House Passes $15 Billion in Disaster Relief, Raises Debt Ceiling

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

It’s been eight sordid months and I still wince when I hear the
words “President Trump.”

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

  • In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the House has a
    passed a measure expanding emergency disaster relief and
    increasing the short-term debt limit by 316-90. All of the no
    votes, of course, came from Republicans. The Senate passed the
    measure on Thursday and Trump has voiced support for it, so it
    looks like Congress will avoid what could have been a
    government shutdown over the issue in October. But fret not,
    things will probably get nasty in the next round of budget
    negotiations in December. [The New York Times]
  • On that note, Trump’s prickly relationship with public
    lackey and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is deteriorating
    rapidly. [AP]
  • The University of California, whose president, Janet
    Napolitano, ran the Department of Homeland Security under Obama
    and created DACA, has sued the Trump administration “for
    wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the
    University and its students” by rescinding DACA, per a press
    release announcing the suit. [University of
  • Enthusiastic beach-goer and New Jersey governor Chris
    Christie is reportedly in talks with MSNBC and CNN about
    television commentator roles after his term ends. [CNN]
  • It looks like Trump’s press secretary Hope Hicks, will be
    called for questioning by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller as
    he continues his probe into the Trump campaign’s ties to
    Russia. Other current and former officials expected to be
    questioned include former White House chief of staff Reince
    Priebus, former press secretary Sean Spicer, and White House
    counsel Don McGahn, among others [The Daily Beast]
  • Hillary Clinton continues her media tour for election
    memoir What Happened?, appearing on Stephen Colbert’s Late
    on September 19 and The Daily Show with
    Trevor Noah
    on November 1. [Deadline, Variety]

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