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Here's Why You Have No Idea Who the Judges Are on Your New York Primary Ballot  Here's Why You Have No Idea Who the Judges Are on Your New York Primary Ballot 

Cynthia Nixon. Zephyr Teachout. Julia Salazar. These Democratic candidates, whose political fate will be decided on Thursday, are running state-level campaigns that have national visibility. Voters in New York’s primary election have had months to pore over interviews, watch debates, and attend town halls in races…

Everyone Gets a Book!  Everyone Gets a Book! 

If you’re in the path of that bich Florence please STAY SAFE!

Zephyr Teachout Gets an Ultrasound in New Campaign Ad Zephyr Teachout Gets an Ultrasound in New Campaign Ad

Democratic candidate for New York state attorney general, Zephyr Teachout, just released a campaign ad featuring her ultrasound. This may be the first use of an ultrasound in a political ad that isn’t about stripping people of their basic reproductive rights.

Florida's Gubernatorial Race Already Got Racist Florida's Gubernatorial Race Already Got Racist

In a surprise upset for the establishment set, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary in Florida’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday night. Gillum beat out more moderate candidates like Gwen Graham and Phillip Levine who far outspent him. If elected he’ll be the first black governor of Florida.

O'Shit, Beto Is Within 1 Point of Ted Cruz Now O'Shit, Beto Is Within 1 Point of Ted Cruz Now

A new poll from Emerson College places incumbent Republican senator and mutated blob fish Ted Cruz just one point ahead of his Democratic challenger, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, setting them at a statistical tie. It’s just one poll, but damn I hope it makes Ted Cruz feel like shit!

Flippin' Out Flippin' Out

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

Trump, the President, Concedes That He Is 'Responsible for Things That Happen in This Country' Trump, the President, Concedes That He Is 'Responsible for Things That Happen in This Country'

I, like Trump, am very bad at handling the things I’m responsible for.

New Mexico Women Poised to Make History After Primaries New Mexico Women Poised to Make History After Primaries

The wave of progressive women winning primaries continues, and New Mexico’s Deb Haaland is one of the biggest stand-outs from Tuesday’s primary elections, which were held in California, Iowa, Montana, New Jersey, Alabama, South Dakota, and Mississippi.

Pennsylvania Primary Wins Mean Women Are About to Break Up the Congressional Boys' Club  Pennsylvania Primary Wins Mean Women Are About to Break Up the Congressional Boys' Club 

After at least seven women swept Pennsylvania’s primary election for House seats on Tuesday night, there’s a decent chance that the 2018 midterm elections will finally break up the state’s entirely male congressional delegation. As the Wall Street Journal points out, Pennsylvania’s senators, 18 House representatives,…

A Record Number of Women Have Filed to Run for U.S. House Seats, Most of Them as Democrats  A Record Number of Women Have Filed to Run for U.S. House Seats, Most of Them as Democrats 

No doubt encouraged by our heinous, misogynist leadership, a record-breaking number of women have filed candidacy papers to run for United States House of Representatives seats in the upcoming midterm elections.

Costa Rica Has Elected the First Black Woman Vice President in All of Latin America

Epsy Campbell Barr—a left-leaning feminist economist, author, and cofounder of Costa Rica’s power-to-the-people Citizen’s Action Party—has become the first-ever black woman vice president in the Americas, and Costa Rica’s first Afro-Latina VP. She was chosen in a landslide along with President-elect Carlos Alvarado…

White Women Keep Fucking Us Over White Women Keep Fucking Us Over

On Tuesday evening, 63 percent of white women voted for Roy Moore, a man accused of assaulting multiple teenage girls, and cruising for more—so aggressively that he was thought to have been banned from the Gadsen Mall. I’ll say it again: 63 percent of white women voted for the guy who was probably banned from a…

The Trump Family Literally Doesn't Know How to Vote???  The Trump Family Literally Doesn't Know How to Vote??? 

Many things are difficult when you are a Trump. Telling the truth, for instance, or touching your top teeth and your bottom teeth together when your mouth is closed. It is not necessarily surprising, then, to hear that members of the Trump family have had trouble voting, particularly considering their medium-to-low…

How to Win An Election, According to Danica Roem  How to Win An Election, According to Danica Roem 

Last Tuesday, the election of Danica Roem to Virginia’s House of Delegates—part of a wave of progressive electoral wins across the country—lit up the internet. A local journalist, proud metalhead, and the first openly transgender person seated in a U.S. statehouse, Roem defeated her loudly transphobic opponent,…

An ACLU Attorney Explains How Trump Is Trying to Strip Away Your Voting Rights An ACLU Attorney Explains How Trump Is Trying to Strip Away Your Voting Rights

Though he won the election, Donald Trump has been unable to get over the fact that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. His baseless claim that millions of undocumented immigrants voted illegally in the election, has, perhaps, inspired the recently-created Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity…

Marine Le Pen Concedes Defeat as Exit Polls Indicate Emmanuel Macron Will Be the Next President of France Marine Le Pen Concedes Defeat as Exit Polls Indicate Emmanuel Macron Will Be the Next President of France

Many who couldn’t help but notice stark similarities between France’s impending presidential election and the recent American one feared the result would be repeated too—that a far-right, Islamophobic nominee with only a small hope of winning would triumph anyway.

These People Are Too Old to Run for President Now, Sorry These People Are Too Old to Run for President Now, Sorry

Joe Biden is fine. Bernie Sanders is fine. If humans lived until the age of 145, either one of these white men might appear a promising option for a 2020 bid. But they’re old—too old, scientists might say.

What Would It Take for Trump-Loving Louisiana Voters to Elect a Democrat to the Senate?  What Would It Take for Trump-Loving Louisiana Voters to Elect a Democrat to the Senate? 

Tomorrow, Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, a gun-totin’ pro-life economic populist who’s been billed as the Democrats’ last hope, will vie against Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy for a seat in the Senate in Louisiana’s runoff election. In the unlikely event of Campbell’s win, Senate…

After Nearly a Month, Pat McCrory Concedes to Roy Cooper in North Carolina Governor's Race 

In a video released on Monday, Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory ended almost a full month of political maneuvering and protest filings and conceded the gubernatorial election to Democrat Roy Cooper, who won with a slim but decisive margin that’s grown to about 10,000 votes.

Trump, a Sore Winner, Baselessly Attributes Popular Vote Loss to Voter Fraud Trump, a Sore Winner, Baselessly Attributes Popular Vote Loss to Voter Fraud

President-elect Donald Trump, a radioactive double chin with a Twitter account, has demonstrated time and again that his skin—though infused with neon bacteria—is perilously thin. And now, as Hillary Clinton’s popular vote steadily eclipses his own, and as Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein begins submitting …

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