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Mollie Reilly
Mollie Reilly is deputy politics editor at The Huffington Post. Previously, she was an assistant editor at Washingtonian Magazine. She is a graduate of Colgate University and lives in San Francisco. She can be reached by email at or on Twitter at @mollieclare.

Entries by Mollie Reilly

Here's What's On The Obamas' Thanksgiving Day Menu

(9) Comments | Posted November 26, 2015 | 11:55 AM

President Barack Obama and his family are spending Thanksgiving at the White House this year. 

As usual, the...

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Here's A Black Friday Discount We Can Get Behind: Free Admission To State Parks

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 6:51 PM

If fighting crowds at a Black Friday sale isn't your style, heading to a state park may be an ideal alternative. 

Following in the footsteps of outdoor retailer REI, which is closing its stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday and encouraging employees and customers to instead #OptOutside, some...

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Here's Evidence The Chicago PD Is Worse Than You Thought

(23) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 2:12 PM

The release of a video showing the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald -- whom Chicago police...

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How Tackling Climate Change Could Help The World Fight Terrorism

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 11:16 AM

More than 100 global leaders are set to negotiate a binding, universal agreement to reduce greenhouse...

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Here's A List Of The Democrats Who Voted To Shut The Door On Syrian Refugees

(6) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 5:45 PM

Forty-seven House Democrats joined their Republican colleagues in voting for a measure that would likely halt...

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Women Are Nowhere Near Reaching Equality In Corporate Boardrooms, Study Finds

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 2:12 PM

A new report examining gender diversity in the highest echelons of business shows women are far from reaching...

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Congressman Calls For DEA Chief's Removal After He Calls Medical Marijuana A 'Joke'

(3) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 11:24 AM

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said Wednesday that acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg should be...

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Hillary Clinton: Turning Away Refugees Is 'New Low' For GOP

(25) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 1:43 PM

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton condemned Republicans for vowing to block Syrian refugees from resettling in...

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Muslims Targeted By Anti-Islam Backlash In Days After Paris Attacks

(2) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 11:17 AM

As the world continues to mourn the victims of Friday's massacre in Paris, Muslims in the U.S. and Canada have reported assaults, vandalism and threats at the hands of Islamophobic individuals. 

Since Friday, anti-Muslim sentiment has pervaded the political conversation. Almost all of the Republicans running for president...

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David Vitter Uses Paris Attack Footage To Criticize Opponent

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 6:07 PM

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), campaigning to replace outgoing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), released an ad Monday invoking the Paris attacks to criticize his Democratic opponent, state Rep. John Bel Edwards. 

Vitter joined the chorus of Republicans opposed to allowing Syrian refugees to seek asylum in...

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Jerry Brown Pressured To Ban Fracking In California

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 3:17 PM

Ahead of the upcoming United Nations climate talks in Paris, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is facing pressure from environmental activists to take a stand against hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in the Golden State.

Brown, who is one of the nation's leading environmental advocates, has...

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Republican Candidates Want To Block Syrian Refugees After Paris Attacks

(7) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 12:49 PM

Republican presidential candidates are voicing strong opposition in the wake of Friday's deadly attacks in Paris to President...

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Moving Musical Tributes To Paris Victims Bring Mourners Together

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 11:34 AM

As Paris and the world continue to mourn after Friday's horrifying attacks, musicians have paid tribute to the victims with touching renditions of some of history's most emotional songs.

From a pianist playing "Imagine" outside the site of Friday's deadliest massacre to a group of imams singing France's stirring national anthem, here...

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'Saturday Night Live' Pays Touching Tribute To Paris

(2) Comments | Posted November 15, 2015 | 12:05 AM

One day after a series of coordinated terrorist attacks rocked Paris and left 129 people dead, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" paid a simple yet touching tribute to the victims and their loved ones.

Instead of a traditional cold open, the show began with cast member Cecily Strong offering...

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Politicians Across The Globe React To Deadly Attacks In Paris

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 5:28 PM

A series of attacks in Paris left dozens dead Friday night, prompting an outpouring of support...

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Obama: Paris Attacks Are 'Attack On All Of Humanity'

(6) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 5:18 PM

President Barack Obama condemned the deadly attacks in Paris as an "attack on all of humanity."

Speaking Friday...

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Sarah Palin Explains Why She Gets A Kick Out Of Bernie Sanders

(4) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 1:21 PM

Sarah Palin -- yes, that Sarah Palin -- has some nice things to say about Democratic presidential candidate...

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Thousands Demand Firing Of DEA Chief After He Calls Medical Marijuana A 'Joke'

(8) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 1:40 PM

A petition calling for President Barack Obama to fire acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg over his...

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Mizzou Professor Offers Resignation After Refusing To Cancel Exam Amid Threats

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 2:24 PM

A professor at the University of Missouri offered his resignation Wednesday after initially refusing to cancel a...

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The GOP Presidential Candidates Aren't The Only Ones Debating Tonight

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 3:16 PM

While the GOP presidential debate is stealing most of the political spotlight, there's another debate worth paying attention...

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