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Trump & Biden's Feud Just Went To The Next Level With This "Garbage Heap" Comment

So far, President Trump's notorious feud with the former vice president has primarily consisted of boasts about how they could beat each other up. But now the president is honing in on other forms of attack. Trump insulted Joe Biden during a CBS inte…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

An Award-Winning Figure Skater Was Murdered & Olympians Around The World Are Mourning

Kazakhstan's first Olympic medal-winning figure skater died on Thursday, sending fans and fellow athletes around the world into mourning. Olympians are sharing tributes to Denis Ten and celebrating what they described as his extraordinarily kind spir…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

The Full Video Of Stormy Daniels Being Arrested Has Been Released — WATCH

The Columbus Division of Police released the arrest video of Stormy Daniels, which was captured by officers' body cameras. Daniels was taken into custody on July 11 under charges of inappropriately touching undercover agents who had posed as patrons,…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

The Lights Went Out While Trump Was Talking & Twitter’s Jokes Were Dark As Hell

For those seeking a little humor in our bleak political climate, an incident from President Trump's Tuesday press conference must have been a welcome break. The room unexpectedly went dark in the middle of the president's remarks, after which Twitter…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Stephen Colbert Has An Idea For How To Rewrite Trump's Most Controversial Speeches

President Trump's explanation for denying Russian election meddling is that he misspoke, meaning to use a "double negative." Well, Stephen Colbert has a few ideas for how the president could similarly rewrite other past speeches of his. On Tuesday, C…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

These Photos Of Trump & Theresa May Holding Hands Are More Awkward Than You Think

President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May held hands during their meeting on Friday — and as bizarre as that may seem, it wasn't even the first time it's happened. Photos of Trump and May holding hands in recent months show this PDA has …
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Trump Was A Whole New Person Around Queen Elizabeth, According To Body Language Experts

All eyes were on England on Friday as President Trump met Queen Elizabeth II for the first time. As expected, it was a formal event, and Bustle spoke to experts who gave some insights into Trump and Queen Elizabeth's body language during their meetin…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Photos Of The Trump Baby Balloon Flying High In London Show Exactly What POTUS Missed

President Trump's visit to the United Kingdom prompted what may be one of the most memorable protests yet of his presidency. Activists blew up an enormous balloon depicting him as a baby, wearing a diaper and holding a mobile phone, and flew it outsi…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

These 18 Photos Of Young Ivanka Trump Are A Throwback To A Totally Different Time

Ivanka Trump is one of the most powerful women in the world. She's a senior advisor to her father in the White House, a job that — though fairly ambiguous — she's used to both push legislation and represent the United States abroad. Years ago she pro…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

The Woman Trump Put In Charge Of Family Planning Actually Compared Abortion To Slavery

Many women are bracing for an all-out assault on their reproductive rights under the looming threat of a possible Roe v. Wade repeal. Into this tenuous atmosphere around women's health comes yet more damning information about the Trump administration…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

The Statue Of Liberty Climber Talked About How Michelle Obama Inspired The Protest

"When they go low, we go high," Michelle Obama famously proclaimed at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Her speech has been invigorating anti-Trump activists ever since — including, most recently, Therese Patricia Okoumou. On Thursday, Okoumou…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

There's A Close Link Between Trump & Justice Anthony Kennedy That You Weren't Expecting

President Trump has a personal connection to the retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. On Thursday, The New York Times reported that Trump once worked with Justin Kennedy, Justice Kennedy's son. According to the Times, they got to know each…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Ivanka Has "Very Strong Opinions" On Family Separation — But Won't Tell Us What They Are

The first daughter remained silent for months about her father's policy of separating parents and children at the border. During an interview with Fox Business on Friday, Ivanka Trump commented verbally on the family separation policy. When asked whe…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

This Is The Front Page Of The 'Capital Gazette' Just One Day After The Shooting

One day after a tragedy tore apart their newsroom, Annapolis reporters have responded with extraordinary professionalism. On Friday, The Capital Gazette's front-page story covered the shooting that killed five of its employees. Rather than taking tim…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

How To Call Your Senator About Trump's Supreme Court Nomination — And What You Can Say

Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement on Wednesday sent waves of anxiety across the country. If you're one of those (mostly liberal) people freaking out because President Trump will likely replace Kennedy with a hardline conservative justice, you…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Trump Says Ivanka & Melania "Love The Women" And Twitter Was Like What?!?

Many liberal women see Ivanka and Melania as a disappointment. They're often particularly frustrated with the first daughter, saying that she acted like a female advocate in the 2016 election but has since enabled her father's policies that hurt wome…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Jimmy Fallon Had An Unusual Argument For Why Anthony Kennedy Shouldn’t Retire Yet

Retirement isn't that different from being a Supreme Court justice. Or so went the argument of one late-night host on Wednesday: Jimmy Fallon tried convincing Anthony Kennedy not to retire, a few hours after news that the 81-year-old justice would le…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Ivanka Trump Apparently Donated $50,000 To An Extremely Anti-LGBTQ Church

The first daughter decided last week to help migrant families at the border — but not by speaking out about her father's former separation policy. Instead, Ivanka donated to Prestonwood Baptist Church, which says it plans to help the kids who've been…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

A Man Was Just Charged With Hate Crimes For Killing Heather Heyer In Charlottesville

It's been nearly a year since the Charlottesville protests, but justice is still waiting to be served for the woman who died there. On Wednesday, a federal grand jury indicted Heather Heyer's accused killer with 30 crimes for actions he reportedly to…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Why Bill Clinton Says The Red Hen Went Too Far In Kicking Sarah Huckabee Sanders Out

President Trump's press secretary has a high-profile new defender, and it's none other than the 42nd U.S. president, who appeared on Trevor Noah's show Tuesday to promote his new crime novel. During their conversation, Bill Clinton defended Sarah Huc…
By Monica Hunter-Hart