Trump Undisputed Favorite in 2024, DeSantis Suspends State Attorney

Donald Trump is the undisputed 2024 favorite in recent straw poll, DeSantis suspends Soros-backed state attorney, Poll reveals what shocking majority of Americans believe about government, and more in conservative politics.

2024 Straw poll: Trump undisputed favorite

Former President Donald Trump is overwhelmingly favored as the 2024 Republican presidential candidate, with nearly a 60-point lead over his closest competitor, according to the results of a Trafalgar Group straw poll conducted at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, Breitbart reported. Trump captured 78.7% of support, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) in second at 19%, and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) in third with 1% support. Other potential candidates, all with less than 1% support, were Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, and former Vice President Mike Pence.

DeSantis suspends “woke” Soros-backed state attorney for refusing to enforce laws on abortion, transgender surgery

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has suspended Soros-backed state Hillsborogh County State Attorney Andrew Warren on Thursday for “neglect of duty” after the prosecutor has repeatedly refused to enforce state bans on abortion and transgender surgery.

“We are suspending Soros-backed 13th circuit state attorney Andrew Warren for neglecting his duties as he pledges not to uphold the laws of the state,” DeSantis’ office said in a statement, Fox reported. Warren (D) was elected in 2016 and has been an outspoken voice for criminal justice reform, the Hill reported.

“The constitution of Florida has vested the veto power in the governor, not in state attorneys,” DeSantis said. “We are not going to allow this pathogen of ignoring the law to get a foothold in the state of Florida.”

Shocking poll results: Nearly 1 in 3 Americans believe taking up arms against government may soon be necessary

The majority of Americans say that the US government is so corrupt that it may soon be necessary to take up arms, according to a recent poll from the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, The Hill reported.

According to the poll, two-thirds of Republicans and independents, and 51% of liberal voters, say the government is “corrupt and rigged against everyday people like me.”

Twenty-eight percent of all voters agreed, “It may be necessary at some point soon for citizens to take up arms against the government.” This view was shared by 35% of Republicans, 35% of independents, and 20% of Democrats.

Trump to sue CNN and other networks for defamation

Former President Trump plans to sue CNN and other cable networks that have “defamed [him] and defrauded the public” about the 2020 election, the Daily Wire reported.

“I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,” Trump said in a statement. “I will also be commencing actions against other media outlets who have defamed me and defrauded the public regarding the overwhelming evidence of fraud throughout the 2020 Election. I will never stop fighting for the truth and for the future of our Country!”

Study finds Manchin votes with liberal Democrats despite portrayal as moderate

Despite the oft-touted image of Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) as a moderate Democrat, a new study has found that despite his often blocking legislation on key issues, his voting record is nearly in lockstep with Schumer and other liberals.

While Manchin repeatedly blocks legislation in seeking revisions, and despite his adamant stance for preserving the filibuster, his voting record is very close to left-leaning Democrats, according to a database maintained by ProPublica, Fox reported.

Manchin’s votes matched Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) 91% of the time, with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 91% of the time, and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) 88% of the time. Overall, the bulk of other Senate Democrats vote with Schumer 98% of the time.

WH dismisses report that Schumer-Manchin plan would raise taxes

The White House is calling a nonpartisan congressional committee report “incomplete” and is rejecting the finding that the Inflation Reduction Act agreed upon by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) would slightly increase tax rates overall for a number of income groups making less than $400,000, CBS reported. Biden has pledged not to raise taxes on Americans making lower than that amount.

“The JCT report that we’re currently seeing is incomplete because it omits the actual benefits that Americans would receive when it comes to prescription drugs, when it comes to lowering energy costs like utility bills,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.