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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

It’s Monday, but it feels like a Tuesday.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • On Tuesday, a coalition of 21 State Attorneys General will sue the Trump Administration over the constitutionality of its “gag rule” on the Title X family planning program. [Washington Post]
  • The House Judiciary Committee has launched a sweeping investigation into Donald Trump, including probes on obstruction of justice, corruption, and abuses of power, requesting documents from 81 organizations and individuals. [NBC News]
  • House Democrats are drafting a resolution disingenuously targeting Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has been critical of the U.S.’s relationship with pro-Israel lobbying groups. Democratic leaders have characterized her comments as anti-Semitic, effectively shutting down a necessary debate on America’s relationship with Israel and responsibility to support Palestinian rights. [Chicago Tribune]
  • In case you were wondering, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will not run for president in the 2020 election. [Washington Post]
  • Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, however, is now running. [CNN]
  • At the Gridiron Dinner, where Ivanka tested out a new comedy routine, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar remarked that her comments would be“shorter than a Robert Kraft visit to the Orchids day spa.” Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, has been charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in Florida. [The Guardian]
  • Sen. Rand Paul supports Donald Trump, but not his National Emergency Declaration. [Fox News]
  • Hillary Clinton received an award at the Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast in Selma over the weekend, where she warned, “we are living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy.” [The Hill]
  • Democrats may embrace climate change legislation as a political strategy, but don’t expect Sen. Chuck Schumer to introduce the Green New Deal into the Senate any time soon. [New York Times]
  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders does not have an opinion decriminalizing sex work, and will not offer “straight cash payouts” to black Americans or Native Americans for reparations. [The Breakfast Club]
  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has officially opened her office in Queens. [Eyewitness News 7/Twitter]
  • During Ocasio-Cortez’s press conference, she stressed the need to uncover Trump’s financial documents. “While [President Trump’s] talking collusion, collusion, collusion, I think, in Oversight, we should be talking about taxes, taxes, taxes, and his bank account, his bank account, his bank account. His financial statements, statements, statements,” she said. [The Hill/Twitter]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


This has been Barf Bag.

Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.

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This crap with Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is bullshit. The dems are on the wrong side of this one and if they stepped back for just a fucking minute they might just figure that out.