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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The tight gubernatorial race between Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and former Rep. Ron DeSantis will likely head toward a recount.   As additional votes were tallied following the general election, DeSantis’ lead narrowed to 0.47 percent, according to the most recent unofficial election results from the Florida Division of Elections as of Thursday afternoon. […]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle faced a lot of drama leading up to the royal wedding on May 19, but Prince Charles barely needed asking before stepping in to save the day, the Duke of Sussex revealed in a new interview. Prior to the nuptials, it was revealed that the future Duchess of Sussex’s father, Thomas […]

This week, Black Twitter has been having a heated conversation about a phenomenon that’s been hiding in plain sight on the internet for a while now: blackface thots. What are blackface thots? They are regular thots — to clarify, “thot” is not being used in a derogatory sense here; I love thots — but with […]

Ingraham tweeted at Swift “haters gonna hate,” with the hashtag #shakeitoff. Swift had earlier revealed her vote for former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) in the Tennessee Senate race, who eventually lost out to Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R). “So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and […]

Tonight, the American people voted to elect a House that will hold the president accountable. Something that Republicans have refused to do for the past two years. A tremendous success, indeed. https://t.co/VTO9mAT0S2 — Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) November 7, 2018

What a difference two years can make. “Late Night” host Seth Meyers was famously moved to tears as he reported on Donald Trump’s presidential election victory in 2016. On Tuesday, however, Meyers had a markedly contrasting reaction to the news that Democrats had seized control of the House of Representatives: Meyers suggested the main takeaway from […]

On Tuesday’s midterm elections special, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” team tricked unsuspecting people into believing that the pro-Trump rocker was the newest senator on the block. And many were less than happy to hear about his (spoof) policies, such as legalizing crystal meth for medicinal use and lowering the age of buying scratch-off tickets to 10. […]

Bill Clark via Getty ImagesRep. Steve King hangs on to his House seat amid rising scrutiny of his white nationalist views. SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Rep. Steve King, a white supremacist, won a ninth term in Congress Tuesday night despite months of growing outrage over his bigoted statements and ties to extremist figures in the […]

Democrat Ayanna Pressley won her House race in Massachusetts’ 7th District on Tuesday, becoming the state’s first black woman elected to Congress. Pressley, 44, was a shoo-in to win with no Republican on the ballot. In the primary, she secured an upset win against 10-term Democratic incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano. Her upset drew comparisons to […]

A poll worker in Houston was fired from her position and given a citation by police Tuesday after allegedly berating a black voter with a racist tirade. “Maybe if I’d worn my blackface makeup today you could comprehend what I’m saying to you,” Juanita Barnes, who is white, allegedly told Rolanda Anthony, who is black, […]


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