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When Newly Elected Abby Finkenauer Heads To DC, She's Bringing Her Dad's Old Sweatshirt

By Lani Seelinger

National Landing In Northern Virginia Didn't Exist Until Amazon Did This

Amazon announced the two winners of its contest for the company's second headquarters — the project dubbed HQ2. The announcement had some scratching their heads, and not just those wary of explosive growth and soaring real estate prices in the new…
By Joseph D. Lyons

CNN Just Sued Trump For Banning Jim Acosta From The White House

In response to CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta losing his press pass last week, CNN sued President Donald Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and four other aides on Tuesday morning. The suit alleges that the First and Fifth Amendment…
By Lauren Holter

Trump Just Threatened To Make It Harder For You To Get Your Fav French Wine

The president's trip to France was not well received by his critics, to say the least. He was teased about being afraid of the rain, criticized for his excitement upon seeing Vladimir Putin, and the French president basically called him out for…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Barack Obama Called Michelle Into The Oval Office Just Once, At A Heartbreaking Moment

If you ever saw the Obamas together, then you know how close they are as a couple. During their working lives, though, Michelle Obama said in her new memoir Becoming that they tend to stay separate — with some notable exceptions. Barack Obama called…
By Lani Seelinger

8 Women Who've Been Arrested At Protests Share What Their Activism Has Cost Them

You've seen the images. Roads shut down by people making it known that black lives do matter. People with disabilities dragged from their wheelchairs by Senate security. Thousands of women marching in the streets. For many who have decided to…
By Celia Darrough

Monica Lewinsky Perfectly Explained The Privilege Bill Clinton Faced In Interviews

Two decades after she was vilified by much of the nation, Monica Lewinsky's new Vanity Fair essay explains how she feels looking back on what became known simply as "The Monica Lewinsky Scandal." In order to participate in a new documentary that…
By Lauren Holter

Here's How Michelle Obama Described Her Experience At Trump's Inauguration

Former fist lady Michelle Obama has been making the rounds, giving interviews in advance of the release of her book Becoming. She's shared personal details of her time in the White House — and before. Now, as her book is released Tuesday, some of…
By Joseph D. Lyons

A Democrat Just Won A Senate Seat — And Her Victory Is Historic In More Ways Than One

The dust from the Arizona senatorial race has finally settled, and in the end, the Democratic candidate won a come-from-behind victory. Besides just giving the Democrats another seat in the Republican-controlled Senate, though, Kyrsten Sinema's…
By Lani Seelinger

Purple Tuesday Highlights These Major Challenges Faced By Disabled Shoppers

Today marks the launch of a brand new initiative aimed at making shopping more accessible: Purple Tuesday, created to draw attention to the challenges faced by disabled shoppers and the adjustments that could improve their experience. The…
By Emily Dixon

Trump's Vs. Obama's Responses To The California Wildfires Are Worlds Apart

California is currently battling deadly wildfires at both ends of the state. These wildfires have resulted in devastating losses of human life and have destroyed thousands of homes throughout the state. Many have responded to news of the wildfires…
By Sarah Friedmann

Justin Trudeau’s Latest Interview On Equal Pay & Feminism Is A Must-See

On the latest episode of Boss Files, the prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau sat down with CNN journalist Poppy Harlow for an extended discussion. In the interview, Trudeau revealed what inspired him to be a feminist, his thoughts on equal pay,…
By Sarah Friedmann

Melania Trump Apparently Doesn't Turn To Michelle Obama For Advice On Her FLOTUS Role

The most recent former FLOTUS recently revealed in an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts that when she first stepped into her new role in the White House, her predecessor offered to be a listening ear in the interest of smoothing the transition. But…
By Monica Busch

A School District Is Investigating A Group Of Boys Who Did Nazi Salutes In A Prom Photo

One Midwestern school district faced widespread public backlash on Monday after a photo that appears to show high school boys making an offensive gesture went viral on social media. The Wisconsin high school prom photo features boys doing apparent…
By Monica Busch

Here's Why Trump Doesn't Have Any Big Veterans Day Plans For Monday

Veterans Day is an important opportunity every year to honor the living men and women who served in America's armed forces, either in war zones or otherwise. As the commander-in-chief, the serving president always takes part in events celebrating…
By Lani Seelinger

Facebook Went Down For Some Users — Here's What You Need To Know

On Monday afternoon, many people reported having trouble accessing Facebook. Why Facebook is down for some people is not immediately clear, though websites do encounter snafus from time to time. "We’re aware that some people are currently having…
By Monica Busch

Votes Are Still Being Counted In Several States — And That's Totally Normal

Officially, the 2018 midterms came and went on Tuesday, Nov. 6. However, in several states there are still heated races going on, even though most of the country is basking in the newfound freedom from campaign ads and constant polling updates.…
By Lani Seelinger

If 1992 Was The Year Of The Woman, 2018 Is The Year Of Black & Brown Women

In this op-ed, PolicyLink's Angela Glover Blackwell and Voto Latino's María Teresa Kumar highlight what made 2018 the year of the Black and brown women. Think back to some of the most salient political acts of the past year. Whether it was an…
By Angela Glover Blackwell & María Teresa Kumar

There’s Actually One Senate Seat Going To A Runoff Election — Here's What's Happening

Millions of Americans went to the polls on Tuesday, and most of the races that they were voting on have long since been decided. There are a few that are very much still up in the air, though, and one of them is in the great state of Mississippi.…
By Lani Seelinger

Florida's Racing To Meet Its Recount Deadline — Here's What Happens If It Doesn't

Following the midterm elections on Nov. 6, the state of Florida is conducting recounts for three different races: governor, senator, and agriculture commissioner. Thursday marks the deadline to finish recounting ballots — and what happens if…
By Sarah Friedmann

John Oliver Has A Serious Warning About Trump's "Drain The Swamp" Promise

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver's "drain the swamp" segment accused the Trump administration of failing to adhere to this promise. In fact, Oliver suggested that Trump has done the exact opposite of draining the swamp,…
By Sarah Friedmann