Robert Blackmon debuts ‘Together’ ad promoting bipartisanship

This is Blackmon’s first ad for his General Election campaign.
0 4min

No stalking order for rival in GOP candidate murder plot

A judge on Friday denied a Florida Republican congressional candidate’s petition for a permanent restraining order against a former rival she accused of stalking and plotting to have her murdered by a purported foreign hit squad. Pinellas County Circuit Judge Doneene Loar said incidents involving GOP candidate Anna Paulina Luna did not meet the legal […]
1 5min

Corona Florida


Florida’s COVID-19 deaths declining, case numbers falling fast

Florida’s total of 2,340 newly-reported deaths was still the worst in the nation.
7 5min

‘Banking error’ puts bounce in some teachers’ bonus checks

Bungled bonuses draw new anger over $3.6 million contracted check distribution
2 6min

Florida purchases GlaxoSmithKline monoclonal antibody as federal reduction continues

Florida is getting 3,000 of GSK’s version of the drug, offsetting some of the recent reductions.
15 5min

Speaker at Ron DeSantis event extols hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin

The Governor made no comment about the speaker’s claims about the unapproved treatments.
21 4min

Charlie Crist wants new Surgeon General fired over new COVID-19 rules

Crist lamented a new rule allowing parents to decide whether their child quarantines after COVID-19 exposure.
9 6min

Joe Biden admin reimburses Alachua Public Schools for pay Ron DeSantis withheld over mask rules

Alachua received nearly $148,000 to help school board members who voted to mandate masks.
2 5min

Coronavirus


USDA: Ferret tests positive for COVID-19 in Florida

This is the first ferret to test positive for COVID-19 in the U.S.
0 2min

CDC: Studies show masks lessen school outbreaks

The agency is recommending masking for in-person classes.
1 2min

Joe Biden to double U.S. global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

Biden arranging to give 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to world.
1 7min

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

The FDA will discuss emergency use within the next few weeks.
0 8min

Same goal, different paths: US, EU seek max vaccine rates

On both sides of the Atlantic, people have sometimes felt the push more like a shove.
0 12min

New study says Moderna vaccine tops at preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations

Its effectiveness beats Pfizer likely because that vaccine loses efficacy after 120 days.
4 3min

Joe Biden risks losing support from Democrats amid DC gridlock

With the midterms more than a year away, Biden and party leaders have time to course-correct.
0 14min

No stalking order for rival in GOP candidate murder plot

A judge on Friday denied a Florida Republican congressional candidate’s petition for a permanent restraining order against a former rival she accused of stalking and plotting to have her murdered by a purported foreign hit squad. Pinellas County Circuit Judge Doneene Loar said incidents involving GOP candidate Anna Paulina Luna did not meet the legal […]
1 5min

‘Downward trend’ ends for Ron DeSantis reelection odds

Bookie predicts a bounce in polls for the Governor.
6 3min

Anna Eskamani organizing 11 voter registration events

Most of the events will be on university campuses.
2 3min

Ron DeSantis New York-bound as 2024 buzz continues

The New York trip continues a robust travel schedule for DeSantis.
11 4min

Democrats commit $30M to Senate battles in Florida, other battleground states

The ‘Defend the Majority Program’ is the committee’s largest-ever field organizing investment at this point in campaign cycles.
0 3min


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Communities



John Rutherford backs ‘patriot’ Nick Howland in Jax Council Special Election

It’s the first official endorsement in the Special Election to replace the late Tommy Hazouri.
6 4min

Latest from Bill Day



Federal


Ten years after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ cadets see progress

Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the policy prohibiting gay people from serving openly. […]
3 8min

League of Conservation Voters presses Stephanie Murphy in new climate change ads

Ads in Orlando hitting Murphy from the right and left over her budget bill vote.
0 4min

The closer: Joe Biden in familiar role, to unite party on $3.5T

Moderates say everyone for the moment is working in good faith.
2 12min

White House rebukes Mitch McConnell, Rick Scott in debt limit fight

Psaki slams Senators for backing Trump’s debt, but bashing Biden’s.
2 4min

Joe Biden presses fellow Dems: Resolve party split on $3.5T plan

Stephanie Murphy is among moderates who say Congress needs more time.
0 12min

Foreign Affairs


Many Haitian migrants reportedly are being released in U.S.

Florida is the center of the Haitian diaspora in the United States.
0 11min

Marco Rubio wants terrorist tag slapped on Taliban

Aggressive anti-Biden messaging on Afghanistan continues.
4 3min

Rick Scott questions vetting of Florida-bound Afghan refugees

This isn’t the first time Scott has raised refugee concerns.
3 3min

Rescue groups: U.S. tally misses hundreds left in Afghanistan

Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration’s estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American: permanent legal residents with green cards. Some groups say they continue to be contacted by American citizens in Afghanistan […]
13min

Epilogue: Trump


House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Donald Trump advisers, associates

Committee calls Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, Kashyap Patel, Steve Bannon.
3 8min

Capitol rally seeks to rewrite Jan. 6 by exalting rioters

A growing number refer to accused insurrectionists as “political prisoners.”
3 12min

Rudy Giuliani associate pleads guilty in campaign donation case

Igor Fruman will not be required to cooperate in other cases.
2 7min

A deluge of desperate ‘Team Trump’ emails: ‘There is no end to them’

They must really be desperate to think any contribution might come from me.
4 5min

Donald Trump recalls defending ‘Judeo-Christian values,’ says religion is under attack

Trump called it an honor to defend ‘the Judeo-Christian values and principles of our nation’s founding.’
6 5min

Democrats promote Liz Cheney to vice chairwoman of Jan. 6 panel

Cheney has remained defiant amid criticism from her own party.
4 6min


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