Madhuri Sathish
News & politics writer. Californian expat and Northwestern alumna living in Paris. Dedicated to social justice, Harry Potter, and learning as much about the world as possible.

Michelle Obama Is Returning To Politics & It’s Controversial For An Unexpected Reason

As the 2018 midterm elections draw closer, former First Lady Michelle Obama is getting involved — but not necessarily in the way that Democrats had hoped. Michelle Obama's midterms plan begins with a voter registration drive, and it will be a nonpart…
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This Trump & Putin 'TIME' Cover Is The Creepiest Thing You’ll See Today

Donald Trump's press conference with Vladimir Putin earlier this week quickly generated controversy, with both Republicans and Democrats criticizing the president for defending the Russian leader. To further highlight this controversy, the TIME Trump…
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A Pro-Gun GOP Candidate Told This Shocking Story About Killing His Mom In Self-Defense

One of the candidates running for the Arizona state Senate shocked gun control advocates last week when he recalled shooting and killing a woman in reported self-defense over 50 years ago. During a meeting organized by the gun control group Moms Dema…
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Don Jr.'s Reported Ex Spoke Out About Trump & Whoa, She Really Went For It

Pop singer Aubrey O'Day was an outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter during the 2016 election and made it clear that she was heartbroken when Clinton lost. But O'Day has not been too vocal recently in her criticism of the current president — until now.…
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This Story Of A Teen’s Food Stand Almost Getting Shut Down Will Actually Inspire You

When 13-year-old Jaequan Faulkner first started selling hot dogs in front of his North Minneapolis home, he just wanted to earn some extra spending money. But after two years of running his hot dog stand, he received a call this summer from the Minne…
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The Consequences Of Trump’s Family Separation Policy Go Beyond What You Think

The Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy has come under intense scrutiny for its separation of migrant families at the border. However, even though Donald Trump signed an executive order to end family separations last month, his…
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These 3 States Set The Bar For Supporting Women In 2018 — Here's What To Do In Yours

In light of Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, Democrats are concerned that his potential replacement — his former clerk, Brett Kavanaugh — could endanger Roe v. Wade and other policies concerning reproductive freedom. But even as the Trump admini…
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Marla Maples Once Released An Ambient Music Album With The Dalai Lama & That's Not All

As her ex-husband's administration contends with backlash against its "zero-tolerance" immigration policy and its second appointment to the Supreme Court, Tiffany Trump's mom has largely avoided the political sphere. Nonetheless, she has been busy si…
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The First Video Of The Thai Soccer Players Post-Rescue Is Here & It'll Warm Your Heart

After 18 days, 12 Thai soccer players and their coach were rescued from the flooded cave where they had been trapped with little food and low oxygen levels. Now, the world's attention has shifted to the long recovery process that the boys have ahead …
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Why Border Patrol Is Accusing The NYC Mayor Of Breaking Immigration Laws

In his efforts to advocate for immigrant families, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio went down to the U.S.-Mexico border last month to see a holding facility for immigrant children. However, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has since accused Bill …
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What To Know About The Newest White House Staffer & The Allegations Against Him

Ever since Hope Hicks left the White House earlier this year, the communications director position has been vacant — until now. Donald Trump has tapped former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as deputy chief of staff for communications, despite numer…
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A School Wouldn’t Let Its Black Valedictorian Speak, So The Mayor Spotlighted Him, Instead

When Jaisaan Lovett became his Rochester, New York school's valedictorian, he expected to deliver a speech at the graduation ceremony. But despite being the school's first black valedictorian, Jaisann Lovett couldn't deliver his speech; after not rec…
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A Black Lawmaker In Oregon Had Police Called On Her While She Was Out Talking To Voters

An Oregon state representative was canvassing one of the neighborhoods in her district on Tuesday when she said that one of her constituents called the police on her. CBS News reported that black Oregon lawmaker Janelle Bynum had police called on her…
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Black Women Sent This Scathing Letter To Demand Top Democrats Support Maxine Waters

California Rep. Maxine Waters has been a vocal opponent of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, and recently called on members of the Democratic Party to protest administration officials in public spaces. She has since face…
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Trump's New Executive Order On Migrant Families Won't End His "Zero-Tolerance" Policy

After receiving significant backlash, the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the southern border may be coming to an end. On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order to keep families together at the border, but his ad…
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Separating Migrant Kids From Families Isn’t Just Devastating — It Also Costs A Ton

The Trump administration has been facing significant backlash since issuing a "zero-tolerance" immigration policy earlier this year that has resulted in families being separated at the southern border. The primary criticism of the policy has been tha…
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A Detained Mom Separated From Her Son Is Suing Trump & The Reason Will Break Your Heart

A Guatemalan woman was separated from her 7-year-old son last month as the two of them crossed into the United States to seek asylum. Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia was detained by border agents and reportedly had her son forcibly taken from her,…
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Here's What's In The Big FBI Report On James Comey & Hillary Clinton

Former FBI Director James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation has been a subject of controversy for nearly two years. On Thursday, the DOJ watchdog released a highly anticipated report about the FBI's Clinton email probe, spec…
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How Trump Is Messing With Your Birth Control Access Again

A number of everyday products — from beer kegs to lawnmowers — could see a significant price increase this week after Donald Trump imposes tariffs on various Chinese imports. The 25 percent tariffs could also make birth control more expensive under T…
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Ivanka Wished Her Dad A Happy Birthday With This Throwback Pic From The ’80s

Donald Trump is celebrating his 72nd birthday on Thursday, and the birthday wishes have already started pouring in on Twitter. One of the messages he received was from his daughter Ivanka, whose birthday tweet to Trump featured a throwback photo of t…
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