Nancy Pelosi Could Have at Least Given Justin Trudeau Some Nice Weed

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It’s a historic win for Toronto, and it deserves to be celebrated as such.

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

  • Nancy Pelosi gave Justin Trudeau a gift basket after losing their NBA finals bet over the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. But a nicer gift would have included some fresh herb! Pelosi’s gift basket instead had chocolate, almonds, walnuts, pistachios and wine—a pretty meager collection of snacks. Gift-giving is all about being considerate and generous, and I am positive that Trudeau would have really appreciated some good old-fashioned kush. Or at least, a really nice vape pen. [Politico]
  • It is absolutely crazy that U.S. forces were already in the air last night when Trump’s planned strike on Iran was called off. Like, it seems like that shouldn’t be possible. [New York Times]
  • New York is finally getting tough on sexual harassment in the workplace. [New York Times]
  • Hear, hear—Elizabeth Warren wants to ban private prisons. [The Intercept]
  • The interview between Donald Trump and Telemundo’s José Díaz Balart shows the difficulty of nailing the president on pretty much anything—or even to get him to stay on task. Asked if his zero-tolerance policy at the border was a mistake, Trump said he simply inherited Obama’s family separation policy. (The Washington Post has debunked this.) “I brought the families together,” he said. My head is spinning! Nothing means anything anymore. [Noticias Telemundo, Washington Post]
  • Curtis Flowers’s death sentence has been thrown out; the Supreme Court ruled that the prosecutor violated the Mississippi man’s right when he had removed jurors from the trial—Curtis’s sixth such trial—because of their race. [Associated Press]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


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Mortal Dictata

So this evening it’s come out that last night the police were called to the flat of Boris Johnson’s partner after neighbours grew concerned after screaming and shouting of “get off me” could be heard from the property and neighbours were unable to get an answer at the door. Police have not found any evidence to prove it was more than a very loud domestic row but it definitely reveals the side of BoJo everyone knows about but many rather don’t like to talk about.

This comes after the Tory Mark Field MP was suspended by his party after he forcefully removed a protester at the Mansion House Dinner earlier this week by the back of the neck as they attempted to get to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He tried to justify it as her being a potential security threat but... well look at her, yes she has a purse but it’s hardly likely a group of women wearing sashes saying “Climate Emergency” have been trained by the Provos. His Tory colleagues may publicly say “oh, how terrible” but the end of the video where their sort clap and bang the tables says it all.

Also another Tory MP, Chris Davies, will face a by-election after one was triggered by a recall petition successfully beating the 10% baseline (it hit 19%). Chris Davies was caught faking expenses. His seat was previously a LibDem one so could be prime real estate for a successful campaign to regain it and further the momentum for the party under by then its new leader.