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.
- 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]
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