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DeSantis Lists Net Worth of Just $319K

Florida governor still has student loans

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is being talked about as a potential rival for former President Trump in 2024—but unlike his fellow Florida resident, DeSantis won't be able to put much of his own money into the race. Recently filed financial disclosure documents show that the 43-year-old Republican governor...

Musk Hints Who Would Get His Vote in 2024

It's not clear if Ron DeSantis is running for POTUS, but Tesla CEO says he's leaning toward Fla. gov

(Newser) - It's not yet clear if Ron DeSantis or Donald Trump will be running for president in 2024, but if the Florida governor wades into the candidate pool, looks like he can count on a vote from at least one big name. Last month, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk...

Biden's Age Reemerges as an Issue
Biden's Age
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Biden's Age Reemerges as an Issue

White House balks amid concerns about 'geriatric leadership'

(Newser) - The White House is brushing off concerns that the 79-year-old president's age could affect his reelection bid as "fallacious" and not worth listening to. Asked Monday whether President Biden could handle another presidential campaign, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told CNN , "That is not a question that we...

Florida Bans 'Picketing and Protesting' Outside Homes

Ban takes effect Oct. 1

(Newser) - Think you might stage a demonstration outside someone's private residence in Florida later this year? Think again. The state's governor on Monday signed a bill that will ban "picketing and protesting" outside a home when it takes effect Oct. 1, CBS News reports. “Sending unruly mobs...

Population Influx Shifts Florida Toward GOP

Its days as a swing state could be numbered

(Newser) - In 2018, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican US Sen. Rick Scott were elected in Florida with margins so narrow that both races went to recounts. But Florida's days as a battleground state could be numbered, the Hill reports. The state's population is growing rapidly, and many of...

Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill to 'Remind Disney It's a Guest'

Move would strip Walt Disney World of self-governing status

(Newser) - Update: Florida's full legislature has now passed a bill to repeal a law granting Walt Disney World's properties self-governing status. The move could have huge tax implications for Disney, per the AP . The vote escalates the clash between Disney and Republican Gov. Ron De Santis over what critics...

Florida Finds 'Prohibited Topics' in 41% of Math Textbooks

Critical race theory, other banned content prompted rejections, officials say

(Newser) - Dozens of math textbooks submitted by publishers for use in Florida schools have flunked because they contained prohibited content, including critical race theory, state officials said. Under the headline "Florida Rejects Publishers' Attempts to Indoctrinate Students," a statement from the state education department said that 41% of math...

Bill Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks Heads to DeSantis' Desk


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DeSantis Signs Bill Restricting Abortions

New Florida law outlaws procedure in most cases once fetus is 15 weeks

(Newser) - Update: Florida on Thursday joined a number of states putting laws in place to severely restrict abortions. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a measure that bans abortions in almost all cases once the fetus reaches 15 weeks, reports ABC Action News . "It's a statement of our values that every...

'Don't Say Gay' Bill Has Its First Legal Challenge

DeSantis says Florida will defeat federal lawsuit

(Newser) - Three days after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed restrictions on teaching early elementary students about sexual orientation and gender identity into law, the legislation was challenged in court. A group consisting of advocates for LGBTQ people and parents, students, and a teacher, Politico reports, filed a lawsuit that calls the...

DeSantis Signs 'Don't Say Gay' Bill, Takes Swing at Hollywood

It will go into effect July 1

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, a policy that has drawn intense national scrutiny from critics who argue it marginalizes LGBTQ people. The legislation has pushed Florida and DeSantis, an ascending Republican, to...

Ron DeSantis Signs Proclamation Denying Lia Thomas Swim Victory

Florida governor says Emma Weyant, a Florida native, is the real winner

(Newser) - Lia Thomas won an NCAA Division I title last week , but not according to Ron DeSantis. The Florida governor on Tuesday signed a proclamation declaring second-place winner Emma Weyant, who grew up and graduated from high school in Florida before going on to swim for the University of Virginia, the...

'Don't Say Gay' School Bill Clears Florida House
Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill
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Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Goes to Governor

DeSantis expected to sign measure restricting what teachers can say about LGBTQ issues

(Newser) - Update: Legislation known widely in Florida as the "don't say gay" bill is about to become the "don't say gay" law. The state Senate on Tuesday passed the measure, which restricts what teachers in grades kindergarten through third can tell students about gender identity or sexual...

DeSantis Tells Students to Remove 'Ridiculous' Masks

'We’ve gotta stop with this COVID theater,' Florida governor told them

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was not happy to see students wearing masks when he arrived at the podium for a press conference in Tampa Wednesday. "You do not have to wear those masks," DeSantis told students lined up behind him, per Rolling Stone . "Please take them off....

DeSantis Keeps His Head Down in Trump-Pence Dispute

Governor changes the subject when asked where he stands

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may yet break with former President Donald Trump, possibly in launching his own presidential campaign. But not today. When he was asked Monday if he agrees with former Vice President Mike Pence's contention that he was powerless to change the result of the 2020 presidential...

Trump Addresses Alleged Rift Between Him, DeSantis

'Fake news' was former president's response to Sean Hannity about reports on him, Fla. governor

(Newser) - Whispers of a rift between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump have been percolating of late , starting with a "thinly veiled shot" at DeSantis by Trump last week as he slammed "gutless" politicians who wouldn't say whether they'd had a COVID booster shot....

Florida Moves Along Bill to Head Off White Guilt

Legislature give first approval to measure backed by DeSantis

(Newser) - A Florida bill pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to prohibit public schools and private businesses from making white people feel "discomfort" when they teach students or train employees about discrimination in the nation's past received its first approval Tuesday. The Senate Education Committee backed the bill that...

After Health Official's Vaccination Email, Fla. DOH Takes Action

Dr. Raul Pino, Orange County's health chief, put on leave after encouraging staffers to get vaccinated

(Newser) - Throughout the pandemic, Florida's Dr. Raul Pino has been the public face for Orange County's Department of Health, appearing during news briefings to offer updates on case numbers and vaccinations. The county health director may not be on camera for a while, though: The state DOH announced Pino...

Trump-DeSantis Battle Begins Earlier Than Expected
Friction Is Heating Up
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Friction Is Heating Up Between Trump, DeSantis

The two GOP frontrunners have begun sniping at each other

(Newser) - Friction between Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has surfaced of late, with Trump criticizing "gutless" politicians who won't reveal their vaccination status and DeSantis faulting Trump for too-aggressive COVID lockdowns while president. Now, multiple outlets are weighing in on what this means for the 2024 election:...

DeSantis: Wish I'd Been 'Much Louder' Against Trump's COVID Move

Fla. governor says he wishes he'd spoken up to protest shutdowns in early pandemic

(Newser) - Things have started to get tense between Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump, starting when the former president appeared to call the Florida governor "gutless" this week for not admitting whether or not he'd received the COVID booster shot. Now, DeSantis is firing back, second-guessing how Trump handled things...

Trump's 'Gutless' Remark Seen as Shot at DeSantis

Former president slammed politicians who decline to confirm having booster shot

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been talked about as a possible running mate for Donald Trump if the former president decides to run in 2024—but the two Republicans may be growing further apart on the issue of COVID vaccines. In remarks that CNN describes as a "thinly veiled...

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