Marco Rubio campaign grills Joe Biden, Val Demings over July 4th prices

The numbers aren’t something the Biden administration wants to parade around.
9 5min

Orange County abortion rights protest planned for July 4th

‘The call for protests is probably one of the most patriotic things anyone can do.’
3 4min

Democrat Mark Caruso drops from HD 38, eyes Winter Springs mayoral run

Caruso concluded he has better chance to impact quality-of-life issues at the local level.
1 4min

Marco Rubio campaign grills Joe Biden, Val Demings over July 4th prices

The numbers aren’t something the Biden administration wants to parade around.
9 5min

Charlie Crist vows to veto all future bills if Ron DeSantis, lawmakers outlaw abortion

‘They’re bringing women’s rights to a halt. Somebody has to stand up for women in Florida.’
6 8min

Charlie Crist internal poll shows him with a consistent, insurmountable lead

He’s holding roughly the same lead now he enjoyed in January, GBAO Strategies finds.
14 4min

National Democrats target Florida voters with abortion-themed ad buy

The 30-second video raises the prospect of a nationwide abortion ban post-Roe.
1 5min

CFO hopeful Adam Hattersley makes pitch to Duval Dems

‘Patronis has had five years to get in front of this.’
2 3min

Ron DeSantis raised more than $3.6M in first half of June

Hockey owners and health care providers offered a serious assist.
5 8min

More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems

‘It’s more so a rejection of the left than embracing the right.’
25 11min

2022 – Congressional


Jay Collins throws support to Laurel Lee in CD 15 race

He dropped his own CD 15 run to campaign for a state Senate seat.
0 4min

Republican Scotty Moore reinstated to CD 9 ballot

Moore will appear on the GOP Primary ballot as his lawsuit over eligibility is litigated.
5 4min

Ed Hooper endorses Kevin Hayslett for CD 13 GOP Primary

Hayslett faces three other candidates in the GOP Primary.
1 4min

Kathy Castor endorses Eric Lynn in CD 13

Castor has served six terms in the House representing Tampa.
0 6min

2022 – Legislative


Election qualifying error leads to CD 9 Republican Primary war of words

Jose Castillo accuses Scotty Moore of not following law. Moore accuse Castillo of swamp politics.
3 5min

Shan Rose rolls out FOP, Ruth’s List endorsements in HD 41

In battle with an incumbent and a former Representative, Rose grabs two big endorsements.
0 4min

AFP Action-Florida announces another wave of state legislative endorsements

‘We’ll be working hard to help them achieve victory in November.’
0 3min

Nate Robertson is trying to find a Republican path in western Orange County

Republican House candidates have been rare in Orange County’s Pine Hills region.
1 7min

Donald Trump endorses Joe Gruters

“Joe Gruters is delivering tremendous results for the incredible people of Florida!”
8 4min

Culture Wars


AP poll: Abortion, women’s rights grow as priorities

Will the seismic shift of in abortion rights motivate voters?
2 13min

Post-Roe, states struggle with conflicting abortion bans

The overturning of Roe v. Wade means red states are facing a legal morass created by decades of often conflicting anti-abortion legislation.
0 9min

White House: Feds to monitor anti-LGBTQ discrimination resulting from new law

Ron DeSantis’ campaign says the Joe Biden administration continues to lie about the law.
9 8min

Same-sex couples updating legal status after abortion ruling

‘I have no expectation that anything about my marriage is safe.’
1 9min

SCOFLA grants Gov. DeSantis’ request for grand jury on immigration

The grand jury will target a broad swath of crimes — prostitution, drug crimes, organized crime and more.
5 5min

With ‘Stop W.O.K.E. Act’ imminent, judge denies request to halt law

While Judge Mark Walker’s order sides with Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state for now, he did not rule on the constitutionality of the measure.
4 7min

Legislative, Influence & Policy


State awards seven-year, $140M Medicaid IT contract

The contract centers around what is known as the unified operations center, which is responsible for all interactions between the state and Medicaid stakeholders.
1 5min

Gov. DeSantis praises Florida’s selective civics, history education as exam scores rise

The Governor touted exam scores for ‘anti-woke’ civics and history education.
5 3min

‘Stop W.O.K.E Act,’ 15-week abortion ban among list of 144 new laws taking effect Friday

Raises for state workers, along with the $109B budget, kick in Friday, along with a slew of new laws.
0 12min

South Florida


Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Jeffrey Epstein

The Judge said Maxwell was being punished for her ‘heinous and predatory’ crimes, not Epstein’s. She criticized Maxwell’s ‘pattern of deflection and blame.’
2 12min

Jury is chosen to decide Parkland school shooter’s sentence

The panel will have a task never faced by a U.S. jury — no American mass shooter who killed at least 17 people has ever made it to trial.
1 5min

Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall gains $10K in first half of June for Miami-Dade School Board defense

She’s raised more than 37 times as much as her only opponent this election cycle.
0 4min

Sophia Lacayo adds another six figures to her campaign for Miami-Dade Commish seat in May

She and the Mayor of Doral are competing to succeed a term-limited Commissioner.
1 6min

Hazelle Rogers leads Broward Commission race in May fundraising with nearly $21K haul

Rogers ramped up her spending in May, dropping more than $15,000.
0 3min

Part of famed Collins Avenue renamed to honor Surfside victims

The road naming comes in addition to the Surfside memorial for which the state budge included $1M.
0 4min

America in Crisis


‘Revolutionary’ high court term on abortion, guns and more

Polls show a sharp drop in the court’s approval rating and in people’s confidence in the court as an institution.
4 13min

Clinics scramble to divert patients as states ban abortion

“It’s kind of an American nightmare that we’re scrambling to find health care like this.”
1 12min

Seffner man pleads guilty to role in 2021 U.S. Capitol riot

Gardner urged other rioters to use a ladder to break into a window, prosecutors said.
1 3min

Three St. Cloud residents arrested in Jan. 6 Capitol attack investigation

Charges say they were among rioters who entered Capitol during insurrection.
7 4min

Latest from Bill Day



Federal


Marco Rubio campaign grills Joe Biden, Val Demings over July 4th prices

The numbers aren’t something the Biden administration wants to parade around.
9 5min

After abortion ruling, clinic staff grapple with trauma

‘Yes, we are tired, we are devastated, we are angry. But this is far from over.’
0 14min

From one July Fourth to the next, a steep slide for Joe Biden

The President’s approval fell 20 points in the last year.
9 15min

The long, ongoing debate over ‘All men are created equal’

This July Fourth, some activists wonder if the phrase still has any meaning.
4 14min

Report: New Smyrna Beach family still not charged after $8M PPP forfeiture

It’s a curious example in the inconsistent record of prosecutions of PPP fraud cases.
2 13min

Foreign Affairs


Iran launches rocket into space as nuclear talks to resume

Launch raised alarm in Washington amid the unraveling of the nuclear deal.
4 6min

Western leaders may announce bans on Russian gold imports

Joe Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine during G-7 summit.
2 10min

Christina Pushaw registers as foreign agent, citing prior work for ex-Georgian President

Gov. DeSantis’ Press Secretary previously worked for former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
11 9min

Joe Biden hoping to avoid Summit of the Americas flop in Los Angeles

Without Cuba, Nicaragua or Venezuela invited, many other nations will boycott the event.
2 12min


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