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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Continues Republican Push to Make Voting Hard AF for Black People

Ron DeSantis aka Big Baby Brian KempPhoto: Mark Brown (Getty Images) Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, aka Big Baby Brian Kemp, continued the Republican streak of enslaving the fuck out of the Black vote by signing a controversial bill into law that would limit access to mail-in voting in the state, continuing to move on […]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Anti-Protest Bill Into Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to the media about the cruise industry during a press conference at PortMiami on April 08, 2021 in Miami, Florida. The Governor announced that the state is suing the federal government to allow cruises to resume in Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a very […]

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Matt Gaetz’s Weekend Is Off to a Horrible Start

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) holds a phone to the microphone as Donald Trump Jr. speaks remotely to a crowd during a rally against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on January 28, 2021 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Gaetz and Trump Jr. added their voices to a growing effort to vote Cheney out of office after she voted in […]

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Feds Investigating Whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz Was Given Trips And Escorts in Exchange for Political Favors

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference being held in the Hyatt Regency on February 26, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Begun in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss issues important to them. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images (Getty Images) Congressman Matt Gaetz is being investigated by federal […]

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Matt Gaetz Tried to Get a Preemptive Pardon In 2020. Trump: New Phone, Who Dis?

In this screenshot from the RNC’s livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) addresses the virtual convention on August 24, 2020.Photo: Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee (Getty Images) Matt Gaetz is the definition of a groupie, but a very bad one whose groupie skills are so […]

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Gaetz Investigation Probes Whether Campaign Funds Were Used to Pay Expenses for Underage Girl

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) speaks to the media outside of the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) during the continued House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol on October 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images (Getty Images) This story with Matt Gaetz is getting stranger by the day. […]

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Nestor Is Not Going to Like This, But We’ve Got to Talk About Matt Gaetz and That Weird Tucker Carlson Interview

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), the adoptive father of Nestor—a man-boy he has not adopted—was in big trouble Tuesday evening after an explosive New York Times exposé that revealed he was under federal investigation for an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. Advertisement And get this: it was Trump’s Justice […]

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Georgia Voter Suppression Law 2.0: Florida Election Bill Expands Restrictions, And Then Some

NewsOne Featured Video A view of the Florida State Capitol building in Tallahassee, Florida. | Source: Getty Images / Getty The Florida GOP does not want to be outdone by Georgia. Republicans in the Sunshine State also want to ban giving out food and drinks to voters near a polling place. And then some. The […]

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We’ve Got to Talk About Matt Gaetz and His Son, Nestor, (Again)

Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta (AP) We only have a few rules here, at The Root: We do not throw shade, dirt or curses on the Gods: Auntie Maxine, Beyoncè, and Michelle Obama. We don’t back down from controversial topics unless it involves the messiness that is relationship guru/serial cheater Derrick Jaxn. We don’t touch on […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Declares That His New Civics Education Proposal Will ‘Expressly Exclude’ Critical Race Theory

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is engaging in the relatively new conservative practice of pretending to know the first damn thing about critical race theory. On Wednesday, the governor of voter suppression and making pandemics worse unveiled his proposal for a civics education curriculum for Florida schools, which he said will “expressly […]

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Florida Sen. Rick Scott to Governors: Don’t Accept Stimulus Money

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) It’s said that on the ninth day of creation, God got hungry and because it was late, the only thing open was a 7-Eleven, and God was forced to eat day-old taquitos, which made him vomit and thus, Florida was born. Advertisement Florida, the ass pimple of America, continues to […]

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Marcia Fudge Confirmed as First Black Woman to Lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 40 Years

Rep Marcia Fudge (D-OH).Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) It’s official: Marcia Fudge has been confirmed as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by a Senate vote of 66-34. Advertisement While she was only confirmed Wednesday and has yet to take office, Marcia Fudge has already done more than Ben Carson, the former head […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis Still Pushing Voter Suppression Bills Despite Claim That Florida Election Was Most Secure in the Nation

Photo: Mandel Ngan (Getty Images) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is continuing his arbitrary-ass war on accessible voting because, well…I honestly have no idea. Well, actually I do: The Republican game plan to disenfranchise non-Republican voters is pretty well-documented—but for DeSantis, voter suppression is like his version of porn addiction. But blocking felons from retaining their […]

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What Do Trump’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan and Bigfoot Have in Common? They Both Don’t Exist

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) In what appears to be chapter 7 of the ways in which Trump screwed over America, new President Joe Biden learned that he won’t be inheriting a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan from the former administration because there isn’t one. That’s right, the president of people who refused to wear masks […]

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