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Past articles by Alexandra:

School Funding So Low, Tulsa Teacher Panhandles for School Supplies

A campaign has drawn national attention to the harrowing effects of public education cuts. In comparison to their counterparts in most industrialized countries, American teachers continue to be vastly underpaid. Now, massive education cuts have encouraged one public school teacher to panhandle for needed school supplies.Teresa Danks, a third-grade teacher at Grimes Elementary in Tulsa, Oklahoma… → Read More

Stephen Colbert Updates the Official Boy Scout Oath In Honor of President Trump

"On my honor, I will do my best to make a tremendous amount of money." President Trump's speech at the annual Boy Scout Jamboree late Monday continues to stir controversy for its hyperpartisan and wildly inappropriate content."Obviously, this is an event for children from all over the country, and it is a completely nonpartisan event so Trump left the politics behind and just talked about his… → Read More

Here are 5 Republicans willing to set morality and dignity aside ‘to protect their president’

Shortly after arriving at his Sterling, Virginia golf club on Sunday, President Trump lashed out at his own party via Twitter. “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carri… → Read More

Sean Hannity of All People Offers Tips to Combat Fake News—Gets His Comeuppance

One big disaster. Sean Hannity hit a breaking point on Monday after CNN Money revealed the Fox News anchor would no longer be receiving the prestigious Media Research Center's William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence in September. → Read More

ATM Robbers Wear Trump Masks in Bank Heist

On the outskirts of Turin, Italy, the two brothers reportedly stole more than $115,000 from ATMs. Two brothers, Vittorio and Ivan Laforè, 27 and 31, were arrested on Monday on suspicion of carrying out a stream of bank heists dressed as U.S. President Donald Trump on the outskirts of Turin, Italy. Surveillance footage from the bank’s lobby was used to identify the suspects, shown to be… → Read More

Stephen Colbert Debunks the Warning In President Trump's Self-Pardon Tweet

"The only crime 'so far'? He's hedging a little bit." The expanding probe of special counsel Robert S. → Read More

Here Are 5 of Trump's Most Buffoonish GOP Defenders

These guys seem willing to swallow any scandal. Shortly after arriving at his Sterling, Virginia golf club on Sunday, President Trump lashed out at his own party via Twitter. "It's very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President," Trump tweeted. It's very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on… → Read More

Seth Meyers Warns Republicans Still Loyal to Trump How This Story Ends

"If it will save his skin, he'll throw you under the bus." It's not a coincidence the president's daughter has an office in the White House. The president appears to value loyalty above all else."talks about loyalty so much, I'm frankly surprised he didn't fill his cabinet with golden retrievers," opened "Late Night" host Seth Meyers on Monday. → Read More

Stephen Colbert Has an Idea Why the Japanese First Lady Wouldn't Speak to Trump at the G20 Dinner

And it's not because she can't speak English. Nearly six months into his presidency, Trump welcomed reporters from the "failing New York Times" to the Oval Office for an exclusive interview. "First, Trump talked about Senate Republicans who are on the fence about supporting his health care bill," opened "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday. → Read More

Stephen Colbert Trolls Trump with a Pitch-Perfect Re-Election Slogan

"Trump 2020—False, Malicious, and Absurd." While Republicans search for new ways to kick millions of Americans off their health insurance, the White House has been beseiged by revelations of a second (and previously undisclosed) meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit.According to the Trump administration, "the insinuation that the White House has tried to 'hide' a… → Read More

Hundreds Protest Betsy DeVos Ahead of ALEC Speech in Denver

ALEC's meeting comes just one week after the education secretary's Title IX talks, which included men's rights activists. Hundreds of protesters descended on the Colorado Statehouse on Wednesday, one day ahead of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' speech at the annual American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meeting in Denver. → Read More

Wait, Is Trump Losing Fox News?

He still has Hannity, but the network's support for the president appears to be eroding. Fox News remains President Trump's favorite news channel, and Sean Hannity his single greatest champion. But mounting criticism from the latter's Fox co-anchors this week suggests the network's support for the president may be eroding. → Read More

Stephen Colbert Celebrates the Ignominious Defeat of Trumpcare as Only He Can

"It is hard to overstate the level of failure here." After senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Mike Lee (R-UT) declared their opposition to the Republicans' so-called Obamacare replacement plan, the looming collapse of the bill became evident. → Read More

This Real-Life 'Handmaid's Tale' Makes for One of the Year's Most Compelling Documentaries

"Birthright: A War Story" follows two unlikely victims in the war on reproductive choice. The new feature documentary, "Birthright: A War Story," chronicles the stories of some of the war on choice's most unlikely victims, beginning with two expectant parents from Nebraska. "We were getting [our son] to bed, and I felt something funny," Danielle Deaver says in the film.Deaver and her husband… → Read More

Seth Meyers Has One Rule Everyone Should Follow During Trump's Scandalous Presidency

"Nothing is too stupid to be true." While processing the mounting evidence of the Trump administration's collusion with Russia, it's best to remember the "Golden Rule in the Trump era," Seth Meyers reminded his viewers last night. "Nothing is too stupid to be true." → Read More

Stephen Colbert Isn't Fooled by Trump's Shameless Attempt to Distract Us from the Russia Scandal

The "Late Show" host celebrates "Made in America Week" as only he can. President Trump has dubbed the third full week in July "Made In America Week," a transparent attempt to distract the public from mounting evidence of his campaign's collusion with Russia.Stephen Colbert, for one, is not fooled."Donald Trump, unveiled 'Made in America' week,'" the "Late Show" host announced Monday night.… → Read More

Al Gore Delivers One of the Most Damning Indictments of Trump's Presidency You Will Read

"We’ve never had a president who’s deliberately made decisions to tear down America’s standing in the world." Al Gore tried to keep an open mind about Trump's presidency. The former vice president spoke with the Republican candidate about climate change back in December 2015, and again prior to Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord on June 1. → Read More

Stephen Colbert Scolds Trump for His Sexist Treatment of French First Lady Brigitte Macron

"Bad Donald! No! Bad!" Stephen Colbert can't blame President Trump for ducking the drama in Washington. After all, "the man has had a really rough week," the "Late Show" host opened Thursday. "His son admitted to colluding with Russia, his health care plan is looking dead in the water, and his press secretary still has his head stuck in that honey pot." → Read More

Joe Scarborough Has Finally Seen Enough, Calls It Quits on the GOP

"I've got to become an Independent." "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough made a surprising announcement on "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday: The former Florida Republican congressman is giving his party the boot. Â "You changed your mind about Donald Trump. Why haven't other Republicans done the same?" Colbert asked, drawing on Scarborough's lifelong allegiance to the GOP."I… → Read More

Stephen Colbert Apologizes to Eric Trump: 'We Always Thought You Were the Dumb One'

Donald Jr.'s tweets have left the "Late Show" host positively gobsmacked. Stephen Colbert has ridiculed the Trump family almost nightly for the last 18 months, but even he is taken aback by the towering stupidity of Donald Jr.—so much so that he felt the need to issue an apology to brother Eric on Tuesday."Trump Jr. was told in an email that this was a Russian effort to aid Trump's campaign,"… → Read More