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March 11, 2019

Can someone just say something nice about Milwaukee?

Democrats were the first to privately diss the Wisconsin city, reportedly fretting that it didn't have enough high-end hotels before eventually picking it as their 2020 convention spot on Monday. Now the Milwaukee hate has grown bipartisan, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

After the pick became official, Wisconsin GOP Executive Director Mark Jefferson dug into Milwaukee's socialist history in what was probably an attempt to insult Democrats. Yet with his declaration that "no city in America has stronger ties to socialism than Milwaukee," Jefferson just ended up directing his ire at the largest city in his state.

As BuzzFeed News' Henry Gomez noted in the above tweet, pointing out Hillary Clinton's devastating loss of Wisconsin in 2016 was an easy target for Jefferson. Instead he inexplicably went for the city's "three socialist mayors." Kathryn Krawczyk

January 10, 2019

Every president needs a signature phrase that defines their presidency, and President Trump may have just found his.

On Thursday, 19 days into the government shutdown, a reporter asked Trump if "the buck stops with you over this shutdown." "The buck stops with everybody," Trump responded, potentially launching a copyright suit from former President Harry Truman's estate.

Trump may have popularized expressions such as "build the wall" and "make America great again," but this new phrase truly stands out. It reflects Trump's continued insistence that Democrats are unwilling to bend on his border wall demands and reopen the government, despite Trump saying he'd own the shutdown last month.

Perhaps the most important quality of Trump's newfound aphorism is that it defies explanation, seeing as a singular buck cannot stop with multiple people. Perhaps Trump should stick with "We're America, B--ch." Kathryn Krawczyk

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