Ron DeSantis

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Deal Ends Disney's Legal Battles in Florida

Company, DeSantis allies welcome 'new chapter'

(Newser) - The long-running legal battle between Disney and allies of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is over—in the Florida courts, at least. The board of the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, installed by DeSantis to oversee Disney's special tax district, has agreed to a settlement that will end numerous legal...

DeSantis Signs Strict Social Media Law

It bans social media accounts for under-14s, requires parental consent for under-16s

(Newser) - Florida will have one of the country's most restrictive social media bans for minors—if it withstands expected legal challenges—under a bill signed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday. The bill, HB3, will ban social media accounts for children under 14. Those who are 14 or...

Florida Law Bans Homeless People From Sleeping in Public

Bill signed by DeSantis this week says cities can create authorized camps if shelters are full

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a law banning homeless people from sleeping overnight in public places including parks and sidewalks. HB 1365 says cities and counties can set up government-run camps if shelters are full. DeSantis and other Republicans say the legislation will help provide unsheltered people with "...

Settlement Clears Up Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

Teachers can talk about sexual orientation, gender identity, just not as part of instruction

(Newser) - Students and teachers can discuss sexual orientation and gender identity in Florida classrooms, provided it's not part of instruction, under a settlement reached Monday between Florida education officials and civil rights attorneys who'd challenged a state law that critics dubbed "Don't Say Gay." The settlement...

DeSantis Rips Haley on Pledge: 'We Knew What We Were Doing'

Florida governor, other failed candidates have endorsed Trump

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley clashed often enough during their campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, and though they're both out of the running, the criticism hasn't ended. The Florida governor has called out Haley for not backing Donald Trump when she dropped out of the race , though...

Court Dumps Florida's 'Positively Dystopian' 'Stop WOKE' Law

Administration 'reviewing all options' after court rejection

(Newser) - A court has ruled that one of the signature laws of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration is unlawful. A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (WOKE) Act, also known as the Individual Freedom Act, "exceeds the bounds of the First Amendment....

University of Florida Drops All DEI Positions

DeSantis applauds the move he'd worked toward

(Newser) - The University of Florida has shut down its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, an administrative memo revealed on Friday, in response to new state restrictions on the use of funding. The memo says the school closed the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, "eliminated DEI positions and administrative appointments,...

DeSantis Critiques Trump's VP Search

Florida governor also keeps the door open for a 2028 run

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis told supporters of his failed presidential candidacy that he doesn't want to be vice president but hasn't ruled out seeking the top job in 2028. The Florida governor made the comments on a private video call with more than 200 backers, reports NBC News , which has...

Disney's Florida Suit Is Tossed
Disney's Florida Suit Is Tossed

Disney's Florida Suit Is Tossed

Company suggests it will appeal ruling in First Amendment case

(Newser) - A federal judge threw out Disney's First Amendment lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, finding that the company doesn't have legal standing to bring the case against the governor and the secretary of the state's Commerce Department. And the suit against members of the board...

DeSantis in 2028? There's a Problem
in 2028?
a Problem

DeSantis in 2028? There's a Problem

And that problem is 'DeSantis himself,' writes one observer, one of many to dissect the campaign

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis is out , and the post-mortems are in. (They actually began before the Florida governor dropped his 2024 bid.) A sampling from Monday morning:
  • "The conventional wisdom is that the dream of a DeSantis presidency has merely been deferred until 2028," writes Alexander Nazaryan at the

What Haley Had to Say on DeSantis' Exit

'May the best woman win'

(Newser) - Following Ron DeSantis' withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race, Nikki Haley had a message for supporters: "May the best woman win." Haley told supporters who gathered at a New Hampshire restaurant for a campaign event Sunday afternoon the news of DeSantis' exit, the New York Times reports. "...

DeSantis Is Planning 'Hail Mary' Effort in SC

His campaign's best hope could be beating Nikki Haley in her own state

(Newser) - With little hope of following up his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses with second place in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, Ron DeSantis is aiming to push Nikki Haley into third place in her home state. Sources tell the New York Times that after DeSantis lost to Trump by...

Nikki Haley: I'll Debate Again Under One Condition

Trump or Biden have to be there, too

(Newser) - There won't be another debate featuring Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis alone. Haley, one of only three Republican candidates remaining in the 2024 race as of Tuesday , says she will participate in future debates only if they feature former President Trump, the GOP frontrunner who easily won Monday's...

'Third Place Is Not Good,' DeSantis Official Admits

But campaign insists Iowa polls are wrong

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis has vowed to stay in the race no matter what happens in the Iowa caucuses, but some of his backers are braced for bad results. The Florida governor ran what the Des Moines Register calls "an old-school Iowa Caucus campaign" after his campaign launch in May, holding...

Ramaswamy to Run Debate Ad Telling You Debate Is 'S---'

Only Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis will take the stage for Wednesday night's CNN debate

(Newser) - Republican presidential candidates Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis will go mano-a-mano on the CNN debate stage at 9pm ET Wednesday night. Fellow candidate Vivek Ramaswamy won't be there—and he hopes you'll stay away too. Fox News reports Ramaswamy will air an ad during the debate that calls...

Haley Steps Up Attacks on Trump
Haley Steps Up
Her Jabs at Trump

Haley Steps Up Her Jabs at Trump

But she's only going so far, as some suspect her of eyeing the role of Trump's VP

(Newser) - Nikki Haley has said the country "won't survive" another four years with Donald Trump in his old job. Yet she's refused to rule out becoming his running mate. It's all a bit wishy-washy, which has been a mark of her attitude toward Trump for years (she...

Trump Skipping Yet Another Debate
Trump Skipping
Yet Another Debate

Trump Skipping Yet Another Debate

Leaving just Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis to participate

(Newser) - Another Republican debate, another event for former President Trump to skip. CNN has a primary debate scheduled for next Wednesday night in Iowa, but instead of attending that, Trump will participate in a Fox News town hall in Iowa scheduled for the same start time of 9pm Eastern, Politico reports....

Well, This Satanic Display in State Capitol Didn't Last Long

Ex-House candidate vandalizes representation of pagan idol erected by local Satanic Temple in Iowa

(Newser) - A controversial display erected in the state Capitol by the Satanic Temple of Iowa has been vandalized, after an earlier outcry about its presence in the government building, reports KCRG . "This morning, we were informed by authorities that the Baphomet statue in our holiday display was destroyed beyond repair,...

Haley Aims for 'Knockout Punch' in 4th Debate
Haley Aims for
'Knockout Punch'
in 4th Debate
the rundown

Haley Aims for 'Knockout Punch' in 4th Debate

Expect mentions of Trump as 4 Republican candidates look to boost their campaigns

(Newser) - There will be a lot on the line for candidates during the fourth Republican debate, perhaps the final one before primary voters head to the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. The debate stage Wednesday night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will be the least crowded yet , with just four candidates vying...

Who's In, Who's Out for 4th GOP Debate

Former President Trump is skipping again

(Newser) - The field of candidates onstage for the fourth Republican presidential debate will be the smallest yet, the AP reports. Four hopefuls will participate in Wednesday night's debate at the Moody Music Hall at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, according to the Republican National Committee. To qualify for the...

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>