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  • Bill Nelson spreads wrong information after shootings in Liberty City, Parkland

    04/10/2018 2:40:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 4/9/18 | ALEX DAUGHERTY AND DAVID SMILEY
    ....Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat spread misinformation after the Parkland shooting, and now he’s spreading misinformation about a shooting in Liberty City that claimed the lives of two young people..... In a tweet on Sunday night, Nelson cited a Democratic state representative and said “apparently assault weapons [were] used”... Nelson also spread misinformation about the Parkland shooting. Four hours after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Nelson went on a media blitz with the major TV networks. He cited the FBI and said shooter Nikolas Cruz wore a gas mask and tossed smoke grenades as he shot people....
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott to challenge Sen. Bill Nelson

    04/09/2018 7:05:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9, 2018 | Ali Vitali and Mark Murray
    WASHINGTON — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will run for Senate, a Scott political adviser confirmed to NBC News on Monday, challenging longtime incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson and turning up the heat in what will be one of the nation's most-watched midterm election battles. Scott's move sets up a contentious and pricey battle for Democrats to defend the seat they've held for almost two decades, but also brings President Donald Trump's possible impact on down-ballot races into close focus yet again. The president has been urging Scott — a key supporter of Trump for president in 2016 — for months...
  • It's Not About Saving Lives: Democratic Senator Says Gun Debate Will Help His Party In Midterms

    02/24/2018 5:18:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Did anyone catch Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) rather gratuitous swipe at Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday? CNN held a town hall event in Sunrise, Florida hosted by Jake Tapper, where National Rifle Association Dana Loesch and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) literally ventured into the lion’s den. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) also participated. It was a two-hour bashing of Rubio, the NRA, Loesch, every law-abiding gun owner, and every supporter of the Second Amendment. It was show trial, a North Korean kangaroo court that resembled something out of the two minutes of hate from Orwell’s 1984.   Rubio was likened to shooter...
  • Jake Tapper's ambush of Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch

    02/24/2018 9:47:46 AM PST · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-24-18 | DrJohn
    In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, CNN announced it would hold a Town Hall: To help facilitate the discussion, CNN has announced it will hold a nationally televised town hall with the victims' classmates, parents and community members. "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" will air live at 9 p.m., ET, on Wednesday, February 21 at the BB&T Center. So far, Florida Rep. Ted Deutch, Sen. Bill Nelson and Sen. Marco Rubio have accepted an invitation to participate in the town hall. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he would be unable to attend because he would...
  • Even CNN's Cillizza Thought Senator Bill Nelson Too Political at Town Hall

    02/23/2018 4:49:38 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 23, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how inappropriately political does a Democrat have to be to incur the wrath of even reliably liberal Chris Cillizza of CNN? About as self-serving as Florida Senator Bill Nelson who used Wednesday's CNN Town Hall meeting about the tragic Parkland, Florida shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to attack his likely campaign opponent later this year. Cillizza took the senator to task in What Bill Nelson got totally wrong in Wednesday's guns town hall:
  • The GOP’s Coming Obamacare Capitulation

    02/05/2018 10:51:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NRO (I know, but this one might be worth it) ^ | 2/5/18 | Doug Badger, Marie Fishpaw & Michael Needham
    If conservatives don’t coalesce behind a new repeal plan soon soon, they will find themselves bystanders as their Republican colleagues link arms with Democrats. ... a concoction of two bills. The first, championed by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D., Wash.), would appropriate cost-sharing-reduction payments to insurers. The second, sponsored by Sens. Susan Collins (R., Maine) and Bill Nelson (D., Fla.), would give insurers an additional $10 billion (and perhaps more) in federal cash.
  • Here Are Three Democrats Who Will Lose U.S. Senate Races In 2018

    01/21/2018 3:21:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2018 | Guy Short
    Believe it or not, the 2018 election is only months away. And while talking heads and media elites focus exclusively on Republican election challenges, the electoral map is chock-full of vulnerable Democratic candidates running in Trump territory. Here are the top Democrats poised for 2018 defeat: 1. Sen. Claire McCaskill (Democrat, Missouri) The definition of a corrupt career politician, Sen. McCaskill is a personification of the Washington swamp and the Democratic Party’s most vulnerable incumbent. Who can forget her failure to pay $287,000 in property taxes on a private plane? Or using $40 million in government subsidies to boost her...
  • Florida governor: 2,000 leaving Puerto Rico every day

    11/21/2017 8:30:22 AM PST · by qaz123 · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 21Nov17 | Paul Bedard
    Puerto Ricans have been fleeing the island at a rate of 2,000 a day, a huge hit to the hurricane-ravaged island, according to Florida Gov. Rick Scott. The impact of the human outflow could be damaging to the island’s manufacturing base, which tops tourism as its income base.
  • Sen. Nelson wants Puerto Ricans newly arrived in Florida to register to vote

    10/16/2017 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Hadean · 33 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Oct. 15, 2017 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    SAN JUAN -- Sen. Bill Nelson doesn’t know how many Puerto Ricans have made their way to Florida since Hurricane Maria ravaged the Caribbean island on Sept. 20. And he doesn’t know how many plan to stay on the mainland as their home slowly recovers. But if they plan to stick around the Sunshine State, the Florida Democrat wants them to go to the polls in 2018, when he’s up for reelection. “If they will register to vote, which I’m certainly going to encourage, because I can tell you among the Puerto Rican community in the greater Orlando area, they...
  • Roy Moore accuser worked for Clinton campaign as interpreter, reports say

    11/10/2017 3:17:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 10, 2017
    One of the women accusing Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual impropriety reportedly worked as a sign language interpreter for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, a new report claims. Deborah Wesson Gibson, who told The Washington Post that she briefly dated Moore when she was 17 and he was 34, founded the language interpreting company, Signs of Excellence, and has worked for a number of democratic campaigns, according to Alabama Local News. The company’s Facebook page shows Gibson working for and posing with several democratic candidates at political rallies including 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden,...
  • Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army

    01/10/2017 1:55:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 10, 2017
    The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya. Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale...
  • List of Democrat Senators Leaning AGAINST Immediately Allowing Syrian "Refugees" Into Country

    11/18/2015 9:59:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    Self | November 18, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Here is a partial list of Democrat senators who so far are leaning AGAINST Obama's bizarre plan to allow Syrian "refugees" into this country in the wake of the Paris terror attacks by ISIS. This includes those senators who want a pause which I count as leaning against. If you can find other Democrat senators now leaning AGAINST Obama's absurd policy of potentially importing terrorists, please add them to the list. 1. Chuck Schumer 2. Joe Manchin 3. Bill Nelson 4. Diane Feinstein 5. Joe Donnelly 6. ??????
  • Senate support grows for Iran deal

    08/05/2015 7:06:57 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 5 2015 | BURGESS EVERETT
    President Barack Obama’s Iran deal looks increasingly likely to survive a challenge from congressional Republicans after several swing Democrats said they would back the deal just as the Senate sped toward recess on Wednesday. Minutes after Senate leaders locked in an agreement to begin debating the nuclear deal on Sept. 8, Independent Maine Sen. Angus King came to the floor to announce his support for the agreement. King’s decision will make it hard for GOP opponents to block the lifting of legislative sanctions when the Senate votes no later than Sept. 17. Story Continued Below “This is the most difficult...
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • Sen. Cruz receives bipartisan support for NDAA amendments

    05/15/2015 4:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Pearland Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 | Office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) applauds the passage of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Thursday after a week of debate and consideration by both parties. Sen. Cruz introduced or cosponsored more than a dozen amendments that were successfully adopted by the committee. “Congress’ first priority is to provide for the national defense and ensure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have everything they need to defend our freedom,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am grateful for the committee’s support for my amendments, including measures that will ensure...
  • Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

    01/30/2015 10:36:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 60 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Jan. 29, 2015, at 6:38 p.m. | Jacob Fischler
    WASHINGTON — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress in March, it is unclear whether everybody invited will actually show up. Democrats have criticized House Speaker John Boehner for circumventing the administration when he invited Netanyahu to speak, and the White House has already said Obama will not meet with him when he’s here. BuzzFeed News asked several Senate Democrats whether they planned on skipping the speech or not. Most said they either hadn’t thought about it or they hadn’t decided. But there were no hard answers in the negative. Only one senator definitively said...
  • (Vanity) Media racist narrative: Landrieu last white democrat from South...uh, Bill Nelson (FL)

    12/07/2014 4:44:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    This meme is in story after story. Since when is Florida not the "deep south"?? Was it not also part of the old Confederacy?? It certainly isn't a border state up near Virginia and Kentucky!
  • Senators vow to reassert America's rocket power

    07/16/2014 2:12:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Julian Hattem
    Lawmakers and top military officials on Wednesday expressed fears that friction with Russia could someday leave the United States without the power to launch rockets into space. Reliance on a single Russian engine to launch many critical military satellites could come back to haunt the U.S., officials said, if tensions between the two nations continue to rise. “If you consider space a national security priority, then you absolutely have to consider assured access to space a national security priority,” Gen. William Shelton, commander of the Air Force’s space command, testified in a joint Senate committee hearing on Wednesday. “Given that...
  • Ted Cruz: Indefinite Detention Retained in NDAA 2014

    01/06/2014 2:10:08 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    New American ^ | Tuesday, 24 December 2013 11:35 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Eighty-five of 100 U.S. senators voted to renew the president’s power to indefinitely detain Americans, denying them of their fundamental right to due process.On December 19, by a vote of 84-15 (Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, did not vote), the Senate sent the Fiscal Year 2014 version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to President Obama’s desk. Although an overwhelming majority of Republicans and Democrats signed off on the evisceration of the Bill of Rights, a small coalition of Independents, Republicans, and Democrats refused to accede to such a devastation deprivation of rights. A list of the lawmakers...
  • Bill Nelson: Charlie Crist ‘trouble’ could spur run for governor (Dems don't trust their newbie)

    11/19/2013 1:02:42 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/19/13 | Emily Schultheis and Burgess Everett
    Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) says that, contrary to recent reports, he does not plan to run for governor next year. But he left the door open to changing his mind. “What I’ve said all along is I have no intention of running,” Nelson told POLITICO on Tuesday. “I wish Charlie Crist the best,” he added, referring to the state’s former Republican governor who is running for his old job next year as a Democrat. However, in an exchange with another POLITICO reporter later Tuesday, Nelson was less adamant. While he said he’s not considering the governor’s race now and again...