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

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

  • White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has declared that a mass shooting is a Bad Time to discuss gun policy, although she did not clarify when is a good time—Sarah, are you around tomorrow? Next week? Ever? Any time works, really! She also augmented this argument with an incredibly loud, piercing, dog whistle: “I think if you look to Chicago, where you had over 4,000 victims of gun-related crimes last year, they have the strictest gun laws in the country. That certainly hasn’t helped there.” [Washington Post]
  • Meanwhile, the NRA has delayed running political ads in Virginia for 8 days. [The Hill]
  • The Interior Department’s inspector general’s office is investigating Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for his use of taxpayer-funded private planes, which, honestly, have literally all of them done this? [Politico]
  • More Russia contacts have emerged. [Washington Post]
  • A glimpse into the Democrats’ Alabama conundrum. [New York Times]

Here is a tweet the president was allowed to publish:

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Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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“I think if you look to Chicago, where you had over 4,000 victims of gun-related crimes last year, they have the strictest gun laws in the country. That certainly hasn’t helped there.”

Yes Sarah, it’s almost like having a single area with gun laws surrounded by an area with practically none and no barriers between the two areas means it’s very fucking easy to bring guns into the area with laws.

This patch of ground I’m on is dry but without a wall around it water is going to flow into from other areas no matter how much I say “no water allowed”.