Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 6.15.21

Here’s your AM rundown of people, politics and policy in the Sunshine State.
0 102min

Anna Paulina Luna says congressional campaign opponents are trying to kill her

“I do not feel safe and am currently in fear for my life.”
0 4min

State asks for more time on potential Medicaid boost

‘This additional time will allow the state of Florida to continue coordinating with all impacted stakeholders.’
0 5min

Anna Paulina Luna says congressional campaign opponents are trying to kill her

“I do not feel safe and am currently in fear for my life.”
0 4min

Elections law draws another challenge

It argues the new restrictions on voter-registration organizations are unconstitutional.
0 4min

Nikki Fried’s campaign adds diverse consulting team

Fried is entering the third week of her campaign.
2 5min

Marjorie Taylor Greene to speak at Hillsborough County GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner

Greene has come under fire for her history of inflammatory remarks and promotion of radical conspiracy theories.
1 4min

Legislative, Influence & Policy


Purple Alert bill lands on Gov. DeSantis’ desk

The alerts protect people with cognitive disabilities.
0 3min

Shevrin Jones says Governor, GOP ‘ginning up faux outrage’ over critical race theory

Gov. Ron DeSantis has backed calls to ban the theory from being taught in public schools.
1 3min

Gov. DeSantis reappoints three to Enterprise Florida Board of Directors

The EFI board of directors has 59 voting members from across public and private sectors.
0 3min

Civics education overhaul lands on Gov. DeSantis’ desk

Two bills would beef up civics education in Florida classrooms.
0 4min

Auto insurance flexibility bill hits Gov. DeSantis’ desk

Have a reckless teenage driver? This bill has you covered.
0 3min

Communities



Presidential


Joe Biden, unlike predecessors, has maintained Vladimir Putin skepticism

The new President’s ‘Russian reset’ seems to be a return to skepticism.
3 14min

G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations

President Joe Biden, who was making his first foreign trip as leader, praised the agreements.
1 13min

Joe Biden and his aviators greet queen on a sunny afternoon

Biden flew to London after wrapping up his participation in the G-7 summit.
1 5min

After G-7, Joe Biden says he’s reestablishing U.S. credibility

Biden is now set to meet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle as part of his overseas trip.
8 6min

Shevrin Jones asks Joe Biden administration to visit South Florida amid spate of shootings

Jones, an early backer of Biden’s 2020 campaign, is asking for a meeting with victims’ families and local leaders.
2 6min

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Federal


State asks for more time on potential Medicaid boost

‘This additional time will allow the state of Florida to continue coordinating with all impacted stakeholders.’
0 5min

Ron DeSantis accuses United Nations of anti-semitism

Speaking near the site of a recent harassment incident, the Governor took on anti-Semitism.
1 3min

Joe Biden rallies NATO support ahead of confrontation with Vladimir Putin

Biden’s comments on Russia and NATO marked a sharp shift in tone from Trump’s four years in office.
1 12min

Kat Cammack labels U.S. universities ‘indoctrination camps’

She’s co-chairing the Congressional Campus Free Speech Caucus to combat the spread of leftist ideology.
1 5min

Who is Naftali Bennett, Israel’s new leader?

Conservative, religious, pragmatist leading precarious coalition.
0 7min

Epilogue: Trump


Seized House records show just how far Trump admin would go

A move carried echoes of President Richard Nixon during Watergate.
2 12min

Justice Dept., Congress probing Donald Trump seizures of Democrats’ data

Prosecutors from Trump’s Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for the data.
6 11min

Could Donald Trump run for Congress in Florida? If so, where?

He told Wayne Allyn Root he’s interested. It would shake up Florida politics for sure.
6 10min

Donald Trump: ‘I was at the beginning of Ron DeSantis’

Did Trump create DeSantis? He certainly likes to take credit.
7 5min

Facebook suspends Donald Trump for 2 years, then will reassess

The ban would expire in early 2023 if Facebook decides against additional action.
2 13min

Talk of Donald Trump 2024 run builds as legal pressure intensifies

He’s holding a rally in North Carolina and has teased a Florida event.
1 12min


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