The ascendancy of Donald Trump in the GOP primary in 2016 caused a rift in the Republican Party. That fracture became a canyon with his ensuing election win, and a vocal Never-Trump faction growing increasingly louder over the past couple of years. GOP strategist Rick Wilson of Florida has been a member of that separatist contingent, if not its leader.
The House and Senate are currently working on a pair of matching bills involving the state lottery, and the results -- should they pass -- could see a drop in revenue funneled into the education system. Both bills contain two aspects that will impact the lottery, and while exact figures are not available, the results are essentially looked at as a drop in the net returns. The only real question is, by how much?
In a large dose of political delusion, Florida fixture Debbie Wasserman Schultz has come forward to declare President Trump the man to blame for the country’s recent spate of anti-Semitism.
Yes. it's all the president's fault.
"He is the worst perpetrator of purveying anti-Semitism,” she recently said.
A desperate attempt at deflection for the Weston congresswoman.
For weeks now the Democratic Party has been wrestling with the mounting problem of anti-Semitism in its ranks, in particular regarding freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. A continuous list of problematic comments from the newcomer led to the party to having to take action this week, issuing a House resolution on anti-Semitism. And, following the vote by his party, Andrew Gillum, CNN’s new political pundit, reflected on the Democrats' mental gymnastics.
The divisions and battles in politics are something most of us have come to expect. However, mostly what we are used to are those battles across the aisle involving party lines. It's a little different when you witness a conflict erupting between a politician and the heads of a government agency.
But, when Ted Deutch is that politician, the surprise is diminished.
We have just passed the one year-anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. In that year we have watched the amoebic nature the story has taken, from activist students becoming a national mouthpiece to the eventual realization that local officials have become a culpable cabal of enablers.
It seems the embarrassing joke that was the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Green New Deal proposal has not dissuaded politicians from coming up with alternative plans that make little sense. Instead of hiding from further notification, they are proudly promoting alternatives that are just as dubious.
With Rubio at the Venezuelan Border and Trump in Miami, Florida Cements a Place in the Maduro-Guaidó Power Struggle
“Maduro is not a Venezuelan patriot, he is a Cuban puppet. That's what it is.” So said President Trump this week during a speech at Florida International University. Backed by a display of the U.S. and Venezuelan flags, and addressing a Miami audience populated with numerous Venezuelan transplants, his words were not veiled in the least.