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Monique Judge Monique Judge Oct 19, 2019 at 01:15. 15 comments

Sallie Mae Flew More Than 100 Employees to Hawaii to Celebrate $5 Billion in Sales

Sallie Mae Flew More Than 100 Employees to Hawaii to Celebrate $5 Billion in Sales

As you struggle to make that outlandish student loan payment this month, here is something for you to chew on: In August, Sallie Mae flew more than 100 employees on its sales team to Maui to celebrate them making more than $5 billion in sales.

NBC News reports that 1 in 5 adults in the United States owes a combined total of $1.6 trillion in student loan debt. This was a cause for celebration...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Oct 18, 2019 at 22:00. 11 comments

Who Will Succeed Elijah Cummings as Head of the House Oversight Committee?

Who Will Succeed Elijah Cummings as Head of the House Oversight Committee?

As members of Congress mourn the loss of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the question of who will take his place as the head of the House Oversight Committee quietly looms in the background.

As the New York Times reports, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, who is now the most senior Democrat on the panel, will serve as acting chair, according to House rules. Caucus rules dictate that a new,...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Oct 15, 2019 at 00:25. 18 comments

#AtatianaJefferson: A List of Questions That Need Answers From Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus

#AtatianaJefferson: A List of Questions That Need Answers From Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus

The Fort Worth Police Department and its police chief, Ed Kraus, have a lot of explaining to do as it pertains to the senseless killing of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in her mother’s home early Saturday morning.

A neighbor, James Smith, said he called a police non-emergency number when he noticed that the front door was open and all the lights were on inside the house. He wanted someone to...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Oct 08, 2019. 5 comments

Lock Her Up! Betsy DeVos Could Face Jail for Failing to Forgive Student Loan Debt

Lock Her Up! Betsy DeVos Could Face Jail for Failing to Forgive Student Loan Debt

How corrupt is the Trump administration, you ask?

So corrupt that the Department of Education, under the leadership of Trump appointee Betsy DeVos, has still been hounding former students of Corinthian Colleges Inc. to pay their student loan debts. Those same students that were promised that their debts would be forgiven because they were defrauded by the for-profit colleges that eventually...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Oct 08, 2019. 14 comments

Are Gay and Transgender Workers Protected by Federal Law? US Supreme Court Will Decide

Are Gay and Transgender Workers Protected by Federal Law? US Supreme Court Will Decide

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which among other things prohibit discrimination on the basis of “sex,” extend to gay and transgender workers.

From the Washington Post:

The court combined two cases to consider whether gay workers are covered. Gerald Bostock claims he was fired from his job as a social...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Oct 02, 2019. 24 comments

Could This Be the End of the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign?

Could This Be the End of the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign?

Bernie Sanders—the 78-year-old three-term senator from Vermont who is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history (he also served in the House of Representatives for 16 years)—was hospitalized after experiencing “chest discomfort” during a campaign event Tuesday evening.

According to the New York Times, Jeff Weaver, a longtime adviser to Sanders, read the following...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Sep 30, 2019. 10 comments

Donald Trump Warns There Will Be a Civil War If He Is Impeached

Donald Trump Warns There Will Be a Civil War If He Is Impeached

Donald Trump is shook.

You can tell the “president” is shook because every time he is, he starts flailing on Twitter, tweeting out whatever nonsense he can think of to put up a brave front—but his words usually belie that enormous front and reveal that deep down inside, he is afraid of whatever may be coming next for him.

In this particular instance, what comes next may, in fact, be...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Sep 23, 2019. 19 comments

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Sep 18, 2019. 18 comments

Texas Teacher Who Asked Trump to Deport ‘Illegal Students’ at Her School Gets Fired

Texas Teacher Who Asked Trump to Deport ‘Illegal Students’ at Her School Gets Fired

When someone is a complete and total jerk for no reason, we as a collective love to see them get what is coming to them. Don’t bother denying it; there is a (not so) secret satisfaction in watching a deserving jackass get their comeuppance.

This is especially true when said deserving jackass is a racist troll who went the extra mile of openly tweeting her name and personal phone number to...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Sep 11, 2019. 19 comments

John Bolton Out as the Revolving Door of Employment In the Trump Administration Continues to Spin

John Bolton Out as the Revolving Door of Employment In the Trump Administration Continues to Spin

He fires them just as quickly as he hires them it seems. “President” Donald Trump has shown another of his handpicked administration members toward the door. This time, it is John Bolton, who took on the role of national security adviser.

In a tweet sent out Tuesday morning, Trump wrote “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Sep 10, 2019. 7 comments

Miami Dolphins Receiver Albert Wilson Continues Kneeling Protests During National Anthem

Miami Dolphins Receiver Albert Wilson Continues Kneeling Protests During National Anthem

Three years after Colin Kaepernick first took a knee on the sidelines of a game, Miami Dolphins receiver Albert Wilson took a knee during the national anthem for his team’s season-opening 59-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday evening.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Wilson took a knee during the anthem before every game last season as well, and had previously said he was doing...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Sep 04, 2019. 5 comments

Your Little 'President' Is an Idiot Who Lacks Self-Awareness

Your Little 'President' Is an Idiot Who Lacks Self-Awareness

This is your regular reminder that your “president” is a complete and total idiot.

In fact, he is a complete and total idiot who lacks self-awareness, and never was that more apparent than after his feeble little “clapback” at London Mayor Sadiq Khan Tuesday morning.

In case you missed it, during an interview with Politico’s London Playbook, Khan poked fun at Trump for what he called “dealing...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Sep 03, 2019.

Tracee Ellis Ross Is Giving Us Some Curls-Ish

Tracee Ellis Ross Is Giving Us Some Curls-Ish

When you are a Hollywood actress known for your fabulous mane full of curls, it seems only logical that you would come up with a hair care product line made specifically for women who share the same mass of tumbling, tangling, curling locks like you.

If you are Tracee Ellis Ross, you may have been working for the last ten years trying to get this idea off the ground.

Ross took to her personal...

Monique Judge Monique Judge Aug 30, 2019.

Brother of Gymnastics Phenom Simone Biles Arrested and Charged With Triple Murder

Brother of Gymnastics Phenom Simone Biles Arrested and Charged With Triple Murder

The brother of U.S. Olympic gymnast and multiple record-breaker Simone Biles was arrested and charged with murder Thursday, in connection with a shooting at a New Year’s Eve party in Cleveland, Ohio.

NBC News reports that 24-year-old Tevin Biles-Thomas, an active-duty member of the U.S. Army, was arrested at Fort Stewart in Georgia following an eight-month Cleveland Division of Police...

Monique Judge Monique Judge Aug 12, 2019. 10 comments

No Charges Filed Against NYPD Cop Who Said 50 Cent Should Be Shot on Sight

No Charges Filed Against NYPD Cop Who Said 50 Cent Should Be Shot on Sight

Last summer, NYPD 72nd Precinct Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez filed an aggravated harassment complaint against rapper 50 Cent after 50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, aimed criticism at him on Instagram.

According to the New York Daily News, 50 was commenting on a lawsuit that alleged that Gonzalez had a part in shaking down the owner of one of 50’s favorite hangouts, the Love and...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Aug 12, 2019. 13 comments

Oh, He’s RACIST Racist: Anthony Scaramucci Says He Can No Longer Support Trump for President

Oh, He’s RACIST Racist: Anthony Scaramucci Says He Can No Longer Support Trump for President

Anthony Scaramucci lasted just 11 short days as Donald Trump’s White House communications director during the summer of 2017. Like many others handpicked by the “president,” he was ousted and sent on his merry way to become one of many people who briefly worked for the revolving door that is the Trump administration before finding themselves on the unemployment line.

Even after being pushed...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Aug 05, 2019. 18 comments

I Played Grand Theft Auto V Nightly for 3 Years. Here’s a List of Things I Never Did as a Result

I Played Grand Theft Auto V Nightly for 3 Years. Here’s a List of Things I Never Did as a Result

In trying to shift the blame of white domestic terrorism from the actual white people committing it and the “president” who champions and enables it, there has been a lot of talk about the dangers of video games.

Listen.

I played one of the most violent video games, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V online, nightly for three years. And when I tell you I played? I fucking played. I was a troll....

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Jul 26, 2019. 6 comments

White Woman Caught on Tape Calling 2 Black Women the N-Word Says She's Not Racist, But She'd Do It Again

White Woman Caught on Tape Calling 2 Black Women the N-Word Says She's Not Racist, But She'd Do It Again

I have never had white privilege before.

I don’t know what it smells or tastes like. I have never had the opportunity to use it to my advantage, The one thing I can do is imagine how it feels, and I imagine it feels like being on molly. You are so high and feeling so good, you don’t give a fuck about anything. All decorum is out the window, and you are floating on a thick cloud of “nobody can...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Jul 24, 2019. 14 comments

Chicago Police Have Been Compiling Dossiers on People Who Speak at Police Board Meetings

Chicago Police Have Been Compiling Dossiers on People Who Speak at Police Board Meetings

Why would the Chicago Police Department be running background checks on people who sign up to speak at public meetings of the city’s police disciplinary panel?

That is what many people want to know after a public records request conducted by the Chicago Tribune revealed that since January 2018, CPD has collected information on at least 60 people in advance of their speaking at the weekly...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Jul 24, 2019. 12 comments

Kamala Harris Is Seeking to Decriminalize Cannabis at the Federal Level

Kamala Harris Is Seeking to Decriminalize Cannabis at the Federal Level

Although 35 states in the union plus the District of Columbia have either legalized, decriminalized or made cannabis accessible for medicinal purposes, it is still illegal at the federal level. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is seeking to change that by introducing a bill that would decriminalize the possession of cannabis overall.

As Vox reports, the plan Harris is pushing alongside House...

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