Juice🍊—12.7.2023—DeSantis Delivers Masterful Debate Performance—Civil Rights Still on Tap in Tallahassee—More...

Juice🍊—12.7.2023—DeSantis Delivers Masterful Debate Performance—Civil Rights Still on Tap in Tallahassee—More...

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Javier Manjarres
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December 7, 2023

Florida Legislature Renews Attempts to Enshrine Civil Rights Protections from Immunization

Florida Senator Joe Gruters (R) has filed a bill that would outlaw many private or public immunization requirements. The Florida Legislature focuses on continuing to protect civil rights. ...READ MORE

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DeSantis Wins 4th Debate in Alabama

As expected, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave an outstanding performance at the fourth Republican presidential primary debate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Gov. DeSantis appeared on top of his game, looking more comfortable on stage than he's appeared in the past three debates.

The field of candidates has significantly narrowed—Vivek Ramaswamy, Nikki Haley, Chris Christie, and DeSantis

While Gov. Christie skewered Ramaswamy, and as Ramaswamy continued his one-man wrecking ball campaign against former Ambassador Nikki Haley, DeSantis stayed above the fray, and passionately (without many quirks and fake smiles) disseminated his campaign message.

Ambassador Haley did well, as always, but this was DeSantis's night.

Also, it appears as if DeSantis took our advice and bought a new tailored suit.

But while DeSantis won the night, the real overall winner of the debate was former President Donald Trump, who has skipped all of the debates.

Trump contends that he doesn't need to debate anyone because he is way up in the polls. That's a good point.

DeSantis keeps calling Trump out to debate him, but those requests have fallen on deaf ears.

With the Iowa Caucuses a month away, Trump continues to crush the field of candidates in all the public opinion polls.

DeSantis "influencers" and surrogates are frantically trying to spin and argue that ALL the polls being conducted are "fake" and paid for by Trump.

No one is buying that pile of bullshit.

Squeezers

Ron DeSantis- We need a reckoning for what this government did during COVID-19.

State Rep. Angie Nixon-Our greed and cell phone addiction has led to Black Babies in Congo basically becoming slaves. Please educate yourself of the crisis happening and support this organization as they work to help combat this. @congofriends

Carolina Amesty-It was an honor to meet with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to discuss House Bill 79. This bill will require those convicted of causing a death while driving drunk to pay child support if the victim’s children are minors. Florida is a pro-family state and I will continue to make the well-being of every child my top priority.

Sen. Jason Pizzo-Someone tell @GovRonDeSantis that prosecutors are called State Attorneys in Florida, not District Attorneys.

Rep. Matt Gaetz-Former @SpeakerMcCarthy is quitting Congress. He’s essentially saying if he cannot run the place as Speaker, then he will leave.

There’s an Establishment Exodus from the House Republican Conference. It’s my hope that we backfill these establishment entities with folks who are willing to fight for the America First agenda.

But for all of the self-congratulatory videos that McCarthy may make, his unwillingness to stay and vote for even the most basic Republican priorities until the end of his term may imperil our ability to get the job done.

Gus Bilirakis-During our oversight hearing this week, I asked @NTIAgov officials about the implementation of programs to improve broadband connectivity in rural areas. I want to be sure our community receives its fair share of allocated funds.

Jared Moskowitz -It’s time to make significant changes at the border. We should do that with Ukraine and Israel and humanitarian funding.

Senator Marco Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio/ The Floridian

Scott, Rubio, and Balart Seek Congress' Support of Venezuela's Machado—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont— Washington, D.C.- Today, December 6th, Florida lawmakers simultaneously filed resolutions in both the US Senate and House of Representatives to officially recognize Maria Corina Machado.

Cherfilus-McCormick Introduces Anti-Gunrunning ARMAS Act—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Black market arms trafficking is a lucrative business, especially in Latin America, which has seen a spike in homicides...

Wasserman Schultz Introduces Sammy's Law to Protect Minors on Social Media—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—In the internet age, parents must be wary of what their kids are doing online. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz...

Steube: 'Treasure Trove' of Evidence Biden Involved in Hunter's Business—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—House Republicans recently held a closed-door hearing with IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler...

Florida Legislature Renews Attempts to Enshrine Civil Rights Protections from Immunization—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

McCarthy to Retire in 2024, Gaetz Runs Victory Lap—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

President Trump Endorses Senator Scott in Reelection bid—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—President Donald Trump (R) has endorsed Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) in his reelection bid to the U.S. Senate.

Wasserman Schultz, Salazar Seek Miccosukee Tribal Housing Expansion—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—A bipartisan House measure is seeking to expand Miccosukee tribal housing opportunities. Florida Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz...

Rubio Doubles Down on Venezuela Sanctions Despite Deal Being Reached—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is doubling down on his call for President Joe Biden (D) and his administration to continue sanctions against Venezuelan President/Dictator Nicolas Maduro.

Ivy League Presidents Pressed by Congress to Punish Antisemitism on Their Campuses—By The Floridian's Jim McCool—With the Israeli war against Hamas well into its second month of fighting, American Ivy League...

Newsom Says He Won't run of President in 2024, but the Ailing Biden May be Grooming Him Anyways—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—He has denied having intentions to run for President in 2024, but it appears as if California Gov. Gavin Newsom is being groomed to replace ailing President Joe Biden during the 2024 presidential election cycle.

Rene Garcia
Rene Garcia

Governor Ron DeSantis

DeSantis Rolls out his $114.4 Billion Budget Proposal—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

Gimenez Says 'American Public Will Not Stand for Another Lockdown'—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—China continues facing a scourge of respiratory illness that could potentially spread abroad. Representative Carlos Gimenez...

Donalds Blasts Democrats' Deflection of Biden Corruption Evidence——By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—House Republicans' impeachment inquiry into President Biden will hold another hearing with brother...

Alleged Cuban Spy Arrested in Miami After 40 Years in Hiding——By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Yesterday, December 4th, former US Ambassador to Bolivia Victor Manuel Rocha was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and charged with espionage.

DeSantis Says ‘It’s Time to Move on’ From Trump——By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

Castor, Soto Introduce the REBATE Act——By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) joined the bipartisan effort to introduce the Reforming Energy-Efficient Buildings and Appliances ...

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DeSantis's Favorite Media Blog Fires Staff, Expected to Shutdown Before Christmas—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres–With Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's 2024 presidential campaign continuing to hemorrhage support and staffers, not to mention struggling in all the state...

OPEC's Cutting of Oil Production Could Prompt U.S. to Look at Refining Venezuelan Crude—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As anticipated and expected, OPEC has voted to cut world oil production by more than 2 million barrels of crude a day.

Florida Elected Officials Declare Injustice for FSU Football, Threaten Lawsuits—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Florida State University was left out of the College Football Playoff despite being an undefeated conference champion, and elected officials at all levels in the state of Florida are crying foul.

Balart Opposes Biden’s Proposed $3 Billion UN Climate Package—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Dubai, United Arab Emirates- Vice President Kamala Harris today announced the US will invest an additional $3 billion to the United Nations’ (UN) Green Climate fund.

Mast Explains Voting no to Expel Rep. Santos—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Republican lawmakers are commenting on New York Rep. George Santos (R) being expelled from the House. Rep. Santos becomes the sixth...

Judge Reinstates Gag Order on President Trump—By The Floridian's Joshua Smith

Tributes Roll in for Deceased SCOTUS Justice O’Connor—By The Floridian's Mateo Giullamont

Mills, U.S. Lawmakers React to Santos's Historic Expulsion from Congress—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Congressman George Santos (R-NY) has been officially expelled from the House of Representatives...

Laurel Lee Cosponsors Bill to Extend Crop Insurance to Freezes—By The Floridian's Jim McCool—Republicans are now pushing the Temperature Endorsement for Multi-Peril Policies (TEMP) Act. The bill supports the research and development of a crop insurance policy to cover losses caused by cold exposure and freezes.

Dunn Worried About Chinese Infiltration into Northern Mariana Islands—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont

Webster Lands Official Trump Seal of Endorsement over Sabatini—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Former President Donald Trump (R) has traded endorsements with Representative Daniel Webster (R-FL) during the 2024 election cycle. Rep. Webster received the endorsement over his challenger, former State Representative Anthony Sabatini (R-FL), a staunch supporter of President Trump.

Donalds Criticizes George Santos Being Expelled—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to expel Representative George Santos (R-NY) for allegedly stealing campaign funds and other charges...

RPOF Chairman Christian Ziegler Accused of Sexual Battery—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Rubio Calls for China Travel Ban as Disease Spreads—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—An outbreak of pneumonia or a similar respiratory illness has appeared in China, though details remain murky. Because of this lack of understanding...

DeSantis and Newsom Spar Over ‘Freedom’ on Debate Stage—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Mast Engages in Feud in Foreign Affairs Hearing—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—In a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) found himself in a bit of a banter with a Democratic colleague over the border and its security.

Trump Hosts Fundraiser in South Florida During Next GOP Debate—By The Floridian's Jim McCool

Newsom Brings out the Best of DeSantis in Debate—By The Floridian's Mateo Guiillamont

Rubio, Cruz Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Sanctions on Venezuela—By The Floridian's Jackson Backich—Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has introduced the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Reauthorization Act...

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"Woke" Lee County School Teacher Defies DeSantis, Pushes Trans and BLM on Kids—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Six months after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the “Let Kids Be Kids” legislative package into law...

Scott Demands Transparency Concerning Biden's Executive Order—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Rick Scott joined a large number of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden...

Scott Reintroduces ‘College Act’ for Universities to Shoulder Rising Tuition—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Washington, D.C.- Senator Rick Scott (R-Fl) reintroduced the  Changing Our Learning, Loans, Endowments, and Graduation Expectations (COLLEGE) Act yesterday, November 29th.

DeSantis Debates Newsom Tonight Amid Ugly Primary Performance—By The Floridian's Jim McCool

DeSantis Presses Haley Over her Political Positions—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Ambassador Nikki Haley (R) has surged in the polls days away from the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary...

DeSantis Could Surge With Strong Debate Performance Against Newsom—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With his state and national poll numbers lagging behind former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican presidential primary race, Fox News...

Salazar, Roy Send President Milei a Letter Congratulating Him—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Florida Capitol
Florida Capitol

SB 264 Subject to Rule-Making Hearing by FL Dept. of Agriculture—By The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida has made more moves than any state in fighting the Chinese Communist Party...

Moskowitz Says Hamas 'Wants More Palestinians to Die' for Anti-Israel Propaganda—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Israel and Hamas agreed to a truce in order to exchange hostages and prisoners, which has gone...

Salazar Issues Statement on Venezuela's Essequibo Referendum—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina—When President Joe Biden (D) announced that he would be easing sanctions against Venezuela in exchange for the Maduro regime...

Donalds Questions Importance of DHS Funding Amidst Border Crisis—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As both borders of the United States continue to deal with an influx of illegal immigration...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Introduces Impeachment Resolution for DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has introduced a resolution in an effort to impeach...

Scott: No Conditions on Israel Aid Until Hamas is Totally Destroyed—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The Israel-Hamas war rages on, and the United States has been sending mixed signals. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL)...

Banning Lab-Grown Meat to be Considered by the Florida Legislature—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

George Santos Refuses to Resign Amidst Third Attempt to Expel Him—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

Rubio Urges Investigation into 500 Biden Employees for Potential Hatch Act Violations—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—After more than 500 federal employees in President Joe Biden’s administration signed...

FIU Everglades Research Recognized in Washington DC—By The Floridian's Jim McCool

Students for Trump Co-Creator Ryan Fournier Arrested for Battery—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Florida Conservative State Lawmakers Demand Biden ‘Fix’ Border—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

Cavalry Strategies

Governor Ron DeSantis
Governor Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis's Online Messaging Team Really Sucks—By The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—

FIU Poll: Venezuelan-Americans Believe US Sanctions Against Venezuela Ineffective—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—A recent public opinion poll conducted by Florida International University (FIU), provided some insights into the relationship between...

Mills: Foreign Aid Packages Should Not be Tied Together—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With a laundry list of legislative wins firmly tucked away under his gubernatorial belt, 2024 Republican...

Gaetz Demands Names in Air Force Turning Point Rally Case—By The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Last week, news that U.S. Air Force servicemembers were prohibited from attending a Turning Point rally near their base prompted calls for an investigation...

Scott Demands Action as Chinese Giant Files to go Public—By The Floridian's Mateo Guillamont—Chinese fast-fashion brand Shein has reportedly filed for an initial public offering (IPO) that would make the company eligible for public trading in the United States.

Rubio Joins Tim Scott in Protecting Child Welfare Providers—By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Just a few weeks after dropping out of the presidential race, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Child Welfare Provider...

Roy Reaffirms DeSantis Endorsement for President—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

DeSantis Wants to Debate Haley—By The Floridian's Daniel Molina

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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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