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Who's running for president? See a rundown of the major 2024 candidates

Feb. 24, 2024 19:25 PM EST

Two major Republican candidates are left competing for their party's 2024 presidential nomination. Former President Donald Trump notched a commanding victory Saturday over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in South Carolina, where Haley previously served as governor. Trump also...

Florida lawmakers pass ban on social media for kids under 16 despite constitutional concerns

Feb. 22, 2024 17:51 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill to create one of the nation's most restrictive bans on minors' use of social media is heading to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has expressed concerns about the legislation to keep children under the age of 16 off popular platforms regardless of parental...

DeSantis calls takeover of Disney government a 'success' despite worker exodus, litigation

Feb. 22, 2024 14:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost a year after state lawmakers passed a law giving Florida’s governor control over Walt Disney World’s governing district, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday called the takeover a success, despite an exodus of workers, ongoing litigation and scandal surrounding one of his...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary

Feb. 21, 2024 11:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Nikki Haley will face off Saturday in South Carolina’s first-in-the-South Republican presidential primary, the first head-to-head matchup for the last two remaining major candidates since the New Hampshire primary a month ago. The contest takes...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 21, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Miami Herald. February 19, 2024. Editorial: Florida anti-free speech bill targets ‘liberal media’ but guess who’s really mad at it? There are no lessons learned in the Florida Legislature. Last year, lawmakers, prodded by their hostility toward...

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...