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

Activists Are Worried Christine Ford's Testimony Could Play Out Like A Criminal Trial

After Republicans postponed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation vote scheduled for Thursday in order to hear from the woman accusing him of sexual assault, discussions began about how the Senate Judiciary Committee should approach Christine…
By Lauren Holter

Kamala Harris Made Her Thoughts On The Kavanaugh Allegations Crystal Clear

The California senator who participated in Democrats' efforts to postpone Brett Kavanaugh's initial confirmation hearing spoke out about new allegations against the judicial appointee on Tuesday. Kamala Harris' comments on Christine Blasey Ford made…
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The Lawmaker Christine Ford Talked To Explains How The Kavanaugh Accuser Came Forward

The congresswoman Brett Kavanaugh's accuser first confided in defended Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) against criticisms that she mishandled the accusation on Monday. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-California) said Christine Blasey Ford contacted her…
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Joe Biden Took A Strong Stance In Support Of Kavanaugh's Accuser & All Survivors

Because the former vice president remembers the last time a Supreme Court nominee was publicly accused of sexual misconduct, he wants Congress' response to be different this time around. Joe Biden discussed Christine Blasey Ford and Anita Hill on…
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5 Ridiculously Expensive Furniture Pieces Trump Officials Have In Their Offices & Homes

Members of Donald Trump's cabinet have been embroiled in financial scandals since he took office. While the current administration is believed to be the wealthiest in history, Trump officials have made extravagant purchases for their offices and…
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Ivanka Trump Is Reportedly Worried About Her Dad Getting Impeached

President Donald Trump's children have tirelessly defended him against any and all criticism since he first launched his bid for office. But the release of Bob Woodward's White House exposé and the New York Times op-ed about "the resistance inside…
By Lauren Holter

New York’s Letitia James Is On Track To Break One More Political Record

In the competitive race for New York attorney general, Letitia James is likely to become the first black woman to hold statewide office in New York, The Hill reports. After former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned in May amid…
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A Judge Just Issued A Major Blow To Betsy Devos’ Student Loan Policy

A decision from the U.S. Education secretary to roll back rules aimed at protecting students from being defrauded by predatory colleges immediately came under fire from advocacy groups — and a federal judge backed up those criticisms on Wednesday.…
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Hurricane Florence's Category 2 Rating Doesn't Mean It Won't Be Destructive

The storm barreling toward the Carolinas is expected to make landfall late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Although the National Hurricane Center downgraded Hurricane Florence to a Category 2 storm Wednesday night, it's still considered a…
By Lauren Holter

Planned Parenthood Just Named A New President — Here's What You Need To Know About Her

According to a press release from Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Leana Wen will replace Cecile Richards as Planned Parenthood's president. Richards announced in January that she would be leaving her post after 12 years leading the health organization, and…
By Lauren Holter

Prisons In Hurricane Florence’s Mandatory Evacuation Zones Aren’t Moving Inmates

As the East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence, some prisons in mandatory evacuation zones aren't moving inmates out of the area, Mother Jones reports. Officials warned more than one million people in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia to…
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Elizabeth Smart Says It’s “Incomprehensible” That Her Kidnapper Will Be Released

Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped at knifepoint and held captive for nine months when she was 14-years-old. Now, 16 years later, one of Smart's kidnappers is set to be released from prison after the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole reversed a previous…
By Lauren Holter

Women Running For Governor In 2018 Aren’t Just Breaking Records — They’re Shattering Them

Just six states' governors mansions are currently occupied by a woman, but this year's gubernatorial races could double that number. Women running for governor in 2018 are shattering the previous record of women gubernatorial nominees in one…
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Trump Took A Swipe At San Juan's Mayor In A Tweet Supposedly About Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence heads toward the Carolina coasts, the president took to Twitter Wednesday morning to stoke his feud with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. President Donald Trump's tweet about the impending hurricane praised his…
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A Planned Parenthood Was Set On Fire & It's Part Of A Scary Trend Of Violence

As the investigation continues into who started a fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Watsonville, California in July, the FBI is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arsonist's arrest. The local Watsonville Police…
By Lauren Holter

Trump And Pence Both Used This Controversial Term In Their 9/11 Memorial Speeches

The president and vice president commemorated the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in separate ceremonies on Tuesday, but both Donald Trump and Mike Pence referenced "radical Islamic terrorism." Trump has used the phrase often since…
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Seth Meyers Compared Trump Staffers To Your Favorite Throwback Jam

The fact that President Donald Trump has suggested that the U.S. attorney general investigate which senior official wrote a scathing New York Times op-ed that claimed the commander-in-chief has "misguided impulses" doesn't sit right with the Late…
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Christiane Amanpour Took Over Charlie Rose’s Time Slot With A Tense Interview

After the PBS veteran was ousted amid allegations of sexual harassment, a well-known female journalist stepped in to take over his nightly time slot. Christiane Amanpour's new PBS show replaced Charlie Rose's talk show on Monday, kicking off with an…
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Nancy Pelosi Has Been In Congress For More Than 30 Years — And Just Got This Honor

Despite serving in Congress for more than three decades, Nancy Pelosi's new TIME magazine cover marks the first issue that's granted her that honor. Entitled "The Persistence of Nancy Pelosi," the cover story encapsulates that very fact, as well…
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You Need To Watch Kamala Harris Grill Trump’s SCOTUS Pick On The Mueller Probe

The Democratic senator from California has led the charge in pressing President Donald Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee on abortion, as well as the FBI probe into the 2016 Trump campaign. Video of Kamala Harris' Mueller questions for Brett…
By Lauren Holter