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RNC: Jacksonville, Florida Selected to Host Celebration of President Trump’s Nomination

The city of Jacksonville, Florida, will serve as the host city to “celebrate President Trump’s acceptance of nomination,” Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced on Thursday. While the RNC’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to allow the “official business” of the convention to occur in Charlotte, North Carolina, the celebration of Trump’s nomination has been…

Florida Governor Lifts All Restrictions on Summer and Youth Camps

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announced on Friday that all restrictions on summer and youth camps in Floriday will be lifted, effective immediately. “Our kids have been out of organized activities for a couple months now,” DeSantis said on Friday in Jacksonville. “We need to have a pathway to get it back.”  The governor did say that the…

Gov. Ron DeSantis: Media Should Apologize for Causing ‘Frenzy’ Over Beach Reopenings

Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested members of the national news media should apologize to mayors in Duval County, Florida for hyping criticism of decisions by local jurisdictions to reopen some beaches in mid-April. The beaches in Duval County were reopened only under social distancing rules. Seventeen days later, DeSantis presented data that shows Duval County remains…

Miami Herald Columnist: Packed Beaches Will ‘Work Nicely to Thin The Ranks’ Of Trump...

As some Florida beaches reopened under social distancing guidelines, Miami Herald metro columnist Fabiola Santiago tweeted on Sunday that Florida residents packing beaches “should work nicely to thin the ranks” of supporters of President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis. Santiago tweeted: Packed beaches should work nicely to thin the ranks of Trump/DeSantis/Gimenez supporters in…

Miami Herald Columnist Says Crowded Beaches Will ‘Thin The Ranks’ Of Trump And DeSantis...

April 19, 2020 7:41 PM ET Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago said Sunday that Florida residents crowding newly reopened beaches would “thin the ranks” of President Donald Trump’s supporters. Within hours of some of Florida’s beaches reopening — after being closed temporarily due to the coronavirus threat — reports and photos began to circulate showing…

Jacksonville Beaches to Reopen with Limitations on Friday

Jacksonville, Florida, Mayor Lenny Curry announced Thursday that Jacksonville’s beaches will reopen on Friday at 5:00 p.m. for essential activities after being encouraged by positive data regarding COVID-19. According to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Executive Order, essential activities include participation in recreational activities consistent with social distancing guidelines like walking, biking, hiking, fishing, running, swimming, taking…

Watch: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Defends Deeming Churches ‘Essential’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) defended deeming churches as “essential” in his stay-at-home order, telling reporters during Thursday’s press conference that the government does not have the authority to close a church and adding that they play an important role, particularly “in times like this.” DeSantis formally issued a stay-at-home order on Wednesday after days…

Florida Legislature Passes Parental Consent Requirement for Abortion

The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that will require parents or a legal guardian to consent to a minor child’s abortion. The legislation was approved by the State Senate earlier this month and now heads to the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who promised to sign it into law during his…

Poll: 5-in-8 Swing Voters Throw Support Behind Florida’s Ron DeSantis

The majority of swing voters in Florida, as well as Hispanics, approve of the job Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of Florida is doing thus far, a new poll reveals. A Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy poll released this week finds that DeSantis is continuing his surge of popularity since becoming governor this year. With all Florida voters,…

Almost 13K Homes in Bahamas Destroyed, Damaged by Hurricane Dorian

As many as 13,000 homes have been severely damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, according to recent reports. Residents also continue to face dangerous flooding, gale-force winds, and downpours of up to 30 inches of rain. “Despite its downgrade, Dorian is still a powerful hurricane and will remain so in the coming days.…
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