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Gov. Ron DeSantis
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday that the federal government’s distribution plan for monoclonal antibodies is aimed at achieving “equity” among states receiving them.
The local Republican Party told federal election regulators it can no longer access its campaign finance software
Florida officials want to block Surgeon General Scott Rivkees from testifying in a legal showdown over the state’s efforts to prohibit school mask mandates.
As executive director of the State Board of Administration and chief investment officer, Williams leads an agency that oversees $252.8 billion in assets, including $199.6 billion in the Florida...


  1. Marilyn Fassell, of Largo, took a selfie smoking a cigarette in the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to federal court records. The photo and its corresponding GPS coordinates were included in a complaint filed Sept. 9.
  2. St. Petersburg City Council Member Brandi Gabbard (left).
  3. A worker works on the light fixture over the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021.
  4. Amanda Makki stands at the podium during an event at Largo Central Park, to announce her run for Congress on July 20 in Largo.
  5. Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan.
  6. Gov. Ron DeSantis
  7. Look Ahead America sponsor Matt Braynard, center, talks to conference attendees at his booth in February at the merchandise show of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando.
  8. Mayoral candidate Robert Blackmon, center, held a primary election-night watch party at the Urban Stillhouse.
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis leaves after speaking during a news conference Monday in Tampa.
  10. Ash Williams.
  11. State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees.
  12. A tray of syringes filled with COVID-19 vaccine.
  13. Governor Ron DeSantis listens as Education Commissioner, Richard Corcoran answers a reporter’s questions at High Point Elementary School, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Clearwater.
  14. Deveron Gibbons.
  15. File photo of Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley.
  16. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis shakes hands with other politicians after arriving for a news conference Monday, Sept. 13 in Tampa.
  17. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with business leaders and CEOs on the COVID-19 response in the library of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington on Wednesday.
  18. Florida's Capitol complex in Tallahassee.
  19. Anna Paulina Luna appears via Zoom during a June 22 hearing in Clearwater.
  20. Council member Guido Maniscalco during a city council meeting at the old city hall in downtown Tampa on June 6, 2019.
  21. Former Scientologist Aaron Smith-Levin, right, announced this week he will run for Clearwater City Council in the March 15 election. He works with former Scientology executive Mike Rinder, left, in advocating against alleged fraud and abuse in the church.
  22. Anna Paulina Luna at a campaign stop at the Tampa Convention Center on Oct. 11, 2020.
  23. Gov. Ron DeSantis makes remarks accompanied by teachers, parents and education officials, during a news conference Tuesday to announce a major reduction in spring testing in Florida schools. He appeared High Point Elementary School in Clearwater.