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Here Are 14 DIY Halloween Costumes For Politicos

I'll be the first to admit that DIY really isn't my strong suit. So for me, Halloween usually means plunking down big bucks at a superstore for a ready-made outfit. Of course, there are downsides to this strategy: I have the same outfit as literally…
By Tiffany Thomas

Docs Have Big News About Drinking During Pregnancy

One of the first fears that takes root when you first discover your pregnant is that something you've already done — or are going to do — will cause irreparable harm to your child. And it doesn't help that so much medical advice is in conflict,…
By Tiffany Thomas

Dem Debate Will Be More Than Hillary Vs. Bernie

After months of hearing from the crowded field of GOP contenders, it's finally time for the Democrats to get a turn. CNN is hosting the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night with the party's five leading candidates: Hillary Clinton,…
By Tiffany Thomas

The 5 Biggest 2016 Democratic Gaffes (So Far)

We're less than a week away from the first Democratic primary debate and there's no question that the Republican candidates will be a tough act to follow. After two debates and months of media dominance, the 15 GOP candidates for president have told…
By Tiffany Thomas

You Need This Clever Apple Watch Halloween Costume

It's nearly Halloween, and if you haven't yet decided on a costume, now is the time! It can be tricky to find an outfit that's original, funny, and inexpensive. And, if you're a little DIY-impaired (like me!), the idea of literally putting together…
By Tiffany Thomas

7 Alternate Quotes for Streep's 'Suffragette' Tee

Oscar-winning actress and equality advocate Meryl Streep was the talk of social media on Monday because of a photo connected to her upcoming project on the women's suffrage movement. Streep will portray political leader Emmeline Pankhurst in the…
By Tiffany Thomas

Watch Grace Lee Boggs' Last Public Appearance

Eminent human rights advocate, writer, and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs died this week, bringing to a close a life that spent seven decades at the forefront of some of the nation's deepest movements for social change. Boggs worked as a community…
By Tiffany Thomas

You Should Read These 7 Clips From Clinton's Email

Among the more interesting things in the latest batch of Hillary Clinton's emails released this week are the news stories that Clinton's aides wanted her to read. Included among the 6,300-page sample of email correspondence sent to and from…
By Tiffany Thomas

How To Help The UCC Shooting Victims

If you're wondering what you can do to help Umpqua Community College shooting victims right now, you aren't alone. The #UCCShooting hashtag quickly began trending on Twitter Thursday afternoon, as users expressed an outpouring of support and concern…
By Tiffany Thomas

Where Is Hurricane Joaquin Expected To Hit?

With winds measuring at 115 mph as it headed toward the Bahamas on Thursday morning, Hurricane Joaquin has officially been upgraded to a Category 3 storm, according to AccuWeather. Meteorologists expect the storm to reach category four strength by…
By Tiffany Thomas

6 Famous Doomsday Cults (Who Were Obviously Wrong)

If you're familiar with famous doomsday cults and conspiracy theorists, you might have already cleared your calendar of any appointments past this Sunday, Sept. 28. That's the day, according to some religious circles, that a giant asteroid is…
By Tiffany Thomas

Are Hillary Clinton & Lena Dunham Friends?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will soon appear in an interview with outspoken writer and actress Lena Dunham. And while Dunham's reputation for being open — even a little inappropriate — doesn't seem an immediate match to…
By Tiffany Thomas

How Donald Trump Explains Climate Change

Most of the Republican presidential candidates have a problem accepting that climate change exists — or more specifically, that humans are having a measurable impact on the environment. The GOP argument against climate change is pretty basic: "I'm…
By Tiffany Thomas

Pope's Speech Had A Sweet Effect On John Boehner

For nearly 20 years, House Speaker John Boehner has been asking pontiffs to visit Congress. And this week, not only did Pope Francis visit Capitol Hill, but the House Speaker also got to have a brief meeting with the religious leader before he…
By Tiffany Thomas

Who Is Stewart Parnell, Exactly?

On Monday, a federal judge in Georgia sentenced the former head of the Peanut Corporation of America for his role in a nationwide salmonella outbreak. Who is Stewart Parnell? He was convicted in 2014 on 72 counts of fraud, conspiracy, and shipping…
By Tiffany Thomas

What Are Carly Fiorina's Dogs' Names?

The Obamas have Bo and Sunny. George W. Bush's family had Miss Beazley, Barney, and Spot. And, if she's elected president, Carly Fiorina and her husband Frank will bring her two canine companions with them to the White House. So, what are Carly…
By Tiffany Thomas

Trump Twitter AMA Skipped Over 5 Sharp Questions

On Monday, Republican candidate Donald Trump hosted a live Q&A session using Twitter to answer direct questions from supporters. The businessman visited Twitter's New York headquarters for the session, according to Politico, and asked his 4 million…
By Tiffany Thomas

3 Reasons To Miss Scott Walker's GOP Campaign

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker called a press conference on Monday afternoon, where he announced plans to suspend his campaign for the White House. The announcement comes as no surprise, given the very crowded GOP field and Walker's…
By Tiffany Thomas

Have You Seen Fiorina's Bizarre "Demon Sheep" Ad?

Carly Fiorina could easily be named the breakout success of the second Republican debate on Wednesday night. The businesswoman showed clear command of the debate stage and practiced fluency on policy issues. She skilfully listened for critical gaps…
By Tiffany Thomas

What Could Arnold Teach Donald About His Campaign?

This week, we learned that Hollywood film star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger would replace Donald Trump on NBC's The Apprentice in the coming season. The news made for yet another odd entertainment-meets-politics moment in the…
By Tiffany Thomas