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

Everyone barfed in the bag but me.

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

  • Joe Biden says he’s “the most qualified person” to be president, which is wrong! It’s me! [CNN]
  • Speaking of 2020, Michael Avenatti has announced that he’s not going to run after all. [CBS News]
  • And ThinkProgress says Bernie Sanders’s call for “a war on climate change” sounds presidential. [ThinkProgress]
  • President. President? President. [President]
  • Robert Mueller is expected to file a memo recommending a sentence for former Trump advisor Michael Flynn. [The Guardian]
  • The Trump administration removed explicit LGBTQ protections from the as yet unratified United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement following protest from congressional Republicans. [INTO]
  • Congressional Republicans have also decided to stop trying to defund Planned Parenthood, at least for the time being. [Politico]
  • According to a new study, people who were able to access health coverage under the Affordable Care Act were 25 percent less like to miss a rent or mortgage payment. [CityLab]
  • The National Republican Congressional Committee, nerds, say they were hacked. [The St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • Drat! [Politico]
  • Cool! [Politico]
  • What? [NPR]
  • Fuck. [Business Insider]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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