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Becca Stanek

Staff Writer

Becca Stanek is a staff writer at TheWeek.com. A Midwesterner and a graduate of DePauw University, she now lives in Washington, D.C. She's previously written for The Washington Monthly, Mic, Time, and The Oregonian.

Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore: 'Now we've got blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting'
Roy Moore.
excuse me

Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore: 'Now we've got blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting'

Sean Spicer says he 'absolutely' regrets those comments about inauguration crowd size
Sean Spicer.
too little too late?

Sean Spicer says he 'absolutely' regrets those comments about inauguration crowd size

Merriam-Webster adds alt-right, dog whistle, and troll to the dictionary
Dictionary.
new additions

Merriam-Webster adds alt-right, dog whistle, and troll to the dictionary

Hurricane Maria intensifies into Category 3 storm
Wreckage after hurricane Irma.
This just in

Hurricane Maria intensifies into Category 3 storm

Trump makes his U.N. debut with a shout out to his 'successful' property 'right across the street'
Donald Trump.
of course he did

Trump makes his U.N. debut with a shout out to his 'successful' property 'right across the street'

Joe Scarborough can't get over 'how stupid' Trump's lawyers are
Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe.
what not to do

Joe Scarborough can't get over 'how stupid' Trump's lawyers are

Flynn, Bannon, Kushner secretly met with Jordan's king days before inauguration
Michael Flynn.
The latest

Flynn, Bannon, Kushner secretly met with Jordan's king days before inauguration

Fox Sports' Clay Travis stuns and infuriates CNN's Brooke Baldwin with repeated mentions of his belief in 'boobs'
CNN anchor and guest.
cringe

Fox Sports' Clay Travis stuns and infuriates CNN's Brooke Baldwin with repeated mentions of his belief in 'boobs'

Theresa May rebukes Trump for tweeting about the London attack: 'I never think it is helpful for anyone to speculate'
Theresa May and Donald Trump.
SMH

Theresa May rebukes Trump for tweeting about the London attack: 'I never think it is helpful for anyone to speculate'

Roald Dahl's widow reveals the writer initially envisioned Charlie of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a black boy
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
rewriting history

Roald Dahl's widow reveals the writer initially envisioned Charlie of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a black boy

Tom Hanks hints that David S. Pumpkins is coming back to SNL — and we have questions
Tom Hanks as David S. Pumpkins on SNL.
will the skeletons be there too?

Tom Hanks hints that David S. Pumpkins is coming back to SNL — and we have questions

BOTUS Marlon Bundo to star in a children's book
Mike Pence and his family pet their rabbit.
calling all marlon bundo fans

BOTUS Marlon Bundo to star in a children's book

Nancy Pelosi reportedly asked the roomful of men at the White House dinner: 'Do the women get to talk around here?'
Nancy Pelosi.
oh snap

Nancy Pelosi reportedly asked the roomful of men at the White House dinner: 'Do the women get to talk around here?'

Not even a greeting from President Trump could keep this 11-year-old from mowing the White House lawn
Donald Trump watching a child mow a lawn.
that's dedication

Not even a greeting from President Trump could keep this 11-year-old from mowing the White House lawn

Is Mexico's president ghosting Trump?
Enrique Peña Nieto.
hmmm

Is Mexico's president ghosting Trump?

Game of Thrones is going to extremes to dodge series finale spoilers
Jon Snow and the gang.
guess again

Game of Thrones is going to extremes to dodge series finale spoilers

Comedy Central renews Trevor Noah's contract through 2022
Trevor Noah.
It's official

Comedy Central renews Trevor Noah's contract through 2022

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are fighting on Twitter again
President Trump and Hillary Clinton.
deja vu

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are fighting on Twitter again

Trump rules out citizenship and amnesty, but says he wants to let DREAMers 'stay here'
President Trump.
come again?

Trump rules out citizenship and amnesty, but says he wants to let DREAMers 'stay here'

Ivanka Trump claims she doesn't 'voice dissent publicly' because that would mean she's 'not part of the team'
Ivanka Trump.
oh

Ivanka Trump claims she doesn't 'voice dissent publicly' because that would mean she's 'not part of the team'

Fox & Friends ponders whether Trump's wall might've just been 'symbolic'
President Trump.
Pivot?

Fox & Friends ponders whether Trump's wall might've just been 'symbolic'

Ann Coulter calls for Trump's impeachment, 'President Pence' in a series of brutal tweets
Ann Coulter.
'who DOESN'T want Trump impeached?'

Ann Coulter calls for Trump's impeachment, 'President Pence' in a series of brutal tweets

Hillary Clinton calls Mitch McConnell's silence on Russian election meddling 'unpatriotic' and 'despicable'
Hillary Clinton.
Quotables

Hillary Clinton calls Mitch McConnell's silence on Russian election meddling 'unpatriotic' and 'despicable'

Poll finds that 39 percent of respondents think white people are 'under attack' in the U.S.
Charlottesville rally
a survey

Poll finds that 39 percent of respondents think white people are 'under attack' in the U.S.

Michael Flynn was still lobbying for his controversial Middle East nuclear plant from the White House
Michael Flynn.
The latest

Michael Flynn was still lobbying for his controversial Middle East nuclear plant from the White House

Sarah Huckabee Sanders claims that James Comey's actions may have violated federal law
Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
'pretty clean and clear'

Sarah Huckabee Sanders claims that James Comey's actions may have violated federal law

U.S. government bans the use of Russian software over security concerns
Hacker.
This just in

U.S. government bans the use of Russian software over security concerns

Sen. Orrin Hatch introduces a medical marijuana research bill in a statement packed with pot puns
Marijuana.
high brow

Sen. Orrin Hatch introduces a medical marijuana research bill in a statement packed with pot puns

Lindsey Graham vows to end Bernie Sanders' 'dream' of single-payer health care
Sen. Lindsey Graham.
the debate continues

Lindsey Graham vows to end Bernie Sanders' 'dream' of single-payer health care

Democrats' attacks on Trump are failing, polls and focus groups find
Donald Trump.
sticks and stones

Democrats' attacks on Trump are failing, polls and focus groups find

Paul Ryan says it's 'not in our nation's interest' to kick out DREAMers
Paul Ryan.
Noted

Paul Ryan says it's 'not in our nation's interest' to kick out DREAMers

This startup wants to replace the neighborhood bodega, and people aren't happy
Bodega.
bodegas vs. Bodega

This startup wants to replace the neighborhood bodega, and people aren't happy

Trump claims the devastation of Irma and Harvey makes tax cuts more necessary now 'than ever'
Donald Trump.
today in trump tweets

Trump claims the devastation of Irma and Harvey makes tax cuts more necessary now 'than ever'

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns over child sex-abuse allegations
Ed Murray.
This just in

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns over child sex-abuse allegations

Same-sex marriage activist Edith Windsor dies at 88
Edith Windsor.
a goodbye

Same-sex marriage activist Edith Windsor dies at 88

Sarah Huckabee Sanders slams Hillary Clinton for 'propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks'
Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
'it's sad'

Sarah Huckabee Sanders slams Hillary Clinton for 'propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks'