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Tonight Show Writers and Miley Cyrus Thank Hillary Clinton for “Being the Hillary Clinton of American Politics”

Wanna weep this morning? Well have I got something for you!

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Things We Saw Today: The U.S. Voted Against UN Resolution Banning the Death Penalty for LGBTQIA+ People

So, here's another addition to today's Terrible Parade: The U.S. Amabassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, voted against a resolution that would globally ban the death penalty for LGBTQIA+ people, joining Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, China, India, Iraq, Japan, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

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Free Speech So Important, the DOJ Is Demanding Info on Members of an Anti-Trump Facebook Group

As we all know, issues of free speech are of the utmost importance to the current U.S. government. Which is why the Department of Justice is trying to force Facebook to disclose information about thousands of people who "liked" an Anti-Trump page. Because you're allowed to freely share your beliefs...as long as they're in support of your President. Or white supremacy.

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Things We Saw Today: Hillary Clinton’s What Happened Outsells All Other Non-Fiction Books of the Past Five Years

Hillary Clinton's What Happened has already sold 300,000 copies in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook combined! That's more than any other non-fiction book in the last five years.

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Nancy Pelosi Got Tired of Being Talked Over, Straight-Up Asked Her Colleagues “Do the Women Get to Talk Around Here?”

"There was, at last, silence, and she was not interrupted again."

Nancy Pelosi got tired of being talked over at a meeting and asked her colleagues "Do the women get to talk around here?" You'd better believe they didn't interrupt her again.

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Poll Says Majority of Americans Think Hillary Clinton Should Retire. What Exactly Do They Think She Does?

According to a poll released today, the majority of Americans–61%–think Hillary Clinton should retire. Beyond my initial reaction of "get bent" and my lack of surprise that this poll comes from a conservative website, there's one pressing question here: What exactly do these people think Hillary Clinton needs to retire from?

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Looking to Be Inspired AF? Look No Further Than the Amazing Women on These Time Magazine Covers

Time Magazine's latest project shines a spotlight on 46 remarkable, contemporary women who've achieved greatness and some astonishing firsts.

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New Passage From Hillary Clinton’s What Happened Takes on Bernie Bros’ Toxic Sexism

And Bernie's own toxicity, too.

An excerpt from Hillary Clinton's memoir accuses Bernie Sanders of doing "lasting damage" to the Democratic Party, and calls out the sexism of some of his supporters.

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New Excerpt From Hillary Clinton’s What Happened Is All About Moving Forward

"If you see a problem in your community that needs fixing or an injustice that needs correcting, and you think, 'Someone ought to do something about that,' guess what? That someone could easily be you."

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Louise Linton, Wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Should Probably Not Try to Do Words Anymore

I would say the internet never forgets, but let's be honest. Louise Linton is entirely forgettable.

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For Your Enjoyment: Women of Congress Wrecking Trump Administration Officials

Reclaiming their time.

Two women in the Senate, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, killed the GOP's efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act last night despite immense pressure and, in Murkowski's case, threat of political repercussions. Murkowski called that bluff, though, and took things a step further to show the Trump administration that she will not be pushed around by their tough guy act.

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Michelle Obama Addresses Racism and Sexism in Women’s Foundation of CO Talk

Last night, former First Lady Michelle Obama was invited to a conversation being hosted by the Women's Foundation of CO to celebrate its 30th Anniversary. She inspired a crowd of 8,500 while speaking frankly about issues of race and gender.

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Republican Women Were Left Out of the ACA Repeal Discussion, And I’m Guessing Their Colleagues Are Pretty Sorry

We have these three Republican women to thank for killing this plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (And, you know, all the Democrats, too.)

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Lauren Duca Designed a Shirt That Celebrates Young Women, Benefits Planned Parenthood & Pisses Off Tucker Carlson

It's perfect.

If you believe "a woman can love Ariana Grande and her thigh-high boots and still discuss politics," this is the shirt for you.

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Paul Ryan Says He’s Open to “Modernizing” That Sexist Congressional Dress Code

Paul Ryan has been seeing a lot of criticism over the women ejected from the House lobby over their sleeveless dresses.

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Chelsea Clinton Would Like Donald Trump to Keep Her Name Out of His Tweets, Thank You Very Much

Trump tried to draw a comparison between Ivanka and Chelsea Clinton, and Clinton was not having it.

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Angela Merkel Is All Of Us At the G20 Summit

Angela Merkel was in no mood for Trump or Putin at the G20 Summit.

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Sexist “No Sleeveless” Dress Code on Capitol Hill

With bonus anti-journalism!

If you're looking to fight a pointless battle armed with nothing but outdated ideas of what women should be doing with their bodies, Paul Ryan is, as always, your man.

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9 Things That Made Me Feel Patriotic AF This Year

Even in 2017, there have been quite a few things that remind us what's still at the core of the United States of America. Let's not forget that just because a blowhard bigot is having his day in the sun.

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At Long Last, Germany’s Lawmakers Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Germany has for many years been out of step with other EU nations in not recognizing the legal right of same-sex couples to marry. Love wins once again, however, and Friday's parliamentary vote made same-sex marriage the law of the land.

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