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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
December 15, 2021

Florida's COVID 'Scientist' and 'Whistleblower' Resurfaces

JUICE—Rebekah Jones, who is running for Congress against Rep. Matt Gaetz in one of Florida's most Republican-leaning districts just got the nod of approval from Rep.Val Demings. READ MORE

Tunnels to Towers Comes to Florida

The national group founded to help families pay their mortgages after the death of a First Responder has come to Florida.

The group recently announced that it would be paying off the mortgages of four fallen Florida First Responders families. READ MORE


A Message to Floridians...

While 2022 Republican candidates like Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Ron DeSantis continue pushing their pro-America, anti-Democratic Socialist message to Florida voters, Democratic Senatorial candidate, Rep. Val Demings, is still trying to figure out what her message will be.

According to Rep. Demings, she and her campaign have "not yet figured it out yet" because they say that they are "taking their time" in doing so.

Yes, as 2021 comes to a close in two weeks, Rep. Demings still does not have a message for voters, even as the country struggles with historic inflation. READ MORE


U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-The reality is that on January 6, we all felt concern and fear, not just for our personal safety, but for our democracy.

US Rep Kathy Castor=The tax cut for for most families with children boosted #Tampa families when they needed it most. Another #ChildTaxCredit $ will hit families’ bank accounts tomorrow

Congressman Greg Steube-Two of my amendments to counter anti-Muslim bigotry were BLOCKED by the Democrats. Their blatant hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Annette Taddeo -Honor them with action — Thank you @GiffordsCourage for setting up these 3,000 vases representing the number of people in Florida who died from gun violence in 2020 alone. #CourageToAct

Jimmy Patronis-Agreed! The @SuperBowl needs a safe environment. I think the @nflwould be wise to consider Tampa or Miami, both markets are very familiar with expectations of safety of an event of this magnitude.


Ron DeSantis and Joe Gruters
Ron DeSantis and Joe Gruters

"DeSantis Accuses Democrats of Wanting a 'Woketopia'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Demings' message to Floridians: We have "not figured it out yet because we're taking our time' by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Last week, Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) took part in a virtual event over Zoom with the National Organization for Women (NOW). Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s (R) campaign is now criticizing the Senatorial hopeful over comments shared during the event. The comments in question are in regards to Demings and the Democrats' "message" heading into the upcoming 2022 midterm election.

"Tunnels to Towers Foundation Pays Off Mortgages of FL First Responders" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—In their mission to provide aid to the families of America's fallen first responders, the Tunnels to Towers Foundation has paid off the mortgages of Florida first responder's homes.

"Biden’s Crises Make It Harder To Spread Christmas Cheer This Year" OPINION by Tommy Hicks, Jr.—This year celebrating the Christmas season is more difficult than ever. As families across Florida feel the pinch of rising prices, a supply-chain crisis, and an energy crisis, they know who is to blame. Thanks to Joe Biden’s failed leadership, Americans are footing the bill for Democrats’ reckless spending and radical, political wish list, making what should be a joyful time of year stressful for families struggling to make ends meet.

"Demings Seen Giving Support To Hoax Whistleblower Rebekah Jones" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) was seen cheering and giving her support to the notorious so-called "whistleblower" Rebekah Jones after she made debunked claims that Gov. Ron DeSantis fired her for her refusal to alter coronavirus data and had ordered agents to raid her house and pointed a gun at "her children faces."

"Senate Republicans' Campaign Arm Raises $8.4M in November" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) hauled in nearly $8.4 million in the month of November, beefing up their war chest heading to next year's critical midterm elections.

"Rubio Brands Demings 'Pelosi Puppet' After Anti-Gun Remarks" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After speaking against the Second Amendment in Miami, FL, US Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) is now being accused of being a leftist "Pelosi puppet," by her senatorial campaign opponent, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

"Democrats to Increase debt ceiling by $2.5 Trillion" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"DeSantis, Simpson Dominate Money Chase" by News Service of Florida's Jim Saunders

"Florida GOP, Gruters Muzzle Hillsborough Republican Party" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appearing to be unstoppable in his quest for reelection, it appears that the only thing that could disrupt his path to victory is a self-inflicted wound or a total meltdown of the embattled Republican Party of Florida (RPOF), or Florida GOP.

"Rubio Questions Demings on ‘non-Citizens’ Voting" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Last week, New York voters approved a measure that would allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. If the legislation is not vetoed, or if the Mayor doesn’t sign it into law before then, it will become law within 30 days of being voted on.

"Crist: ‘DeSantis Doesn’t Care About Floridians’ by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) sent a message this week to his supporters, arguing that “Gov. DeSantis doesn’t care about Floridians.” The former governor of Florida is vying to unseat DeSantis and assume the office again but this time as a Democrat.

"Brian Mast Counters Omar's 'Islamophobia' Bill" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With her take on the September 11th attacks, along with her antagonist view of Israel, US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has concerned many Americans with her rhetoric.  Now, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) has successfully countered Omar's "islamophobia" legislation.

"Waltz Warns of ‘Biden’s Inaction’ on Ukraine" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Over the weekend, a poll conducted by ABC/Ipsos showed that President Joe Biden’s (D) approval rating had taken another hit because of a number of issues. One of those issues is growing tension between the United States and Russia. On the heels of the poll, Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) and Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) have penned an op-ed for Fox News, arguing that the world is more dangerous now because of “Biden’s inaction on Ukraine.”

"House Select Jan. 6 Committee Votes to Recommend Contempt Charges for Mark Meadows" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Trump Blasts Netanyahu For Disloyalty In Congratulating Biden: 'F--k Him' by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Matt Gaetz Files National 'Stand Your Ground Bill' by The Floridian's JIm McCool—After weeks of anticipation, US Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has finally filed his "National Stand Your Ground Bill." Rep. Gaetz's measure has garnered far-reaching Republican support.


"Hillary Clinton Warns a Trump Re-election 'Could Be The End' of Democracy" by The Floridian's Mona Salama— Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is betting that former President Donald Trump will seek a White House bid once again in 2024 and warned that if he is elected again, it "could be the end" of U.S democracy.

"CBO Finds Biden’s Social Welfare Spending Plan Would Add $3T To Deficit If Made Permanent" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—

Gambling initiative legal fight dialed back,” by News Service of Florida’s Dara Kam— political committee behind a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow casino gambling in North Florida on Saturday dropped an emergency effort to block entities linked to the Seminole Tribe from interfering with signature gatherers.

"President Biden's Approval Rating Sinks in new Poll" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Fried Charges Ahead Against Polystyrene" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) is determined to get rid of polystyrene packaging in businesses her department regulates and in stores. To get the ball rolling, Fried announced that she would be directing rules to the Florida Legislature, which she hopes will lead to ratification.

DeSantis rolls out hard-line immigration wish list,” by POLITICO’s Matt Dixon—Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to punish private companies who participate in a federal program that transports undocumented minors from the southern border to Florida, a proposal that represents the latest front in his administration’s fight over what it has dubbed...

"Demings Makes Campaign Stop at Cuban Café" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—

"DeSantis: Biden “Continues to lie” About Southern Border" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina —Governor Ron DeSantis (R) addressed further concerns at the border this weekend by placing blame on the Biden Administration. Citing astronomical drug overdoses and rising crime rates as indicators of the need to address illegal immigration, DeSantis lamented that the President “continues to lie to the American people about the crisis at the southern border.”

"DeSantis Proposes Businesses Pay State Fees With Crypto" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) proposed pilot programs that would allow businesses to pay state fees in cryptocurrency, using his budget proposal to make the Sunshine State more friendly towards the evolving digital currency.

"Florida Democrats Upset Over Salazar's Pictures with Castro and Maduro" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Democrats are up in arms over a congressional office picture Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar recently posted that shows her sitting with the late-Fidel Castro and current Venezuelan strong man, Dictator Nicolas Maduro.

"Inflation Spikes To 39-Year High As Prices Soar in November" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Inflation jumped 6.8 percent in November, hitting numbers not seen in nearly four decades, underscoring the persistently elevated inflationary pressures continuing to squeeze Americans and businesses nationwide.

"DeSantis on Biden's 'Border Crisis': 'Cartels are Just Eating our Lunch' by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Rep. Kat Cammack during an interview with The Floridian
Kat Cammack Police

"Cammack Defends Police, but her First Responder Husband Gets Punished for it" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Since President Joe Biden took office earlier this year, Progressive Democrats have been emboldened and have called for more drastic changes to the way law enforcement polices Americans.  US Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL), whose husband is SWAT Medic, was recently punished by his police department after Rep. Cammack continued her crusade against the Defund The Police movement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

"Cammack Says Biden Administration is 'Soft on Crime' by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Recent crime numbers have shown concerning data regarding the huge increase in criminal activity across America over the past few years. Today, US Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) assigned blame to the Biden Administration for being, "soft on crime."

"Biden Holds High-Stakes Call With Putin Amid Ukraine Invasion Fears" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—In a high-stakes video call Tuesday, President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. would impose "strong economic and other measures" in the event of a potential invasion of Ukraine, while the Kremlin demanded guarantees that NATO would not expand further eastward, ending in neither side reporting any substantial progress happening in the summit.

"Florida Reports Omicron COVID Case" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Once A Breakaway Tour Themselves, PGA Tour Now Determined to Stifle Competition" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"DeSantis Says He'll Sign Open Carry Gun Bill Into Law" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—According to the National Association for Gun Rights, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has “pledged his support for Constitutional Carry” and would sign into law HB 103, the Constitutional Carry or open carry, measure already introduced in the Florida House of Representatives.

"FPL Bills to go up Because of Fuel Costs" by News Service of Florida's Joe Saunders

"Biden Calls for 'Diplomatic Boycott' of Beijing Olympics" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—President Joe Biden (D) Florida lawmakers are adding pressure for the United States to fully boycott the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics. The bipartisan effort comes after President Biden called for a diplomatic boycott. The Communist Party of China has faced mounting criticism over human rights abuses, and it criticized President Biden’s call as being “pure grandstanding” and “political manipulation.” Still, Democrats and Republicans are hoping that the United States does not join in the Olympics.

"Florida Republican Lawmaker Believes DeSantis Would Beat Trump in Primary" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

nikki Fried is Running a Losing Campaign for Florida’s Latino Vote" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—One of Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried’s gubernatorial campaign’s Hispanic advisors, Evelyn Perez-Verdia, is paid to communicate the commissioner’s vision to the Latino vote, including those Republicans and Independents who may not see eye-to-eye with her or her boss.

"Biden’s Justice Department Sues To Block Texas Redistricting Maps" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—The Department of Justice (DOJ) took new aim at Texas once again Monday, filing a lawsuit seeking to block the states’ new redistricting maps by alleging the GOP-drawn maps discriminate against Black and Latino voters and violated the Voting Rights Act.

Florida Democrats already pointing fingers as they steel themselves for November,” by POLITICO’s Gary Fineout: Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz was heralded as a turnaround artist when he took the helm of the Florida Democratic Party. The big question nearly a year later is whether he’s done enough to help Democrats win in 2022.

"Democrats Equate DeSantis to FARC, Dictators Over Civilian Military Force" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Democrats continue to reel over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to re-establish the state’s civilian-military force, with even some Socialist-leaning Hispanics now equating DeSantis with Dictators Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega, and criminal paramilitary groups and drug traffickers like Colombia’s FARC.

"Injunction Denied in Health Care Vaccination Fight" by The News Service of Florida's Joe Saunders

"Murphy Says Idea That Florida is Becoming a Red State is ‘B.S. by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pouring some “Red Salt” into the gaping political wound that Florida Democrats have suffered as a result of their Socialism-minded agenda, and as Florida is now seen as a “Red State,” some Democrats like Rep. Stephanie Murphy aren’t buying the notion that their political party has lost the state to Republicans.

"DeSantis Champions ‘Historic’ GOP Voter Registration" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) celebrated what he’s calling a “Historic win in the Sunshine State.” The Biden Administration and Democrats have struggled with Florida voters in recent weeks, and a number of polls have indicated that support for either has taken a hit both in the state and nationally.


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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com 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 Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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