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Hm, this has been so fun but I would love it if the news could just stop for a sec?

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

  • After Minnesota Public Radio reported that Sen. Al Franken plans to resign tomorrow, Franken’s office disputed the report. “Not accurate, @mpr @Stowydad,” his office tweeted. “No final decision has been made and the Senator is still talking with his family. Please update your story.” [Talking Points Memo]
  • A review of deportations in 2017 by Human Rights Watch found that “many of those removed had long-established lives and deep family connections in the U.S.,” according to the Intercept. “Some lived and worked here for decades. Many are married to American citizens and have American-born children.” [The Intercept, Human Rights Watch]
  • Ginni Thomas, the wife of sitting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, presented an award to James O’Keefe’s pseudo-journalistic propaganda group Project Veritas, which recently tried to trick the Washington Post into running a fake accusation against Roy Moore. [The Hill]
  • The House just passed the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act,” which would allow concealed carry license holders to do so in other states. [Politico]
  • The Republican tax plan is absolutely filled with fuckups. [Politico]
  • The Georgia GOP just lost its state Senate supermajority. [The Hill]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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‘The House just passed the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act,” which would allow concealed carry license holders to do so in other states.’

Shouldn’t this overreach of Federal government bring the States’ Rights folks out of the woodwork?