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Ron DeSantis undermines his own lockdown order — the same day he signed it

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Just after signing a statewide stay-at-home order this Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a second order taking away the power of local governments to add any additional limitations to the order.

“For reasons I can’t fathom, the governor is using his power to remove safe guards that Hillsborough County and other counties have put in place to save lives,” Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren said, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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While the second order was purportedly intended to “provide clarity,” it’s a direct contradiction to the order DeSantis signed just 5 hours earlier. During the publicly aired press conference regarding the initial order, DeSantis made no mention of the second.

“Local government officials expressed outrage that DeSantis is now overriding their decisions,” writes the Tampa Bay Times’ Steve Contorno. “Many counties and cities passed local stay-at-home orders that closely adhered to advice from public health experts on how to halt the spread of the virus.”

Read the full report over at the Tampa Bay Times.


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Black former Liberty University staffer says it felt like the ‘1950s or 1960s’ during his time at the school

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After Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. mocked Virginia Governor Ralph Northam by donning a mask that featured the picture from Northam’s medical college yearbook allegedly showing him in blackface, several Black staff members and athletes left the evangelical college in protest.

Speaking on MSNBC this Tuesday, former Liberty staffer Keyvon Scott said that he left the school because he felt there was no place for him there anymore.

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Trump stares blankly at mass death — and reveals just how out of touch he truly is

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On Feb. 4, 1992, George Herbert Walker Bush was campaigning for reelection at the National Grocers Association convention in Orlando. There, the president “grabbed a quart of milk, a light bulb and a bag of candy and ran them over an electronic scanner,” wrote Times correspondent Andrew Rosenthal. “The look of wonder flickered across his face again as he saw the item and price registered on the cash register screen.”

“This is for checking out?” asked Mr. Bush. “I just took a tour through the exhibits here,” he told the grocers later. “Amazed by some of the technology.”

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Republicans have a fight on their hands: ‘Trump is losing and the Senate is leaning towards Democrats’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell breathed a sigh of relief after controversial former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach lost his state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.

The McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund had invested $2.1 million to boost Rep. Roger Marshall, who won the primary and will face off against Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier, but the majority leader's intervention shows the challenge he faces in holding onto his own job, reported NPR.

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