Joseph Milord

Joseph is a Senior Writer, Editor and early member of the Elite Daily team. He studied Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and will probably call Jersey home forever.

This 31-Year-Old Immigrant's Congressional Run Teaches Important Lessons About Politics

By Joseph Milord
There is no question that July's most notable news headlines have been dominated by President Donald Trump's international trips, televised hearings in Congress, and indictments issued against alleged Russian hackers by the Justice Department. But…

A Protester Cut Off Mike Pence's Speech To Ask "Where Are The Children?"

By Joseph Milord
First, Mike Pence greeted his audience of about 500 people: "Well, hello, Missouri! And from the other side of the state line, hello, Kansas!" Then, the vice president began his address. But before he could even get through his first sentence, a…

Ivanka Trump's Views On Paid Leave Got Challenged & Her Response Was Interesting

By Joseph Milord
Ivanka Trump is ready to talk about paid family leave. The 36-year-old mother of three, and White House adviser, wrote an op-ed for Fox News on the subject, arguing that the time for a new national family leave law is nearing. Ivanka Trump's views…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won Another Primary Race Without Even Trying

By Joseph Milord
In June, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a dramatic, upset primary win over an established New York City Democrat. The next month, without even trying, she won another primary under bizarre circumstances. That's right, Alexandria…

Trump Issued Another Pardon, And It's Another Famous Case

By Joseph Milord
President Donald Trump has issued yet another pardon. On Tuesday, July 10, the White House announced that the president had given "executive grants of clemency" to the father and son duo of Dwight and Steven Hammond, who had been convicted of…

This Is Probably How Trump Picked His Supreme Court Nomination

By Joseph Milord
When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced in June that he would retire the following month, it was reported that President Donald Trump would select his replacement from a pre-constructed list of 25 conservatives judges. On Monday night,…

Brett Kavanaugh's Record On Climate Has Environmental Lawyers Worried

By Joseph Milord
Now that President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, attention turns to the next important stage. That stage is Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, the process that will see the nominee vetted…

Here's Who Trump Chose To Replace Anthony Kennedy On The Supreme Court

By Joseph Milord
Since Wednesday, June 27, when Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his intention to retire from the bench at the end of July, anticipation had steadily been building. The question: Who would President Donald Trump select to become a new…

Former College Athletes Claim This Congressman Knew About An Alleged Sexual Abuse Scandal

By Joseph Milord
A Republican congressman, who once served as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University, is fending off accusations that he knew about an alleged sex abuse scandal at the university. The congressman is Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, whom four…

This Trump Rally Quote About Maxine Waters Shows Civility Is Out The Door

By Joseph Milord
President Donald Trump was back on the campaign trail on Thursday night, July 5. During a rally in Great Falls, Montana, the president took aim at prominent Democrats, accusing them of, among other things, wanting "anarchy." Among the most notable…

Oprah Says Being President Would "Kill" Her, So There's That

By Joseph Milord
By the start of the summer, the idea of Oprah Winfrey running for president in 2020 had become a non-story. Now, whatever vestige was left of that talking point is practically dead in the water. In an interview for the August 2018 Vogue UK, Oprah…

The Trump Admin Is Asking Colleges To Not Consider Race A Factor In Admissions

By Joseph Milord
On Tuesday, July 3, President Donald Trump's administration moved to rescind affirmative action guidance that was set by the administration of his predecessor, President Barack Obama. According to multiple reports, the Department of Education…

People Think This Woman Is Trump's Favorite For The Supreme Court Nomination

By Joseph Milord
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may be weeks away from officially vacating his seat on the bench of the nation's highest court, but President Donald Trump is already making progress in the search for a replacement. On Monday, July 2, The New…

Barack Obama Got Real About The Midterm Elections: "You Are Right To Be Concerned"

By Joseph Milord
Since leaving the White House about a year and a half ago, former President Barack Obama has stayed largely out of the public eye. He's resurfaced here and there (he campaigned briefly for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in November 2017 and…

John Legend Thinks We Have Better Things To Be Worrying About Than Sarah Sanders

By Joseph Milord
The debate about "civility" continues to be a trending topic in politics, and now one of Hollywood's political critics has had his say. On Wednesday night, June 27, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen weighed in on the debate, which has been sparked in…

Joe Biden's Response To The 'Capital Gazette' Urges Congress To Act

By Joseph Milord
Another mass shooting in America has prompted reactions from all corners of the political spheres, from politicians both active and inactive. Joe Biden's tweet about the Capital Gazette shooting is one such example. On Thursday night, June 28, the…

Here's How Justice Kennedy's Retirement Affects Affirmative Action At Colleges

By Joseph Milord
At the end of July, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire from the bench. Because he is regarded as a swing vote in landmark cases — like his decision in the case that legalized gay marriage — the 81-year-old judge's departure is…

Here's What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Said About Retiring, If You're Getting Nervous

By Joseph Milord
The imminent retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy won't just represent the stepping down of a swing vote on the bench. The retirement means the departure of one of three justices who will be either 80 years of age or older by the end…

Here Are The Politicians Who Are Backing A Bill To Abolish ICE Immediately

By Joseph Milord
Among the many reasons that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's House primary win in New York was notable, there's the fact that she ran on an ambitious set of campaign policies, including a goal to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency…

This Is How The Next Supreme Court Justice Will Get Appointed

By Joseph Milord
On Wednesday, June 27, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he would retire at the end of July. Now, the duty of selecting a new justice falls to President Donald Trump, who will replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court with a new…