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Steube takes on Disney in ‘critical legislation’

Staff Report, The Daily Sun, June 28, 2022. U.S. Rep. Greg Steube is launching a congressional bill to strip Disney of copyright protections for Mickey Mouse, his office announced Tuesday.  WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Greg Steube is the latest Florida politician to take on Disney. Months after Gov. Ron DeSantis removed a special district status

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Gun Violence

Democrats should be clear: A radical GOP is holding the country back

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, June 5, 2022. Washington is broken. Politicians can’t get anything done. They don’t listen to voters. Voters have been making these complaints for decades, but never have they been truer than they are today. The preferences of a supermajority of voters, whether that’s investigating an armed insurrection to topple

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Opinion

There’s no reasoning with a GOP hijacked by disinformation

By Dana Milbank, Washington Post Columnist, May 31, 2022 Once you’ve taken leave from the reality-based community, every day is fantastic! It has been particularly so over the past week. As the rest of the country mourned the latest young victims of gun violence, the QAnon crowd and their enablers in the Republican Party have constructed

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Republicans

Florida Democrats respond to arrest of Seminole County Republican Party Chair

Miami, FL – Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz released the following statement after reports that Seminole County Republican Chair Ben Paris, candidate Jestine Iannatti, and a consultant were all arrested and charged with multiple counts of election fraud relating to the 2020 election in Senate District 9. “Today’s indictments of Republican operatives in Seminole County for election fraud when viewed

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Opinion

Republicans are officially the “Stop the Steal” party now

By Frank Bruni, New York Times Contributing Opinion Writer, May 19, 2022. I keep flashing back to Ronald Reagan’s preternaturally smiley face. That’s not because I yearn for his presidency. It’s because his signature expression — his glow — provides such a clear counterpoint to the Republican mien of the moment, equal parts scowl and sneer.

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Republicans

Marco Rubio is breaking Senate ethics rules…again 

Marco Rubio is once again using the taxpayer-funded resources of his Senate office to promote himself and his campaign. Last year, Rubio gave an interview about his campaign from behind his desk in his Senate office, a potential violation of Senate Ethics rules. Now his campaign’s Twitter account is using photos, videos, and other materials Rubio’s campaign

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Opinion

Steube snubs NATO, fails his constituents

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on May 6, 2022.  Keep those cards and letters coming! U.S. Rep. Greg Steube has given us another reason to replace him this November. Steube joined 62 other Republicans voting in opposition to a resolution supporting NATO. Citing the threat posed by “authoritarian regimes,”

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Elections

Can Democrats knock Republicans off their two-faced midterm strategy?

By E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post Columnist, May 2, 2022. Republicans are running two very different campaigns for November’s midterms. So far, it’s working. To their base, they promote an unending culture war around race, education and LGBTQ issues. But to appeal to independents and more moderate conservatives, Republicans are offering a thoroughly conventional “Had enough?”

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Analysis

DeSantis turns attention to his own national politics as Florida is declared the least affordable place to live in the USA

Miami, FL — Ron DeSantis has again continued to focus on his own national politics instead of focusing on Florida families and addressing the skyrocketing housing and rental costs they are facing. CBS recently reported what Florida has felt for too long, that “Florida is the least affordable place to live in the U.S.” In fact, while Floridians

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Florida Legislation

Maps, Disney decisions nothing to crow about

This editorial was published in The Daily Sun Apr 25, 2022. OUR POSITION: Actions last week by Florida’s governor and Legislature may have appeased staunch supporters but they were shameful partisan politics that only further divides our state and nation. Wreckless [sic]. That is the best word to describe the Legislature’s acquiescence to Gov. Ron

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Republicans

Something doesn’t add up about Governor DeSantis’ math book ban 

Miami, FL — After Ron DeSantis banned 40% of proposed math textbooks in Florida, reports indicate that the only publisher that has been approved to offer K-5 math books in Florida schools is owned by the Carlyle Group, a hedge fund with deep ties to the Republican Governor of Virginia. Billy Epting, assistant superintendent for academic

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Republicans

Florida targets school math textbooks over critical race theory objections

BY ANA CEBALLOS. HERALD/TIMES TALLAHASSEE BUREAU, APRIL 15, 2022 The Florida Department of Education on Friday said the state will not include dozens of math textbooks in a list used by school districts to buy books for classrooms because their content included references to critical race theory and other “prohibited topics” and “unsolicited strategies.” The

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Republicans

While Republicans want to raise taxes on more than 40% of Floridians, Democrats push to lower costs

While Republicans are already on defense over their agenda of hiking taxes on more than 40% of Floridians and raising healthcare premiums for millions, they will also have to spend this April recess explaining their record of voting against measures to lower costs for Americans. Over the past two weeks, Republicans in Congress have voted against bills that would lower

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Florida Legislation

Lawmakers bow to DeSantis on congressional redistricting maps

The following editorial was published by The Daily Sun on April 15, 2022.   OUR POSITION: The leaders in the Florida House and Senate have abandoned their duties by giving Gov. Ron DeSantis the task of drawing up new maps for the state’s congressional districts. Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson and House Speaker Chris Sprowls

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Analysis

New Florida laws championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis now face legal scrutiny

By John Kennedy, Capital Bureau USA TODAY NETWORK—FLORIDA, April 6, 2022. TALLAHASSEE – With the dust still settling from a legislative session where Gov. Ron DeSantis’ polarizing agenda of bills was easily approved by Republican majorities, the scene now shifts from the Capitol to the courthouse. The trail was blazed recently with a federal lawsuit looking to overturn the state’s new

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Republicans

Greg Steube is one of 63 Republicans who voted against a resolution expressing support for NATO

By Charles R. Davis , BusinessInsider.com, Apr 5, 2022.  The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution expressing support for NATO on Tuesday. The resolution passed 362-63, with support from 143 Republicans and 219 Democrats. Sixty-three members of the GOP caucus voted against the measure. Republicans on Tuesday voted against a resolution expressing support for NATO and

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Opinion

DeSantis is Trump 2.0

By Charles M. Blow , NY Times Opinion Columnist,  March 27, 2022 The greatest damage Donald Trump did may not be in the actions he took but in the influence he had. Trump isn’t the brightest bulb. He’s tremendously talented as a room reader and as a reflector of emotion, but he is no brilliant tactician,

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Opinion

Rick Scott’s tax plan is a scary idea

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on April 1, 2022. OUR POSITION: If Republicans embrace Sen. Rick Scott’s tax ideas they will jeopardize a chance to control Congress. U.S. President Joe Biden wants to impose a 20% minimum tax on billionaires and raise corporate tax rates. On the other side of the

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Analysis

Politico: DeSantis’ is eerie quiet on Russia

Early last week, the Florida Democratic Party called on Governor Ron DeSantis to divest nearly $300 million in state funds invested in Russian assets. On Friday, following reports that Russia’s bombing of a Ukrainian theater killed more than 300 civilians, 11 Democratic members of Florida’s Congressional delegation echoed the Florida Democratic Party’s call for divestment

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