Trump Is Now 'Obsessed' With Pardons, They Are His 'Favorite Thing' 


Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Hell yeah!

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

  • The president has learned a cool new trick! Check it out: “Trump has recently become intensely focused on his ability to grant pardons, asking his lawyers to compile a list of candidates. A White House official this week said Trump is ‘obsessed’ with pardons, describing them as the president’s new ‘favorite thing’ to talk about. He may sign a dozen or more in the next two months, this person added.” [Washington Post]
  • The White House has bravely soldiered on in its feud with the Philadelphia Eagles. [The New York Times]
  • A judge has ordered that the government of Puerto Rico must release death records to CNN and other outlets. [CNN]
  • Trump is meeting with Kim Jong Un at a resort hotel, if you can believe it. [Washington Post]
  • Welp, that’s it for Medicare, I guess! [Politico]
  • Mitch McConnell cancelled most of the Senate’s August recess so that he can continue stacking the courts with far-right wingnuts and prevent vulnerable Democratic senators up for reelection from campaigning. [Washington Post]
  • David Koch has announced his retirement. [NPR]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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