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March 05, 2019 - 7:07 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave an anti-tax, pro-environment State of the State address Tuesday, asking lawmakers to be bold as they tackle issues like education, school safety and health care. It was as much a recap of his whirlwind first two months in office as it was...
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February 05, 2019 - 7:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject "the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution." He warned emboldened Democrats that "ridiculous partisan investigations" into his administration and businesses...
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October 25, 2018 - 6:53 am
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The candidates for Florida governor decried extreme political divisiveness on a day when pipe bombs were mailed to Democratic leaders, but then they immediately began intense name-calling during their final debate Wednesday. Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic...
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Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum in CNN debate
October 22, 2018 - 4:31 am
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The candidates for Florida governor are scheduled to debate for the second and final time, three days after their first testy encounter. Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum will meet Wednesday night at a community college near Fort Lauderdale. On Sunday in Tampa,...
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September 03, 2018 - 8:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump pulled the plug on an upcoming trip to North Korea by his secretary of state, he pointed a finger of blame at China and the global superpower's trade practices. In his recent trade breakthrough with Mexico, Trump praised the country's outgoing president...
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April 06, 2018 - 7:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump made a congratulatory phone call to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, White House chief of staff John Kelly wasn't on the line. When Trump tapped John Bolton to be his next national security adviser, Kelly wasn't in the room. And when Trump spent a Mar-a-...
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March 23, 2018 - 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure Friday averting a government shutdown at midnight, acting just hours after saying he was considering a veto. Trump complained that the legislation does not fully fund his plans for a border wall with Mexico and does...
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March 13, 2018 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ousted Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, tweeting in a surprise Tuesday morning announcement that Tillerson will be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo. A White House official said Trump wanted to have a new team in place ahead of upcoming talks with...
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February 09, 2018 - 8:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits. The 240-186...
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February 07, 2018 - 6:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can't have his way on immigration. "I'd love to see...
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