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WATCH: Ron DeSantis's Full Re-Election Victory Speech in Tampa, Florida

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr On Tuesday, Ron DeSantis won a second term as governor of Florida. DeSantis easily won over his opponent, Democrat and former Governor Charlie Crist. DeSantis is expected to run for president in 2024. Christ, a former one-term governor of Florida, now has the distinction of having lost an election in Florida on three different political platforms (Republican, Democrat, and independent), and he will not be returning to the House of Representatives. DeSantis, in his victory speech, said these words (transcript): Over these past four years, we've seen major challenges for the people of our state, for the citizens of the United States, and above all for the cause of freedom. We saw freedom in our very way of life and in so many other jurisdictions in this country. Florida, withering on the vine, held the line. We chose facts over fear, education over indoctrination, law and order over rioting and disorder; Florida was a haven of s

Tulsi Gabbard: This Is Why I Left The Democratic Party

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr On Friday, former Congresswoman and ex-Democrat Tulsi Gabbard campaigned for Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker. Former congresswoman and Democrat Tulsi Gabbard campaigned in Georgia on Friday for Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker. Gabbard, who left the Democratic Party in October, slammed the left and urged voters to protect freedom by voting for the GOP. The former Hawaii representative has been storming the country campaigning for Republicans, including Kristi Noem in South Dakota, Tudor Dixon in Michigan, and Adam Laxalt in Nevada. Gabard ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 and has served as the vice chair of the DNC. Her switch to supporting Republicans has caused major ripples in the political landscape. Addressing the crowd in Georgia, Tulsi Gabbard said: When you look at the party that's in charge today in Washington, the Democrat Party, which I just left a few weeks a

'I Crumpled It Up And I Threw It In The Trash Can': DeSantis Shreds Dem COVID-19 Guidance

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr Florida Governor Ron DeSantis talks about his economic record after four years in office at a Broward County rally on Friday. Keeping mostly to a stump speech, the Republican Governor compared his successes with jobs and efforts to reduce the cost of living to the nation as a whole under President Joe Biden.  DeSantis is born storming the state in the final days before the midterms. Polls show him with a double-digit lead over his Democratic challenger, Charlie Frist, a former congressman and governor of the Sunshine State. DeSantis is widely considered a possible 2024 presidential contender and consistently ranks second to former President Donald Trump. In his speech, DeSantis targeted Democrats and said: What I think about why Florida is a free state, one of the reasons is that we had to stand up to a lot of people to keep it free. We had to stand up to bureaucrats like Fauci, a lot of leftist politicians, and a corrupt me

Trump Mocks DeSantis During Pennsylvania Rally: 'Ron DeSanctimonious'

Photo "Donald Trump" by  Dan Scavino Former US President Donald Trump mocked Ron DeSantis as "Ron DeSanctimonious" at a Latrobe rally yesterday in Pennsylvania. Watch out for his complete reaction below. Trump, while addressing his rally, said these lines: Today I have the highest poll numbers I've ever had, perhaps partly because the Democrats are so severely running our country and people want our tremendous success of no inflation, energy independence, and military victory (remember, I defeated ISIS one hundred percent). Remember Al-Baghdadi and so many other things, including crime? We had it weighed down. But we have the best poll numbers; where are they putting them up on the screen? I think you should put them up and look at them. We are winning big, big, big in the Republican Party for the nomination like nobody's ever seen before. Let's say there is Trump at 71, Ron DeSanctimonious at 10 percent, and Mike Pence at seven. Targeting forme

The Obama rally crowd size hit the maximum venue capacity at Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh, PA.

  John Fetterman & Barack Obama's Rally at Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh today How many people attended Barack Obama's rally in Pittsburgh? A massive crowd of thousands of supporters turned up in Pittsburgh to listen to Barack Obama's campaign speech with John Fetterman, Gisele Fetterman, and Jaime Harrison in the closing days of the US Senate race.  A news reporter shared via Twitter that there was a massive line stretching from Bigelow to Craig streets for the Fetterman rally with Obama at Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh. He also shares some photos and videos, which you can see below this article. Obama said at a Pittsburgh rally: "Whether it’s out of malice or ignorance, we’ve seen recently big celebrities re-posting vile anti-semitic conspiracy theories online." "And you don’t have to be a student of history to understand how dangerous that is and how unacceptable it is." Obama also highlights crime in red America,  something few Democrats want to do

JUST IN: Gov. Ron DeSantis Predicts Democrats Will Soon Push Biden Aside

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis predicts that Democrats will push President Biden aside following the midterms. DeSantis in his Political speech said: People are looking to Florida for leadership more than they ever have in the history of our state. We've had major issues of global significance, and we've been on the front lines protecting people's rights, keeping people working, and protecting our kids in school, and I think you see a huge groundswell of support out there to recognize that leadership. But it's also the case that people also recognize that, while the State of Florida may be on the right track, our country's leadership is taking us down the wrong track. And you've seen I don't know if you saw, but we did have a visitor earlier this week down in South Florida. It's a fella that was wandering around a little aimlessly. I don't know if he really knew where they had to get him—you kno

WATCH: Biden Gaffes Again, While Speaking In Florida Rally

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr President Biden gaffes about the "war in Iraq" causing inflation while speaking in Florida, then blames his reference to Iraq on his son Beau dying there; Beau Biden died in Walter Reed years after his service in Iraq. President Joe Biden misspoke again at a rally in South Florida on Tuesday. During his remarks, President Joe Biden accidentally said that inflation was caused by quoting the war in Iraq. The president then corrected himself and said it was Ukraine, but I didn't study was quote thinking of Iraq because that's where my son died. Biden's son Beau Biden served in Iraq from 2008 to 2009.  Biden has previously claimed that Beau died in Iraq despite the fact that he died at Walter Reed many years following his service. Biden has said he believes exposures to burn pitoxins may have contributed to the cancer that claimed beau's life. He said: “They talk about inflation… inflation is a worldwide

DeSantis Issues Warning To Doctors Performing Gender Affirming Surgery On Minors

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr At a campaign event yesterday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) slammed doctors who perform gender confirmation surgeries on minors. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continued his campaign for re-election on Wednesday, focusing on cultural and war issues. DeSantis has doubled down on his controversial stance on gender-affirming care for minors; he decried the teaching of so-called gender theory in public schools. A topic that has earned him accusations of transphobia and bigotry by many LGBTQ Americans and their allies DeSantis has celebrated his state's commitment to take doctors' medical licenses if they performed gender-firming surgeries on minors as well. The issue has become a hot topic among Republican politicians, who believe it can help them win votes among parents wary of social change. This sentence is currently leading his Democratic challenger Charlie Crist by double digits. DeSantis mentioned in his speech that:

AOC And Elon Musk Spar With Each Other On Social Media

Photo credit: nrkbeta/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr In a video released on social media Wednesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) fired at Elon Musk after she claimed her Twitter notifications were not working.  In an Instagram story posted on Wednesday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that her Twitter notifications were no longer working after she criticized Elon Musk. The criticism was over Musk's plan to charge users $8 a month to verify their accounts. Musk posted a tweet yesterday with a photo of a sweatshirt sold on the New York Democrats' website for 58 dollars. AOC fired back, saying that her workers are in a union and make a living wage, and proceeds go to, quote, "community investments" like tutoring kids. Ocasio-Cortez delighted in the fact that Musk lashed out at her, saying, quote, "We have a billionaire." That's the American dream right there. In her released video, AOC said: I was at a community event in the Bronx

‘Let Me Tell You What I Think…’: Tudor Dixon Fires Back At Obama, Whitmer

Tudor Dixon With Donald Trump in Michigan Rally On Tuesday, Michigan Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon campaigned against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI). Michigan Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon held a rally in  Valley Tuesday night where she responded to attacks from former President Obama and her opponent, Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Dixon, a former conservative commentator, stayed on message, slamming the incumbent governor for her education policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent polling has shown Dixon still trailing Whitmer. But the Democratic Party has funneled huge amounts of money into protecting Whitmer from becoming a one-term governor. This past weekend, former President Obama visited Michigan to campaign for Whitmer.

'I’m Very Proud Of What We Are Doing': Vice President Kamala Harris Praises Inflation Reduction Act

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr Vice President Kamala Harris visits Boston to promote the Inflation Reduction Act. Vice President Kamala Harris visited Boston on Wednesday to promote the "inflation reduction act." The legislation that Democrats have touted as a landmark bill to address inflation, climate change, and health care has been at the centre of the Biden administration's final argument heading into the midterms. Boston is not a particularly competitive region politically, even with Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mark Kelly. Looking very strong in her race in the past few days, Harris has been sent to several locations that are already extremely friendly to Democrats. On Friday, Harris visited Bryn Mawr College for a Reproductive Rights Roundtable, which is located in a largely Democratic district. She has also campaigned in Maryland for gubernatorial nominee Wes Moore, who has a more than 25 percent lead on his Republican riv

Kari Lake Asks Crowd To Wave At Media 'If You've Tuned Them Out'

  Kari Lake with Donald Trump At her rally last night, Kari Lake asked the crowd to wave at the "fake news" media.   Kari Lake, the Republican gubernatorial nominee in Arizona, held a major rally in Chandler on Tuesday. accompanied by Florida Representative Byron Donald and conservative activists Charlie Kirk and Steve Bannon. Lake took aim at the media, claiming she has received 100 percent negative coverage. She accused reporters of spreading fake news. Emulating former President Trump's trademark attack line She then asked members of the crowd to turn around and wave to the assembled reporters if they no longer trusted them. Lake, a former TV news anchor turned Republican politician, has become a major rising star in the Republican Party. Current polling shows her with a strong lead against Katie Hobbs, who has refused to engage Lake in a gubernatorial debate.  The Trump facts suggest that Lake's potential victory would send shockwaves through the American poli

'You Ready For The Inside Scoop?': Lauren Boebert Claims 'Red Wave' Coming

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr In a video released to social media, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) encouraged high Republican turnout in the midterms. In a video released on social media Tuesday, Republican congresswoman Lauren Boebert encouraged supporters to vote for the GOP in the midterms. Boebert claimed that a "red wave" was possible with a sufficient turnout. Recent polling has GOP hopes very optimistic, with many generic Congressional surveys showing a Republican lead over Democrats. Boebert received former President Trump's most art, and her Congressional supporters would see her power grow in a Republican-controlled Congress. Boebert in her social media video said: The reports I'm seeing show a big red wave coming, which means if you all vote Republican, we are going to take back the house, take back the Senate, fire Nancy Pelosi put a big check on Biden, and got our country back on track. We only have a few days to rally everyon

‘How Dare Barack Obama!’: Tudor Dixon Slams Former President After He Campaigned For Whitmer

  Tudor Dixon With Donald Trump in Michigan Rally Michigan Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon slams former President Obama after he campaigned for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI). Michigan Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon on Monday sounded off on former president Barack Obama, who visited the Great Lakes State on Saturday to campaign for Gretchen Whitmer. Dixon condemned the former president's claims about crime and education. With Whitmer holding a lead of just a few points, the popular former president showed up this weekend to urge Democrats to go to the polls. painting Dixon and other Republican politicians as extremists. Obama urged voters to preserve democracy by reelecting Whitmer. For Dixon to hold fast in her campaign to give Whitmer and President Biden their economic and cultural policies, In her speech, Dixon said these lines: But even if we look past these rules for the but not for me and we go back to that comment about books being more dang

Hillary Clinton urges New York voters to vote for Kathy Hochul in the 2022 midterm elections. 

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr In a video released to social media, Hillary Clinton endorsed Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY). On September 5, 2016, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton endorsed Kathy Hochul for New York Governor on social media. Clinton, who served the Empire States as a senator from 2001 to 2009, praised the incumbent governor and urged voters to keep her in Albany for the full term. Hochul Rose took power following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo last year. While she began her campaign with a strong lead on Republican Lee Zeldin's reasons, polls have shown the GOP challenger closing the gap. Hochule's faltering prospects are due to voters' concerns about crime and public safety. And a debate remark about locking up criminals has dogged Hochul. Hochul has been a strong ally of Clinton, praising her earlier this year at the New York state Democratic convention. She is considered a possible

DeSantis Goes Off On Fauci's Claim About School Lockdowns — Again

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr While campaigning for re-election on Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) continued slamming Dr. Anthony Fauci's latest claim on school lockdowns. On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's campaign for re-election in Walton County. DeSantis defended his actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, citing his anti-lockdown stance pertaining to schools and businesses. He accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of attempting to rewrite history on school lockdowns. 'Fauci Is In The Witness Protection Program Now': DeSantis Highlights Lower Profile For Dr. Fauci In a recent interview, Fauci claimed that he had nothing to do with closing schools, which DeSantis and many other conservatives have called false. In the closing days of his campaign, DeSantis is consistently leading his Democratic challenger, Charlie Crist, by double digits. He is regarded as a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2024, consistently ranking secon

Twitter to charge $20 per month for blue tick verification badge: Reports

  Photo credit: Steve Jurvetson/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr We have some breaking news just coming into our newsroom about Twitter looking to charge $20 a month for a verified account. The highly coveted blue check mark was once reserved for public figures, celebrities, and politicians. The company's new CEO, Elon Musk, is hoping to monetize verification as part of a much larger change in the platforms of Twitter, a blue subscription service. So now users who are already verified have 90 days to sign up before they lose their "blue checkmark.  GETTR CEO Jason Miller said: "No charge for verification or post-editing on GETTR! 🤣 From The Verge: "Twitter is planning to start charging $20 per month for verification." And if the employees building it don’t meet their deadline, they’ll be fired by Elon Musk. The whole verification process is being revamped right now — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 30, 2022

‘Stop Saying Ridiculous Things’: Protesters Heckle Rep. Ilhan Omar At Townhall

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr At a town hall on Thursday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was heckled by protesters against the war in Ukraine.  Rep. Ilhan Omar's Thursday town hall was interrupted by a protester. The protester challenged Omar to support sending AIDS to Ukraine. In a heated back and forth, Omar responded, "We are helping Ukraine defend themselves. Omar is the first Muslim refugee in Congress and added that quote: we are helping little children like me. Earlier this week, a protester heckled Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Ayanna Presley at a student debt cancellation event over funding for the war in Ukraine. I am sorry, you all aren’t “anti war protesters”, you are dangerous propagandists who are literally making a mockery of the anti war movement. I have never had the pleasure of responding to 🇷🇺 ridiculous internet disinformation in person before. Thank you for the opportunity ✌🏽 — Ilhan Omar (@I

DeSantis Excoriates 'Gender Ideology': 'It's Sad That You Even Have To Be Discussing This'

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr Campaigning for re-election on Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) blasted "woke" concepts like gender ideology in education. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday campaigned for re-election in Franklin County. The Republican Governor sounded off on a host of culture war issues. including his efforts to ban critical race theory in public schools and combat so-called gender ideology. As Governor DeSantis controversially signed parental rights and education laws, critics called it the "don't say gay" Bill. He has also fought the Disney Corporation following the media giant's open opposition to the law. He is currently polling ahead of his Democratic challenger, Charlie Crist, by double digits, and is seen as a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2024, trailing former President Donald Trump. 

Karine Jean-Pierre Asked Point Blank If Biden 'Has Any Concerns' About John Fetterman's Health

  White House Press Briefing  At a White House press briefing on Wednesday, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about what the president thinks about John Fetterman and his debate performance. Check out her response below  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked directly if President Biden raised any concerns about Pennsylvania, lieutenant governor, Don Fetterman's health during Wednesday's White House press briefing. Fetterman, the Keystone State's Democratic candidate for Senate, had a stroke in May that he says left him with auditory processing issues. He faces a spike of negative reviews over his performance in Tuesday's debate, where he frequently paused and sometimes appeared to struggle to find the right words.  Jean-Pierre said that Biden found Fetterman to be an incredibly bright and talented person, who's just as capable as ever of carrying out the duties of his office.