DeSantis and Newsom lob insults and talk some policy in a faceoff between two White House aspirants
In an alternate reality, the prime-time showdown between California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis could have been a preview of a 2024 general election debate.
DeSantis, Haley and Ramaswamy get personal and friendly during 'family discussion' in Iowa
The Republicans battling to be their party’s alternative to Donald Trump have brought personal and at times emotional stories to what an influential Iowa Christian organization billed as a friendly conversation.
The 2024 Republican presidential field is rapidly shrinking. But is it too late to stop Trump?
The Republican Party’s once-crowded 2024 presidential primary field has suddenly shrunk to just a handful of viable candidates, but it's unclear if the GOP is any closer to coalescing behind a clear alternative to former President Donald Trump.
GOP candidates hit Trump and back Israel. Here are highlights from the Republican debate
Republican presidential candidates used the third debate of the GOP primary campaign to show their support for Israel and display at least some willingness to criticize Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race.
5 Republican candidates spar at debate, while Trump holds a rally nearby. Follow live updates
Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy’s final comments onstage at the third presidential debate hinted at far-flung conspiracy theories believed by some far-right Americans, including the idea that Joe Biden isn’t the real president.
After Ohio vote, advocates in a dozen states are trying to put abortion on 2024 ballots
After voters in Ohio approved a constitutional amendment protecting the right to abortion and other forms of reproductive health care, advocates in at least a dozen states are hoping to take abortion questions to voters in 2024.
Morale down, cronyism up after DeSantis takeover of Disney World government, ex-employees say
Since allies of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took over Walt Disney World’s government earlier this year, morale has deteriorated, the governing district has been politicized and cronyism permeates the organization.
Florida lawmakers to begin special session by expressing support of Israel
The Florida Legislature will return to the Capitol for a special session Monday that will allow lawmakers to express their support for Israel, while giving Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis some talking points as he campaigns for president.
Florida lawmakers begin special session to express support for Israel, further sanction Iran
The Florida Legislature has returned to the Capitol for a special session where lawmakers will express their support for Israel and give Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis more talking points as he campaigns for president.
Disney warns that if DeSantis wins lawsuit, others will be punished for ‘disfavored’ views
If Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wins a federal lawsuit in which Disney claims its free speech rights were violated by the Republican leader, the company won't be the last entity to be punished over supporting a “disfavored viewpoint,” Disney said in court papers on Monday.
This Week in South Florida: Randy Fine
A bit of a bombshell dropped last week when one of the Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' biggest supporters in the state legislature ended that alliance with a scathing published about-face, saying the governor didn't do enough to combat an increasing number of anti-Semitic acts.
Alex Diaz de la Portilla sends flyers to Broward residents trashing state attorney who charged him
A Spanish-language flyer sent to Broward residents by suspended Miami City Commissioner Alex Diaz de la Portilla disparages State Attorney Harold Pryor, who filed the criminal case against the ex-official.
Republican Tim Scott shifts presidential campaign staff from New Hampshire to go 'all in on Iowa'
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott’s presidential campaign says the Republican is shifting staff and money from New Hampshire to Iowa in an effort to boost his standing in the leadoff caucus state with less than three months until the first votes of the 2024 election are cast.
Miami redevelopment plan thwarted by arrest of commissioner has fresh leadership
Miami Commissioner Sabina Covo is breathing new life into a plan sidelined by beleaguered Commissioner Alex Diaz de la Portilla that could provide families with public school seats and affordable housing options for teachers and first responders.
Trump’s campaign cash overwhelms his GOP rivals. Here are key third-quarter fundraising takeaways
Donald Trump is crushing his Republican presidential rivals in the contest to raise campaign cash, putting the other White House hopefuls in an unenviable position before the first votes are cast in January.
Disney attorneys want to question former administrator in lawsuit with DeSantis appointees
Disney attorneys want to question a previous administrator of the Walt Disney World governing district as part of its defense against a lawsuit brought by a board made up of appointees of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida settles lawsuit over COVID data, agrees to provide weekly stats to the public
Florida will provide COVID-19 data to the public again after a former Democratic state representative settled a lawsuit with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration over the decision two years ago to stop sharing information on the virus’ spread online.
Hamas attack on Israel thrusts Biden into Mideast crisis and has him fending off GOP criticism
President Joe Biden has been thrust into a Middle East crisis that risks expanding into a broader conflict and has left him fending off criticism from GOP presidential rivals that his administration’s policies led to this moment.
GOP blames Joe Biden for dealing with Iran after Hamas’ attack on Israel
Former President Donald Trump and other GOP contenders tried to lay blame on the Biden administration after Hamas militants launched the deadliest attack on Israel in decades, prompting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare the country at war.
Trump asks Iowans to help him 'win big' in 2024 caucuses to set the tone for the general election
Donald Trump is calling for a show of strength in Iowa, arguing before big audiences that dominating in the Republican presidential caucuses in January would signal to voters around the country his strength in the November election next year.
Ron DeSantis sharpens his attacks on Donald Trump in their shared home state of Florida
Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis is turning up the heat on frontrunner Donald Trump and defending his own trailing campaign, warning that the former president will deliver the 2024 election to Democrats because he energizes his critics.
Florida man charged with voter fraud blames rivalry between Trump and DeSantis supporters
A man has been charged with forgery and fraud after authorities say he cast a ballot in Florida for his deceased father in the 2020 election, though the suspect says the charges were motivated by a local, internal GOP political rivalry between former President Donald Trump advocates and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis supporters.
DeSantis said he would support a 15-week abortion ban, after avoiding a direct answer for months
When Ron DeSantis said during last week’s Republican presidential debate that he would support a federal ban on abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy, some anti-abortion activists called it the news they had been waiting months to hear.
Attorneys for college taken over by DeSantis allies threaten to sue ‘alternate’ school
Attorneys for New College of Florida, the traditionally progressive public liberal arts college that was taken over by allies of Gov. Ron DeSantis as part of his “war on woke,” last week threatened to sue a group of former faculty members and students who have formed an alternative online institute named “Alt New College” after departing the school following the takeover.
Trump animates California Republicans with calls to shoot people who rob stores
In an occasionally dark and profane speech, Donald Trump on Friday sought to win over Republicans in California by complaining that rich people in Beverly Hills smell bad because they’re denied water, reiterating lies about widespread election fraud and calling on police to shoot people robbing stores.