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.

The 2018 US Open Wasn't The First Time Serena Williams & Tennis Officials Have Clashed

Serena Williams' heated exchange with a chair umpire at the 2018 U.S. Open on Saturday certainly isn't the first time the 23-time Grand Slam champion has clashed with an official. In fact, there's a pattern in Williams' career of exchanges with…
By Morgan Brinlee

Here’s Why Naomi Osaka Apologized After Defeating Serena Williams At The US Open

Winning her first U.S. Open title wasn't necessarily the joyous and exhilarating moment it could have been for 20-year-old Naomi Osaka. After defeating 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in a contentious match largely overshadowed by…
By Morgan Brinlee

A Dallas Cop Who Fatally Shot Her Unarmed Neighbor In His Apartment Now Faces Charges

Authorities in Texas have arrested a Dallas police officer who fatally shot her unarmed neighbor after mistakenly entering his apartment thinking it was her own. Amber Guyger was taken into custody Sunday and charged with manslaughter for the…
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump Will Answer Questions In Summer Zervos' Lawsuit — Here's What That Means

The president has agreed to answer questions in a lawsuit brought against him by Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice star who claims he sexually assaulted her. But don't expect President Donald Trump to take the stand in court. Instead, Trump will…
By Morgan Brinlee

Serena Williams Was Fined $17,000 For Code Violations In The US Open Final — REPORT

Talk about adding insult to injury. Serena Williams has been fined for code violations she received Saturday during her U.S. Open final against Naomi Osaka, the Associated Press has reported. Williams, who has expressed frustration about the…
By Morgan Brinlee

Watch Serena Williams Passionately Confront An Umpire After "Sexist" Penalities

One of tennis' greats has vowed to fight for women after highlighting sexism in the sport. Serena Williams accused an umpire of sexism after he cited her for multiple code violations during her United States Open final against Naomi Osaka at Arthur…
By Morgan Brinlee

Here's The Powerful Reason Stormy Daniels Sobbed When Michael Cohen Pleaded Guilty

The adult-film star who accused President Donald Trump of defamation after he denied her claims of an alleged extramarital affair and subsequent hush-money payment has said she will never forget the moment when Trump's former personal attorney…
By Morgan Brinlee

Women Could Hold More Than 100 House Seats After The Midterms — But There's A Catch

Midterm elections could give the House of Representatives quite the shake up. According to a new analysis by NBC News, a record-breaking number of women could enter the House this year in elections poised to dramatically change the legislative body…
By Morgan Brinlee

Melania's Rep Said Criticism Of Her Response To The 'NYT' Op-Ed Is "Disrespectful"

A spokesperson for Melania Trump is defending the first lady against criticism centered around her statement regarding the anonymous op-ed recently published in The New York Times. Melania's rep called The View's criticism of the first lady…
By Morgan Brinlee

This College Is Dropping Nike Uniforms Because Of The New Kaepernick Ad

A private college in Missouri has announced plans to dump all athletic uniforms purchased from Nike in response to the brand's controversial new ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. College of the Ozarks…
By Morgan Brinlee

No One Can Stop Watching Videos Of This Man Behind Trump React To His Rally Speech

Normally, the president is the featured attraction at any campaign rally he speaks at. But as President Donald Trump spoke in Billings, Montana on Thursday, it was a man standing in the audience behind him who really captured Twitter's attention.…
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump Praised A Congressman Who Attacked A Reporter For Being A "Fighter"

With oft-repeated phrases like "fake news" and "enemy of the people," the president hasn't been shy about attacking the media. But while Donald Trump's blatantly anti-media rhetoric isn't new, it appears as if he's taking it to a whole new level.…
By Morgan Brinlee

You May Never Get To See Mueller’s Full Report Thanks To This

The president's lawyer has suggested the Trump administration may claim executive privilege in an attempt to stop a full release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation. In an interview with the New Yorker, Rudy…
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump Tore Into A Top Union Leader On A Holiday Designed To Honor Workers

Traditionally, Labor Day is a time to reflect and honor workers' contributions to America's overall strength and prosperity. President Donald Trump, however, spent Labor Day attacking a union leader. Trump kicked off his holiday with an early…
By Morgan Brinlee

Why Protesters Want To Block Traffic At Chicago’s O’Hare Airport This Labor Day

In an effort to demand city lawmakers address ongoing issues of violence and lack of opportunity, protesters hope to shut down Chicago's O'Hare Airport this Labor Day. Protesters plan to march Monday along Kennedy Expressway near the Cumberland…
By Morgan Brinlee

Lindsey Graham Responds To Meghan McCain's Eulogy For Her Dad With A Touching Message

A longtime friend of John McCain has defended the late Arizona senator's daughter after she used a eulogy for her father to offer up some not-so subtle criticisms of President Donald Trump. Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed in on Meghan McCain's eulogy…
By Morgan Brinlee

These Photos Of Kids With Obama Vs Trump Highlight One Of Their Biggest Differences

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama are clearly two very different presidents with markedly different policy agendas. But how do the two men compare with it comes to interacting with America's future? While one is known for…
By Morgan Brinlee

Watch Sonia Sotomayor Give A 9-Year-Old Girl Advice On How To Become President

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor knows a thing or two about what it takes to land an influential leadership role. She is after all, a judge on the nation's highest federal court. So it's no surprise that Sotomayor shared some good advice with a…
By Morgan Brinlee

USA Gymnastics Fired A Larry Nassar Defender After Aly Raisman Spoke Out

Just three days after appointing her as its elite development coordinator, USA Gymnastics asked Mary Lee Tracy to resign following allegations she'd attempted to contact former Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman. USA Gymnastic's latest leadership…
By Morgan Brinlee

This Moment Between Michelle Obama & Laura Bush At McCain’s Funeral Is So Sweet — VIDEO

As family, friends, and colleagues paid tribute to Arizona Sen. John McCain in a ceremony at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, viewers watching a livestream of the memorial service spotted what many hailed as the best example of…
By Morgan Brinlee