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DeSantis Parts with Trump in Response to Surfside Tragedy

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — When the coronavirus ravaged Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis defiantly bucked mask mandates. He later cracked down on protesters advocating racial justice, blasted President Joe Biden on immigration, jumped into the fight over transgender athletes and signed sweeping legislation to toughen voting rules. But after a deadly building collapse, the Republican governor is largely hitting pause on the…

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Florida sued over law to ban social media content blocking

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two groups representing online companies sued Florida on Thursday over a new law that seeks to punish large social media businesses like Facebook and Twitter if they remove content or ban politicians. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday that will allow the state to fine large social media sites if they…

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Trump Defends Capitol Rioters, Says There was ‘Zero Threat’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Thursday defended some of his supporters who rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, saying they posed “zero threat” to the lawmakers who had assembled there to certify the Electoral College vote that confirmed Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race. Trump complained to Fox News…

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Trump Calls for GOP Unity, Says He Won’t Start Another Party

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump on Sunday called for Republican Party unity in a speech at a conservative political conference, even as he exacerbated its divisions and made clear he intended to remain a dominant force in the party. Trump used his…

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Donald Trump Fires at McConnell in Bid to Rile GOP Base

WASHINGTON (FNN) – In a scathing statement, Donald Trump attacked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) using familiar tropes: campaign catch phrases and fear-mongering. Trump wasted no time. “The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political ‘leaders’ like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm,” the statement starts. “McConnell’s dedication to business…

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[OPINION] The GOP is Now the Party of Trump

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Good news for QAnon conspiracy theorists, bad news for democracy: Donald Trump isn’t going anywhere. By recent history’s standards, former president Donald J. Trump was one of the most destructive and dangerous leaders in the United States and he is here to stay. Trump and his compatriots transformed the GOP from…

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