Frost Introduces Bill Strengthening Spacecraft from Cyberattacks

Frost Introduces Bill Strengthening Spacecraft from Cyberattacks

Grayson Bakich
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July 12, 2024
No facet of American infrastructure is safe from malicious actors such as China and Russia, who have launched multiple cyberattacks against spacecraft. To this end, Representative Maxwell Frost (D-FL) partnered with Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) to introduce a bill strengthening our resistance to these attacks on our spacefaring technology. Named with a sense of urgency, […]
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BlackRock Holds Midyear Outlook Meeting, Say Economy is Entering a New Era

BlackRock Holds Midyear Outlook Meeting, Say Economy is Entering a New Era

Grayson Bakich
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July 10, 2024
Investment firm BlackRock held its midyear outlook meeting on Tuesday. During the meeting, they discussed recent economic and technological trends, such as artificial intelligence (AI) reshaping the world, which they suggested was on par with the Industrial Revolution. "We believe we have entered a very different regime," said BlackRock head Jean Boivin, "The exact date […]
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Communism, Slavery, and Theft: Florida Lawmakers Will File Bill Cracking Down on China-Owned Temu

Communism, Slavery, and Theft: Florida Lawmakers Will File Bill Cracking Down on China-Owned Temu

Liv Caputo
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June 28, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—On the heels of Florida authorities denying the fast-fashion, Chinese-owned company Shein access into its retail federation, another Chinese business tied to the Communist Party of China (CCP)—featured no less than six times during the Super Bowl—has been sued by Arkansas for breaching customer data. And now, Florida Lawmakers want to take action. "The […]
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Gaetz Introduces Bill Allowing Income Taxes to be Paid in Bitcoin

Gaetz Introduces Bill Allowing Income Taxes to be Paid in Bitcoin

Grayson Bakich
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June 26, 2024
Cryptocurrency is a hot commodity, and it could become legal tender soon. Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is already on it  and has recently introduced a bill allowing the payment of Federal income taxes with Bitcoin. Rep. Gaetz, inspired by El Salvador's bold move to legalize Bitcoin as a legal tender, has introduced a bill that […]
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Frost Introduces Bipartisan Bill Improving Airplane Safety

Frost Introduces Bipartisan Bill Improving Airplane Safety

Grayson Bakich
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May 24, 2024
While flying by airplane is generally considered safe, it's important to note that current cabin air systems can be contaminated with harmful toxins. In recognition of this, Representative Maxwell Frost (D-FL) and Representative Mike Lawler (R-NY) have come together in a bipartisan effort to introduce a bill. This legislation aims to phase out these air systems on […]
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Rubio Delivers Remarks on Malign Foreign Influence in US Elections

Rubio Delivers Remarks on Malign Foreign Influence in US Elections

Grayson Bakich
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May 16, 2024
Maligning foreign influence on American politics has become a worrying concern. It is often subtle, amplifying talking points that are already common. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke of this at the end of a recent Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, saying, "Whatever the issue is here, I can see [foreign influence] becoming part of it, even in our […]
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Rubio Says Biden Administration 'Has Done Industrial Policy Wrong'

Rubio Says Biden Administration 'Has Done Industrial Policy Wrong'

Grayson Bakich
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April 2, 2024
Manufacturing was what allowed the United States to become the world superpower it is today, but modern industrial policy does not reflect it. In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) envisioned a new path for American industry, one that involves "focusing on the domestic industrial base and the working class, not fantasies such […]
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Waltz Clarifies Tiktok Bill 'About CCP At the End of the Day'

Waltz Clarifies Tiktok Bill 'About CCP At the End of the Day'

Grayson Bakich
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April 1, 2024
In March, the House passed a bipartisan bill threatening to ban the popular social media app TikTok because user data is stored in China. Representative Mike Waltz (R-FL) discussed the bill in a recent appearance on Fox and Friends, clarifying it was not a flat ban on the app but a means of divestment because "at the end […]
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Scientists Mystified by Erratic and Dying Sawfish in the Florida Keys

Scientists Mystified by Erratic and Dying Sawfish in the Florida Keys

Liv Caputo
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March 31, 2024
FLORIDA KEYS—The Sunshine State's endangered smalltooth sawfish are dying at an unprecedented rate, and scientists have absolutely no idea why. In late January, reports from the Florida Keys began rolling in: sawfish are spinning in circles and turning up dead. Scientists logged the erratic behavior in 109 sawfish and discovered 28 dead—all within two months. […]
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Republican Leaders Anticipate Legal Challenges From Newly-Signed Social Media Ban

Republican Leaders Anticipate Legal Challenges From Newly-Signed Social Media Ban

Liv Caputo
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March 25, 2024
JACKSONVILLE, FL—Monday morning Governor Ron DeSantis ceremoniously signed the social media ban for most kids under 16, a controversial topic that plagued the Legislature and may now face legal challenges. After DeSantis vetoed a previous form of the bill that called for a blanket ban on kids under 16 using social media platforms—regardless of parental wishes—the […]
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DeSantis to Sign Newest Form of Social Media Ban for Kids

DeSantis to Sign Newest Form of Social Media Ban for Kids

Liv Caputo
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March 22, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—Governor Ron DeSantis has just received the controversial bill banning some minors on social media platforms, indicating its signage into law may be imminent. After DeSantis vetoed a previous form of the bill that called for a blanket ban on kids under 16 using social media platforms—regardless of parental wishes—the Legislature quickly drafted new language […]
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'This Bill Isn't About Parental Rights': Replacement Social Media Bill Passes Legislature

'This Bill Isn't About Parental Rights': Replacement Social Media Bill Passes Legislature

Liv Caputo
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March 6, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—The Florida Legislature has passed a revamped social media ban for minors following the Governor's veto of its old form, though critics believe that constitutionally, the bill is doomed to fail. HB 1 was a Republican-led bill banning all children under 16 on social media platforms, regardless of parental wishes. In a surprising show […]
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Scott Announces Passage of American Security Drone Act

Scott Announces Passage of American Security Drone Act

Grayson Bakich
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February 29, 2024
In an op-ed for Fox News, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) announced the passage of the American Security Drone Act into law, calling it "a huge win" against China and its attempts to spy on the United States. Sen. Scott first introduced the bill in 2019, which would ban the purchase of Chinese-made drones out of concerns they were […]
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Florida's Artificial Intelligence Crackdown Passes the House Floor

Florida's Artificial Intelligence Crackdown Passes the House Floor

Liv Caputo
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February 29, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—In an age of increasing artificial intelligence, the Florida House has passed a bill requiring a disclaimer for AI use in political advertisements, imposing a first-degree misdemeanor for those in violation. Proposed by Republican Rep. Alex Rizo, HB 919 requires a disclaimer on any political ad or digital content utilizing AI, to increase transparency […]
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Rubio Demands Biden Delete TikTok Account

Rubio Demands Biden Delete TikTok Account

Grayson Bakich
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February 24, 2024
President Biden has continued to take heat from Republicans for opening an account on the popular social media app TikTok despite banning it from federal devices. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently spearheaded a letter demanding the President delete the account. TikTok, which is under the ownership of China-based company ByteDance, has faced suspicion from Republicans for years for potential […]
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Buchanan Calls Out Biden for Launching TikTok Account

Buchanan Calls Out Biden for Launching TikTok Account

Jackson Bakich
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February 13, 2024
Representative Vern Buchanan (R-FL) chastised President Joe Biden (D) on social media for banning TikTok on government devices while also launching an account for his campaign. President Biden’s campaign established the TikTok account during the Super Bowl. Despite the FBI repeatedly warning that TikTok poses serious national security concerns, and President Biden even signing legislation […]
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Gimenez Blasts American Firms Investing in Chinese AI Development

Gimenez Blasts American Firms Investing in Chinese AI Development

Grayson Bakich
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February 13, 2024
Five American venture capital companies have faced accusations of investing over $3 billion in Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) development. Representative Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) appeared on Fox Business's Varney & Co. to discuss, saying he would ban American firms from investing in China because "every dollar that we spend in China is going to be used against American interests." […]
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Ban on Lab-Grown Meat Leads to Fears of a Boosted Chinese Economy

Ban on Lab-Grown Meat Leads to Fears of a Boosted Chinese Economy

Liv Caputo
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February 12, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—A sweeping Florida bill is facing backlash over its proposed ban on lab-grown meat, with opponents fearing limited consumer choices, a weakened American economy, and an increase in Chinese jobs. HB 1071, sponsored by Republican Rep. Danny Alvarez, proposes an all-out ban on the manufacture or sale of cultivated meat, branding violators with a […]
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