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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
May 20, 2019


The War Against Trump Continues.

With the entire Democratic Party rooting for President Donald Trump's demise, it was only a matter of time before Republicans hopped on the impeachment bandwagon. One congressional Republican, Rep. Justin Amash from Michigan, has put forth his support for Trump to be impeached over alleged "obstruction."


Trump being Trump, fired back at the "loser" Amash, calling him nothing less than "lightweight" who is looking to get his name in print.


ABORTION TAKES CENTERSTAGE“Trump Disagrees With Recently Signed anti-Abortion Laws” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

With the news that Georgia and Alabama had signed into law anti-abortion legislation, Americans expressed just how divisive the legislations are to them. While some praised the bills and said that this was the right move forward, others blasted lawmakers and said that the laws are proof that there is a war on women. READ MORE

THE DEMOCRATS - Democrats looking to set up camp in the Oval Office, are out defending Roe vs. Wade and denouncing the 'Heartbeat" bills that have signed into law.

Bernie Sanders was in Birmingham, Alabama to protest that state's "unconstitutional abortion ban" that was recently signed into law, where he said he was "proud to stand" with the pro-Choice protestors.

Sen. Cory Booker believes that Americans should "live in a country" that allows women to "make their own health care decisions," and that government should "protect that right."

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who could become the first ever openly gay president echoed what Booker said:

"I believe that the right of a woman to make her own decisions about her reproductive health and about her body is a national right. I believe it is an American freedom that should be enjoyed by women in every state. The next president needs to be ready to protect those rights."

SPEAKING OF JOE... Uncle Joe Biden seems to have gone to church and taken the rest of the day off, so no comments about the abortion protests going on across the nation this weekend

BARR v. HOLDER - Eric Holder says Barr “not fit to lead DOJ” by HISPOLITICA

Obama’s former self-proclaimed “wingman” and Attorney General, Eric Holder, has broken his silence about the Mueller investigation, and the way current Attorney General William Barr summarized the report. READ MORE

UNAMERICAN? - Sen. Scott slams Rep. Crist for secret Cuba meeting by HISPOLITICA

Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) is slamming Florida rep. Charlie Crist (D) after a reported secret trip to Cuba to meet with members of the Castro regime. Florida Republicans have been critical of the Castro regime, and they have also blasted the Maduro regime in Venezuela. So, a secret meeting with Castro regime members raises suspicion, and the Florida Senator wants answers. READ MORE

FL Reps Slam FBI’s Classified Handling of Russian Hacks by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Florida lawmakers are slamming the FBI after it was reported this week that Russian government hackers had targeted Florida counties in the 2016 Presidential election.

The GRU, a Russian military spy agency, is accused of penetrating two Florida counties, but federal authorities have asked that the names of the two counties be kept confidential. Stephanie MurphyMichael WaltzREAD MORE

Rubio Calls for DOJ to Investigate Kerry by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Over the weekend, President Trump made headlines when he called for former Secretary of State John Kerry (D) to be prosecuted for discussing the Iran nuclear deal with Iranian officials after leaving office.This, PresidentDonald Trump says, is a violation of the Logan Act. READ MORE

Rubio Report Outlines Future of “American Investment” by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

This week, Senator Marco Rubio (R) released a report called “American Investment in the 21stCentury.” He is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. READ MORE

DNC: We’re Forging “a Clear Path to 270” by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

With the submission of the Mueller report, many believed that the Russia investigation had come to an end. It was reported that no further indictments would be made and that the Trump administration had not colluded with Russia.

However, the end appears to be nowhere near in sight. READ MORE

Senator Rick Scott will holding "a roundtable discussion with healthcare leaders and patients in Tampa to discuss his efforts to make healthcare more affordable for families," according to his press office in Washington

"I feel strongly about current state of affairs between #China & U.S. not because I want us to humble them or keep them down. But because we are headed towards a dangerously unbalanced relationship that will lead to serious conflict."- Sen. Marco Rubio

Rep. Matt Gaetz has shed a couple of pounds during his stint in the U.S. Congress, but not enough if you ask him. According to Gaetz, he needs to "drop the carbs" to live up to a recent comparison to an actor that was made of him.

Rep. Ted Yoho (R) celebrates Armed Services Day. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) sheds light on the terrible teen suicide rate in Broward County, and Rep. Ted Deutch (D) is still talking about school shooting deaths. Rep. Ross Spano (R) highlights the new jobs increase in his district due thanks to Amazon.

NO TO MIGRANTS TO FLORIDA! -DeSantis says migrant influx something “we don’t want” by News Service of Florida

A day after local officials said the federal government plans to send about 1,000 migrants a month to two South Florida counties, Gov. Ron DeSantis bemoaned the move, arguing that under his leadership the state has been “very cooperative” with federal immigration authorities.READ MORE

FLORIDA KEEPS WINNING - Florida’s unemployment rate dips to 3.4 percent by News Service of Florida

Florida’s unemployment rate dropped slightly from March to April, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity.

The 3.4 percent April rate, down from 3.5 percent in March, represented 357,000 Floridians out of work from a workforce of 10.3 million. That was a reduction of 3,000 unemployed people compared to March. READ MORE

Senate Democrats continue to stall disaster relief funding legislation but that's not stopping President Donald Trump from approving funds communities in Florida recovering from Hurricane Michael. Gov. Ron DeSantis, CFO Jimmy Patronis, and other Republicans are praising the president's efforts.

AG Ashley Moody announced 9 people have been arrested on human trafficking charges, and cracked a opioid.

Nikki Fried, Florida's Agriculture Commissioner, says that the Israel's "most advanced" innovations in "agriculture & water use, security, medical marijuana, and strategies to solve citrus greening & blue-green algae."

Former VP Joe Biden's seemingly insurmountable lead in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary is holding at around 20 points. The recent RCL average of polls has Biden holding at 19.5.


Starting Monday, our great Farmers can begin doing business again with Mexico and Canada. They have both taken the tariff penalties off of your great agricultural product. Please be sure that you are treated fairly. Any complaints should immediately go to @SecretarySonny Perdue!

-President Donald Trump

Rep. Ted Deutch @RepTedDeutch

Why isn’t Donald Trump working to create a humane immigration process that treats the people who arrive at our border with dignity & strengthens our communities?

IMMIGRATION AND TRUMP -President Donald Trump did not approve or authorize the weekly air transportation of hundreds of immigrants from the Mexican border to South Florida, the office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Sunday.

The governor spoke with Trump on Saturday, two days after local officials said the Border Patrol notified them that 1,000 migrants would be sent soon to Palm Beach and Broward counties, said Helen Ferre, spokeswoman for DeSantis.

Although the acting secretary of National Security, Kevin McAleenan, acknowledged on Sunday that federal authorities notified local officials of the possibility of sending migrants by air, Trump later blamed the press for "false reports." - El Nuevo Herald


Rick Scott @SenRickScott

Heartbreaking to see a once thriving economy be completely destroyed by Chavez & now Maduro.

Hunger, lack of food, closing businesses is the only thing “growing” in VZ. The people of #Venezuela deserve a government that cares about it’s people.


US Rep. Al Lawson Jr @RepAlLawsonJr

Sixty-five years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled that separate, but equal facilities were inherently unequal. #BrownvBoard set the stage for desegregation across all sectors of our society—but there is still much work to be done. We must never stop fighting for racial equality

FL firefighter arrested in human trafficking sting

A Florida firefighter was arrested Thursday in a human trafficking bust following a two-year-long investigation, according to officials.

East Lake Fire Rescue Lt. Matthew Doyle, 38, faces several charges, including kidnapping, human trafficking and lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim between 12 and 16 years old, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said Doyle was stung in a probe that was completed last week and resulted in the arrests of several people.

He was immediately suspended without pay. He had joined the department in 2005, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

“We were shocked by the arrest and the nature of the charges,” East Lake Fire Chief Tom Jamison told the newspaper. “We certainly take them very seriously.”

Doyle was booked around 10 a.m. Thursday into Hernando County jail, where he is being held without bail, according to court records." - NY Post

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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