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    Former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) have the same odds to win the 2024 Republican Primary election, according to betting industry analysts at USsportsbonus.com. According to the press release, Trump and DeSantis “both have 4/1 odds to win be the Republican nominee in 2024 (20% implied probability), making them tied for the favorite position.” However, analysts found Trump with...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) –  A measure that would put into state law a series of parents’ rights related to their children’s education and health care was one of 24 bills formally sent Friday to Gov. Ron DeSantis. The bill (HB 241), which passed during the legislative session that ended April 30, would spell out the rights of parents to “direct the...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed victory Friday after a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s "conditional sailing order" that halted cruise line operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday approved the injunction but noted it would not take effect until July 18. The court said CDC...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Federal district court delivered a victory for Governor Ron DeSantis against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Judge Stephen Merryday concluded the CDC’s restrictions regarding cruising are likely unconstitutional and overstepping their legal authority. READ MORE: Miami-Dade Leaders Meet To Tackle Elderly Abuse Problem “The CDC has been wrong all along, and they...
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis showed off his three-year-old son’s highly impressive golf swing in a video shared Thursday. “Three years old and already has a better swing than his old man…,” DeSantis tweeted alongside a video of Mason. In the clip he swings at three balls and DeSantis is right. Mason might be better than most adults. See for...
    “Bad policies” have created the problem on the southern border, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Wednesday, the day the state announced it is sending local and state law enforcement to Texas and Arizona as part of an effort to assist the states in the ongoing border crisis. “We have a crisis at our border – a crisis created by bad...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that Florida law-enforcement officers will go to Texas and Arizona to help with border control, as Florida continues to challenge the Biden administration in federal court about immigration enforcement. DeSantis’ announcement during a news conference in Pensacola came after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter last...
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that Florida will send law enforcement to secure the southern border. DeSantis made the announcement at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Pensacola, Florida, WFLA reported. NEW – Gov. DeSantis to send Florida law enforcement to assist at the southern border with Mexico. pic.twitter.com/L0nbgZJufB — Disclose.tv ???? (@disclosetv) June 16, 2021 “Today,...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is deploying law enforcement officers to the United States-Mexico border to help mitigate the nation’s ongoing illegal immigration crisis. In an announcement on Wednesday, DeSantis said he will send officers with state law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices to the U.S.-Mexico border to assist Texas and Arizona in helping stem illegal immigration into their communities....
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — With Gov. Ron DeSantis saying lockdown restrictions and mask mandates meant to stop the spread of COVID-19 did more harm than good, the state clemency board on Wednesday pardoned all Floridians who were arrested or fined for violating local-government requirements about wearing masks or social distancing. “This action is necessary so that we can recover, have a...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Philips is recalling certain ventilators and breathing devices because of foam that might degrade and become toxic, possibly causing cancer. According to the Dutch medical equipment maker, the recall affects certain Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and mechanical ventilator devices. READ MORE: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Downplays The Coronavirus Delta Variant...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) —  As the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday labeled the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus a “variant of concern,” Gov. Ron DeSantis downplayed the potential impact it could have on the state, on the same day the U.S. passed more than 600,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic. DeSantis avoided directly answering...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill requiring public school students "to reflect and to be able to pray as they see fit" for one or two minutes each day during first period. Florida law already "encourages" students to participate in "silent prayer," but HB 529 will require that minute-or-two of reflection.  "It’s something that’s important to be...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — While questioning the future of the project, Gov. Ron DeSantis and a divided state Cabinet on Tuesday backed Miami-Dade County as it seeks to extend a highway across wetlands tied to the Everglades. DeSantis, along with Attorney General Ashley Moody and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, rejected a March 2020 recommended order by Administrative Law Judge Suzanne...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisSunday shows preview: Biden foreign policy in focus as Dem tensions boil up back home Demings raises million after announcing Senate bid against Rubio Florida Board of Education bans critical race theory MORE (R) has signed a new law mandating that public schools in The Sunshine State have a daily moment of silence. The bill, which DeSantis signed...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Touting the measure as a way of allowing students to “reflect and be able to pray as they see fit,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill that will require public schools to hold moments of silence at the beginning of each day. DeSantis signed the bill (HB 529), which will institute one- to two-minute moments...
    FLORIDA Gov. Ron DeSantis snubbed President Joe Biden, saying the president is weak on the global stage. DeSantis' comments come as the president wraps up his first international trip attending the G7 summit alongside other international leaders. Read our Joe Biden press conference live blog for the latest news and updates... 4Biden made his first international trip to...
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said he would surely sign a bill that banned transgender treatments and surgeries for minors. In an interview that premiered Wednesday by the Daily Caller, DeSantis said he is “very much opposed to chemical castration of minors.” In the video below, the conversation about transgender surgeries for young people begins at the 12:33 mark: “I mean,...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Wednesday politicians who are not supportive of the right-to-life cause are “the first ones” to “sell out to the D.C. establishment” in other political battles as well. In an interview Wednesday with the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Mary Margaret Olohan, DeSantis responded to Olohan’s question about how American voters can distinguish between a superficial...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP/NSF) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a property-insurance bill on Friday meant to give relief to a large sector of the state’s insurance industry, but may also lead to larger rate increases for customers of the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Faced with losses from rising claims, the industry welcomed changes that would restrict some practices by contractors....
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisFlorida to allow rainbow lights on city bridge for Pride Month after backlash Rebekah Jones's Twitter account suspended, DeSantis cheers Biden shifts from Obama on Cuba post-Florida losses MORE (R) said on Monday that he sign a legislation banning transgender youth from getting gender reassignment surgery  In an interview with the Daily Caller, DeSantis told the...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A disputed 13-mile extension of the Dolphin Expressway in Miami-Dade County is set to go before the Florida Cabinet next week. Gov. Ron DeSantis and members of the Cabinet, sitting as the state Administration Commission, will take up a March 2020 recommended order by Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk. READ MORE: Miami Beach PD Makes Arrest...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday he will sign a property insurance package that could lead to larger rate increases for customers of the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. while seeking to curb roof-damage claims and lawsuits. But he added more will need to be done to make the private insurance industry “stronger.” READ MORE: Visit Florida Tourism...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed his first bill of the year on Tuesday, a measure that would have created an emergency fund in his office. The action wasn’t a surprise as last week he vetoed $1 billion in federal money that had been set aside in the new state budget for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund. READ...
    JIMMY Kimmel has sparked an eruption of fury on social media after branding Florida "America's North Korea". The ABC late night host angered viewers by belittling the Sunshine State in a monologue while poking fun at Gov. Ron DeSantis. 4Jimmy Kimmel has sparked a social media frenzy after branding Florida 'America's North Korea'Credit: ABC 4The comedian mocked Gov Ron DeSantis...
    Loading the player... Former President Donald Trump did an interview Monday in which he appeared to publicly snub former Vice President Mike Pence. The twice-impeached ex-commander-in-chief was asked if he would consider choosing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a running mate if he runs for president again in 2024. “Sure, I would,” Trump responded. “I would certainly consider Ron....
    DONALD Trump has said he would consider Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as his running mate in 2024 as he snubs ex-Vice President Mike Pence. The former president, 74, said on Monday that fellow Republican DeSantis is a "great guy" who he "would certainly consider" as his VP. Read our Donald Trump live blog for the latest updates on...
    DONALD Trump has said he would consider Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as his running mate in 2024 as he snubs ex-Vice President Mike Pence. The former president, 74, said on Monday that fellow Republican DeSantis is a “great guy” who he “would certainly consider” as his VP. Read our Donald Trump live blog for the latest updates on...
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    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday signed two pieces of legislation, one of which will ban Confucius Institutes in Florida, aimed to combat nefarious foreign influence and corporate espionage in the Sunshine State. “Foreign adversaries will not have access to our schools, government, or companies like they have in the past, DeSantis said during Monday’s press conference in Miami, Florida:...
    Donald Trump said he is thinking about tapping Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for his running mate should he launch a 2024 bid for the White House, which would mean he would ditch former Vice President Mike Pence. In a wide-range interview with Fox Business' Stuart Varney on Monday morning, the ex-president also lashed out at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and...
    Former President Donald Trump has not yet ruled out a 2024 presidential run, and on Monday, he said he would “certainly consider” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as his running mate. Trump praised DeSantis on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Company” as “a great guy” and commended him for reopening the state of Florida amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. [Relevant...
    President Donald Trump said he would consider tapping Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as his running mate if he ran again in 2024. “Sure I would,” Trump said when asked by Fox Business host Stuart Varney in a Monday interview. “But, you know, there are numerous people that are great. I would certainly consider Ron. I was at the beginning of...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 24 bills into law late Friday, including a measure that limits local impact fees imposed on builders and developers to help pay for infrastructure to handle growth. The latest group of bills earning DeSantis’ signature from the 2021 Legislative session were announced in an email with accompanying transmittal letters to Secretary of State...
                        Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed $2 million program last week intended to help low-income girls and young women have more access to long-acting reversible contraception or LARCs, and was backed by Senate President Wilton Simpson (R). According to The News Service of Florida, the $2 million was “sprinkled” into the...
    MIAMI, FLORIDA - Professional python hunters and amateurs alike have a chance to win prizes in Florida's annual hunt for the biggest snakes — the Burmese pythons that are ravaging the state's native species. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the state's annual contest on Thursday: It will run from July 9 to 18 and include prizes for both pros and...
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday the start of registration for the 2021 Python Challenge — an annual contest for catching Burmese pythons in the Everglades. The event will be held from July 9 to 18 and is expected to include prizes for both pro and amateur python hunters. The amount of $2,500 will go to the contestant who...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A bill creating a nine-member commission focused on restoring Biscayne Bay was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Ron DeSantis during a ceremony alongside the South Florida water body. DeSantis said the first task of the Biscayne Bay Commission, which will be housed in the Department of Environmental Protection, will be to review and consolidate existing programs and...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed three bills intended to make Florida more enticing to veterans and military families. During a ceremony at the American Legion Palm Valley Post 233 in St. Johns County, DeSantis approved a bill (SB 922) aimed at expanding jobs in which post-secondary education requirements are waived for veterans and members of the military...
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) blasted his potential Democrat challenger, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), after she announced her gubernatorial bid this week, blasting her as a “lockdown lobbyist” who spends her time virtue-signaling to “small-dollar donors in California and New York.” “Nikki Fried has done nothing in office. She does nothing. All she does is emote on social media,...
    MIAMI(CBSMiami) – Governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday the opening of registration for the 2021 Python Challenge in the Everglades. “This will be a ten-day challenge from July 9th until July 18th. Participants who remove the most pythons and who capture the longest pythons will receive prizes at the end of the competition,” said DeSantis. READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Launching Operation...
    On Tuesday, the first day of Pride Month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that bans transgender girls and women from competing on female sports teams at the high school and college level. DeSantis appeared at Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville to sign the "Fairness in Women's Sports Act," which was introduced by Republican State Senator...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On the day pride month celebrations began, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law called “The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.” “I can tell you this, in Florida girls are going to play girl’s sports and boys are going to play boy’s sports. That’s what we’re doing,” Republican Governor Ron DeSantis announced in front of...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisOvernight Defense: US nearing halfway point of Afghanistan withdrawal | Army soldiers mistakenly raid olive oil factory Overnight Health Care: WHO renaming COVID-19 variants | Moderna applies for full vaccine approval | 1.1M NY vaccine passports downloaded since launch Nikki Fried, only statewide elected Democrat in Florida, launches challenge to DeSantis MORE (R) on Wednesday knocked Democratic...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the $101.5 billion Florida budget on Wednesday, after vetoing $1.5 billion in federal money for an emergency response fund he said had strings attached that made it unusable. DeSantis held the bill signing ceremony at a New Smyrna Beach restaurant and used the event to boast about his response to the coronavirus...
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is essentially “mandating, effectively, a vaccine passport which is discriminatory,” particularly in relation to the cruise industry, and vowed to oppose any attempts to make vaccine passports a reality if Congress pursues such a controversial agenda item. DeSantis told Breitbart News in an exclusive...
    Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. ● NM-01: The special election for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District took place Tuesday, and you can...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday formally received a proposed $101.5 billion state budget filled with many of his top priorities. DeSantis has 15 days to act on the record spending plan for the fiscal year that will start July 1. READ MORE: Miami Beach PD: 2 Arrested For Attempted 1st-Degree Murder After Shooting At Rapper DaBaby He...