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Cruz, GOP senators double down on anti-central bank digital currency legislation

foxbusiness.com Senate Republicans are determined to restrict the Federal Reserve’s ability to create a so-called central bank digital currency, setting the stage for making the debut of a…

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:…

US Supreme Court appears torn on landmark social media cases

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and TechCrunch The News The U.S. Supreme Court appeared torn Monday during a hearing over…

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…

Ted Cruz’s Bill Aims to Block Fed’s CBDC Creation

coingape.com Amidst the growing popularity and adoption of crypto in the U.S., a new legislative effort spearheaded by Texas Senator Ted Cruz seeks to put a brake on the Federal…

Big Tech clashes with Texas, Florida at Supreme Court

thestreet.com This story was initially published as a part of Tech News Now, TheStreet's daily tech rundown. Roughly three years ago, following the decision by some social media platforms…

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…

Nikki Haley's Problem: Being a Woman Who Doesn't Fit the GOP Mold

newsweek.com In South Carolina this weekend, former ambassador Nikki Haley put up a brave fight, but ultimately lost her home state's primary by 20 points to Donald Trump. As the primary…

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…

Michelle Obama emerges as CPAC poll winner

newsweek.com Conservatives believe that former first lady Michelle Obama will end up being the Democratic presidential nominee instead of Joe Biden, according to a new straw poll. The…

LISTEN LIVE: Supreme Court hears cases on social media content moderation in Florida and Texas

pbs.org The Supreme Court is taking up challenges to state laws Monday that could affect how Facebook, TikTok, X and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their…

Tech News Now: Big Tech lands at the Supreme Court, Meta's disinformation team, and more

thestreet.com Good morning, happy Monday and welcome to Tech News Now, TheStreet's daily tech rundown. In today's edition, we're covering a major case at the intersection of social media…

The Candidate Nikki Haley Could Have—Should Have

newsweek.com Nikki Haley has once again fallen short—by a mile and in her home state of South Carolina— losing the Republican presidential primary there to former President Donald Trump.…

Ronna Romney McDaniel To Resign After Super Tuesday

zerohedge.com Ronna Romney McDaniel To Resign After Super Tuesday Mark one down for Vivek Ramaswamy... How it started... The epic moment that kick started it all…

U.S. Supreme Court takes up regulation of social media platforms in cases from Florida, Texas

theglobeandmail.com The Supreme Court is taking up challenges to state laws Monday that could affect how Facebook, TikTok, X and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their…

Gavin Newsom faces another recall threat in California

politico.com Proponents of the latest attempt, which is led by Rescue California, pointed to Newsom’s ambitions and his role as a super surrogate for President Joe Biden’s 2024…

Today’s top business headlines: Florida social media bill, SEC disclosure requirements, and Hyundai air taxis

fastcompany.com A potential Florida bill would bar minors from using social media: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is considering a new bill that would essentially block residents under the…

‘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…

Subrata De on the end of Vice News

semafor.com One of the only remaining high-ranking executives running news at Vice Media Group announced that she would be leaving the company this week amid its decision to shutter…

How Trump defeated Nikki Haley in her home state of South Carolina

investing.com Donald Trump's big primary victory on Saturday over Nikki Haley in her home state of South Carolina was the result of a ruthless and methodical campaign to eliminate her as…

Koch Brothers Pull Out Of Haley After South Carolina Skewering

zerohedge.com Koch Brothers Pull Out Of Haley After South Carolina Skewering Less than a day after she was smashed by Donald Trump in her own state, and four weeks after billionaire…

US Supreme Court to hear landmark social media cases

aol.com The US Supreme Court is set to make a pivotal decision about what Americans can see on social media as it takes up two cases this week that could transform the internet as…

CPAC Attendees Totally Split on Who Should Be Trump’s VP

mediaite.com Attendees at this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., were completely split on who they want to see as Donald Trump’s vice…

Gavin Newsom launches red-state abortion ads over ‘war on travel’

politico.com “Don’t let them hold Tennessee women hostage,” the narrator says, urging viewers to take action and directing viewers to a website. The site currently includes a petition…

Donald Trump's VP picked by Republicans

newsweek.com A poll has revealed the candidates Republicans would want to see as Donald Trump's vice president, should he win the presidential election. The former president, who is the…

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…

Florida too may have an abortion referendum in November

economist.com AS A PROTEST slogan, “Stop Political Interference” does not trip lightly off the tongue. But to abortion-rights activists brandishing signs with the phrase on the steps of…

Why America’s political parties are so bad at winning elections

economist.com Every four years the American presidential primaries roll around to remind Americans how weak, clumsy and negative their major political parties have become. The news…

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…

Donald Trump does exactly what he was expected to do

economist.com IOWA IS SUPPOSED to surprise. Ted Cruz won there in 2016, Rick Santorum in 2012, Mike Huckabee in 2008. There was no upset this year: Donald Trump won the Iowa caucuses by…

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…

DeSantis v Newsom: the presidential match-up that isn’t

economist.com PICTURE IT: two of America’s most powerful governors take the debate stage. One is sporting copious amounts of hair gel. The other may, or may not, be wearing lifted boots…

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…

It just got a lot harder for Nikki Haley to win the Republican presidential nomination

businessinsider.com Republican presidential candidate, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, is facing mounting challenges as she seeks the Republican presidential nomination. Allison Joyce/Getty…

Donald Trump wins South Carolina primary

newsweek.com Former President Donald Trump has won the South Carolina Republican primary election, according to projections from the Associated Press (AP) The former president defeated…

Is Nikki Haley dropping out of election after South Carolina? What she said

newsweek.com With the Republican primary in South Carolina set to take place on Saturday, many eyes are on the state's former governor Nikki Haley as she struggles to campaign against…

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…

Trump’s potential VPs turn on the flattery

politico.com NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – The 2024 veepstakes have fully morphed into a test of who can lavish the most praise on Donald Trump. More than a half-dozen Republicans with…

Florida Passes Sweeping Bill to Keep Young People Off Social Media

nytimes.com Florida’s Legislature has passed a sweeping social media bill that would make the state the first to effectively bar young people under 16 from holding accounts on platforms…

Ron DeSantis’s Surgeon General Tells Parents It’s Okay to Send Their Unvaccinated Kids to School Amid Measles Outbreak

vanityfair.com In 2021, Ron DeSantis appointed Joseph Ladapo the surgeon general of Florida, after Ladapo’s op-eds questioning mask-wearing, COVID-19 vaccines, and other public health…

Florida defies CDC in measles outbreak, telling parents it’s fine to send unvaccinated kids to school

fortune.com With a brief memo, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has subverted a public health standard that’s long kept measles outbreaks under control. On Feb. 20, as measles…

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…

Two ideas of free speech duel at America’s Supreme Court

economist.com BACK WHEN X was still Twitter, Ron DeSantis, Florida’s governor, was no fan of the social-media company. In May 2021 he heralded his signing of Senate Bill 7072 as a strike…

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…

What to expect in Michigan's presidential primary

pbs.org For Biden, a more significant factor on Tuesday than Phillips may be an effort by some Arab Americans and progressive activists to urge primary voters to cast their ballots…

Donald Trump: Bitcoin Has a ‘Life Of Its Own’, Reverses Stance On Crypto

cryptonews.com Former United States President Donald Trump said that Bitcoin (BTC) has taken a life of its own as the cryptocurrency continues attracting more daily users. In a recent…

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…

Donald Trump can now ‘live with’ Bitcoin accepting growing demand, suggests further regulation

cryptoslate.com Former US President Donald Trump’s stance toward Bitcoin has taken a different turn, with him noting the growing demand for the flagship digital asset. In a recent interview…

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…

‘She abandoned us’: Haley’s South Carolina problem isn’t just Trump

politico.com But, Leupp said, “most grassroots Republicans at this point are being brutal right now and I think a little unfairly brutal” to Haley, overlooking what he called “all her…

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