Gov. Ron DeSantis unloads on media for botched reporting on Florida

U.S. 05/21/20, 07:05

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) on Wednesday, May 20, unloaded on members of the media for their reporting on Florida's response to the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic and their grim predictions of massive numbers of deaths and hospitalizations in the state. “Our data is available, our data is transparent, in fact Dr. ...

Florida: Latino and African American support for Gov. DeSantis grows, poll reveals

U.S. 12/06/19, 11:25

Gov. Ron DeSantis is strengthening his position as America's most popular Republican governor, particularly among African Americans and Latinos, while promoting his statewide plan for mandatory electronic verification (E-Verify). The latest Saint Leo University poll showed that 68.2 percent of Florida voters—nearly 7 out of 10—support their current governor. The demographic breakdown ...

POTUS: Americans ‘are demanding sanctuary cities be gone’

U.S. 06/16/19, 21:47

President Donald Trump declared "people from California, & all over the land, are demanding that Sanctuary Cities be GONE,” in a tweet early Sunday morning of June 16. The president said that "more and more states want to do this but their governors and leaders don’t have the courage to do ...

Florida governor DeSantis signs bill banning sanctuary policies

U.S. 06/14/19, 12:49

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial measure on Friday that blocks localities from becoming sanctuary cities and mandates they cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. “I am proud to sign the bill presented to me by the Florida Legislature to uphold the rule of law and ensure that no city or county jurisdiction can get in ...

Floridians remember 3-year anniversary of Pulse shooting

U.S. 06/12/19, 09:55

Floridians and others around the world are remembering the three-year anniversary of a massacre at a gay nightclub on Latin night that left 49 people dead.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation for Wednesday ordering state flags to be lowered to half-staff and asking Floridians to pause to remember the ...

Florida governor: Meeting in Israel didn’t violate law

U.S. 06/04/19, 11:30

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says a lawsuit filed by an open government watchdog group claiming a meeting with the state's Cabinet he held in Israel is frivolous.DeSantis and Florida's three independently elected Cabinet members met Tuesday in the state Capitol, six days after meeting in Jerusalem as part of a ...

Florida Gov. DeSantis meets with Netanyahu in Israel

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:50

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis met with Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, calling the embattled Israeli prime minister a "strong leader" on the governor's final day of a trade mission to Israel.The meeting came the day after Netanyahu failed to assemble a governing coalition , sending the country into a political crisis."I ...

Florida Cabinet meets in Israel under media objection

U.S. 05/29/19, 10:21

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Israel on Wednesday, waving away complaints that the setting was illegal. They presented a proclamation of support for Israel and heard from Israelis on several issues important to Florida.The Republican governor then signed a bill that prohibits anti-Semitism in Florida's public ...

Update: Florida Cabinet meeting underway in Jerusalem

U.S. 05/29/19, 08:26

The Latest on the Florida Cabinet meeting in Israel (all times local):9:20 a.m.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Cabinet are meeting in Israel.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, second from right, meets with representatives of Rafael, a military and defense technologies development firm, during a trade visit to Israel Monday May 27, ...

Florida governor, Cabinet sued over plans to meet in Israel

U.S. 05/28/19, 16:21

An open-government watchdog group and several news outlets sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and members of the Cabinet on Tuesday in an effort to stop them from holding a Cabinet meeting while on a trade mission in Israel.The lawsuit argues that the meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, violates the state's constitution ...

Questions raised over Florida Cabinet meeting in Israel

U.S. 05/21/19, 13:08

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders later this week. That's not surprising, especially as the GOP woos Jewish voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election.But DeSantis also has announced plans to hold a meeting with the state's three independently elected ...

Trump denies plans to fly migrants from border to Florida

U.S. 05/19/19, 16:48

President Donald Trump on Sunday denied reports that hundreds of migrants would be flown from the Mexican border to Florida and other areas in the U.S. interior to lessen the workload at crowded Border Patrol facilities. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, also on Sunday, acknowledged that federal officials did initially ...

Gov. DeSantis: ‘Dumping’ migrants in Florida is unacceptable

U.S. 05/17/19, 16:12

Florida's governor plans to fight any federal plans to fly hundreds of immigrants weekly from the Mexican border to South Florida, saying Friday he'll take his case to President Donald Trump. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis made his remarks a day after being caught off guard when Broward and Palm Beach county ...

Florida Ag Commissioner seeks ideas from Israel trip

U.S. 05/16/19, 17:56

While Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis takes a large entourage of business leaders through Israel, the state's Democratic agriculture commissioner will take her own course through the country.The idea isn't to boost exports of Florida fruit and vegetables, but rather to import ideas that can help Florida farmers."My main mission ...

Florida lawmakers push FBI to name counties hacked by Russia

U.S. 05/16/19, 12:41

Members of Florida's congressional delegation said Thursday it was unacceptable that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security will not publicly identify the two counties where Russian hackers gained access to voter databases before the 2016 election.A bipartisan group of lawmakers said after a classified FBI briefing that they ...

DeSantis: Russians accessed 2 Florida voting databases

U.S. 05/14/19, 12:57

Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Tuesday. DeSantis said the hackers didn't manipulate any data and the election results weren't compromised. He and officials from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement ...

Florida governor signs bill for new private school vouchers

U.S. 05/09/19, 15:35

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed into law a bill creating a new voucher program for thousands of low- and middle-income students to attend private and religious schools using taxpayer dollars traditionally spent on public schools.The $130 million Family Empowerment Scholarship program was a top priority for the ...

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