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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

Jennie Finch Will Be The First Woman To Manage A Pro Baseball Team

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 9:28 AM

Former softball star Jennie Finch will become the first woman to manage a professional baseball team this Sunday, when she is set to guest manage the Bridgeport Bluefish

The team first announced Finch's guest manager stint in March.

"We are really excited...

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トランスジェンダーのトイレ使用をめぐり、11州がオバマ政権を提訴 なぜ対立が深まったのか【トイレ法案】

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 11:59 PM


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Texas, 10 Other States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Access

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 12:24 PM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) and officials in 10 additional states have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration after it told...

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School Says It Can Kick Students Out For Supporting Gay Parents

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 11:57 AM

A private Christian high school is defending a policy that allows it to deny admission to or expel students who live with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender family members.

Trinity Academy in Wichita, Kansas, requires applicants to sign a "Statement of Understanding" that outlines the institution's policies and values. The...

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Former Miss Universe Says Trump Called Her 'Miss Piggy,' 'Miss Housekeeping'

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 11:09 AM

The winner of the 1996 Miss Universe competition said Donald Trump, who owned the pageant company until last year, body-shamed her and mocked her Latina heritage. 

Alicia Machado,...

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Tom Cotton Thinks America Isn't Locking Enough People Up

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 5:41 PM

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is criticizing efforts to reform America's criminal justice system, arguing on Thursday that the country actually has an "under-incarceration problem" -- even though the U.S. has the world's largest prison population. 

Cotton gave a speech on criminal justice Thursday at the 

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Congress Clears Way For Veterans To Get Medical Marijuana

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 12:18 PM

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to allow Veterans Administration doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where the treatment is legal. 

The Veterans Equal Access...

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Lawyer Who Helped Take Down Prop 8 Joins Fight Against Anti-LGBT Law

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 1:01 PM

Renowned lawyer Ted Olson will author an amicus brief on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign in support of the Justice Department's case against North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law.

The LGBT equality group announced Wednesday that Olson,...

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Hillary Clinton Claims Victory In Kentucky (UPDATE)

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 12:22 PM

Results of Kentucky's Democratic primary on Tuesday were too close to call, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton barely ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after most votes were counted. 

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton led Sanders by fewer than 2,000 votes -- a mere...

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Legal Medical Marijuana Company Fights Back After Police Raid Cripples Its Business

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 3:05 PM

A California medical marijuana distributor is looking to bounce back after local law enforcement raided the business and seized approximately $1.4 million in cash and assets. 

San Diego-based Med-West Distribution, which manufactures cannabis oil cartridges for medical use, was raided on Jan. 28, after

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Silicon Valley Enlisted To Fight North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 5:15 PM

The Human Rights Campaign is asking major tech companies to lend their support to the Justice Department's case against North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law.

The LGBT equality group's...

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Bernie Sanders Wins West Virginia's Democratic Primary

(6) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 8:53 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary in West Virginia, edging out rival Hillary Clinton for a majority of the state's 29 delegates.


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Bernie Sanders Wins West Virginia's Democratic Primary

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 5:45 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary in West Virginia, edging out rival Hillary Clinton for a majority of the state's 29 delegates.

It's a...

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GOP Senator Wants To Know If Facebook Is Biased Against Conservatives

(1) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 1:17 PM

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) penned a letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday requesting information about how the company selects which news stories to feature in its trending news section, following a report alleging workers intentionally suppressed conservative news and viewpoints. 

On Monday, Gizmodo reported...

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London Elects Its First Muslim Mayor

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2016 | 11:02 AM

Sadiq Khan won London's mayoral race Friday, making him the first Muslim to take the helm of a European Union capital.

Khan, a member of the center-left Labour Party,...

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Majority Of Trump Voters Believe Global Warming Is Real, Poll Finds

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 1:25 PM

A majority of Donald Trump supporters believe man-made climate change is happening, despite the presidential candidate's history of global warming denial, a poll released Wednesday found

The survey, conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate...

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Former Top John McCain Aide Says He's Backing Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump

(1) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 2:51 PM

Mark Salter, who served as chief of staff to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and worked as an adviser on both of McCain's presidential campaigns, says he'll be supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump this fall. 

Salter, known as one of McCain's closest confidants, tweeted Tuesday...

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Feds Drop Case Against Influential Medical Marijuana Dispensary

(1) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 12:33 PM

The Justice Department has dropped its case against an Oakland medical marijuana collective, ending a four-year battle over what is considered the largest medical pot dispensary in the nation.

Harborside Health Center, which first opened in 2006, has been embroiled in litigation since 2012, when then-

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GOP Senate Hopeful Not Ready To Back Donald Trump Yet

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 3:21 PM

Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.), who is running for Florida's open Senate seat, said Sunday that he's not sure whether he would support GOP front-runner Donald Trump in the general election.

The congressman was asked whom he would support in the presidential race during a radio interview with...

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Jerry Brown Welcomes Rick Scott To California With Climate Change Burn

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 11:37 AM

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) hit back at criticism over his state's minimum wage increase from Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Monday, telling Scott to "stop the silly political stunts" and instead focus on his state's struggle with climate change. 

In April, Scott's administration released

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