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Ron DeSantis is expected to announce his candidacy for President of the United States on Twitter Wednesday. The Florida Governor is making the unconventional announcement as part of a conversation with Elon Musk. The conversation will take place on the social media app at 6 p.m. Eastern.
“Real-time questions and answers — not scripted.” – Elon Musk on the Ron DeSantis presidential announcement on Twitterpic.twitter.com/vptKGUDInI
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) May 23, 2023
A man has been charged with several crimes, including threatening the president, after he allegedly drove a U-Haul truck into barriers around the White House late Monday.
The driver of the truck, who the Daily Mail identified as Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, of Chesterfield, Missouri, smashed into a security gate at Lafayette Park, which is in front of the White House gates, just before 10:00 p.m. last night. He was charged with five crimes, including threatening to kill, kidnap, or harm the president, vice president, or family member. Police also allegedly found a Swastika flag in the vehicle.
The L.A. Dodgers have reversed course yet again on their decision to dis-invite the LGBT activist group The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to their June 16 pride night. The franchise initially received backlash from activists when they disinvited the group due to concerns about offending their Catholic fans. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are a drag performance group that caricatures Catholic nuns.
Republican Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen signed a bill that bans transgender surgeries on those 18 and younger, and bans most abortions at 12 weeks. The signing makes Nebraska the 18th state to pass laws banning transgender procedures on children and follows a raucous week at the capitol building in Lincoln. Several protesters were arrested during the legislature’s Friday session.
Police in Portugal are renewing the search for Madeleine McCann. Then-three-year-old McCann disappeared in 2007 while on vacation with her parents, sparking a worldwide, multi-year search. On Tuesday, officers could be seen digging near a dam about 30 miles from where McCann went missing in the beach town of Praia de Luz.
According to the Federal Reserve’s annual Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households survey, 35% of adults said they were financially worse off than the year before. That’s the highest percentage ever since the Fed began taking this survey in 2014.
Ford has reversed its decision to remove AM radio from new 2024 models. CEO Jim Farley posted to social media Tuesday that the company chose to reverse the decision after government leaders expressed concern about retaining the ability to transmit emergency alerts.
The GoFundMe for the widow of the California father who was killed while assisting a family of ducklings across a busy road has surpassed $90,000. Casey Rivara, a 41-year-old father-of-two, pulled over to assist a family of ducks at an intersection in Rocklin, California, on Thursday evening when he was struck and killed by a 17-year-old driver.
Rivara’s children were also in the car at the time. His widow Angel Chow released a statement, saying, “We have been deeply touched by the overwhelming love and support we’ve received for Casey Rivara and our family in these past few days. … It’s truly humbling to hear how Casey has positively impacted your lives, and we’re extremely grateful for that.”
TikTok sued Montana in federal court on Monday over a new law that bans downloads of the app in the state. According to their statement, TikTok is “challenging Montana’s unconstitutional TikTok ban to protect our business and the hundreds of thousands of TikTok users in Montana.”
The Daily Wire will be streaming all of its podcasts on Twitter as of Tuesday, May 30. The announcement comes one month after Daily Wire host Matt Walsh began to live stream each episode of his show on the site. According to Daily Wire co-CEO Jeremy Boreing, “Twitter is the largest free speech platform in the world … which is why we’ve decided to distribute the rest of our shows on Twitter.”
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