Vice President Mike Pence announced just after 3:40 a.m. Thursday that President-elect Joe Biden had won the presidency after Congress completed the counting of the Electoral College votes. A protest became a violence riot at the Capitol Building, objecting to the election results. Lawmakers were escorted from the House andContinue Reading

With the disturbing chaos going on at the US Capitol today, many attribute to outgoing President Trump, several Tampa Bay area politicians responded. Representative Kathy Castor, serving her seventh term representing Florida’s 14th Congressional district, which includes Tampa and parts of Hillsborough County, said via social media: “It’s entirely outrageousContinue Reading

On Monday, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) introduced H. Res 14, censuring and condemning President Donald J. Trump for attempting to overturn the results of the November 2020 presidential election in the State of Georgia. He is joined by 101 colleagues. According to Johnson, President Trump called Georgia’s Secretary of StateContinue Reading

Former Hillsborough County School Board member Cindy Stuart was sworn in as Hillsborough County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Monday morning. Stuart is replacing Pat Frank, who retired after serving as clerk for 16 years. Stuant and Frank are both Democrats, both serving as a Hillsborough County School Board member before becoming clerk. “I willContinue Reading

During the virtual “Climate Ambition Summit,” co-hosted by the UN and UK, Secretary-General António Guterres issued the warning that the world is facing a catastrophe ahead as it is on track to warm by more than 30 C by the end of the century “unless all countries declare climate emergency.” Guterres wasContinue Reading

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced four new actions the state is taking to continue its proactive approach to increase vaccinations and reaffirmed his commitment of putting Florida’s Seniors first. The Governor made the announcement during visits to Orlando Health in Seminole County and Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. 1) ExpandingContinue Reading

On Saturday, 11 US Senators and Senators-elect released a statement in advance of the Electoral College certification process on January 6, 2021 essentially saying they would object to certifying state Electoral College votes on Wednesday and called for resurrecting an Electoral Commission to conduct an emergency audit of the results.Continue Reading

A new poll by The Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports finds that a vast majority of likely voters prefer a free-market economic system over a socialist economic system. When asked on December 6-7, “Which is better – a free-market economic system or socialism?,” 75% of respondents answered “free-market economic system,”Continue Reading

Governor DeSantis

Last week, Florida Ron DeSantis highlighted the efforts his administration has taken on behalf of Floridians over the past year, producing a lengthy list published on his website. Governor Ron DeSantis said, “This has been a year of challenges, but it has also been a year of historic feats, innovationContinue Reading

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul released his 2020 “Festivus” Report, which details some $54 billion in government waste. The sixth edition includes sections broken down into Health Care; Foreign Aid; Environment, Energy, Science; Military; and Miscellaneous, and highlights include lizards on treadmills, losing over 100 drones in Afghanistan, and combating binge-watching.Continue Reading

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul took to the Senate floor Monday for an important speech against massive government spending and 5600 page government funding/COVID-19 response bill, a speech that needs to be heard. Paul condemned Congress’ fiscal recklessness on the U.S. Senate floor and called for opening the economy so AmericansContinue Reading

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Local News and Broadcast Media Preservation Act, filed as S. 5058, which would give local broadcasters and newspapers much-needed relief from outdated government restrictions that are currently threatening their ability to succeed in an evolving media environment. “With the rise ofContinue Reading

Rebekah Jones, the former Florida Department of Health data scientist, who was fired from her job in May and has since started her own COVID-19 dashboard, tweeted today a video showing a raid by police officers with her husband and children apparently upstairs (see below). Jones tweeted: At 8:30 amContinue Reading

Just like President-elect Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris before him, Reverend and Georgia US Senate Democratic candidate, Raphael Warnock totally sidestepped the question on whether he favored packing the Supreme Court Sunday evening in his debate with Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler. Warnock was asked by one of the journalistsContinue Reading

Governor DeSantis

Governor Ron DeSantis today announced that Florida has been awarded an additional $28 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant in response to COVID-19. This federal Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant is administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and willContinue Reading

Legislators from California seemingly ignored the strict travel advisory during the COVID-19 pandemic as coronavirus cases surge nationwide and travelled to Maui for the Independent Voter Project’s annual policy conference. More than half a dozen California lawmakers are among the 50 people attending a policy conference at the Fairmont Kea LaniContinue Reading

California Senator and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein has drawn the ire of NARAL Pro-Choice America prompting the organization to call for her replacement after she was apparently kind to Judge Amy Coney Barrett during questioning over her nomination to the Supreme Court this week. NARALContinue Reading