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Ron DeSantis gets court win over Disney

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A Florida judge has ruled in favor of Governor Ron DeSantis in a dispute with Walt Disney, refusing to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an oversight district.

This decision could potentially complicate Disney’s own case against DeSantis, as the feud between the entertainment giant and the governor has been ongoing for a year.

The oversight district’s lawsuit aims to nullify “backroom deals” that were previously made with Disney by a prior district board earlier in the year. If these deals are invalidated, it could significantly weaken Disney’s federal case against DeSantis.

In response to the ruling, a Disney spokesperson expressed confidence in their federal lawsuit, stating that the decision would not affect their efforts to protect their constitutional rights.

The conflict between Disney and DeSantis began when Disney criticized a Florida law prohibiting discussions about sexuality and gender identity with younger students. DeSantis, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, has been vocal in his criticism of “woke Disney.”

To counter Disney’s stance, DeSantis rallied lawmakers to pass bills that restructured the oversight district as the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District and shifted control of the board from Disney to the governor. Additionally, previous agreements that Disney had with the prior board were retroactively nullified.

In April, Disney filed its federal lawsuit against DeSantis, claiming that the governor had misused the state government to retaliate against the company for opposing the classroom gender discussion law. The company sought to prevent the state from enforcing laws targeting them and to reinstate the development agreements they had with the previous district board.

Despite this recent ruling against them, Disney remains resolute in their determination to prevail in both the state and federal cases. The oversight district has not provided any comments regarding the judge’s decision.

The ongoing legal battle between Disney and DeSantis highlights the complex intersection of politics and corporate interests, and its outcome could have significant implications for both parties involved.

 

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Ford’s all-electric plan for Europe proves too challenging to achieve by 2030

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Ford has revised its plan to go fully electric in Europe by 2030, admitting it was too ambitious.

Originally aiming to transition entirely to electric vehicles, the automaker now plans to continue producing some internal combustion engine vehicles alongside electric ones.

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Democrats scramble to rally behind Harris as Trump allies launch next phase of campaign

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Biden Withdraws: President Joe Biden Ends Reelection Bid, Endorses Kamala Harris.

 

After weeks of battling to salvage his political career – claiming he wouldn’t be stepping down after a disastrous debate performance – the president’s sudden change of course was not announced through an Oval Office address or a campaign speech. Instead, it was revealed in a letter posted to social media while he was recovering from Covid-19 at his beach house in Delaware.

“And while it has been my intention to seek reelection, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term,” Biden wrote in a letter posted to X.

Harris expressed her gratitude for Biden’s endorsement, stating she is “honoured” and committed to “earning and winning” the nomination. Should she secure the nomination, Harris would make history as the first Black woman and first Asian American to lead the ticket of a major political party. To facilitate her candidacy, the Biden-Harris campaign has updated its filings with the Federal Election Commission, renaming its principal committee to reflect Harris’s new status as a presidential candidate.

Despite Biden’s support, the path forward remains uncertain. It is unclear whether Harris will automatically become the nominee or what alternative processes the Democratic Party might consider. Additionally, sources suggest that Senator Joe Manchin, an independent from West Virginia, is contemplating re-registering as a Democrat to enter the presidential race.

In response to Biden’s withdrawal, former President Donald Trump criticised Biden as “the worst president by far in the history of our country” during a call with CNN. Trump has also launched a fundraising appeal to rally his supporters.

 

 

 

 

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Trump allies launch campaign against Kamala Harris as he boasts an easier victory

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Donald Trump has said he thinks Kamala Harris will be easier to beat than Joe Biden.

With Biden out, Trump’s campaign will now adjust its strategy, focusing on attacking Harris and any other possible Democratic candidates. They aim to convince voters that Harris would be just as ineffective as Biden.

Biden faced growing doubts about his ability to win re-election, especially after a weak debate performance against Trump. Some Democrats also lost confidence in his leadership, leading him to step down.

Donald Trump said he thinks Kamala Harris will be easier to defeat than Biden. Trump and his team quickly began attacking both Biden and Harris online, claiming that Biden was not fit to be president and that Harris would be just as bad.

Allies of former President Donald Trump quickly launched their campaign against Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday afternoon, preparing a series of anti-Harris ads and planning their strategies for attacking her.

“I call her laughing Kamala,” Trump told the crowd, during his nearly two-hour appearance. “You can tell a lot by a laugh. She’s crazy. She’s nuts.”

 

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