Gov. DeSantis says it’s ‘wrong’ for the feds to forgive student loan debt
By A.G. GancarskiAlmost 60% of it is graduate school debt.’President Joe Biden continues to mull some form of student loan forgiveness. “This student debt that’s out there, almost 60% of it is graduate school debt. “I am not considering $50,000 debt reduction but I am in the process of taking a hard look on whether or not there will be additional debt forgiveness. However, any policy announcement will be razzed by Florida Republicans, who, like DeSantis, say loan forgiveness fails the equity test. Sen. Rick Scott, the richest member of the U.S. Senate, suggested this week a move to forgive or cancel student loan debt would disadvantage people who “paid their way through school” as he did.thewestsidegazette.com
Ohio GOP Senate hopeful: Middle class doesn't pay fair share
“The top 20% of earners in the United States pay 82% of federal income tax — and, if you do the math, and 45% to 50% don’t pay any income tax, you can see the middle class is not really paying any kind of a fair share, depending on how you want to define it,” Gibbons said.news.yahoo.com
GOP's Senate campaign chief won't back down from party fight
Rick Scott likes to think of himself as Gen. Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. Barely halfway through his first Senate term, the Florida Republican is already leaning into a fight against his own party's leadership as he navigates a delicate alliance with former President Donald Trump and pushes a handcrafted policy agenda that many Republicans reject. The 69-year-old former businessman likens his situation to that of Grant during the battle of Vicksburg, when the general ordered multiple bloody assaults on the Southern stronghold before delivering a victory that helped turn the war in the Union's favor.news.yahoo.com
Laurence Tribe: What Clarence Thomas did was illegal
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell speaks to Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe about the mounting pressure that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is facing after text messages his wife sent in the lead-up to the January 6th Capitol riot were made public.news.yahoo.com
Sen. Rick Scott proposed cutting the IRS budget by half. The agency's commissioner said 'you might be better off and save more money by just shutting it down completely'
"We got to make this system where we don't need a big IRS," Florida Republican Rick Scott told Insider in a brief interview.news.yahoo.com
American couple in Kyiv accept their 'destiny to die' rather than flee
The centre of Kyiv is deserted, with the soundtrack of the approaching war audible in the distance. But John and Natasha, an American couple who refuse to leave Ukraine, go out quietly to walk their dogs, accepting that it may be their "destiny to die" rather than leave Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
McConnell rejects GOP Sen. Rick Scott’s tax plan and agenda, insists he will remain Republican leader
“If we’re fortunate enough to have the majority next year, I’ll be the majority leader," McConnell said Tuesday as he rejected fellow Republican Sen. Rick Scott's agenda that calls for all Americans to pay some form of income tax.washingtonpost.com
McConnell rebukes Scott over his 11-point plan that includes a tax hike on the poorest families: 'That will not be a part of the Republican Senate agenda'
"I'll be the majority leader," declared McConnell as Scott walked away. "That will not be part of a Republican Senate majority agenda."news.yahoo.com
Two Republican members of Congress participated in a white nationalist’s conference. Mitt Romney called them ‘morons.’
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) later defended attending the conference organized by Nick Fuentes, saying she didn't know he has promoted white nationalist ideas.washingtonpost.com
Freedom and Democracy in Serious Danger: Immediate Action Needed
A Message From The PublisherBy Bobby R. Henry, Sr.We ring the bell for freedom, democracy, and majority rule. Rubio and Scott refuse to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. DeSantis, Scott, and Rubio White American dictatorship, not majority rule. Scott, Rubio, and DeSantis must be confronted everywhere and held accountable to all the people. Governor DeSantis, Senators Rubio are running for re-election on Tuesday November 8.thewestsidegazette.com
Freedom and Democracy in Serious Danger. Immediate Action Needed
Rubio and Scott refuse to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. DeSantis, Scott, and Rubio want a White American dictatorship, not majority rule. Scott, Rubio, and DeSantis must be confronted everywhere and held accountable to all the people. We call on Floridians of all races and creeds to organize and challenge DeSantis, Marco Rubio, and Rick Scott. Governor DeSantis, Senators Rubio are running for re-election on Tuesday November 8.thewestsidegazette.com
White House hangs up on Rick Scott as senator calls about tortured Cuban human rights activist
Scott tweeted about his hang-up by the Biden administration, blasting the White House for their “shameful cowardice” in not connecting the U.S. senator with the president on the human rights issue.news.yahoo.com
DeSantis unveils $99.7 billion budget plan, with gas tax holiday, more spending
Flush with federal cash from stimulus programs and a robust economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled his budget recommendations Thursday, a $99.7 billion plan that includes a $1 billion gas tax holiday, salary increases for teachers and law enforcement, and more money for K-12 schools, environmental projects and cancer research.sun-sentinel.com
Venezuelan and Haitian leaders call for permanent protections in light of Supreme Court ruling
Venezuelan and Haitian leaders stood together at a press conference to call for permanent protections for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in light of a Supreme Court decision, Monday, which excluded some TPS holders from permanent residency.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: May 16, 2021
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by Sen. Rick Scott, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, activist John Sowinski and Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Chair of the Broward County School Board.