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 2022-05-23 11:43 

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'They've had enough': Morning Joe reveals why Fox News and GOP voters prefer Trump's top rival...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is emerging as the favorite for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough explained why he's overtaking Donald Trump as the GOP leader. A recent straw poll showed DeSantis leading Trump as t...

 2022-05-19 21:07 

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Ron DeSantis ignored a real crisis in Florida because he is obsessed with owning the libs: columnist...

From far-right Gov. Ron DeSantis to the GOP-controlled Florida State Legislature, Republicans in the Sunshine State have been aggressively fighting the culture wars, defending the so-called "Don't Say Gay" law, railing against critical race th...

 2022-05-18 21:09 

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For a second time, judge blocks state from using DeSantis' congressional districts...

A state trial judge has forbidden the state from running this year's midterm elections using the congressional redistricting map that Gov. Ron DeSantis forced the Legislature to enact, citing the prospect of "irreparable harm" to voters, espec...

 2022-05-18 00:09 

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Revealed: Ron DeSantis considered pushing legislation to roll back First Amendment rights for reporters...

On Tuesday, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) considered pushing legislation that would have rolled back a critical First Amendment protection for journalists — with an eye toward getting the Supreme Court to undo a landmar...

 2022-05-17 19:16 

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Top DeSantis spokeswoman gets punked by fake Washington Post parody...

Washington Post reporter Aaron Blake fact-checked Gov. Ron DeSantis' (R-FL) press chief after she posted a fake news story on Twitter in an effort to attack fellow Post reporter Taylor Lorenz. The tweet, which is still available on Twitter as of May 1...

 2022-05-16 22:48 

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Florida judge orders election officials to use court-ordered fix to Ron DeSantis' racial gerrymander...

On Monday, according to The Tributary , a Florida judge in Tallahassee ordered state election officials to move forward with a court-picked remedial congressional map to fix a racial gerrymander recently signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis. "This onl...

 2022-05-13 02:02 

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Ron DeSantis to appoint new Florida secretary of state who could oversee his 2022 re-election: report...

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis will get to appoint a new chief elections officer who will oversee Florida's 2022 election -- in which the governor is running for re-election. "Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee is stepping down Monday in a precur...

 2022-05-12 17:36 

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Florida principal threatened to cut off gay class president's graduation speech if he mentioned LGBT issues...

A Florida class president says that he's feeling silenced after the so-called "Don't Say Gay" bill was passed by the Republican legislature and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). As NBC News reports, principal Stephen Covert of Pine View ...

 2022-05-12 13:51 

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Republicans show 'frothing eagerness' to punish companies who oppose their culture warring: analysis...

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is trying to position himself as a culture warrior like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, but he faces one big disadvantage as a senator. The Missouri Republican has introduced a bill that would reduce the length of copyrights, and his ne...

 2022-05-11 18:07 

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DeSantis-appointed judge declares Florida redistricting map unconstitutional over Black voter suppression...

A judge appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has reportedly decided that a redistricting map created by Florida Republicans is unconstitutional. CNN correspondent Dianne Gallagher reported that Florida Circuit Court Judge Layne Smith determined "that a ...

 2022-05-10 22:17 

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Josh Hawley seeks to punish Disney by stripping the company of extraordinary copyright protections...

The Republican Party's war on The Walt Disney Company has expanded from Florida to Washington, DC as the party seeks to punish the iconic company for criticizing culture war battles instigated by GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis. "Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) jo...

 2022-05-10 20:22 

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'DeSantis is scared': Florida governor getting blasted for refusing to state his views on all-out abortion ban...

During a virtual press conference on looming threats to abortion access, Orlando Democrat Rep. Anna Eskamani said Gov. Ron DeSantis is "scared" to indicate whether he would support an all-out abortion ban if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the la...

 2022-05-06 17:57 

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Ron DeSantis' crusade against Disney is drawing fire from some Republicans...

Not all Republicans are on board for the ride with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' in his war against the Walt Disney Company, according to a CNN report. The Republican head of the Sunshine State made a big splash recently when he ordered lawmakers there t...

 2022-05-05 22:46 

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Ron DeSantis banned from NY Museum of Jewish Heritage ahead of speaking role at the facility: report...

On Thursday, WFLA reported that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has been banned from the grounds of the New York Museum of Jewish Heritage — following an invitation to speak there by organizers of the Jewish Leadership Conference in June. This was first re...

 2022-05-02 15:41 

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Ron DeSantis rushes to deny he'd ever go to White House Correspondents' Dinner despite being listed as a guest...

Gov. Ron DeSantis angrily denied he would have attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner after his name was listed in the program. The Florida governor's name was listed in the program as an attendee, but DeSantis denounced the event and ins...

 2022-05-02 14:55 

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Republican warns DeSantis that there will be 'hell to pay' if he runs against Trump in 2024...

"There would be hell to pay" if Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis were to run against former President Donald Trump for the presidency in the 2024 election. That's the opinion of a Republican who has discussed their presidential aspirations with both ...

 2022-05-02 04:28 

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John Oliver targets three of the biggest failures among the 2022 politicians...

John Oliver addressed three candidates running for reelection in 2022 that have adopted a campaign of how not to help the most people, but instead, how much can you hurt the people that your supporters hate the most. He began with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)...

 2022-05-01 19:19 

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Ron DeSantis' war on Disney has bondholders panicked over who's responsible for $1 billion in debt: report...

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a decision by the Republican-led legislature in Floria -- at the behest of Gov. Ron DeSantis -- to strip the Disney Company of its special taxing privileges has bondholders in a frenzy over who will be responsible...

 2022-04-29 04:02 

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Annoying liberals is an indicator of public service excellence: Ron DeSantis...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was given treatment like he is a 2024 presidential hopeful at a town hall meeting in Orlando where he offered insight into his governing philosophy. The town hall, hosted by Fox News personality Laura Ingraham, had a small but bo...

 2022-04-28 17:28 

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Las Vegas Republican voters split over Trump or DeSantis for president...

A rally Wednesday in Las Vegas featuring Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Adam Laxalt and his supporter, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, attracted a crowd of several hundred people, some who've already made their choice in the U.S. Senate primary race, and s...

 2022-04-28 14:56 

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Ron DeSantis speeding up 'GOP's authoritarian lurch' with moves copied from Hungary's Orbn: analyst...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been described as a competent Donald Trump, but he's probably got more in common with Hungary's right-wing authoritarian ruler, according to one political analyst. The Republican governor has gained a reputation as an...

 2022-04-28 09:12 

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Republican neofascists are playing a dangerous game that will rip America apart...

Florida's Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has declared war on Disney, while his colleague in Texas, Republican Governor Greg Abbott, is on a jihad against the parents of trans children. This is how fascism progresses through its later stages toward t...

 2022-04-28 03:02 

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DeSantis and Trump compete for attention of Republicans — in Nevada...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump both spent Wednesday evening vying for attention from Nevada Republicans. DeSantis flew to Nevada to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt. "The event here marks the first time DeSantis as governor h...

 2022-04-26 23:38 

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Ron DeSantis' war against Disney is about to hit a major snag: legal expert...

On Tuesday, writing for Bloomberg Tax, attorney Jacob Schumer walked through how the plan by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to strip the Walt Disney corporation of its special tax status could run into a brick wall. The plan, passed as part of a special session...

 2022-04-26 18:24 

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DeSantis signs additional voting restrictions into law before cheering crowd...

For the second year in a row, Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation clamping down on alleged election-fraud by making it harder for voter registration groups to operate and imposing stiff penalties for "ballot harvesting." This year's versi...

 2022-04-26 10:20 

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Florida lawmaker says gerrymandered state maps are part of a racist strategy...

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed into law a gerrymandered voting map that virtually guarantees Republicans four more seats in Congress while likely cutting the number of Black Democrats elected. The measure passed along party lines Thursday but wa...

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