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As we consider whether or not you should bother trying to befriend someone you love to hate because she routinely dismisses the perspectives and experiences of people of color and sees #MeToo has having gone too far (a hard decision!)... a thought:

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

  • Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, won’t attend an annual trip to Israel sponsored by pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Instead, Tlaib, who supports the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement calling on Israel to withdraw its unlawful occupation of Palestinian territories, will organize her own trip to the Israeli-occupied West Bank. [The Intercept]
  • Three days into his tenure as Mexico’s president, AndrĂ©s Manuel LĂłpez Obrador has made good on his campaign promise to sell the extravagant presidential plane used by his predecessor, a Boeing 787-8 that costs more than $200 million. [Bloomberg]
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to have the best comebacks, on Sunday tweeting to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, “Leave the false statements to Sarah Huckabee. She’s much better at it.” [Newsweek]
  • Ivanka Trump wrote about the need to end human trafficking, an issue I have total faith that Donald Trump will prioritize and adequately address during his presidency. [Kansas City Star]
  • I am sure that you have been wondering what Bruce Springsteen’s thoughts on the 2020 election are and reader, wait no longer: He is pretty sure that Trump is going to win. Sorry! [The Hill]
  • Here’s how Argentinian news outlet Cronica TV announced Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival to the G20 summit: With a photo of Apu from the Simpsons, captioned, “Apu Arrives.” [HuffPost]
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who at one point opposed Trump’s border wall but is now ready to devote $1.6 billion to its construction. [Politico]
  • Michael Avenatti, who is potentially facing misdemeanor charges for domestic violence in Los Angeles, really thinks his chances for a 2020 run are getting better. [The Hill]
  • A much better potential candidate for 2020, California Sen. Kamala Harris, will mull a bid over the holidays. [Politico]
  • Former FBI Director James Comey testified privately before the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees on Monday. [New York Times]
  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has denied a bizarre rumor claiming that he has died and was replaced by a Sudanese imposter. [Reuters]
  • Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers will take “any steps possible” to stop Republican lawmakers from weakening his administration’s power. [Journal Sentinel]
  • Politics are for the wealthy. [HuffPost]
  • Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, has been hounded by protesters as he travels across the U.S. [Bloomberg]
  • How incarcerated parents lose their parental rights in prison. [The Marshall Project]
  • The Trump administration is withdrawing subsidies for electric cars. [Reuters]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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