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Good Tuesday morning.

Lobbying agency Ballard Companions has launched a brand new podcast co-hosted by agency companions Adam Goodman and Justin Sayfie.

The podcast title, “thirteenth and Park,” refers back to the two road names the place Ballard Companions has places of work in Washington and Tallahassee.

The primary 4 episodes of the podcast had been recorded on the newly opened Ballard Companions Studios in Washington and at the moment are accessible for streaming on all main podcast platforms together with Apple, Spotify and Amazon.

Justin Sayfie and Adam Goodman are coming into the podcast world.

The primary episode options Larry Sabato, a College of Virginia professor and famend political prognosticator behind “Sabato’s Crystal Ball.” In his look, Sabato appears into his crystal ball and forecasts the outcomes of the 2022 Midterm Elections.

The second episode options Marc Caputo, NBC Digital reporter, previously of POLITICO. Caputo discusses a day within the lifetime of an NBC Digital reporter and gives an unusually candid evaluation of the present state of the information media within the U.S.

The third episode options John McLaughlin, a strategic marketing consultant and GOP pollster for over 35 years. Through the podcast, McLaughlin gives a behind-the-curtain take a look at the Republicans’ technique for the 2022 Midterm Elections, and he additionally dishes some recommendation to GOP campaigns.

The fourth episode options Ballard accomplice Courtney Coppola. Coppola is the Co-Chair of the agency’s Hashish Apply Group and a former hashish regulator for the state of Florida. In her look, she gives a crash course on hashish laws on the federal degree and opines on the way forward for the hashish trade and licensing within the State of Florida.

“thirteenth and Park listeners will really feel like they’re eavesdropping on a personal dialog between the savviest minds within the nation,” mentioned Brian Ballard, the agency’s president and founder. “Adam and Justin are the proper co-hosts for the podcast’s insightful conversations on a broad vary of subjects together with politics, authorities, economics, know-how and tradition.”

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Sen. Annette Taddeo has made the primary main advert purchase in her marketing campaign for Florida’s twenty seventh Congressional District.

The announcement of a six-figure purchase got here alongside a brand new 30-second advert that assaults incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar for “failing to defend our freedoms and liberties” in Congress.

“My household got here to this nation in search of freedom. Freedom from authorities management. Freedom from violence. This election will decide if we stay a beacon of freedom, or we turn out to be a socialist dictatorship. MAGA Republican María Salazar helps authorities management over ladies’s well being care choices even in circumstances of rape or incest,” Taddeo says within the advert, closing with “freedom is value preventing for.”

Taddeo’s advert purchase makes her the primary candidate to hit the airwaves within the Basic Election for CD 27, which is predicted to be one of many closest congressional contests not solely in Florida however nationwide, in response to a number of election prognosticators.

“Our advert highlights the most important distinction between myself and Maria Elvira, solely one in every of us believes in truly defending freedom. I got here to this nation fleeing a Marxist terrorist group in Colombia funded by the Cuban regime, and I do know firsthand how necessary it’s that we battle for our freedom,” Taddeo mentioned in a information launch asserting the advert purchase.

“Freedom from authorities management over ladies’s our bodies, freedom from violence. My MAGA Republican opponent María Elvira solely pretends to care about freedom however has remained silent as these in search of freedom from Communist regimes have been shipped off and used as political pawns by Florida’s Governor.”

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⏱ — You may as nicely get evening’s sleep on Election Day as a result of there’s likelihood we gained’t know which get together will management the U.S. Senate till Wednesday — and even longer. As POLITICO’s Zach Montellaro writes, it took 5 days earlier than sufficient votes had been counted to name the 2020 Presidential Election for Joe Biden, and lots of the states that had been up within the air can have a U.S. Senate seat on the poll in November.

🍽 — The New York Occasions’ 2022 version of The Restaurant Checklist is out, and two Florida institutions made the lower. You’ll be able to take a look at each Sunshine State mentions with out crisscrossing the state since they’re each in Coral Gables. Zitz Sum, run by Pablo Zitzmann, is recognized for its dumplings, and Mamey is thought for chef Niven Patel’s “clever takes on unpretentious dishes.”

— SITUATIONAL AWARENESS —

@BexarCoSheriff: The Bexar County Sheriff’s Workplace has opened an investigation into the migrants that had been lured from the Migrant Useful resource Heart, situated in Bexar County, TX, and flown to Florida, the place they had been in the end left to fend for themselves in Martha’s Winery, MA.

@GovRonDeSantis: Biden declared the pandemic is over. So, when will he let these discharged from the navy because of vax mandates return to defending our nation?

@LtGovNunez: Adrian and I are praying for the folks of Puerto Rico as they get better from the damaging impacts of Hurricane Fiona. Adrian y yo estamos orando por la gente de Puerto Rico mientras se recuperan de los impactos del huracán Fiona.

@AaronBlake: In October 2020, 54% of registered Republicans mentioned they had been extra supporters of (Donald) Trump than supporters of the GOP. At present it’s 33% — a brand new low. 58% now say they’re party-first.

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@ChrisMZiegler: The most important quantity in Florida politics that nobody is speaking about: 17,197 Whereas Florida has added 1,037,685 web new voters since @RonDeSantisFL 2018 Victory, the Democrat Celebration (@FlaDems) solely managed to persuade 17,197 of them to register as a Democrat.

@AoDespair: How is Charlie Crist not on the pulpit of a Cuban American church in Miami each Sunday till Election Day asking congregants to vote for the person who does misuse refugees from communism as political props? The person who appears them as valued residents of a shared American future?

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— DAYS UNTIL —

‘Andor’ premieres on Disney+ — 1; Biden to talk at a DNC rally in Orlando — 7; vote-by-mail mailing deadline for Basic Election — 12; 22-23 NHL season begins — 17; WPEC televised debate in Florida Governor’s race — 22; deadline to register for Basic Election — 24; ‘Earlier than You Vote’ TV debates (Senate) — 28; Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ launch — 31; Florida Chamber Annual Assembly & Way forward for Florida Discussion board — 34; Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Passenger’ releases — 35; Jon Meacham’s ‘And There Was Gentle: Abraham Lincoln and the American Battle’ releases — 35; Early voting begins for Basic Election — 39; 2022 Basic Election — 49; ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually’ premieres — 52; ‘Captain Marvel 2′ premieres — 52; FITCon 2022 begins — 58; ‘The Flash’ premieres — 58; The World Cup kicks off in Qatar — 62; The U.S. World Cup Soccer Group begins play — 62; Florida TaxWatch’s Annual Assembly begins — 71; ‘Willow’ premieres on Disney+ — 71; McCarthy’s ‘Stella Maris’ releases — 77; ‘Avatar 2’ premieres — 87; remaining Broadway efficiency of ‘The Music Man’ with Hugh Jackman — 103; Bruce Springsteen launches his 2023 tour in Tampa — 134; ‘Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ premieres — 150; 2023 Legislative Session convenes — 168; ‘John Wick: Chapter 4′ premieres — 185; American Affiliation of Political Consultants Pollies’ 23 convention begins — 210; 2023 Session Sine Die — 227; ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ premieres — 227; ‘Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse’ premieres — 255; Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ premieres — 304; ‘Blade’ reboot premieres — 409; ‘Dune: Half Two’ premieres — 423; ‘Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse’ Half 2 premieres — 556; Opening Ceremony of the 2024 Olympic Video games — 675; ‘Thunderbolts’ premieres — 675; ‘Improbable 4’ reboot premieres — 780; ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’ premieres — 958.

— TOP STORY —

Florida second solely to Texas in banning schoolbooks as variety of bans rises, report finds” by way of Anne Geggis of Florida Politics — PEN America counted 566 Florida ebook bans unfold over 21 of the state’s 67 college districts from July 2021 to June 2022. That compares to the 801 bans in impact in 22 Texas college districts. Pennsylvania clocked in at third place with 457 bans in 11 college districts.

The report, issued Monday in recognition of Banned Books Week, raises the alarm from critics that this new momentum for banning books might impair the free alternate of concepts that makes American democracy work.

Florida will get aggressive in banning books from college libraries.

Within the overwhelming majority of circumstances, the brand new wave is way more than a mother or father objecting to a ebook discovered of their little one’s backpack, officers from PEN America mentioned. It’s coming from organized and coordinated teams such because the nationwide Mothers for Liberty and Florida Residents Alliance.

“At present’s wave of bans represents a coordinated marketing campaign to banish books being waged by subtle, ideological and well-resourced advocacy organizations,” mentioned Suzanne Nossel, chief government officer of PEN America.

The banned materials most frequently considerations LGBTQ points and/or encompasses a protagonist or secondary character who just isn’t White. Out of the 1,648 titles banned, 674, or 41%, addressed LGBTQ themes. And 659, or 41%, had essential characters or secondary characters who weren’t White.


— DESANTIS V. CRIST —

Texas sheriff will examine Florida flying Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Winery” by way of Sarah Blaskey and Nicholas Nehamas of the Miami Herald — Authorities in Texas have opened a felony investigation into Gov. Ron DeSantis’ operation to fly roughly 50 Venezuela migrants from Texas to Martha’s Winery final week. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar mentioned in a information launch Monday that his workplace is investigating whether or not the migrants had been the victims of a criminal offense. “The Bexar County Sheriff’s Workplace has opened an investigation into the migrants that had been lured from the Migrant Useful resource Heart, situated in Bexar County, Texas, and flown to Florida, the place they had been in the end left to fend for themselves in Martha’s Winery, Massachusetts,” mentioned Salazar, referring to an help middle for migrants in San Antonio, which is in Bexar County.

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—“Charlamagne tha God praised Ron DeSantis as a ‘genius’ for flying migrants to Martha’s Winery whereas calling out ‘hypocrisy’ of Democrats” by way of Natalie Musumeci of Enterprise Insider

Sinclair Broadcasting’s West Palm Seashore CBS affiliate to host single DeSantis-Charlie Crist TV debate Oct. 12 — The one televised debate within the Florida gubernatorial race will likely be Oct. 12 at Fort Pierce’s Dawn Theater. WPEC, the West Palm Seashore CBS affiliate will function host, and anchor Liz Quirantes will reasonable. The talk will broadcast on WEAR in Pensacola, WMBB in Panama Metropolis, WTWC in Tallahassee, WGFL in Gainesville, and WFLA in Tampa. It’ll even be livestreamed on the Sinclair-owned The Nationwide Desk YouTube Web page.

DeSantis holds a 23-to-1 money benefit on Crist” by way of Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — DeSantis continues to carry a dominating lead in fundraising over Crist. Whilst his marketing campaign shipped hundreds of thousands to the Republican Celebration of Florida, the Republican incumbent sits able to deploy $115 million in money readily available. Crist, a former Democratic Congressman and Republican Governor, has grown his struggle chest again to greater than $5 million in accessible money following a pricey Major. DeSantis’ official re-election marketing campaign account raised $934,942 within the first full week of September, bringing the overall raised this cycle to $23,032,660. He already spent most of that, however nonetheless holds $10,015,983 in money.

—”E-mail insights: DeSantis warns donors he ‘fell quick’ of fundraising objective” by way of A.G. Gancarski of Florida Politics

DeSantis will get standing ovation from GOP voters after flying migrants to Martha’s Winery” by way of Steve Contorno of CNN — DeSantis, talking in Kansas, gave each indication he intends to capitalize on the most recent wave of consideration that has adopted him sending migrants to Massachusetts final week. “It is a disaster. It’s now getting a bit bit extra consideration,” DeSantis mentioned, incomes a standing ovation as he talked concerning the southern border and nodding to the headlines he instigated when he flew 50 migrants from the border to Martha’s Winery. The reception DeSantis acquired in Kansas enforced the notion that final week’s ploy completed greater than elevating consciousness of the border disaster or diverting migrants who could have ultimately ended up in Florida.

Venezuelans’ response to DeSantis’ migrant flights displays various immigration views” by way of Veronica Egui Brito of the Miami Herald — Venezuelans in South Florida are experiencing a duality of political positions concerning the measure taken by DeSantis to unexpectedly fly some 50 migrants, largely from Venezuela, from Texas to Martha’s Winery. Some rushed to sentence the flights final week, calling them “a brand new low.” Others, together with the Republican Venezuelans who admire DeSantis for his conservative insurance policies, imagine that his resolution was crucial within the face of strain to extend immigration controls. There are about 273,216 Venezuelans dwelling in Florida, making it the state with the biggest variety of Venezuelans in the US.

DeSantis advert spotlights mom whose son was killed in auto accident with unlawful immigrant driver” by way of Paul Steinhauser of Fox Information — The problem of unlawful immigration is entrance and middle within the newest advert by DeSantis’ re-election marketing campaign. The spot, which is operating statewide in Florida on TV and digital beginning Monday, comes as DeSantis has grabbed nationwide headlines over the previous week by flying Venezuelan migrants to the progressive bastion of Martha’s Winery. “My little one was killed by somebody who mustn’t have been right here. That is what occurs when now we have open borders,” Jacksonville resident Kiyan Michael says on the high of the 60-second advert, which was shared first with Fox Information.

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Crist slams look of ‘antisemite’ pastor in DeSantis advert” by way of Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — Crist slammed an look by an “antisemite” pastor in an advert for DeSantis. The assault got here two weeks after Larry Jinks, a pastor at First Baptist Church on St. James Metropolis, appeared in a extensively praised advert entitled “Outcomes” that included a lot of Floridians praising DeSantis’ management, significantly throughout the pandemic. “You protected our proper to worship collectively — in particular person,” Jinks says within the advert, standing in entrance of his church. However the look prompted a take a look at different issues Jinks has mentioned on social media, the place his Fb feed incessantly leans on apocalyptic rhetoric.

Task editors — Crist will participate within the following occasions: 10:15 a.m., “Cafecito con Crist — Alternative is the Alternative” Lee County meet and greet, Ft. Myers; 11:45 a.m., Charlotte County meet and greet, Punta Gorda. Places upon RSVP at [email protected].

‘Ron’s housing state of emergency’: Video highlights skyrocketing prices underneath DeSantis” by way of Jesse Scheckner of Florida Politics — Skyrocketing housing costs in Florida have made it one of many least inexpensive states for renters and homebuyers in America. Now, a gaggle of DeSantis’ fiercest critics is airing a brand new advert blaming the Governor for not appearing to deal with the problem. DeSantis Watch, a partnership between Florida Watch and Progress Florida, has been bashing DeSantis for months on points like schooling and marketing campaign finance. In its newest video, the group targets Florida’s housing unaffordability, which prompted native and state leaders to declare states of emergency and urge the Governor to do the identical and take steps to gradual the development.

— 2022 —

Migrants who landed in Martha’s Winery had been tricked by deceptive brochure, attorneys say” by way of Marc Caputo of NBC Information — When roughly 50 migrants had been flown from Texas to Martha’s Winery, they got a brochure about housing, money help and jobs for refugees. One drawback with what the brochure was selling: the migrants aren’t wherever near being categorized as refugees, a particular time period underneath U.S. immigration legislation. The implicit guarantees of assist had been deceptive and doubtlessly felony, in response to the Attorneys for Civil Rights, a nonprofit authorized help group representing 30 of the individuals who landed on the Massachusetts island final week. Underneath immigration legislation, asylum-seekers must undergo a course of earlier than they are often granted asylum after which apply for refugee standing to obtain advantages, equivalent to these promised within the brochure given to the Martha’s Winery migrants.

Refugee advantages don’t apply to the migrants despatched to Martha’s Winery.

DeSantis’ heartless migrant stunt gives a preview of 2024” by way of John Cassidy of The New Yorker — In discussing the latest escalation in tensions between purple America and blue America, The Economist famous “echoes right here of the tussles between southern and northern states” within the remaining years of the antebellum period. However the journal additionally acknowledged flatly, “America just isn’t going to have one other civil struggle, as some feverish pundits speculate.” However what’s abundantly clear is that the migrant stunt has supplied a preview of the 2024 presidential marketing campaign, during which DeSantis is prone to function prominently. In attempting to place himself as a viable conservative various to Trump, DeSantis is utilizing emotive points equivalent to immigration and abortion and faculty curricula to boost his nationwide profile as a tradition warrior. His technique displays the make-up of immediately’s Republican Celebration.

Val Demings places one other $637K into TV advertisements — U.S. Rep. Demings has spent one other $637,234 on broadcast advertisements in her marketing campaign for U.S. Senate. In line with AdImpact, the purchase will cowl advertisements airing immediately by Monday in seven media markets. The Miami market accounts for $203,719 of the purchase, adopted by $162,900 in Orlando, $119,944 in West Palm Seashore, $75,850 in Tampa, $65,400 in Jacksonville, $8,164 in Tallahassee and $1,255 in Ft. Myers. Demings has now spent $18.7 million on advertisements this cycle. Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and the political committees supporting his re-election marketing campaign have spent $13.6 million so far.

Ashley Moody on Democrats outraged over migrant transports: ‘Take the border to them’” by way of Amber Jo Cooper of Florida’s Voice — Moody spoke throughout a Fox & Associates look saying the DeSantis Administration is sending migrants to Martha’s Winery to power Democrat leaders to acknowledge the hurt brought on by the disaster on the border. “How badly did your Gov. Ron DeSantis simply expose absolutely the hypocrisy of the left on this?” host Todd Piro requested. “These leaders, their most popular technique to handle that is to sit down on excessive, challenge edicts and opinions, deny there’s a disaster, deny Individuals are dying at report charges each single day as a result of the border is open and there’s fentanyl. We will let you know there’s a disaster,” mentioned Moody.

—”‘Able to battle for change’: Jane Fonda Local weather PAC backs Aramis Ayala for Legal professional Basic” by way of Jesse Scheckner of Florida Politics

Loranne Ausley versus Corey Simon: Democrats at 5 to 1 money drawback; GOP Senate supermajority on the road” by way of James Name of the Tallahassee Democrat — The Florida Republican Senatorial Marketing campaign Committee in August launched an estimated $500,000 tv promoting purchase by the top of September on behalf of Simon’s bid to unseat incumbent Sen. Ausley, a Tallahassee Democrat. Simon is a Florida State College soccer legend, having performed on the 1999 Nationwide Championship group and later gained a Tremendous Bowl ring as a member of the 2006 Indianapolis Colts. Already pumping mailboxes with mailers, the Simon marketing campaign begins blanketing the airwaves with commercials this week.

Republican candidate in Broward’s solidly blue HD 101 pulls forward in cash-on-hand” by way of Anne Geggis of Florida Politics — Man Silla has staked $24,000 on his marketing campaign to flip Broward County’s Home District 101 purple. Undoubtedly, he’ll have an uphill battle in opposition to the numbers. Election information reveals Biden gained the south Broward County legislative district by 14 proportion factors. Technically, although, Silla’s forward in cash-on-hand. His Democratic rival, Hillary Cassel, burned by $523,978, together with $65,000 of her personal cash, throughout a three-way Democratic Major in HD 101. Between her private account and her political committee, Associates of Hillary Cassel, the Hollywood lawyer has $7,779 to spend on her marketing campaign.

Man Silla faces Hillary Cassel to show a blue Broward district purple.

Vicki Lopez raises $74K for HD 113 bid with massive GOP enhance” by way of Jesse Scheckner of Florida Politics — Lopez, a public affairs marketing consultant and GOP political insider, amassed $79,000 for her bid to take Home District 113 this fall. Almost two-thirds of that got here from the Republican Celebration of Florida. Lopez’s marketing campaign account acquired a $49,000 money infusion from the Florida GOP, her largest single contribution between Aug. 1 and Sept. 9, plus one other $20,000 from numerous donors. Her political committee, Frequent Sense Authorities, took $10,000 from the Regulation Workplaces of Fernando Pomares, a Miami-based agency specializing in actual property, private harm and medical malpractice.

— STATEWIDE —

Florida Home Dems urge GOP leaders to dam utilizing taxpayer funds for transporting migrants” by way of Issac Morgan of Florida Phoenix — Florida Democrats within the state Home on Monday questioned the legality of DeSantis’ latest transfer that transported about 50 asylum-seekers from Florida to Martha’s Winery and urged GOP leaders to cease utilizing “inappropriate use of taxpayer {dollars}” for the operation that has sparked nationwide outrage. Following the controversy, the Democratic Home members despatched a letter to Florida Home Speaker Chris Sprowls and Home Appropriations Chair Jay Trumbull “to object to Gov. DeSantis and Florida Division of Transportation’s illegal actions …”

Democrats urge Chris Sprowls to take a better take a look at the cash spent to fly Texas migrants to Massachusetts.

Civil rights group gives money reward for information on ‘Perla,’ who lured migrants onto Martha’s Winery flights” by way of Sanford Nowlin of Artistic Loafing — A number one Latinx civil-rights group is providing a $5,000 reward for data resulting in the identification of a girl who allegedly lured 50 migrants in San Antonio onto flights final week that dumped them in Martha’s Winery. Officers with the League of United Latin American Residents mentioned asylum-seekers stranded within the East Coast resort neighborhood mentioned a girl who recognized herself as “Perla” falsely promised them three months of labor. She additionally lied concerning the vacation spot of the flights, claiming they had been going to Boston, LULAC maintains.

Massachusetts lawmakers be a part of requires federal investigation after migrants flown to Martha’s Winery” by way of WCVB — Massachusetts state lawmakers who signify Cape Cod and the islands are becoming a member of requires a federal investigation after dozens of migrants had been flown from Texas to Martha’s Winery on flights paid for by Florida’s state authorities. State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, who represents Falmouth, Martha’s Winery, Nantucket, and Gosnold, mentioned in an announcement he’s requesting an investigation by the Division of Justice.

Decide prefers a trial for DeSantis’ elimination of Tampa prosecutor” by way of Lawrence Mower and Sue Carlton of the Tampa Bay Occasions — A federal choose listening to the case of Hillsborough County’s ousted state lawyer seems to favor a speedy trial over instantly reinstating Andrew Warren to resolve the problem “as soon as and for all.” Throughout an almost two-hour listening to in Tallahassee, Senior U.S. District Decide Robert L. Hinkle indicated he’d prefer to keep away from the doable back-and-forth impact of reinstating Warren, solely to have it doubtlessly overturned by an appeals court docket. “The general public isn’t served by yo-yo-ing this workplace,” Hinkle mentioned. “It’s everybody’s intent to get this executed simply as rapidly as doable.”

Schooling Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. to unvaccinated, fired New York lecturers: Come to Florida” by way of Lydia Nusbaum of Florida’s Voice — New York Metropolis reportedly fired 850 educators as a result of they weren’t vaccinated, prompting Florida Schooling Commissioner Diaz Jr. to ask them to show in Florida Monday. The New York Publish stories that the town Division of Schooling fired 850 lecturers and classroom aides in New York Metropolis. The latest lower introduced the overall variety of these fired as a result of didn’t observe a vaccine mandate to almost 2,000 college staff. “Come on right down to the free state of Florida!” Diaz mentioned. “We’re proud to supply reciprocity to New York lecturers.”

Florida Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz’s tour for abortion opponents provokes considerations about court docket bias at vital second” by way of Noreen Marcus of the Florida Bulldog — Because the raging nationwide debate over abortion was beginning to engulf the Florida Supreme Court docket final January, now-Chief Justice Muñiz personally led a personal courthouse tour for an anti-abortion crusader and his supporters. The tour taken by John Stemberger and members of his Florida Household Coverage Council (FFPC) is attracting a lot behind-the-scenes consideration on the state’s strongest court docket. Attorneys and others have flooded the court docket’s communication workplace with public report requests for details about the Jan. 25 tour, in response to a court docket worker who spoke with Florida Bulldog on situation of anonymity. “There’s lots of scrambling occurring upstairs,” mentioned the worker, who fears getting fired if recognized. “It feels spooky round right here proper now. Everyone seems to be tense.”

A personal tour by Carlos Muñiz might trigger authorized complications.

Occurring immediately — Committees of the Residents Property Insurance coverage Corp. Board of Governors meet earlier than a full board assembly Wednesday: Committee conferences start at 1 p.m., World Golf Village Renaissance, 500 South Legacy Path, St. Augustine. Zoom hyperlink right here. Name-in quantity: 1-786-635-1003. Code: 89801242389.

Occurring immediately — The Florida Gaming Management Fee meets: 10 a.m. Assembly hyperlink right here. Name-in quantity: 1-866-899-4679. Code: 426005725.

Florida toddler recovers after catching monkeypox, CDC says” by way of Caroline Catherman of the Orlando Sentinel — A Florida toddler has recovered after catching monkeypox in August, a brand new CDC report mentioned. The toddler was admitted to an unnamed Florida hospital with a rash and cellulitis, in response to the report. Rashes and lesions unfold all through their physique, together with their arms, legs, soles of their ft, face, and eyelids. The contaminated toddler was lower than 2 months outdated.

— D.C. MATTERS —

Joe Biden tries as soon as once more to counsel victory over the coronavirus” by way of Philip Bump of The Washington Publish — The political finish of the coronavirus pandemic in the US seems to have come not from a proper White Home assertion however, as a substitute, in response to a reporter’s query. “Is the pandemic over?” CBS Information’s Scott Pelley requested Biden in an interview carried out final week for “60 Minutes.” “The pandemic is over,” Biden replied flatly. Biden’s new declaration concerning the state of the pandemic is curious for a number of causes. One is the timing. The federal government just lately accredited an up to date booster geared toward higher containing the unfold of the extremely contagious omicron variant of the virus.

Joe Biden says the pandemic is over. Is it?

Hunter Biden probe: Senate Republicans demand particular counsel authority for prosecutor as inquiry heats up” by way of Tyler Olson of Fox Information — Over 30 Senate Republicans are calling on Legal professional Basic Merrick Garland to present the prosecutor investigating Biden particular counsel authority because the investigation into the President’s son heats up. In a letter led by Sen. John Cornyn, Judiciary Committee Rating Member Chuck Grassley, and Minority Chief Mitch McConnell, the Senators warn of potential political interference within the high-profile probe being carried out by Delaware U.S. Legal professional David Weiss, a prosecutor appointed by Trump. The Senators plan to ship the letter later Monday.

Marco Rubio sees ‘large disconnect’ between elites, ‘actual world’” by way of A.G. Gancarski of Florida Politics — “So you may have this large disconnect, frankly in each events between the individuals who stay in New York and management media, the individuals who stay in LA and management leisure, the individuals who stay in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. and management politics, between them and what’s necessary to them, and what issues to hundreds of thousands and hundreds of thousands of individuals in the true world. That’s the disconnect that’s taking part in out,” Rubio instructed CBS 12 in West Palm Seashore. Rubio mentioned the “disconnect” was particularly “between on a regular basis working Individuals who govern themselves by frequent sense and a small group of elites in each events who’re fully insulated and remoted from all of this. That’s the true disconnect that’s driving this anger.”

Two senior Democrats, Dick Durbin and Elizabeth Warren, need extra federal oversight after DeSantis despatched migrants to Martha’s Winery.” by way of Marianne LeVine of POLITICO — Two senior Democrats, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Durbin and Sen. Warren mentioned Monday that extra federal oversight over authorities funds was wanted after stories that DeSantis could have used curiosity earned from federal COVID-19 help to pay to ship migrants to Martha’s Winery. The senior Senator from the state the place DeSantis flew the group of migrants referred to as for an investigation past Congress. “The Division of Justice needs to be exploring whether or not any legal guidelines had been damaged,” Warren mentioned.

— EPILOGUE TRUMP —

Donald Trump’s unhinged rage in Ohio reveals the hazard of a GOP Congress” by way of Greg Sargent of The Washington Publish — Trump’s weekend rally in Ohio had no scarcity of darkish and disturbing moments: He mocked GOP Senate nominee J.D. Vance for “kissing my ass,” referred to as for Singapore-style executions of drug sellers and loved a second of ritualistic crowd adulation set to what seemed like a QAnon music. Trump additionally delivered a deeply severe message with real-world implications. He absolutely expects a GOP Congress to make use of its energy to put him exterior the attain of any and all investigations and prosecutions, now and into the longer term.

Donald Trump goes ballistic in Ohio.

— LOCAL: S. FL —

Decide gained’t step down from Stoneman Douglas mass capturing case” by way of Rafael Olmeda of the South Florida Solar-Sentinel — Broward Circuit Decide Elizabeth Scherer refused to step down from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive College mass capturing case Monday, dismissing a protection demand filed Friday as “legally inadequate.” It’s the one remark a choose is allowed to make when requested to recuse oneself, and Scherer did it in writing, handing copies of her ruling to attorneys on either side with out addressing it in open court docket.

Elizabeth Scherer just isn’t backing down.

Former Major opponent endorses Kevin Marino Cabrera for Miami-Dade Fee” by way of Jesse Scheckner of Florida Politics — Cabrera’s marketing campaign for the Miami-Dade Fee simply acquired an endorsement from one in every of his former Major Election opponents. On Monday, entrepreneur Dariel Fernandez introduced he’s backing Cabrera in what’s now a two-way race for the District 6 seat on the County Fee. Fernandez, a fellow Republican who owns and operates a software program firm in Coral Gables, was one in every of three different candidates who ran within the Major final month. Now that he’s out of the race, he mentioned he needs to see Cabrera win the seat on Nov. 8.

— LOCAL: C. FL —

New Orlando terminal is $2.8 billion guess on Florida tourism” by way of Mike Schneider of The Related Press — Guests to the brand new terminal at Orlando Worldwide Airport could wish to put on sunscreen, shades and a floppy hat. Solar rays beaming by the home windows of its hovering ceilings don’t simply peck on the passing passengers; they virtually smooch them as in the event that they had been spending a day on the seaside. Accompanied by realistic-looking pretend indoor palm bushes, gigantic LED screens depicting underwater springs and skylight views of blue skies and billowing clouds, Terminal C lets passengers know they’ve arrived in Florida. And that’s the purpose, because the world’s seventh-busiest airport makes a $2.8 billion guess when the 1.8 million-square-foot terminal opens to the general public this week that Florida’s tourism is transferring nicely past the pandemic slowdown and has a vibrant future.

Orlando Worldwide’s latest terminal is a billion-dollar guess on Florida tourism. Picture by way of AP.

‘I’ve by no means needed to battle like this’: Residents elevate alarm about rising want for meals assist” by way of Britt Kennerly and J.D. Gallop of Florida At present — Starvation is a pervasive and chronic challenge throughout Brevard County. It impacts the homeless and people out of labor but additionally residents with jobs and a roof over their heads, these left with little or no cash for meals after paying lease, fuel, utilities, scholar loans, medical payments and extra. When Stacy Higginbotham, a mom of 4, wheels her grocery cart by the aisles at a Palm Bay Walmart, she’s searching for meals that may final, rice and cereal, whereas doing a model of survival math in her head, mentally dividing $40 value of floor beef into 11 meals for 5 folks.

St. Petersburg Metropolis Council resignation could have an effect on metropolis’s redistricting course of” by way of Colleen Wright of the Tampa Bay Occasions — A Metropolis Council’s member resignation over accusations that she doesn’t stay within the district she represents could have an effect on the continuing decennial course of to redraw Council district boundaries. Lisa Wheeler-Bowman resigned from the Council Thursday following accusations that she didn’t stay in District 7, the southern St. Petersburg district she represented since 2015. Some at the moment are accusing native pastor and Suncoast Tiger Bay Membership President J.C. Pritchett II, her appointee on the Fee tasked with drawing new district boundaries, of increasing Wheeler-Bowman’s district to incorporate her new dwelling.

— LOCAL: SW. FL —

Stress boil between Byron Donalds, Collier College Board candidate in public outbursts” by way of Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — Stress between U.S. Rep. Donalds and a Collier County College Board candidate continues to play out in court docket. Now, video of heated exchanges between the Congressman and Kelly Lichter, and between Lichter’s husband and a member of Donalds’ workers, has generated new consideration. One video revealed by NBC-2 reveals Donalds at Seed to Desk in Naples erupting at Lichter on Aug. 23, the evening each loved successes in native Major Elections. The dialog references a lawsuit introduced by Lichter and different board members of Mason Classical Academy in opposition to, amongst different entities.

No love was misplaced between Kelly Lichter and Byron Donalds.

Collier Commissioners postpone hearings on land use change to permit medical marijuana dispensaries” by way of Laura Layden of Naples Each day Information — Collier County Commissioners have pushed off a choice on whether or not to rethink opening the door for medical marijuana dispensaries. At a board assembly Sept. 13, Commissioners voted to not take up the hotbed challenge once more till subsequent 12 months. So, the county gained’t maintain public hearings on a proposed land code change as anticipated in October. At present, the dispensaries usually are not allowed wherever within the unincorporated space, primarily wherever exterior of metropolis limits in Collier, as a result of they’re not an accredited use.

— LOCAL: N. FL —

What inside emails reveal about controversial TPD coaching with ex-Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher” by way of Christopher Cann of the Tallahassee Democrat — Greater than a month after the Tallahassee Police Division carried out coaching at a facility linked to an ex-Navy SEAL and accused struggle felony, inside communications are revealing extra particulars concerning the incident that prompted outrage amongst some residents and officers. Emails present that members of TPD’s Tactical Apprehension and Management Group (TAC) had been conscious of Gallagher’s ties with Stronghold SOF Options, the nonprofit that hosted the Aug. 4 coaching session, as early as February.

Accused struggle felony Eddie Gallagher was in deep with the TPD.

Following mother or father outrage, Escambia faculties drops controversial scholar handbook take a look at” by way of the Pensacola Information Journal — Escambia County Public Faculties has discontinued its Pupil Rights and Obligations Handbook take a look at after mother or father outrage over one of many questions. The district added the take a look at for the primary time this 12 months as a technique to present proof that college students learn and understood the handbook. The center and highschool take a look at questions that angered dad and mom mentioned college students’ alternate of nude pictures, revenge and suicide. The take a look at query immediate outlined a situation during which fictional 17-year-old Suzi was talked into sending her boyfriend, 18-year-old Roger, bare pictures. When Roger broke up with Suzie, she went to a homecoming dance with a soccer participant, and Roger circulated Suzie’s bare pictures throughout the varsity.

Nassau firefighter union prez leads cash race for Fernandina Seashore Fee seat” by way of Wes Wolfe of Florida Politics — Darron Ayscue wasn’t the primary candidate within the race for the Fernandina Seashore Metropolis Fee seat vacated by Vice Mayor Len Kreger, however he does lead the cash race, if solely barely. Ayscue has raised $10,000 to this point for the Seat 5 marketing campaign, narrowly outpacing Genece Minshew, who began her marketing campaign final 12 months and raised round $9,950 as of the top of August. Staci McMonagle, the third candidate within the race, is at a determined drawback financially, no less than to this point, with a bit greater than $1,800 raised on the finish of August and round $1,220 spent.

— TOP OPINION —

A sadistic immigration stunt” by way of Tom Nichols of The Atlantic — The Florida Governor’s cartoonish assumption, apparently, was that liberal Bay Staters are simply as racist because the Republican MAGA-base voters he’s attempting to woo and that they’d show it by reacting with outrage when a bunch of Latin Individuals confirmed up on their doorstep. (He even despatched a videographer, within the hopes of capturing the Vineyarders getting the vapors.)

This weird miscalculation most likely gained’t assist DeSantis a lot. As journalist Josh Marshall mentioned this morning, in politics, “bizarre can generally be worse than unsuitable.”

In any case, the present was a fizzle: The locals supplied the migrants with meals and shelter and despatched college students from an AP Spanish class on the native highschool as translators.

I’m nonetheless fairly vehement about border safety: In 2019, I used to be yelling on the tv throughout the Democratic Presidential Major debates when Julián Castro talked about decriminalizing unauthorized border crossings, apoplectic at the concept that nations can’t make legal guidelines about their very own borders.

However DeSantis and Trump have talked me out of supporting harder insurance policies. Why? As a result of intentions matter. A coverage applied by sadists just isn’t a coverage. It’s low cost political gratification masquerading as coverage, and it’ll at all times do extra hurt than good.

I’m in opposition to unlawful immigration. However I’m in opposition to the intentional tormenting of different human beings — particularly kids — much more.

— OPINIONS —

Martha’s Winery freakout: Ignoring the true drawback.” by way of Byron York of the Washington Examiner — Through the 24-hour interval from Saturday to Sunday, in response to reporting by Fox Information correspondent Invoice Melugin, Border Patrol officers encountered 4,431 unlawful crossings in simply three of the 9 sectors of the U.S.-Mexico border. Everyone seems to be speaking about the way to accommodate unlawful border crossers as soon as they’re within the nation and never about the way to stop folks from crossing illegally into the U.S. Isn’t the true drawback the large numbers of individuals crossing into the U.S.? And the way to cut back that quantity? And the way to cope with those that do handle to sneak throughout to ensure that solely the comparatively small quantity who’ve respectable asylum claims are allowed to remain? Isn’t that the true drawback?

How Democrats can flip the tables on DeSantis” by way of Ross Barkan of The Atlantic — The thought is straightforward: Make the Democrats cope with the border disaster and show they’re all hypocrites, human rights be damned. As a matter of optics, it’s not but clear who has emerged forward. Martha’s Winery, relatively than the massive cities, captured the general public creativeness up to now week. However the Democrats have a chance right here. Quite than lament yet one more disingenuous tradition struggle that Republicans are thirsty to wage, Democrats of all ideological stripes ought to use this second to have a good time the very locations that would turn out to be everlasting houses for migrants fleeing violence and financial calamity.

Florida’s high court docket telegraphs its intent on abortion” by way of the South Florida Solar-Sentinel editorial board — The Florida of days passed by wouldn’t want a Nikki Fried to vow a statewide poll initiative marketing campaign to guard abortion rights after she just lately misplaced a Democratic Major for Governor. Voters amended the Structure in 1980 to ensure private privateness, and 9 years later, the state Supreme Court docket agreed unanimously that it protected reproductive selection. As one justice mentioned then, the ruling was supposed to guard ladies it doesn’t matter what may occur ultimately if the precedent in Roe v. Wade was overturned, which it was in June.

— INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY —

— ALOE —

FIU edges UF for highest Bar Examination passage fee amongst legislation grads” by way of Florida Politics — Simply over half of these taking each parts of the Basic Bar Examination in Florida handed, in response to outcomes launched by the Supreme Court docket of Florida Monday. The Basic Bar Examination has two components. Half A consists of the Florida portion of the examination, whereas Half B consists of the Multi-state Bar Examination (MBE). Completion of each components contains the General Methodology. Of the two,794 candidates within the General Methodology, 51% handed. Of the 186 candidates who took solely Half A, 55% handed, whereas solely 36% of the 102 candidates who took solely Half B handed.

— HAPPY BIRTHDAY —

Celebrating immediately is Rep. Jason Shoaf, former Reps. James Grant and Frank White, Chloe Barr of Allison Aubuchon Communications, Kevin Derby, Ken Detzner, our former colleague Drew Dixon, Jeff Sadosky, and the Governors Membership GM Barry Shields. Belated birthday needs to Brian Could of Capital Metropolis Consulting.

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Sunburn is authored and assembled by Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Daniel Dean, Renzo Downey, Jacob Ogles, and Drew Wilson.


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