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DeSantis goes to Panhandle Republican country to sign hardline immigration measure

Gov. Ron DeSantis, flanked by hard-line GOP U.S. House Rep. Matt Gaetz, traveled to a Republican stronghold in the Panhandle Friday to sign into law Donald Trump-inspired sanctions on any local officials who might...

A political rematch in key South Florida Congressional district?

WASHINGTON – Democrats are downplaying the prospect of a rematch in a key South Florida Congressional district that was one of the national upsets last fall, with a Democrat snagging a U.S. House seat...
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A “superhighway of hate:” Extremism is flourishing in Florida

From hate speech to hate groups to hate crimes, Florida faces a broad atmosphere of hatred that has been escalating for years, though residents and tourists may not have realized how much the extremist...

Former EPA bosses – 3 dating back to Reagan and Bush – say the agency is deeply troubled under Trump

WASHINGTON --  Four former heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency blasted the Trump administration’s management of the agency this week, saying the administration runs the risk of harming the environment and public health...

Yes, Florida has been gaining jobs. But low pay remains a problem for millions of workers

Like his predecessor, Gov. Ron DeSantis likes to talk about Florida’s job growth.It’s been a positive story. Last month, the Republican governor announced Florida had gained some 16,700 jobs in April over the prior...
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U.S. House votes to take Trump subpoena fights to court

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House on Tuesday approved Democrats’ measure to make it easier for lawmakers to take legal action against Trump administration officials who defy congressional subpoenas.The resolution -- passed 229-191 along...
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Will outrage over FL lawmaker’s derisive action toward LGBTQ people spur long-sought legal protections?

After getting caught on tape at Pensacola political meeting laughing at the suggestion that gay men should face the Biblical punishment of being put to death, Republican state Rep. Mike Hill apologized last week,...

More women are running for president than any time in U.S. history: How cool is that?

UPDATEDCheck it out: There are more women running for president right now than at any time in American history.We have six women (four of them sitting U.S. senators) vying for president in 2020 –...
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Will GOP politicking over federal disaster aid hurt Republicans in 2020?

WASHINGTON – Florida’s Democrat and Republican lawmakers were understandably frustrated when President Donald Trump and Congress started playing politics with disaster aid. It had been a full six months since Hurricane Michael slammed into...
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What’s next in the education world? “Adjunct teachers” on the rise in Florida’s K-12 classrooms

If you’re a current or former college student, you’ve probably been taught at one time or another by an “adjunct” teacher rather than a full-time traditional professor.The status of adjunct teachers – often low-paid,...

If you’re collecting signatures for a 2020 Florida ballot campaign, you’re probably nervous right now

Efforts to raise the minimum wage and expand Medicaid in Florida are on a collision course with a potential new law that would make it more difficult to put citizen-backed constitutional amendments on the...

More prisoners are exonerated from Florida’s death row than anywhere else in America

Florida has more exonerations of death row inmates than any other state in the country – in fact, there’s been one exoneration of a death row prisoner for every three Florida executions over the...

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