Nick Ciccone

Nick is a General News Writer at Elite Daily.

YouTube Apologized For The LGBTQ Advertising Controversy & Hopefully Things Will Actually Change

Almost a year and half after LGBTQ content creators on YouTube first lambasted the media site for de-monetizing their videos, the company quietly posted a written apology to Twitter on June 30. The media company had previously blamed the de-monetizat…
By Nick Ciccone

Here's What You Should Know About Democratic Socialism, The Activist Organization Making Waves

The movement made popular by Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election is getting national attention again — but for people who have been organizing with Democratic Socialists for years, the media blitz is old news. For those curious enough, d…
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These Are The Republicans To Watch If You're Worried About Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Justice Anthony Kennedy is out. President Donald Trump's new nominee will be in. Lots of names are being floated around, but the implications of a second Supreme Court judge nominated by Trump could be far-reaching. That is, provided that nothing une…
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Maxine Waters Isn't Here For Calls For "Civility" & I'm With Her

The nation's top Democrats want you to be courteous and polite in the face of bigotry. Specifically, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer called on Rep. Maxine Waters on June 25 to set a better example with her words (Waters had …
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Melania Trump Visited The Border Again & The Video Is As Awkward As You’d Expect

On Thursday, June 28, first lady Melania Trump visited detained migrant children in Texas, which was a nice move in and of itself, but she failed to address the elephant in the room. Namely, the reason that so many more children and families are bein…
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The DHS Asking For More Space For Immigrant Families Shows The Border Crisis Is Far From Over

A little more than a week after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would attempt to reduce the number of families separated at the border, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly seeking more military space to house…
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Your Voting Rights Could Be At Risk Because Of Kennedy's Supreme Court Retirement

As news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement broke on Wednesday, June 27, the conversation quickly pivoted to who President Donald Trump might appoint as the second court replacement of his term. More importantly, Kennedy's leave cou…
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This Is How Dems Could Stop Trump From Appointing A New Supreme Court Justice

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is stepping down, which opens a whole host of issues for Democrats, as well as the future of abortion policy, religious discrimination suits, and more. The vacant Supreme Court seat will be filled by President Do…
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A Supreme Court Justice Is Retiring From The Court, Which Will Have Major Implication On The Law

The news just keeps coming today — especially with respect to the Supreme Court. Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring from the Supreme Court in a shocking announcement, according to The Associated Press. The news of his retirement throws the ball to P…
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The Supreme Court Made A Major Ruling On Unions, Which Could Impact How You Work

Another predictable 5-4 split at the Supreme Court has people talking — though this is the final decision of the current session. The nation's highest court ruled Wednesday, June 27, that people who work in government jobs and decide to not join a un…
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A Judge Defied The Trump Admin & Ordered Families Separated At The Border To Be Reunited

Under a Trump administration "zero tolerance" policy that has rattled the nation, the U.S. government has been detaining illegal immigrants and breaking up families regardless of whether they are first-time offenders, asylum-seekers, or parents with …
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The Supreme Court Made Their Ruling On Trump's Travel Ban

Eighteen months after President Donald Trump signed his first travel ban, the nation's highest court on Tuesday, June 26, ruled to uphold the ban. The Supreme Court's decision on Trump's travel ban is here, and the 5-4 decision effectively vindicates…
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A Different Red Hen Restaurant Is Trolling People On Twitter About The Sarah Sanders Incident

It's another week, and that means there's another dumb scandal brewing on Twitter to distract you from the fact that the world is ending. To get you up to speed: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from Red Hen, a restaurant…
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Melania Trump Told Students To "Show Respect" & Twitter Went Bananas

The first lady's anti-bullying campaign has so far proven to deliver on its inherent hypocrisy — namely, because President Donald Trump is himself, a proud bully. As such, it seems as if almost any of Melania Trump's calls to action about bullying ar…
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The Red Hen Owner Had A Compelling Reason For Kicking Sarah Sanders Out

It's becoming increasingly hard for members of the Trump administration to dine out after work. Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of Homeland Security, Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to the president, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the press secretary, …
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The Funniest Times Twitter Clapped Back At Donald Trump Jr.

The president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is known for taking shots at people on social media and then getting dunked on in return. I decided to compile a list of the funniest times Twitter clapped back at Donald Trump Jr., because this is the co…
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'Time' Put Trump On Their Cover Again, But He's Probably Not Going To Like This One

President Donald Trump loves positive press. He isn't likely to get much for awhile. The process of separating parents from their children as prosecutors prepare legal cases against them is a cruel one, and it has come under fire by critics of the Tr…
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Here's Everything You Need To Know About The History of ICE

What many people don't realize about the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an organization within the Department of Justice, is that it was only created in 2003. It was, in part, a reaction to 9/11 that intended to guard against te…
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The Health Effects Of Children Being Separated At The Border Are Horrifying

For those children who have been separated from their parents at the U.S. border — somewhere between 2,000 and 4,000, according to published reports — as a result of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, which criminally prosecutes ille…
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Trump Signed An Executive Order On Family Separations But TBH It's Unclear What It Does

President Donald Trump ambiguously signed an executive order on Wednesday, June 20, that he said would keep migrant families together while they are awaiting criminal prosecution on the U.S.-Mexico border. His administration has recently come under f…
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