Morgan Brinlee is a News and Politics Writer for Bustle, currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born with an inordinate amount of curiosity and wanderlust, she looks to tell stories that encourage conversation and inspire people to think critically about their world. Morgan has run through tear gas in Turkey's Gezi Park, fed snails on a French escargot farm and trained in the art of burlesque all in the name of journalism. She hopes to continue traveling -and reporting- the world, if only for the food.
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New Emails Reveal How USA Gymnastics Kept The Nassar Investigation Under Wraps

A new investigative report from The Indianapolis Star shows just how USA Gymnastics helped cover allegations of sexual abuse against a disgraced former team doctor. USA Gymnastics and Larry Nassar concocted cover stories to hide the fact he was under…
By Morgan Brinlee

Meghan Markle Had A Literal "Oh My God" Moment At The Royal Wedding & OMG — VIDEO

The newly titled Duchess of Sussex is living a fairytale come to life. But the pomp and circumstance of her royal wedding seemed to finally catch up with the newest member of Britain's royal family, resulting in a sweet moment of realness. While view…
By Morgan Brinlee

Melania Trump Is Back At The White House After Her Hospital Stay & She's "In High Spirits"

After nearly a week in the hospital, Melania Trump returned to the White House early Saturday morning. The first lady had been admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday to undergo an embolization procedure for what the White …
By Morgan Brinlee

These Signs People Made For The Royal Wedding Are *Chef's Kiss*

Handmade poster board signs aren't just for protests — they're for royal weddings, too! Spectators at Saturday's royal wedding in Windsor, England, showed their support and excitement for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials with signs that rang…
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump's Abortion Funding Ban Could Be A Disaster For Planned Parenthood — But The Fight Has Just Begun

The White House is expected to announce plans Friday to reinstate a Reagan-era gag rule that would prohibit health care organizations who provide abortions or abortion referrals from receiving federal funding through Title X. The Title X program prov…
By Morgan Brinlee

The Guy Who Went On A Racist Rant In An NYC Salad Bar Is Now Public Enemy No. 1

A New York attorney believed to be the man who went viral earlier this week for a heated verbal attack on Spanish-speaking restaurant employees woke up Thursday as the most hated man on the internet. But the fallout from New York lawyer Aaron Schloss…
By Morgan Brinlee

11 Net Neutrality Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

Americans are once again talking about net neutrality thanks to Senate Democrats. The Senate was expected to vote Wednesday afternoon on reversing the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to repeal net neutrality protections, which date…
By Morgan Brinlee

How Advocates Want To Make Sure Incarcerated Moms Aren't Forgotten On Mother's Day

For most moms, Mother's Day is a time to be celebrated. But for nearly 80 percent of the women currently incarcerated in the United States, Mother's Day won't mean flowers, pedicures, breakfast in bed, or even a day spent with their children. Instead…
By Morgan Brinlee

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Trolled Rudy Giuliani With This Old, Bizarre Video Of Him & Trump

The lawyer representing an adult film star currently embroiled in a lawsuit against Donald Trump is now trolling the president's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti shared an old video of Trump and Giuliani in whic…
By Morgan Brinlee

This Video Of Hillary Clinton Talking About Being A Woman In Politics Is A Must-See

Hillary Clinton knows a thing or two about what it's like to be villainized for being a strong and assertive woman in a male-dominated industry. Over the course of the 2016 presidential election, the Democratic nominee was called a lot of things — Sh…
By Morgan Brinlee

Her Husband Raped Her. Now, She Could Die For Killing Him In Self-Defense.

Muslim women are leading a campaign to demand justice for Noura Hussein, a Sudanese teenager sentenced to death for killing the man who allegedly raped her after she was forced to marry him. Using the hashtag #JusticeForNoura, tweets from activists a…
By Morgan Brinlee

Joe Biden Had A Powerful Response To That White House Staffer’s Awful McCain “Joke”

A White House staffer's reported joke about Sen. John McCain "dying" has been roundly condemned in the 24 hours since the first reports about it surfaced. But former Vice President Joe Biden has one of the most powerful responses to the crass comment…
By Morgan Brinlee

A Parkland Victim’s Dad Is Having None Of The New NRA President's Latest Comments

The parent of a student killed in the Parkland shooting is pushing back on the new National Rifle Association president's attempt to brand gun-control advocates as "civil terrorists." A number of Parkland student survivors have vocally supported stri…
By Morgan Brinlee

Australia Just Saw Its Worst Mass Shooting In More Than 2 Decades

Seven people were found shot to death early Friday morning in a rural area of Western Australia in a mass shooting believed to be the country's worst in more than two decades. Police discovered three adults and four children dead from gunshot wounds …
By Morgan Brinlee

This Ruling On Child Care & Campaign Money Changes Everything For Women Candidates

The Federal Election Commission handed working moms (and dads) a major victory Thursday when it ruled unanimously that candidates can pay for child care with campaign money. Liuba Grechen Shirley, the mother of two toddlers who is running to represen…
By Morgan Brinlee

J.K. Rowling Knows The Secret To Why Trump's Signature Is So Dang Big

Sometimes a signature can tell you all you need to know about a person. British novelist J.K. Rowling tweeted about President Donald Trump's massive signature on Wednesday, sharing just what negative qualities handwriting analysts, or graphologists, …
By Morgan Brinlee

Here’s What NBC’s Matt Lauer Report Has To Say About That Secret Button Under His Desk

When accusations of sexual misconduct against Matt Lauer broke late last year, there was one detail about the news anchor's alleged behavior that stood out as particularly shocking. By the account of at least two of his accusers, Lauer had a button u…
By Morgan Brinlee

12 Trump Quotes About Kim Jong Un Show A Rocky Relationship

"Maniac," "madman," "a sick puppy" — these are just some of the ways President Donald Trump has previously described North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Still, President Trump and Kim have decided to put their differences aside and come face-to-face in what w…
By Morgan Brinlee

The Kentucky Derby Horse My Boy Jack Is Apparently Named After A Real Person

When the 144th annual Kentucky Derby kicks off in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday the stands will likely erupt in shouts of "go, Free Drop Billy," "get 'em, Lone Sailor," and "come on, My Boy Jack" as the horses thunder around the track. With a rep…
By Morgan Brinlee

Donald Jr. Just Bragged About His Dad's 2016 Taco Bowl Tweet On Cinco De Mayo & UGH

The eldest son of President Donald Trump has apparently decided to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a throwback to one of the most inane things his father has ever tweeted. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted Trump's infamous "taco bowl" tweet on Saturday to mark…
By Morgan Brinlee