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So many Trump tweets today, so little Diet Dr. Pepper...

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

  • Tens of thousands joined mass protests in San Juan, Puerto Rico calling for Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign, a sign that the protest movement kickstarted when hundreds of pages of chat messages between Rosselló and his cronies—messages mocking women, queer people, and Hurricane Maria victims—were made public is not ebbing. [New York Times]
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  • The Trump administration is dreaming up even more ways to make life cruel for undocumented immigrants. This time, it’s a “fast-track deportation process” bypassing immigration judges that “will allow immigration authorities to quickly remove immigrants from anywhere they encounter them across the United States.” It will apply to people who have been living in the U.S. for less than two years. [Washington Post]
  • The reason why Mike Pence abruptly canceled his trip to New Hampshire earlier this month somehow involves drugs? Help! [Politico]
  • Former Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is running for Congress. [Associated Press]
  • The latest scheme cooked up by Republican goons to drive conservatives to the polls in 2020 is to push ballot initiatives to amend state constitutions to explicitly limit voting to “only” citizens. [Washington Post]
  • Elizabeth Warren warns that we’re going to have another recession, and soon. [Politico]
  • Here’s a nice story on how some presidential campaigns—cough Amy Klobuchar—pad the amount of cash they have on hand by delaying payments to their staff and vendors. [The Daily Beast]
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Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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DISCUSSION

mortal-dictata
Mortal Dictata

So Jo Swinson has won the LibDem leadership contest by almost 2 to 1 votes. Running a campaign largely focused unsurprisingly on building a Remain Alliance with a strong focus on Green issues and Brexit she comes in to lead a resurgent LibDems on a high after great Local and European election results for the party, and at 39 represents a younger fresh face compared to the other major leaders.

Her voting record isn’t perfect, largely due to the Coalition years, and she’s still willing to defend those years more than others but it’s still solidly progressive.

Meanwhile the “radical progressive” party that likes to present a diverse image continues to be lead by an old White guy who was eligible for their State Pension five years ago, and given how quickly their social media “outriders” started going on about membership numbers (not mentioning of course they offered a £3 membership rate just for their leadership election) and slated her as no better than BoJo they seem to be terrified of her.