Lauren Holter
News writer based in New York. From the South but the accent's (mostly) gone. I always have snacks.

We Still Don't Know Where The Soccer Ball Trump Gave Putin Went...

The soccer ball Russia's leader gifted President Trump came with the message that the proverbial "ball" is now in the United States' court — but it's unclear what happened to the physical soccer ball he handed Trump. Although President Trump said on …
By Lauren Holter

I Took On Victim-Blamers Way Before Rush Limbaugh Called Me A Birth Control “Slut”

This year, Bustle is celebrating Rule Breakers — the women and non-binary individuals among us who dare to be themselves no matter what. In the lead-up to our list of Bustle's Rule Breakers of 2018 going live in late August, we are featuring stories …
By Sandra Fluke

How To Support The EMPOWER Act & Help Combat Workplace Harassment Across The Country

A bipartisan effort is underway in Congress to combat the pervasive workplace harassment brought to light by the #MeToo movement. U.S. House representatives from both parties introduced a bill on Wednesday that already has sister legislation in the S…
By Lauren Holter

Ivanka’s Products Were Dropped From All These Stores — But It May Not Even Hurt Her Brand

Yet another department store has removed Ivanka Trump's clothing line from its shelves — but the presidential adviser's company isn't necessarily doomed. The brand began disappearing from stores days after her father won the presidency, which has rai…
By Lauren Holter

This New Bill On Workplace Harassment Could Make Speaking Out A Lot Less Dangerous

Proposed legislation designed for the #MeToo era has made it to Congress. Members of the House plan to introduce the bipartisan EMPOWER Act on Wednesday, aimed at combatting workplace harassment and making it less dangerous for employees to come forw…
By Lauren Holter

Trump Has A Really Bizarre History With The Only Female Adviser He Brought To Meet Putin

Although details of the discussion between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki were kept under wraps, a photo of their joint meeting highlights a stark imbalance. Only one woman political adviser had a seat at the table w…
By Lauren Holter

People Are Already Preparing For The End Of Roe V. Wade — Here's What You Can Do To Help

Americans' access to abortion could largely depend on which political party holds the most power after this year's midterm elections. Previous court decisions from President Trump's new Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, indicate that he may rul…
By Lauren Holter

Trump Insists The UK Loves Him. These British Women Protested To Prove That’s BS.

LONDON — British protesters had a clear message for Donald Trump on Friday: go home. After the president declared that people like him "a lot in the U.K." earlier this week, British women stormed the streets as part of a monumental anti-Trump protest…
By Lauren Holter

There’s Really Just One Rule For What Melania Should Wear To Meet The Queen

The president and first lady's trip to the United Kingdom later this month will include a visit with the longest-reigning British monarch. While there's no official dress code for Melania Trump's meeting with Queen Elizabeth, anyone meeting a member …
By Lauren Holter

Trump Probably Won’t Reunite Immigrant Families When He’s Supposed To — Here’s Why

Less than half of the young children who remained in government custody over the weekend after being separated from their parents at the border will return to their families by Tuesday, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). That mea…
By Lauren Holter

Ivanka Trump’s Shoe & Clothing Line Was Spared In Her Dad’s Latest Crackdown Overseas

Two notable items won't be impacted by the Trump administration's new taxes on Chinese-made products: clothing and shoes. Although the White House escalated its trade war on Friday by adding a 25 percent tax to roughly $34 billion worth of goods, Iva…
By Lauren Holter

A Very Trump-Friendly U.K. Official Just Resigned 3 Days Before The President’s Visit

The United Kingdom's foreign secretary stepped down on Monday, just as the United States president geared up for a trip to the British capital. Despite the two politicians' similar personas and hairstyles, the foreign secretary's exit has more to do …
By Lauren Holter

Inside The British Countryside Retreat Where Trump & Theresa May Are Expected To Meet

As President Trump prepares for a trip to the United Kingdom next week, Brits are gearing up to protest the American leader's arrival. British Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly suggested she meet Trump at Chequers to avoid the demonstrations in d…
By Lauren Holter

Seth Meyers Mocked Trump With An Independence Day Video That Will Make You LOL

Late night hosts don't hold back when it comes to making fun of the president. Just in time for the Fourth of July, Seth Meyers mocked Trump with an Independence Day video released Tuesday night, complete with references to Diet Coke and historical t…
By Lauren Holter

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Will Run For President In 2020 Under These Specific Conditions

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer may transition from suing President Trump to challenging his seat in the Oval Office. Michael Avenatti could run for president in 2020 — but only if no one else seems qualified to take on Trump. The attorney apparently wants to…
By Lauren Holter

Trump's Fourth Of July Message On "Sharing" The Nation Will Leave You With One Question

It's tradition for the president to honor members of the United States military on Independence Day. But Trump's Fourth of July message about sharing "the heart of our nation" raises questions about whether Trump will acknowledge undocumented militar…
By Lauren Holter

The Man "BBQ Becky" Called 911 On Is Running For Office & His Goal Is Seriously Inspiring

A California man is stepping up to make sure everyone has the right to enjoy public parks without fear of harassment and get young people more involved in politics. After "BBQ Becky" called the cops on Kenzie Smith, he's running for a seat on the Oak…
By Lauren Holter

Trump’s 4th Of July Celebrations Are Different From Past Presidents’ In One Major Way

President Trump doesn't plan to follow in his predecessors' footsteps when it comes to Independence Day celebrations. Trump's Fourth of July plans involve a picnic and firework display that will be broadcast across the nation, but there's a key diffe…
By Lauren Holter

This Is How Much Top Women In Trump's White House Are Earning

Working in the White House may not pay millions, but presidential aides certainly aren't broke. The 2018 report on salaries of White House staff was released this week, revealing just how much the Trump's top female staffers earn. While one notable a…
By Lauren Holter

SCOTUS Could Strip Abortion Rights Without Ever Overturning Roe V. Wade — Here's How

News of Justice Anthony Kennedy's departure from the Supreme Court last week was met with fears that his replacement with a more conservative justice would lead to the elimination of the constitutional right to an abortion. But the Supreme Court coul…
By Lauren Holter