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In Florida, a drag queen might have a difficult time enjoying a Bud Light, as Ron DeSantis has made it a mission to revoke liquor licenses from establishments that host drag shows where children are allowed. Read more»

In a campaign video released on February 14, 2023, Republican Nikki Haley announces her run for president in 2024.

Vying for the 2024 Republican nomination, ex-Trump Cabinet official and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced that she will run for president - though she had previously said she wouldn’t challenge Donald Trump, who announced his campaign in November. Read more»

Exclusion of essential topics presents an inauthentic, sanitized version of African American studies in order to make the course palatable for white politicians like Gov. Ron DeSantis, who banned the course — before the revisions — in Florida last month.

Following the College Board’s decision to buckle under political pressure and strip their Advanced Placement African-American studies course of essential topics - and similar sanitization in its AP American history course - will help usher in a new era of ignorance. Read more»

You can’t convince people you’re a Christian or love the messages of Jesus when you’re hurting the most vulnerable for a political stunt. Read more»

Trump announced his candidacy for the 2024 election last night, continuing his grift. It was an extremely long speech. In fact, he might still be delivering it. Read more»

While a bid for presidency doesn't protect Trump from potentially very serious criminal charges for inciting an insurrection, charges against him won't immediately disqualify his ability to run.

Former President Donald Trump, who has refused to accept he was legitimately defeated in 2020, announced Tuesday his intent to try to again snag the nation's highest office in 2024. Read more»

A young Colombian family boards the bus to Washington, D.C., to escape the heat while it prepares to depart on Oct. 10, 2022, in Somerton, Ariz. It takes about two days to make the trip.

Arizona Gov. Ducey’s policy of shuttling migrants to the nation’s capital - alternatively sold as a way to hit back at President Biden’s alleged failure to secure the border or aid for migrants looking to settle further inland - has come under fire from local immigrant advocacy groups. Read more»

Two buses from Texas transporting immigrants arrive at Washington D.C.’s Union Station on April 21.

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine has opened an investigation into whether southern border state governors - including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey - misled immigrants as part of what he called a “political stunt” to transport them to Washington. Read more»

A bus that carried migrants from the border to Washington, D.C., idles two blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Texas state-sponsored buses arrive without notice or coordination and migrants often are hungry or sick. Arizona buses, by contrast, serve food and carry medical professionals to help migrants on the way. Only about 60 people a week use buses provided by Arizona to reach areas near Washington, D.C.

Despite some Republican governors using migrant buses to try to embarrass Democrats, transportation for migrants from border areas to places where they can find shelter may be an important part of handling an unprecedented crush of asylum seekers. Read more»

Dozens of migrants, including several family units, leave on a New York City-bound bus outside a shelter in El Paso on Aug. 31, 2022. The city and county of El Paso are sponsoring (to be reimbursed by FEMA) the voluntary trips to relieve pressure on local resources and shelters.

Govs. Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis are following a familiar playbook: Put immigration front and center in election season to take advantage of populist backlash - but using migrants as props has taken the issue to another level. Read more»

Migrants on buses sent to blue states as a protest by Texas and Arizona governors have disembarked in states such as Georgia and Tennessee, drawing protests from Republican lawmakers.

Since April, thousands of migrants have arrived by bus in New York City and Washington, D.C., sent north by Republican governors in Texas and Arizona - but increasingly, the migrants are hopping off the buses in red states along the route. Read more»

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is accusing  BlackRock CEO Laurance Fink of trying to save the planet at the expense of short-term returns. Brno just won't have that.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is demanding private equity firm BlackRock "come clean" about its "leftist politics." Because apparently while Republican money is speech, funds invested with an eye to the long term are an anti-trust violation. Read more»

Donald Trump is upset that Ron DeSantis won’t publicly bow down before him. DeSantis is a presidential hopeful and he’ll run for the office someday. Trump is concerned it’ll be in 2024. Trump hasn’t declared yet but he wants DeSantis to declare he won’t run if Trump does. Read more»

The same factors that impact children’s learning — poverty, lack of resources in rural communities and systemic racism — also impact health outcomes.

With conflicts over masking, vaccinations and confusing quarantine policies, families already on the brink now find themselves once again yo-yoing between in-person and remote learning while making impossible decisions about whether to risk their children’s health for their education. Read more»

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, imposed a statewide ban on mask mandates in schools, forcing many high-risk students to stay home.

For medically vulnerable children, school-wide masking is essential to allow them to safely return to school, health experts say, yet some states and districts have made masks optional, forcing high-risk students to stay home. Read more»

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