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Here's How Obama Marked His 100th Day In Office

The first big benchmark of the new presidential administration is almost here: April 29 will be the 100th day of the Donald Trump presidency, and as is common in American political media, it'll be subject to all sorts of comparisons, analyses, and grades. How does Trump's first 100 days, in which he promised to do a lot, stack up to his predecessors'? And how will he mark the occasion? Well, if he's looking for inspiration, former president Barack Obama celebrated his 100th day in office with a …

By Chris Tognotti

10 Glimmers Of Hope From Trump's First 100 Days In Office

As President Trump marks his first 100 days in office, headlines have been awash with updates on his progress (or lack thereof), the looming potential for a government shutdown, and ongoing deportations. The 100-day point may help Americans keep their president accountable to his promises, but it's really just the beginning of his four-year term, which numbers more than 1,400 days. Given the current administration's controversial start, it may be more important than ever to focus not just on bro…

By Alex Gladu

We Can't Give Up The Resistance

President Donald Trump's first 100 days ended not with a bang, but with a whimper. The normalization we all feared appears to be upon us, and though Trump's been president for 100 days, we must keep resisting to not only keep up the momentum of the movement, but to also push back against the normalization of his specific breed of authoritarianism. More than anything else, resistance must remain fierce so our elected officials know that you want Trump to be impeached as soon as possible. A presi…

By Noor Al-Sibai

Here's The Day Trump Will Leave Office

One hundred down, more than a thousand left to go. Yes, that's right. Donald Trump is at the 100th day of his presidency. But while a president's first 100 days in office have traditionally, thanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt, been used as a sort of litmus test for judging them, Trump is claiming BS. So with the first 100 days now behind us, just how many days are there left in Trump's presidency? Assuming Trump is not reelected in 2020 or removed from office before the end of his first term, the …

By Morgan Brinlee

14 Disturbing Things Trump Said In His First 100 Days

The first 100 days of a presidency are widely considered the best time for a new commander-in-chief to push for their agenda. For President Donald Trump, a lack of public support and Republican infighting and incompetence in Congress has largely thwarted this goal. But part of Trump's inability to enact the policy proposals he advocated for in his campaign seems to be his own fault — the presidential pivot that Trump promised after the election never came, and it's negated his ability to comman…

By Cate Carrejo

Trump's Presidential Cabinet Has Been Completed

On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Alex Acosta as secretary of Labor for the Trump administration. Acosta's confirmation completed President Trump's cabinet, putting the Trump administration firmly intact — for better or worse. Now all that's left is for Acosta to be officially sworn in. Acosta will head to Washington from Miami, Florida, where he has served as the law school dean at Florida International University since 2009. Prior to that position, Acosta served as the U.S. attorney for the so…

By Alex Gladu

Trump's Promise To Cut Taxes Might Be Broken

The Trump administration unveiled its tax plan on Wednesday — or rather, it released a one-page fact sheet explaining the "goals" of its tax plan, which hasn't yet been written. In the fact sheet, the administration promises to provide "needed tax relief for all Americans, especially the working poor and middle class." However, Trump's plan to cut middle-class taxes could raise them instead. The administration outlined four goals of its tax plan, the first of which is "tax relief for middle clas…

By Seth Millstein

Troll Trump With A Fake Mar-A-Lago Membership Application

Ah, Mar-a-Lago. Donald Trump's "Winter White House" is the subject of plenty of attention and criticism. Trump has spent a quarter of his time as the president of the United States at the Palm Beach resort, which will be closing for the summer season. According to Politico, Trump will be headed to Bedminster, New Jersey to satiate his need for more golfing during the warmer months of the year. But for those interested, a satirical website about Trump's golf promises membership to Mar-a-Lago. The…

By Mehreen Kasana

North Korea's New Propaganda Video Is Very Dramatic

A weapon zeroes in on an aircraft carrier just before the vessel explodes into flames. A missile launches into the sky, careening across the ocean before blowing up the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.. No, it's not the climax of the summer's hottest action movie, but rather, scenes from a recently released North Korea propaganda video. In a sign of increasing tensions between the two nations, North Korea released a video depicting a simulated attack on Washington, D.C. on Thursday. Release…

By Morgan Brinlee

Bustle's Editors On Bethenny Frankel + Kim K

Happy Thursday! You've almost made it to the weekend — and May! But before you put on your TGIF party pants and throw all caution to the wind, here's what you need to know today, April 27. Bachelor Nation + Chris Soules It's been a really sad, weird week for Bachelor star Chris Soules. On Tuesday, Soules was arrested and charged for allegedly fleeing the scene of a fatal car crash in Iowa. Now, Soules is speaking out for the first time following his arrest. In a statement given to InTouch Weekl…

By Melissa Mills