Lilli Petersen

Sessions' Replacement Has Said Some Troubling Things About The Russia Investigation

ByLilli Petersen
When it rains, it pours... and when it comes to shakeups in the Trump administration, it's basically a monsoon. Less than 24 hours after Republicans lost control of one chamber of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump shook…

I Tried Being A Disney Ice Princess & I Regret Nothing

ByLilli Petersen
You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but…

This Campaign To Send Pizza To People Waiting To Vote Is Full Of Goodness (& Cheese)

ByLilli Petersen
Maybe you've already done your civic duty and hit the polls, got your "I Voted" sticker, and settled down for a nice glass of something refreshing as you wait for the results to roll in. But spare a thought for all those voters still waiting to cast…

Donald Trump's 'Game Of Thrones' Meme About Sanctions Did Not Work Out Very Well

ByLilli Petersen
Donald Trump knows his Twitter... mostly. While he may be savvy at sending out wild messages in 240 characters or less, clearly he has a way to go when it comes to understanding pop culture. In case you needed any evidence, check out President…

This Major Issue Is What's Driving 'Queer Eye' Star Jonathan Van Ness To The Polls — EXCLUSIVE

ByLilli Petersen
Your favorite hair-grooming-and-self-care-guru isn't just focused on making you a better person, but making the world a better place. It's no secret to anyone who follows Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness' social media accounts that his political…

Mike Pence's Tribute To Pittsburgh Shooting Victims Is So Problematic

ByLilli Petersen
In times of national mourning and tragedies, Americans look to our leaders to set the standards. After the terrible shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday Oct. 26 that killed 11 people, the response from many…

Donald Trump's Comment About A Saudi Journalist's Disappearance Is Troubling

ByLilli Petersen
International political intrigue is great for a mystery novel, but in real life, it usually means heartbreak and trouble. This latest international drama is no different, as the international community is in an uproar about Saudi journalist and…

Donald Trump Thinks Ivanka Would Be An "Incredible" U.N. Ambassador, Of Course

ByLilli Petersen
On Oct. 9, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that she would be stepping down from her role at the end of the year. It was a surprising turn of events, particularly considering that Haley seemed to be working well within the…

Nikki Haley Is Resigning As UN Ambassador, Which Is A Big Deal

ByLilli Petersen
Pour one out for this high-level U.S. official, because U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced her resignation on Tuesday, Oct. 9. At an appearance with Haley in the White House Oval Office on Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced that the…

This Couple Is Living Their Real-Life Fairy Tale In 'Disney On Ice' As Eric & Ariel

ByLilli Petersen
When you declare your college major, there's no box you can check to become a professional cat cuddler, ice cream taste tester, or cat video maker. Heck, you probably never even believed those kinds of careers could exist — but they do. In Elite…

Chuck Grassley Cited This Obscure Senate Rule In The Meeting On The Kavanaugh Vote

ByLilli Petersen
When it comes to weird and obscure bureaucracy, nobody's got nothing on Congress. But with the world riveted by the hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, everyone's getting confronted with some new terminology. Like, say, the Senate's…

Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3-10 Years In Prison Over Sexual Assault Conviction

ByLilli Petersen
In the final chapter in his long-running fall from grace, Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison on Sept. 25, per NBC News. The 81-year-old comedian's "lovable dad" image was shattered by myriad allegations of sexual assault,…

Donald Trump's Twitter Attack On Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser Is Seriously Not OK

ByLilli Petersen
When it comes to sexual assault allegations, victim blaming is never in style. President Donald Trump doesn't seem to have gotten the memo, though. On the morning of Friday, Sept. 21, Trump tweeted out an attack on the woman who accused Supreme…

Anderson Cooper Is Not Here For Donald Trump Jr.'s Tweet About Him

ByLilli Petersen
Donald Trump Jr. has recently been entertaining himself on Twitter by attacking the press, which he has accused of treating his father, President Donald Trump, unfairly. But it looks like this time he picked the wrong target because Anderson Cooper…

Here Are The Powerful Memories 5 Millennial Women Have Of 9/11 & Its Aftermath

ByLilli Petersen
If you want to ask a millennial where they were on 9/11, everyone has a story. No matter where you were, if you or your family were personally affected or not, everyone remembers — it's our generation's where were you when JFK was shot. Everyone can…

Brett Kavanaugh Called Birth Control An Abortion-Inducing Drug, Which, No

ByLilli Petersen
Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings have been a wild ride from the start. After starting off the questioning sessions by refusing to say whether or not he considered the legal right to abortion irrevocable, he followed up with some…

Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Got Off To A Wild Start

ByLilli Petersen
After the arguments and debates about the nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, it's probably no surprise that his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 4 was going off the rails within an hour of its start. Between…

Donald Trump Shared A Sympathetic Message About John McCain's Death

ByLilli Petersen
On Saturday, Aug. 25, the office of Arizona Senator John McCain announced that the senator had died after a yearlong fight with brain cancer. McCain had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, in July 2017, and…

Here's What We Know About Whether Paul Manfort Could Be Re-Tried In Court

ByLilli Petersen
Aug. 21 has not been a good day for associates of President Donald Trump, as in short order both his personal attorney and his former campaign manager were either found guilty or pled guilty to multiple federal charges. But at least one of them…

Ivanka Trump's Comments On The Family Separation Policy Are Quite An Understatement

ByLilli Petersen
Ivanka Trump has positioned herself as the more reasonable voice within her father's administration, but sometimes she seems more reasonable than other times. And this doesn't seems to be one of her best moments. During an interview at an Axios 360…