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Esther Wang Esther Wang Sep 06, 2019. 15 comments

Man and His Dog May Be Headed for a Breakup

Man and His Dog May Be Headed for a Breakup
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Stay safe, everyone, but especially if you’re in Hurricane Dorian’s path in the Carolinas.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today: Donald Trump and Mike Pence are maaaaaybe on the rocks. [Yahoo News]And Donald Trump is still on his Hurricane Dorian/Alabama bullshit. [

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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Aug 06, 2019. 21 comments

Tribute Post to Mitch McConnell's Patio

Tribute Post to Mitch McConnell's Patio
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Cry time comes a day early.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Mitch McConnell “tripped at home on his outside patio and suffered a fractured shoulder,” according to spokesman David Popp. [New York Times]Please take a moment to reflect on Mitch McConnell’s patio: Betsy...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jun 26, 2019. 22 comments

Meghan McCain Manages to Make the Suffering of Migrant Children About Her, Somehow

Meghan McCain Manages to Make the Suffering of Migrant Children About Her, Somehow
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You’ve got to hand it to her: She’s consistent about being monstrous!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:On The View, Meghan McCain was outraged that anyone would refer to the border detention facilities—where children are living in squalor , being denied adequate medical...

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Molly Osberg Molly Osberg Jun 05, 2019. 14 comments

The Republican Answer to EMILY's List Is Looking for a Few Good Women—Who Hate Taxes and Love Endless War

The Republican Answer to EMILY's List Is Looking for a Few Good Women—Who Hate Taxes and Love Endless War

Winning for Women wants women to run for office, but not because they’re women. The nonprofit and political PAC was formed in 2017 by prominent Republican donors to help elect women on the “center-right and the right” who are fatigued by identity politics but still feel they aren’t “necessarily represented” in politics, according to the organization. This puts Winning for Women in the...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta May 07, 2019. 16 comments

Please Respect That Betsy Devos Is an Introvert, Okay?

Please Respect That Betsy Devos Is an Introvert, Okay?

Betsy DeVos, the owner of a $40-million yacht that went adrift, would like nothing more than to be left alone by reporters and the public at-large. She craves privacy despite her role as Secretary of Education because, according to her, “I don’t enjoy the publicity that comes with my position. I don’t love being up on stage or on any kind of platform. I’m an introvert.”

At the National...

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Esther Wang Esther Wang Apr 11, 2019. 15 comments

Betsy DeVos Knew Exactly What She Was Doing When She Rolled Back Protections for Trans Students

Betsy DeVos Knew Exactly What She Was Doing When She Rolled Back Protections for Trans Students

On Wednesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told members of Congress that she knew rescinding Obama-era protections for trans students would harm them—but did it anyway.

In testimony before the House Education and Labor Committee, Devos was asked by Democratic Representative Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon about her decision to rescind 2016 federal guidelines that called for public schools to...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Mar 27, 2019. 19 comments

Betsy DeVos Defends Proposed Budget Cuts Gutting the Special Olympics

Betsy DeVos Defends Proposed Budget Cuts Gutting the Special Olympics

The Trump administration has proposed $7 billion in budget cuts to Department of Education-helmed programs, which includes slashing the entirety of the Special Olympics’ $18 million in funding. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education and champion of absolutely no education at all, defended those cuts on Tuesday.

“We had to make some difficult decisions with this budget,” DeVos told a House...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Mar 14, 2019. 20 comments

The Equality Act Is Back 

The Equality Act Is Back 
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I just want to know why Trump tweeted so damn much today. Executive Time?

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Democrats have reintroduced the Equality Act, a bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The anti-discrimination...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Dec 19, 2018. 5 comments

Education Department Proposes More Racism in Response to Gun Violence in Schools 

Education Department Proposes More Racism in Response to Gun Violence in Schools 

The New York Times reports that the safety commission organized in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has issued a report recommending that the Trump administration repeal Obama-era guidelines meant to address disproportionately high and unjust disciplinary actions that students of color, particularly black students, face at school....

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Dec 14, 2018. 12 comments

Betsy DeVos Lost a Court Battle and Is Finally Canceling $150 Million in Student Debt 

Betsy DeVos Lost a Court Battle and Is Finally Canceling $150 Million in Student Debt 

The Education Department will erase about $150 million in student debt, begrudgingly applying an Obama-era protection that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had attempted to dismantle.

In July 2017, attorneys general from 18 states and Washington, DC sued DeVos for delaying the implementation of an Obama-era rule, called the Borrower Defense to Repayment rule, that helped students who had been...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Nov 17, 2018. 8 comments

Betsy DeVos Proposes New Title IX Rules Favoring the Accused

Betsy DeVos Proposes New Title IX Rules Favoring the Accused

On Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed a new set of Title IX guidelines that, if enacted, will weaken protections for students who face gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault, shifting more power to the accused and limiting the institution’s responsibility to investigate claims of abuse.

Previous drafts of the 150-page document, released on Friday,...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Nov 15, 2018. 19 comments

Betsy Devos Is Back on Campus 

Betsy Devos Is Back on Campus 
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As Tolstoy once wrote: “Happy families are all alike; Betsy DeVos is a fucking monster.”

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Betsy DeVos is reportedly rewriting the guidelines on sexual assault cases to favor the rights of the accused. [Washington Post]
Donald Trump is...

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Whitney Kimball Whitney Kimball Oct 29, 2018. 15 comments

Being Best, Child Gives No Fucks About Meeting Melania

Being Best, Child Gives No Fucks About Meeting Melania

On Tuesday, the White House consigned 30 children from the Washington DC charter school Digital Pioneers Academy to watch the inspirational movie Wonder with two billionaires who don’t give a shit about them, the United States Secretary of Education and the First Lady. Perhaps tired, hungry, or realizing that she’s just a prop in Melania Trump’s bullshit propaganda “Be Best” campaign, this...

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Esther Wang Esther Wang Sep 11, 2018. 22 comments

Fuck You, Betsy

Fuck You, Betsy

More details are emerging about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposal to overhaul how school districts and universities handle sexual harassment and assault complaints, and all I can say is, fuck you, Betsy.

According to the New York Times, the Department of Education’s own analysis of the new proposal—which would narrow the scope of what counts as harassment and give schools much more...

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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Aug 30, 2018. 15 comments

Fucking Betsy Devos Is Up to Her Old Tricks

Fucking Betsy Devos Is Up to Her Old Tricks

As we approach the one-year anniversary of #MeToo, the New York Times reports that Education Secretary Betsy Devos wants to protect college campuses from complaints of sexual misconduct, in particular making schools accountable “only for formal complaints filed through proper authorities and for conduct said to have occurred on their campuses.” The proposed rules would also “establish a...

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Hannah Gold Hannah Gold Aug 23, 2018. 18 comments

Education Department Reportedly Considering Plan to Let School Districts Use Federal Funds to Arm Teachers 

Education Department Reportedly Considering Plan to Let School Districts Use Federal Funds to Arm Teachers 

On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that Betsy DeVos’s Education Department is mulling the possibility of allowing states and districts to use federal funding to arm teachers with guns. This is according to “multiple people with knowledge of the plan.”

The Times reports that that the department is considering using the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program to break with...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Aug 11, 2018. 20 comments

Laura Ingraham Makes Important Distinction: She Is NOT Aligned With White Supremacists

Laura Ingraham Makes Important Distinction: She Is NOT Aligned With White Supremacists

Hey! Did you have a nice week? Make sure you’re staying hydrated.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:While yes, Laura Ingraham believes America is over, she clarified that she does not side with white nationalists, even those who similarly believe America is also over. [The Hill]We now have a date for Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings. [The AP]Him? You think this...

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Esther Wang Esther Wang Aug 11, 2018. 19 comments

Space...Force...???

Space...Force...???
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.  

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

I’m just gonna say it again—Space...Force...????

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:The Trump re-election campaign wants you to vote for your favorite logo for the dumbest...

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Harron Walker Harron Walker Aug 01, 2018. 18 comments

What Can I Say She Loves to Garden

What Can I Say She Loves to Garden

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

Little known fact, Barf Bag was named after Belle Époque bag-barfing billionaire Barfolomew Bag.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:A bunch of people on Twitter are making fun of a photo of Melania Trump taken at a White House garden event last September:

Republican Sen. Mitch...

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Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Jul 28, 2018. 20 comments

The Devos Family Has 10 Goddamn Yachts???? 

The Devos Family Has 10 Goddamn Yachts???? 

Somebody seems to have untied a yacht owned by the Devos family last night, setting it briefly adrift. The important information in this news story is that it’s just one of TEN YACHTS belonging to the Devos family. How in the hell do you have TEN YACHTS?

Toledo’s Blade has the story:

The Seaquest was moored at the Huron Boat Basin, 330 Main St., according to a police report. The captain of...

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