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John Light is TPM's managing editor, based in New York. He previously worked as a producer for Bill Moyers and WNYC and has written for The Atlantic, Slate, Reuters and Grist.

Where Things Stand: The Ghost Of Power Grabs Past
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis may not have announced his intent to run for president, but he’s already got some thoughts about what he’d do in the White House. Among them is a plan to decimate the civil service. And it may look familiar.

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Where Things Stand: Great Timing For All Involved!
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The day has come. Donald Trump returned to Facebook. Elon Musk has invited him to come back to Twitter, and we can only assume he will do so as imminently as his Truth Social agreement allows. And, now, the big man is making his Fox News comeback.

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Where Things Stand: Not ‘Meatball Ron’ After All
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Trump has decided to go with another nickname for Ron DeSantis, who, though he has not yet announced, is almost certainly running against Trump in 2024.

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Watch: Josh Kovensky Discusses Santos’ Staffing Chaos With Chris Hayes

This week, we obtained leaked audio that gave us a peak at the chaotic way decisions are made inside fabulist Rep. George Santos’ office, and published an in-depth profile of his attention-grabbing chief of operations, Vish Burra. TPM’s Josh Kovensky discusses both pieces on All In with Chris Hayes.

Watch below.

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