Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
It’s a historic win for Toronto, and it deserves to be celebrated as such.
Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:
- Nancy Pelosi gave Justin Trudeau a gift basket after losing their NBA finals bet over the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. But a nicer gift would have included some fresh herb! Pelosi’s gift basket instead had chocolate, almonds, walnuts, pistachios and wine—a pretty meager collection of snacks. Gift-giving is all about being considerate and generous, and I am positive that Trudeau would have really appreciated some good old-fashioned kush. Or at least, a really nice vape pen. [Politico]
- It is absolutely crazy that U.S. forces were already in the air last night when Trump’s planned strike on Iran was called off. Like, it seems like that shouldn’t be possible. [New York Times]
- New York is finally getting tough on sexual harassment in the workplace. [New York Times]
- Hear, hear—Elizabeth Warren wants to ban private prisons. [The Intercept]
- The interview between Donald Trump and Telemundo’s José Díaz Balart shows the difficulty of nailing the president on pretty much anything—or even to get him to stay on task. Asked if his zero-tolerance policy at the border was a mistake, Trump said he simply inherited Obama’s family separation policy. (The Washington Post has debunked this.) “I brought the families together,” he said. My head is spinning! Nothing means anything anymore. [Noticias Telemundo, Washington Post]
- Curtis Flowers’s death sentence has been thrown out; the Supreme Court ruled that the prosecutor violated the Mississippi man’s right when he had removed jurors from the trial—Curtis’s sixth such trial—because of their race. [Associated Press]
Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:
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