Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
- The Supreme Court temporarily allowed part of Trump’s travel ban affecting six predominantly-Muslim countries to take effect on Monday, and will hear arguments for the case in October. Although this limited ban omits anyone with “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States,” meaning anyone traveling to the US to see a relative or for a job or to attend university would not be impacted, Trump crowed that this was a “clear victory” for his administration. Neil Gorsuch joined with Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, Jr. in a partial dissent, arguing that the full travel ban ought to have been reinstated. [New York Times]
- And it’s looking like Gorsuch is going to be on the far, far, far right end of just about every argument, as indicated: SCOTUS also ruled today that gay couples were entitled to equal treatment on birth certificates, and Gorsuch, along with Thomas and Alito, dissented. [New York Times]
- Trump’s White House continues to drool all over democratic norms in its treatment of the White House Press Corps, with yet another off-camera briefing at which reporters were allowed to take—wait for it!—still photographs. How helpful. [The Hill]
- In a propaganda ad from pro-Trump group The Great American Alliance that is straight out of a made-for-Hulu dystopian teen drama from 2010, Tomi “Tami” Lahren informs us that Bob Mueller, whose name she repeatedly mispronounces, is running a RIGGED INVESTIGATION. [The Hill]
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