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.

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A new multimillion-dollar drive aims to get progressive young people to the polls in 2018

The new NextGen Rising campaign will sink money and people into boosting youth turnout.

June 22, 2017

Investigators found election hackers stole voters' private data, new report says

Data breaches during the 2016 election cycle may be even worse than previously known.
June 22, 2017

Weeks after being warned about Hatch Act, Trump social media guru may have crossed the line again

A former Obama White House lawyer says Trump aide Dan Scavino Jr. may have erred once more.
June 22, 2017

The ACLU is suing the Washington, D.C., police for violating the rights of Trump inaugural detainees

The plaintiffs' claims range from unconstitutional arrests to unjustified cavity searches.
June 21, 2017

Trump has spent $133,000 of taxpayer money on White House furnishings since January

From inauguration to May, Trump apparently spent more than twice as much on office furnishings as his predecessor.
June 21, 2017

Lara Trump: The road to the White House "hasn't been easy" on our family — or the president

It's been "crazy," she says — and she hopes it stays that way through a second Trump term.

June 14, 2017

Shooting at congressional baseball practice lays bare national divide on gun control

The early morning attack pitted calls for unity against a visceral battle over gun rights and control.
June 13, 2017

Trump attorney Michael Cohen to testify before House Intelligence Committee in September

The president's personal lawyer says he'll address lawmakers on Sept. 5.
June 9, 2017

Kirsten Gillibrand on Donald Trump: "Has he kept his promises? F*ck no."

New York's junior senator dropped the f-bomb twice in a speech at this year's Personal Democracy Forum.
June 8, 2017

What the Fuzz? Unpacking the folksy rhetoric of the Comey testimony

Heavens to Betsy! That was one down-home gabfest.
June 8, 2017

Comey Testimony: Right hooks fly as conservatives watch Senate Intel proceedings

Responses from the right ranged from mockery of Comey to claims of vindication for Trump.

June 7, 2017

GOP congressman ponders funding cuts to schools that "don’t believe enough in our Constitution"

A Florida lawmaker says Berkeley's handling of free speech could cost the school in federal dollars.
June 7, 2017

Trump plan would hike taxes by billions in his hometown, New York's top financial watchdog says

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer forecasts a median $2,200 jump in tax costs per household.
June 7, 2017

A majority of Americans think Trump is interfering with Russia investigation, new poll finds

Former FBI Director James Comey also faces credibility problems.
June 6, 2017

Former AG Alberto Gonzales: Comey testimony "could be damaging" to Trump administration

Alberto Gonzales still feels James Comey has a duty to tell someone if the president stepped out of line.
June 5, 2017

Voter roll purges emerge as the latest way to suppress liberal turnout

The young and economically disadvantaged could be hit hardest if the high court sides with Ohio.

June 2, 2017

Kellyanne Conway hopes Hillary Clinton gives herself the gift of "self-awareness"

The woman who helped make Donald Trump president says Clinton needs to get real about her defeat.
June 1, 2017

Despite campaign vow, Trump delays moving U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

In signing the waiver, Trump puts what he said was a campaign priority on pause.
May 30, 2017

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen: Congressional testimony request is a "fishing expedition"

The longtime Trump loyalist says he's not responding to a request that never should have become public.
May 26, 2017

New app aims to turn Trump Twitter tantrums into social justice fundraising

WeCanResist.It gives your non-profit of choice a donation when Trump goes off.