Learning History With Dr. President

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

Happy New Year! First Barf Bag of 2019! Let’s get on with it!

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

  • President Trump raised some eyebrows today when he decided to shit on General Mattis, at some length. But that didn’t beat Trump’s history lesson on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the ‘80s! It’s! Something!
  • Surprise: New Interior Secretary was an oil guy [NPR]
  • There’s a new daycare for employees in the House of Representatives. Naturally, there’s already a wait list. [NPR]
  • Netflix pulled an episode of Patriot Act from streaming in Saudi Arabia due to its critical stance against the Saudi government. [Deadline]
  • New Yorkers can now enjoy $15 minimum wage, thanks to a six-year long campaign started by fast food workers. [New York Times]
  • We can expect some changes to Georgia’s shitshow of an election system. [Politico]
  • Border Patrol agents celebrated the New Year by launching tear gas at migrants across the Mexican border. [New York Times]
  • Some believe Melania Trump cropped her son, Barron, out of a New Year’s photo, which... LOL [Express]
  • Young immigrants who were abused by their parents and unlawfully denied legal protections are suing the Trump administration. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Elizabeth Warren likes Michelobe Ultra. Hm. [Boston Globe]
  • Native Americans are feeling the brunt of Trump’s government shutdown. [New York Times]
  • The government shutdown is also turning the country’s national parks into lawless hellscapes. [Washington Post]
  • Seriously this is ridiculous:
  • And if you want some more garbage content...

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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Staff writer, mint chocolate hater.


JujyMonkey: unstable genius

The image of the White House framed by enormous piles of garbage is as apt a metaphor as any to explain the last three years or so.

Also- LOL at “incoming freshman senator” Mitt Romney “attacking” Trump with Mitt’s dribble-dick lukewarm finger wag editorial. Mitt will vote YES to every fucking piece of garbage legislation Trump proposes, but he’ll do it with a frown-face.

Fuck you, Mittens.