More to read this Monday
Sen. Lindsey Graham is ending his 2016 White House run, and that makes one less GOP candidate standing on the "undercard stage" (a CNN exclusive at 9,300+ shares right now). "Lindsey Graham to @KateBolduan: 'I cannot tell you how frustrating it has been ... to be put at the 'kiddie table'," quotes CNN's MJ Lee, who then adds "Notable from Lindsey Graham interview: 'Hillary, if you get to be President, I'll help you where I can'." "GOP shrinkage," is how AP's Carson Walker describes it. "Lindsey Graham suspends campaign, takes credit for being first GOPer to support perpetual war in Middle East," reacts Here's Graham's video announcing the suspension of the campaign. "Sen. Lindsey Graham ends his campaign for the presidency ... which may make George Pataki the GOP frontrunner," muses political columnist Ken Rudin.
Elsewhere in politics, PolitiFact doubles down on the campaign misstatements of Donald Trump. "@PolitiFact's lie of the year is Donald Trump's campaign. Like, the whole thing," realizes Jason Noble. Meanwhile, Trump's rise is dividing the black celebrities he calls his friends. Washington Post's Wesley Lowery quips, "if you bet on Herschel Walker in 'which black celeb will defend Donald Trump's racism' pool, you just won some $$$." Extremely relatedly, here's how Donald Trump is breathing life into America’s dying white supremacist movement. "Former kkk leader David duke is a big fan of @realDonaldTrump," points out BuzzFeed's Adam Serwer. And then there's President Barack Obama's accusation of Trump that he exploits working-class fears. "Echoes of clinging to gods and guns right here from the sociologist-in-chief," warns Politico's Glenn Thrush.
Oh, and have you heard? Charlotte is going to be a big sister. No, we're not talking about Princess Charlotte, but rather Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky -- because Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her second child.