Stories tagged: "017 NATIONAL POLITICS"

Cartons of milk for school lunches
Milk Wars? Nope, Just More Manufactured Outrage Instead of Actual Work.

It’s coming from the same politicians and right-wing media figures who were up in arms about “woke” M&M’s and claimed the government was coming for your gas stoves and banning hamburgers.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks with a customer at the Red Arrow Diner during a visit to Manchester, N.H., Friday, May 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
What ‘Make America Florida’ Might Actually Mean

Gov. Ron DeSantis has argued that Florida is thriving and is the freest state in the country, but the data and evidence suggests otherwise.

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How Republicans’ Student Debt Plan Would Uniquely Hurt Public Workers

A Republican effort to reverse President Joe Biden’s student loan debt relief plan could cause more than 250,000 public workers to lose out on already-canceled loans, according to a new report.

Congress Taiwan War Game
Rep. Gallagher, Chair of a China Committee, Should Tell GOP Leaders Not to Undercut Biden’s Asia Trip

Republicans are holding America’s economy hostage by refusing to raise the debt ceiling, which has forced the president to cancel overseas stops meant to shore up American allies facing Chinese overtures.