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

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Hereā€™s all the shit we couldnā€™t cover today:

  • President Trump apparently has a ā€œroom-sized golf simulatorā€ in the White House. Obama had one before him, but this one is upgraded! This might explain what he was doing during his so-called Executive Time, except... he hasnā€™t even used it yet. [Washington Post]
  • Hereā€™s Rep. Ilhan Oman questioning Iran Contra goon Elliot Abrams on his role in enabling mass killings in Guatemala:

  • Sen. Cory Booker, 2020 hopeful, is seeking out a lady vice president running mate. His ā€˜n hers? [Politico]
  • ICE is being sued over a policy that would keep immigrants in detention centers while their legal proceedings occur via videoconference call. Immigrant rights advocates call it a due process violation. [New York Times]
  • Alleged pro-choice Republican Sen. Susan Collins is doing some impressive mental gymnastics to defend confirming Justice Kavanaugh after he supported a Louisiana law that would have decimated abortion access in Louisiana. [CNN]
  • Ivanka Trumpā€™s paid leave policy sucks, but sheā€™s having a great time pushing for it [Washington Post]
  • Some ghoulish Wisconsin RepublicanĀ lawmakers voted to remove Collin Kaepernickā€™s name from a Black History Month resolution. [Washington Post]
  • Hey, did you catch that Howard Schultz town hall on CNN last night? Thankfully, neither did I!


  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be on Desus and Meroā€™s new show on Showtime!


Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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