'Will President Trump Replace Mike Pence With Nikki Haley Because He Refused to Insult Anthony Scaramucci?' and Other Questions You Hear Before You Die Instantly

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

Cry time comes earlier every year!

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

  • Axios’s Jonathan Swan rejected the framing of this story a month ago when it was on Raw Story, and now it’s a bigger story on Vanity Fair with additional sources confirming the framing. So what’s the truth, man! Are Jared and Ivanka scheming against Mike Pence? Is this just a game of MASH featuring the moral monsters of the Trump administration? What an adventure! [Vanity Fair]
  • John Bolton—now a book boy. [Daily Beast]
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants the Democratic Party to be good, even as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee would like it to stay very bad. [NBC News]
  • Seems a little overdue but sure! [Washington Post]
  • Ayanna Pressley is going to submit a proposal calling for an impeachment inquiry of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. [Boston Globe]
  • Democratic Party leadership does not agree! [Politico]
  • States’ rights, baby! [New York Times]
  • Time 2 die (for me):
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DISCUSSION

Jerry-Netherland
Jerry-Netherland

These are the two questions we should all be asking:

1) Why is the drone attack on Saudi Arabia a matter for the US military? Didn’t Saudi Arabia throw the US military out 17 years ago? (They did)

2) If the Saudis have been buying hundreds of billions of dollars in military aircraft and materiel annually (as we have been told), why do they need US troops to fight their battles?