DACA: What’s next for the controversial program as Biden administration prepares to take office?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy protects thousands of Central Floridians who were brought to the U.S. as children from the risk of deportation.

  DACA: What’s next for the controversial program as Biden administration prepares to take office?

With a new administration set to take office, legal experts say DACA is on solid footing, but still faces some vulnerabilities.

  As Congress returns to DC, COVID-19 relief and vaccine distribution are top issues

For the first time since the election, Congress is headed back to Washington, D.C.

  As coronavirus spreads, Florida lawmakers meet with tough budget choices ahead

With Florida’s COVID crisis far from over, and thousands still out of work, state lawmakers met Tuesday facing billions in budget shortfalls.

  As coronavirus spreads, Florida lawmakers meet with tough budget choices ahead

With Florida’s COVID crisis far from over, and thousands still out of work, state lawmakers met Tuesday facing billions in budget shortfalls.

  Election 2020: What we learned from this year’s vote

As more states certify election results there is some surprising information about voters, voting patterns, and vote by mail rejection rates nationwide.

  The polls were wrong, again

For an industry reliant on public trust, polling has come under increased scrutiny. Most of it, deserved.

  The polls were wrong, again

For an industry reliant on public trust, polling has come under increased scrutiny. Most of it, deserved.

  Senate passes bill to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Central Florida Army Sergeant

A Central Florida veteran who died saving his fellow soldiers could soon receive the nation’s highest honor.

  Senate passes bill to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Central Florida Army Sergeant

A Central Florida veteran who died saving his fellow soldiers could soon receive the nation’s highest honor.

  Florida leads nation in ACA sign-ups as Supreme Court hears case

Almost 2 million Floridians are waiting to see if the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down healthcare through the Affordable Care Act.

  Florida leads nation in ACA signups as Supreme Court hears case

Almost 2 million Floridians are waiting to see if the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down healthcare through the Affordable Care Act.

  Central Florida election officials respond to Trump campaign’s legal challenges

Nearly a full week after election day, President Donald Trump’s campaign continues to pursue legal challenges to the results in several states.

  Central Florida election officials respond to Trump campaign’s legal challenges

Nearly a full week after election day, President Donald Trump’s campaign continues to pursue legal challenges to the results in several states.

  Florida’s growing Latino electorate presents challenges for both parties

Election analysts are looking closely at Florida and Texas, both states where the Latino vote swung heavily for Donald Trump.

  Florida’s growing Latino electorate presents challenges for both parties

Election analysts are looking closely at Florida and Texas, both states where the Latino vote swung heavily for Donald Trump.

  Analysis: Florida election data reveals where Trump, Biden performed well

A closer look at Florida’s election data shows the areas where President Trump over-performed, and where Biden turned the tables.

  Election latest: Biden optimistic, President Trump planning legal action

Nearly 24 hours after the first polls closed on election day, Americans were still left wondering who their next president would be.

  Election update: Biden optimistic, President Trump planning legal action

Nearly 24 hours after the first polls closed on election day, Americans were still left wondering who their next president would be.

  WATCH: Former Democractic nominee John Kerry recalls election day as a candidate

Channel 9 political reporter Christopher Heath sat down with former Democratic nominee John Kerry to ask what election day is like for a presidential candidate.

Jason Brodeur declares victory after Patricia Sigman concedes from State Senate District 9 race

Former Florida House member Jason Brodeur delivered a win for the GOP on Tuesday night, holding on to a key seat in the Florida Senate with his win in Senate District 9.

  Florida is no stranger to election drama; but what’s the biggest threat facing the state’s election this year?

Recounts, election fraud and foreign interference: Florida is no stranger to election drama.

  State of the race: Early voting in Florida nearly matches 2016 turnout totals

As usual, Florida is being closely monitored as a state that could go for either candidate in the presidential election.

  State of the race: Early voting in Florida nearly matches total 2016 turnout

As usual, Florida is being closely monitored as a state that could go for either candidate in the presidential election.

  Central Florida lawmakers briefed on foreign election interference efforts

Congressional representatives from Central Florida heard from federal officials Friday about actions by Russia and Iran to interfere in Florida’s election.

  Ever fallen for a conspiracy theory? Here’s why it can be so difficult to tell fact from fiction

Misinformation is spreading online and on social media at an alarming rate.

  State of the Race: Both Presidential campaigns make final push for Florida

Both President Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden were in Florida Thursday for a final push to the election

  9 ways the 2020 presidential race could turn out

There’s less than a week until the presidential election and it’s still up in the air which way the results will go.

  Unemployed Floridians left waiting as stimulus talks remain stalled

With Central Florida leading the state in unemployment and COVID-19 cases on the rise, there’s growing concern that another economic stimulus will have to wait until after the election.

  Truth Test: Pro-Biden ad hits Trump Administration on healthcare policy

A new ad in support of Joe Biden from democratic PAC Priorities USA focuses on healthcare, specifically the Affordable Care Act.

  9 things we learned from the final presidential debate

Thursday night’s debate in Nashville was the final debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

  Truth Test: Trump Campaign ad cherry-picks data, lacks context

The Coronavirus is front and center in a new ad from President Trump’s campaign featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci.

  Survey shows Jewish support for Biden in Florida higher than Clinton’s, Obama’s

A survey of Jewish likely voters in Florida and Pennsylvania reveals a massive lead for Joe Biden over Donald Trump in this key voting bloc.

  Truth test: Florida House race ad features scare tactics, false information

The newest ad in the District 26 Florida House race is drawing a lot of attention, but our truth test found it to be incredibly lacking.

  14-days out, Biden is ahead in Florida, so too were Clinton and Romney

With two weeks left Joe Biden finds himself ahead in Florida, but if recent history is any guide that doesn’t bode well for November.

  Early voting surges across battlegrounds, Florida on pace to pass 70% before election day

Florida is one of four states starting early in-person voting on Monday.

  Time running out to change the presidential race

Time running out to change the presidential race

  President Trump holds first rally since COVID-19 diagnosis in Sanford

President Donald Trump held a rally in Sanford on Monday evening, making it his first rally in Florida since his COVID-19 diagnosis.

  Key player in 2000 recount says 2020 could be like nothing we’ve seen before

As tumultuous as the 2000 Florida recount was, experts say 2020 could be even worse.

  Post-Debate Polling Bump for Biden in Florida

A series of Florida polls conducted after the first presidential debate show Joe Biden improving in the state although the race remains within the margin of error.

  9 things to know about Wednesday’s vice presidential debate; how to watch

The two candidates for vice president — Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris — will meet Wednesday in the only debate scheduled for the two running mates.

  Trump sidelined by virus as campaign enters final weeks

Half a million Floridians have already voted, and early voting doesn’t start for another two weeks.

  9 things to know if you plan to vote by mail in Florida

With 2020 expected to shatter records for mail-in voting, here’s a look at what can be done to ensure your mail-in ballot is counted.

  Trump, Biden faceoff in first 2020 presidential debate: What they had to say about the Supreme Court, health care & COVID-19

The first, and perhaps most consequential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was held Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio.

  9 things to know about the 1st presidential debate; how to watch tonight

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will take part in their first presidential debate on Tuesday.

  Open seat in tossup district draws statewide attention to Central Florida

FL Democrats are trying to pull even in the state senate by flipping Central Florida’s Senate District 9.

  With weeks to go, both presidential campaigns investing heavily in Florida

With fewer than 40 days to go until election day, both presidential campaigns are moving money around and investing heavily in Florida.

  Denied clemency, Desmond Meade says his work continues

Denied clemency, Desmond Meade says his work restoring voting rights for felons will continue.

  Florida denies pardon for man behind Amendment 4 campaign

The State of Florida has denied a pardon for the man behind the Amendment 4 campaign.

  PAC ads take aim at Supreme Court vacancy

With Republicans moving forward with plans to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, outside groups are already taking to the airwaves to stake out their positions.

  Florida’s Latino vote for president a virtual toss-up, polling shows

New data shows exactly how close the 2020 Presidential Election is in Florida among Latino voters.

  As election day approaches, presidential campaigns adjust their ad messaging

With less than seven weeks until election day the spending to win Florida is accelerating.

  Miami native seen as a top contender for vacant Supreme Court seat

President Donald Trump has said he would like to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a woman.

  Truth Test: Anti-Biden PAC ad ignores context to make questionable claims

A new PAC ad going after Joe Biden uses edited video to make some questionable claims.

  Truth Test: PAC ad supporting Joe Biden attacks President’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

A new PAC ad supporting Joe Biden's campaign sticks close to the facts, but lacks some context.

  Florida’s Census failures could cost state a congressional seat and billions of dollars

Florida currently has 27 congressional seats, it is poised to gain two more after the census. However, an expected undercount could mean the state misses out on billions of dollars in federal funding as well as on a possible third seat.

  Truth Test: Trump Campaign ad cherry-picks data, omits key information

A new Trump Campaign ad touts the administration's vaccine progress, and overall pandemic response, but omits key information.

  Joe Biden lays out Puerto Rico plan before visiting Kissimmee for Hispanic Heritage Month event

On his first trip to Florida since securing the Democratic nomination, Joe Biden made a pair of stops in the state on Tuesday.

  Biden heads to Central Florida as Democrats highlight Trump’s COVID-19 response

In a pair of virtual events on Monday, Democrats made the case that president trump has mismanaged the nation’s response to COVID-19.

9 things to know about political spending in Florida

It’s no secret that Florida is the biggest prize in a general election.

  Truth Test: Biden campaign ad touts plans, lacks details

The newest ad from the Biden campaign hits on a host of issues, but is lacking in specific details.

  Ad spending setting records as campaigns seek out few remaining undecided voters

A new report from the Wesleyan Media Project, in partnership with the Center for Responsive Politics shows Joe Biden airing more ads than Donald Trump by a two-to-one margin, however, the trump campaign is investing more in digital advertising, including Facebook, though the gap is narrowing.

  Joe Biden heads to south Florida, as polls show Latino support slipping

New polling suggests Joe Biden is behind Hillary Clinton’s 2016 levels with Latino voters in Florida.

  As summer draws to a close, Orlando’s hotels continue to struggle

The long-term impacts of COVID-19 are being felt in central Florida’s hotel industry with occupancy rates hovering around 30%, the worst in the continental US.

  U.S. unemployment falls sharply, Florida lagging in key industries

The national unemployment rate fell sharply in August but within those numbers are two troubling trends for Central Florida.

  Engaging voters or causing confusion, mailers sent out ahead of 2020 election

8.5 million Florida voters will get a letter from the Center for Voter Information in the coming days, intended to help educate voters and get them engaged, but election supervisors say it's causing confusion.

  2020 Election: The marathon is now a sprint

On the first day of September there were just 62 days until the presidential election, however, voting in many states will begin in the next three weeks; including here in Florida.

  Trump’s payroll tax cut unlikely for most workers

On Tuesday, employers across the country were given the option of deferring payroll taxes for employees; many say the risk is too great and they will not be participating.

  Florida to allow nursing home, assisted living facility visitations

Governor DeSantis announced the new guidelines for visitors at long-term care facilities in Florida.

  DeSantis, White House Coronavirus Task Force doctor talk at UH Health in The Villages

Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning to hold a news conference inside UF Health at The Villages on Monday.

  FL unemployment rate remains above national average, many still in need of assistance

Many Florida residents are still complaining that they’ve applied for unemployment assistance and received nothing.

  9 things we learned from the DNC, RNC

With the Republican National Convention coming to a close Thursday, here are nine things we learned from both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention.

  Political AD spending could reach almost $7 billion

On TV, online, on the radio, central Florida voters are getting bombarded with political ads; and it may only get worse in the next 10 weeks.

  Two conventions, two narratives, one virus

How voters feel about the handling of the coronavirus crisis may ultimately determine who wins in November.

  Pandemic response leading issue of the 2020 election, polls show

The Coronavirus pandemic has dominated the year and is expected to be the prevailing issue of the 2020 election as well.

  30 states have applied for extra unemployment benefits, but Florida isn’t one of them

The president signed an executive order offering states $300 a week in unemployment; 30 states have already applied for the money, Florida is not one of them.

  Florida judge rules executive order requiring brick-and-mortar schools to reopen was unconstitutional; state appeals

As many Central Florida students headed back to class on Monday, a judge sided with educators who were fighting the state's mandate to reopen brick-and-mortar schools.

  9 things to know about the Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention is set to begin Monday, with a mix of virtual, in-person and live remote events.

  9 things to know about Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris interview on ABC News

ABC's Robin Roberts and David Muir sat down with former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris for an exclusive interview Sunday night.

  Unemployment increases in Florida with Central Florida hardest hit

Following months of declining numbers, Florida's unemployment situation is headed in the wrong direction.

  Florida has not applied for extra unemployment benefits

At the end of July the extra $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits expired.

  Two Florida men indicted alongside former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon for fraud in ‘Build the Wall’ campaign

On Thursday, the Department of Justice announced the indictments of four men for fraud stemming from an online campaign to raise money to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Poll of Latino voters shows Biden with a lead, but Trump close in Florida

The poll of 1,842 Latino voters was conducted nationwide with samples from key states including Texas, Arizona, and Florida.

  Vote-by-mail drives up early voting numbers

  Truth Test: Joe Biden campaign ad in Central Florida, coronavirus impact on seniors

The ad from the Biden campaign features two retirees from The Villages.

  Many workers may never see payroll tax cut, questions loom

A new executive order President Donald Trump to suspend the collection of some payroll taxes was touted by the White House as a boon to struggling workers.

  Former Florida Senator Nelson praises pick of Harris as VP

Former Florida Senator Bill Nelson joined the chorus of Democrats praising the selection of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate

  DeSantis makes push for college football, as major conferences postpone games

By 3 p.m. the Big Ten had postponed its season; an hour later the Pac-12 would do the same.

  9 things to know now that the Florida primary election is one week away

With the primary election one week away, Channel 9 political reporter Christopher Heath is breaking down nine things you need to know before preparing to vote.

  Trump campaign kicks off bus tour with 180 on vote by mail

For weeks, President Donald Trump has been openly questioning the integrity of voting by mail, but Monday’s Trump campaign bus tour kicked off in Kissimmee, and the message was clear: “Voter by mail is safe, at least in Florida.”

  Unemployment falls slightly as jobs numbers slow

New numbers from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics show unemployment under 11%, ticking down almost one full percentage point.

  Truth Test: New Joe Biden ad high on promise, low on details

Truth Test: New Joe Biden ad high on promise, low on details

  In a state known for close elections, how important is Central Florida this year?

Since 1992, no president has ever won the White House without carrying Florida.

  Despite Tweets, Vote by Mail is safe and Election Day cannot be moved by president

In a series of tweets Thursday morning the President Donald Trump called into question the integrity of voting by mail. Additionally, he floated the idea of postponing the presidential election.

  Jobless claims rise as state numbers show hardest hit areas

Initial jobless claims were filed by 1.43 million Americans last week, an increase of 12,000 from the prior week, marking the second straight week of growing jobless claims.

  Record vote-by-mail numbers could mean delays for winner to be declared

With the nation still dealing with COVID-19, it’s expected that a record number of people will vote by mail, something that could mean days of waiting for a final count and a winner to be declared.

  Fewer than 100 days out: COVID-19, not the economy, driving presidential election

With fewer than 100 days until the November general election the race for the White House has widened, with Joe Biden opening up his largest lead in Florida and nationally.
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