In the news today: The Senate continues to plod its way towards a recognition that Republicans won’t be contributing to a “bipartisan” infrastructure plan or anything else. A new straw poll ranks Florida Man and Trump impersonator Ron DeSantis over Trump himself in Republican 2024 presidential preferences, so get ready for some truly blistering Trump attacks. In the meantime, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is still (sigh) trying to claim Trump’s Most Odious Rhetoric crown for himself. I still say his heart’s not in it, though.
Here’s some of what you may have missed: