Alex Daugherty, Tampa Bay Times

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Past articles by Alex:

Florida Democrats, progressives and Black Lives Matter torn on Cuba response

Democrats are divided on Cuba. The White House has occupied a middle ground. → Read More

Biden taps Florida politician to lead Labor Department’s unemployment programs

Miami Democrat José Javier Rodríguez would be one of the highest-ranking Floridians in the Biden administration, if confirmed. → Read More

U.S. Senate passes bill to compensate ‘Havana Syndrome’ victims

Some government employees who experienced symptoms like vertigo, dizziness and cognitive difficulties could get additional money for health coverage under the bill, which now goes to the House of Representatives. → Read More

Open congressional seats have Florida Democrats in risky scramble

The death of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a looming redistricting fight and the state’s resign-to-run law make for an interesting political shuffle for Democrats. → Read More

Florida accounts for nearly one-third of the country’s new Obamacare sign-ups

The special enrollment period ends on Aug. 15, so the final tally will be higher. → Read More

Florida’s population boom will give it another seat in the U.S. House

Although the pickup is a boost in Florida’s influence in presidential elections, it’s the first time since 1940 that the state failed to gain at least two seats. → Read More

Scott, Rubio file bill to overturn CDC cruise rules, resume sailing soon

The bill seeks a new set of rules to clear a path cruises for a return to the seas. → Read More

Biden mentions Parkland and Pulse during unveiling of gun control measures

Fred Guttenberg, along with other gun-control activists from Florida like Pulse nightclub survivor Brandon Wolf and March For Our Lives representatives, were there and Biden made a point to acknowledge them. → Read More

Rick Scott latest to visit Trump at Mar-a-Lago. Here’s what he’ll say

Florida’s junior senator, who is overseeing the Senate GOP’s fundraising efforts, said he’ll tell former President Donald Trump that their interests are aligned when he visits this week. → Read More

DeSantis says $16 billion in federal aid to Florida is unfair

“Instead of using the share of the population, they are using the number of unemployed in the state, which means states like Florida that have lower unemployment are getting penalized,” DeSantis said. → Read More

DeSantis at CPAC: Florida’s an ‘oasis of freedom,’ but no mention of Trump

Florida’s four most visible Republicans, DeSantis, Sen. Rick Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Matt Gaetz, are all set to speak. → Read More

This Florida Republican flipped vote on protections for LGBTQ people

The Equality Act passed the House of Representatives Thursday on a 224-206 vote, with three Republicans joining all Democrats to vote for the bill. → Read More

Ivanka Trump tells Marco Rubio she’s not running against him

“Marco spoke with Ivanka a few weeks ago, and she offered her support,” said Rubio spokesperson Nick Iacovella. → Read More

Florida has used only half of the vaccines it was sent, White House says

Biden’s press secretary called out Florida and said the state has “a good deal of the vaccine.” → Read More

Obama in Miami: ‘If you bring Florida home, this thing’s over’

Obama accused Trump of ignoring plans the Obama administration left behind to fight a future pandemic and focusing on his public image over the health and safety of Americans. → Read More

‘We need you to make good.’ Rubio, Florida officials urge Trump to help growers.

Republicans and Democrats from Florida argued that a North American trade agreement must be revised to prevent Mexican growers from undercutting Florida’s produce industry. → Read More

Florida’s top Republicans favor sending kids back to school. But what about their own kids and grandkids?

Most schools in Florida would reopen in August under an emergency order from Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran issued two weeks ago that called on locally controlled school districts to plan to send children back to school. → Read More

This is how Trump’s new immigration order could hurt Florida

Florida, which is likely to gain one or two additional seats in the House of Representatives, could see that increase drop to one or zero if the president’s memo goes into effect. → Read More

Florida’s House Democrats demand stay-at-home orders, mandatory masks statewide

Orlando Rep. Val Demings, who is on Joe Biden’s shortlist for Vice President, was the only Democrat not to sign the letter. → Read More

Marco Rubio will chair Senate Intelligence Committee

He takes over as interim chair after Richard Burr stepped down. → Read More