Brittany Shepherd
Washington, D.C.

Brittany Shepherd is IJR's White House Correspondent. She formerly covered pop culture for IJR Entertainment. Contact her at [email protected]

Areas of Expertise
Politics
Pop Culture
Languages Spoken
Czech
Pentagon Preparing for Transgender Recruiting Starting Early Next Year
By Brittany Shepherd - 4 days ago
The Pentagon is gearing up to accept transgender members of the military starting January 1, the agency said Wednesday. The move is a
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Here's How President Trump's Jerusalem Announcement May Impact Peace Efforts in the Middle East
By Brittany Shepherd - 5 days ago
In the face of global criticism, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday the United States formally recognized Jerusalem as the cap
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Commentator in Chief: Donald Trump's Complicated Relationship With Black Athletes
By Brittany Shepherd - 7 days ago
It’s no secret President Donald Trump is quick to speak his mind.However, to those who have studied Trump’s behavior in the past,
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Does Article II of the Constitution Really Protect the President?
By Brittany Shepherd - 7 days ago
John Dowd, President Donald Trump's outside attorney, introduced a puzzling defense of the Russia investigation Friday morning: the pr
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What Are the Political Ramifications of Michael Flynn's Guilty Plea?
By Brittany Shepherd - 10 days ago
It's been a busy day for Robert Mueller.On Friday morning, retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, former national security advisor to
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States Are Attempting to Salvage Health Care as Future of CHIP Reauthorization Remains Uncertain
By Brittany Shepherd - 11 days ago
Millions of American children may have to part with their health care by the end of the year.The Children’s Health Insurance Progr
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Department of Education Debuts New Mobile FAFSA Technology
By Brittany Shepherd - 12 days ago
Betsy DeVos is attempting to catapult the Department of Education into the 21st century with a push to modernize the federal aid appli
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Pence's Trips to Hometown Putting Pressure on Town's Overtime Budget
By Brittany Shepherd - 14 days ago
Vice President Mike Pence's frequent visits to his hometown are putting a strain on local resources.Fire and police departments in
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FCC Releases Final Draft Proposal on Neutering Net Neutrality
By Brittany Shepherd - 19 days ago
The Federal Communications Commission released the final draft of a controversial proposal to effectively kill net neutrality on Wedne
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So Fowl and Fair a Day: Trump Pardons His First Turkey as President
By Brittany Shepherd - 20 days ago
All fowl is fair in the White House's annual turkey pardon.During a comfortably chilly Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump,
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White House Rings in the Christmas Season Early With National Tree Reception
By Brittany Shepherd - 21 days ago
The White House is spreading holiday cheer a bit early this year.On Monday evening, First Lady Melania Trump and her son Baron acc
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President Trump to Announce Decision on North Korea's Place on State Sponsor of Terrorism List
By Brittany Shepherd - 24 days ago
President Donald Trump will announce his decision soon on whether or not he will reinstate North Korea on the U.S. list of state spons
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Experts Divided on New FDA-Approved Device Designed to Help Combat Opioid Crisis
By Brittany Shepherd - 25 days ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a wearable device Wednesday that claims to mitigate symptoms of opioid withdrawal
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LGBT Groups Skeptical of Pentagon's Funding of Sex Reassignment Surgery
By Brittany Shepherd - a month ago
The Department of Defense confirmed Tuesday that it had funded an active-duty military member's gender reassignment surgery despite an
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During Historic Speech in Seoul, Trump Highlights Collaboration Against North Korea
By Brittany Shepherd - a month ago
President Donald Trump marked his final night in Seoul with a speech to South Korea's National Assembly that highlighted a tightened j
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Rep. Raul Ruiz Argues a Renewed FEMA Plan Is Key to Puerto Rican Aid
By Brittany Shepherd - a month ago
Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, recovery efforts are still struggling to prove effective — and long-term
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First Couple Confronts Opioid Epidemic Together in Personal Joint Address
By Brittany Shepherd - a month ago
President Donald Trump officially declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency Thursday afternoon, an effort he say
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President Trump Pivots, Plans to Announce Opioid Epidemic as 'Public Health Emergency'
By Brittany Shepherd - a month ago
President Donald Trump will roll back his promise to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency and will be instead announcing i
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President Trump Prepares to Name Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency
By Brittany Shepherd - 2 months ago
After months of anticipation, President Donald Trump will officially declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency Thursday afterno
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Private Space Exploration Sees Opportunity in Trump Administration
By Brittany Shepherd - 2 months ago
On the eve of Sputnik's 60th anniversary, Vice President Mike Pence announced the Trump administration will direct NASA to return astr
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UNESCO Withdrawal 'Counterproductive,' According to UN Foundation Official
By Brittany Shepherd - 2 months ago
The U.S. Department of State announced Thursday morning the U.S. will withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations agency that deals with
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Trump to Pitch Tax Reform as a Boon to Truckers
By Brittany Shepherd - 2 months ago
Calling the trucking industry the “lifeblood of our economy,” a senior administration official previewed President Donald Trump's tax
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Anthony Scaramucci Is Failing Upwards
By Brittany Shepherd - 2 months ago
Don’t tell former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci that he only served in the federal government for 10 days. He
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Pop Stars Slammed for 'Distasteful' Outfits at Manchester Bombing Tribute Concert
By Brittany Shepherd - 6 months ago
Last Sunday, several big name artists went to England to pay tribute to the lives lost at the Manchester Arena bombings. Local and int
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