Lani Seelinger
Lani is a freelance writer in Prague, Czech Republic. She spends most of her time dealing with politics, both in communist Czechoslovakia and otherwise. She’s from the great state of North Carolina, where she developed her great love of grits.

A New Lawsuit Claims USA Diving Ignored Sexual Abuse Of Divers For Years

Following major revelations about the enabling of sexual abuse at the highest levels of gymnastics and swimming in team USA sports, a new lawsuit alleges that USA Diving also ignored sexual abuse. This, according to a lawsuit filed in a federal court…
By Lani Seelinger

There Are Rumors That Tiffany Trump Dropped Out Of Law School — Here's The Truth

When your father is the president and your family has been in the public eye for your whole life, you're probably used to rumors flying around about you — including false ones. It's still worth noting for the record, though, that Tiffany Trump has no…
By Lani Seelinger

MGM Resorts Filed Lawsuits Against The Las Vegas Shooting Victims — Here’s What That Means

The tragic 2017 shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, which killed 58 people and injured another 851, left the nation reeling and left traumatic scars for the survivors to work through for likely the rest of their lives. Now they have so…
By Lani Seelinger

There’s A New “Occupy” Protest & This Time It’s About Trump

Normally, Lafayette Park is one of those pretty, history-drenched spots in Washington, where you walk around wondering whose footsteps you might be following. You're right across from the White House, close enough that you can practically see into th…
By Lani Seelinger

The 8 Most Jaw-Dropping Moments From Trump & Putin’s Press Conference

No one knew exactly what to expect from Trump and Putin's meeting in Helsinki, but it's probably fair to say that everyone expected some pretty bizarre things here and there. In that sense, the most jaw-dropping moments from Trump and Putin's meeting…
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This Open Letter From Detained Immigrant Parents To The American People Is Soul-Crushing

Since April, the Trump administration has kept numerous migrant children and parents separated from each other, causing trauma to both sides. In an effort to bring even more focus to this ongoing crisis, detained migrant parents wrote an open letter,…
By Lani Seelinger

How Trump & Putin's Relationship Has Changed, According To A Body Language Expert

When two world leaders meet, the words that they exchange are only part of the story. There's a lot more going on in those interactions — it's just happening without any need for spoken language. Looking at the body language between Trump and Putin a…
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Putin Was Late To Meet Trump & It Was Possibly A Strategic Snub Of The US President

Some people just have a certain way they like to make an entrance, and by the looks of things, Vladimir Putin is one of those people. Specifically, he often arrives late when there's a fellow world leader waiting. It's fitting, then, that Putin was l…
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Trump's Tweet About France's World Cup Victory Congratulates ... Putin

France just won its second World Cup victory overall, and its first since 1998. When he tweeted on the subject, though, President Donald Trump congratulated Vladimir Putin on France's World Cup victory in addition to celebrating the French team. "Co…
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Trump Will Meet Putin In A Palace With A Long History Of Hosting US & Russian Leaders

Monday won't be the first time that an American president has met the leader of Russia in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. Getting even more specific, though, the building where Trump and Putin are meeting in Helsinki also has a history of playing ho…
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Here's What Trump & Vladimir Putin Could Hash Out At Their Helsinki Summit

As the focus on Helsinki intensifies in preparation for the summit between American President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin set to happen there on Monday, there are a lot of big questions still left open. One of these is pretty im…
By Lani Seelinger

The Boys Are Out Of The Thai Cave & These Photos Show Exactly How The Rescue Happened

After a couple of tense weeks, the saga of the Thai soccer team stuck in a cave is nearly over, and all of the boys have been brought back to safety. If you weren't one of the approximately 1,000 volunteers or experts brought in to mastermind the boy…
By Lani Seelinger

Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Process Won't Be Quick — Here's Why

So, the news is out. Trump has picked his second Supreme Court nominee, and the lucky winner is a current U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the D.C. Circuit. If you're wondering when Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearing will be, though, you ma…
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Everything You Need To Know About Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's New SCOTUS Nominee

Less than two weeks after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the nation's highest court, President Trump has announced who he has picked to replace the famed "swing justice." Trump's second Supreme Court nominee is Br…
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11 "SCOTUS Pick" Tweets That Show Exactly How The Country Is Feeling

Monday is the day that President Trump has promised he will announce his second Supreme Court nominee — and America is watching closely. One great way to truly get a measure of how the country is feeling is to look at the #SCOTUSPick tweets on Twitte…
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Actually Isn’t A Huge Fan Of Roe V. Wade — Here’s Why

In American political rhetoric, supporting the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the U.S. has become synonymous with supporting a woman's right to choose. But this isn't always the case — and beloved feminist Supreme C…
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This Prosecutor’s Remarks About Maxine Waters Were So Offensive, He’s Under Investigation

One California representative has become a frequent object of the president's scorn, and it seems as though his feelings might be rubbing off on some of his supporters. Now, a California prosecutor who attacked Maxine Waters online is under investiga…
By Lani Seelinger

Stormy Daniels Is Coming To DC — But Not Because Of The Trump Lawsuit

The most famous adult film star in America is coming to Washington — but it's not because she's suing the president. Stormy Daniels will be performing in Washington, D.C., at the Cloakroom nightclub — which just so happens to be located right between…
By Lani Seelinger

The US Rejected A Pro-Breastfeeding Resolution & Threatened The Country That Proposed It

Decades of research have established that breastfeeding provides infants with crucial nutrition that formula just can't replace. Still, though, things got tense at a World Health Organization meeting when the U.S. stopped a breastfeeding resolution b…
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Mika Brzezinski Called Ivanka "Sick" For Posting This Tweet About Family Separations

The ongoing crisis of migrant families being separated after arriving at the U.S.' southern border has led to a lot of emotional commentary. One of the latest additions to that category was Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski calling Ivanka Trump "sick" af…
By Lani Seelinger