Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
God, poor Angela Merkel. In addition to having to endure a prolonged visit with a bloviating chicken wing last weekend, that chicken wing also had the gall to hand her an invoice for $374 billion, the sum that Germany reportedly “owes NATO,” plus interest. Well isn’t this mortifying.
With Donald Trump in the White House, one big question keeps coming up: how will the new administration handle President Obama’s sanctions against Russia? But while the term gets tossed around in the news quite a bit, what they mean—and what they actually do—often get lost in the noise.
The movie Bully was (at least according to its distributors) intended to start conversations among teens about bullying and its consequences. But now that it's rated R, many teens might not get to see it. And so begins a weird power struggle over a film that was supposed to be uplifting.