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Kimberly Alters

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Kimberly Alters is the news editor at TheWeek.com. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Ohio Republican Jim Jordan launches bid for House speaker
Rep. Jim Jordan.
jim for speaker

Ohio Republican Jim Jordan launches bid for House speaker

How Stacey Abrams plans to rewire Georgia politics and become America's first black female governor
Stacey Abrams.
coming for you

How Stacey Abrams plans to rewire Georgia politics and become America's first black female governor

Doctors 'cautiously optimistic' about experimental Alzheimer's drug
Brain scan.
a win for science

Doctors 'cautiously optimistic' about experimental Alzheimer's drug

Watch this testy exchange between Mike Pompeo and a Democratic senator pressing him about the Putin summit
Sen. Bob Menendez and Secretary Mike Pompeo.
Watch this

Watch this testy exchange between Mike Pompeo and a Democratic senator pressing him about the Putin summit

Non-revolting sitting senator marvels about the lack of 'outright revolt' in Congress
Senator Bob Corker.
if only there was something you could do

Non-revolting sitting senator marvels about the lack of 'outright revolt' in Congress

Trump now claims Russia will interfere in 2018 elections 'for the Democrats'
Donald Trump.
sure

Trump now claims Russia will interfere in 2018 elections 'for the Democrats'

Mike Pompeo's State Department has held 10 'daily' press briefings in 82 days
State Department.
so close

Mike Pompeo's State Department has held 10 'daily' press briefings in 82 days

Dirk Nowitzki set to begin record-setting 21st season with Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki.
longevity

Dirk Nowitzki set to begin record-setting 21st season with Mavericks

Spurs trade All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard to Raptors in surprise deal
Kawhi Leonard.
eyes emoji

Spurs trade All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard to Raptors in surprise deal

Republican congressman and former CIA officer says Trump is 'getting played by old KGB hands'
Rep. Will Hurd.
Trump-Putin Summit

Republican congressman and former CIA officer says Trump is 'getting played by old KGB hands'

After Trump-Putin summit, intelligence chief reaffirms that Russia meddled in the 2016 election
Dan Coats.
Trump-Putin Summit

After Trump-Putin summit, intelligence chief reaffirms that Russia meddled in the 2016 election

Mike Pence lauds Trump-Putin presser: 'Trump will always put the prosperity and security of America first'
Mike Pence and Donald Trump.
Trump-Putin Summit

Mike Pence lauds Trump-Putin presser: 'Trump will always put the prosperity and security of America first'

Standing beside Putin, Trump calls Mueller probe a 'disaster'
Trump-Putin Summit

Standing beside Putin, Trump calls Mueller probe a 'disaster'

Trump's latest dictator-bro is apparently Turkish President Recep Ergodan
Trump and Erdogan.
bromantic

Trump's latest dictator-bro is apparently Turkish President Recep Ergodan

Germany says it can 'no longer completely rely on the White House'
Angela Merkel and President Trump.
This just in

Germany says it can 'no longer completely rely on the White House'

Trump's latest useless lie is about how he predicted Brexit
Trump at Turnberry.
so close

Trump's latest useless lie is about how he predicted Brexit

Justice Department to appeal Time Warner-AT&T merger
Time Warner AT&T merger.
This just in

Justice Department to appeal Time Warner-AT&T merger

Watch Peru's first World Cup goal in nearly four decades
Peru World Cup.
goaaaaaaal!

Watch Peru's first World Cup goal in nearly four decades

Try not to get choked up watching Panama's soccer team belt out their national anthem before their first-ever World Cup match
Panama soccer team.
i'm not crying you're crying

Try not to get choked up watching Panama's soccer team belt out their national anthem before their first-ever World Cup match

Here's the first goal of the World Cup
First goal of 2018 World Cup.
Gooooal!

Here's the first goal of the World Cup

Marco Rubio is pretty sure Trump doesn't 'truly believe' Kim is 'that talented'
Marco Rubio.
wise words

Marco Rubio is pretty sure Trump doesn't 'truly believe' Kim is 'that talented'

Saudi Arabia just officially licensed its first female drivers
First female driving license in Saudi Arabia.
take it to the streets

Saudi Arabia just officially licensed its first female drivers

NBC's Craig Melvin grills Bill Clinton on the Monica Lewinsky scandal in tense Today interview
Bill Clinton.
Watch this

NBC's Craig Melvin grills Bill Clinton on the Monica Lewinsky scandal in tense Today interview

Cuban passenger jet crashes, killing 107
Cuba air accident.
this is awful

Cuban passenger jet crashes, killing 107

At least 10 dead, 10 injured in Texas high school shooting
Crime scene.
this is awful

At least 10 dead, 10 injured in Texas high school shooting

Senate confirms Gina Haspel as CIA director
Gina Haspel.
This just in

Senate confirms Gina Haspel as CIA director

Michigan State settles with Nassar victims for $500 million
Larry Nassar.
This just in

Michigan State settles with Nassar victims for $500 million

John McCain's get-well message to Harry Reid is perfect
John McCain.
This is nice

John McCain's get-well message to Harry Reid is perfect

Toronto Raptors fire their head coach 2 days after he's named coach of the year by his peers
Dwane Casey.
weird week

Toronto Raptors fire their head coach 2 days after he's named coach of the year by his peers

Watch Sarah Sanders' fierce response to a reporter who questioned Trump's commitment to a free press
Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Watch this

Watch Sarah Sanders' fierce response to a reporter who questioned Trump's commitment to a free press

Kamala Harris relentlessly grills Gina Haspel on the morality of waterboarding
Gina Haspel and Kamala Harris.
tough questions

Kamala Harris relentlessly grills Gina Haspel on the morality of waterboarding

Watch Tom Cotton bring the art of the awkward silence to a Senate confirmation hearing
Tom Cotton.
Awkward

Watch Tom Cotton bring the art of the awkward silence to a Senate confirmation hearing

Your Twitter password was probably exposed
Twitter logo.
cool!

Your Twitter password was probably exposed

A press aide for Scott Pruitt apparently tried to smear Ryan Zinke to get the heat off the EPA chief
Scott Pruitt.
team spirit

A press aide for Scott Pruitt apparently tried to smear Ryan Zinke to get the heat off the EPA chief

Rudy Giuliani cannot stop talking
Rudy Giuliani.
can't stop won't stop

Rudy Giuliani cannot stop talking

Jake Tapper bluntly details all of the comments Trump allies accepted from the president before getting worked up about Michelle Wolf
Jake Tapper and Jimmy Kimmel.
it's a long list

Jake Tapper bluntly details all of the comments Trump allies accepted from the president before getting worked up about Michelle Wolf