Embattled leader of Florida domestic violence coalition to repay $2 million after scandal
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Office of Attorney General have settled pending civil actions involving the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc. (FCADV), its officers and directors, and the FCADV foundation for more than $5 million, the state announced Thursday.
George P. Bush running for attorney general in Texas
George P. Bush on Wednesday launched his next political move: a run for Texas attorney general in 2022 that puts the scion of a Republican dynasty against a GOP incumbent shadowed by securities fraud charges and an FBI investigation. Bush, who has served as Texas' land commissioner since 2015, is the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the nephew and grandson of two former presidents.news.yahoo.com
Florida Senate releases sweeping school choice proposal
The Senate proposal also would establish the “Gardiner-McKay Scholarship,” by combining two existing voucher programs that serve students with special needs. Diaz’s plan would result in the consolidation of five of the state’s existing major school-voucher programs into two programs. Step Up for Students, a nonprofit organization that helps administer two of the state’s existing voucher programs, also is backing Diaz’s proposal. The Democrats expressed fear that Diaz’s proposal would shift Florida’s public schools toward a universal school-choice system. “We’re going to have to fight like hell on this one.”The Florida Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, also opposes the measure.
How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage
This time around, though, he was betting on a massive cash advantage to negatively define Biden and to defend his own record. Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien insisted money was no issue. And it’s just not a good sign for the Trump campaign,” Ridout said. — Over $7.4 million spent at Trump-branded properties since 2017. — At least $35.9 million spent on Trump merchandise.
Iowa again a battleground, sign of Trump's Midwest obstacles
But there are signs Iowa may be competitive again. Deep concerns about the economy and dissatisfaction with Trump's handling of the coronavirus have changed dynamics of the race. However, Iowa, where Trump won by 9.4 percentage points in 2016, echoes the trend in Ohio, where Trump won by 8 but is now in a pitched battle with Biden. “I believe it is a close race in Iowa," former Iowa Gov. In 2018, Democrats showed signs of resurgence, even though Republican Kim Reynolds became the first woman to be elected Iowa governor.
Floridian may be President Trump’s Supreme Court pick
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida-born Barbara Lagoa is one of four or five women President Donald Trump is considering for the U.S. Supreme Court. Flags were at half staff Monday at the Florida Supreme Court where one of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s possible successors once served. In 2006, then-Governor Jeb Bush tapped Barbara Lagoa to serve on the Third District Court of Appeal. Nine months later, President Trump nominated Lagoa for an opening on the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Based on our research, if nominated, Barbara Lagoa would be the only Florida-born person ever nominated for the nation’s highest court.
How starving public health fueled a COVID fire in Florida
“Public health can’t help us get out of this situation without our elected officials giving us the resources.”State officials neither answered specific, repeated questions from The Associated Press and KHN about changes in public health funding, nor made staffers available for deeper explanations. The 1990s saw a move toward privatization, particularly as Medicaid managed care took hold, said a 2004 paper in the Florida Public Health Review. By 2011, budget cuts and lack of money were the most frequently cited challenges in a Florida public health workforce survey, which pointed to growing needs. “Current events demonstrate how bad a decision” the deep cuts to public health were, said Dr. Marissa Levine, a professor of public health and family medicine at the University of South Florida. “Dismantling the system was a complete disregard for the health and well-being of the citizens of Florida.”With an ill-equipped public health system, Wilson, the retired public health nurse, said it falls to everyone to lead Jacksonville, and Florida, out of the coronavirus crisis.
Chipping in? Trump may put up his own cash on reelection
Trump also is grappling with the political fallout from the mounting number of coronavirus deaths and the pandemic's economic toll. Trump spent more than $60 million of his own money on his 2016 run for the White House. Eberhart said he was skeptical that Trump will spend $100 million of his own money and questioned whether money was significantly hampering the presidents campaign. He echoed the president in saying that the Trump campaign, which was outspent in 2016, has more resources to use between now and Election Day than it did four years ago. Still, Trump added in his comments to reporters that he was prepared to spend his own cash to help his cause.
Bush group weighs in on school reopening fight
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. An influential education group led by former Gov. Jeb Bush is backing the state in a legal battle about an order requiring school districts to open classrooms for face-to-face instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation for Excellence in Education, which is chaired by Bush, filed a friend-of-the-court brief Friday at the 1st District Court of Appeal supporting Gov. A Leon County circuit judge last month ruled that a July 6 order issued by Corcoran about reopening classrooms was unconstitutional. The state immediately appealed the ruling by Circuit Judge Charles Dodson to the Tallahassee-based appeals court.
Trump embraces immigration court fight as election boost
In this June 11, 2020 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion about "Transition to Greatness: Restoring, Rebuilding, and Renewing," at Gateway Church Dallas in Dallas. Trump has asserted without evidence that expanded mail-in voting will lead to the greatest Rigged Election in history. Trump, who often attempts to shift the nation's focus to immigration when forced to defend himself on other fronts, said Friday he would renew his legal effort. His immigration push is risky, even for someone who has built his political career on defying conventional wisdom. Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh says, Conservative judges were a huge issue in 2016 and will be again this November."
GOP candidates balance pros, cons of running with Trump
Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, facing a competitive North Carolina reelection contest, is looking forward to campaigning" with Trump, Tillis' spokesperson said. GOP Sen. Steve Daines tweeted, Montana cant wait to have you back, Mr. President! after Trump promised to help him battle a strong Democratic challenger. Republican candidates are hostages, said Trump critic Tim Miller, an aide to past GOP presidential contenders including Jeb Bush. Anyone who wants to win in November should be running with the president, said Trump campaign spokesperson Erin Perrine. In the House, Democrats hope to use allegiance to Trump that GOP candidates touted in primaries against them in general elections.
Biden aims to move left without abandoning centrist roots
But they left many of the partys strongest liberals worried that little progress would be made toward their sweeping goals. Asked whether his recent moves mean hell govern as a progressive, Biden retorted on CNBC: Im going to be Joe Biden. Biden aides say hes uniquely positioned for a wide Biden coalition because voters prioritize experience and temperament, along with policy. Republicans who dislike Trump the kind who cut deals with Sen. Biden or Vice President Biden arent likely to back President Biden's proposed public option health insurance expansion when theyve never embraced the Affordable Care Act. Winning back just that cohort back could be enough to secure Biden to the presidency alone this cycle, he said.
Bill Clinton, Jeb Bush pine for the days of civility
Former President Bill Clinton and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush take part in the George and Barbara Bush Distinguished Lecture series Friday at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. BIDDEFORD, Maine - Former Democratic President Bill Clinton and former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are pining for the days when the two parties worked together. Partnering with the George & Barbara Bush Foundation, the university used the 30th anniversary of the late President George H.W.
Oil legend T. Boone Pickens dies
(CNN) - Legendary oil man T. Boone Pickens, whose investments helped shape the American energy industry going back to the 1950s, has died at the age of 91. Pickens announced his retirement from the oil and gas industry in January 2018 due to his poor health. A longtime maverick in the US energy industry, Pickens began a campaign in 2008 to help the US lessen its dependence on oil from OPEC nations. I have always believed that maintaining the status quo inevitably leads to failure," Pickens wrote in an op-ed for Forbes in 2017. "Back then, the notion that shareholders own the companies and managements were employees was foreign to big oil companies that would rather operate like empires.
Trump's campaign offered 10 plastic straws for $15 because 'liberal paper straws don't work' and they just sold out
Now, there's Trump Straws. President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is selling 10-packs of branded plastic straws for $15. Because "liberal paper straws don't work," the president's online campaign store asserts. Trump, asked at the White House on Friday if he was in favor of banning plastic straws, said, "I do think we have bigger problems than plastic straws." Some large corporations, such as Starbucks, have even vowed to stop offering plastic straws in all their stores.cnbc.com
Ted Cruz defends proposal to patrol Muslim communities
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz picked up an important endorsement from his former rival, Jeb Bush. He is also celebrating a win in Utah's caucuses. But Cruz is facing a backlash over his proposal to target Muslim Americans after the Brussels attacks. On Tuesday after the bombings, he said, "We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized." Cruz joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss why he is proposing the policy.cbsnews.com
Impact of Trump's South Carolina win, Bush dropping out
As the Democratic presidential race turns toward Saturday’s South Carolina primary, the Republicans are campaigning in Nevada for Tuesday’s caucus. After a third disappointing finish, Jeb Bush suspended his campaign before all the votes were counted last Saturday in South Carolina. Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the 2016 presidential race.cbsnews.com
Jeb and George W. Bush spar with Donald Trump in S.C.
President George W. Bush campaigned in South Carolina Monday for Jeb Bush. The Bush brothers took veiled jabs at frontrunner Donald Trump. Trump reminded voters of the 9/11 attacks, and the former president's decision to invade Iraq. Major Garrett reports from Charleston on the primary battle.cbsnews.com
George W. Bush stumps for brother in South Carolina
With the South Carolina primaries just five days away, Jeb Bush is hoping his brother, former President George W. Bush, can boost his numbers. Front-runner Donald Trump continues to blame the former president for overlooking intelligence in the leadup to 9/11. Major Garrett reports.cbsnews.com
Getting ugly: Republican race in South Carolina
Anti-Trump push polling and anonymous mailers are already appearing in South Carolina. That comes as Marco Rubio is increasing his attacks on Trump and Jeb Bush is bringing his brother, George W. Bush out on the campaign trail. Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez joins CBSN with analysis of the GOP South Carolina primary fight.cbsnews.com
Republicans Battle: Marco Rubio trashes Donald Trump for profanity; John Kasich says Jeb Bush is too "negative"
As the GOP race is tightening ahead of the South Carolina primary, Marco Rubio is slamming Donald Trump for calling Ted Cruz a "p*ssy." Meanwhile, John Kasich is going after Jeb Bush for his "negativity." Real Clear Politics national political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joins CBSN the Republican candidates' strategies moving forward into South Carolina.cbsnews.com
Donald Trump on N.H. primary battle, clashing with Jeb Bush
The latest poll shows Donald Trump holding a double-digit lead on his Republican rivals in New Hampshire. John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz are in a race for second. Trump clashed with them and even members of the audience during a GOP debate Saturday. Trump joins "CBS This Morning" from Manchester, New Hampshire, to discuss his campaign and rivals.cbsnews.com
Palin tours with Trump as Cruz faces criticism
The latest presidential poll finds Donald Trump’s main rival, Ted Cruz, is gaining support in New Hampshire. Trump holds a commanding 20-point lead, but the poll shows Cruz is now in second place, moving ahead of Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio who are tied for third. To stay ahead, both Trump and Cruz have to ridicule “the establishment” at every turn, but lately the lines have begun to blur. Major Garrett reports.cbsnews.com
Who won last night's GOP debate?
Weeks away from the Iowa caucuses, the Republican presidential candidates gathered in South Carolina for their first debate of the new year. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz attacked one another's backgrounds, and Jeb Bush criticized Trump's idea to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett spoke with Meg Oliver and Elaine Quijano about the impact this debate will have on the race.cbsnews.com
Jeb Bush: Religious minorities should be given preference
Presidential candidate Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Florida, believes religious minorities seeking refugee status should be given preference. The former governor says the greatest means of refugee support would be to create “safe havens” inside Syria.cbsnews.com
Jeb Bush: Trump is “misinformed at best” on foreign policy
Presidential candidate Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Florida, believes GOP front-runner Donald Trump is preying on the worst fears of Americans. The former governor says his competitor is “not a serious candidate” in the race for the presidency.cbsnews.com
Jeb Bush: Our “post-ISIS world” needs stability
Presidential candidate Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Florida, believes ISIS would not exist if America had maintained 10,000 ground forces in the aftermath of the Iraq war. The former governor says Sec. Hillary Clinton’s “lack of commitment” created regional instability that gave birth to the caliphate.cbsnews.com
Jeb Bush: U.S. needs ground troops in ISIS fight
During a speech at South Carolina's military college, The Citadel, Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wants the United States -- along with NATO allies and Middle East partners -- to "increase our presence on the ground"cbsnews.com
Rubio: I have “tremendous personal affection” for Jeb Bush
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, says Americans will not hear him badmouth fellow GOP candidate Jeb Bush. In response to Bush’s comments that Rubio has been missing many Senate votes, the Senator concedes most votes today are performed only for “messaging”cbsnews.com
Tensions between Floridians in Republican debate
While front runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson ruled the stage during Wednesday's Republican debate, the attention was also on Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. The former political allies took verbal jabs at each other throughout the debate. Major Garret reports.cbsnews.com
Marco Rubio on 3rd GOP debate, exchange with Bush on attendance
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had an impressive showing at Wednesday night's third GOP presidential debate. Rubio defended his Senate attendance record after an attack from his former mentor and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. He also took aim at Hillary Clinton, saying the former secretary of state lied about Benghazi to try to help President Obama's re-election campaign. Rubio joins "CBS This Morning" from Colorado to discuss his performance and the state of the race.cbsnews.com
Candidates light up the stage during third Republican debate
The third GOP debate provided plenty of fireworks, with candidates on the attack throughout. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio sparred over Rubio's Senate attendance record, and Donald Trump went after the CNBC moderators. Craig Boswell reports.cbsnews.com