Mitch McConnell Is Ready to Rob You

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

Call me Barf Hag. For I am but a hag… and this? Is my bag.

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

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called our national debt “disturbing” and proposed cuts to programs like Medicare and Medicaid in order to lower it. Personally, I think someone using their position in government to legislate away the vital social services they themselves don’t need thanks to that government position’s hefty, nearly $200,000 annual salary is disturbing—but that’s just me! [Talking Points Memo]
  • Guess how much experience doing international diplomacy and stuff this woman who might be our next U.N. Ambassador has? No, go ahead! Guess! [Politico]
  • White politicians stop talking about DNA testing challenge. [Politico]
  • White politicians stop talking about DNA testing challenge. [2] [Talking Points Memo]
  • Candidates and committees have spent upwards of $150 million on ads about immigration, which CNN says is way more than past election cycles. [CNN]
  • The guy who gave $150,000 to the legal defense fund for Trump aides tied to the Mueller investigation isn’t just a Trump campaign donor…he’s also a member at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort. Multi-faceted king! [Politico]
  • The PEN American Center is suing the President, alleging free speech violations. [Associated Press]
  • Trump, meanwhile, has threatened to cut off aid to Honduras if Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández doesn’t stop a caravan of about 1,500 migrants from heading to the U.S. [BBC]
  • Dark-money groups are refusing to reveal their anonymous donors, even though a court order liiiiiiiiiiiiike ordered them to do so. [Politico]
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Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called our national debt “disturbing”

It’s almost like huge tax cuts for the wealthy when the economy is doing great are stupid....