Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whom Donald Trump invited to the White House during a friendly chat back in December, has bragged that no matter what terrible things terrorists might do to people, he can absolutely one-up them, brutality-wise.
It started with Shaylene.
Incredible: a rare, extraordinary bird of paradise was discovered dining out in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and thanks to one intrepid Jezebel reader, we’ve obtained an exclusive photo.
Good morning! Last night, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and Sarah Palin took a smirking pic in front of Hillary Clinton’s First Lady portrait, and I have been re-convinced that we are actually in hell.
In an outburst aimed at two black colleagues in the Florida Senate, Republican State Sen. Frank Artiles used the N-word to describe six white Republican legislators who he said were responsible for electing Republican Senate President Joe Negron, the Miami Herald reports. During the exchange, Sen. Audrey Gibson (D)…
The Associated Press
reports that on the same day Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner joined a Mar-a-Lago dinner with Chinese president Xi Jinping, the Chinese government gave provisional approval to her company for three new trademarks.
Coachella is better known for its #corporate #sponsorships than its barrier-breaking celebrity fashion, but this year the relentless boho vibe seems to have been shaken off somewhat and replaced by something... not bad, overall? Like, some of it was cute. In my opinion.
According to a report from Politico, balding 31-year-old extremist and senior advisor to the president Stephen Miller is on the up and up in the White House, having “made sure his colleagues know he’s not on Bannon’s team.” Unnamed sources told Politico that Miller is working with Ivanka Trump on family leave, child…
Behold, a tale of two articles: one from the New York Times, another from Politico. According to these two completely contradictory reports, Trump’s supporters are standing steadfastly by his side and also somehow rapidly turning against him. They are furious, and also they are fine. They are lying passed out on an…
North Carolina rep. Larry Pittman was evidently not in great spirits yesterday after his unconstitutional bill to restore a same-sex marriage ban in the state was slapped down by the Republican House Speaker. And what do Republican officials apparently love to do when the going gets tough? Make an extremely offensive…
In last night’s special election to fill C.I.A. director Mike Pompeo’s House seat in Kansas, Republican candidate Ron Estes won—but only by about seven points, a surprisingly competitive contest for the deep-red district that houses Koch Industries, and a district that Trump won in November by 27 points.
There has possibly never been a more fascinating specimen behind the White House podium than Sean Spicer, a swiftly disintegrating man whose clenched, spray-tanned body is in a perpetual state of fight-or-flight.
Kay Ivey, former lieutenant governor of Alabama, has been sworn in to replace Republican Gov. Robert Bentley following his resignation on Monday. Ivey, 72, will be the state’s second woman governor (although neither she nor Lurleen Wallace, who ran as a surrogate for her husband in 1966, were exactly awarded the…