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Ken Griffin, the Koch brothers and other billionaire GOP megadonors consider where to spend their money after DeSantis, Haley flameouts

fortune.com First Wall Street considered Ron DeSantis. Then it went for Nikki Haley. Now the Republican donor class is confronting a reality its wealthy members had hoped to avoid:…

The Supreme Court appeared lost in a massive case about free speech online

vox.com Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts on the steps of the Supreme Court on June 15, 2017, in Washington, DC. | Win McNamee/Getty Images The…

Ron DeSantis Is Still Holding Out Hope Trump Will Go to Prison and He’ll Step In to Become the Next President, Claims GOP Operative

vanityfair.com One of the major criticisms of Ron DeSantis’s campaign for the GOP nomination was that he went far too easy on his biggest competition, a.k.a. Donald Trump. Yet since…

States try to strip sex from literature in libraries, schools

reason.com State lawmakers are getting creative in their attempts to control what young people read. Across the U.S., we're seeing legislation aimed at school materials and public…

‘Cheaper than therapy’: Why DeSantis keeps bickering with Trump

politico.com TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Gov. Ron DeSantis sure seems to be acting like a candidate again — and he’s picking new fights with the most powerful Republican in America. During a…

Where the 2024 GOP candidate field stands

politico.com The 2024 GOP field: How they win, how they lose The race for the GOP presidential nomination has a set of historic firsts: a criminally indicted former president seeking an…

Column: The only thing voters liked less than Ron DeSantis' anti-woke crusade was Ron DeSantis

latimes.com Sunday was a tough day for those, like me, who get their entertainment jollies by watching losers try to redeem themselves. I’m not talking only about the Buffalo Bills, the…

How does Ron DeSantis dropping out change the Republican primary?

economist.com Editor’s note (January 21st 2024): This story was updated after Ron DeSantis said he was suspending his campaign for the Republican nomination. RON DESANTIS’S campaign…

Ron DeSantis has some lessons for America’s politicians

economist.com “God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a caretaker’—so God gave us Trump.” Thus intones the narrator of a video Donald Trump shared on his social-media…

Donald Trump’s Iowa operation suggests his campaign will be formidable

economist.com KRISTI NOEM came to north-west Iowa to stump for Donald Trump on January 3rd, but the event doubled as a running-mate audition. “Worked with him when he was in the White…

Fewer grievances, more policy: Trump aides and allies push for a post-South Carolina 'pivot'

nbcnews.com COLUMBIA, S.C. — A growing chorus of top advisers to Donald Trump is urging him to fixate less on personal grievances and instead focus on hitting President Joe Biden and…

Forget DeSantis, Disney plans to take down Universal’s new park

thestreet.com Universal Studios wants your family vacation. The company has not been shy in sharing that its upcoming theme park, Epic Universe, will make it a true rival to Disney World.…

Why Nikki Haley should not drop out of the primary after South Carolina

msnbc.com When former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley lost the New Hampshire primary four weeks ago, she defiantly pledged to keep fighting. Just days before the South Carolina…

The South Carolina primary is a joke. It tells us something deadly serious

vox.com Trump speaks at a campaign rally. | Nic Antaya/Bloomberg via Getty Images Trump’s seemingly inevitable romp to victory in Nikki Haley’s home state reveals how strong his…

Governor Ron DeSantis touts Disney World takeover as a ‘win’ for Florida

fastcompany.com Almost a year after state lawmakers passed a law giving Florida’s governor control over Walt Disney World’s governing district, Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday called the…

Florida lawmakers pass bill to ban social media for children under 16

theglobeandmail.com Florida’s Republican-controlled legislature has passed legislation that would ban children ages 16 and younger from social media platforms in a move that supporters have…

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/23/2024

nakedcapitalism.com Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1.5 km WSW of Johnsontown, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States. “Behavior and other notes: Adult male Ruby-crowned Kinglet giving calls and subsong…

Florida's legislature passed one of US' most restrictive bills on minors' use of social media despite 1A concerns; the bill needs approval of Gov. Ron DeSantis

apnews.com A bill to create one of the nation’s most restrictive bans on minors’ use of social media is heading to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has expressed concerns…

DeSantis spikes the ball on Disney, calling his takeover 'a win, not just for people in this region, but the state of Florida'

fortune.com Almost a year after state lawmakers passed a law giving Florida’s governor control over Walt Disney World’s governing district, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday called the…

Florida House passes legislation that would prohibit kids under 16 from having certain social media accounts

aol.com The Florida House of Representatives passed legislation that would prohibit anyone under 16 in the state from holding accounts with certain social media platforms. The bill…

How Did the South Carolina Primary Become Such a Snoozer?

politico.com At a glance, the somnolence is remarkable. Here’s the long-anticipated, two-person race for the GOP nomination, with traditional Republicans finally landing on their sole…

Florida passes strict social media restrictions for minors despite DeSantis’ misgivings

politico.com TALLAHASSEE, Florida — The Florida Republican-led House overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday to create the strictest social media prohibitions in the country by…

Trump's VP survivor show has a big weekend ahead

axios.com An open mic set is playing right now for Trump's vice presidential contenders. Why it matters: Trump's flights of fancy are is leaving the hopefuls scrambling to keep…

Florida gets closer to banning social media for children and teens under 16

pbs.org Florida is on the verge of passing one of the nation’s most restrictive bans on minors’ use of social media after the state Senate passed a bill Thursday that would keep…

Live updates: AT&T outage impacting phone service for US customers

cnn.com AT&T says it has restored wireless service A cell tower in Los Angeles is pictured on February 22. Eric Thayer/Getty Images AT&T said in a statement that it has now resolved…

Ron DeSantis Preemptively Rejects VP Offer From Trump, Says Trump Accomplished Nothing as President

vanityfair.com When Ron DeSantis dropped out of the GOP primary last month, he declared, “It’s clear to me that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another…

DeSantis calls takeover of Disney government a 'success' despite worker exodus, litigation

apnews.com Almost a year after state lawmakers passed a law giving Florida’s governor control over Walt Disney World’s governing district, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday called the…

Here are all the top contenders to be Trump's vice-presidential nominee in 2024

businessinsider.com Getty; BI Top Republicans have declared Trump to be the GOP's presumptive nominee. The former president will now face competing pressures to find his new running mate. Trump…

clarissajanlim: DeSantis says he doesn't want to be Trump's running mate

msnbc.com Despite their bitter rivalry, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said this week that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is on his shortlist for running mate. DeSantis,…

Top Trump campaign official slams 'sad little man' DeSantis saying he will only be remembered for 'chicken fingers and pudding cups'

businessinsider.com Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Steven Ferdman/Getty Images A top Trump campaign official torched Ron DeSantis on X. Chris LaCivita, who co-leads Trump's campaign, said DeSantis…

Trump strategist slams DeSantis as 'sad little man'

politico.com A top strategist for Donald Trump hurled a uniquely personal attack at Ron DeSantis Wednesday night, calling him a “sad little man” who will be remembered for “chicken…

Trump Advisor Chris LaCivita Calls Ron Desantis 'Sad' Man

mediaite.com (AP Photo/File) Less than 24 hours after former President Donald Trump revealed Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is on his VP shortlist, a top advisor to the Trump campaign trashed…

Trump Adviser Slams DeSantis, Labeling Him A 'Sad Little Man' Over VP Remarks On Identity Politics

benzinga.com Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) has drawn criticism from a key adviser to former President Donald Trump over his comments about the VP selection process. This comes…

‘I Am Not Doing That’: Ron DeSantis Rules Out Being Trump’s VP After Trump Indicated He Was on Shortlist

mediaite.com AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ruled out becoming former President Donald Trump’s 2024 running mate on Wednesday after Trump appeared to indicate that…

Column: Disinformation is a public health crisis. Here's how scientists and doctors are fighting it

latimes.com Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Is there a way to inoculate the public against his anti-vaccine lies? In recent years, disinformation has seemed to be on an inexorable march across…

The Right Is Wrong to Pursue Term Limits

mises.org Americans across the board have routinely spoken for term limits. Recently, however, this has been most common among Republican politicians. On January 29, Ron DeSantis…

Donald Trump Confirms Candidates He’s Considering for VP (Responsibilities Include Breaking the Law for Him)

vanityfair.com Who is going to be Donald Trump’s 2024 pick for vice president, a role that involves literally putting one’s life on the line and being called a pussy for not breaking the…

Republican plan to cut Florida taxes amid insurance crisis sparks pushback

newsweek.com In response to Florida's escalating insurance costs, Senate leaders have issued a tax reduction strategy proposing a 1.75 percent cut on insurance premium taxes for…

Donald Trump's thumb mocked in new photo

newsweek.com Former President Donald Trump has been mocked on social media for giving a characteristic thumbs-up as he posed for a photo with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, though…

WATCH: Far-Right Congressman Berated and Kicked Out of Pro-Trump Event

mediaite.com (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) was kicked out of a pro-Donald Trump event in his state in what was described later as a “very embarrassing” scene. In…

Who Will Be Trump's VP? Former President Hints At These 'Good', 'Solid' Names

benzinga.com Former president Donald Trump has revealed a list of potential running mates for the 2024 presidential election, including South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) Florida…

Trump spent months thrashing Ron DeSantis. Now he's put his onetime protégé on his VP shortlist

businessinsider.com Former President Donald Trump (left) said in a Fox News town hall on Tuesday that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (right) was on his vice presidential shortlist. Justin Sullivan…

Conservative group launches a quiet effort to drive Black voters away from Biden

nbcnews.com President Joe Biden could be facing a turnout problem in 2024. And an experimental stealth campaign during South Carolina's Democratic primary highlights one way players in…

Trump says long VP shortlist includes Tim Scott, Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy

politico.com Former President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that at least half a dozen names are on his vice presidential shortlist — a list ranging from South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott…

Nikki Haley calling out Trump's dementia 'risk' angers MAGA

newsweek.com Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Tuesday suggested that Donald Trump was at risk of developing dementia, stoking the online ire of his MAGA supporters. Haley,…

Want to learn how to respond to fascism? Study Black history

msnbc.com We’re in the middle of Black History Month. But the news last week that Miami-Dade County Public Schools asked parents to sign a permission slip to let their students…

Cha-ching! Trump makes $4 billion from his 2024 campaign for president

marketwatch.com A very liberal friend messaged me on Friday. She’d just heard the news about the $350 million–plus civil fraud judgment against Donald Trump in New York. That’s on top of…

How did the Iowa result change the Republican primary?

economist.com Donald Trump dominated public-opinion polling before the Republican presidential primary in 2023. Yet his rivals could reasonably argue that the party faithful still had not…

Column: DeSantis notches a courthouse win against Disney, thanks to a Trumpian right-wing judge

latimes.com Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose “anti-woke” campaign took aim at Walt Disney Co., just won a court victory against the company. On the face of it, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis…

More Republicans associate positive qualities with Donald Trump than with Nikki Haley

today.yougov.com With the Republican presidential primaries down to former president Donald Trump and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, what do Americans say about the two politicians and…

A Florida high school required parents' permission for students to watch Disney's 'Tangled,' prompting some to say local education laws are 'out of control'

businessinsider.com Boone High School in Orlando, Florida. Orlando Sentinel/Getty Images A Florida high school required parents to sign a permission slip to let their kids watch "Tangled."…

With his 2024 effort over, DeSantis rethinks Florida’s ‘book ban’

msnbc.com Gov. Ron DeSantis believed his presidential campaign would benefit if he ran as a far-right culture warrior. With this dubious assumption in mind, the Florida Republican…

Florida Republican says Ron DeSantis lost a "lot of support" in state

newsweek.com Florida voters are "frustrated" with Governor Ron DeSantis' choice to run for president in 2024, according to Republican Congressman Greg Steube. Once considered the biggest…

Florida Republicans push to double governor's salary

newsweek.com Florida Republicans may increase the salary for the role of governor by $110,000. As per a proposal approved in the Florida House of Representatives on Thursday, the annual…

The Supreme Court will decide if the government can seize control of YouTube and Twitter

vox.com Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who signed one of the unconstitutional laws before the Supreme Court in the NetChoice cases. | Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty…

Miami schools under fire over Black history permission slip flap

politico.com TALLAHASSEE, Florida — School officials in Miami-Dade County appear to be rethinking a controversial policy requiring students to get parental approval before hearing guest…

Super Tuesday result if states voted today, per latest polls

newsweek.com Democrat and Republican presidential election campaigns are cranking into gear ahead of a key round of primary elections next month. "Super Tuesday" on March 4 will see both…

Why are flags at half-staff in four states today?

newsweek.com Flags are being flown at half-staff on February 14 honoring, among others, the victims of the Parkland school shooting, in which 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman…

Ron DeSantis ignored by Florida Republicans upon return

newsweek.com After his presidential run ended with an anticlimactic exit, Ron DeSantis has been widely snubbed by fellow Republicans in Florida, as a number of tax breaks he proposed for…

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