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Babs lives?

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

  • According to the upcoming book The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty, Barbara Bushā€”deceased wife of also deceased President George H.W. Bushā€”blamed President Trump for the heart attack she experienced in 2016. She cited ā€œangstā€ for her condition, specifically Trump-induced angst. Okay! [USA Today]
  • A federal judge has blocked Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas. [Washington Post]
  • Stacey Abrams gave a coy response to questions regarding a rumored joint ticket with Joe Biden in 2020:

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  • A 10-year-old child from Guatemala was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted in U.S. custody after he was separated from his father at the U.S.-Mexico border [CNN]
  • Cool: Big Pharma is profiting off of a HIV treatment that was funded by taxpayers and could potentially help way more people. [Washington Post]
  • The white supremacist who fatally struck Heather Heyer with his car at the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally in 2017 has pled guilty to federal hate crimes. [Washington Post]
  • Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg hates Chick-fil-Aā€™s politics, but loves the chicken! [CNN]
  • Facebook is promising to ban white nationalists from its platform. Iā€™ll believe it when I see it, which will be never, since I donā€™t really go on Facebook. [Washington Post]
  • And hereā€™s a cool video of a dude who knows his fucking rights:

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Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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