It’s official: Former President Donald J. Trump booked at Fulton jail on 13 charges related to 2020 election

BY: - August 24, 2023

Former President Donald Trump, who is accused of trying to overturn Georgia’s election results, has been booked at the Fulton County Jail, according to the county jail website. Trump, who was indicted by a grand jury last week, arrived at the Rice Street jail in a sprawling motorcade at 7:34 p.m. Thursday. Outside the jail, his fans […]

Biden-Harris ad campaign targets Hispanic voters in FL, as well as key battleground states

BY: - August 21, 2023

The Democratic Biden-Harris reelection campaign is running ads to reach Hispanic voters in Florida, part of a 16-week, $25 million effort to target markets in key battleground states. The ads are in Arizona: Phoenix; Georgia: Atlanta; Michigan: Detroit, Grand Rapids; Nevada: Las Vegas; North Carolina; Raleigh, Charlotte; Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Wilkes-Barre-Scranton; Wisconsin: Milwaukee, Green Bay, […]

Proposed recreational marijuana law is headed to the November ballot in Ohio

BY: - August 17, 2023

A proposed recreational marijuana law will be on Ohio’s November ballot after all. The Secretary of State’s office verified 4,405 additional valid petition signatures — bringing the grand total to 127,772, Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Wednesday in a letter to the campaign. 124,046 signatures were needed. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol’s statute initiative […]

Dems tout poll showing Debbie Mucarsel-Powell running competitively against Rick Scott in ’24

BY: - August 16, 2023

Is Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott of Florida vulnerable against a Democrat in his bid for reelection next year? The Democratic Senatorial Congressional Committee (DSCC) thinks he is — if it’s former South Florida U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. A poll conducted by the Global Strategy Group says that after voters heard “positive profiles of both […]

Dengue spreads to Broward County; 10 people in FL have gotten sick this year

BY: - August 14, 2023

Broward County is under a mosquito-borne illness alert, joining Miami-Dade County as dengue spreads in South Florida. The Florida Health Department reported two cases of locally-acquired dengue in Broward County in the department’s latest arbovirus surveillance report. Dengue fever comes from mosquitos that are infected with the virus. So far this year, there have been […]

Sarasota GOP Congressman files articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden

BY: - August 11, 2023

UPDATE: This story has been updated to include Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Posey and Tennessee Republican U.S. Rep Andy Ogles introducing articles of impeachment against President Biden. U.S. Rep. Greg Steube on Friday filed four articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden, all in connection with business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden. The […]

New College president search: Richard Corcoran accuses VP Harris of not reading Black history standards

BY: - August 10, 2023

During candidate interviews Thursday for the president of New College of Florida, Richard Corcoran — the current interim president and a candidate — said people upset about Florida’s new African American history standards didn’t take the time to read them, including Vice President Kamala Harris. “There’s 230 pages of standards for K-12 in our in […]

AP Psychology doesn’t break Florida law, Education Commissioner Diaz clarifies

BY: - August 10, 2023

A day before classes started at most public schools in Florida, Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. told superintendents they could offer the Advanced Placement Psychology class without breaking any laws. The commissioner wrote a letter on Wednesday assuring that the course’s learning target relating to sex and gender could be taught. That target sparked an […]

Is Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. sending a message in his books of the month picks?

BY: - August 8, 2023

Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. included “Up from Slavery” by Booker T. Washington and “Romeo and Juliet” in his monthly reading challenge for K-12 students. The move comes after national backlash against the state’s African American history standards and reports that public schools are limiting instruction on Shakespeare. The Florida Department of Education has […]

FL Black caucus condemns DeSantis for using African American history standards to boost campaign

BY: - August 3, 2023

Members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus have criticized Gov. Ron DeSantis, saying he is using the controversy surrounding the state’s African American history standards to boost his presidential bid. “This governor has proven, without fail, that he has no interest in protecting Black history, no interest in helping Floridians, and absolutely no interest in […]

Another state is removed from list of ‘invalid’ driver licenses recognized by Florida

BY: - August 3, 2023

A little over a month ago, the state Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles listed five out-of-state driver licenses issued to undocumented immigrants that would no longer be recognized by law enforcement in Florida – a provision of the sweeping anti-immigration bill that went into law July 1. That list now is down to […]

No sign of active shooter in U.S. Senate offices after phone threat

BY: - August 2, 2023

WASHINGTON —  U.S. Capitol police officers on Wednesday found no evidence of an active shooter after several U.S. Senate office buildings were evacuated and Hill staffers were told to shelter in place amid warnings of a security threat. The Metropolitan Police Department first received a call at 2:30 p.m. about an active shooter in the […]