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'Brazen' Matt Gaetz Leads GOP Lawmakers on a Protest for Impeachment Transparency

October 24, 2019 - 8:00am
Matt Gaetz leads GOP charge against impeachment secrecy

As the contentious impeachment effort continues in the U.S. House of Representatives, one Florida Congressman is spearheading an effort to open up the process for public display.

On Wednesday morning, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise at his side, held a press conference in the basement of the Capitol Building, outside of the closed-door committee room where the House Democrats are conducting their baseless impeachment inquiry in the shadows of democracy. 

POINT: Parental Consent for Underage Abortions Is a Natural

October 25, 2019 - 6:00am

Coming on the heels of a proposal filed for a heartbeat abortion bill, another abortion bill is being floated in the state Capitol. This one involves underage females who are seeking to obtain an abortion. The bill would stipulate that the parent(s) of a minor seeking to terminate a pregnancy would need to consent to the procedure.

Now for This Drama-Queen Democratic Ado about the Doral

October 19, 2019 - 6:00am
Trump National Doral

The typical collective over-the-top outcry from the left -- the one that comes to anything President Trump enacts or simply announces -- was working overtime this week.

No doubt you heard: The latest hectoring came after the president declared the next G7 Summit, set for June 2020, will be located at Trump National Doral in South Florida. That the resort is a property owned by the president has the Democrats, the mainstream media, anyone with a patina of #Resistance in their biographies shrieking for dear life.

Will This Be the Year the Bible Manditorily Reaches Florida Public Classrooms?

October 18, 2019 - 6:00am

In another sign that the supposed move in the country away from conservatism is more media hype than political reality, a bill in Tallahassee is back for another shot at embedding Bible courses in Florida public schools. While the reactions to this proposal can probably be scripted (if not already heard) -- after all, the measure went nowhere last session -- there are a number of details to this bill that might jar knee-jerk opponents. 

Talks Heat up around Andrew Gillum as a Running Mate, Exposing Dems' Narrow Bench

October 15, 2019 - 6:00am
Andrew Gillum and Elizabeth Warren

With the latest Democratic presidential debate taking place tonight in Ohio, there is growing focus on the leaders, and with that some forward-thinking speculation. There are parlor games in politics right now on establishing the tickets, and one name frequently brought forward is former Tallahassee Mayor and CNN personality Andrew Gillum. 

That Gillum is even a consideration is a sign of the unimpressive list of names being considered.

Senate Intelligence Report on 2016 Election Details Russian Misinformation Efforts in Florida

October 11, 2019 - 6:00am
Voters wait to cast ballots in Miami on Nov. 6, 2018

As part of a series of reports from the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee covering the influence of Russia on the 2016 general election, the latest release has just been made public. This second report, of an expected five to be made in total, details primarily efforts made by Kremlin-backed entities to have an effect on the election via social media influence and astroturf activism.

Can Florida Become the Next State to Pass a Heartbeat Abortion Law?

October 7, 2019 - 8:30am

In Tallahassee last week, in the House, Rep. Mike Hill, R-Pensacola, filed HB 271, a bill intending to have Florida join a list of states that have recently passed abortion legislation making the proceedure off limits. Read the full text of Hill's legislation here.

Will Florida Democrats Be Staging Their State Convention Without Any Presidential Candidates ... Again?

October 3, 2019 - 7:00am
Leadership Blue Conference last June. Credit: floridapolitics

Next weekend, Oct. 11-13, the Florida Democratic Party is holding its annual state convention in Orlando. With an eye on the 2020 election and a swollen field of presidential candidates, this is poised to be an important and influential convention for the FDP. Maybe someone should have alerted the national party.

The Iowa Caucus in Florida? It Could Happen

October 1, 2019 - 8:00am

Whether it deserves the distinction or not, the Iowa Caucus has been elevated to something just shy of virtual kingmaker of American politics. In roughly the last 10 elections, 60 percent to 70 percent of the winners in Iowa presidential primaries go on to earn the nomination of their party. Conversely, no one finishing lower than fourth has ever succeeded. Once the Caucus was moved to the start of the year, Iowa became vital to anyone running for the nation's highest office.
 

Why Dems Drooling over a 'Whistleblower' Impeachment Will Fail Again

September 25, 2019 - 9:00am

Throughout the weekend, D.C. was in a severe lather over the latest outrage/scandal/impeachable offense involving the president. In fact it continues to gather steam well into this week.

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