Florida polling by Echelon Insights shows that Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has a double-digit lead over Democrat challenger Charlie Crist, 52% to 42%, when respondents were asked who they would vote for if the race was held today.

In the poll, 43% said they would "definitely" vote for DeSantis, while only 31% said they would "definitely" vote for Crist.

A USA Today/Suffolk poll had DeSantis at 48% and Crist at 41%.

Both polls have a slightly more than 4% margin of error.

DeSantis has gained national attention for flying 50 illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard. The move exposed the hypocrisy of Democrats, who claim to support open borders but are outraged when migrants show up in their communities.

Read the full story here.

On Wednesday, federal mask and vaccine mandates for schools were struck down by Judge Terry Doughty, a Trump appointee who said that the “liberty interests of individuals … outweigh any interest generated by the mandatory administration of vaccines.”

More than 280,000 teachers, staff, and volunteers with the Head Start program were required to be vaccinated and wear masks under the mandate.

Preschool teacher Sandy Brick filed the lawsuit to prevent her school from firing her for not getting vaccinated.

“The public interest is served by maintaining the constitutional structure and maintaining the liberty of individuals who do not want to take the COVID-19 vaccine. This interest outweighs Agency Defendants’ interests,” Doughty wrote. “The public has a liberty interest in not being required to take a vaccine or be fired from their jobs. The public interest must be taken into account before allowing Agency Defendants to mandate vaccines.”

In a press release, Pelican Institute general counsel Sarah Harbison said, “Louisiana teacher Sandy Brick has been serving her students through adversity and uncertainty the last two years. Today, this decision vindicates her right to teach without sacrificing her freedom.”

Read the full story here.

Monday on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said that the FBI is "cooking the books" and "juicing the numbers" regarding January 6 to make it look like there are domestic extremists all around the country.

He based his assessment on a whistleblower that said as much.

"This whistleblower came forward and talked to us about how they’re cooking the books, making the numbers seem that there are cases all over the country when in fact, they’re all related to January 6," Jordan said.

He also said that the whistleblower was suspended from his job, apparently in retaliation for coming forward.

He said the Biden administration was desperate to "prove" the narrative that MAGA Republicans are extremists, but it isn't actually true.

Read the full story here.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was understandably incredulous that the liberal world has been so shaken by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) sending 50 illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, and he expressed his bewilderment in a tweet on Wednesday.

“Folks on Martha’s Vineyard are describing the burdens from 50 illegal immigrants. To put that in perspective, the small town of Del Rio, TX has about 30,000 residents. I was there when 15,000 Haitian illegal immigrants were crossing in to Del Rio IN A SINGLE DAY. 15,000 > 50” he tweeted.

Of course, that's the whole reason DeSantis and other governors have sent immigrants to self-declared sanctuary cities like New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

The governors are sending a powerful message about what is happening at the border, which Vice President Kamala Harris claimed recently is "secure."

Martha's Vineyard ended up busing the migrants out of their town, claiming they have a "housing crisis" and couldn't find a place for 50 people to stay.

Read the full story here.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said that GOP governors exposed the "phony compassion" of liberals when they sent illegal immigrants to Democrat cities including New York, Washington and Martha's Vineyard.

“What the Republicans did is they succeeded in doing what the Democrats and media always say they want, a conversation, right?" Gutfeld said. "Whenever we would talk about a policy and talk about law enforcement or justice, or we have to follow the rules, they’d go, we really need to have a conversation. So now you have a conversation. The only way you can get the conversation was to shame and expose the liberals for their phony compassion.”

He continued, “Get mad over the issue. Don’t get mad about the people calling attention to the issue. Because, after all, we’re just raising awareness. Raising awareness is, like, the greatest thing liberals have ever wanted to do from the beginning of time."

He also accused liberals of NIMBY hypocrisy.

"What we’re seeing right here is not in my backyard unless you’re trimming the hedges," he said. "Then we love you, but I’m so glad the leaf blower is so loud, so I don’t have to talk to you. No, you can’t use the bathroom, and you can’t have any water, either. But we love our migrants, don’t we?"

Read the full story here.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said to Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday during a Congressional hearing what many Americans have been thinking regarding advice and guidelines about the coronavirus.

He blasted Fauci's "ever evolving opinions" about transmissibility and natural immunity to the virus, which is still impacting many people each day in the U.S.

Instead of admitting that infection with COVID-19 provides some level of natural immunity, Fauci continues to claim that vaccination after natural infection offers a "boost" in protection from future infections.

“It’s not in any of your studies. Almost none of your studies from the CDC or from the government have the variable of whether or not you’ve been previously infected,” the Republican said.

“You decry–people decry–vaccine hesitancy. It’s coming from the gobbledygook that you give us. You’re not paying attention to the science,” Paul said.

Read the full story here.

If President Joe Biden wants to reduce violent crime, Republican Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) have some advice to give him.

Deporting all illegal immigrants convicted of crimes would reach that objective, they said in a letter on Wednesday, and said that Biden should use wartime federal resources to do so.

Deporting criminal migrants can be done by executive order, Blackburn and Hagerty pointed out.

Fifty-seven percent of Americans support deporting criminal migrants, but there's no way that will ever happen with Democrats in charge.

It just makes too much sense for Democrats to do it.

Read the full story here.

Looks like Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is on the road to re-election according to new polling in the state.

Johnson had been trailing radical Mandela Barnes by seven points, 52% to 45% in August, but a new poll has Johnson at 49% to Barnes's 48%.

Barnes's favorability has also dipped; he is now underwater 37% to 41%.

Johnson spent September slamming Barnes by tying him to President Joe Biden's unpopular policies and their results, as well as a rise in violent crime in the state.

The race is still considered a toss-up and seems to be within the margin of error, but it's moving in the right direction.

Read the full story here.

A teenage girl who killed a man who raped her multiple times was ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to his family despite the fact that she was his 15-year-old victim at the time.

Pieper Lewis was originally charged with first-degree murder for killing Zachary Brooks in June 2020. Police claimed that Brooks was asleep and not an immediate threat to Lewis when she stabbed him over 30 times in anger over the rapes.

Lewis ran away from home at age 15 to escape an abusive mother and was sexually trafficked by an unidentified 28-year-old, who allowed Brooks and other men to rape her.

Lewis spent two years in juvenile detention after her arrest, and received her GED during that time.

Her 20-year prison sentence was deferred by the judge, but the fine will be a hefty burden for Lewis to satisfy.

Read the full story here.

Biden senior adviser Gene Sperling admitted Tuesday that the latest inflation report was “not the report that I think anybody wanted to see,” and made the markets tank because it didn't meet expectations, but tried to say that inflation had been "flat" for two straight months.

The year-over-year rate also declined in August, and Sperling said that he was confident that things would improve for the rest of the year.

“One cannot deny that we were hoping for better. I think everyone was hoping for better on the core inflation numbers," Sperling said while trying to trumpet the upside.

Gas and energy prices declined in August, but food skyrocketed more than 13%.

There were also modest decreases in airfares and rentals as people became less willing (or able) to pay through the nose for these.

Read the full story here.