RNC's livestreaming partner for the GOP debate is a haven for disinformation and extremism
The exclusive online livestream for the second Republican presidential debate this week will take place on Rumble, an alternative video-sharing platform that has been criticized for allowing far-right extremism, bigotry, election disinformation and conspiracy theories.
Harris, DeSantis and Giuliani are among politicians marking Sept. 11 terror attacks at ground zero
Vice President Kamala Harris, Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined New York politicians and mourners at a 9/11 memorial ceremony at ground zero Monday.
Christie says DeSantis put 'politics ahead of his job' by not seeing Biden during hurricane visit
Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis put “politics ahead of his job” by declining to meet with President Joe Biden during Biden's weekend visit to survey Hurricane Idalia’s damage in DeSantis’ state.
DeSantis won't meet with Biden during president's trip to survey Idalia damage
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office says he has no plans to meet with President Joe Biden when the Democrat flies to Florida this weekend to survey damage from Hurricane Idalia, suggesting that doing so could hinder disaster response because of the logistics involved.
Residents pick through the rubble of lost homes and scattered belongings in Hurricane Idalia's wake
Florida and Georgia residents living along Hurricane Idalia’s path of destruction are picking through piles of rubble where homes once stood, throwing tarps over roofs and gingerly navigating through mazes of streets left underwater or clogged with fallen trees.
Abortion anecdote from DeSantis at GOP debate is more complex than he made it sound
During last week's Republican presidential debate, Florida Gov_ Ron DeSantis dodged a question about a federal abortion ban by telling a story about a woman he knew who he claimed survived despite “multiple abortion attempts.”.
Idalia strengthens over Gulf of Mexico and is now predicted to hit Florida as Category 4 hurricane
Florida residents living in vulnerable coastal areas have been ordered to pack up and leave as Hurricane Idalia gained steam in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and threatened to unleash life-threatening storm surges and rainfall.
HBCU president lauds students, officer for stopping Jacksonville killer before racist store attack
The president of the historically Black institution in Jacksonville, Florida, says a campus security officer tipped off by observant students likely stopped the killer who fatally shot three people at a nearby Dollar General Store from carrying out his racist attack at Edward Waters University.
As Idalia nears, Florida officals warn of 'potentially widespread' gas contamination: What to know
Florida officials are warning drivers of “potentially widespread fuel contamination” impacting gas stations across the state's west coast as residents brace for Tropical Storm Idalia’s expected landfall later this week.
DeSantis cancels SC campaign travel, returns to Florida facing tropical storm and shooting aftermath
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis canceled a day of presidential campaign appearances to deal with crises at home as his state mourns a racist fatal shooting in Jacksonville and prepares for a tropical storm.
Tropical Storm Idalia takes aim at Gulf of Mexico on a possible track toward the US, forecasters say
The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Idalia is near the coast of Cuba on a potential track to come ashore as a hurricane in the southern U.S. At 4 a.m. CDT Monday, the storm was about 125 miles off the western tip of Cuba with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.
Much of Florida under state of emergency as possible tropical storm forms in Gulf of Mexico
Forecasters are warning of possible flash flooding and landslides across the eastern Yucatan peninsula and western Cuba, and Florida is bracing for a possible hurricane by midweek, as a weather system off the coast of Mexico is expected to become a tropical storm by Sunday.
Biden and Harris will meet with King's family on the March on Washington's 60th anniversary
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will observe Monday's 60th anniversary of the March on Washington by meeting with organizers and relatives of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The White House says all of King’s children have been invited.
Ramaswamy raises $450,000 in first hours after Republican debate as campaigns try to seize momentum
The first Republican presidential debate provided an opportunity for candidates to make their cases directly to a national audience, and some of that attention is translating into boosts for their campaign coffers.
Fox News reaches 12.8 million viewers for GOP primary debate, despite Donald Trump's absence
Fox News reached an estimated 12.8 million viewers on two television channels and its streaming network for the first GOP presidential primary debate of the 2024 season, even though former President Donald Trump skipped it.
Disney World workers criticize DeSantis appointees' decision to eliminate free passes
Employees of Walt Disney World’s governing district are criticizing new board members appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis for a decision to eliminate free passes and discounts to the theme park resort for 400 of its district workers.
Republican candidates fight each other, and mostly line up behind Trump, at the first debate
The Republican presidential candidates vying to be the leading alternative to front-runner Donald Trump fought -- sometimes bitterly – over abortion rights, U.S. support for Ukraine and the future of the party during the first primary debate of the 2024 campaign.
The GOP presidential debate puts a spotlight on Wisconsin, one of the few remaining swing states
When Republican candidates for president gather for their first debate Wednesday in Milwaukee, the spotlight will not only be on them but also on Wisconsin’s role as one of a shrinking handful of genuine battleground states.
Trump looms large over Iowa State Fair, but many GOP voters still mulling their caucus choices
When Donald Trump’s private jet made a loop above the Iowa State Fair before his visit last weekend, it was more than just a gesture to the hundreds of supporters on the ground — or to a few rival candidates.
Tim Scott will share the spotlight at massive South Carolina campaign event headlined by DeSantis
Just a few days after the first GOP presidential debate of the 2024 cycle, two of the contenders will be hitting the same stage in front of the largest annual gathering of Republicans in early-voting South Carolina.
Florida's costs for protecting Gov. Ron DeSantis rise as he became GOP presidential hopeful
The cost of protecting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, his family and visiting officials has significantly risen from $6.1 million to $9.9 million as the Republican presidential hopeful embarked on an aggressive travel schedule to outflank former President Donald Trump in the GOP primary.
Pence signals debate plan to attack Trump and DeSantis for not pushing national abortion ban
Former Vice President Mike Pence says he expects to call out former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during this month’s Republican presidential debate for not insisting on a national abortion ban.
Targeting DeSantis, Trump team warns state parties that super PACs can't act as an arm of a campaign
Donald Trump’s campaign is seeking to blunt the efforts of a super PAC supporting rival Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign by sending a letter to all state Republican parties arguing they cannot work with a super PAC as if it's representing a candidate.
Florida Gov. DeSantis suspends another Democratic prosecutor as he seeks GOP presidential nomination
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday suspended the top prosecutor in Orlando, again wielding his executive power over local government in taking on a contentious issue in the 2024 presidential race.
Trump plans Iowa State Fair stop, though he won't attend candidate chat with GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds
Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the Iowa State Fair Saturday, the time-honored rite of presidential candidates working for support in the state’s leadoff nominating caucuses next January.
Shakespeare and penguin book get caught in Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' laws
Students in a Florida school district will be reading only excerpts from William Shakespeare’s plays for class rather than the full texts under redesigned curriculum guides that were developed, in part, to take into consideration the state's “Don’t Say Gay” laws.
DeSantis steps up dire warning to GOP about distraction from Biden, amid Trump's latest indictment
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is increasingly pressing Republican voters to avoid the temptation to refight the 2020 election next year, even as former President Donald Trump remains the dominant favorite for the 2024 GOP nomination on a message of persecution.
No college psychology credit for Florida high schoolers after clash over teaching about gender
The College Board says schools in Florida should not offer its Advanced Placement course in psychology to students, citing guidance from state officials to exclude content on sexual orientation and gender identity.