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Sarah Harvard
Sarah Harvard is based in Washington, D.C. Bureau. She was the Editor-in-Chief of DL Magazine where she interviewed several prominent figures from Noam Chomsky to Sarah Palin. Her passion for journalism led her to travel to countries like Myanmar where she met with political prisoners, youth activists, and peace advocates for the ethnic conflict against the Rohingya minority.

With an interest in politics, culture and identity, civil liberties, foreign policy, and privacy and surveillance, Sarah has been published in VICE, Salon, the Pan-American Post, The, and the Chicago Tribune’s the Mash. You can follow her on twitter @Sarah_Harvard or email her at

Entries by Sarah Harvard

Obama Applauds LeBron James For Wearing 'I Can't Breathe' T-Shirt

(179) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 12:09 PM

Although Lebron James is known as an NBA star, he's been making a name for himself as an athlete who's concerned with social consciousness, and he's already impressed one influential figure: the president of the United States.

As flagged by ABC News, President Barack Obama told

Read Post, First Look Media's Real-Time Newsroom, To Publish Primarily On Social Media

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 8:57 PM

In light of mass resignations at The New Republic, eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar may be setting an example for tech billionaires trying a hand in the journalism with his newest project within First Look Media: serves as First Look Media's real-time newsroom, but there's an interesting spin:...

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Ted Cruz: 'I Don't Think I'm All That Conservative'

(127) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 4:38 PM

The man who helped trigger a 16-day government shutdown over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act told a group of prospective donors on Monday that he isn't as conservative as he seems.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attended a lunch with influential members of the Jewish community hosted...

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Sen. Jeff Sessions: 'We're Not Going To Impeach President Obama'

(191) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 6:36 PM

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) took impeachment over President Barack Obama's immigration action off the table on Friday.

"No, we're not going to impeach President Obama. Or have a move to impeach," Sessions said at a Heritage Foundation event and then added, "The president has certain powers and...

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Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant Arrested While Protesting Airline Workers' Wages

(22) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 1:10 PM

Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant was arrested Wednesday night while protesting workers' wages at Alaska Airlines' Seattle headquarters.

A reverend and two airport workers were also arrested on disorderly conduct charges. The protesters spent about five hours in jail before Working Washington, an organization that advocates for equal pay, posted...

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Rick Santorum Could Announce White House Decision In June

(39) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 2:04 PM

Rick Santorum is hinting at the possibility of running for president in 2016.

The former Pennsylvania senator, who finished second after eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the 2012 Republican primary race, said he could make a decision about another White House bid in June 2015.

"Four years ago,...

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John Oliver Weighs In On The 2016 Presidential Race

(41) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 3:59 PM

WASHINGTON -- HBO host John Oliver has no idea which politicians will run for president in 2016, but he is sure of one thing: It's going to be hilarious.

Oliver was in Washington, D.C. Tuesday for the Concert for Valor, a star-studded Veterans Day concert that attracted...

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Veterans Honored On National Mall With Concert For Valor

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 1:47 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Marine First Lt. Nathan Krissoff was only 25 years old when he was killed in Iraq in December 2006.

Three years later, Bill Krissoff wanted to honor his son's memory with the same courage that Nathan Krissoff displayed. The orthopedic surgeon closed up his successful practice...

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Rick Perry Doesn't Think A Senator Will Be The Next President

(18) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 2:06 PM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) took a shot at some of his potential GOP competitors for 2016, saying he doesn't think the party would best be served by choosing a senator to be its presidential nominee.

"If you're in the Senate or if you're in the House,

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Millennial Mania: Will The Most Coveted Voting Bloc Show Up To The Polls?

(16) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 10:55 AM

This election cycle, candidates from both parties have shown that when it comes to courting millennials, "the limit does not exist."

Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) posted a "Mean Girls"-inspired tweet to urge young people to get out and vote. The College Republican National Committee...

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Benjamin Netanyahu Not The First To Be Called 'Chickensh*t'

(16) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 11:53 AM

As the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu is no stranger to harsh criticism and name-calling. But when the snipe comes from the White House -- ostensibly the Israeli government's closest ally -- it's news.

On Tuesday, The Atlantic reported that a senior Obama administration official reportedly...

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City of South Miami Officials Call For 'South Florida' Secession

(202) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 1:57 PM

South Miami officials have passed a proposal that would divide Florida into two states, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Vice Mayor Walter Harris said he created the proposal because of growing frustration of northern Florida’s apathy on the effects of climate change in South Florida.

"We have to...

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'Kissing Congressman' Vance McAllister Gets Very Little Love From Donors

(103) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 4:02 PM

While kissing babies may be good politics, kissing a congressional staffer hasn't been at all beneficial to a married Louisiana lawmaker's campaign.

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who became known as the "kissing congressman," raised less than $15,000 from just 13 donors from July through September. According to...

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Rick Scott Denies That He Didn't Want To Debate Charlie Crist Over Electric Fan

(348) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 3:22 PM

It took seven minutes for Gov. Rick Scott (R) to walk on stage for Wednesday night’s Florida gubernatorial debate against Democratic opponent Charlie Crist, but Scott said it wasn't an electric fan that caused his holdup.

Speaking Thursday on the Laura Ingraham Show, Scott told the...

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DC Taxis Block Traffic To Protest Ride-Sharing Companies

(4) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 4:09 PM

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia taxi drivers took a break on Wednesday from shuttling passengers around the city to stage a protest that blocked traffic in downtown Washington for more than two hours. Their message: Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft need to be more strictly regulated.

The cabbies...

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Muslim Leaders Asked To Condemn Extremism ... Again

(106) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 1:23 PM

WASHINGTON -- Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Monday offered Muslim leaders from around the world an invitation to appear on her show to condemn Islamic extremism and "make a call to arms of every Muslim leader of every mosque to do the same."

But Muslim leaders...

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Man Claiming To Be Congressman Reportedly Gained Backstage Access At Obama Event

(469) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 12:30 PM

An unnamed man claiming to be a member of Congress made his way into a secure area backstage at an event President Barack Obama attended last week, an unidentified White House official told Bloomberg.

The impostor claimed he was Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.), according to the official....

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Asian-Americans Make Up The Fastest Growing Voting Bloc In The South

(95) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 3:19 PM

WASHINGTON -- Asian-Americans are now the fastest-growing racial group in the South and thus an increasingly important voting bloc in the region, according to a new analysis by a nonprofit civil rights group.

The report by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, released last week, shows a 70 percent...

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Julian Assange Fires Back At Eric Schmidt And Google's 'Digital Colonialism'

(49) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 12:22 PM

ECUADORIAN SOIL -- A police officer stands just inside the lobby of 3 Hans Crescent, a nondescript apartment building just around the corner from Harrods of London and a few blocks south of Hyde Park. He's watching the door to apartment 3b, a mini-flat that has for two years been...

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The Media's Obsession With Zayn Malik's Faith

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 6:31 PM

Many celebrities have publicly announced their outrage about the conflict in Gaza Strip, with roughly 40 percent of the population forced to flee their homes by Israeli forces. However, the majority of publications, including the Washington Post, has decided to single out Zayn Malik for his "#FreePalestine" tweet...

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