Madhuri Sathish

Bio

Madhuri is a Chicago-based political reporter covering abortion, immigration, breaking news, and more. She is a fluent French speaker and spent two years teaching English in Paris, France, where she also covered protests organized by American activists abroad for Bustle's news section. Madhuri's work has previously appeared in The Washington Post, Women's eNews, and the Social Justice News Nexus. In her spare time, Madhuri is a freelance writer and photographer dedicated to Harry Potter, dog memes, and better public transit. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and spends the majority of each year wondering when Chicago's winter will come to an end. You can follow Madhuri on Twitter @MadhuriSathish, where she regularly tweets about politics and social justice.

Here's Who's In Charge Of Writing Articles Of Impeachment

By Madhuri Sathish
Impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump have been heating up in the last few days, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing on Thursday, Dec. 3 that the House would begin drawing up articles of impeachment. But who will write these…

Twitter Wants To Know WTF Is Going On With Nikki Haley's Confederate Flag Comments

By Madhuri Sathish
In 2015, then-Gov. Nikki Haley called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the South Carolina statehouse after a white shooter killed nine black people at a South Carolina church. The shooting and its aftermath prompted new debate about the…

Trump Made A Subtle Nod To Impeachment At The Christmas Tree Lighting

By Madhuri Sathish
Ever since Christmas Eve in 1923, American presidents have upheld an important tradition: the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington D.C. On Thursday, Dec. 5, President Donald Trump participated in the tree lighting ceremony for his…

The House May Vote On Impeachment Before Christmas

By Madhuri Sathish
For weeks, the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has been ramping up, with testimony from senior diplomats, national intelligence officials, and more. Despite this, it seemed for a time that Democrats were going to hold off on actually…

This Video Of World Leaders Apparently Mocking Trump Is So Cringeworthy

By Madhuri Sathish
World leaders descended on London this week for a NATO summit, but events did not all go as planned. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, a video of world leaders apparently mocking President Donald Trump during a reception at Buckingham Palace went viral, and…

Here's What To Know About Impeachment & Prison Time

By Madhuri Sathish
Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continues to heat up. In recent weeks, the House Intelligence Committee has held several public hearings with top diplomats familiar with the allegations against Trump. The White House…

Climate Change Came Up At The Debate, But Some People Aren't Happy

By Madhuri Sathish
On Nov. 20, ten Democrats took the stage in Atlanta for the fifth Democratic debate of the 2020 election season, and things are definitely heating up. The candidates discussed everything from their health care plans to the impeachment inquiry into…

Twitter Went Off About Kamala Harris & Tulsi Gabbard's Exchange At The Debate

By Shelby Black and Madhuri Sathish
Well everyone, it's that time again. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the qualified ten presidential candidates took the stage in Atlanta, Georgia for the next round of Democratic debates. Everyone showed up ready for drama, but these tweets about Tulsi…

Here's What Could Turn Impeachment Right Around

By Madhuri Sathish
As the House Intelligence Committee wraps up its first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, the White House has already objected to the testimony provided by the three diplomats who will appear at the hearings. The…

Trump Tweeted A Specific Callout Ahead Of The Public Impeachment Hearing

By Madhuri Sathish
For weeks, President Donald Trump has demanded that Americans simply "read the transcript" of his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. If lawmakers would just "read the transcript," Trump insists, they would have no case…

Here's Who Would Run An Impeachment Trial Against Trump

By Madhuri Sathish
The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continues to heat up by the day, but Democrats are still a long road away from actually impeaching him. Impeachment is a long process, and the public hearings that House committees are organizing…

Twitter Is Going Wild Over Pete Buttigieg Eating A Cinnamon Roll Like A Hot Wing

By Madhuri Sathish
Pete Buttigieg loves food. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor has scoped out some terrific eats on the campaign trail, from a BLT bacon ball sandwich at the Iowa State Fair to a New York pizza slice at Grimaldi's. But one of Buttigieg's latest food…

Here's What You Need To Know About Articles Of Impeachment During The Trump Inquiry

By Madhuri Sathish
On Oct. 31, the House of Representatives voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, but Democrats still have a long road ahead of them before they can actually impeach Trump. The impeachment process is extensive, and…

Here's Who Steps Up If A President Is Impeached

By Madhuri Sathish
Impeachment is a hot topic in Washington, D.C., these days, after Democratic leaders launched an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Sept. 24. In a statement to Elite Daily, the White House characterized the inquiry as Democrats'…

The Vote On Whether To Impeach Trump Might Not Happen For A LONG Time

By Madhuri Sathish
On Oct. 31, the House of Representatives voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. But if you're wondering what that means for Trump, don't get too excited — the vote on his possible impeachment isn't going to happen…

I Can't Roll My Eyes Hard Enough At Trump Saying Meghan Takes Press Too Personally

By Madhuri Sathish
In an emotional interview for an ITV documentary that aired in October 2019, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, described the past year as "hard," what with unrelenting media scrutiny and a lack of privacy. Now, a world leader from across the pond is…

The House Voted To Formalize Its Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump, So What's Next?

By Madhuri Sathish
On Oct. 31, the House of Representatives took its first formal steps to move forward in the impeachment process against President Donald Trump. With a 232 to 196 majority, the House voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry into Trump in order to…

Alabama's Abortion Ban Has Been Blocked, & Here's What Happens Now

By Madhuri Sathish
Back in May, Alabama lawmakers passed one of the strictest abortion laws to date, banning abortion at any stage of pregnancy without any exceptions in cases of rape or incest. The law would have gone into effect on Nov. 15, but thanks to a federal…

Skip These 3 Political Halloween Costumes This Year

By Madhuri Sathish
Halloween is quickly approaching, and if you haven't already come up with a costume yet, you're probably scrambling to think of some creative ideas. As you gear up for this spooky season, you might be tempted to get political, and that's not a bad…

Seriously, Just Don't Do These 4 Offensive Halloween Costumes

By Madhuri Sathish
Halloween is just around the corner, and it's time to pick out your costume. There are so many creative options out there, from superheroes to political critiques to your favorite condiment. However, it's also important to be sensitive when you're…