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Mar 17 2023
Ron DeSantis’s First Big Mistake
Ron DeSantis is sketching out a presidential campaign based on his manifest governing success in Florida and as a fearless fighter for principle who ignores the polls. Then how to explain his puzzling surrender this week to the Trumpian temptation of American retreat?
That’s not too strong a way to describe his decision to call the war in Ukraine a “territorial dispute” that isn’t aWall Street Journal (Opinion)
Mar 16 2023
Ron DeSantis has a Florida problem
Ron DeSantis would seem to have everything going for him in the Republican presidential primary. There’s just one small question: Will the good vibes now result in election doom later?
As the Florida governor cast out to early nominating states in recent days, even some of his supporters could see a problem brewing for him back home. Lawmakers in his home state are advancingPolitico
Mar 17 2023
Ron DeSantis’s pandering on Ukraine is dangerously wrong
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is dangerously wrong to say that Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine is a mere “territorial dispute” and that the United States lacks a vital interest in the outcome. The former Navy lawyer should know better than to peddle appeasement, but he’s pandering to his party’s isolationist wing by mimicking former president Donald Trump ahead of an all-but-declaredWashington Post
Mar 13 2023
Gov. Ron DeSantis heads to New Hampshire
Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., is adding another stop to his recent tour of early presidential primary states. The potential 2024 contender will head to New Hampshire next month to headline the state Republican Party’s biggest annual fundraising gala. Tickets for the Amos Tuck Dinner, to be held in Manchester on April 14, range from $150 to $5,000 for VIP. Previous keynote speakers include Sen.NBC News (Online)
Mar 13 2023
Ron DeSantis plans April trip to New Hampshire
“America’s Governor” is headed to the Granite State before Sine Die. In the latest strong sign that Ron DeSantis is running for President, he will be in New Hampshire April 14, where he will headline the New Hampshire GOP’s Amos Tuck Dinner, as reported first by Fox News. DeSantis has already been to Iowa this month, making what appears to be an early pitch to caucus voters. The April addressFlorida Politics
Mar 09 2023
Ron DeSantis is at War With America's Biggest TV Network
In an unusual gambit stoked by anger over its coverage, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is making good on a promise to boycott NBC, America's largest TV network by viewers, even as expectations grow that he will try for the Republican presidential nomination.
DeSantis's move to shun the network, just as some progressives are calling on Democrats to refuse to appear on the moreNewsweek
Mar 16 2023
Ron DeSantis' Media Crackdown Raises Free Speech Alarms
Ron DeSantis has been accused of seeking to turn his state into a "petri dish" of "anti-press freedom culture," after bills that critics say could undermine media freedom were introduced to the state legislature.
Proposed legislation would make it significantly easier for publications to be sued for defamation, treat anonymous sources as "presumptively false" and require theNewsweek
Feb 02 2023
Ron DeSantis Schools the College Board
The College Board has released a serious rewrite of its framework for a new high-school advanced placement (AP) course in African-American Studies. Critical race theory is out, and Condoleezza Rice is in. The group insists that revisions were done for pedagogical reasons and completed in December, but even assuming that’s true, it’s vindication for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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Mar 16 2023
Ron DeSantis To Lead 18 States In Alliance Against ‘Woke’ Investing
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is leading an 18-state alliance to combat “woke” environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment policies. The alliance, formally announced Thursday, comes after President Joe Biden vowed to veto an anti-ESG bill that intended to roll back a Department of Labor rule allowing pension and retirement fund managers to weigh ESG factors when determining investments,The Daily Caller
Mar 02 2023
Donald Trump's 'Biggest Opportunity' to Hurt Ron DeSantis Revealed
Donald Trump has an ideal chance to attack Ron DeSantis at the Conservative Political Action Conference by noting the recent praise given to the Florida Governor by Jeb Bush, according to a former GOP congressman.
David Jolly, who formally represented Florida's 13th district, told MSNBC's Joy Reid that the former president should use the comments Bush gave to Fox News in support ofNewsweek