Florida congresswoman calls on OSHA after DeSantis signs 'cruel' bill banning local heat protections for workers
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by Kevin Accettulla
5h ago
Related video above: 2023 was the hottest year on record, by a long shot | Jeff's Climate Classroom TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) -- U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) is calling on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Department of Labor to implement federal heat protections ahead of what she called a "cruel" new Florida law that bans localities from creating their own protections. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law, which states local governments can't implement any heat protections above what federal law requires. Federal law currently does not require any heat protections for ou ..read more
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Did Trump's guilty conviction hurt his polling numbers?
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by Addy Bink
8h ago
(NEXSTAR) — It has been nearly three weeks since former President Donald Trump was found guilty of all 34 counts of falsifying business records to conceal alleged affairs during the 2016 campaign. The jury's decision was the most striking legal blow to Trump, who now stands as the only U.S. president in history to be criminally convicted. But did Trump's conviction impact his standings in the polls at all? We still have a few months before we can say for sure, of course, but polling numbers show it's seemingly unlikely. Polling in the days leading up to his conviction shows Trump edging out Pr ..read more
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Trump confuses name of doctor who gave him his cognitive test
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by Nick Robertson, The Hill
1d ago
Former President Trump challenged President Biden to a cognitive test in a speech Saturday, but forgot the name of the doctor who gave him his own similar test. Trump said in Detroit that “Doc Ronny Johnson” gave him a cognitive test that he “aced.” The doctor’s name is Rep. Ronny Jackson (R), who has since been elected to Congress in Texas ..read more
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Biden, Trump accept CNN debate rules, including mic muting
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by Lauren Irwin, The Hill
1d ago
The first presidential debate of the 2024 election cycle is right around the corner, and CNN announced Sunday that the campaigns of both President Biden and former President Trump have agreed to new debate rules. CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will host the debate, which will take place in Atlanta, Ga., on June 27. Both candidates agreed to appear at a uniform podium, and their podium positions will be determined by a coin flip, CNN said. Microphones will be muted throughout the debate except when it’s that candidate’s turn to speak. Tapper and Bash will be able to “use all tools at their dis ..read more
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Rubio's name rises toward top of Trump's VP shortlist
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by Jared Gans, The Hill
1d ago
In 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) made headlines for sparring with Donald Trump, then his opponent in the race for the GOP nomination for president. Eight years later, he’s in a prime position to be Trump’s running mate. Rubio has been a close and loyal supporter of Trump since the former president’s inauguration in 2017, regularly defending him against criticisms from Democrats and amid the various legal challenges Trump is facing. Although he has said he has not directly heard from Trump about the possibility, Rubio has reportedly been near the top of the shortlist Trump is considering. Str ..read more
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Florida congressman to introduce bill to rename coastal waters after Donald Trump
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by Kevin Accettulla
3d ago
Related video above from May 30, 2024: What's next for Donald Trump? TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) -- Republican Rep. Greg Steube, whose district includes Sarasota County, will introduce legislation on Friday to rename the United States coastal waters after former President Donald Trump. Steube said the bill would designate the exclusive economic zone around the U.S. as the "Donald John Trump Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States ..read more
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Trump on alien lifeforms: 'There could be' but 'it's not my thing'
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by Nick Robertson
4d ago
(The Hill) — Former President Trump pondered alien lifeforms on a podcast appearance published Thursday, acknowledging that “there could be” alien life out in the universe, but that he wasn’t convinced. Trump appeared on YouTuber Logan Paul's "Impaulsive," where he spent minutes discussing the possibility of life beyond Earth and whether unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAPs) could in fact be aliens. “Am I a believer? No, I probably I can't say I am,” Trump said. “But I have met with people that are serious people that say there's some really strange things that they see flying around out the ..read more
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Florida congressman to introduce bill to rename coastal waters after Donald Trump
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by Kevin Accettulla
4d ago
Related video above from May 30, 2024: What's next for Donald Trump? TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) -- Republican Congressman Greg Steube, whose district includes Sarasota County, will introduce legislation on Friday to rename the United States coastal waters after former President Donald Trump. Steube said the bill would designate the exclusive economic zone around the U.S. as the "Donald John Trump Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States ..read more
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Sen. John Fetterman was at fault in car accident and seen going 'high rate of speed,' police say
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by The Associated Press
4d ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman was seen driving at a “high rate of speed” on Sunday morning just before he rear-ended another car on Interstate 70 in Maryland, according to a state police report. The police report said Fetterman was at fault in the crash. Both cars were towed and Fetterman, his wife, Gisele, and the motorist he hit were all taken to the hospital for minor injuries, police said. Fetterman's office earlier this week acknowledged the accident, saying he was treated for a bruised shoulder and discharged within hours. 1 child dead, 1 alive af ..read more
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TECO customers rally against proposed rate hike
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by Ty Russell
4d ago
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa Electric customers expressed their frustrations Thursday to state regulators about a proposed rate hike. TECO hopes to implement a base increase to its bills starting in January 2025. Brooke Ward organized a rally at the Hillsborough Community College in Brandon before a public hearing with the Florida Public Service Commission. “It's a really difficult thing to watch our bills go up and have to figure out how I am going to fit this into my budget,” Ward said.   People chanted and held signs. One of them was TECO customer Mona Judge, who also wants ..read more
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