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  • Should Jeb have fired back when Hillary attacked? (Washington Generals Ping!!)

    08/02/2015 7:14:02 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/1/2007 | BYRON YORK
    --SNIP-- But Bush had left all those Clinton charges unanswered. And to some conservatives who question his resolve to fight, Bush's silence had an ominous sound to it. After all, this was the Jeb who had presented Hillary with the National Constitution Center's "Liberty Medal" in 2013. And this was the Jeb who has sometimes seemed inclined to criticize fellow conservatives at least as much as Democrats. "Echoes of '92: Hillary implies Jeb's a bigot on stage yesterday, Jeb responds by praising Obama," tweeted radio host Laura Ingraham. Later, noting praise of Bush, Ingraham added: "Clockwork: New York Times will...
  • Iowa Poll: Trump Takes Huge Lead Over Walker

    08/01/2015 3:36:14 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 99 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/31/15 | Courtney Coren
    Billionaire Donald Trump is blowing away his nearest competitor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 2-to-1, in a poll of Iowa Republican voters released Friday by Gravis Marketing on behalf of One American News Network. Trump has a 15-point lead over Walker in the poll taken of 227 registered Republican voters in the Hawkeye State, asked Wednesday who among the GOP candidates for president they would vote for if the caucus were held today. The results, according to the poll: Trump, 30.9 percent Walker, 15.4 percent Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 10 percent Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, 7.2 percent Former Arkansas Gov....
  • Why Jeb Bush played nice with Hillary Clinton in Florida (because she's his "sister-in-law"!!!)

    08/01/2015 5:23:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/31/15 | Annie Karni and Eli Stokols
    Appearing Friday at the National Urban League Conference here in the country’s most important swing state, Hillary Clinton didn’t mention Jeb Bush by name, but tore apart the entire premise of his “right to rise” mission statement. Striding onto that same stage less than an hour later, Bush acknowledged Clinton’s presence at the conference in order to thank her for appearing there, then proceeded to ignore her attacks and campaign altogether. In the first instance of the two top-tier legacy candidates appearing back to back at the same event, Clinton and Bush demonstrated the starkly different ways the two candidates...
  • Missouri Man Shoots 14-foot Python, Larger 18-footer Captured in Florida

    08/01/2015 4:37:00 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 34 replies
    outdoorhub.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Daniel Xu
    Two huge Burmese pythons were caught and killed recently, one by a homeowner in Missouri’s rural Warren County, and the other by a researcher in Florida’s Shark Valley. Burmese pythons are considered to be a highly invasive species across the American Southeast, especially in Everglades National Park, where the slithery creatures have started to colonize. Experts say the snakes threaten native wildlife species like ground-nesting birds, but it seems that the reptiles also have an appetite for domestic animals as well. For days, a massive 14-foot python had stalked a community near Jonesburg, until residents took matters into their own...
  • Group sues to stop bear hunting in Florida

    08/01/2015 4:30:49 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 11 replies
    wfla.com ^ | 8/1/2015 | AP
    <p>An environmental advocacy group is suing Florida’s wildlife-protection commission, demanding a stop to a planned bear hunting season in the fall. Speak Up Wekiva filed the lawsuit Friday in Tallahassee. The lawsuit claims the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission violated the state constitution by lifting a two-decade ban on bear hunting. Amendment 5 was passed in 1998 and requires the state to make adequate provision to protect its natural resources. A commission spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a call for comment. Florida outlawed all bear hunting in 1994. But a bear rebound, as well as an increase in the number of nuisance calls and bears killed by cars, were cited as reasons for allowing a new one-week hunt in the fall. There would be a limit of 200 bears total. The lawsuit was first reported by WMFE-FM in Orlando.</p>
  • Walton County votes to replace one Confederate flag with another (Florida)

    08/01/2015 5:53:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | july 28, 2015 | steve bousquet
    Bucking a national trend, a defiant Walton County voted Tuesday after an emotional hearing to replace one Confederate flag with another one at its courthouse in the Florida Panhandle. Under intense pressure from a deeply divided citizenry, county commissioners agreed to remove the controversial flag with the X-shaped Southern Cross design that has flown at the courthouse in DeFuniak Springs since 1964, the year President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. As that flag heads to a local museum, it will be replaced by the first version of the Confederate flag known as the stars and bars, with 13 stars...
  • Numbers add up to 2016 presidential battleground in Florida

    07/31/2015 10:27:37 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 18, 2015 | Anthony Man
    Florida's rapidly changing population mix, deeply divided electorate and rank as the third most populous state in the nation could give Sunshine State voters the clout to decide who will win the presidency in 2016. As the closest swing state in the country, Florida's 29 electoral votes are a huge prize that represent more than 10 percent of the total needed to win the presidency. And that means the state's voters can look forward to everything that comes with a sizzling hot presidential election contest: months of wall-to-wall ads on TV; candidates, family members and political friends courting every possible...
  • Why did a Ted Cruz super PAC give $500,000 to Carly Fiorina’s?

    07/31/2015 3:09:50 PM PDT · by VinL · 35 replies
    WashPo ^ | 7/31/2015 | Jose DelReal
    A super PAC supporting former tech executive Carly Fiorina's run reported raising $3.5 million -- with a half-million dollar lift from a super PAC supporting GOP presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). The pro-Cruz PAC, Keep the Promise I, reported the disbursement Friday in a document filed with the Federal Election Commission. That is...unusual, to say the least. Cruz has four allied super PACs, all named some variation of “Keep the Promise.” Together they raised an estimated $38 million...
  • Hillary Clinton Hits Jeb Bush First, and Hard, in Speech on Race

    07/31/2015 3:06:58 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/31/15 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    Jeb Bush and his aides had envisioned a big, inclusive, high-minded speech about race on Friday in his home state of Florida, a chance to bring his message of colorblind opportunity to a prestigious group of African-American leaders. In a rare gesture of bipartisanship, Mr. Bush even planned to warmly quote President Obama, usually the subject of his derision. Then Hillary Rodham Clinton stomped all over those plans. In a biting pre-emptive attack delivered as Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor, waited backstage here at the annual convention of the National Urban League, Mrs. Clinton portrayed him as a hypocrite...
  • Jeb Bush's Political Apparatus Has Already Paid Mike Murphy's Firm $750,000

    07/31/2015 3:23:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/31/15 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    The longtime ally of the Republican presidential candidate is benefiting from his perch leading Bush’s super PAC. For months, Jeb Bush's inner circle has argued that the decision for longtime top Bush confidante Mike Murphy to set up shop at the super PAC, rather than the campaign, made smart strategic sense. New federal filings released on Friday show exactly how much it made for Murphy, in dollars and cents. Revolution Media Group, Murphy's political firm, has had more than $750,000 pass through its Los Angeles-based offices so far in 2015, between consulting fees, Web services, early-state ad buys, and travel...
  • Jeb Bush Fends Off Criticism for Serving on Bloomberg Philanthropy That Gave Millions to Planned

    07/31/2015 3:33:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/15 | Fred Lucas
    Jeb Bush Fends Off Criticism for Serving on Bloomberg Philanthropy That Gave Millions to Planned Parenthood’s Global Efforts. Jeb Bush “did not vote on or approve individual projects or programs” while serving as a leader on one of Michael Bloomberg’s philanthropies that gave millions to Planned Parenthood, his campaign said. The anti-abortion news outlet LifeSiteNews.com reported Thursday that Bush was named a founding director of the ex-New York City mayor’s Bloomberg Family Foundation, where he served until the end of last year. Before Bush departed, the organization gave $50 million for a reproductive health initiative that included work with Planned...
  • Jeb Bush supported Planned Parenthood before he opposed it; Bush campaign response added

    07/30/2015 7:23:47 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 7/30/15 | Dustin Siggins
    In the world of politics, flip-flopping is an art. Unfortunately for Jeb Bush, he’s clearly not much of an artist. From LifeSiteNews bureau chief Ben Johnson: Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board. In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the...
  • Poll: Trump Holds a Commanding Lead in Arizona (Jeb in 3rd place)

    07/30/2015 7:08:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/20/15 | Greg Richter
    Real estate developer Donald Trump is continuing his strong showing in the GOP presidential polls, leading in Arizona in a new poll of top-10 candidates conducted by Phoenix-based MBQF Consulting. Respondents to the automated telephone survey were given a choice of the top 10 candidates as recently determined by a Politico story, pollster Mike Noble told The Arizona Republic. In that poll, recently announced candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich barely missed the cut and was not included in the survey. Trump was the favorite of 26.5 percent. He was followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 12.6 percent and former...
  • Hillary: My Greatest Weakness Is Stupid People Who Don’t Understand Why I Should Be President

    07/30/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 30, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton’s greatest strength, the candidate explained in an interview with the morning newsletter The Skimm, is her “passionate commitment to helping people.” The passion was on display in 2009, for example, when Clinton personally intervened to help Swiss bank UBS settle a lawsuit with the IRS and thus protect the identities of tens of thousands of Americans who may or may not be evading U.S. taxes through Swiss bank accounts. Clinton was also asked about her greatest weakness. Here’s what she said: Got that? Clinton’s biggest fault is her inability to deal with you idiots who can’t comprehend why...
  • Florida Teens Lost at Sea Have Been Missing for Six Days

    07/30/2015 5:39:28 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 38 replies
    People ^ | 07/30/2015 | Tara Fowler
    The desperate search for two missing Florida teens entered its sixth day on Thursday with no sign of the boys. Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, both 14, were last seen buying fuel for their boat near Jupiter, Florida, on Friday. That boat was found capsized on Sunday, about 67 miles off the coast of the Ponce de Leon Inlet. But the teens were nowhere in sight. The search has now expanded to the South Carolina coast, but officials are beginning to lose hope as the longest anyone has been know to survive in open water is five days.
  • Florida Governor Orders Inspections of Planned Parenthood Facilities That Perform...

    07/30/2015 12:53:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    BLAZE.COM ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jon Street
    FULL TITLE: Florida Governor Orders Inspections of Planned Parenthood Facilities That Perform Abortions After ‘Deeply Troubling’ Videos TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices that perform abortions, saying he is troubled by videos describing the organization’s procedures for providing tissue from aborted fetuses for research. The Republican governor said Wednesday the state will take quick legal and regulatory action if any of the 16 facilities in Florida are found in violation of the law. “The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling to say the least. It is...
  • Maybe Jeb Bush doesn’t have to pander to the right wing after all

    07/30/2015 12:44:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/30/15 | Paul Waldman
    When Jeb Bush said last December that the Republican nominee would have to be willing to “lose the primary to win the general without violating your principles,” it sounded like either a starkly realistic assessment of the dynamics of Republican presidential politics or an awfully naïve statement of what was actually possible for a Republican candidate. Most observers — myself included — thought that he’d have no choice but to mirror the anger of committed Republican voters. As the candidate perceived by base voters and the most moderate of the contenders, he’d have to go through the same ritual that...
  • Group {CAIR} sues Fla. gun shop that declared 'Muslim Free Zone'

    07/30/2015 12:06:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    usatoday | July 30, 2015 | Aamer Madhani
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  • Mitt Romney Attacks Ted Cruz for Calling Obama ‘Leading Financier of Terrorism’ over Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 6:20:18 AM PDT · by Amntn · 102 replies
    The GatewayPundit ^ | 7/30/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Failed Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter early Thursday to attack Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, for his comments accusing President Barack Obama of becoming the leading financier of terrorism with his nuclear deal with Iran.
  • Poll suggests Trump strength in Florida

    07/30/2015 9:22:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/30/15 | Ben Kamisar
    A new poll finds Donald Trump leading Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio — in their home state of Florida. The surprise result comes less than a week after another poll found Bush, the state’s former governor, with a comfortable 12-point lead over Rubio, a GOP senator from the Sunshine state. Trump was 17 points behind Bush in the Maxon-Dixon poll released on Friday. The new poll, by Florida-based St. Pete Polls, was released on Wednesday and found Trump leading the entire field at 26 percent—6 points ahead of Bush. Conventional wisdom has been that Florida will be dominated by...
  • Hillary Clinton to Call for Lifting Embargo With Cuba

    07/30/2015 7:48:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 7/29/15
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign says she will call for lifting the embargo with Cuba in a Florida address on Friday. In the speech, Clinton will side with [Hussein], who normalized relations with the island nation in December, and deride her Republican presidential opponents for pushing what her campaign calls the "failed policies of the past."
  • Howard Dean: We Need to Be 'More Humble, Stop Making Fun' of Trump

    07/30/2015 6:24:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This is fodder for WSJ columnist James Taranto's "everything is seemingly spinning out of control" file. Howard Dean has declared that we'll have to be "more humble" about Donald Trump's prospects and that he will "have to stop making fun" of him for now. What's got Dean doing a 180 on Trump? Not just the latest polls, which include one showing Trump trouncing Jeb and Rubio in their home state of Florida. Above all, it was the experience of viewing, on today's Morning Joe, a stunning focus group of New Hampshire Republicans who were uniformly and enthusiastically pro-Trump, saying things...
  • Grayson fails to file for Senate in time

    07/29/2015 7:41:43 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Florida Senate hopeful Alan Grayson didn’t file his official candidacy with the Federal Election Committee by the deadline, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Rep. Grayson (D) had 15 days to file the paperwork from when he announced his campaign on July 9 or after spending or receiving more than $5,000, but the FEC website does not show any filing as of Tuesday night. The campaign told the Times that the mistake was due to a “staff error.” Grayson’s campaign spokesman, Kevin Franck, said the form would be sent in “today.”
  • Walker Tells Private Group He'll Skip Florida Primary

    07/29/2015 7:00:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 75 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rebecca Berg
    Scott Walker has insisted he will be able to “compete anywhere in the country” as a candidate for president — but, at a private event in St. Louis on Sunday, Walker said he does not plan to compete in Florida, contradicting his own public assertions that he would not skip that primary. During a fundraiser at the St. Louis home of Rex Sinquefield, Missouri’s most active Republican donor, Walker reasoned that it “doesn't make a ton of sense for him to pour cash into Florida” with Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in the race, said one person who was present...
  • FBI: Islamic State sympathizer charged in backpack bomb plot in Florida

    07/29/2015 3:37:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer who hoped to mount attacks on U.S. soil was charged Tuesday with plotting to detonate a nail-filled backpack bomb on a Florida beach. It's the latest in a string of arrests targeting potential ISIS-related plots in the U.S. Earlier this month, the FBI touted its work in disrupting numerous such plans in places like the New York City area and Boston. A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the U.S. If convicted, he could...
  • State investigating Planned Parenthood offices in Florida

    07/29/2015 3:34:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    baynews9 ^ | July 29, 2015, | baynews9
    ORLANDO -- The 16 Planned Parenthood offices in Florida that perform abortion procedures are now under investigation by the state. Governor Rick Scott announced Wednesday that the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) will investigate the offices to ensure they are in full compliance with the law. Governor Rick Scott released the following statement: The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling to say the least. It is against the law for any organization to sell body parts. I asked AHCA Secretary Liz Dudek to begin immediately dispatching staff from their licensure office to evaluate the 16 Planned...
  • Gov. Scott orders inspections of Planned Parenthoods

    07/29/2015 2:36:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 5:19 PM EDT | Kelly Kennedy
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices that perform abortions, saying he is troubled by videos describing the organization’s procedures for providing tissue from aborted fetuses for research. The Republican governor said Wednesday the state will take quick legal and regulatory action if any of the 16 facilities in Florida are found in violation of the law. “The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling to say the least. It is against the law for any organization to sell body parts,” Scott said in a statement. Planned Parenthood has come under congressional...
  • Donald Trump Beating Jeb Bush even in Florida, New 2016 Poll Finds

    07/29/2015 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kevin Derby
    Businessman Donald Trump has been surging in polls at the state and national levels and a new one shows him leading in Florida, the home turf of Republican primary rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. St. Pete Polls released a survey on behalf of Saint Petersblog on Wednesday which shows Trump in the lead in the Sunshine State with 26 percent. Bush places second with 20 percent. Most polls at this early stage in the process have shown Bush with a solid lead in Florida. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., places third with 12 percent followed...
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • DOJ: HARLEM SUAREZ, INSPIRED BY ISIS, PLANNED TO BOMB KEY WEST AND MIAMI

    07/29/2015 2:20:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Broward New Times ^ | 7/28/15 | DEIRDRA FUNCHEON
    A man named Harlem Suarez, also reportedly known as Almlak Benitez, sympathized with the Islamic State, wanted to bomb a Key West Beach, and also talked about South Beach as a target, according to a criminal complaint unsealed today in federal court in Miami. Department of Justice officials said he was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. According to a DOJ news release, in April 2015, Suarez "came to the attention of the FBI due to Facebook posts that contained extremist rhetoric and promoted the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign...
  • ISIS Florida beach massacre thwarted: Man 'planned to bury backpack bomb at popular spot on July 4

    07/28/2015 10:04:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly planning to use a weapon of mass destruction at a Key West beach. Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, was arrested and appeared in court Tuesday after taking possession of an inert 'backpack bomb' on Monday, the Department of Justice said. The FBI had been aware of Suarez since April of this year after a series of Facebook posts that praised Middle Eastern terrorist organization Islamic State. 'Be a warrior, learn how to cut your enemies head and then burn down the body learn how to be the new future of the...
  • Jeb Bush Insists on ‘Path to Citizenship,’ Says Deportation Is Not an ‘American Value’

    07/28/2015 9:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Hispanic audience on Monday that illegal aliens must be given U.S. citizenship, and encouraging them to “self-deport” is not an American value. Bush made his remarks at church in Orlando, where he discussed his Christian faith and support for amnesty for illegal aliens, the same day a CNN poll showed that 64 percent of Republican voter support deporting illegals. Self-deportation is another matter: Since the vast majority of illegal aliens commit felonies in order to forge their documents, something like E-Verify could halt fraud in its tracks. No fake Social Security Card, no...
  • Florida Man Arrested in ISIS-Inspired Plot to Bomb Florida Beach, Officials Say

    07/28/2015 5:07:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/28/15 | MIKE LEVINE
    The FBI has arrested a man who allegedly wanted to detonate a bomb at a Florida beach and attack police at their homes in what authorities describe as an ISIS-inspired terror attack, officials said. Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, Florida, has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the United States. “Stopping attacks on our homeland by those inspired or directed by designated foreign terrorist organizations is the highest priority,” the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, John Carlin, said in a statement. Suarez first came onto the FBI’s radar in April,...
  • State leaders call for investigation into Planned Parenthood (Florida)

    07/28/2015 4:46:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    nbc-2.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Dave Elias, Chief political reporter
    FORT MYERS, FL - We've learned a group of legislators is calling for an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to determine whether Planned Parenthood in Florida is selling fetal tissue. This comes as hundreds of protestors gathered on the streets of both Collier and Lee Counties taking a strong stance on abortion -- one of the most divisive issues in America. In Lee County, a lunchtime protest had both abortion rights and anti-abortion rights activists squared off near the Planned Parenthood facility on College Parkway and Winkler Road. Their demonstrations come after a Planned Parenthood leader was...
  • Dr. Dena Minning - romantically linked to Alan Grayson - files to run for his Congress seat

    07/28/2015 4:31:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    The Orlando Sentinal ^ | July 25, 2015 | Scott Powers
    r. Dena Marie Minning, a biochemist and medical doctor who has been romantically linked for months to U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, filed paperwork late Friday to run for election to his seat in Congress.. A Democrat, Minning, 44, has no Florida political background. She is a medical doctor and a biotechnology entrepreneur who founded and runs MedExpert Consulting Inc. In the past two years she was listed as a federal lobbyist with her company to represent Biocryst Pharmaceuticals, which advertises the drug Rapivab as a “first-and-only one-dose intravenous treatment for influenza.” Grayson is declining a re-election bid for his...
  • The Left Declares War on BBQ

    07/28/2015 3:52:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let's get to the barbecue business, because I've been promising this and the air-conditioning stuff. If I don't actually make time to do it in the midst of all this other stuff, I'll just keep procrastinating it, putting it off and putting it off. Let's go ahead and do it. There are two stories here, actually. No, three on this now. The first is from website called IAmATexan.com. "'If this resolution passes, we would be forced to close or move. It would destroy Austin barbecue.' says Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin’s BBQ in Austin. "Austin, Texas has long been...
  • Jeb Bush Endorses Unlimited Amnesty In Spanish Telemundo Interview

    07/28/2015 2:57:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/15 | Katie McHugh
    During a Spanish interview with Telemundo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed amnesty for what he referred to as the “11 million” illegal aliens living in the U.S. in defiance of the law. “For the 11 million people [who are here illegally], they must come out of the shadows, receive a work visa, start paying taxes and also pay a small fine, learn English, don’t receive government benefits, but they come out of the shadows and they receive legal status after some time,” Bush said on Monday, according to a translation provided by CNN. Bush starts out on the wrong...
  • Florida family unearths gold coins worth over $1M from 1715 shipwreck

    07/28/2015 7:57:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27,2015
    A Florida man has uncovered gold artifacts worth over $1 million from the wreckage of a Spanish fleet that sank in a storm off the Florida coast three centuries ago. The find by Eric Schmitt was announced late Monday by a salvage company that owns the rights to the site where the coins and jewels were found. "The treasure was actually found a month ago,” Brent Brisben of 1715 Fleet — Queens Jewels LLC told Florida Today. Keeping word of the haul from getting out was "particularly hard for the family that found it," Brisben added. "They’ve been beside themselves."...
  • Judge tosses case filed by Zimmerman's parents against Roseanne Barr

    07/28/2015 10:35:10 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 07/28/2015 | Elyssa Cherney
    A judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman's parents accusing comedian Roseanne Barr of invading their privacy and causing emotional distress when she retweeted their address three years ago. A lawyer for Robert and Gladys Zimmerman told the judge the couple has not felt safe moving back to their Lake Mary home since Barr called for "vigilante justice" in her March 2012 tweets.
  • Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change [Dying Paper Channels Al Gore]

    07/28/2015 4:39:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/28/15 | JENNY STALETOVICH
    Florida has more private property at risk from flooding linked to climate change than any other state, an amount that could double in the next four decades, according to a new report by the Risky Business Project. By 2030, $69 billion in coastal property in Florida could flood at high tide that is not at risk today, the report found.
  • Video: Pinellas man told barbecue smoke can’t leave backyard [NOT in Montgomery Co. MD BTW]

    07/28/2015 2:36:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    A video of a Pinellas County man being told by an inspector that his barbecue smoke cannot leave his property has been viewed more than 4 million times on Facebook. Scotty Jordan, 38, posted the video (caution, it contains profanity) to his Facebook page on Wednesday and by Monday morning it had 4,091,474 views and 86,510 shares. “I didn’t expect it to go this far, but I always believe everything happens for a reason,” Jordan said about the video in a Facebook post early Monday. “God puts situations and life experiences in front of you. It’s up to you to...
  • Jeb Bush Tells MSNBC in Spanish Trump’s Immigration Comments ‘Hurt’ Him

    07/27/2015 8:38:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2015 | Katie McHugh
    In an interview conducted solely in Spanish, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tells MSNBC he’s “hurt” by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s strident criticisms of Mexican criminal aliens coming across the border. “I was hurt hearing somebody speaking in such a vulgar fashion. This makes solving this problem much more difficult. When we have politicians like that we cannot progress,” said Bush according to a translator. “In a political sense it was bad, and it creates an environment that is worse.”
  • Jeb Bush calls for financial help for Puerto Rico

    07/27/2015 7:48:26 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 25 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | July 27, 2015 | Scott Powers
    On his first official foray into Central Florida as a presidential candidate, Jeb Bush called Monday for debt relief for Puerto Rico, while declaring himself the positive Republican choice for the nation's top job. Speaking to about 75 mostly Puerto Rican religious leaders in east Orange County, Florida's former governor said the island's financial crisis must be addressed. "I think we ought to have structured recasting of their debt and structured recasting of their social obligations," Bush said.
  • Disney, Sheriff's Office tight-lipped about fist fight at Epcot (Video At Link)

    07/27/2015 7:07:23 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 41 replies
    Warning: Graphic Video: Disney World is supposed to be the "Happiest Place on Earth," but that didn't stop three women from coming to blows while waiting in line at Epcot over the weekend. Channel 9 obtained cellphone video that shows the women fighting in line at the Test Track ride Saturday night. WFTV's Deneige Broom is working to gather more details about what led to the brawl, but so far there has been no comment from the Sheriff's Office or Disney. A guest captured the fight on video, which appears to show a verbal spat that started between a young...
  • 911 calls capture panic of alleged road rage killing

    07/27/2015 6:21:12 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/27/2015 | Nick Valencia and Ralph Ellis,
    A Florida man was shot to death in front of his family in an apparent road rage incident captured on 911 recordings. Robert Doyle was driving his truck on Thursday in Citrus County when he apparently called 911 to say another driver was "trying to run me off the road." Meanwhile, Candelerio Gonzalez, 44, was on the same road. His wife, Cathy Gonzalez, called 911 to report that another motorist was "driving like an idiot." On the recording, Gonzalez can be heard saying he's going to follow Doyle to his house to get his address. The operator says, "No, no,...
  • Donald Trump is still rocketing up polls in dominating fashion

    07/27/2015 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2015 12:00 PM | Maxwell Tani
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit. Donald Trump is still the clear front-runner of the 2016 GOP presidential field. A new Economist/YouGov poll released on Friday actually showed Trump gaining support in the last week, despite a controversy over his comments questioning Sen. John McCain's (R-Arizona) status as a "war hero." According to the poll, the number of registered Republican primary voters who responded that Trump is their first choice jumped from 15% at the beginning of July to 28% last week. Another 10% of voters pick him as their second choice. That puts the real-estate...
  • Jeb Bush to seek Latino support in Central Florida (Writing off IA, NH, SC?)

    07/27/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush hasn't campaigned for himself in this part of Florida since 2002, but on Monday, he will return here to reconnect with former supporters and make an overt appeal to the region's fast-growing Latino population. In a first as a presidential candidate, the Republican plans to sit for a Spanish-language interview with a Telemundo news anchor. He will meet with dozens of mostly Hispanic evangelical pastors at a mega-church, visit a small business owned by a Mexican immigrant and try to introduce himself to the hundreds of thousands of people who have moved to this transient region in the...
  • Morning Plum: Big majority of GOP voters favors mass deportation, poll finds

    07/27/2015 9:04:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26th, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    This new poll finding, courtesy of CNN, is not all that surprising, but it is very illuminating of the demographic challenges the GOP faces right now: A big majority of Republicans believes that the government’s main focus on immigration should be not just on stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, but also on deporting those already here. The poll asks:
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
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