THE FLORIDIAN - Florida's Daily Political Read - 6.12.2019- DeSantis Signs Death Warrant -The 2020 Presidential Race

THE FLORIDIAN - Florida's Daily Political Read - 6.12.2019- DeSantis Signs Death Warrant -The 2020 Presidential Race

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
June 12, 2019


No matter how much some politicians and the public would like to see convicted murderers and rapist living on death row be put down by way of electrical shock, it won't happen in Florida.

With Old Sparky having been retired, 'Hot Shot Sammy' is the only name of the game when it comes to executing criminals who are on Florida's death row, and is being put to use once again.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has just signed his second death warrant since taking office this past January, and could be on pace to surpass Gov. Rick Scott’s record 23 signed death warrants in 8-years as governor of Florida.



New Q Poll

Biden up by only 11 points over the field of 2020 presidential candidates, leaving many politicos to begin to speculate on whether Biden's campaign has staying power.

The latest Des Moines Register/CNN poll showed that Biden could be in trouble. In the poll, Biden was only 8-points over Senator Bernie Sanders, and only 9-points ahead of Elizabeth Warren. READ MORE

"Kamala Harris wants estate tax increased to pay teachers" by HISPOLITICA

Like the entire field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are doing, Sen. Kamala Harris is running a left of center campaign to win over the Democratic Party’s progressive base of support.

Harris has a “big idea” that is focused on bolstering education helping teachers, but it will cost Americans in a ‘big’ way. READ MORE

Buttigieg : “Repeal and replace” use of American military force by HISPOLITICA

Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg(D), who’s been a rising star in this election season, has not only been involved in a rivalry with President Trump, but he has also been captivating Democrats with his passionate pleas for a better America....


Bernie Sanders is out proudly championing abortion. Sanders is jubilant and "proud" that Vermont "reaffirmed" a woman' right to an abortion.

Kamala Harris wants to hike the estate tax to pay teachers. See above

Pete Buttigieg : "We must put an end to endless war and refocus on future threats. We must promote American values by working to reverse the rise of authoritarianism abroad. We must treat climate change as the existential security challenge it is."

Roberto "Beto" O'Rourke 
is saying and doing all the right things to appease the Democratic Party's progressive base of support, but his polling numbers have plateaued, and in some cases dropped.

Elizabeth Warren
 pushes for equal pay for the U.S. Women's World Cup Team, saying that they raise more revenue than the men's team. The U.S. men's soccer team really sucks.


Hong Kong protests over China extradition bill by CNN

1M Protestors were pushed back by police with pepper spray, tear gas, water cannons to prevent then from storming the cities government building...

U.S. Women's soccer team defeats Thailand 13-0 by NBC News

The historic trouncing wasn't without incident or drama, as Megan Rapinoe refused to place her hand over her heart or sing the National Anthem in protest. She said that she may never acknowledge the anthem ever again.

"GOP leader, Ocasio-Cortez give boost to lawmaker pay hike" by The Hill

The effort got a significant boost Tuesday when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) offered support for a pay bump, saying he doesn’t want Congress to be a place where only the wealthy can afford to serve.

Freshman progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), meanwhile, forcefully made a case to her nearly 4.5 million Twitter followers, defending giving members of Congress the cost-of-living adjustment.

Trump looks to squash Amash by POLITICO

The president has discussed with aides backing a primary challenge against the lone Republican impeachment supporter.

Donald Trump and his top allies are moving to make Justin Amash pay for becoming the sole Republican congressman to call for the president’s impeachment.


DeSantis signs death warrant for anti-gay murderer by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

This is DeSantis' second death warrant, and still has a way to go to surpass Gov, Rick Scott's record 23 death warrants signed

Trump Wants to Face “Mentally Weak” Biden by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

President Trump continues chipping away at "Sleepy Joe" Biden as the former Vice President continues to slip in the most recent public opinion polls...

Rick Scott says “Democrats need to show up and start doing their jobs”by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) continues to find it hard to believe that congressional Democrats continue to refuse to secure the U.S. border to Mexico, even after the majority of Americans oppose illegal immigration.

ICYMI-Marco Rubio says Trump’s tariff threat worked by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Even though he has been his own man in the senate, pushing back against some of Trump’s proposed executive measures, Rubio has proven himself to be a supporter of the president’s economic and foreign policy agendas.

Money continues to flow into Andrew Gillum’s committee by News Service of Florida

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s political committee, Forward Florida, which is playing a key role in Gillum’s voter-registration drive, received nearly $370,000 in May, according to a campaign finance report filed Monday...

"DeSantis plans to sign $91.1B budget next week," by POLITICO Florida's Matt Dixon: "Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will sign the state's $91.1 billion budget next week, more than 40 days after lawmakers passed the spending plan. 'I've done my first glance through everything, all the line items,' he said Tuesday at a bill signing ceremony in The Villages." 


Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have all benefitted from Biden's poll drop. Just look at this average of polls. This can't be good for Biden.


“Someone should call Obama up. The Obama Administration spied on a rival presidential campaign using Federal Agencies. I mean, that seems like a headline to me?” @TuckerCarlson It will all start coming out, and the Witch Hunt will end. Presidential Harassment!

-President Donald Trump

Rep. Ted Deutch @RepTedDeutch

Rep. Ted Deutch Retweeted The New York Times

We will go to court to enforce our subpoenas. The Trump Administration cannot continue to stonewall basic Congressional oversight.

Photographer reveals letter between Trump and Mexico by Telemundo

The president, Donald Trumptook out a sheet of paper folded in two of his sack, he pretended to read it, he folded it again and while he waved it he said "here it is, but you can not see it yet".

The theatrical scene arose after reporters asked him about the secret deal he said he has signed with Mexico. The sheet of paper would have been that deal, although there is no way of knowing.

"Right here is the agreement," Trump said. "It is very simple. Here it is. And here is everything they want to talk about. Fact. It's done. It's done".

He added: " That is the agreement that everyone says I do not have ."

While showing the sheet of paper, Trump said he would not show the contents of the document, because he was waiting for Mexico to announce the agreement "at the right time."

However, a photographer from  The Washington Post  managed to capture part of the content of the letter...

Radiography of the sexual scandal of the church La Luz del Mundo: of what accuse her pastor and 3 accomplices by Univision

The Prosecutor's Office revealed the list of accusations against Najasón Joaquín García and the three women who allegedly helped him commit abuses for four years. Among their participation, they emphasize that they persuaded minors to undress and touch unduly while being photographed; in addition to the threats they made to the victims to facilitate the crimes of the religious leader.


Matt Gaetz @mattgaetz

They’re bringing Don Jr back because his prior testimony purportedly conflicts with Cohen & Gates - two people who will do time for lying.

Same witch hunt, new broomstick.


Rep. Stephanie Murphy @RepStephMurphy

As a member of the US Military Academy Board of Visitors, I mourn the death of Cadet Morgan. My thoughts are w/his loved ones & the tight-knit West Point community. Its a reminder of the risks officers-in-training take as they prepare to defend our nation

Three arrested in organized theft, fraud investigation by Florida Today

Three organized retail theft suspects were working as a team to steal high-priced items from hardware stores to later pawn the stolen items, according to Melbourne Police Department. 

The crew would work as a team to steal mostly air conditioners, welding packs and other tools from Home Depot locations in Brevard and Indian River counties, police said. 

Police were notified by Home Depot and found the three selling the brand new hardware to local pawn shops still in the packaging, according to arrest reports...


Illegal dog fighting ring gets busted by WXEL Tallahassee

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. — 100 dogs have been recovered after a months long investigation resulted an eight Gadsden County residents being charged with federal dog fighting offenses.

The United States Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that the following people have been arrested and charged: 

  • Jermaine Terrell Hadley, 31, Quincy
  • Devar San Jacus Donaldson, 27, Quincy
  • Sariem Shanquell McMillan, 23, Quincy
  • Randell Lavel Colston, 47, Quincy
  • Bob Streets, 35, Quincy
  • Zanntayfey Yohoun Bennett, 35, Quincy
  • Dennis Lamar Howard, 45, Chattahoochee
  • Leonard Safford, 37, Gretna

Officials say the indictment and arrests resulted from an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a joint federal, state, and local cooperative, which targeted a drug trafficking organization that also allegedly organized and conducted a large-scale illegal dogfighting operation throughout the Northern District of Florida between 2014 through 2019.

During the operation, search warrants were executed on properties allegedly involved in training, housing, and conducting illegal dogfights. In all, approximately 100 dogs were recovered and seized. Following the seizure, the United States Marshals Service took custody of the animals.

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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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