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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn into the office of the president and vice president of the United States, respectively, on Wednesday (January 20). Shortly right after, the new POTUS took the podium outdoors the U.S. Capitol to address the country for the initial time as its leader, in a speech that again and again stressed unity, togetherness, and healing amid a turbulent time...Read More
President-elect Joe Biden has selected New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland to head the Department of the Interior in his administration, outlets are reporting, a historic move that would visualize Haaland because the initial Indigenous American assigned to the position of a cabinet secretary in the United States. If her nomination is confirmed by the Senate, Haaland, a first-term m..Read More
Despite the harrowing, end-of-days feeling that often surrounded the 2020 presidential election — what felt to several, and to one candidate in particular, as a battle for the very soul of the United States — New York City blown up with music. On a Manhattan street corner while in Election Day, the singer Patti Smith apologized to a gathering crowd; she’d need to remove her mask..Read More
It's official: Joe Biden has been elected President of the United States. Both the Associated Press and CBS News are calling the 2020 United States presidential election in favor of the former vice president and his VP pick, Senator Kamala Harris, with Biden crossing 270 electoral votes, enough to clinch victory from incumbent President Donald Trump. Key battleground states Pennsylv..Read More
there really is still a long way to go up until the 2020 presidential election is determined. Both candidates are up against tight margins as of this writing, trading victories in key battleground states. President Donald Trump took Florida on election night, nevertheless former Vice President Joe Biden flipped Arizona, a formerly Republican-leaning state, and took Wisconsin the follo..Read More
Despite an especially polarized, bitter election season — with reports of voter suppression and misplaced ballots; the continuous circulation of misinformation, including a misleading, preemptive declaration of victory by President Donald Trump; all cast in the long shadow of the continuous coronavirus pandemic — one shining success shines cuts via muck. A staggering collection of..Read More
By De Elizabeth Four years back, Stormie Conn was 16. Unable to participate in the presidential election that November, she noticed herself frustrated by the inability to tap into the collective power of voting, especially any time if she learned of the results. “I went to school the next day and all my companions were sobbing in the hallway,” she recalls. “I felt so hopeless. ..Read More
Today (October 24) is Vote Early Day, and MTV's been celebrating with the Vote For Your Life Stream digital event, encouraging folks to get out there and cast their ballots. It's a commemoration loaded with music performances and an onslaught of celeb appearances — and no civic duty-themed broadcast could be complete without Captain America himself, Chris Evans. He joined a video c..Read More
This Saturday, October 24, is Vote Early Day, and to mark the occasion, MTV is throwing a digital celebration centered around getting out there and casting your ballot. As segment of the larger Vote For Your Life campaign, the Vote For Your Life Stream event — a 60-minute special set to feature live performances and appearances from some of your faves — will hit MTV's YouTube and ..Read More
On Friday (June 12) the Trump administration finalized a rule to roll back Obama-era non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people any time it comes to health care and health insurance. The plan was released on the fourth anniversary of the Pulse massacre, as soon as once a gunman opened fire at a Orlando gay bar, killing 49 people. The decision, which arrives amidst the national..Read More
On Friday (March 13), President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in a try to funnel relief more speedily to those affected by the coronavirus, he mentioned in a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House. “I am officially declaring a national emergency,” President Trump mentioned. “No resources will be spared, nothing whatsoever.” The president assure..Read More
Another election has been called, this time in North Dakota. On March 10, Senator Bernie Sanders won the Peace Garden state's caucuses, earning 53 percent of the vote with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Former Vice President Joe Biden received 39 percent of the vote. President Donald Trump won the Republican primary, as expected. The state has 18 total delegates, 14 of whi..Read More