's alleged beha…
By Lauren Holter

Why Merriam-Webster's Pick For 2017 Word Of The Year Will Give All Feminists Hope

Every year, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary distinguishes one word that received increased attention and interest throughout the year. There's no disputing that a lot has happened in 2017, giving the dictionary plenty of words to choose from. But in t…
By Lauren Holter

Why A Documentary Film Non-Profit Is Organizing Trump’s Accusers

On Monday morning via Facebook, three of President Trump's accusers held a press conference with Brave New Films calling for Congress to investigate the commander-in-chief's alleged sexual misconduct. Trump has repeatedly denied all allegations again…
By Lauren Holter

Police Are Investigating An "Explosion" At New York's Port Authority Station

Police responded to reports of a possible explosion at New York City's Port Authority bus terminal Monday morning, and subways were evacuated from the station. The New York City Police Department tweeted that it received "reports of an explosion of u…
By Lauren Holter

Gloria Steinem Won’t Call Trump The “President” — She Calls Him This Instead

The same day Time magazine designated "The Silence Breakers" 2017's Person of the Year, Gloria Steinem called President Trump the "harasser in chief." Speaking at the Massachusetts Conference for Women on Wednesday, the feminist icon explained that a…
By Lauren Holter

This Phenomenon Is Fueling Southern California's Devastating Fires

Multiple active wildfires are burning across Southern California, closing roads, forcing people to flee their homes, and taking dozens of lives. The main ingredient fueling the flames are the Santa Ana winds, but you may be wondering: What exactly ar…
By Lauren Holter

How You Can Track The Southern California Wildfires Ripping Across The State

Extensive flames have engulfed large sections of Southern California, causing acres of damage and forcing hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate. On Wednesday, a new fire bubbled up in the middle of Los Angeles, raising the number of active f…
By Lauren Holter

A Hero Cop From The Pulse Shooting Will Lose His Job & He Thinks It's Because Of His PTSD

After helping usher people to safety following the devastating shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, Officer Omar Delgado is being let go from the Eatonville Police Department. Delgado, the 45-year old corporal, believes his PTSD related to the mass…
By Lauren Holter

Why Minnesota's Woman Lieutenant Governor Could Be The Perfect Replacement For Al Franken

Amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, Senate Democrats have called on Sen. Al Franken to step aside. Minnesota's junior senator hasn't signaled that he plans to do so, but he is set to make an announcement Thursday morning that some expect …
By Lauren Holter

This One Detail On ’TIME’s Silence Breakers Cover Will Devastate You

"The Silence Breakers" were named TIME magazine's Person of the Year, casting the spotlight on the women (and a few men) who refused to remain quiet about harassment, abuse, and assault. The magazine cover featured five women who spoke up about misco…
By Lauren Holter

Why It’s So Important That ‘TIME’ Included 2 Men As “Silence Breakers”

TIME magazine's choice for 2017 Person of the Year recognized women's immeasurable influence, but also made an important point about gender stereotypes. In naming "The Silence Breakers" 2017's Person of the Year Wednesday morning, TIME listed Ashley …
By Lauren Holter

Women Are Tweeting The Most Powerful Responses To 'TIME's Person Of The Year

Considering 2017 has been a tumultuous year for America and the world at large, TIME's Person of the Year award provided the opportunity to reflect on everything that has happened. Would the honoree be an influential political leader, someone reshapi…
By Lauren Holter

'TIME' Names "The Silence Breakers" 2017's Person Of The Year

TIME magazine's Person of the Year is always a highly anticipated honor, but after the past year of unprecedented upheaval, the honor is going to the group of women breaking the silence. 2017 won't go down in history as having been an easy year, but …
By Lauren Holter

Roy Moore's Spokeswoman Told A Pregnant Anchor His Opponent Wants To Kill Her Unborn Child

Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore is running on a firm anti-abortion platform, which his campaign team often reminds reporters. In a Tuesday interview, a Moore spokesperson referenced a CNN reporter's pregnancy while talking about Moore's opposi…
By Lauren Holter

Here's What Mike Pence Really Thought About Trump's 'Access Hollywood' Tape — REPORT

The release of the Access Hollywood tape weeks before the 2016 election could have been the breaking point for Donald Trump's presidential bid. Republicans, including Trump's running mate, were forced to reckon with their nominee bragging on tape abo…
By Lauren Holter

John Oliver Grilled Dustin Hoffman About His Sexual Harassment Allegations & It Got Ugly

While interviewing Dustin Hoffman before a 20th anniversary screening of Wag the Dog on Monday, John Oliver said he needed to address the "elephant in the room." The Q&A then got tense as Oliver asked Hoffman about sexual harassment allegations again…
By Lauren Holter