Tag: Florida

How Paul LePage, Running to Lead Maine, Benefited From Florida Tax Breaks

As governor of Maine for two terms until 2019, Paul LePage, a Republican, gained a reputation as one of the pre-Trump era’s most unfiltered politicians. He said he wanted to tell President Barack Obama to “go to hell,” and told the N.A.A.C.P. to “kiss my butt.” He made racist comments about drug dealers who supposedly […]

Read More

Tropical Storm Ian Forms, and Florida Prepares for Its Effects

Tropical Storm Ian, which formed late Friday over the Central Caribbean Sea, could threaten Florida as a major hurricane early next week after cutting across western Cuba, forecasters said. The National Hurricane Center said that residents of South Florida and the Florida Keys should prepare hurricane supplies by sunset on Monday. The storm could hit […]

Read More

Tropical Storm Hermine Forms in the Eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Hermine formed in the Eastern Atlantic on Friday and was expected to bring two to four inches of rain to the Canary Islands, causing flash flooding in some high-terrain areas, forecasters said. As of 5 p.m. Eastern, Hermine, which was 290 miles northeast of the Cabo Verde Islands and heading north-northwest at 10 […]

Read More

There Is a Way to Solve the Problem of Hyperpartisan Judges

The Fifth Circuit disagreed. Writing for the panel, Judge Andrew Oldham, a Trump appointee, upheld the law. For Oldham, “moderation” is little more than censorship. Of course, the First Amendment “protects every person’s right to ‘the freedom of speech,’ ” Oldham writes. “But the platforms argue that buried somewhere in the person’s enumerated right to […]

Read More

Ron DeSantis Did His Democratic Challenger a Huge Favor by Trafficking Migrants

For example, prominent Spanish-language talk radio host Roberto Rodríguez Tejera recently compared DeSantis to Fidel Castro. “Truly, this is criminal. They are using human beings to advance political points of view. This is what Fidel Castro did when he wanted to clean the Escambray. During the cleaning of the Escambray, they took peasants from one […]

Read More

Migrants Who Were Flown to Martha’s Vineyard Sue Florida Governor

The migrants who were flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard last week filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida and other state officials who orchestrated the flights to Massachusetts, saying that they had engaged in a “fraudulent and discriminatory scheme.” The complaint, which was filed in federal court in Boston, states […]

Read More

Migrants Who Were Flown To Martha’s Vineyard Sue Florida [Update]

Migrants Who Were Flown To Martha’s Vineyard Sue Florida [Update] G/O Media may get a commission 21% Off 50″ Amazon Fire 4K TV With A 4-Year Protection Plan Keep it coveredMeans you’ll be protected from mechanical and electrical failures and faults on your 4K ultra HD television that has Alexa control, and acts as a […]

Read More

Texas Sheriff Getting Threats After Saying He’d Investigate DeSantis for Migrant Plane Stunt

A Texas sheriff announced Monday that he would investigate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration flying Venezuelan migrants from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard last week. And now, his office says, it’s received “numerous threats.” Sheriff Javier Salazar of Bexar County, where the flight last week originated, announced Monday that he was opening an investigation into […]

Read More

Migrants Flown to Martha’s Vineyard Say They Were Misled

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — Migrants shipped to this elite vacation island by Florida’s Republican governor said on Friday that they had been misled about where they were being taken, prompting immigration lawyers to promise legal action as the group of Venezuelans were relocated temporarily to a federal military base. The lawyers said they would seek an […]

Read More

How Scores of Migrants Were Sent to Martha’s Vineyard and D.C.

WASHINGTON — A pair of southern Republican governors this week used scores of migrants in a political stunt designed to bludgeon Democrats about the state of the nation’s immigration system, loading the migrants onto airplanes and buses bound for heavily progressive places to the north. But while the political message from Gov. Ron DeSantis of […]

Read More

Biden sings ‘Happy Birthday,’ hits GOP over immigration at Latino gala

President Biden scored winners and losers of a recent legislative action, took aim at the GOP over immigration and sang “Happy Birthday” to a member of Congress in his address to Washington’s Hispanic establishment Thursday. Biden delivered the keynote speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) gala, the first such live event since 2019, […]

Read More

Only Black Cop in Florida K-9 Unit Says Colleagues Used the N-Word All the Time

Former cop and the Gainesville K-9 unit’s only Black officer Edward Ratliff is suing his former employer. (Getty) After a police dog brutally bit a Black man’s face in July, causing the man to lose an eye, local activists in Gainesville, Florida have been on high alert. “Since the day we all learned about the […]

Read More

Judge Keeps Block on Inquiry Into Mar-a-Lago Files and Names Special Master

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Thursday rejected the Justice Department’s request to resume a key part of its inquiry into former President Donald J. Trump’s handling of sensitive government records and appointed an independent arbiter to oversee a review of documents seized from him last month. The judge, Aileen M. Cannon, appointed a candidate […]

Read More

Migrant Crisis Puts N.Y. ‘Right to Shelter’ Law to the Test

On Thursday, Mayor Eric Adams showed off a new welcome center for the thousands of migrants who are being bused from the border to New York, as evidence of how the city is going above and beyond to “meet its obligation” to house the newcomers. There would be Covid vaccinations for school, neon-colored sneakers and […]

Read More

A Proud Boy and Michael Flynn Were Elected to a Republican Executive Committee in Florida

Michael Flynn (L) and an unknown Proud Boy (R). Photos via Getty Ima.  Much like termites nesting in the walls of a house, members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing extremists are quietly building inroads into local GOP politics in Florida.  The latest example of this trend comes out of Sarasota County, where Proud […]

Read More

Florida Flies 2 Planeloads of Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

About 50 migrants unexpectedly arrived by plane on Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday, local officials said, escalating a tactic in which Republican-led states have shipped busloads of migrants to liberal bastions like Washington and New York to protest the significant rise in illegal immigration under President Biden. The migrant group, which included children, arrived on two […]

Read More

Is Ron DeSantis the Future of the Republican Party?

The governor’s approach to voting issues is especially instructive. Shortly after taking office, he moved to restrict the recently restored voting rights of people with felony convictions, enshrined in a 2018 ballot measure, by requiring those with serious criminal histories to fully pay court fines and fees before re-enfranchisement. His emphasis on scattered episodes of […]

Read More

For Florida A&M, Getting on the Field Is Just One of Many Problems

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Here’s what comes with being a football player at Florida A&M: getting booted from the dorms during training camp and sleeping in your car. Bad or uncertain advice from an overwhelmed staff about what classes to sign up for. Monthslong waits for the scholarship check that covers your meals and rent. And, […]

Read More

In Voter Fraud, Penalties Often Depend on Who’s Voting

Charles Eugene Cartier, 81, of Madison, N.H. and Attleboro, Mass., pleaded guilty in New Hampshire to voting in more than one state, a Class B felony, in the 2016 election. He was fined $1,000 plus a penalty assessment of $240, and had his 60-day prison sentence suspended on condition of good behavior. At least four […]

Read More

Is the Democratic Midterm Surge Overrated? Why Republicans Can Still Win the House and Senate.

Ross Douthat, a Times Opinion columnist, hosted an online conversation with Kristen Soltis Anderson, a Republican pollster, and the conservative writer and radio host Erick Erickson, to discuss whether Republicans are blowing the fall campaign — or whether a red wave is still possible. Ross Douthat: Kristen, Erick, thanks so much for joining me. Let’s […]

Read More

Special Masters and the Trump Records Investigation, Explained

WASHINGTON — A federal judge’s unusually sweeping decision to appoint an independent arbiter to sift through government documents seized from former President Donald J. Trump last month has intensified scrutiny of the role. In granting Mr. Trump’s request, the judge, Aileen M. Cannon of the Southern District of Florida, gave the so-called special master expansive […]

Read More

Trump’s Lawyers Renew Push for Special Master in Documents Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald J. Trump’s legal team on Wednesday aggressively renewed its push for an independent arbiter to review documents the F.B.I. seized in its Aug. 8 search of his Florida residence, telling a federal judge that he had merely possessed “his own presidential records.” In an 18-page filing, Mr. Trump’s lawyers suggested […]

Read More

The Parkland Students, Four Years Later

Jack Healy contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Dan Powell, Dave Shaw, Sydney Harper, Robert Jimison, Mike Benoist, […]

Read More

Ron DeSantis Is a Test Case

In the United States, Pildes wrote, “one might imagine the party in power during unified government would seek to dramatically expand the number and size of the federal courts, then fill these new positions.” Trump, Pildes noted, has already indicated that “one of the first things he’d do if re-elected would be an executive order […]

Read More

Documents at Mar-a-Lago Were Moved and Hidden as U.S. Sought Them, Filing Suggests

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sought a search warrant for former President Donald J. Trump’s residence in Florida after obtaining evidence that highly classified documents were likely moved around and concealed and that Mr. Trump’s representatives had falsely claimed all sensitive material had been returned, according to a court filing by the department on Tuesday. […]

Read More

Justice Dept. Has Reviewed Documents Seized in Mar-a-Lago Search

The Justice Department has set aside documents seized from former President Donald J. Trump’s Florida estate potentially covered by attorney-client privilege, a maneuver that might make his efforts to have an independent arbiter review the materials unnecessary. The disclosure, which came in a court filing on Monday, is based on the government’s initial analysis of […]

Read More

As DeSantis Campaigns on Education, Crist Picks Teacher as Running Mate

MIAMI — In choosing the head of the largest teachers union in the Southeast as his running mate, Charlie Crist, the Democratic nominee for Florida governor, said he found a partner to embody the caring and empathy that he argues Gov. Ron DeSantis sorely lacks. Mr. Crist named Karla Hernández-Mats, the president of the United […]

Read More

In DeSantis’s Florida, Teachers Navigate Curriculum Restrictions

Erin Brown, a teacher in St. Johns County, Fla., typically keeps a gay pride flag hanging up in her classroom. As the faculty sponsor of a Gay-Straight Alliance club at her high school, she wants her students to know they are safe with her. But this year, Ms. Brown found herself quietly repurposing the flag. […]

Read More

DeSantis Suspends 4 Elected School Board Members After Report on Parkland

The grand jury completed its report in April 2021, but it was kept under seal while the school board members named in it fought its release. Last week, the state Supreme Court declined the board members’ final appeal to have their names redacted from the report, and it was made public. As it happened, the […]

Read More