Could an African American congresswoman from Orlando, Florida, change the course of presidential history? Maybe. There is a lengthy list of high-profile and contentious races in 2022. But none compares to the national impact, intensity, influence and media coverage that Florida’s gubernatorial election will generate. Let’s set the stage. ADVERTISEMENT Gov. Ron DeSantis Ron DeSantis CDC: COVID-19 cases, deaths projected to drop sharply in mid-July What's really going on down in Georgia The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - House GOP drama intensifies; BIden sets new vax goal MORE , one of the nation’s most recognized political leaders, is running for reelection on a solid record of accomplishment. His reelection would be merely a pit stop on the road to his likely 2024 presidential bid. And, mirroring his uncomfortably close but successful 2018 “Fox News campaign,” DeSantis is again practically on the payroll of the popular … [Read more...] about Florida Democrats’ midterm fantasy faceoff: DeSantis vs. Demings
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For people, policy and Colorado politics What’s The Spot? You’re reading an installment of our weekly politics newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered straight in your inbox . Colorado state Rep. Richard Holtorf, a Republican from the Eastern Plains, called a colleague “Buckwheat” while delivering remarks on the House floor this week. ( Here’s the video .) Holtorf said he meant it as a term of endearment, but most others didn’t take it that way — Buckwheat is a Black caricature, so many lawmakers interpreted it the same way as if he’d called someone “Speedy Gonzales” or “Aladdin.” Holtorf claims he was addressing Latino Democrat David Ortiz when he used that term, but Black caucus members were — and are — furious. Holtorf offends his colleagues on a regular basis. He told Rep. Tom Sullivan, the father of an Aurora theater shooting victim, to get over that loss. He defended Rep. Ron Hanks for making a joke about lynching and claiming the three-fifths compromise … [Read more...] about The Spot: Colorado Republican’s use of “Buckwheat” moniker during House discussion condemned
Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder and executive director of Black Lives Matter’s national arm, has funneled business to a company led by a man she identified as the father of her only child, a Daily Caller News Foundation review of business records, interviews and social media posts found. The company, Trap Heals, was formed just days before partnering with Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation and later became the charity’s “lead developer of the art & cultural efforts,” according to business records, interviews and an archived version of Trap Heals’ website. Two other activist groups Cullors led paid Trap Heals a collective $238,000 to produce an election night livestream and for consulting services, campaign finance records show. In numerous public mentions of their work, Cullors and Turner did not disclose that they had a child together. But in at least one instance , Turner said Cullors was directly involved in Trap Heals’ partnership with BLM Global Network. … [Read more...] about BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Has Funneled Business To Company Run By Father Of Her Only Child, Records Show
Michael Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, argued Tuesday that his client's guilty plea and subsequent testimony that he violated campaign finance laws "at the direction of a candidate for federal office" showed President Trump Donald Trump Caitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Ivanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE committed a crime. "Michael Cohen took this step today so that his family can move on to the next chapter. This is Michael fulfilling his promise made on July 2nd to put his family and country first and tell the truth about Donald Trump," Davis said in a statement. "Today he stood up and testified under oath that Donald Trump directed him to commit a crime by making payments to two women for the principal purpose of influencing an election," he continued. "If those payments were a crime for Michael Cohen, then … [Read more...] about Cohen’s lawyer on guilty plea: If Cohen committed a crime, didn’t Trump too?
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that her office filed a lawsuit against conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman for their alleged participation in orchestrating robocalls that targeted Black communities, urging voters not to cast mail-in ballots. An investigation conducted by James's office reportedly found that Wohl and Burkman, through their fictitious organization “Project 1599,” violated state and federal laws when sending out robocalls that threatened and harassed Black communities using disinformation. The robocalls claimed that mail-in voters’ information would be sent to law enforcement, debt collectors and the government. Additionally, the calls claimed that mail-in ballots would be used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to track people who have not yet received a vaccine. ADVERTISEMENT “Hi, this is Tamika Taylor from Project 1599, the civil rights organization founded by Jack Burman and Jacob … [Read more...] about New York AG James sues Jacob Wohl, Jack Burkman over robocalls