Trump and his allies gleefully mock DeSantis during the governor’s glitch-filled presidential rollout on Twitter

Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.Alex Wong/Getty Images; Marta Lavandier/AP Trump, his family, and his allies trolled DeSantis amid a glitchy campaign rollout. Donald Trump Jr. deemed the night a “#DeSaster.” The former president shared a video comparing the glitches to Trump’s own 2024 announcement. Former President Donald Trump and his allies … Read more

House passes measure to block Biden’s student debt relief program

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass a Republican measure to block President Joe Biden’s student debt relief program and end the administration’s pause on federal student loan payments. The House voted 218-203, largely along party lines, with two Democrats — Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez of Washington — joining … Read more

A Wyoming Republican says Christian nationalism has hijacked her state and that on Sundays she can’t tell if she’s listening to a ‘sermon or a stump speech’

Two men walk in front of the Wyoming Republican Party headquarters in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.Thomas Peipert/Associated Press Christian nationalism has gained traction in the Republican party in recent years. A Wyoming Republican wrote an op-ed arguing the movement has hijacked her state. She said the growing embrace of the concept has … Read more

Florida governor Ron DeSantis announces 2024 presidential bid

Photograph: Nick Rohlman/AP The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has officially declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president. Related: Fewer pronouns, more guns: Ron DeSantis’s plan to turn the US into Florida DeSantis filed paperwork on Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission, ahead of a glitch-riddled launch event on Twitter with the owner … Read more

FBI releases its files on Queen Elizabeth II, revealing fears of ‘everpresent’ IRA threats

Before Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to San Francisco in 1983, a city police officer who regularly patronized an Irish pub warned federal agents about a potential threat against the queen by an Irish Republican Army sympathizer who was bent on revenge for the death of his daughter, newly released FBI records show. The unidentified police … Read more

Biden says too many schools have become ‘killing fields’ since Uvalde shooting

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that American schools have turned into “killing fields” in the year since a mass shooter gunned down nineteen students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Biden, standing before 21 candles at the base of the White House Grand Staircase, spoke of the grief experienced … Read more

GOP-led Oklahoma Legislature agrees on largest-ever budget with little input from governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in Oklahoma, who control every lever of political power in the state, unveiled their largest-ever budget proposal this week, the result of bruising negotiations that left the GOP governor fuming and even some Democrats happy with what it included. The $13 billion state budget, a nearly 20% increase over … Read more