Ron DeSantis Caves To Trump And Announces New Florida Election Police – Ring of Fire

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has bowed to pressure from Donald Trump and his cult and announced on Wednesday that he would be creating a special, fully-staffed Election Police Force for the state of Florida. DeSantis had already claimed earlier this year that the state’s 2020 elections were totally safe and secure, but after repeated callsContinue reading “Ron DeSantis Caves To Trump And Announces New Florida Election Police – Ring of Fire”

Florida Gov. DeSantis recruits unvaccinated officers with cash bonuses

DeSantis mentioned the New York City, Minneapolis, Chicago and Seattle police departments as possible targets. Law enforcement officers who risk losing their jobs for not wanting to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or make their vaccination statuses known could get $5,000 bonuses to work in Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday on Fox News that he wants out-of-stateContinue reading “Florida Gov. DeSantis recruits unvaccinated officers with cash bonuses”

Feds: Florida missed deadline to receive $2.3B in school aid

Florida is the last state to submit a plan to the U.S. Department of Education that’s required before more than $2.3 billion in federal aid for Florida schools can be released, according to a letter sent to the state Monday. The letter sent to Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said the state Department of EducationContinue reading “Feds: Florida missed deadline to receive $2.3B in school aid”

Trump Issues Stern Warning To Ron DeSantis Ahead Of 2024 Election – Ring of Fire

Florida governor Ron DeSantis is watching his poll numbers tank at home, but his national stock continues to rise among Republicans. And that’s why Donald Trump issued what could be considered a “warning” to DeSantis in an interview published today. Trump said that he has no doubt in his mind that he could beat DeSantisContinue reading “Trump Issues Stern Warning To Ron DeSantis Ahead Of 2024 Election – Ring of Fire”

DeSantis Taps Anti-Mask Vax Skeptic to Be Florida’s Next Surgeon General

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis unveiled his pick for the next surgeon general of the Sunshine State on Tuesday and it’s a doozy. The Miami Herald reports that Dr. Joseph Ladapo, an anti-mask, vaccine-skeptical, Harvard-trained researcher, is set to replace Dr. Scott Rivkees, who inexplicably faded from public view before quitting recently. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Ladapo falsely wroteContinue reading “DeSantis Taps Anti-Mask Vax Skeptic to Be Florida’s Next Surgeon General”

Republicans’ Emails Prove Florida Voting Law Was All About Suppressing Democratic Voters – Ring of Fire

Emails and text messages obtained by Politico by Republican lawmakers in Florida have provided proof that the state’s recent voter suppression bill – signed by Governor Ron DeSantis in an exclusive event aired on Fox News – was only about suppressing Democratic votes and NOT about rooting out fraud. This isn’t a surprise to anyoneContinue reading “Republicans’ Emails Prove Florida Voting Law Was All About Suppressing Democratic Voters – Ring of Fire”

How ‘confrontational Christian nationalists’ are pushing anti-vaxxer extremism: report

Not all Christians are extremist anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers or coronavirus deniers who encourage churchgoers to put themselves at risk of being killed by COVID-19. But the lunatic fringe of Christianity — the far-right Christian nationalist movement — has been a leading promoter of coronavirus denial. And reporter Jack Jenkins, in an article published by the Washington Post onContinue reading “How ‘confrontational Christian nationalists’ are pushing anti-vaxxer extremism: report”

DeSantis considers implementing a Texas’ ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion ban in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Thursday that he is going to consider following in the steps of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to implement anti-abortion laws. Abbott’s new controversial law prohibits abortions when the fetal heartbeat can be detected. During a news conference to address early COVID treatment, DeSantis said he is pro-life and welcomes anti-abortionContinue reading “DeSantis considers implementing a Texas’ ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion ban in Florida”

DeSantis echoes Trump by blaming testing for high rate of Covid infections in Florida children

The GOP governor has fought schools to stop mask mandates, even as cases and deaths soar Echoing Donald Trump, who frequently argued extensive Covid testing “makes us look bad,” Florida governor Ron DeSantis has argued that his state’s surge in Covid numbers among young people was actually over-representingthe problem because of widespread testing. “As theContinue reading “DeSantis echoes Trump by blaming testing for high rate of Covid infections in Florida children”

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