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Donald Trump branded Ron DeSantis ‘fat’ and ‘whiny’

Donald Trump branded a 2024 presidential nomination rival “fat” and “whiny” in private remarks, a book claims. The former US president and Mr DeSantis used to be allies, but rivalry now simmers with both believed to have their eyes on becoming the Republicans’ candidate to take on Joe Biden in two years’ time. Besides reportedly […]

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Lawsuits and investigations launched over Florida migrant flights

In the week since Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ordered two state-chartered airplanes to fly to Texas, pick up migrant asylum-seekers there, and take them to Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the Massachusetts mainland, there has been mounting evidence of the illegal and unconstitutional character of this political provocation. Equally important, there are indications that the […]

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DeSantis declares ‘state of emergency’

LATEST FORECAST:Tropical Storm Ian: Four ways, odds on how major hurricane threat could impact Florida | WeatherTiger AN EXPANDED EMERGENCY:Gov. Ron DeSantis expands ‘state of emergency’ to all Florida counties ahead of Tropical Storm Ian In preparing for Tropical Depression 9, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday declaring a “state of emergency” for […]

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Three Venezuelan migrants flown from Texas to Massachusetts sue Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. WASHINGTON — Three Venezuelan migrants flown from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard last week filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Florida officials Tuesday after the firebrand Republican’s move to […]

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Gov. Ron DeSantis declares statewide ’emergency’

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday expanded a “state of emergency” to all 67 Florida counties in preparation for Tropical Storm Ian, which is expected to become Hurricane Ian in the coming days. “The threat posed by Tropical Storm Ian requires that timely precautions are taken to protect the communities, critical infrastructure, and general welfare of Florida,” […]

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Why Ron DeSantis is baiting Biden on the border

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has been spending state funds for months to send migrants to Democratic cities in an effort to score political points against the Biden administration’s border policies. But after dozens of migrants were flown to Martha’s Vineyard last week as part of Florida’s copycat program, the controversy over the scheme reached […]

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Florida Gov. DeSantis targets China, and other ‘hostile’ countries

   Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)” class=”uk-display-block uk-position-relative uk-visible-toggle”> click to enlarge Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday issued an executive order aimed at governments in China, Iran, Russia, Cuba and “others hostile to American […]

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Lawsuit targets Florida Gov. DeSantis after he flew migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As he defended sending migrants to “sanctuary jurisdictions,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday was hit with a potential class-action lawsuit that alleged Venezuelan migrants were lured with false promises to fly last week from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Massachusetts, named as defendants DeSantis, […]

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DeSantis’ migrant flights point toward an ominous future of red and blue conflict | CNN Politics

CNN  —  The spreading push from Republican governors to relocate undocumented immigrants into blue enclaves marks a new escalation of the red state drive to seize control of national policy from below, not only on immigration but on a broad array of domestic policies. The transfers, which exploded into the national debate with Florida Gov. […]

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Analysis: Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom debut the sensational politics of 2024

DeSantis and Newsom, a Republican and a Democrat who are each running for reelection this fall, have been shadowboxing with ferocity on the sidelines since the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic — demonstrating their shrewd political instincts, a voracious appetite for attention and the ability to fire up their parties’ bases better than many […]