THE SPICE – America’s Spicy Political News Read – 6.17.19 – Cruz Pressures Pelosi – Past Gay US Presidents?


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The latest Fox news poll has Joe Biden once again leading the field of 2020 presidential candidates by 19 points. Sen. Bernie Sanders is still in second place, but is losing ground to Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

The Castro brothers tackle “broken” police system by HISPOLITICA’s Daniel Molina

Trending: Sanders Predicts Biden Will Be ‘The Most Progressive President Since FDR’

Sec. Julian Castro (D) will take the stage on June 26thto not only debate 9 other Democratic candidates but to also highlight his “People First” plan.

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At the end of last week, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development took to twitter to comment on the police, which is an issue he is focusing on in his platform with his police reform plan.

Buttigieg “almost certain” we’ve had gay U.S. presidents by HISPOLITICA’s Javier Manjarres

It’s Gay Pride month, so why not post a story about probable past gay U.S. presidents.

Many gay men and women will swear that they have keen “gaydar” that helps them detect who is gay, even the most closeted and mysterious of Americans.

Biden slips again, only 4-points ahead of Warren in CA by HISPOLITICA’s Javier Manjarres

Because California is the bluest of blue states, so national Republicans don’t expect President Trump will win the state in the 2020 presidential election.

Julian Castro defends his Hatch Act violation as “mistake” – by HISPOLITICA’s Daniel Molina

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro (D), took part in a town hall hosted by Fox News in Tempe, Arizona.

In the town hall, Castro commented on a recent recommendation from the Office of Special Counsel, which suggested that White House adviser Kellyanne Conwayshould be fired for violating the Hatch Act.

“Trump’s “oppo” research remark stokes talk of impeachment.” by HISPOLITICA

Democrats like Rep. Omar Ilhan are besides themselves over President Trump’s recent remarks that he would “take” “oppo” research or information about potential political opponents from possible Russia or China, which has now fueled their call for his impeachment.

In listening to the Oval Office interview between President Trump and ABC News Chief George Stephanopoulos, the president said that he would do what every congressman would do, and at least “hear” the opposition research being offered to him.


Joe Biden >>> “7 years ago, @BarackObama and I offered security to DREAMers, young people brought here as kids who only know America as home. Trump is trying to break our country’s promise to them & continues to threaten their status. DREAMers are Americans. It’s time we kept our word to them.

Kamala Harris touched on all of the Democratic Party talking points in her latest tweet >>>”Together, let’s build an America where teachers are paid their value. Where health care is a right, not a privilege. Where children can go to school without mass shootings. This is the America I believe in and know we can be.”

Pete Buttigieg : “Change will not just happen. We need Congress to deliver on common-sense gun laws supported by an American majority, like universal background checks and a ban on military-style assault weapons. And we need every state to pass a hate crimes law.”

Roberto “Beto” O’Rourke is pushing for criminal justice reform, says that president he would “permanently reshape the justice system, we must not just end the prohibition of marijuana and expunge the records of those arrested for possession but we must end cash bail, prisons for profit, mandatory minimums, & the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline. As president, I will.

Elizabeth Warren is touting legislation she helped introduce to impose “massive” fines on companies that do not protect personal data. Meanwhile,

AMERICAN DISGRACE – OPINION: “Megan Rapinoe : The American Disgrace,” by The Floridian

The national disgrace known as Women’s US Soccer player Megan Rapinoe continues displaying her anti-American sentiment on the world stage.

The openly gay midfielder has vowed to never address US flag or the national anthem, and continues her disrespect for the anthem of the country that has afforded her the opportunity to succeed in the sport that she so loves….

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez highlights “unusual” paid parental leave plan,” by HISPOLITICA’s Daniel Molina

One political topic that has divided voters is paid parental leave. Though lawmakers and voters are contentious regarding the issue, for Congress paid parental leave is left up to the individual employer as it is in workplaces throughout the United States…

Juan Williams: Trump’s Incredible Shrinking GOP by The HIll

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

So let’s take a look at the front page of newspapers after Democrats take the stage in Miami next week for two primary debates.

I’m telling you those pictures will bring me tears.

For the first time in my life, the field of presidential candidates for a major political party looks like America — a racially diverse country.

Supreme Court declines to change double jeopardy rule in a case with Manafort implications by NBC News

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declined on Monday to change the longstanding rule that says putting someone on trial more than once for the same crime does not violate the Constitution’s protection against double jeopardy — a case that drew attention because of its possible implications for President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

“New state budget sent to DeSantis,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

As planned, the Legislature on Friday sent a proposed $91.1 billion budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year to Gov. Ron DeSantis. The governor, who has vowed to use his line-item veto power to trim the budget, is expected to sign the document (SB 2500) and issue vetoes next week.

Ron DeSantis signs ‘sanctuary cities’ bill into law,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

Gov. Ron DeSantis made good on his campaign promise to crack down on ‘sanctuary cities’ if he was elected governor in 2018…

First Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Awarded,” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina

Florida Governor Ron DeSantisannounced that the Department of Economic Opportunity has awarded the first Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for agricultural producers to John P. Jordan Farm in Bascom, Florida…

ICYMI >>> It finally happened…It’s finally going to happen. Gov. Ron DeSantis will sign the ‘sanctuary cities’ bill by News Service of Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis will sign legislation Friday to ban so-called sanctuary cities in Florida, a proposal that was one of the most controversial issues of the 2019 legislative session and a top priority of the governor.

A DeSantis spokeswoman confirmed Thursday that he will sign the bill, and Senate sponsor Joe Gruters, a Sarasota Republican who doubles as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, said he will be in Okaloosa County with DeSantis and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., for a bill-signing ceremony.

Large field set for Democratic presidential debates by News Service of Florida

AG Commissioner Fried rallies support for Hemp by News Service of Florida

FL Education Dept to sink $1.3 million into school vulnerabilities by POLITICO

CFO Jimmy Patronis honors all of us “real superheroes” (Dads) who take beating, but keep on ticking for our kids.

AG Commissioner Nikki Fried>>> “#Hemp is an opportunity for farmers to access an alternative crop, for patients to access safe #cannabis products, and usher in a new green economy.

It can strengthen agriculture, manufacturing, processing & other sectors of Florida’s economy!”

Attorney General Ashley Moody >>> “#HappyFathersDay to my amazing husband, Justin. You are a loving father, great role model and my rock.

You will always be my personal hero for all that you do for our family—for the big things and the little things…. like always pumping the gas.”

Trump trails Biden in new Georgia poll. Biden only leads the president by 4-points some 16+months from the 2020 general election, so the Trump campaign is not all that concerned about the poll numbers READ MORE

Gov Kemp makes appoints Hispanic to statewide post- Doraville Police Chief and Brigadier General John King to serve as Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner and Safety Fire Commissioner. King is the first Hispanic Insurance Commissioner and statewide constitutional officer.

“My decades of experience in law enforcement have prepared me for this important job in state government. I look forward to restoring trust in the Department of Insurance and providing leadership that protects consumers, promotes public safety, and provides a bright and promising future for all Georgians.”-John King

Sen. David Perdue (R) in the recent Iranian attacks against tankers >> “The one thing the United States has always said is we’re going to have open shipping lanes in that region and around the world,” said Perdue. “I think Iran has got to see the truth, that we’re going to stand up for the precept of free trade and safe sea lanes.” READ MORE

Georgia is not Florida Georgia. Not by a long shot. Georgia election officials are keeping the2020 presidential primary date under wraps, refusing to comment until new voting machines are delivered.

Rep. Doug Collins (R) is not one to mince his words, nor will be let Democrats off the hook. >> “Nice to see Democrats finally taking@TheJusticeDept up on their offer for free information—7 weeks after Democrat leadership flatly refused to read the less redacted report (Mueller). Imagine how much they could have learned if they hadn’t done that.”

Rep. Jody Hice (R) is joining a few of his fellow Republican congressman to “urge” Speaker Nancy Pelosi to address the “humanitarian crisis on the southern border.” Joining Hice are Reps. Chip Roy (TX-21), Jim Jordan (OH-04), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Scott Perry (PA-10), Michael Cloud (TX-27), Andy Harris (MD-01), Ben Cline (VA-06), and Ralph Norman (SC-05)

“Cruz calls on Pelosi, House to pass anti-Semitism bill” by HISPOLITICA

The U.S. Senate was able to unanimously pass an anti-Semitism piece of legislation put forth by Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Democrat Tim Kaine, but the U.S. House of Representatives has not been able to come together to condemn the disturbing and growing anti-Semitic sentiment that has gripped the nation.

Gov. Greg Abbott loves his cerveza, toasts his signing of the “beer-to-go” legislation that helps the beer industry

“With the signing of this bill, we raise a toast to freedom in the Lone Star State,” said Governor Abbott. “The beer industry has grown rapidly and has become such a vital part of our economy, and I am thankful for the support of the Legislature to continue this momentum by maximizing economic freedom and reducing burdensome regulations in the state of Texas.”

Sen. John Cornyn (R) was quick to set the record straight for ‘Beto’ O’Rourke over DACA, disagreeing with the presidential hopeful by saying that Trump “offered them a pathway to citizenship but Congressional Dx turned it down.”

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D) >>> “The ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ administration’s atrocities against children have harmed thousands of small children, even infants.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R): “Until the border is secure, it is ridiculous to talk about DACA, dreamers, amnesty, legal status, etc. Secure the border first then we’ll work something out.”

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D) being praised by the House Hispanic Caucus for filing an amendment to “he funding bill will require that HHS report any injuries or deaths of immigrant children to Congress & the American people.”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) thanks his pops on Father’ Day. Here is a mini Dan sporting a cowboy hat in 1986


Sens. Martha McSally (R) and Kyrsten Sinema (D) are once again coming together (they were at each others throats during the 2018 senate race) to help fight injustice in Arizona.

These two women aren’t, umm, ‘taking any crap’ form anyone, as they try to help the City of Nogales’ poop problems. Residents are being forced to pay for poop that isn’t even Nogales poop.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D) is one busy bee up in Washington, pushing her LEGION ACT, backing a resolution for Glioblastoma Awareness, and protecting AZ students from unfair tax hikes.

Sinema press release:

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today approved a bipartisan resolution supported by Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema that designates July 17th as Glioblastoma Awareness Day. The resolution, introduced by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (S.C.), calls for a greater national effort to advance treatment options, caregiving, and general care for brain cancers. Sinema seeks to honor the legacy of legendary Arizona Senator John S. McCain III, who passed away in 2018 from brain cancer.

“John McCain was a hero and his leadership is a constant inspiration to me. I miss him terribly, and I hope this resolution helps advance new treatments for glioblastoma and all brain cancers,” said Sinema.

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D) is not only a combat veteran and devout Trump critic, he is also a bit of a weather man. Gallego is warning Arizonans of a heat warning issued in that state, and is reminding them to “stay hydrated.”

Rep. Andy Biggs (R) calls House Democrats “radicals” over the recent vote to go after AG William Barr. Biggs says this is just another maneuver Democrats are making to eventually impeach President Trump.

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D) is railing against the Trump administration fro banning Pride flags from being hoisted at US embassies around the world. The ban only for those Pride flags to be raised on the flagpole, not anywhere else.

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “I think we have a very real risk of losing the Presidency to Donald Trump.” I agree, and that is the only reason they play the impeach card, which cannot be legally used!

Rep. Val Demings @RepValDemings

Here’s what @HouseDemocrats passed so far. You may hear a lot about our work to hold the president accountable, but that’s just one part of our work#ForThePeople.

Access to health care is a necessity and a right. We’re fighting to make it a reality. #HealthCareWeekend

Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sens. KamFor awhile there, all of the recent public opinion polls had Joe Biden falling from this perch atop the 2020 field of presidential hopeful. Now the new Fox News poll shows that “Uncle Joe” or “Sleepy Joe” is leading Sen. Bernie Sanders by 19-points.ala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have all benefitted from Biden’s poll drop. Just look at this average of polls. This can’t be good for Biden.


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