43-year-old Tampa man, Lewis Matthews, was sentenced to life in prison by Circuit Court Judge Kimberly Fernandez today for sexually battering and molesting his girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter—then pouring bleach onto her genitals to try to destroy evidence of the crime. Matthews was found guilty on June 4 following a three-dayContinue Reading

On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that state law enforcement officers have deployed to Texas to provide additional support in response to the security crisis at the southern border. “When the Governors of Texas and Arizona reached out for help, Florida answered the call,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “We areContinue Reading

On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 5, SB 1108 and HB 233 that will collectively strengthen civics instruction and civics literacy education in Florida’s kindergarten through postsecondary public schools. “I’m proud to sign three bills today that prioritize civics education in our schools,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “The sadContinue Reading

Philippines populist President, Rodrigo Duterte is making headlines again with his iron fist statements and declarations. With increasing vaccine hesitancy on the archipelago,  Duterte outrageously said yesterday, “To protect the people, I have to sequester you in jail. Now choose — get vaccinated, or I’ll lock you up in aContinue Reading

Opponents have been quick to sue and attack the Florida voting law. Below is the full press release from the SPLC as we highlight and fact check some points. FACT: Florida Senate Bill 90 limits use of drop boxes to a county’s early voting hours of operation, requires drop boxesContinue Reading

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On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 76, which builds on Governor DeSantis’ commitment to insurance reform in Florida. This bill protects Florida families by restructuring litigation rules for disputed insurance claims; expressly disallows contractors, public adjusters, and companies from using prohibited advertisements that encourage Floridians to make an insuranceContinue Reading

Gov. DeSantis signed House Bill 1475, making participation in school sports contingent on determining a student’s “biological sex,” which refers to a persons’ sex assigned at birth. “The ‘Fairness in Women’s Sports Act’ signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis is entirely unfair to transgender and cisgender women and girls, as itContinue Reading

On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 1028 creating the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” and preserving fair opportunities for female athletes to demonstrate their strength, skills, and abilities in athletic competition. The bill specifies that an athletic team or sport that is designated for females, women, or girls mayContinue Reading

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Last week, the U.S. Senate passed U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s amendment that would permanently ban all funding of gain-of-function research in China. This is following much back-and-forth with Dr. Fauci, and continually defending against the use of American taxpayer dollars in funding gain-of-function research, which aims to enhance the infectiousnessContinue Reading

U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell has sentenced Edgar Vazquez (36, Fort Myers) to 11 years in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. The court also ordered Vazquez to forfeit a firearm and ammunition that were involved in the offense. VazquezContinue Reading

U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell has sentenced Jamar Maurice James (31, Fort Myers) to 10 years in federal prison for possessing ammunition as a convicted felon in connection with a shooting at an apartment complex parking lot in Fort Myers. James had pleaded guilty on January 13, 2021. AccordingContinue Reading

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Florida State University has agreed to settle a lawsuit after the school and its student senate unconstitutionally retaliated last year against Student Senate President Jack Denton for sharing his personal religious beliefs with other students. The school has also agreed to issue a public statement affirming that student government isContinue Reading

Governor Ron DeSantis signed an unprecedented bill yesterday, which will allow Floridians who are treated unfairly by Big Tech platforms to have the right to sue these companies and win monetary damages. SB 7072, effective July 1, 2021, is the first bill of its kind in the United States. ItContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health sent out a presser to rebuke the continued and new attacks from the media, particularly the Miami Herald. The full press release: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADDRESSES FALSE MIAMI HERALD CLAIMS Tallahassee, Fla. —  On Monday, the Miami Herald published an inaccurate article statingContinue Reading

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a challenge to a Mississippi law that prohibits nearly all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. While pro-life groups praise the move, leftists and members of the press are outraged, fearful that Roe v.Continue Reading

One of the world’s leading two-factor authentication firms has analyzed an FBI Internet Crime Report to reveal which states have the highest chances of cyber attacks happening. The platform examined the number of cybercrimes committed in each state/district in the US and then revealed what that number was per 100,000Continue Reading

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In the wake of the Russian hacking of the Colonial Pipeline, Tampa Bay residents are aggressively filling up their tanks, creating some shortages and long lines across the region. “Obviously, it affects our state,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Wednesday. DeSantis urged people not to hoard gas and to avoidContinue Reading

The Walt Disney Company has responded to the leaked documents of their program called “Reimagine Tomorrow” that is allegedly centered on “diversity and inclusion.” The program, leaked by journalist Christopher F. Rufo,  asks employees to complete a “white privilege checklist,” and tells employees to “pivot” from the “norm of whiteContinue Reading

Florida is suing the Biden Administration in federal district court to overturn the unlawful “Conditional Sailing Order” enacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “We must allow our cruise liners and their employees to get back to work and safely set sail again,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.Continue Reading