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Showtime Pulls ‘Vice’ Episode on Ron DeSantis

Showtime quietly pulled an episode of its Vice newsmagazine last week — one that featured a report on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ time as a U.S. Navy lawyer serving at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. The episode, the fourth in Vice’s fourth season, had been slated to air May 28. Showtime pulled the […]

Congressman Ro Khanna on DeSantis’ Fatal Flaw, AI Regulation and How the Media Should Cover Trump

While representing Silicon Valley’s 17th congressional district, Democratic congressman Ro Khanna has pulled off a unique political balancing act. He’s successfully positioned himself as a progressive capitalist, supported by billionaires in Big Tech while serving as a co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ last presidential campaign, which pilloried the billionaire class. But Khanna sees bringing disparate groups […]

Ron DeSantis’ Presidential Campaign Kickoff on Twitter Mired by Major Glitches

Turns out Twitter Spaces isn’t the best place to make a major announcement. Ron DeSantis learned this the hard way Wednesday evening, when the Florida governor was scheduled to kick off his presidential campaign during a live audio conversation with Elon Musk on Twitter Spaces after filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission earlier Wednesday. […]

Bob Iger on Ron DeSantis’ Legal Battle With Disney: Does Florida “Want Us to Invest More … or Not?”

Disney CEO Bob Iger alluded to potentially withdrawing some investment in Florida amid an ongoing battle with Gov. Ron DeSantis, who continues to retaliate against company. He said he’s “closely evaluating where it makes sense to direct future investments” in Disney’s theme park business. “We certainly never expected to be in the position of defending […]

Dwyane Wade Explains Why He Moved Out of Florida: “My Family Would Not Be Accepted”

Dwyane Wade recently opened up about why he decided to move his family out of Florida to California. The three-time NBA champion stopped by Showtime’s new series, Headliners with Rachel Nichols, where he was asked about Florida politicians who are fans of his while also supporting LGBTQ policies that negatively affect his family. “That’s another […]

Ron DeSantis Reveals Plan to Fight Disney Over Florida Special District After Board Snafu

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is escalating his fight with Disney in the battle for control over the land where Walt Disney World is located. Reasserting developmental authority over the 24,000-acre parcel near Orlando, the Republican governor on Wednesday threatened further retaliation against Disney by building another amusement park, a prison or a state park on […]

As Disney Outmaneuvers DeSantis, Florida Gov. Calls for Investigation Over Special District

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling for an investigation into an agreement that transferred the powers of Disney’s now-dissolved special district back to the company before the state assumed control of the board. In a letter to state chief inspector general Melinda Miguel, DeSantis says that the deal suffers “serious legal infirmities” and questions whether […]

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Board Outmaneuvered in Wrangling Over Disney Special District Control

A legal battle is brewing over an agreement that transferred the powers of Disney’s now-dissolved special district back to the company before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis assumed control of the board. The 30-year deal includes approval to build another theme park and restrictions that bar the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District’s new board of supervisors […]

Luke Bryan Defends Welcoming “Polarizing Figure” Ron DeSantis to the Stage at Florida Concert

Luke Bryan responded to a wave of criticism he’s received for warmly welcoming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to his stage Friday night. The country star and American Idol judge brought out DeSantis in front of a Jacksonville, Florida, crowd, on a stop on his Raised Up Right Tour. In footage from the concert, DeSantis is […]

Judge Dismisses Florida Taxpayers’ Lawsuit to Block Dissolution of Disney’s Special District

Florida taxpayers seeking to block the dissolution of Disney’s special self-governing tax district don’t have the right bring a lawsuit on behalf of the company for alleged violations of its free speech rights, a federal judge ruled. In a blunt five-page order rejecting jurisdiction, U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga found residents of a county adjacent […]

Disney Copyrights Targeted in Bill Proposed by Sen. Josh Hawley

Disney, under siege by Republican lawmakers, may immediately lose its copyright for Mickey Mouse if a law slashing the duration of ownership is passed. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Tuesday proposed legislation that limits copyright protection to 56 years. According to the Copyright Clause Restoration Act of 2022, the law would retroactively apply to existing […]

Florida Taxpayers Sue Gov. Ron DeSantis for Eliminating Disney’s Special District

Taxpayers of a county adjacent to Disney’s theme park area have joined the battle of Reedy Creek, claiming that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis violated their rights when he signed a law dissolving the special tax district. In a complaint seeking to block the law filed Tuesday in Florida federal court, residents who live near Disney […]