Alison Durkee
Alison Durkee

Alison is a New York-based news writer at Mic. You can get in touch with her at adurkee@mic.com.

Jan. 14, 2018

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio issues guidance on city’s controversial monuments

The city will only remove one of its controversial statues, but add context and commission works honoring underrepresented groups.

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Jan. 14, 2018

Rep. Mia Love, daughter of Haitian immigrants, demands apology from Trump for ‘shithole’ comments

The GOP representative called Trump's comments 'racist' and 'indefensible.'
Jan. 14, 2018

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Hawaii false alarm exactly why Trump needs direct negotiations with Kim Jong Un

A member of Congress from Hawaii called for negotiations with North Korea in the wake of the false alert sent to her state's residents Saturday.
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Jan. 13, 2018

Chain migration: How conservatives created the transformative policy they’re now attacking

Trump and Republicans are attacking "chain migration" — a policy created by conservatives with racist intentions that's gone on to transform the country.
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Jan. 10, 2018

North Carolina gerrymandering struck down as SCOTUS decisions in Maryland and Wisconsin loom

A federal court ruled against partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina — and it could be the start of a legal wave striking down the controversial practice.
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Jan. 9, 2018

Why Donald Trump shouldn’t be referencing Ronald Reagan regarding his mental health

Trump keeps invoking Reagan on Twitter — but in doing so, he might actually be making a case for why his mental stability should be up for debate.

Jan. 7, 2018

Major Democratic donor threatens to pull funding from senators who called for Franken’s resignation

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and other female Senators may pay a price for pushing for Franken's resignation.
Jan. 7, 2018

Nikki Haley says Trump’s “button” tweet was part of a strategy to keep Kim Jong Un ‘on his toes’

The U.N. ambassador didn't disparage Trump's widely criticized tweet — but wouldn't deny that nuclear war remains a possibility.
Jan. 7, 2018

Steve Bannon apologizes for comments about Donald Trump, Jr., shows support for Trump’s presidency

Steve Bannon is now taking back some of the damning comments he made in Michael Wolff's book.
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Jan. 7, 2018

Jake Tapper invited Stephen Miller to defend Trump on CNN. It got awkward — fast.

Miller spoke with Jake Tapper about 'Fire and Fury' — and it didn't go well.
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Jan. 5, 2018

A brief look at the credibility of ‘Fire and Fury’ author Michael Wolff

The author of the explosive new book about Trump's White House has had his credibility questioned — and this isn't the first time.

Jan. 4, 2018

What the protests in Iran may mean for Trump and the nuclear deal

Trump's support of the protests in Iran could come at a cost to the Iran nuclear agreement.
Dec. 31, 2017

Mar-a-Lago sparks criticism for raising its prices for 2017 New Year’s Eve bash

Americans can ring in the New Year with President Donald Trump — for a high price.
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Dec. 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve violence: 7 shot in Colorado; Houston police thwart potential attempted attack

The final day of 2017 brought a mass shooting in Colorado — but police potentially stopped another one from taking place in Houston.
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Dec. 31, 2017

Two demonstrators killed during ongoing anti-government protests in Iran

Iranians are taking to the streets to rally against their government and its economic shortcomings in widespread protests.
Dec. 31, 2017

Trump ends 2017 by suggesting that a President Hillary Clinton would’ve sunk the stock market

It’s about to be 2018 — but you wouldn’t know that from President Donald Trump’s Twitter, which seems to be stuck in the 2016 presidential election.

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Dec. 30, 2017

With few legislative victories, Donald Trump signed 55 executive orders in 2017

Trump signed more executive orders in 2017 than most of his recent predecessors. Here are the most noteworthy ones.
Dec. 24, 2017

The current state of CHIP: What happens next as the children’s health program runs low on funds

Congress recently approved some short-term funding for the children's health program — but over 1 million children are still at risk of losing coverage.
Dec. 24, 2017

After tax bill passes, Trump reportedly tells his friends they all just got a lot richer

After claiming he wouldn't benefit from the new tax plan, Trump reportedly bragged to friends that they "just got a lot richer."
Dec. 24, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “We need a revolution in the way we treat women.”

The senator called for a "revolution" when it comes to sexual harassment that goes beyond the country's most powerful men.