Tag: Ron DeSantis

The Memo: Democrats pine for Trump as GOP nominee

Former President Trump met a muted response from many Republicans when he launched his 2024 White House bid at Mar-A-Lago this month.  But his campaign is stirring excitement, and even some glee, from Democrats.  Members of President Biden’s party are openly pining for Trump to become the 2024 Republican nominee, believing he is just too […]

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The Massacre At Club Q Should Not Have Felt Inevitable

The steadily spreading political violence against queer and trans communities was not coming from the fringes. It was stoked by prominent Republicans pushing anti-LGBTQ legislation, amplified by media outlets including Fox, and became fodder for campaign ads. Neither was this all coming from the explicitly right, with some Democrats regarding anti-LGBTQ propaganda largely as a […]

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Florida Judge Blocks Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ‘Stop WOKE Act’ For The 2nd Time Calling It ‘Positively Dystopian’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: The Washington Post / Getty I just want to give a quick shout-out to Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, because the Obama-appointed Florida judge keeps putting the kibosh on Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ white fragility-inspired “Stop WOKE Act,” which serves no other purpose but to protect Caucasians from their own discomfort amid […]

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How Biden is handling a new Trump White House bid

President Biden’s White House doesn’t want to give too much attention to former President Trump, even though it knows the attacks are on the way after his announcement of a presidential bid on Tuesday night.  While the White House used Trump as an effective foil during an unexpectedly strong midterms for the party, Biden doesn’t […]

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Trump Got Trolled By A Plane Flying Over Mar-A-Lago Bearing A Pro-DeSantis Banner Ahead Of His Threatened Presidential Announcement

A week has passed since the Republican Party’s “red wave” failed to materialize during the midterm elections. Many in the GOP — and many not in the GOP — have put the blame at Trump’s feet. Has that deterred him from announcing his third presidential campaign? Of course. But hours before he was expected to […]

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A New Republican Civil War Is About to Begin

But Trump has one asset that he didn’t in 2016. Over the last six years he has built his own political establishment and situating himself as the Republican Party’s most important power broker. Stefanik’s endorsement is case in point. Fifteen years ago, Stefanik would have made a career as a moderate Republican; in 2018, she […]

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Dear Political Reporters: Can We Please Hold Off on 2024 Presidential Predictions?

Meanwhile, in our too-much-too-soon political culture, candidates are publicly weighing their options for 2024. Donald Trump’s speech scheduled for Tuesday—in which he supposedly will formally launch his 2024 comeback tour—represents a legitimate and major news story. So are the debates within the White House over whether Joe Biden should run again for president when he […]

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Trump Has Reportedly Not Been Spooked By The GOP’s Poor Midterm Results And Is ‘Ready For War’ With Anyone Challenging Him For The Presidential Ticket

Who’s responsible for the weak Republican results in this year’s midterm elections? Many — including prominent GOPers — say it’s Donald Trump. One MAGA candidate after another either underperformed or flamed out, signaling that conservative voters (and maybe even Fox News) may have finally tired of the big guy. Has that spooked Trump from re-running […]

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Biden eagerly watches as Trump flails at DeSantis

No one is enjoying the public fight between former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis more than President Biden, who if he chooses to run for another term may be battling one of the two Republicans.   Biden, showing some confidence after a better-than-expected midterm performance by Democrats in the House and Senate, has […]

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‘Complete Bloodbath’: What Just Happened in Florida?

“It was a complete bloodbath,” state Rep. Anna Eskamani, an Orlando-area Democrat, told VICE News.  Florida Republicans also picked up four seats in the U.S. House (partially thanks to gerrymandering), swept every statewide race by double digits, and expanded their already substantial majorities in the state legislature.  And on a night where Republicans fell far […]

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The Attempt to Anoint Ron DeSantis as Trump’s Heir Will Fail

DeSantis, to be fair, also carried Miami-Dade and received more votes than Rubio—4,609,112 to the senator’s 4,469,885. His accomplishment was in another way more impressive: A Republican gubernatorial candidate hadn’t won Miami-Dade in 20 years, whereas Rubio won it, thanks to a convoluted three-person race, in 2010 during his first campaign for statewide office. But […]

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Donald Trump Was the Midterms’ Biggest Loser

Things get worse for Trump because his main rival for the 2024 Republican nomination, fellow Florida Man Ron DeSantis, romped to a second four-year term as the Sunshine State’s governor amid cheers of “Two more years!”—a reference to his presumed forthcoming announcement of a 2024 presidential bid. Republicans sense blood in the water. Trump had […]

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The Red Wave Died Down to a Red Ripple

But as David Plouffe pointed out during MSNBC’s election night telecast, there were no big surprise GOP wins to point to as a sign of a significant electoral tsunami. Instead, it was Democrats finding these odd and unexpected victories—such as Democrat Greg Landsman ousting incumbent Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot, and Trump-endorsed North Carolina Republican Rep. […]

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With Sweeping DeSantis and Rubio Wins, Florida Was a Bloodbath for the Democrats

Item two: About 10 minutes later, NBC shifted the North Carolina Senate race from “too early to call” to “too close to call.” “Too early” means, “Well, we can’t say it yet, but we all really know what’s going to happen”—in this case, that Republican Ted Budd was going to beat Democrat Cheri Beasley. I […]

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Trump Is So Mad At Ron DeSantis That He’s Threatening To Reveal All His Secrets If He Runs In 2024

The 1950 screen classic All About Eve follows a Hollywood star (Bette Davis) who realizes too late her career is being usurped by a young, ambitious ingenue (Anne Baxter). Is the same thing happening to Donald Trump? For months, the former president has watched as a brash copycat — Florida governor Ron DeSantis — has […]

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The Wall Street Journal Flash-Fried Trump For Attacking GOP Candidates Right Before The Midterms

Over the weekend, Donald Trump attended a rally in Latrobe, Pa. that was meant to boost Republican candidates Dr. Oz and Ron Mastriano going into Tuesday’s midterm elections. Instead, Trump used the opportunity to crow about his inevitable 2024 presidential run, and more damagingly, attack any Republicans who pose a threat to him in the […]

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Trump Unveiling His ‘Dumb’ New Burn/Nickname For Ron DeSantis Has Sparked Fiery Backlash From Longtime Allies And Supporters

Donald Trump once infamously declared that “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters,” and few people have ever thought to challenge the statement. Just one month before the 2016 election, audio leaked of the one-time reality TV star bragging about grabbing women “by the […]

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Ron DeSantis’ Brief Stint Teaching High School Reportedly Included Him Being ‘Hostile’ Towards Black Students, Partying With Teens, And Arguing About The Civil War

Ron DeSantis might be president one day. Maybe not in the wake of the 2024 election, but one day. He’ll almost certainly continue to be Florida’s governor, even if he won’t commit to spending all four years in office. Still, he has a dodgy track record, and a new report by The New York Times […]

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‘Complete Setup’: Florida Crackdown Has Ex-Felons Afraid to Vote

Leroy Whitaker Jr. knows the value of a vote. Whitaker, a former felon, waited nearly two decades to cast one for the first time—which he did thanks to Florida’s 2018 ballot initiative that restored the right vote to felons not convicted of murder or sex crimes. “You don’t realize how important your right to vote […]

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Anti-LGBTQ Groups Are Helping Enforce a ‘Book Ban’ Law in Florida

Chicago Tribute / Getty Images In the wake of a recent law passed in Florida, groups of anti-LGBTQ activists are making sure they will be the ones guiding schools on how to curate and display books in libraries across the state. Under direction from state officials, the volunteers have been charged with training Florida’s public […]

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Ron DeSantis’ Deplorable Debate Performance Explained

NewsOne Featured Video Source: SOPA Images / Getty On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis faced off against his Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist, in a debate where both men presented arguments for why they’re the best person to run the Sunshine State. If Twitter is any indication, the general consensus appears to be that Crist handled […]

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People Thought Ron DeSantis Looked Like A Malfunctioning Robot When He Refused To Answer Charlie Crist About Running In 2024

Ron DeSantis is probably going to serve another term as governor of Florida. He’s ahead of his opponent, former Florida governor Charlie Crist, in every major poll. Whether he serves the entire four year stint is another question. A Trump impersonator, he’s become a Trump adversary, possibly gunning for the Republican presidential ticket in 2024. […]

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The Growing Religious Alliance to Ban LGBTQ Books

One of the organizations leading the philistine charge is Moms for Liberty, a well-funded group using the stalking horse of “parental rights” to advocate for book banning, the elimination of Black history programs, and state-sanctioned homophobia throughout the country. Eric Trump, Senator Rand Paul, Megyn Kelly, and many other leading right-wing figures have made appearances […]

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Biden administration demands Arizona remove shipping containers in gaps along border

The Biden administration on Friday demanded that Arizona remove several dozen shipping containers that the state placed in gaps along its southern border with Mexico. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said in a letter on Friday that several of the double-stacked shipping containers lay within its lands and those of the Cocopah Indian Tribe’s West […]

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I Voted for Trump and DeSantis—and Now Regret It. Here’s How Democrats Can Appeal to Voters Like Me.

We already know what a GOP congressional majority will do, given the chance: At best, they will accomplish a whole lot of nothing; at worst, they’ll continue to dismantle democracy root and branch. We already know what GOP majorities in governors’ mansions and state legislatures will do: They’ll tell 10 year-old girls, impregnated by their […]

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Where Did Charlie Crist Go?

Arguably, this was the moment that heralded all of the change that’s come to pass. Florida is a substantialy different place in 2022 than it was when Crist campaigned in 2014. Donald Trump twice won Florida’s Electoral College votes. The Sunshine State, in fact, was the only state heavily targeted by both parties where Trump […]

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‘SNL’ Weekend Update Savaged Dr. Oz For Dead Dogs And Herschel Walker For Raising Money But Not Kids

It was a big week for chaotic MAGA Senate campaigns. A report revealed that experiments launched by Dr. Mehmet Oz, running in Pennsylvania, led to the deaths of hundreds of dogs. After that news broke, Herschel Walker, running in Georgia, said, “Hold my beer”: A woman told The Daily Beast that the former footballer had […]

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