OnPolitics: Gifts and political meddling for everybody

USA TODAY editors

Russia. smh.

It would appear that the days of political misinformation and campaign tomfoolery are back in full force and we're all just going to have to work through it.

A USA TODAY investigation looks at the different faces of disinformation and how it's impacting the 2020 presidential campaign. 

Fear not, just stick with USA TODAY and you'll be chock full of legit info to digest and share with the world. 

'It's my guilty pleasure'

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer admitted Sunday that he has dropped almost $9,000 on his favorite cheesecake over the years. 

Holding a platter of the rich dessert aloft at a news conference, Schumer responded to a New York Post report that said Federal Election Commission filings reveal he spent $8,600 on cheesecake from Junior's, a restaurant that boasts it has the best cheesecake in New York, over the course of a decade. 

"Guilty as charged," the New York Democrat confessed.

Speaking of extravagances

During his second year in office, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump received nearly three dozen gifts totaling $81,385, which were turned over to the National Archives or other government agencies.

The most expensive gift went to the first lady, who received six Nymphenburg design plates from the Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the amir of Qatar. The green plates, each bearing the crowned shield emblem, are valued at $23,500.

Democratic candidates are out here attacking each other, helping kids 

Let us take a moment to get caught up on where the 2020 Democratic candidates are and what they've been getting up to, shall we? Also, heads up, South Carolina is next. 

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: USA TODAY newsletter: President Trump and the 2020 candidates