Beto O'Rourke's Lost Weekend

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Can you believe the president has only tweeted once today?

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

  • New York City chewed up Beto O’Rourke and spit him back out, baby! A new profile in the New York Times tells of the former Senate candidate and potential 2020 hopeful’s lost years living in New York. He was a student at Columbia before becoming a broke ass bitch just like the rest of us, spending his post-grad years working as a live-in nanny on the Upper West Side, drinking beer, and being A Punk™. He eventually moved to a Williamsburg loft to live with some “creative types” for $130 a month (!!!) and got robbed! Whew! [New York Times]
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi wasn’t buying President Trump’s “commitment to childhood cancer research” schtick at the State of the Union last night. [Politico]
  • Well, it looks like Senator Amy Klobuchar is definitely running for president in 2020. At this point, who isn’t? [Twitter/@amyklobuchar]
  • The House Intelligence Committee voted to release Russia probe transcripts to Mueller. My mom and her “It’s Mueller Time” mug are probably thrilled. [Axios]
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren listed her race as “American Indian” on her Texas bar registration. She’s sorry, again. [CNN]
  • Virginia Senator Tim Kaine would like you to know he has never worn blackface, thank you very much!
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  • A judge threw out a Stormy Daniels’s defamation case against Michael Cohen. [CNN]
  • Alice Johnson, who was granted clemency last year, scored a book deal. [AP] 
  • And here’s a video of New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham literally running through plaster walls as a fuck you to President Trump:


Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

This has been Barf Bag.

Staff writer, mint chocolate hater.

DISCUSSION

devonna
Devonna

Klobuchar has done pretty awesome in the Senate, and seeing as we have a Democratic governor, we’d hypothetically keep the Senate seat.

That being said, I know a few wonks in other states that like her but she doesn’t have huge name recognition (yet).

I really like her, she’s tough as nails, and hope she’s ready for the meat grinder.