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

You Might Want To Put Your Shades On Before Looking At The Trumps’ 2018 Christmas Portrait

On Tuesday, the White House released Donald and Melania Trump's 2018 Christmas portrait. The official photo shows the president and first lady holding hands and smiling in a White House hallway full of Christmas trees, and is much more colorful and…
By Seth Millstein

The Trump Administration Is Banning The Gun Accessory Used In The Las Vegas Shooting

The Justice Department announced Tuesday that bump stocks have been banned. The controversial handgun accessory, which allows shooters to fire bullets from semi-automatic weapons faster than would normally be possible, drew national scrutiny after…
By Seth Millstein

A Federal Judge Just Ruled That Obamacare Is Not Constitutional

On the last day of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, a judge ruled that Obamacare isn't constitutional, putting the future of 20 million Americans' health care into doubt. The ruling will almost certainly be appealed to the Supreme Court,…
By Seth Millstein

Irish Lawmakers Just Cast A Historic Vote On Abortion Rights That Will Change Everything

Six months after Irish voters abolished the country's constitutional ban on abortion, a bill in Ireland legalizing abortion has passed parliament, paving the way for the procedure to be widely available in the conservative Catholic country. Prime…
By Seth Millstein

Ivanka Is Popping Up At The Center Of Another Developing Trump Scandal

It looks like there may be another Trump family scandal on the horizon: According to a new investigation by WNYC and ProPublica, Ivanka Trump helped her dad's inaugural committee pay the Trump Organization for various services during the president's…
By Seth Millstein

This Speech RBG Made At A Naturalization Ceremony Is A Must-Listen

On Friday in Washington D.C., Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at a naturalization ceremony for 31 newly sworn-in American citizens. The Supreme Court justice and progressive icon expressed optimism and hope for America — but was also honest about the…
By Seth Millstein

Trump's Latest Rumored Candidate For Chief Of Staff Shows He's Running Out Of Options

According to the Huffington Post, President Trump is considering giving Jared Kushner a big promotion. The president’s son-in-law and top advisor is in the running to become the next White House Chief of Staff, the Huffington Post reports, once…
By Seth Millstein

The Baylor Rape Suspect Can't Return To The School Where He Was Finishing His Degree

On Thursday, University of Texas at Dallas announced that a certain student will no longer be allowed to attend graduation ceremonies, be admitted to the university's grad school, or even step foot on campus. Although the school didn't name the…
By Seth Millstein

Dozens Of Bomb Threats Were Reported Across The US — Here's The Latest

On Thursday afternoon, there were dozens of bomb threats reported across the country that were linked to emails demanding bitcoin, according to numerous reports. However, the NYPD said on Twitter that the threats appear "meant to cause disruption…
By Seth Millstein

Nancy Pelosi's Deal To Become House Speaker Included A Big Change For Party Leaders

After weeks of negotiations, Nancy Pelosi's bid for Speaker of the House is basically clinched. A handful of current and incoming House Democrats had been opposed Pelosi's bid to serve as Speaker when the new Congress convened, but according to…
By Seth Millstein

The Incoming New York Attorney General Revealed Her Plans For Investigating The Trumps

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation isn't the only one President Trump has to worry about. According to an interview she had with NBC News, New York Attorney General-elect Letitia James plans to investigate Trump, his family members and…
By Seth Millstein

A New Report Laid Out How Ivanka & Jared Kushner Could Profit From A Program They Pushed

According to an Associated Press investigation, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner may benefit financially from a real estate program created by President Trump's 2017 tax bill. Sources tell the Associated Press that Ivanka lobbied extensively for the…
By Seth Millstein

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 Brooklyn 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…
By Seth Millstein

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…
By Seth Millstein