Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
As Yeats would say, “Things fall apart, ughhhhh this sucks.”
- Today British Prime Minister Theresa May officially triggered the Brexit process, throwing Europe into a state of uncertainty; a good deal for the UK might be bad news for the European Union, and vice versa. Scotland, which voted to remain, has voted to hold another independence referendum. [Washington Post]
- The Department of Energy has reportedly banned the use of the phrases “climate change,” “emissions reduction,” and “Paris agreement,” which is... insane! Help! [Politico]
- Oh, more great news on that front: the House has voted to restrict the types of scientific studies and data that the EPA can use to write new regulations. [The Hill]
- China, on the other hand, appears to be stepping up to its new role as a world climate leader. [New York Times]
- Republican senators have signaled that their Russia investigation isn’t going to repeat the national embarrassment we’re seeing over at the House. [New York Times]
- Two ex-Christie aides were sentenced to two years and 18 months in prison, respectively, following the Bridgegate trial. [The Hill]
- Karen Pence is reportedly the family “prayer warrior,” whatever that means. [Washington Post]
- Here are some details on the possible impacts of recently passed legislation that would make it easier for internet providers to collect and sell your information. [Washington Post]
This has been Barf Bag.