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Todd Carney: How Red is Florida?

In recent years, many conservative media stars have moved to Florida. Republican governor Ron DeSantis’ leadership on COVID-19 and other issues has won admirers and helped make him a presidential contender. Donald Trump won...

Poll Shows Americans Blame George W. Bush and Biden More Than Trump and Obama...

With the chaos in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden has tried to pin the blame on, amongst others, the Afghan army and former President Donald Trump. But a Survey Monkey poll released last week shows that...
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Florida Congresswomen Back the Deadly Escalation by Foreign Entities Notification and Disclosure Act

This week, two congresswomen from Florida introduced a bill “to require the Secretary of Defense to swiftly brief key members of Congress if the secretary determines with high confidence that a foreign government is deliberately seeking to kill or severely injure U.S. servicemembers, either directly or indirectly through proxy forces.”

Stephanie Murphy: State and Defense Departments Need to Examine China’s Activities in Latin America,...

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., focused on the “Assessing China’s Presence and Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean Act,” her proposal to have the federal government “prepare for Congress a comprehensive assessment of China’s efforts to expand its presence and influence in Latin America and the Caribbean and to describe how these efforts could undermine American interests."

Michael Waltz Wants Info on How Critical Race Theory Impacts Classes at West Point

Waltz pointed to incidents with the “Corps of Cadets being mandated to attend seminars and presentations on critical race theory that included inflammatory lessons and presentations that are detrimental to the mission and morale of the U.S. Army" and “requested the full presentation of seminars, presentations, assemblies, and other related curricula at West Point” in the letter he sent last week.

Taking Aim at the GOP, Stephanie Murphy Looks Ready to Challenge Marco Rubio in...

After years of carefully crafting her image as someone willing to work across the aisle, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., is starting to go on at the attack against Republicans as buzz builds that she will challenge U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in 2022. 

Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz Could Learn a Few Lessons From Rick Scott and...

Abbott’s attempts to blame the power outages on alternative energy and trying to shift the conversation to bemoaning the Green New Deal is all hat and no cattle. The GOP has been in charge of Texas since George W. Bush sent Ann Richards into retirement back in 1994. Alternative energy sources simply have not made much ground in deep red, oil-rich Texas.

Stephanie Murphy Named Vice Chair of Intelligence and Special Operations Subcommittee

“Created for the first time this Congress, the subcommittee has jurisdiction over military intelligence, special operations forces, counter-terrorism, efforts to stop the production and spread of weapons of mass destruction, and other sensitive military operations,” the congresswoman’s office noted. 

Stephanie Murphy Announces Ways and Means, Armed Services Committees Assignments

Murphy, who worked at the U.S. Defense Department under President George W. Bush, will serve on the U.S. House Intelligence and Special Operations and the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittees which are both under the umbrella of the Armed Services Committee. The Central Florida congresswoman joined the committee this year.

Michael Waltz Announces Armed Services Committee Assignments

Waltz announced he will serve on the U.S. House Strategic Forces and the Intelligence and Special Operations (ISO) Subcommittees.

Florida Senators Back Avril Haines to Serve as Director of National Intelligence

Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined the overwhelming majority of their colleagues in confirming President Joe Biden’s choice of Avril Haines to serve as Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
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Florida Delegation Reacts as Joe Biden Takes Over as President

While former President Donald Trump left Washington early on Wednesday morning, some Republicans--including former President George W. Bush, former Vice Presidents Dan Quayle and Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who went from Senate majority leader to minority leader on Wednesday--attended the inauguration. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., was on hand for the inauguration. 
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