A crackdown on TikTok looked inevitable to many after Congress grilled CEO Shou Zi Chew in March. But almost nothing moves easily in Congress and Morgan Chalfant reports on why multiple bills aimed at banning or curbing the social media giant’s U.S. presence have stalled out — for now, at least.
But the big story today is Hurricane Idalia in Florida, which has kept Governor Ron DeSantis off the trail to oversee the state’s response. As of this writing, it has strengthened into a Category 4 storm and is heading towards Florida’s west coast as officials warn residents in affected areas to evacuate.
Steve Clemons is traveling.