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Freedom! Deregulation! MAGA! Brain damage!

Hereā€™s all the shit we couldnā€™t cover today:

  • EPA administrator and plastic Bad Guy action figure Scott Pruitt had a private meeting with Dow Chemicals CEO Andrew Liveris a few weeks before he announced that he would be denying a petition to ban Dowā€™s chlorpyrifos pesticide from being sprayed on food. EPA scientists have concluded that ingesting even tiny amounts of Chlorpyrifos can interfere with fetus and infant brain development; itā€™s also an organophosphate, which was foundā€”again, by federal scientistsā€”to be harmful to 1,800 critically endangered/threatened species. Pruittā€™s spokesperson denied that the pair discussed the pesticide during their meeting, but considering Liveris literally held the pen next to Trump at the signing of a previous anti-regulatory executive order, thatā€™s tough to imagine. [Associated Press]
  • The Senate Intel probe is speeding along. [Politico]
  • The Obamas seem to be having a nice time in Indonesia! [Politico]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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