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'Ron, I love that you're back': Trump and DeSantis put an often personal primary fight behind them

May. 23, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are signaling to donors that they are putting their rivalry behind them after a contentious and often personal primary fight. DeSantis convened his allies this week...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 22, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 15, 2024. Editorial: Florida is one of America’s highest generators of plastic waste Littering, particularly plastic pollution, remains a bigger Florida problem than most of us think. The recent viral video depicting a group of young boaters...

Jesus is their savior, Trump is their candidate. Ex-president's backers say he shares faith, values

May. 18, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

As Donald Trump increasingly infuses his campaign with Christian trappings while coasting to a third Republican presidential nomination, his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians. “Trump supports Jesus, and without Jesus, America will...

Jesus is their savior, Trump is their candidate. Ex-president's backers say he shares faith, values

May. 18, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

As Donald Trump increasingly infuses his campaign with Christian trappings while coasting to a third Republican presidential nomination, his support is as strong as ever among evangelicals and other conservative Christians. “Trump supports Jesus, and without Jesus, America will...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Kentucky's primaries

May. 17, 2024 07:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — All of Donald Trump's top opponents for the Republican nomination for president dropped out of the race weeks ago, but the whole gang will be back together on Kentucky's primary ballot on Tuesday. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley,...

DeSantis, amid criticism, signs Florida bill making climate change a lesser state priority

May. 15, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Climate change will be a lesser priority in Florida and largely disappear from state statutes under legislation signed Wednesday by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that also bans power-generating wind turbines offshore or near the state's lengthy coastline. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 15, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. May 11, 2024. Editorial: Censored by the Bar It is an offense against the people of Florida for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ appointments to have turned the state Supreme Court into a predictable fountain of right-wing opinions. The latest is its...

Tennessee governor OKs bill allowing death penalty for child rape convictions

May. 14, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has approved legislation allowing the death penalty in child rape convictions, a change the Republican-controlled Statehouse championed amid concerns that the U.S. Supreme Court has banned capital punishment in such cases. Lee, a...

Ron DeSantis is planning to raise money for Donald Trump in Florida and Texas, AP sources say

May. 13, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning to raise money for former President Donald Trump in the coming weeks, putting into action the commitment he made at a meeting with Trump last month to help his former rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, according to...

At least 1 dead in Florida as storms continue to pummel the South. DeSantis declares emergency

May. 10, 2024 21:50 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Powerful storms packing hurricane-force winds killed at least one woman Friday in Florida as a week of deadly severe weather continued in the South, where uprooted trees crashed onto homes and knocked out electricity to thousands in several states. City...