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White House Denies Attempts ‘to Kneecap’ GOP Gov. DeSantis

With New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo having gone from self-proclaimed COVID-19 hero to having to resign from office, the White House was asked whether its back-and-forth with Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis is an effort to “kneecap him.”

“Our war is not on DeSantis; it’s on the virus, which we are trying to kneecap,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at Wednesday’s White House briefing. “He does not seem to want to participate in that effort to . . .

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Biden Trolls DeSantis as Their COVID Feud Escalates: ‘Governor Who?’

President Joe Biden trolled Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday over the governor’s vow to stand in the way of federal COVID-19 lockdowns and mandates imposed on Floridians.

When asked at a press conference outside the White House: “DeSantis, who was using your words about ‘don’t be in the way,’ he’s saying, ‘I am in the way to block too much interference from the federal government.’ Your response, Mr. President?”

Biden shot back with a seemingly tongue-in-cheek statement to . . .

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DeSantis, FCC’s Carr Urge Biden to ‘Green Light’ Beaming Internet to Cubans

Amid protests in Cuba over food and energy shortages, blackouts and economic struggles, Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling on President Joe Biden to authorize the U.S. to beam internet access for the Cuban people.

“I write to urge you to assist in providing Internet access to the people of Cuba standing up against communist oppression and demanding a voice after . . .

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Trump Easily Wins CPAC Straw Poll in Dallas

Former President Donald Trump won the 2024 Republican presidential nomination straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, capturing 70% of the votes, Fox News reported on Sunday.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis came in second at 21% in the hypothetical poll, with no one else among the 19 potential GOP White House contenders winning more than 1% support.

“I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your incredible support,” Trump said as he gave the Dallas event’s keynote address minutes after . . .

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As pandemic wanes, Florida’s DeSantis seizes national stage

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis struggled to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats readied to pounce. The state’s economy was in tatters, infections and deaths were on the rise and there were doubts about the Republican’s plan to lead Florida out of crisis.

Now that the pandemic appears to be waning and DeSantis is heading into his reelection campaign next year, he has emerged from the political uncertainty as one of the most prominent Republican governors and an . . .

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GOP W. H. hopefuls move forward as Trump considers run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him is already beginning.

Trump’s former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has launched an aggressive schedule visiting states that will play a pivotal role in the 2024 Republican primaries and he has signed a contract with Fox News Channel. Mike Pence, Trump’s former vice president, has started a political advocacy group, finalized a book deal and later this month will give his first speech since leaving office in South Carolina. And Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been courting donors, including in Trump’s backyard, with a prominent speaking slot before the former president at a GOP fundraising retreat dinner this month at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida resort . . .

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