Saturday Afternoon Tabs
- That just feels made up (via USAT): Judge Judy endorses Nikki Haley in 2024 presidential election.
- Via the Daily Beast: Fox News Kicks Mike Lindell and His MyPillow Ads to the Curb.
The network confirmed on Friday that Lindell has not paid his bills. “As soon as their account is paid, we would be happy to accept their advertising,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement to The Daily Beast.
- Via Axios: Mike Pence’s brother is latest Republican retiring from Congress.
- Via NBC News: Ohio woman who miscarried at home won’t be criminally charged, grand jury says. The whole situation sounds tragically horrific, but that this woman even had to deal with law enforcement just underscores what pro-choice advocates have argued would happen post-Roe.
- ViaThe Hill: Hunter Biden says he would sit for deposition with new subpoena.
- Via Politico: Johnson confronts biggest test yet: Whether to walk away from his own funding deal.
- Via TNR: Florida’s War on Books Has Found a New Casualty: The Dictionary.
The Escambia County School District, located in Florida’s Panhandle, has allegedly removed five dictionaries, eight encyclopedias, The Guinness Book of World Records, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not from its library shelves after a December investigation found those books could violate House Bill 1069.
With the latest purge, Escambia County has now pulled more than 2,800 books from its library shelves because they might violate state law on teaching students about sex and sexuality. The other banned books cover subjects including race, racism, and LGBTQ identity. The nonprofit organization PEN America, along with county students and parents, has sued the school district for banning books.