Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
The president is complaining about “presidential harassment.”
- Amid revelations that at least four current and former politicians have worn blackface, the Virginian-Pilot reports that Virginia Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment was the editor of a 1968 college yearbook that published students in blackface, with Confederate flags, and racial slurs. [Virginian-Pilot]
- Virginia continues to not be okay: Police sergeant Robert A. Stamm, who was monitoring protests related to Gov. Ralph Northam, has been placed on paid administrative leave after Anitfa reveled his ties to white nationalism. [New York Times]
- Lawmakers in both the House and Senate have introduced bipartisan bills to repeal Trump’s ban against trans people in the military. [The Hill]
- At least three people have withdrawn from an opportunity to head Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s presidential campaign over concerns about mistreatment of staff. [HuffPost]
- Georgia Republican Rep. Rob Woodall is not seeking reelection. [Politico]
- A federal judge is allowing Puerto Rico to restructure some of its debt, which critics fear will attract vulture funds to buy and profit from Puerto Rico’s debt. [Democracy Now]
- The Department of Justice has awarded $3.8 million to California residents injured in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. [The Hill]
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