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A.B. Stoddard Opinion Column: Republicans Ignoring Threats at Their Peril

After Donald Trump’s Florida residence was searched with a legal warrant last week, his supporters have erupted with “unprecedented” violent threats against the FBI and the Department of Justice and, with a handful of...

Florida Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh in on FBI Searching Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago House

After Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials searched former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach County on Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Democrats looking to knock him off in November...

Marco Rubio: FBI Needs to Investigate Puentes de Amor’s Activities in Coral Gables

On July 31, 2022, a group with ties to the communist regime in Cuba engaged in political activity in Coral Gables, Florida. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation...

Florida’s Senators Back Bill Cassidy’s Resolution Urging Biden Work With Congress Against Violent Crime

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--are backing U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s, R-La., resolution “calling on the Biden administration to work with Congress to develop a plan to combat the rise of...

Ashley Moody Warns Floridians About Phone Hacking Scams

This week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody warned Floridians about a phone-based hacking scam that is increasing drastically. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Americans nationwide lost approximately $12 million to SIM Swap...

‘School Board Moms’ Could Shape Local Elections in 2022

Education issues--including school closures due to mask mandates and unions not wanting to send teachers back to the classroom--are front and center meaning some of the most-watched races in next year’s elections could center...

Rick Scott Leads Republicans in Florida Delegation Accusing DOJ of Undermining Parents’ Free Speech

Last week, Republicans in the Florida congressional delegation, led by U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. In the letter, the Florida Republicans condemned a recent directive from...

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Want Merrick Garland to Release the Durham Report

Florida's two U.S. senators--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined more than 40 fellow Republican senators in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to request an update on the status of Special Counsel...
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Central Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Announce DHS Funds for Orlando

This year’s award will total $3.8 million. Orlando’s inclusion in the program was restored in 2018 after a multi-year drought, following advocacy by the three representatives.

Nikki Fried Urges Ron DeSantis to Focus on Cybersecurity at Next Florida Cabinet Meeting

At the end of last week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried wrote to Gov. Ron DeSantis, requesting that the state’s cybersecurity preparedness be discussed at the next Florida Cabinet meeting, given the recent cyberattack on the city of Oldsmar.

Marco Rubio Brings Back Bill Making it Tougher for Suspected Terrorists to Buy Guns

Rubio reintroduced the “Terror Intelligence Improvement Act” which, his office insisted, will “make it harder for suspected terrorists to purchase firearms” and “provide more authority for law enforcement agencies to go after suspected terrorists, while safeguarding law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment and due process rights.” The Florida Republican has pushed the proposal in recent years with little success.

Thanks to New Buyers, Florida Gun Sales Continue to Increase Despite Ammo Shortage

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, tracks the background checks based on the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System (NICS). The NSSF found around 8 million Americans became first-time gun owners last year.