Tag: Ron DeSantis

Judge Rules Florida’s ‘Racist’ Law Protecting Drivers Who Hit BLM Protesters Is Unconstitutional

NewsOne Featured Video Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference at the Lakeland, Florida Police Department to announce a new proposal that would provide $5,000 signing bonuses to those who sign on to be law enforcement officers from within the state of Florida, and those who come from out-of-state. The plan would also […]

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We Fact-Checked Fox News’ Racist Lie. It Turns Out, the Pandemic Is Worse in Republican States

G/O Media may get a commission Let’s be clear. The second-in-command of the country’s second-most populous state didn’t misspeak. Since African Americans are 12.9 percent of the state’s population and 7.9 percent of vaccinations, Patrick knows Black Texans are more vaccinated than white Texans. Nationwide, Black Americans have been getting vaccinated at higher rates than […]

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Sean Hannity Is Back To Trashing The COVID Vaccines, Which He Falsely Claims: ‘Science Shows… It’s Not Protecting Many People’

Just one month after publicly declaring “I believe in science” and “I believe in the science of vaccination,” Sean Hannity seems to be changing his tune—or at least altering the lyrics. On Wednesday night, the Fox News host invited Ron DeSantis on his show to discuss the measures the Florida governor is taking to protect […]

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4 Florida Teachers Die From COVID-19 in 24 Hours and the Stupid-Ass Governor Is Still Banning Mask Mandates in Schools

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Is Still Banning Mask Mandates in Schools Despite 4 Teachers Dying From COVID In July, DeSantis, the president of the Trump fan club called “Hey, Daddy Am I Doing It Right?,” issued an executive order banning mask mandates for Florida public schools despite cases of COVID-19 rising among children. Advertisement More […]

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COVIDiots: Florida Governor Wants to Withhold Salary of Any School Leader Who Requires Masks; Meanwhile, Texas Governor Is Begging for Help With COVID Outbreak

What’s scary to me is the fact that both governors will hold onto this dangerous stance, even if the death tolls rises astronomically in both states. Like, there’s no point in wishing and hoping that something tragic enough happens because both governors won’t make those necessary changes.

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The Media Was Too Quick to Crown Ron DeSantis

In mid-April, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took a victory lap. With Covid-19 vaccinations readily available and the pandemic surely coming to an end, his laissez-faire approach to the public health crisis had been surely vindicated. “It’s interesting,” a delighted DeSantis said in a press conference. “Now you’re starting to see some of the mainstream and […]

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The COVID Cruise Ship Saga Is Really Not Going Well for Ron DeSantis

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attempts to ban vaccine passports have been a sinking ship for awhile, and now they’ve finally hit rock bottom.  On Sunday, a federal judge ruled that Norwegian Cruise Lines, which ports in Miami, could require passengers to provide […]

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Jim Acosta Thinks COVID Variants Should Be Named After Ron DeSantis And Other Republican Governors Who’ve Failed To Protect Their People

After months of declining numbers, COVID cases are surging back up, thanks to the Delta variant, and thanks to those who’ve refused to get vaccinations. Scientists have said the virus will continue to evolve as long as not enough people are inoculated against it. But that hasn’t stopped a number of Republican governors — among […]

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Buying Drugs From Canada Won’t Solve America’s Obscene Healthcare Costs

An even more fundamental issue with drug importation as a solution to the drug pricing crisis is what it represents: there is nothing magical about Canada’s drugs relative to our own. Their pills are not made more efficiently or with cheaper materials. They’re identical to anything you could buy in any pharmacy in the United […]

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Buying Drugs From Canada Won’t Solve America’s Obscene Health Care Costs

In a sizable executive order released earlier this month, President Joe Biden asserted his determination to rein in prescription drug prices, higher in the United States than anywhere else on earth. The directives included measures intended to boost competition between insurers, ease generic drug entry into the market, and more. But one dictate received special […]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Is Getting Torched For Releasing Anti-Dr. Fauci Merch As COVID Cases In His State Surge

Historians will have a field day with our time for too many reasons to count, but one thing that will particularly mystify them is the large number who turned on one of the people who did his best to keep people alive during a once-in-a-century public health crisis. That person is Dr. Anthony Fauci, longtime […]

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Ron DeSantis Is Selling Anti-Fauci Merch on His Campaign Website

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (L) takes part in a roundtable discussion about the uprising in Cuba on July 13, 2021 in Miami, Florida, and a t-shirt (R) from his campaign website. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is joining a long line of Republican politicians attempting to turn Dr. Anthony Fauci into the […]

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Trump Reportedly ‘F*cking Hates’ Ron DeSantis And ‘Resents His Popularity’ As The Florida Gov Emerges As A Potential 2024 GOP Nomination Threat

In yet another example of Donald Trump‘s penchant for turning on his closest allies, tensions are mounting between the former president and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. While DeSantis’ handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, or lack thereof, was practically Trumpian as the two repeatedly teamed up to push for the country to “reopen,” DeSantis has started […]

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Ted Cruz Is Strongly Considering Humiliating Himself Again

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to members of the press after a Senate Republican luncheon at Russell Senate Office Building March 24, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused Sen. Ted Cruz of election fraud, described him as  “very unstable,” accused his father […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Florida Mandate to Survey College Students’ Views…Because He’s Worried About ‘Indoctrination’

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Listen: You can either complain about student “indoctrination,” or you can monitor the thoughts and views of students through government decree—unless you’re Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, in which case, your own hypocrisy is your greatest weapon and you can do both. Advertisement DeSantis hates Critical Race Theory—but that’s not what […]

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The Grave of a Former Slave Turned Florida State Senator May Be Buried Under What’s Now A Tampa Parking Lot

Robert MeachamPhoto: State Library and Archives of Florida (Public Domain) Robert Meacham, who became a Florida state senator after being freed from slavery, is one of more than 1,200 people buried at a site that is now believed to be a parking lot for the Italian Club Cemetery in Tampa, Fla. Advertisement According to the […]

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Ron DeSantis Is the Depressing Future of “Climate-Friendly” Republicans

The problem may lie in how voters perceive the urgency of the climate crisis. Polling in the Sunshine State suggests that Florida residents are just as concerned about the climate crisis as Australians, with 75 percent of Floridians expressing “concern” about global warming. However, when polling asks voters to get a little more specific, a […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Transgender Sports Ban on the First Day of LGBTQ Pride Month

Gov. Ron DeAssholePhoto: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Archangel Gabriel was throwing his first cookout at his new house, and he invited everyone. God was nervous when he walked into Gabe’s house because while he saw mounds of raw chicken, he didn’t see much seasoning. God noticed deviled eggs with no orange sprinkles on top. He […]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Is Being Slammed For Forcing Cruise Ships To Take Unvaccinated Passengers

Even among Republican governors, Florida’s Ron DeSantis is infamous for frequently approaching cartoon level of villainy. He’s enacted voter suppression laws. He’s against teaching America’s history of racism in schools. And he’s been staunchly against COVID safety measures, even as infection and fatality numbers spiked in his state. And as fears arise about yet another […]

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The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Oh, the Caucasity!

Illustration: Oscar Bustamante Clapback MailbagEach Friday, we select the best (or worst) emails, tweets, DMs and comments from our readers and respond to them in the The Root’s Clapback Mailbag. Welcome back to another edition of the Clapback Mailbag. Every Thursday, The Root holds a team meeting where we decide which emails, tweets, DMs and […]

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