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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Back to back cry days? Unbelievable!

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

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  • Do you find the above tweet persuasive?
  • Julián Castro continues to put out ambitious and desperately needed proposals to decriminalize the immigration system. This time, he’s talking about repealing the law that makes it a felony to reenter the United States after you’ve been deported. “I don’t believe in criminalizing desperation,” he said. [HuffPost]
  • This headline suggests that the president somehow has standards about the people he associates with? Or himself meets some kind of standard? Very strange. [Bloomberg]
  • More states are passing Right to Die laws, but exercising that right can still be a complicated process with a lot standing in the way. “There’s too many roadblocks in the existing legislation,” one advocate said. “They’ve actually made it too difficult for patients to get through the process.” [New York Times]
  • Nancy Pelosi wants Alex Acosta to resign, but does not want Congress to use any of its powers to create, say, external pressure to force that to happen. An interesting position to stake, truly. [CNN/Twitter]
  • Republican governors, attorneys, and the Trump administration are still gunning for pre-existing conditions coverage. [New York Times]
  • If at first you don’t succeed at turning the Census into a racist weapon against immigrants, then try, try again. [Associated Press]
  • Ross Perot died. [Associated Press]
  • Mitch McConnell has got to go:


Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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