Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Morning Coffee (1/31/17)

This isn't surprising or anything, but obviously terrible: Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Who Defied Him

THIS is surprising: Hill staffers secretly worked on Trump's immigration order: Several House Judiciary Committee aides helped craft the controversial directive without telling Republican leaders. (I am not a big "I hope their bosses fire them for that one mistake" person but... I hope their bosses fire them. REGARDLESS of the issue, Congressional staffers should not be doing secret work hidden from their bosses!)

‘You Have Let Us Down, Trump’: Iraqis See U.S. Relations Recast

Keep protesting: How Two Angry Brooklynites Helped Chuck Schumer Find His Spine

Radicalizing American Politics Is Part of the Game Plan for Team Trump

This whole piece about whether Jared Kushner is losing influence is interesting but the detail about Trump doing his craziest things on Friday nights and Saturdays when Jared and Ivanka can't intervene because of the Sabbath is FASCINATING.

Trump's global abortion gag rule goes much further than any previous administration

A bit of good news: The Boy Scouts Just Announced They Will Allow Transgender Boys To Join

Time to buy some Starbucks.

Good Atticus, Bad Atticus

Scans Unveil Secrets of the World's Oldest Mummies

Portugal's Unexpectedly Heroic Custard Tarts

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