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Paige Lavender

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Chelsea Clinton Gives Birth To A Girl

(284) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 1:01 AM

Chelsea Clinton is a mom!

The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted early Saturday morning that she had given birth to a baby girl named Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky:

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Eric Holder's Successor Could Be One Of These People

(145) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 3:31 PM

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, saying he would step down from the role he's held since 2009 as soon as his successor can be confirmed.

While President Barack Obama has yet to choose someone to follow in Holder's footsteps, a few names are already...

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Laverne Cox Tells Us How She Really Feels About Mitt Romney

(228) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 1:53 PM

Laverne Cox, a trans activist and actress known for her role on the Netflix show "Orange is the New Black," is not a fan of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Cox made her feelings known with a tweet Thursday, after she and Romney boarded the...

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Eric Holder To Resign As Attorney General

(1558) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 10:46 AM

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold the nation’s top law enforcement position, announced on Thursday his plan to resign the post he’s held for nearly six years as soon as a successor can be confirmed.

At the formal announcement at the White House,...

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This Comedy Duo Couldn't Fit Obama Into Their Busy Schedules

(75) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 10:03 AM

When President Barack Obama comes calling, most people answer -- but not Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

The comedy duo, who star in the Comedy Central show "Key & Peele," opened up to Entertainment Weekly about a time when they had to turn down a big request from...

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Kendall Jenner Just Made A Really Good Point About Voting

(13) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 11:22 AM

Model Kendell Jenner, who rose to fame as a member of the Kardashian clan, proved just how easy it is to register to vote, even for Americans not in the U.S.

Jenner registered to vote on Tuesday, which was National Voter Registration Day. But Jenner wasn't near her...

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George Takei Is Straight... Up Asking You To Do This One Thing

(28) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 2:48 PM

You probably know that actor George Takei is gay. But now he's straight... up asking you to register to vote.

"I'm especially concerned about the future of this country, because I'm concerned about the gay people of the future," Takei says in a new video released...

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Vanilla Ice To Rick Scott: Yo, VIP, Let's Kick It

(53) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 1:54 PM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has made an unlikely friend in Rob Van Winkle, more commonly known as rapper Vanilla Ice.

The men bumped into each other at the 47th Governor's Conference on Tourism, which took place in Boca Raton on Monday.

Ice tweeted about the meeting late...

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Linda Tirado, Author Of Viral Poverty Piece, Shoots Down Belief That Poor People Are 'Lazy'

(46) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 4:49 PM

Linda Tirado, whose essay on poverty went viral online in November 2013, is opening up about what it was like dealing with harsh critics as she wrote her book, "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America."

In a new Q&A about her book and...

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The Force Was With Michele Bachmann During This Lightsaber Duel

(18) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 2:11 PM

The force was with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Monday.

At least it seemed that way in a photo the former GOP presidential hopeful posted to her Twitter:

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John Kerry: Mother Nature 'Is Screaming At Us' About Climate Change

(99) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 12:10 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry said Mother Nature "is screaming at us" about climate change.

According to The Hill and the blog Responding to Climate Change, Kerry made the remarks on Monday, ahead of the United Nations' climate summit in New York. Kerry repeated...

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Daniel Inouye Is The Senator Who Called Kirsten Gillibrand 'Chubby': The New York Times

(320) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 8:42 AM

The lawmaker who told Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) not to "lose too much weight now" because "I like my girls chubby" was the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), the New York Times reports.

Gillibrand shared that eyebrow-raising story in her new book, "Off The Sidelines," also noting how...

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Rick Perry Cites Joan Rivers' Death In Defense Of Controversial Anti-Abortion Law

(390) Comments | Posted September 21, 2014 | 1:56 PM

While speaking on HB2, a controversial law that would have required abortion facilities in Texas to meet hospital-level operating standards, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wondered if a similar law might have saved comedian Joan Rivers' life.

A federal judge halted the Texas abortion restrictions in...

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Libertarian Candidate Has A Serious Question: 'WTF?'

(134) Comments | Posted September 21, 2014 | 11:46 AM

Jason G. Smith, a libertarian running for the Clark County Board of Commissioners in Nevada, has a question: "WTF?"

No, he doesn't mean that WTF. Some of Smith's campaign signs around Clark County ask, "Where's the funds?"

"Clark County has a $6.2 BILLION budget!" the signs read.


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This 11-Year-Old Perfectly Sums Up The Problems In Ferguson

(263) Comments | Posted September 21, 2014 | 11:16 AM

Marquis Govan may only be 11 years old, but that's not stopping him from arguing for change in Ferguson, Missouri, the town that was rocked with protests and police brutality after an officer shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown there in August.


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Mary Landrieu Helps A Man Do A Keg Stand At LSU Tailgate

(54) Comments | Posted September 21, 2014 | 10:18 AM

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) played a vital role in an Louisiana State University fan's keg stand on Saturday.

Yes, you read that right -- Landrieu, who's facing a tough midterm challenge from Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), got in on some serious tailgate action ahead of the Tigers' game against Mississippi...

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She Goes To Get Her Driver's License And Learns A Life-Changing Secret

(861) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 3:39 PM

A new web series looks at what life is like for an undocumented teenager in America.

"Annie Undocumented" is the story of a teenage girl, played by Nikki SooHoo and based on the real-life experiences of writer Elaine Low, who goes to get her driver's license and discovers...

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Radio Host Ray Richardson: Dems 'Have Sought To Enslave The Poor To The New Plantation'

(36) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 11:51 AM

Radio host Ray Richardson is being criticized for a recent column he wrote that said Democrats "have sought to enslave the poor to the new plantation, our social welfare system," according to a Bangor Daily News column.

The column, published Sept. 11 in The...

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Obama: 'We Welcome The Result' Of The Scottish Referendum

(4) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 10:03 AM

President Barack Obama weighed in on the Scottish independence vote, praising the people of Scotland for voting to remain part of the United Kingdom.

Obama congratulated the Scots for their "exercise of democracy" in a Friday statement:

We welcome the result of yesterday’s referendum on Scottish independence and...
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Bill Clinton's First Email Was Out Of This World

(17) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 2:58 PM

Former President Bill Clinton's first email was out of this world -- literally.

In his latest #tbt post, Clinton reminisced about the first time he sent an email. The recipient of Clinton's message was astronaut John Glenn, who read the email while in space:

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