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JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 1.26.2022 — FL Surgeon General Rips Biden Admin—The Florida Senate's Big Mystery—More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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January 26, 2022

DeSantis vs. Trump?

Florida Democrats are quick to say that Gov. Ron DeSantis is only governing to be able to put himself into a position to run for president in 2024. Now, his detractors want Republicans to believe that he and President Trump are at odds with each other, but DeSantis has put those rumors or assumptions to bed.

According to DeSantis, the two men are on good terms, and the only reason why the media are…READ MORE

 

Mystery in the Florida Capitol

There is not one person (including you) anywhere that has the answer to why legislators many, many moons ago designed the Florida Senate Seal with such a great flaw.

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The Doctor is in

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” to continue to promote the monoclonal and other treatments being used to combat the COVID-9 virus and its variants.

Dr. Ladapo called out the “failed leadership” at the federal level.

“It would be a huge benefit to the American population if they had access, ready access to outpatient therapy, but the situation we're in is actually reflective of the situation we've been in basically the entire pandemic. Which is that the federal level leadership has just failed to see the value in treating people and has created this one track for managing the pandemic and it doesn't work for everyone.”-Dr. Joseph Ladapo

Ron DeSantis-Without a shred of clinical data to support its decision, the Biden Administration has revoked the emergency use authorization for lifesaving monoclonal antibody treatments.

State Senator Tina Polsky-Part of my debate today in Education committee against SB 1300 which seeks to cut school board salaries and require schools to open up every book to parental oversight. The testimony was very ugly attacking our schools, exposing prejudice and lies.

Blaise Ingoglia-It’s kind of fitting that the new Omicron variant is named BA.2 (blood alcohol level .2) because mandate-crazy lockdown Democrats are drunk with power.

Representative Fentrice Driskell-Bills Democrats introduced seeking major changes for recreational weed have yet to receive a committee hearing in Tallahassee. This is a conversation that is long overdue our State. This is what Floridians want us to consider and find a pathway forward.

Rep. Angie Nixon-Jaguars hired a Black Head Coach. I never would’ve thought. #DTWD #DUUUVALK

Jeanette Nuñez-Happy #NationalFloridaDay to the freest state in the union.

Rep. Ted Deutch-One year ago, President Biden signed an Executive Order that ensured transgender Americans could again serve openly in the military. Strengthening our national security means investing in our service members, our diversity, and the dignity of all.

 

Florida Senate
Florida Senate

"Mystery: The Florida Senate Seal and it's big Flaw" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"DeSantis Declares a ‘Red Wave in 2022’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is declaring that a “red wave” will overtake the 2022 midterm election, and his own gubernatorial position is at stake. Political pundits have long pondered whether the upcoming election cycle will see Republicans elected because of President Joe Biden’s (D) low approval rating, and the idea is now providing momentum for the GOP.

"Rubio Called ‘the Very Best for Florida’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—As reported earlier this week, a slew of Florida Sheriffs endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), calling him “simply the very best for Florida.”

"Deutch Celebrates new Bright Line Station" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D) took to social media “to celebrate the opening of a new Bright Line station that will help keep residents connected throughout our state.” The Florida Democrat joked that “during this recess,” he hasn’t taken time off. Instead, he’s “been working… on the railroad!” in order to provide better transportation for Floridians.

"DeSantis: 'We are the Rock of Freedom in the United States'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appeared on the Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle” Tuesday night where he was asked if he and former President Donald Trump were still on good terms. After stating that Florida was a “free state” and “ the rock of freedom in the United States, Gov. DeSantis said that the “corporate media” has made a concerted effort to “manufacture something where it doesn’t exist.”

"Pelosi Announces She Will Run For Reelection in 2022" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

Ron DeSantis COVID
Ron DeSantis

"Florida Democratic Senator Calls DeSantis's Redistricting Proposal a 'Blackout' map" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"National Anthem Requirement Gets House Support" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida

"178K December Border Apprehensions Brings 2021 Total To Record 2 Million Migrant Encounters" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Mills Scores the Endorsement From Another Trump Congressional Endorsee" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With the Florida Legislature expected to finalize redistricting maps in the coming weeks, one of the most closely watched congressional races in the country is the contest to replace retiring Rep Stephanie Murphy (D).

"Murphy, McCaul Introduce Prosper Africa Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—A bipartisan effort spearheaded by Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) and Texas Rep. Michael McCaul (R) introduced a bill this week to improve trade between the United States and Africa. The Prosper Africa Act would “promote two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa.” Moreover, it “codifies an existing interagency initiative developed to increase trade and investment, connecting U.S. and African companies with new buyers, suppliers, and investment opportunities.”

"Rubio Endorses Alina Garcia for State Senate" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) has endorsed Alina Garcia (R) in her bid for Florida state Senate. Earlier this month, the Floridian spoke to Garcia regarding her political aspirations.

"DeSantis Slams Biden for ‘Baselessly Attacking’ Florida" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is once again chastising the Biden Administration, arguing that it “is once again baselessly attacking the Sunshine State.”

"Biden Caught On Hot Mic Calling Fox News Reporter 'Stupid SOB' by The Floridian's Mona Salama

Military

"Pentagon Places 8,500 Troops In U.S. On 'Heightened Alert' To Deploy Over Russia-Ukraine Tensions" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Economic Boom in Key West Despite Lack of Cruise Ship Traffic" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While Floridians may be focused on issues such as CRT or COVID-19 mandates, ship ports have consumed South Florida politics for over one year now. Now, the Key West Committee for Safer, Cleaner Ships is reporting "all-time highs" in economic success with fewer cruise ship traffic.

Cammack Warns of Economic ‘Crash’ Under Biden" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Kat Cammack (R) has been a staunch critic of the Biden Administration. In a recent interview with The Floridian, the Florida Republican warned that the country is headed into an economic “crash” under President Joe Biden (D). The President recently celebrated his first year in office, which drew applause from Democrats but scorn from Republicans.

"Rep. Salazar Praises DeSantis’ ‘Arroz con Pollo’ Leadership" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has designated the Sunshine State as the “Free State of Florida.” He has made a distinction between himself and President Joe Biden (D), arguing that Florida is leading by example in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Though he has received criticism from just about every Democrat in the state, Republicans have shared their support of Governor DeSantis's overall economic policies and leadership.

"FL Democrats Announce Funding to Combat HIV" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The announcement from Florida Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D)Val Demings (D), and Darren Soto (D) is for a $3.5 million federal grant that will “help ensure that residents living with HIV/AIDS can access medical care and critical support services.” The announcement also comes at a time when the FDA has approved the first injection regimen for HIV prevention.

"Waltz: U.S. Faces National Security ‘Crisis’ Under Biden" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Miami Beach hit With Antisemitic 'COVID Agenda is Jewish' Propaganda" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The antisemitic and racist GOYIM TV appears to have decimated antisemitic propaganda on Miami Beach this weekend, claiming that the COVID pandemic is somehow a Jewish agenda.

"House 'Squad' Ignores Rep. Salazar Makes Plea for Help in Cuba (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While many in politics have seemingly forgotten about the crisis in Cuba and the subsequent protest on the island and in South Florida that occurred last this Summer, US Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) has not given up on providing aid to the Cuban people. This week, Salazar sat down with The Floridian where she detailed her bipartisan efforts to provide aid to the Cuban people.

"Feds Launch Appeal of Ruling on Sports Betting" by Dara Kam of News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE --- With the future of mobile sports betting in Florida at stake, the federal government this week took the first step in appealing a judge’s decision that scrapped a deal that gave the Seminole Tribe control over sports wagering in the state.

"DeSantis Announces Florida Officially Outperforming Nation in Job Growth" by Jim Saunders of News Service of Florida

Stephanie Murphy
Stephanie Murphy

"Murphy Touts $1 Billion for Everglades Restoration" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"DeSantis Says Redistricting ‘Will Work Itself Out’ by News Service of Florida—that his administration proposed.

Biden Uses Infrastructure Bill To Fulfill Ask from Hedge Fund Billionaire Donor’s Foundation” by The Washington Free Beacon’s Collin Anderson President Joe Biden used his $1 trillion infrastructure bill to boost an environmental foundation run by a hedge fund billionaire who contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the Democrat's campaign.

"Scott Says Democrats 'Desperate for Power' With Failed Attempt to end Filibuster" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate Democrat move to get rid of the filibuster was defeated Wednesday night, as Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema joined all Senate Republicans, including Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, in voting against (48-52) Senate Majority Leader Schumer’s last-ditch effort to push through a couple of controversial election bills.

"Salazar Wants to 'Seal the Damn Border' With new Dignity Immigration Bill [VIDEO]" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Washington, D.C.—Freshman Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) will be filing an updated version of her “Dignity” immigration bill she introduced in 2021.

"DeSantis’ Office Calls District 5 ‘Unlawful Gerrymander’" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As Florida goes through the redistricting process ahead of the 2022 midterm election, Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) office has taken issue with Florida’s 5th congressional district. Calling it an “unconstitutional gerrymander,” Florida Rep. Al Lawson (D) is the representative of that district.

"Rep. Eskamani Calls Florida's Anti-Abortion Bill a 'Political Agenda'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Abortion has been one of the hottest topics in national politics since Texas passed their ban on abortion late last year. Now, State Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-49) is calling Florida's latest anti-abortion bill a, "political agenda."

"Crist Compares DeSantis to Castro and Maduro, but not Hitler" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Rep. Charlie Crist (D), who is running for governor in the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary election, recently compared Gov. Ron DeSantis to Communist Leader Fidel Castro and Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro but refrains from calling DeSantis Adolf Hitler.

"Wasserman-Schultz Compares Voter IDs Provisions to 'Cauldron of Suppression and Oppression' of Communism" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) compares voter integrity provisions such as voter identification are "the cauldron of suppression and oppression" to that of communist countries as reasons Congress needs to pass the federal election takeover legislation.

Charlie Crist gubernatorial
Charlie Crist gubernatorial

"Crist Dubs Himself as the 'Strongest Candidate' Against DeSantis" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Cammack, Rubio Introduce 2022 Keep Kids in Schools Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Sen. Jones Says DeSantis is 'Consistent on Environmental Issues'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—When then-Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) was considered one of the most conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives just 4 years ago, no one would have thought that he would become the first “Green Governor” in Florida’s history focused on environmental issues."

"Rubio: Democrats Want to ‘Micro-Manage America’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Lawmakers Tie National Anthem to Sports Money" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"DeSantis, Simpson Said to Support Constitutional Carry Legislation" by the Floridian's Javier Manjarres—A little over a month since Florida Governor Ron DeSantis allegedly said that he supported the HB 103 Constitutional Carry measure filed in the Florida House of Representatives, Senate President Wilton Simpson (R) is said to have pledged his “support” for the bill and would urge Republican Senators to present a senate version of the House gun bill.

"Watchdog Predicted Afghan Air Force Collapse Months Before U.S Withdrawal" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Florida Lawmakers Take Aim at Critical Race Theory" by Jim Turner of News Service of Florida

"Joe Biden Echoes Nikki Fried on Election Laws" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With voter rights issues still being debated over a year after the controversial 2020 election, President Joe Biden (D) is now echoing Nikki Fried on comparing Republican election legislation to Jim Crow laws.

"Poll: GOP Overtakes Democrats In Party Preference By 14 Points" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

Florida Jewish Lawmakers Respond to Synagogue Attack" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—On Saturday, a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas faced a hostage situation after three hostages were held for almost 11 hours. The hostages were unharmed, and the perpetrator was killed after a rescue team breached the synagogue. However, there is no word as to whether the perpetrator was killed from a self-inflicted shot or if the perpetrator was shot by law enforcement. In response, prominent Jewish lawmakers in South Florida are responding to the synagogue attack.

"Rubio Vows to 'Restore the American Dream'" by. The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) directed a message to supporters, vowing to “restore the American Dream.”

"DeSantis Offers Up Prospective Redistricting Congressional Map" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gov. Ron DeSantis has weighed in the redistricting process on Sunday as his general counsel, Ryan Newman, submitted a plan that appears to mirror the most-recent House plan that Democrats have called a gerrymandered map.

"Gov. DeSantis Outpaces Democratic Field in Donations Ahead of 2022" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With the 2022 midterm elections less than a year away, Florida's gubernatorial election is poised to be the most hotly contested election this midterm cycle. However, donor data is showing a reality starkly contrasted to the media's portrayal of a tight race. Currently,  Governor DeSantis (R-FL) is outpacing the Democrat gubernatorial field in donations by tens of millions of dollars.

 

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes 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. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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