Honestly, This is the Most Important Election-Related News of the Day

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Beto.

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

  • Rosario Dawson confirmed to TMZ (hmm) that she and presidential hopeful and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker are an item, just in time for election season! Dawson told TMZ, “I am just grateful to be with someone that I respect and love and admire so much who is so brilliant and kind and caring and loving.” That’s a lot of verbs and adjectives but what do I know about true love? [TMZ]
  • Meanwhile, Beto stood on a lunch counter in Iowa. [Twitter]
  • Twelve Republicans joined all of the Democrats in the Senate to pass a resolution to overturn Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. Trump has promised to veto the resolution. Notably, only one Republican who is up for reelection in 2020, Susan Collins, voted yes. [Washington Post]
  • Remember the First Step Act? Trump’s budget “only allocates $14 million to develop the First Step Act’s new programs, far short of the amount specified in the law.” Truly a man who cares about prison reform. [Mother Jones]
  • Judges ruled that the defamation lawsuit brought against Donald Trump by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on the Apprentice who alleges that in 2007, Trump kissed her, groped her breast, and pressed his genitals against her, will be allowed to moved forward. [Politico]
  • Nancy Pelosi believes we should lower the voting age to 16. [The Hill]
  • Starbucks dude and man who somehow thinks he should run for president Howard Schultz loves to talk about how he grew up in the PRAAHjekts. Well, this is how one of his neighbors described the PRAAHjekts where they both grew up: “It was the country club of projects. Howard Schultz makes it sound like a slum, but you couldn’t be poor to live there. Don’t let Howard fool you: It was brand new, a beautiful new place with new kitchens, new plumbing.” Oh, and he also apparently has repeatedly lied about going to college on a football scholarship. Oops! [Washington Post]
  • Fuck Wilbur Ross. [NBC News]
  • Former Senator Birch Bayh has died. He was the main sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment as well as a champion for Title IX legislation. [New York Times]
  • A group of black UPS employees in Ohio have filed a lawsuit against the company and its racist work environment. The suit details how “their white co-workers used the N-word, talked about attending Ku Klux Klan meetings, displayed Confederate flags and hung nooses in the office.” [NBC News]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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Mortal Dictata

So after voting to rule out No Deal (though not legally binding) yesterday and now voting to approve an extension to Article 50, Parliament is now set to go back to voting on Maybot’s deal for a third time next week. The exact same deal that’s lost twice already, just to remind you, because fuck logic.

In Amendments to the Article 50 Extension request today MPs however chose to not give themselves indicative votes so that they can maybe try and work out what method the House of Commons will actually support at some point (this lost by a margin of 2, with 6 Labour rebels supporting Maybot), while Labour lost on their amendment to basically again demand their Brexit policy (“Jobs First Brexit”, whatever that means) but they’re still saying it’s “not time” to support a Second Referendum, because it never is for Labour no matter how much their both sides fence sitting is toxifying their brand everywhere.

Now everyone’s fears have turned to what could happen if there is an extension that goes past the European Election dates, with UK parties no wanting to hold them while the EU worrying already about their own anti-EU populists let alone more of ours.

Oh and the political juggernaut Vince Cable is stepping down... what do you mean you don’t know who Vince Cable is? You know, he’s the guy who’s valiantly led the LibDems, the only pro-EU party that’s UK wide who should therefore have a potential votebase of at least 48%, to an extraordinary poll rise from an average of 6% to 8-9% in the polls.