Seth Millstein
San Francisco native, coffee shop junkie and lover of all things political. I moonlight as a DJ and am morbidly fascinated with the Republican Party's arduous march toward self-destruction.

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How To Effectively Argue Against The GOP's Health Care Bill

After around a month of debate, Senate Republicans have finally unveiled their health care bill, and they plan to vote on it by the end of June. It's unclear whether or not it has the votes to pass, b...
By Seth Millstein

You Need To Read This One Part Of The CBO Health Care Report

The Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of Senate Republicans’ health care bill on Monday, and found that if the legislation were enacted, it would leave an additional 22 million America...
By Seth Millstein

Republican Says Preexisting Conditions Are Like Car Crashes

One of the sticking points for many in the Republican health care bill is the manner in which it treats people with preexisting conditions. It's complex, but essentially, the GOP plan indirectly allow...
By Seth Millstein

A Reminder That The SCOTUS Travel Ban Decision Could Be Temporary

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear two legal challenges to President Trump’s travel ban. Eventually, the court will rule on whether the president has the authority to ban citizens from seven ...
By Seth Millstein

CBO Says 22 Million People Will Lose Insurance Under GOP Bill

On Monday afternoon, the Congressional Budget Office said the Republican health care bill being debated in the Senate will result in 22 million additional people losing their health insurance by 2026....
By Seth Millstein

Senators Are Looking At Loretta Lynch's Role In The Clinton Email Investigation

On Friday, ABC News reported that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are examining what role, if any, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch played in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. A ...
By Seth Millstein

The Senate's Health Care Bill Isn't Called The AHCA

Senate Republicans unveiled their highly-anticipated Obamacare repeal bill on Thursday, and are aiming to hold a vote on the legislation before the end of June. But unlike the House version of the leg...
By Seth Millstein

A Courtroom Sketch Artist Drew Sean Spicer On Monday

For reasons that remain unstated, the White House has recently started holding a good chunk of its press briefings off-camera. As a result, CNN sent a courtroom sketch artist to the White House briefi...
By Seth Millstein

Bernie Sanders Has Some Branding Tips For The Democratic Party

In an interview with CNN Friday, Sen. Bernie Sanders said that the Democratic Party's brand is "pretty bad," and acknowledged that the party needs to articulate a clear alternative vision for America,...
By Seth Millstein

This Mississippi Anti-LGBTQ Law Could Be The Worst Yet If Enacted

A federal appeals court has ruled that Mississippi may enforce an anti-LGBTQ law that permits businesses and government employees to deny services, including health care, to LGBTQ people if doing so c...
By Seth Millstein

John Oliver Is Being Sued For Insulting A Coal Tycoon

Famous Last Week Tonight host John Oliver is being sued by Robert Murray, the CEO of a major coal company, for satirizing Murray during Sunday's episode of the show. According to Oliver, Murray sent h...
By Seth Millstein

Chelsea Manning Snaps A Cheeky Selfie Outside The FBI Building — PHOTO

A month after being released from prison, former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning took a selfie near the FBI building in Washington, D.C., and posted it on Instagram. It was a bit of trolling...
By Seth Millstein

Obama Slams The New Health Care Bill & The Republicans Who Wrote It

In a statement Thursday, former President Obama denounced the Republican health care bill, encouraging senators to vote against it and insisting that no amount of amendments of tweaks can change "the ...
By Seth Millstein

Jared Kushner Finally Makes His Voice Heard

On Monday, America was treated to a rare sound: The sound voice of Jared Kushner as he spoke for the first time since Trump's inauguration. President Trump's son-in-law and top advisor gave on-screen ...
By Seth Millstein

Why The White House Won't Do Anything About Otto Warmbier

On Monday, American student Otto Warmbier died in the U.S. just six days after being released from a 17-month-long detention in North Korea. The circumstances surrounding his imprisonment will no doub...
By Seth Millstein

Otto Warmbier Has Died 6 Days After His Release

According to a statement released by his family Monday, American student Otto Warmbier has died after being detained by North Korea for 17 months. Warmbier was released by the North Korean government ...
By Seth Millstein

Nabra Hassanen's Father Believes She Was Killed Because Of Her Faith

In an interview with the Guardian, the father of Nabra Hassanen said he's absolutely certain his daughter was killed because of her Muslim faith. Mohmoud Hassanen added that when he confronts his daug...
By Seth Millstein

The White House Halted Audio Tours For Blind Visitors

Since 2013, audio descriptions have been made available to blind and low-vision visitors touring the White House. But that changed after Donald Trump took office: BuzzFeed reported Friday that White H...
By Seth Millstein

Philando Castile's Mom Decries The Justice System For Failing Her Son

In a tragically unsurprising development, the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile was acquitted of all charges on Friday, and in an emotional speech on the courthouse steps, Cas...
By Seth Millstein

Ginsburg Didn't Smile When Posing With Trump

The president and First Lady stopped by the Supreme Court on Thursday to attend a ceremony honoring Neil Gorsuch, the newly-minted justice Trump appointed in January. Gorsuch and the gang posed with t...
By Seth Millstein

Kuwait Is Allegedly Feeling The Pressure Of Trump

According to ThinkProgress, members of the Trump Organization allegedly encouraged the Kuwaiti Embassy to hold its annual National Day celebration in one of Donald Trump's hotels — instead of the hote...
By Seth Millstein

Becoming President Is A Multi-Step Process

When the Electoral College met on Monday, Donald Trump easily won the 270 electoral votes needed to become president. But one more vote has to take place before Trump can be inaugurated, and it will h...
By Seth Millstein

A Few Faithless Electors Were Successful

At Electoral College meetings across the country Monday, Donald Trump officially cleared the 270-vote hurdle needed to become president. But how many faithless electors were there? There were seven in...
By Seth Millstein

You May Have Forgotten These 2016 News Stories

As most people are aware, 2016 was a rather atrocious year for, well, just about everything. It ended with Donald Trump being elected president by losing the popular vote but winning the electoral col...
By Seth Millstein

The Electoral College Map Has Been Updated

On Monday, the Electoral College will meet to vote for America's next president. Officially, Donald Trump is set to receive 306 electoral votes to Clinton's 232; however, a couple of faithless elector...
By Seth Millstein

Americans Want An Electoral College Vote Delay

A new poll suggests a significant portion of Americans voters want to delay the Electoral College vote, planned for Dec. 19, until electors are briefed on allegations that Russia interfered with the N...
By Seth Millstein

For Faithless Electors, The Sky's The Limit

All eyes are on the Electoral College, which meets Monday to formally decide who will become America's 45th president. Barring any seismic developments, that person will be Donald Trump, who won 306 e...
By Seth Millstein

A U.S. Election Agency Got Hacked

There’s been yet another allegation of election-year hacking: Reuters reported on Friday that shortly after the November election, a key U.S. election agency was hacked, but it doesn’t appear to have ...
By Seth Millstein

A One-Year Update On Steven Avery's Case

It's been a year since Netflix's Making a Murderer, a docuseries about the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach and the subsequent trial in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, captured the nation's attention. There...
By Seth Millstein

No, Obama Isn't "Giving Up"

President Obama gave his last press conference of the year on Friday, and some liberals were disappointed with what he had to say. Many on the left had hoped that he’d take a combative attitude toward...
By Seth Millstein

Obama Gives Democrats Advice On Trump

In a press conference on Friday, President Obama gave Democrats advice on how to recover and rebuild the party in light of Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton in November. He suggested that if...
By Seth Millstein

North Carolina GOP Moves To Crush Democratic Rule

America’s electoral system has been justly criticized of late for producing a fundamentally undemocratic outcome, but the erosion of democratic rule in America isn’t limited to the Electoral College p...
By Seth Millstein

The Number Of People Left In Aleppo Is Alarming

Around 3,000 civilians were evacuated from Aleppo on Thursday as forces loyal to the government claimed to have retaken control of the Syrian city. This is a major victory for Syrian President Bashar ...
By Seth Millstein

Do Electors Vote For POTUS And VPOTUS Separately?

The Electoral College will meet on Monday to formally vote for the next president and vice president of the United States. The process by which the electors vote is receiving substantially more attent...
By Seth Millstein

Trump Makes Announcement About His Businesses

Ever since Donald Trump won the presidential election, questions have swirled surrounding his many business dealings, and how he'll manage them in the Oval Office. On Monday night, he finally gave an ...
By Seth Millstein

Obama & Trevor Noah Talked About Racism Monday

On The Daily Show Monday night, President Obama and Trevor Noah talked about racism. Not the overt and obvious sort, but the more subtle forms of racism that pervade day-to-day life but are often tric...
By Seth Millstein

Was Trump Just Toying With Romney?

Not long ago, Donald Trump interviewed Mitt Romney for the position of Secretary of State. But it doesn't look like he's going to pick him — and according to one of the president-elect's confidants, t...
By Seth Millstein

How Many Overvotes Were There In 2016?

The results of the presidential election are under quite a bit of scrutiny right now. The closeness of the vote, as well as the recount initiatives in three key states and recent allegations of Russia...
By Seth Millstein

What If Trump Falls Short Of 270 Electoral Votes?

Amidst all the talk of faithless electors, statewide recounts and Russian hacking of the U.S. election, some have started entertaining the possibility that maybe, just maybe, Donald Trump won't receiv...
By Seth Millstein

Can There Be A New General Election?

The CIA has concluded that Russia interfered with the US presidential election with the goal of ensuring Donald Trump's victory, The Washington Post reported Friday. Whether this actually affected the...
By Seth Millstein