Weekend News Roundup for Feb. 16-17, 2019

NATIONAL

MAGA.

How President Trump does National Emergency. Golf, omelette station at Mar-a-Lago, golf.

Malinowski pushes to block Trump from ‘unconstitutional’ national emergency.

The revolution will not be jotted down. Capitol Hill officials tell Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to take down the mass of sticky notes supporters have left her by her office door. There are still some up outside Rep. Omar’s door.

This is perfectly normal. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize … at the request of the Trump administration.

This is perfectly normal. Former Fox News host Heather Nauert was Trump’s pick to replace Nikki Haley as U.N. ambassador. She’s withdrawn.

This is more normal than other things in D.C.. Offred, Serena, Fred and dozens of Handmaids filmed at the National Mall before the weekend with stars Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, and Joseph Fiennes. The trailer for the The Handmaid’s Tale’s 3rd season shows the Washington Monument turned into a cross.

Sorry, Walmart shoppers. Walmart and The National Enquirer, perfect together.

Where Cory Booker standson gun rights, legal weed, Medicare for All, and Trump’s wall.

JERSEY

In this Twitter thread, Matt Katz details the disgusting and dangerous conditions at Essex County Jail, which has a $34 million contract with ICE to detain 800 immigrants.

Murphy and Sweeney have a deal on legalized marijuana.

Killing animals for fun. In South Jersey, the ‘Squirrel Classic’ is promoted as a ‘family-friendly’ event to come out and kill squirrels together.

Think TRUMP is an asshole? These jackasses are the drivers of policy for New Jersey. Murphy says he’s got no time for this ‘middle-school melodrama’

Yahoos in Hamilton Twp. KKK, anti-Muslim Facebook posts didn’t get town employees fired.

Barbershops for the win. The lovely thing Atlantic City barbershops are doing to encourage kids to read.

Tom Moran: Murphy’s romance with public workers could spell his doom on budget.

Has Murphy been to Flemington’s Union Hotel? Murphy says there’s big bucks in giving old buildings new life.

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