ORLANDO, Fla. — Three Central Florida taxpayers represented by a lawyer running for U.S. Senate are suing Gov. Ron DeSantis over the dissolution of Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District. The lawsuit filed this week in federal court is the first in what could be a barrage of legal challenges to ending The Walt Disney Co.’s private government in Florida. The plaintiffs are Michael and Edward Foronda of Kissimmee and Vivian Gorsky of Orange County. They are represented by William Sanchez, a Miami lawyer and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. The lawsuit accuses Florida of violating a...
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Multiple media outlets have asked a judge to unseal the affidavit that justified the search, and Trump and his lawyers have publicly called for that evidence to be revealed -- but Conway told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that it's telling that they haven't joined the request in court.
"Chances are good that while they would like to know the names of now two, possibly two people inside calling, you know -- the call coming from inside the house," said host Joe Scarborough. "Maybe there are two people now inside of Mar-A-Lago or inside of Trumpworld informing on him."
"Donald Trump will do what Rudy does outside of courthouses and howl and make a scene," Scarborough added. "But go inside the courtroom and stay silent. What Republicans in Washington, D.C. know, and I had friends tell me a couple days ago, it's one of the reasons this IRS conspiracy theory started, is when they figured out how bad this is going to be for Trump. They're trying to change the subject."
Conway said Trump's attorneys were essentially juggling three balls in the air.
"They're trying to have it three ways," he said. "They're being mendaciously three-faced about it. First of all, they themselves would like to see the affidavit because, you know, Tony Soprano wants to know who is the rat. They want to see who is finking on them. That's one. Two is, they don't want us to see the affidavit because it's bad. It's a long affidavit, and it is going to have a lot of information about a lot of people saying a lot of bad things about the bad things that the president, the former president of the United States, did and how he squirrelled away these documents and refused to give them back when he was repeatedly told he had to give them back and was subpoenaed to return them. Then, third, they want an issue, a B.S. issue, so they can send out the fundraising grift emails to raise money by saying, 'Oh, they're hiding the affidavit from us.'"
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Former Trump official warns GOP can't win if it's the party of 'indictments, subpoenas and investigations'
Former Trump administration official Gavin Smith told CNN's Brianna Keilar on Friday that the Republican Party needed to move on from former President Donald Trump before it becomes the party of crime.
During an interview, Smith explained that he finally reached his breaking point with Trump after he refused to concede that he lost the 2020 election and incited a riot at the United States Capitol building.
"When I joined the Trump campaign in 2016, I joined the campaign because I bought into the policies that Donald Trump was promoting, and that was to so-called Make America Great Again, put America first and be the party of law and order," he said. "What have we seen since 2016 is the Republican Party has become anything but that. In fact, I feel like we've been, you know, dissolved into anything but just another Trump property."
He then noted how Democrats of late have scored a number of big legislative wins, ranging from the CHIPs Act, legislation to give additional treatment to veterans who have suffered harm from being exposed to toxic burn pits, and the Inflation Reduction Act that includes key investments in health care and clean energy.
"In stark contrast to the Democrats, who continue to get legislative and policy wins, the only thing stacking up for the Republican Party are indictments, subpoenas and investigations," he said. "And that's a really important thing to note as midterm elections are coming up."
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Citing the Book of Leviticus a Florida K-12 private Christian school is telling parents any student found to be LGBTQ will be asked to leave "immediately."
NBC News reports it "obtained an email from the Grace Christian School in Valrico, about 20 miles east of Tampa, sent before the beginning of the school year by Administrator Barry McKeen."
The school's email lumps being LGBTQ, or engaging in acts including "bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography" as "lifestyles."
"We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, transgender identity/lifestyle, self-identification, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful in the sight of God and the church (Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; I Corinthians 5:1; I Corinthians 6:9; I Thessalonians 4:2-7)," the email reads. "Students who are found participating in these lifestyles will be asked to leave the school immediately,"
NBC News says the "June 6 correspondence to parents cited scripture and said that students will be referred to by the 'gender on their birth certificates' during the school year beginning this month. While the email refers to 'biological gender,' the National Institute of Health defines 'gender' as a social construct, as opposed to 'sex,' which is the biological difference between females and males."
On its website Grace Christian says annual fees are up to $6595, plus items including books and other fees.
"It is our desire to provide the best Christian education and training for ALL children, for God is not a respecter of persons," Grace Christian says. It calls "humanism, materialism, secularism, and New Age" philosophies "godless."
The school's website also says, "Students are only admitted when the administration believes that the parents and their church are in full support of the purposes and policies of the School. Expressions of dissention or lack of support for the School’s mission, policies, or leadership are grounds for dismissal of any students of a family in which such action occurs."
"ALL STUDENTS are expected to abide by rules set forth by the administration. Attendance at Grace Christian School is considered a privilege and not a right. Students forfeit this privilege if they do not conform to the standards and ideals set forth by the administration. The school may insist on the withdrawal of any student that, in the opinion of the administration, does not conform to the spirit of the ministry."