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One Of The Worst States For Abortion Rights Will Finally Get A Woman On Its Supreme Court

For the last seven years, Iowa's state supreme court justices have all been men, making it the only state in the country with no women on its top court. That's about to change, though: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will soon appoint a judge to fill a fill a…
By Seth Millstein

Twitter Tweaked Trump's "America First" Slogan After The Putin Summit — Here's Why

Soon after he became president, Donald Trump announced his foreign policy would be explicitly "America First." But a year and a half later, after making a series comments very friendly to Russian President Vladimir Putin and alienating to America's a…
By Caitlin Cruz

How Muslims Are Breaking Political Records In 2018, Too

Seeking greater representation in national politics, Muslims are running for office in 2018 across the United States both for Congress and state- and local-level positions. According to the Massachusetts-based non-profit organization Jetpac, an unpre…
By Mehreen Kasana

Buckingham Palace Pushed Back On That Report Saying The Royals Refused To Meet Trump

President Trump's visit to the UK was wrought with speculation regarding his interactions with members of the royal family, both before and after he visited the country. But not all speculation was created equal. One related report claiming that Trum…
By Monica Busch

This Pro-Gun Activist With Ties To The NRA Was Just Charged With Being A Russian Spy

Earlier this year the news broke that federal authorities were looking into whether Russian donations to the National Rifle Association (NRA) helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Now, a pro-gun activist with ties to the NRA has bee…
By Mehreen Kasana

A Judge Ordered Trump’s Administration To Stop Deporting Reunited Families — For Now

The Trump administration has hit yet another roadblock in its quest to swiftly remove undocumented migrants from the country. In San Diego on Monday, a federal judge ordered the government stop deportation of reunited immigrant families for the time …
By Monica Busch

Obama Visited Kenya And Met Up With His Sister & The Pics Are Adorable

Barack Obama's first trip back to Africa since leaving the White House included a stop in Kenya, where his father was from. These photos of Obama in Kenya show what he’s doing with his family after the presidency, because he was there not just to mee…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The 8 Most Jaw-Dropping Moments From Trump & Putin’s Press Conference

No one knew exactly what to expect from Trump and Putin's meeting in Helsinki, but it's probably fair to say that everyone expected some pretty bizarre things here and there. In that sense, the most jaw-dropping moments from Trump and Putin's meeting…
By Lani Seelinger

This Open Letter From Detained Immigrant Parents To The American People Is Soul-Crushing

Since April, the Trump administration has kept numerous migrant children and parents separated from each other, causing trauma to both sides. In an effort to bring even more focus to this ongoing crisis, detained migrant parents wrote an open letter,…
By Lani Seelinger

Why Anderson Cooper Called Trump’s Presser The "Most Disgraceful" Thing He’d Ever Seen

After President Trump's and President Vladimir Putin's one-on-one meeting and conference in Finland on Monday, the two leaders took questions from a room full of American and international reporters. The buzz around the summit, especially speculation…
By Kavitha George

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…
By Madhuri Sathish

You Have To See This Video Of Trump Throwing Melania A Soccer Ball He Got From Putin

One of the big issues that came up at the beginning and the end of Trump's summit with Putin was the all-important topic of the World Cup. President Trump praised the Russian leader at the beginning and end of the meetings for hosting such a "really …
By Joseph D. Lyons

Why Twitter Is Calling The Meeting Between Trump & Putin The "Treason Summit"

Ahead of Donald Trump's and President Putin's first official summit, speculation about the possible successful, or catastrophic, outcomes ran wild. In perhaps the internet version of a vote of no-confidence, Twitter used the hashtag #TreasonSummit, a…
By Kavitha George

Trump Has A Really Bizarre History With The Only Female Adviser He Brought To Meet Putin

Although details of the discussion between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki were kept under wraps, a photo of their joint meeting highlights a stark imbalance. Only one woman political adviser had a seat at the table w…
By Lauren Holter

How Trump & Putin's Relationship Has Changed, According To A Body Language Expert

When two world leaders meet, the words that they exchange are only part of the story. There's a lot more going on in those interactions — it's just happening without any need for spoken language. Looking at the body language between Trump and Putin a…
By Lani Seelinger

Trump Broke Royal Protocol (Again) To Dish About His Convo With The Queen

As anyone familiar with the British monarchy (hey, watching The Crown counts) knows, meeting a member of the royal family involves adhering to a set of strict rules of decorum. Last week, breaking with tradition and standard protocol, Trump discussed…
By Kavitha George

People Are Already Preparing For The End Of Roe V. Wade — Here's What You Can Do To Help

Americans' access to abortion could largely depend on which political party holds the most power after this year's midterm elections. Previous court decisions from President Trump's new Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, indicate that he may rul…
By Lauren Holter

Sarah Sanders Tweeted A Photo Of Trump & Putin, But It's Not The Best Look For Them

The meeting between President Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin is underway in Helsinki, Finland, and the first photos and videos from their meeting have come out. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a photo of Putin and Trump where Putin's e…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump Ripped Into His Own Country On Twitter Before Meeting With Russia's Putin

President Trump barely touched down in Finland before he started attacking a past American president and a Department of Justice investigation on Twitter — not the Russian leader he's about to meet. Trump's tweets before meeting Vladimir Putin show h…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Putin Was Late To Meet Trump & It Was Possibly A Strategic Snub Of The US President

Some people just have a certain way they like to make an entrance, and by the looks of things, Vladimir Putin is one of those people. Specifically, he often arrives late when there's a fellow world leader waiting. It's fitting, then, that Putin was l…
By Lani Seelinger

These Photos Of Trump & Putin Meeting Speak Volumes About The Dynamic Between Them

Ahead of the Russia-U.S. summit in Helsinki, photos of Trump and Putin meeting with each other offer clues as to how the leaders will interact for their third public meeting. It may sound shocking that they've met so few times in person, given how of…
By Caroline Burke