Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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The Justice Department was on solid legal ground in affirming that Donald Trump did not violate federal anti-nepotism laws by appointing his son-in-law to a White House post, government ethics experts told TPM.

But they said that doesn’t mean the President should have brought a direct relative like Jared Kushner into his administration in the first place, nor does it eliminate concerns about conflicts of interest.

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WASHINGTON -- Nour Obeidallah bought her American flag hijab long before she decided to attend the Women's March on Washington. Wearing it on Saturday, with a cardboard cutout framing her in the center, she bore a striking resemblance to the "we the people" posters designed for the event by graphic artist Shepherd Fairy.

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WASHINGTON—Pink knitted caps with ears were omnipresent Saturday at the Women's March on Washington, but not all attendees were fans of the so-called "pussyhats."

Fawn Jordan, a fashion designer who lives in the D.C. Metro area, said she wished the most visible symbol of the march didn’t have anything to do with President Donald Trump. As an alternative, she sewed a number of animal print and bejeweled “pink crowns” that she was selling to attendees.

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WASHINGTON -- Thousands of men wearing Planned Parenthood gear and carrying signs reading "the future is female" joined the sea of women in pink "pussyhats" assembled for Saturday's Women's March on Washington. There were fathers, boyfriends, sons, trans people and friends of the marchers.

Despite a flurry of stories predicting that men may not understand that they were welcome at the march, they turned out in droves.

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