Seth Millstein
San Francisco native, coffee junkie, politics writer and musician.

Kamala Harris Will Keep Her Seat On One Of The Most High-Profile Senate Committees

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday that Sen. Kamala Harris' seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee is safe, despite some earlier reports that she might lose it. The news is a boon to both Harris personally and Senate Democrats in…
By Seth Millstein

Stormy Daniels Was Just Ordered To Cover Trump's Six-Figure Legal Fees

On Tuesday, a district court judge ordered Stormy Daniels to pay $293,000 in legal fees to President Donald Trump as the result of a defamation lawsuit Daniels had filed against him. Trump's legal team had asked that Daniels be fined nearly…
By Seth Millstein

This Update On Jazmine Headley Is Good News For Her Family After Her Violent Arrest

The Manhattan district attorney announced Tuesday that charges against Jazmine Headley have been dropped, and a judge ordered her released from jail later in the day. Headley made international news after a video of New York police forcibly ripping…
By Seth Millstein

This Photo Of Trump, Pelosi, Schumer, & Pence Says Everything About How Their Meeting Went

On Tuesday, President Trump held an Oval Office meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, and invited the press to join. It became very heated very quickly, and only lasted a half hour. There are…
By Seth Millstein

Malala Yousafzai Has A Message For US Lawmakers About How Refugees Are Treated

On Thursday, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai gave a message to lawmakers about how to treat refugees, and she didn't pull any punches. Yousafzai was accepting an award at Harvard, and while taking a moment to discuss refugee policy, she said that…
By Seth Millstein

A Woman Says The NYPD Forced Her To Give Birth While Handcuffed — And She's Suing

According to a lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday, the NYPD handcuffed a woman while she was giving birth, and violated state law by refusing to remove her shackles as she went into labor. The NYPD declined Bustle's request to comment, but…
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Anita Hill Just Revealed That She & Christine Ford Have Been Keeping In Touch

In an interview Thursday with the New York Times, Anita Hill says she and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford have been keeping in touch. Both women became nationally-known figures after accusing Supreme Court nominees of sexual misconduct, and in her…
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Here's What You Need To Know About Trump's New Pick For Attorney General

On Friday morning, President Trump announced that he's nominating William Barr to serve as attorney general. Barr will replace acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, and unlike Whitaker, Barr, who was attorney general under George H.W. Bush, will…
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The Illinois State Capitol Has Been Blessed With A Satanic Statue This Holiday Season

Don't look now, but there's a Satanic statue in Illinois' state capitol, and it's on display right next to the Christmas tree, nativity scene and menorah. The Chicago chapter of the Satanic Temple put up the display, which depicts an outstretched…
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Two Women Told The 'NY Times' What It's Like To Work For Trump While Undocumented

Donald Trump has built his political career largely on fervent opposition to illegal immigration, and yet as a businessman, he's often hired undocumented immigrants to work on his properties. Now, an undocumented woman who works at Trump's…
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Democrats Are Demanding Answers From ICE After A Transgender Woman Died In Its Custody

In May, a transgender woman died in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility after applying for asylum in the United States. A subsequent autopsy found signs that she'd been physically abused before her death, and an immigrants rights…
By Seth Millstein

Everything You Need To Know About The GOP's Massive "Power Grab" In Wisconsin

In a midnight legislative session on Wednesday, Wisconsin Republicans stripped power from the incoming Democratic governor before he even took office. Although Democrats won every statewide office in the November elections, Republicans in the state…
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What USA Gymnastics Filing For Bankruptcy Means For Survivors Of Larry Nassar's Abuse

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that USA Gymnastics has filed for bankruptcy. The official governing body for American gymnastics has been swamped by lawsuits and financial troubles ever since its former doctor Larry Nassar pleaded guilty…
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Ocasio-Cortez Will Reportedly Buck The Norm In Congress By Actually Paying Her Interns

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has long been an advocate for a $15 an hour minimum wage. And once she's sworn in as a member of Congress, she'll put her money where her mouth is: Ocasio-Cortez will pay interns at least $15 an hour, Washington Post…
By Seth Millstein

Russia Decriminalized Domestic Violence In 2017 — An Official Now Says It Was A Mistake

Every 40 minutes, a Russian woman is killed through domestic violence, according to the government's own numbers. Despite this, Russia decriminalized domestic violence in 2017, drastically lessening the penalty for Russians who assault their…
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Joe Biden Is The Most Qualified Person To Be President In 2020, According To Joe Biden

Although he was officially in town to promote his new book, it's what Joe Biden said about 2020 that drew people's attention a recent event in Missoula, Montana. The former vice president expressed supreme confidence in his qualifications to be…
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The Laws Trump Vs. Obama Passed In Their First Two Years In Office Are Nothing Alike

We're two years into Donald Trump's presidency, and during that time, he's often bragged about how much legislation he's passed. Although some of those claims have been patently false, and a quick comparison of Trump and Barack Obama's legislative…
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RBG’s Expression In The 2018 Supreme Court Class Photo Is Twitter’s Entire Mood RN

The justices of the Supreme Court posed for their first official group photo with recently-confirmed justice Brett Kavanaugh on Friday. Ruth Bader Ginsburg's expression in the 2018 SCOTUS class photo drew a lot of attention on Twitter, as her…
By Seth Millstein

These Photos Show The Devastation Of The 7.0 Magnitude Alaska Earthquake

Alaska was hit with a 7.0 earthquake on Friday that collapsed a highway, knocked a television station off the air and produced at least eight aftershocks. Thankfully, there haven't yet been any reports of serious injuries or death, but photos of the…
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The Trump Organization Reportedly Wanted To Give Putin A Free Penthouse In Moscow

According to an explosive new report in BuzzFeed News, the Trump Organization planned for Vladimir Putin to be given a free penthouse, valued at $50 million, in Trump Tower Moscow. The tower itself was never completed, but four sources told BuzzFeed…
By Seth Millstein