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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 14, 2024 07:17 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. February 8, 2024. Editorial: Let Florida voters decide abortion rights question The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether a proposed constitutional amendment that would protect reproductive freedom should make it...

Tennessee GOP could change law to prevent Democrat's simultaneous bids for Senate and statehouse

Feb. 13, 2024 17:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Less than a year after Tennessee Republicans attempted to expel her from the state House, Democrat Gloria Johnson is seeking another term there while simultaneously waging an uphill campaign for U.S. Senate. Republicans are trying to force her to choose...

Florida asks state Supreme Court to keep abortion rights amendment off the November ballot

Feb. 07, 2024 13:07 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers trying to keep an abortion-rights measure off the Florida ballot told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday that the proposed amendment is deceptive, and that voters won't realize just how far it will expand access to the procedure. But the justices...

Donald Trump deploys his oft-used playbook against women who bother him. For now, it's Nikki Haley

Feb. 06, 2024 00:08 AM EST

MAULDIN, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Clinton. Nancy Pelosi. Kamala Harris. Liz Cheney. Carly Fiorina. And for now, Nikki Haley. The former South Carolina governor is the latest in a long line of women — historically some of Republican Donald Trump's most stubborn challengers — for...

Disney wants trade secrets kept confidential in lawsuit with DeSantis appointees

Feb. 05, 2024 11:41 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney wants to keep confidential any proprietary information or trade secrets that comes out of its state court fight with Gov. Ron DeSantis' appointees over who controls the governing district at Walt Disney World. The entertainment giant asked a state court...

GOP governors back at Texas border to keep pressure on Biden over migrant crossings

Feb. 04, 2024 18:57 PM EST

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — As more than a dozen Republican governors gathered Sunday on the Texas border, Kyle Willis was across the river in Mexico considering his next move to enter the U.S. The 23-year-old Jamaican, who said he left his country after facing attacks and...

How Donald Trump went from a diminished ex-president to the GOP's dominant front-runner

Feb. 04, 2024 08:49 AM EST

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — When he left the White House, Donald Trump was a pariah. After years of bending Washington to his will with a single tweet, Trump was, at least for a moment, diminished. He was a one-term Republican president rejected by voters and then shunned by large swaths...

Florida trooper and truck driver killed during high-speed chase on Interstate 95

Feb. 02, 2024 13:47 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper and a truck driver were killed Friday after the trooper followed a reckless driver who made an illegal U-turn into the opposite direction of Interstate 95, officials said. The suspect initially got away and was chased by...

What to know as Republicans governors consider sending more National Guard to the Texas border

Feb. 01, 2024 17:36 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Republicans cheer on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's escalating feud with the Biden administration over immigration enforcement, some governors are considering deploying National Guard members to the border — again. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday was...

Disney appeals dismissal of free speech lawsuit as DeSantis says company should 'move on'

Feb. 01, 2024 17:31 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney on Thursday appealed a judge's dismissal of its free speech lawsuit over what it described as Gov. Ron DeSantis' retaliatory takeover of Walt Disney World's governing district, as the Florida governor separately called any appeal “a mistake.” “They...