Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
I too hate it when my enemies are talking publicly about how to bring me down.
Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:
- Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are trying to find the New York Times anonymous op-ed perp on their own—and as quickly as possible. According to sources who spoke to Vanity Fair, the two believe Chief of Staff John Kelly is the only person in the White House with an ego big enough to delude himself into believing he’s the center of the resistance (he’s not!), and that he ordered his deputy, Zachary Fuentes, to write the op-ed. An interesting theory, but if it’s a ego-measuring contest, I think they’ll have a number of other suspects to consider. [Vanity Fair]
- Family reunification continues to be slow and difficult: A new court filing shows that 416 migrant children are still waiting to see their families again. [ThinkProgress]
- Beto O’Rourke, the upstart Democratic Senate candidat running against Ted Cruz in Texas, endorsed Sean Patrick Maloney’s race for New York attorney general, which makes almost no sense. Maloney, who is running against four other Democratic candidates for the nomination, has been criticized for previously backing an anti-abortion candidate and for repeatedly voting to block Obamacare, and is also being sued over his campaign finances by his opponent Zephyr Teachout. [NY State of Politics]
- After an off-duty Dallas police officer entered the home of a man believing it was her own and fatally shot him, her colleagues are seeking a warrant for manslaughter. The officer said she is already being investigated by the Texas Rangers. [NBC News]
- The fight over a state law in Arkansas banning medication abortions could deal a crucial blow against abortion access across the country; it’s currently being heard in federal appeals court and might be the first abortion case to reach the Supreme Court. [New York Times]
- George Papadopoulos is the first former Trump campaign adviser who’s been sentenced to prison as part of Robert Mueller’s investigation into the campaign. He pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI last year about his Russian contact, and he’s getting a whole whoppin’ 14 days in jail. [New York Times]
- A man wearing a DSA sticker on his plaid shirt stood behind President Trump at a rally and went by unnoticed for twenty minutes before being escorted offstage, a story which I personally love all the parts of. [Twitter, Twitter]
Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish: