Celeste Katz
Celeste Katz

Celeste Katz is senior political correspondent at Mic, covering national politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at celeste@mic.com.

Aug. 16, 2017

Mike Pence’s solidarity with Donald Trump on Charlottesville doesn’t extend to blaming “both sides”

Pence wouldn't say whether he thinks Confederate monuments have to go.

Aug. 15, 2017

Government, demonstrators consider the future of “the resistance” after Charlottesville

Politicians, police and protesters of all stripes are regrouping after the violence in Virginia.
Aug. 11, 2017
Aug. 10, 2017

President Donald Trump says he’s doing the US military “a great favor” by banning trans people

He also thanked Vladimir Putin for kicking US diplomats out of Russia.
Aug. 9, 2017

A member of Trump’s “voter fraud panel” is all for Ohio’s push to purge its voter rolls

J. Christian Adams sides with the Trump Justice Department on this one.
Aug. 8, 2017

Trump election integrity panel won’t seek data on some of the nation’s most vulnerable voters

People who have experienced domestic violence or stalking may be exempt from the data sweep.

Aug. 7, 2017

CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla: 52 years after its passage, Voting Rights Act is “under assault”

As the nation marks a watershed moment for equality, some see a threat.
Aug. 2, 2017

Elections watchdog group seeks answers after Georgia drops 590,000 from voter rolls

Let America Vote also remains worried about the president's "voter fraud panel" too.
Aug. 2, 2017

Obama, Clinton campaign veteran team pledges $1.5 million to progressive political tech companies

The GOP holds the White House and Congress. Tech progressives are trying to change that.
Aug. 1, 2017

New Franchise Project voting group offers state scorecards — and scorn for Trump fraud panel

Where does your state stack up on voting access?

Aug. 1, 2017

Sen. Cory Booker wants to take marijuana off the federal controlled substance list

Booker's Marijuana Justice Act would decriminalize pot at the federal level.
July 28, 2017

Trump applauded for imploring police “not to be too nice” while arresting “thugs”

“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice.’"
July 28, 2017

Election Assistance Commission official on meeting about voting threats: “There was a real urgency”

The race is on to shore up the election system before the next vote.
July 27, 2017

After court win, Trump “voter fraud panel” renews data request to states

Some elections officials still have no interest in cooperating.
July 26, 2017

The White House is leaving everyone in the dark as to how its transgender military ban will work

There's been lots of questions but no solid answers on the president's new military policy.

July 26, 2017

Chelsea Manning blasts Trump’s surprise transgender military ban with a little context

The transgender former soldier says the president's math doesn't add up.
July 24, 2017

Federal judge denies attempt to block election integrity panel from collecting voter data

A judge knocked down the legal challenge that had put the panel's big data request on hold.
July 24, 2017

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe ahead of Drive for Our Lives tour: “Health care is a right”

Progressives are coming out to speak against dismantling Obamacare.
July 20, 2017

New study projects stunning drop in 2018 millennial voter turnout in battleground states

Millions of millennials, unmarried women and people of color are expected to stay home during the 2018 midterms.