Tampa Bay Sees Red. Red Tide Bloom.
JUICE—Rep. Charlie Crist is right. “Red Tide is ravaging Tampa Bay” and is killing off marine life, not to mention affecting everyone’s bottom line. But just as Rep. Crist called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to “use all means available to him to address this ongoing crisis, Gov. DeSantis delivered.
Gov. DeSantis announced that he has directed all statewide agencies to “take an all-hands-on-deck approach” to help mitigate the toxic nightmare in Tampa Bay.
I’m pretty sure Crist and DeSantis did not hug it or jump on a quick call to align themselves on this issue.
AG Commissioner Nikki Fried also believes the Red Tide bloom is an emergency that needs immediate attention, regardless of whether DeSantis declares it an official disaster, she says.d
As you know, Fried and Crist are running in a Democratic gubernatorial primary race in 2022. The winner will face off against DeSantis in the 2022 Mid Term election.
Hey Joe, Who is the President of the United States?
President Joe Biden’s mental capacity is once again being brought into question. And once again, he brought it upon himself. This is a MUST-WATCH. Do you think he is unfit to lead the nation? MUST-WATCH.
“The Cuban Embassy needs to close today” -Sen. Rick Scott
“Biden Speaks to his Dead Mother During Press Event [Video],” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—When Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), a former White House physician, first called on President Joe Biden to take a cognitive test to see if he was mentally fit to be Commander-In-Chief, Democrats and Media outlets scoffed at him for doing some, but now after President Biden appears to call out to his dead mother as if she was alive in a recent speech, the case to question the president’s mental stability cannot be dismissed after Biden speaks to his dead mother during a press conference.
“Florida Republicans Move to Codify Oil Drilling Moratorium,” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—The Republican Florida Congressional Delegation began the week by introducing the American Shores Protection Act. Led by Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R), the legislation would “codify the moratorium on oil and gas drilling off the coast of Florida that was put in place by a September 8, 2020 Executive Order by then-President Trump.” The moratorium would extend to the South Atlantic, the Eastern Gulf, and Straits of Florida planning areas, and Waltz argued that this environmental moratorium would allow the state to focus “on water quality and reducing red tide.”
“Biden Scolds NBC Reporter As ‘Pain In The Neck’ For Asking Off-Topic Question,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—President Biden snapped at an NBC reporter Monday, calling her “such a pain in the neck” for disobeying his request for not asking questions “about Iraq,” losing his temper once again with members of the White House press corps for pressing questions that he considers off-topic or unfair, despite receiving such friendly coverage compare to his predecessor, former President Trump from the media.
“Biden Administration Spent Over $2 Billion In Taxpayer Money To Suspend Border Wall Construction,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—President Biden is reportedly wasting at least $3 million per day of taxpayers funds in paying contractors to “guard steel, concrete, and other materials in the desert” in an effort to “not construct” former President Trump’s planned border wall along the southern US border, despite overseeing in the last six month since taking office one of the “worst border crisis in the last 20 years.”
“Trump Discourages Infrastructure Bill, Says ‘Radical Left’ is Playing GOP,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—While America may be more divided than ever, infrastructure has remained an issue that Republicans and Democrats alike have been wanting to get done for years. Now, there seems to be a real potential to get the deal done under President Biden (D), however former-President Trump (R) who failed to strike a bipartisan deal is now calling on the GOP to back out of it, claiming that “the Radical Left” is playing the GOP for “weak fools and losers!”
“Cuomo Off Biden’s DOJ Hook After Dropping Nursing Home COVID Probe,” by The Floridians’ Mona Salama
“COVID Testing Backlogged in Florida Counties,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres
“Rubio Remains Optimistic for Cuba, Calls for End to Regime [Video],” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool
“Anti-Trump Rep. Kinzinger ‘Humbly’ Accepts Pelosi Invitation To Join Jan. 6 Select Committee,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama
“Murphy: ‘Congress Needs to be Made Aware’ of Foreign Influence,” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—After the controversy surrounding the 2016 Presidential election, combatting the threat of foreign influence has been a top priority for lawmakers across the country. A new bipartisan effort aims to address the concern as both Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) and Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) are joining forces to lead the charge. In response to the legislation, Murphy asserted that “Congress needs to be made aware” of any foreign influence.
Launches Veiled Political Swipe at Rubio Over ‘Free and Fair Elections’” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres —Rep. Valdez “Val” Demings (D) is arguably one of the most outspoken critics of former President Donald Trump, and of the effort by congressional Republicans to challenge the 306 electors President Joe Biden received on election night 2020, may have taken a swing at Senator Marco Rubio over “free and fair elections.”
“Rubio Calls Biden’s Sanctions on Cuban Regime ‘Meaningless’ and Mojito-Driven,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres —While both Republican and Democratic members of Congress acknowledged President Joe Biden’s recent sanctioning of elements within the Cuban regime for the abuses they committed during the recent Cuban protests on the island, some legislators with more in-depth knowledge of the regime’s decades-long human rights violations, and who have a bit more skin in the game than most, call Biden’s sanctions against Cuba as “meaningless.”
“Hardy Blames Republicans for COVID Inmate Deathsby The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres —Progressive State Rep. Omari Hardy (D), aka ” Troublemaker Extraordinaire” as he likes to refer to himself, is in full campaign mode in his endeavor to replace former Rep. Alcee Hastings (D) and is blaming Republicans statewide for the COVID deaths of inmates since the pandemic began.
“Vaccine Conspiracy Theorists are Getting Infected With COVID,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres —Mask and vaccine conspiracy theorists, or “anti-Vaxxers,” who are out in full force pushing their narrative that “Big Brother” is somehow tracking Americans who take one of the COVID-19 and refuse to get vaccinated, are the individuals who are getting infected with the virus in the recent surge of the mutating virus.
“Puerto Ricans Counting on Senator Rubio to Lead on the Humanitarian Crisis Created by the PR’s Status Quo,” OPINION by Luis Figueroa —While it seems like the 2020 elections just ended, the midterm election campaigning will ramp up over the course of the summer and into the fall, particularly given that control of both chambers of Congress are up for grabs. One of the most competitive races in the country will be here in Florida, where Senator Marco Rubio is running for re-election to the Senate.
“Florida Makes Huge Progress on Curbing Human Trafficking,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool— As human trafficking continues to plague Americans and the world, there is widespread bipartisan support to eradicate the problem in Florida, and now the Florida Sheriffs Association Task Force (FSA) has announced huge progress on combatting human trafficking.
“Taddeo Invited Biden to Miami to Address Cuban People,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres —After a week of protests that have grown tenser in Cuba, President Joe Biden (D) released a statement in support of the Cuban people. In response, while Republicans have expressed their disappointment in the President, citing a lack of diplomacy, Democrats in office are championing the President. One lawmaker that is hopeful is Florida state Senator Annette Taddeo (D), who recently shared that she has invited President Biden to visit Miami in order to address the turmoil in Cuba.
“Biden Sanctions Cuban Officials Over Crackdowns On Protest,” by The Floridian’s JimMcCool —As human trafficking continues to plague Americans and the world, there is widespread bipartisan support to eradicate the problem in Florida, and now the Florida Sheriffs Association Task Force (FSA) has announced huge progress on combatting human trafficking.
“Ron DeSantis Responds to the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Discrimination Against Israel,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Months after the Israeli-Palestinian conflict hit its climax, the popular Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company has officially made the controversial discrimination against Israel by pulling their products from its’ Judea and Samaria region.
“Lincoln Project Wants Fox News Off The Air,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Even as voluntary COVID-19 vaccine distribution has been well underway across the country, Fox News has run into trouble with some of its central figures, including Tucker Carlson, who is accused of discouraging facts about the vaccine. The accusations have prompted The Lincoln Project to launch a new ad calling for Fox News to be taken off the air.
“Wasserman Schultz Wants DeSantis to own new COVID Infection Surge,” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina—With the rise in COVID-19 variants spreading across the United States, a state experiencing a surge in COVID cases in Florida. Florida and Texas were some of the first states to declare that they were completely opening a few months ago, and there were no plans to implement any more restrictions. However, Democrats are now aiming verbal jabs at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) over the increase in COVID cases, and want to give him credit for the new COVID infection surge.
RUbio Calls Democratic Socialists ‘Crazy,’ Says U.S. Needs to Expedite Evil Cuban Regime’s Death,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—Miami— “The leaders in Cuba aren’t just evil, they are incompetent people,” said Senator Marco Rubio during a Fox News Channel “Hannity” town hall meeting at the iconic Versaille restaurant, where he and Gov. Ron DeSantis appeared to discuss the protests occurring on the island of Cuba and throughout the exile community.
“Desantis Tells Biden To ‘Step Up’ and Help Protestors In Cuba,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—Miami—Florida Govern
“Senate GOP Blocks Debate On Bipartisan $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—Senate Republicans blocked a key procedural vote to open debate on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Wednesday, fulfilling a promise made to kill the motion arguing they wouldn’t vote to start consideration until they saw a final version detailing what exactly the legislation entails.
“Pelosi Rejects Trump Allies Reps. Jordan and Banks From Jan. 6 Select Committee,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—Senate Republicans blocked a key procedural vote to open debate on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Wednesday, fulfilling a promise made to kill the motion arguing they wouldn’t vote to start consideration until they saw a final version detailing what exactly the legislation entails.
“Val Demings Uses Campaign Dollars to pay for For Health, Dental Insurance,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—Like most Americans with health insurance, members of Congress Rep. Valdez “Val” Demings (D) and Senator Marco Rubio (R) who are paid a yearly salary of $174,000, have to pay their healthcare premiums out of their own pockets.
“Rubio Backs Embargo, Says Cuban Regime has Imposed ‘blockade’ on the People of Cuba,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—As the tension between the Cuban people and the Castro regime continues to escalate, discussions continue in the United States as to what the proper response should be. Taking to the Senate floor to explore the subject, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) said that the Biden administration is discussing “remittances.” However, Rubio brought up an issue that lawmakers and Americans have been questioning since the protests in Cuba began, which is “why don’t we get rid of the embargo?”
“Diaz-Balart on Biden: ‘Where is his leadership?’ by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina— Lawmakers continue to discuss the growing tension that is taking place in Cuba. A bipartisan group of lawmakers has denounced the Castro regime and the conversation regarding how best the United States can help continues. This week, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R) noted that he wants President Joe Biden (D) to show “solidarity” because “the people of Cuba are standing up for freedom and suffering horrific consequences for it.”
“Rubio Calls Biden ‘Lazy’ Over Cuba,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—As many Democrats such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) continue to blame the United States for the civil unrest in Cuba, the White House has reportedly gone along with this idea and even started to explore a “working group” to examine remittances to Cuba in the wake of protests on the island to determine how those residing in the United States can send money to the country. However, outspoken Cuban government detractor Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) called Biden “lazy” in his attempt to help Cubans.
“Tom Brady Crack Jokes On Biden’s 2020 Election Victory And ‘Sleepy’ Nickname,” by the Floridian’s Mona Salama—Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady cracked a pair of election jokes Tuesday, poking fun by comparing his team unimaginable Super Bowl victory to the 2020 election results and mocking President Biden’s “Sleepy Joe” nickname.
“Republican Joe Gruters Accused of Sexual Harassment by Male Senate Staffer,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres
“Texas Senate advances Republican priority bills,” by Texas Politic’s Isabel Webb Carey—Despite the ongoing quorum block in the Texas House after 58 Democratic members fled down in protest of Republican efforts to pass voting laws, the Texas Senate has advanced the Republican priority bills that were listed in Gov. Greg Abbott’s agenda for the special legislative session.
“Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith Assigns Blame for Cuba on US,” by the Floridian’s Jim McCool—As the Cuban protests have been mobilized from the streets of Havana to communities in South Florida, the protests in Cuba have been at the very center of Florida Politics, which has sadly become another partisan issue.
“McCarthy Selects His 5 GOP Picks To Serve On Democrat-Led Jan. 6 Select Committee.” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama
“Biden Walks Back Claims Of Facebook Misinformation Is ‘Killing People’ “by The Floridian’s Mona Salama
“Senator Rubio’s Fundraising Shows Grim Reality for Demings,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—With Election Day 2022 still being more than a year away, the Florida Senate race between incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and challenger Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), appears as if it will be a race that will get ugly, fast. However, fundraising says a lot about a candidacy, and Rubio’s fundraising prowess shows a grim reality for Demings’ Senate bid.
“Biden Administration Transfers First Prisoner Out Of Guantánamo Bay’ by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—The Biden administration on Monday has transferred its first detainee held at the notorious U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to his native country of Morocco, the first prisoner released under President Biden.
Congressional Republicans Crush Democrats in Fundraising,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—The 2022 midterm election season is well on its way and through the first six months of 2021, all of Florida’s congressional Republicans have raised significant Q2 fundraising numbers, with Reps. Matt Gaetz (R), Byron Donalds (R), Brian Mast (R), and Maria Elvira Salazar (R), all having raised totals north of $1 million.
Rep. Gaetz tops all members with a staggering $3.3 million raised, but Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) has the most “Cash on Hand” with about $2 million in the bank. Reps. Mast and Gaetz are right behind her with $1.7 million and $1.6 million, respectively.
“Florida College Pushes False ‘Republicans are Fascist’ Narrative,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—Republicans and Conservatives blame academia for trying to indoctrinate students with liberal and socialist teachings, and while it doesn’t seem fair to accuse them of such political mind control, educators and publishers of the books they teach from bring it upon themselves as many continue to teach that Republicans are Fascist.
“DeSantis Visits Southern Border, Leads The Way on Border Crisis,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—As the border crisis continues to deepen with horror stories of rape, human trafficking, and other criminal acts being reported by some mainstream media, the Biden Administration has seemingly neglected the problem, allowing Florida to lead the way on securing the border as Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) himself visited the Southern Border.
“Biden Accuses Facebook Of ‘Killing People’ With Misinformation,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—President Biden accused Facebook of “killing people” by allowing in what he claims are the spread of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccines to be shared on social media platforms.
“Anthony Sabatini to Introduce Bill Blocking U.S. Capitol Police from Florida,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—In the aftermath of the 2020 election, the January 6th riot on Capitol Hill still remains a relevant issue over 6 months later. Across the nation, political figures from both political parties have denounced the riot and Democrats have used the event as a political pawn. Just this week Congressional hopeful and state Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-32) has committed to introducing a bill to block Capitol Police from working with law enforcement in Florida.
“Migrant Apprehension At Southern Border Rose To 188,000 In June, Reaching 1 Million Total Encounters So Far In 2021,” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama—Custom and Border Patrol apprehended and arrested more than 188,000 migrants at the southern border in June, marking the fourth straight month reaching another new highest one-month record bringing the total number of encounters for this fiscal year (FY) 2021 to over 1 million.
“Lauren Book Leads Charge to Challenge HB 1,” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool—Several months after the 2021 Florida legislative session, state Democrats have not given up in fighting the controversial HB 1 anti-riot bill Governor DeSantis (R-FL) has signed into law. Now, state Senator and minority leader, Sen. Lauren Book (D-32) has led the charge to challenge HB 1.
“Democratic Socialists Spar With Liberal to Moderate Democrats Over Cuba,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres—The ideological struggle between Liberal to Moderate Democrats and the Democratic Socialists of the Democratic Party has taken shape as a result of the historic protests in Communist Cuba.