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Beto O'Rouke Reportedly Met With President Obama, Which Might Mean Something Major

By Shelby Black
The 2018 November midterms was historic for many reasons, but perhaps one of the biggest was that we were introduced to new (and influential) players in the political game. He may have lost his bid in the U.S. Senate race in Texas, but this…

Twitter Is Reeling Over Beto O'Rourke's Loss To Ted Cruz In The Midterms

By Daniella Bondar
In a election cycle full of drama, upsets, and viral moments, perhaps one of the biggest names to emerge in 2018 was Beto O'Rourke. The underdog for the U.S. Senate seat went viral for his defense of kneeling National Football League (NFL) players,…

Lupe Valdez's Loss In The Texas Governor Race Has Everyone Thinking Of This Candidate

By Chelsea Stewart
Democrat Lupe Valdez's bid for governor of Texas ended on Nov. 6, when Republican incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott secured the governor's seat in a stunning upset. The reaction to her loss was swift, with many people taking to social media to express…

Beyoncé Shared Who She's Rooting For In The Midterms With The Perfect Instagram

By Chelsea Stewart
Clearly, celebrities can't get enough of Beto O'Rourke. If you needed any further proof, look no further than Beyoncé's Instagram supporting Beto O'Rourke in the 2018 midterm elections. She'd previously been silent on the contentious race. But on…

Donald Trump Said He's A "Nationalist," Which Has Some Upsetting Connotations

By Hannah Golden
With the 2018 midterm elections just over two weeks away, President Donald Trump was in Houston, Texas, on Monday, Oct. 22 to rally Republican voters ahead of a critical Senate race. But the rally didn't stick to the basic stump speech one might…

The First Vote On Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation Has Been Delayed

By Shelby Black
The week of Sep. 3 marked the beginning of Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, and it's certainly been a wild ride. Even though we've all been on the edge of our seats on whether Kavanaugh will be confirmed as the next…

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

By Lilli 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…

People Can't Stop Talking About This Viral Defense Of NFL Players' Protests

By Chelsea Stewart
Though it's been more than a few NFL seasons since players started taking a knee during the national anthem, it seems like the controversy surrounding the practice only gets more intense with time. When President Donald Trump isn't viciously…

The Republican Party Made The Most Hilarious Twitter Faux-Pas You'll Ever See

By Shelby Black
Let's admit it, the internet can be a tricky thing to navigate at times, but it looks like a certain political party had a particularly hard time today. According to The Hill, the RNC linked to a porn account instead of a state GOP account in the…

This Bill Could Block Trump's "Zero Tolerance" Policy, So There's Still Hope

By Bernadette Deron
In light of President Donald Trump's enforcement of his new "zero tolerance policy" along the country's southern border, members in Congress have written up a bill that will attempt to counteract the devastating separation between parents and…

Here's How To Protest Families Being Separated At The Border

By Joseph Milord
President Donald Trump's administration has shown no signs of reversing its "zero-tolerance" policy on immigration, which has led to migrants families being separated at the United States' southern border. To date, the policy has become arguably the…

Students Are Protesting Gun Violence Nationwide In Honor Of The Pulse Anniversary

By Hannah Golden
Tuesday, June 12 marked the second anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, where 49 people lost their lives after a shooter opened fire on in 2016. In honor of the victims, students are protesting gun violence across the…

People Blamed Ted Cruz For "Cursing" The Houston Rockets & The Tweets Are Hilarious

By Joseph Milord
All it took was one tweet. Before the Houston Rockets' gut-wrenching loss in a do-or-die game against the Golden State Warriors — with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz posted a picture court-side in support of his team.…

Trump's Team Reportedly Misspells His Tweets On Purpose, So That's Where We're At

By Joseph Milord
Here's one thing to understand about the way the president of the United States communicates with people online: It's not always him doing the communicating. It's long been a bit of an open secret that White House staff members, like director of…

Something Doesn't Add Up About This Quote From Trump's NRA Speech

By Hannah Golden
President Donald Trump gave a speech at the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday, May 4. In the rambling speech, he managed to make mention of a host of controversial issues that had little to do with gun ownership. But in regards to the right…

Samantha Bee Is Calling Out Politicians' Hypocritical MLK Tributes & It's Amazing

By Kelli Boyle
Every Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we see a slew of politicians tweeting tributes to the late activist. And every year, we see tributes from politicians that make us scratch our heads and ask the question, "Wait... what?" This year, people on Twitter…

This Is How You Can Tell If Your 2018 Taxes Will Go Up Under The New GOP Plan

By Joseph Milord
As Republicans in Congress were passing their sweeping tax reform bill, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to express his confidence that the legislation would produce easily recognizable benefits. "This is truly a case where the results will…

Groups Are Already Planning Massive Protests In Case Trump Fires Mueller

By Joseph Milord
On Sunday, Dec. 17, when asked by reporters whether he had plans to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, President Donald Trump replied bluntly: "No, I'm not." The day before, a White House lawyer issued a statement that amounted to an even stronger…

The Best Of Elite Daily: Our Favorite 50 Stories From 2017

By Kylie McConville
Before you look ahead at your 2018 horoscopes (and check, recheck, and then check it against your latest match's sign), we can't leave 2017 behind without saying a proper goodbye. Sure, the past year has been confusing as all hell, but one quick…

Donald Trump Jr. Dissed Luke Skywalker In A Bizarre Twitter Exchange

By Yasaman Khorsandi
On Dec. 17, a series of odd Twitter exchanges happened when Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz tweeted with Mark Hamill about net neutrality —sprinkled with lame Star Wars jokes — as they dissed each other. The Jedi riff started when Hamill, better known…

Donald Trump Jr.’s Obama Cake Might Be The Weirdest Thing We've Seen From Him

By Hannah Golden
The president's eldest son has outdone himself again, this time in reference to former President Barack Obama. Donald Trump Jr.'s Obama cake Instagram post is one for the record books. It's up for debate exactly which metaphorical record the post…

A Gay Man Is Running To Replace Kim Davis, Because Karma Is Beautiful

By Lisa Dunn
Walking embodiment of a floor-length denim skirt Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who infamously (and illegally) denied marriage licenses to gay couples in 2015, is back in the news. This time, the headline is delicious: after Davis denied him a…

The Responses To This Alabama Judge Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Are So Infuriating

By Lisa Dunn
The special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate seat has taken a disturbing turn. On Nov. 9, The Washington Post published an explosive report alleging that GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore initiated a sexual relationship with a…

Trump Should Listen To Obama's Statement On The Texas Church Shooting

By Yasaman Khorsandi
On Sunday Nov. 5, a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and wounding 20. With the unfortunate normalcy of mass shootings in the U.S., the aftermath usually involves a polarized debate…

What’s Happening In Sutherland Springs? Shooting In Texas Church Rocks Community

By Lilli Petersen
A shooting in South Texas is leaving a town in shock, after a gunman opened fire in a Baptist church on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 5. Multiple people are reported wounded or killed in the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, according to NBC…

Donald Trump Jr. Posted This Lame Halloween Tweet & Got So Much Backlash On Twitter

By Joseph Milord
On Halloween night, Donald Trump Jr. posted a tweet to share a lesson he aimed to "teach" his daughter. Twitter, in turn, responded by taking turns slapping around that tweet like a piñata. It all started with Trump Jr.'s Halloween tweet featuring a…

These Trump Halloween Decorations Are Causing Controversies

By Hannah Golden
Tensions are flaring in communities nationwide in anticipation of Halloweekend. Halloween decorations about President Donald Trump are causing contoversy, further dividing Trump's supporters from his critics. At least three cases of tombstones…

Trump Got An Important Win In Congress While You Were Sleeping & Your Taxes Are Involved

By Joseph Milord
On Friday morning, Oct. 20, President Donald Trump expressed his pleasure with Republicans in the Senate, after his fellow GOP members passed a budget that will now help them accomplish their biggest objective: tax reform. The budget was passed by a…

Ted Cruz Basically Admitted To Being The Zodiac Killer & Twitter Is Shook

By Lilli Petersen
What is happening with Ted Cruz’s Twitter account?? After an ahem, *risqué* tweet last month, there’s now a new contender for most bizarre social media posting from the Texas senator, after Ted Cruz tweeted a Zodiac Killer letter on Oct. 18. Dude,…

Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man" Costumes Are Not OK & Here's Why

By Yasaman Khorsandi
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have had an interesting relationship recently, to say the least. The two have been going back and forth, throwing aimless threats of nuclear strikes, with Trump poking fun and calling Jong…

Trump Just Called Kim Jong-Un A Nickname At The UN And Twitter Freaked Out

By Alexandra Svokos
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, President Donald Trump gave his first major address to the United Nations general assemble in New York City. During that highly-anticipated speech, Trump referred to North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, as "Rocket Man," which is…

Beto O'Rourke Is An Ex-Punk Rocker, And He's Coming For Ted Cruz's Senate Seat

By Brittany Leitner
It's a full day after Ted Cruz lit up the internet for allegedly liking a hardcore porn account's tweet on Sept. 12, and I'm on the phone with his 2018 Texas Senate opponent, Beto O'Rourke. So, of course, I bring it up. Cruz is known for his…

Ivanka Trump Tweeted About Women's "Untapped Labor" And It Didn't Go So Well

By Thea Glassman
If you choose not to scratch beneath the powdery pink surface, Ivanka Trump's social media presence might appear to be a wonderful collage of feminist thought. Drag your nail just an inch further down though, and you'll realize that all of her vague…

Ted Cruz Is Finally Talking About That Crazy Porn Tweet: “It Was A Screw-Up”

By Lisa Dunn
In the early hours on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 12, Senator Ted Cruz's official Twitter account happened to like a tweet. For @tedcruz, that wouldn't necessarily be unusual, given that he has liked 1,243 tweets since he signed up for the service…

Ted Cruz's Twitter Liked A Porn Tweet And Everyone Lost It

By Joseph Milord
Very rarely will you get an internet story that requires absolutely no exaggeration to fully express how hilarious it is. And yet here we are, able to tell you with a straight face, that Senator Ted Cruz likes porn. That is literally what was…

This One Hilarious Tweet Is Slamming Ted Cruz For Hypocrisy About Hurricane Harvey

By Lisa Dunn
As hurricane-turned-tropical-storm Harvey continues to ravage southeastern Texas, many Texas politicians, including former presidential candidate and amateur Muppet impersonator Senator Ted Cruz, are preparing to ask for federal relief funds to help…

Trump Didn't Meet Hurricane Victims When He Visited Texas And People Are Pissed

By Alexandra Svokos
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, President Donald and Melania Trump visited Texas to survey the damage from Hurricane Harvey. This is a presidential tradition of sorts, as the leaders of the country are expected to be on hand when disasters happen to assure…

Surprising No One, GOP Leaders Hesitate To Investigate White Supremacy

By Lisa Dunn
GOP politicians scored political points this weekend when they condemned the actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville and President Donald Trump's refusal to denounce the far-right marchers. Everyone from House Speaker Paul…

This Is How You Can Stand With Charlottesville, Even If You’re Not There

By Danielle Valente
In the wake of the Virginia city's deadly alt-right rally, people across the country are beginning to ask themselves, "How can I support Charlottesville?" On Saturday, Aug 12., things turned violent, culminating when a man plowed a car into a crowd…

Even Ted Cruz Is Blasting Donald Trump's Refusal To Say “White Supremacy”

By Lilli Petersen
When it comes to supporting liberal causes and standing against Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and other conservative members of the Republican Party aren't exactly the first things that spring to mind. But it seems that there are lines even the most…

The Senate Just Voted Down A Major Obamacare Repeal And Replace Bill

By Lilli Petersen
After a extremely tight vote to allow debate to begin on the process to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, on Tuesday, legislators have made its first major decision on how the repeal effort will go. Late on…

Congressman’s Bizarre "Duel" Comment About Female Senators Has Twitter Freaking

By Lisa Dunn
The continuing saga that is the GOP attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act has taken some weird turns. Blake Farenthold, a Republican congressman from Texas, said in a radio interview last week that the health care repeal hasn't passed thus far…

Republican Leaders Are Finally Admitting They Might Not Repeal Obamacare

By Joseph Milord
Obamacare might not get repealed after all, Republican senators now say. According to a report from the Associated Press, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said during a private lunch in his home state, If my side is unable to agree on an…

Twitter Is Freaking Out Over This Picture Of "Twins" Ted Cruz And Cubs Owner

By Joseph Milord
A single tweet from Ted Cruz had people confused on Wednesday, June 28. No, it wasn't a message about healthcare or any other legislative issue. It was something much more simple than that. It was a benign photo of Cruz with Chicago Cubs owner Tom…

Mike Pence's Old Tweet About Obamacare Has Resurfaced And It's Ironic AF

By Joseph Milord
If there's anyone who would be critical of Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and the rest of the GOP this week, it would be Mike Pence... from 2010. At least, that's what this 7-year-old tweet from the vice president implies. Pence tweeted the ironic…

71 Of Donald Trump's Most Ridiculous Tweets In Honor Of His 71st Birthday

By Joseph Milord
Wednesday is President Donald Trump's 71st birthday. That means there's no time like the present to reflect on all things Donald: his psyche, his success, everything. While you're at it though, don't forget the tweets. After all, it's his favorite…

3 Longtime 'Saturday Night Live' Cast Members Just Left The Show For Good

By Dylan Kickham
There's no argument Saturday Night Live just wrapped one of its most successful seasons to date, thanks in large part to Alec Baldwin and his ever-present Donald Trump impersonation. But several of the faces who helped make this season of SNL so…

Even Conservatives Are Concerned About Donald Trump's Latest Tweetstorm

By Joseph Milord
Donald Trump's latest tweetstorm has even conservatives slamming him, with a number right-wing media figures throwing a wave of criticism at the president. Fox News' Brit Hume, for example, went at Trump for constantly changing his story in regards…

Ted Cruz Has A Wildly Sneaky Plan To Make Mexico Pay For Trump's Wall

By John Haltiwanger
Senator Ted Cruz has an interesting idea for financing the wall President Donald Trump wants to build across the US-Mexico border. Trump has repeatedly claimed Mexico will pay for a wall. But here's the thing: That's not happening. The Mexican…

Melania Trump's Portrait Has Us Believing She's The Nanny From 'Muppet Babies'

By Hope Schreiber
President Donald Trump has been known to believe a few conspiracy theories. He has suggested Obama was not born in the United States, climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese, vaccines cause autism, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was…