Samantha Waldroup

is a politics and news contributor to Heavy. She was previously a staff writer on the State Executives Project at Ballotpedia. You can reach her by email at samantha.waldroup@heavy.com or follow her on Twitter at @samwaldroup.
  • Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Amasses Large Twitter Following of Russian Bots

    Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's Twitter following is rapidly expanding—in Russia.

  • Tamika Mallory: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Kathleen Hartnett White: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • WATCH: Trump Forgets He Is President of the U.S. Virgin Islands

  • Tweet Roundup: Who Is Participating in #WomenBoycottTwitter?

  • Kirstjen Nielsen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    President Donald Trump has nominated White House Deputy Chief of Staff Kirstjen Nielsen to replace John Kelly as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Here's what you need to know.

  • The 25th Amendment: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • World Mental Health Day 2017: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Ceasar Mitchell: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Poll: Who won Virginia’s governor debate, Ralph Northam or Ed Gillespie?

  • Keisha Lance Bottoms: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Atlanta's mayoral election has attracted a crowd of candidates this year, and creeping up in the polls is City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms. Here's what you need to know about Lance Bottoms.

  • Mary Norwood: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • House Passes Bill Banning Abortion After 20 Weeks, Future Uncertain in Senate

  • PHOTOS: Barack & Michelle Obama Celebrate 25th Wedding Anniversary

  • Ruben Kihuen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • New Poll Has Jones Only Six Points Behind Moore in Alabama Special Election for Senate

  • Hugh Hefner’s Smoking Jacket: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Donald Trump Fact Check: Do Republicans Have Enough Votes To Pass a Healthcare Bill?

  • WATCH: Donald Trump on Fox & Friends Talks Tax Cuts, Healthcare & The NFL

  • Saudi Arabian King Salman Lifts Ban on Women Driving

    Saudi Arabian state television in conjunction with the Saudi embassy in the U.S. announced today that King Salman has ordered that Saudi Arabian women be permitted driving licenses. 

  • Luther Strange on the Issues: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Roy Moore on the Issues: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • John McCain to Vote “No” to Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill: Reactions From Congress

  • Betsy DeVos Ends Obama-Era Title IX Guidelines On Sexual Assault

  • Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Republicans have proposed another healthcare bill that would repeal key aspects of the Affordable Care Act. Here's what you need to know.

  • Protestors Force Nancy Pelosi To Leave Press Conference

  • How Strong Is Hurricane Maria? [Sept. 20 Update]

  • Scott Dworkin Challenges Trump With #TrumpsAWhiteSupremacist & Now It’s Trending On Twitter

  • Jason Stockley Not Guilty Verdict: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Sarah Sanders Tweets Picture of 11-Year-Old Frank Mowing The White House Lawn

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has tweeted a picture of an 11-year-old mowing the White House Lawn after he wrote a letter to the president earlier in the year offering he service, saying that the chore would be an "honor."