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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Beto.
- Rosario Dawson confirmed to TMZ (hmm) that she and presidential hopeful and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker are an item, just in time for election season! Dawson told TMZ, “I am just grateful to be with someone that I respect and love and admire so much who is so brilliant and kind and caring and loving.” That’s a lot of verbs and adjectives but what do I know about true love? [TMZ]
- Meanwhile, Beto stood on a lunch counter in Iowa. [Twitter]
- Twelve Republicans joined all of the Democrats in the Senate to pass a resolution to overturn Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. Trump has promised to veto the resolution. Notably, only one Republican who is up for reelection in 2020, Susan Collins, voted yes. [Washington Post]
- Remember the First Step Act? Trump’s budget “only allocates $14 million to develop the First Step Act’s new programs, far short of the amount specified in the law.” Truly a man who cares about prison reform. [Mother Jones]
- Judges ruled that the defamation lawsuit brought against Donald Trump by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on the Apprentice who alleges that in 2007, Trump kissed her, groped her breast, and pressed his genitals against her, will be allowed to moved forward. [Politico]
- Nancy Pelosi believes we should lower the voting age to 16. [The Hill]
- Starbucks dude and man who somehow thinks he should run for president Howard Schultz loves to talk about how he grew up in the PRAAHjekts. Well, this is how one of his neighbors described the PRAAHjekts where they both grew up: “It was the country club of projects. Howard Schultz makes it sound like a slum, but you couldn’t be poor to live there. Don’t let Howard fool you: It was brand new, a beautiful new place with new kitchens, new plumbing.” Oh, and he also apparently has repeatedly lied about going to college on a football scholarship. Oops! [Washington Post]
- Fuck Wilbur Ross. [NBC News]
- Former Senator Birch Bayh has died. He was the main sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment as well as a champion for Title IX legislation. [New York Times]
- A group of black UPS employees in Ohio have filed a lawsuit against the company and its racist work environment. The suit details how “their white co-workers used the N-word, talked about attending Ku Klux Klan meetings, displayed Confederate flags and hung nooses in the office.” [NBC News]
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