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August 25, 2023

Florida Surgeon General: Do Not Cooperate With Mask Mandates

As mask mandates return in certain parts of the country, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo is telling people to not comply... READ MORE


Debbie Wasserman Schultz-This is the lasting memory debate watchers will recall from @RonDeSantis performance tonight. He’s great at deafening silence and robotic, canned answers when confronted with hard questions.

Sen. Jason Pizzo-No one shaved off @GOP support from @realDonaldTrump . @NikkiHaley had moments. @VivekGRamaswamy had fun and fouls, @AsaHutchinson and @DougBurgum were dull, melting wax sculptures, @ChrisChristir did his Jersey schtik, @Mike_Pence gave a strained and defensive sermon, @votetimscott attended, and @RonDeSantis evaded simple yes/no questions (on ‘20, crime and climate change) and continues to pretend Florida didn’t close schools, bars, beaches and nursing homes. Even @FoxNews panelists characterized this as an “undercard” event. Trump won by not attending.

AG Ashley Moody-This criminal duo thought they could get away with stealing more than $10,000 worth of items from eight different Walgreens stores throughout the state, but they were wrong.

Florida is a law-and-order state, and these defendants now face serious felony charges.


Rep. Michael Waltz
Rep. Michael Waltz

Waltz Discusses Trump Going to Georgia for 4th Indictment—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—After the first Republican primary debate, former President Donald Trump traveled to Georgia to turn himself in at Fulton County Jail for his fourth indictment. Representative Mike Waltz...

Frustration Grows as National Disaster Relief Legislation Remains Stagnant—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Florida Senator Rick Scott continues targeting President Joe Biden’s administration as he warns hurricane preparedness will be insufficient if action is not taken.

Florida Surgeon General: Do Not Cooperate With Mask Mandates—By The Floridian's Chris Nelson—As mask mandates return in certain parts of the country, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo is telling people to not comply.

Rubio Proactively Calls for Denial of Colombian Drug Lord's Extradition—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland to proactively request that the extradition of the Colombian drug lord, Salvatore Mancuso, be denied.

The Tucker/Trump Interview Blows Up the Internet, But Did it Leave Fox News in the Dust?—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

Trump Takes Shot at ‘Lockdown Ron’ in new ad—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Republicans Debate DeSantis’ Debate Performance—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Byron Donalds Responds to DeSantis Jab at Trump Supporters—By The Floridian's Jim McCool—Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) hardly attacks former President Donald Trump (R) in a direct way. However, the presidential candidate took a swipe at not only Trump, but all of his Republican colleagues who have endorsed him so far, calling them, "listless vessels."

Jason Miller Excoriates 'Horrid' DeSantis Debate Performance—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—While the Republican primary debate in Milwaukee saw plenty of good points made by Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Vivek Ramaswamy, some feel as though former President Donald Trump won the night despite not being present, instead doing an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Mast Blasts Senate, Urges Passage of the Secure the Border Act—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

Cavalry Strategies

Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis

DeSantis Swings for the Fences During Trump-less Debate, Outpaces Rest of Field—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Milwaukee—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appears to have lived up to the hype during the first Republican presidential debate...

Scott Says Democrat Mucarsel-Powell is not a Moderate—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) met with The Floridian Publisher Javier Manjarres at the RNC debate in Wisconsin to discuss...

Mast Demands Answers on Special Iran Envoy Robert Malley—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley suddenly had his security clearance revoked earlier this year, supposedly over his handling of classified materials...

Gaetz Blasts 'Tyrannical Little Mayors' Amid Looming Return of COVID Mandates—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—With the possibility of COVID-19 mandates reappearing as the fall and winter draws nearer, Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) provided his response to the looming threats of restrictions...

Rubio Says US Must Stand with Philippines Against China—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—While Americans struggle with many issues at home, the US position of dominance abroad is imperiled by China. In an op-ed for National Interest, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)...

DeSantis Super PAC 'Never Back Down' X Account Temporarily Suspended Before Debate—By The Floridian's Chris Nelson—The account of Pro-DeSantis Super PAC "Never Back Down" is back up after being briefly suspended on the platform formerly known as Twitter this morning. Never Back Down Strategic Communications Director Matt Wolking...

Governor Ron DeSantis

Lawmakers Slam PARLACEN Decision on Taiwan—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Scott Demands Accountability for DoD Auctioning Border Wall Materials—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—After reports of the Biden administration auctioning off border wall materials surfaced, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) alongside Republican...

Suarez Does not Qualify for Primary Debate—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Despite reporting that he would be taking the debate stage, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (R) has not qualified for tonight’s primary debate.

Salazar Claims Biden Permits Cubans to Circumvent Sanctions—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Washington, D.C.- Florida Representative Maria-Elvira Salazar is accusing the Biden administration of facilitating the violation of American sanctions on Cuba.

Ron DeSantis: The Likable Jokester—By The Floridian's Staff—With the first Republican presidential debate of the 2024 campaign cycle just a day or so away, the narrative that Governor Ron DeSantis' detractors and political...

Waltz Highlights Ties with India Against China—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

Bean Introduces Bi-Partisan Legislation Aimed at Supporting Missing and Exploited Children—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

Mucarsel-Powell Announces Senate Challenge Against Rick Scott—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After Florida Democrats conducted a full-court press to draft former Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell to run against Sen. Rick Scott for the U.S. Senate in 2024...

Darren Soto Once Again In Sights of NRCC on Gas Prices—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Reps. Mike McCaul and Maria Elvira Salazar

Salazar Co-Introduces Passport Modernization Act —By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) has co-introduced the Passport Modernization Act. The bipartisan bill is a response to what lawmakers argue is unprecedented passport delays at the Department of State.

Trump Refusing Primary Debate is the Safe Play, But it Isn't 'Trump'—OPINION

DeSantis Clarifies 'Listless Vessels' Comment, Remains Confident Ahead of Debate—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Over the weekend, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) ruffled feathers in an interview where he seemingly called supporters of former President Donald Trump "listless vessels." Though decried by many as unnecessarily...

Cammack Says Americans 'Losing Faith' in 'Two-Tiered' Biden Admin—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Following reports suggesting the Department of Justice (DOJ) had no intention to charge Hunter Biden until IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler's testimony...

Hutchinson Vows to ‘Prosecute’ Trump in Debate—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Team DeSantis Tries to Clarify ‘Listless Vessels’ Comment—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) faced criticism after being accused of calling Trump supporters “listless vessels.” President Donald Trump (R) and Governor DeSantis have been embroiled...

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump

Venezuela's Humanitarian Dilemma Puts More Strain on U.S. Border Crisis—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the immigration crisis along the U.S. southern border continues with no apparent end in sight, the Biden administration is touting its newest Family Reunification Parole Process...

DeSantis Dismisses Republican MAGA Voters and Members of Congress—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With public opinion polls showing him continuing to drop in popularity among likely Republican voters. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis now appears to be ramping up his attacks against former President Donald Trump, and his loyal MAGA base of support.

Trump Surges in New Post Indictment Polls—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The first national public opinion polls following former President Donald Trump’s fourth criminal indictment show that his support among Republicans is surging.

New College of Florida Terminates Gender Studies Program, Celebrates Record Enrollment—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Say goodbye to gender studies and hello to record enrollment at New College of Florida.

Moskowitz Says Separate Hawaii Relief from Ukraine Funding if Necessary—By The Floridian's Chris Nelson—Florida Congressman Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida) appeared on Fox News this week in support of separating Federal funding for the disaster relief fund to aide Hawaii from funding for the war in Ukraine if necessary.

Donalds Says Biden's Economic Leadership is a 'Disaster'—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Americans continue to feel economic pressure under President Joe Biden. In a recent appearance on Fox Business's Kudlow, Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) minced no words when he called Biden "a disaster when it comes to economic leadership" and "not helping anybody in this country."

Mike Waltz Says Trump Will 'Hit the Ground Running' as President—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

Florida Outperforms Nation in Private Sector Job Growth for Twenty-Eighth Consecutive Month—By The Floridian's Chris Nelson

Castor Calls for Electric USPS Trucks in Tampa—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) has sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to address air conditioning concerns in United States Postal Service (USPS) trucks in the Tampa area, especially during the recent heat waves.

Florida Legislators Disdainful of Nicaraguan Regime's Church Ransacking—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Washington, D.C.- A bevy of Florida legislators have released a flurry of criticism towards Nicaraguan Regime Leader Daniel Ortega for confiscating a Catholic church, forcing the extraction of sacred imagery.

Record Number of Florida Parents Apply for School Choice Scholarship—By The Floridian's Chris Nelson

Byron Donalds

Florida Leaders Call on NCAA to Reinstate FSU Football Player—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In bipartisan fashion, U.S. Representatives from the state of Florida have come together to petition the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)...

Donalds Reprimands Biden for Border Wall and Pseudonyms—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) has fired off two X (Twitter) posts reprimanding President Joe Biden (D) for both his policy surrounding the border and the unfinished border wall...

Scott Wants NOAA to Leverage Rubio Coral Reef Restoration Bill—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

Doctor Says Patients Receiving Unwanted COVID Test Kits is 'Medicare Fraud'—By The Floridian's Chris Nelson—A Florida doctor is sounding the alarm on what she says could be a case of massive Medicare fraud. Sarasota Doctor Sherri Weinstein...

Criminal Indictments Boosting Trump in Polls as DeSantis Continues Fall—By The Floridian's Jim McCool

New Poll Suggests Growing Opposition to Trump—By The Floridian's Jim McCool—A new poll suggests that support for President Donald Trump (R) could face opposition should be win the Republican nomination...

Ashley Moody
Ashley Moody

Florida Leaders React to 1 Year Anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—U.S. Representatives from the state of Florida provided their thoughts as the Inflation Reduction Act enters its second year as the law of the land.

Patronis Joins Rubio, Petitions for FSU Football Player Eligibility—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) in petitioning the National Collegiate...

Hurricane Watch: Sens. Rick Scott & Marco Rubio Pressure FEMA to Prevent Disaster Funding Shortfall—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Washington, D.C.- Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott sent a joint letter to the head of the Federal Emergency Management...

Kemp Says 2020 Election Was Not Stolen—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

AG Moody Files Charges Against Pool Company Owner for Allegedly Ripping off Customers—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

DeSantis Rips $6 Billion Ransom Paid for Iran Hostages—By The Floridian's Chris Nelson—Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced she filed criminal charges against the owner of a Tampa-based pool company for allegedly taking money from customers and failing...

Florida Posts Best Tourism Numbers Since Pre-Pandemic Economy—By The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida depends largely on tourism for economic revenue. Now, Visit Florida has announced Florida has the strongest visitation numbers for the last financial quarter since before the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Gaetz Seeks to Defund Postal Service iCOP Program—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), which protects the postal system, seems to be part of the apparent collusion between the Federal government and Big Tech to silence political...

Will DeSantis 'Drain the Swamp' and Hold Clinton Accountable?—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—If elected President, will Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis turn his political sights onto former Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?

Trump Blames ‘Corrupt District Attorney’ for Witch Hunt—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina


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