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  • A Uniter and A Fighter: Bush and Walker Videos Illustrate Appeals

    07/07/2015 12:17:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 7, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    To see how Jeb Bush and Scott Walker are approaching the 2016 presidential campaign, listen to the background music in the web videos their respective campaigns released Tuesday. The soundtrack to Mr. Bush’s video is a series of simple piano scales, from low to high notes, representing the sort of happy-warrior optimism from a candidate who said he’d only seek the White House if he could do so “joyfully.” Mr. Bush narrates the video from footage acquired at his various campaign events. For Mr. Walker’s video – a setup to his planned campaign launch next Monday – the foreboding orchestral...
  • Confederate flag flies again in Marion County

    07/07/2015 10:39:36 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    News 13 ^ | 7-7-2015 | News 13
    OCALA -- Marion County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to once again fly the Confederate flag at the county's government complex. The flag was taken down last week and temporarily replaced with a flag with the seal of Marion County. PREVIOUS STORY: Marion County takes down Confederate flag Commissioners on Tuesday said they planned to meet with the county's historic commission to discuss placing markers near the flag to explain its historic significance. The Civil War-era flag has been under attack since nine black men and women were gunned down at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17....
  • Carnival Corp. gets U.S. approval for Cuba cruises [Obama loving Miami media swoons]

    07/07/2015 8:46:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/7/15 | Hannah Sampson
    Carnival Corp. is steering a course toward Cuba. The world’s largest cruise ship company announced Tuesday that it had received approval from the U.S. government to operate cruises to the island nation as a provider of cultural exchange programs.
  • NASCAR Fans Defend, Display Confederate Flags At Daytona

    07/06/2015 10:02:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    miami.cbslocal.com ^ | July 5, 2015 2:44 PM | Staff
    <p>DAYTONA BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — A growing national controversial issue has worked its way into NASCAR.</p> <p>Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway.</p> <p>The Confederate flag is front and center.</p> <p>It’s been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down — not even if NASCAR decides to ban the embattled flag from its racetracks.</p>
  • Donald Trump Deletes Tweet About Jeb Bush’s Wife: You Like ‘Mexican Illegals’ Because of Your Wife

    07/06/2015 7:34:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 242 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 6th, 2015 | By Jordan Chariton
    Donald Trump appears to have deleted a tweet he quoted that made questionable comments about Jeb Bush and his wife. On July 4th, Trump quoted another users tweet which claimed to know why Bush likes “Mexican illegals.” The tweet appeared to be live for 24 hours before Trump deleted it. Bush’s wife, Columbia, is Mexican. Bush responded to Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug lords over the weekend. “I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what most Republicans think.”
  • Feud Grows Between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush

    07/06/2015 6:23:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 7/6/15 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    A feud is growing between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential campaign. Bush, the former governor of Florida who leads in some polls for the GOP nomination, said he "absolutely" took personal offense when billionaire Trump described Mexican immigrants as criminals and labeled some as "rapists." Bush, whose wife comes from Mexico, told reporters in Merrimack, New Hampshire, that Trump's views are "way out of the mainstream" of the GOP. "To make these extraordinarily ugly kind of comments is not reflective of the Republican party," Bush said Saturday. "...He's doing this to inflame and incite and...
  • Jeb Bush, Married To Mexican, Denounces Donald Trump, Takes 'Ugly' Remarks About Immigrants

    07/06/2015 5:39:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Whitman
    Jeb Bush, Married To Mexican, Denounces Donald Trump, Takes 'Ugly' Remarks About Immigrants Personally. Donald Trump's recent comments about Mexicans, which have offended a broad range of Latin American society, from celebrities to television channels, did not sit well with Jeb Bush. In fact, the former Florida governor and one of Trump's many fellow contenders for the 2016 Republican nomination for president took those remarks somewhat personally. "He’s doing this to inflame and incite and to draw attention, which seems to be the organizing principle of his campaign,” Bush told the New York Times while in New Hampshire Saturday. And...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,July 6-10,2015

    07/06/2015 8:10:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | July 6-10, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Sen. Cruz: SCOTUS 'Stopped Being an Umpire...They Put on an Obama Jersey'

    07/06/2015 7:21:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 6, 2015 | Susan Jones
    By trying to resolve policy matters, the U.S. Supreme Court "stopped being an umpire," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. Cruz said the justices have become team players: "They put on an Obama jersey, they got out the eraser, they erased terms in the (Obamacare) statute and rewrote it, joining the Obama administration. ... In a period of 24 hours, we had two decisions in the Supreme Court where a majority of the justices violated their judicial oaths," he told NBC's Chuck Todd. "In one, they ignored the text of federal law -- they rewrote...
  • NARCAR Fans Defend, Display Confederate Flags at Daytona

    07/05/2015 8:47:08 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 07/05/2015 | Mark Long
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center. It's been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down — not even if NASCAR decides to ban the embattled flag from its racetracks. "They'd have to come and get it," Rebenstorf said Saturday, pointing out that his American flag purposely flies a few inches higher than the rest.
  • NASCAR FANS DEFY REQUEST TO HIDE CONFEDERATE FLAGS AT DAYTONA

    07/05/2015 6:26:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 71 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 5, 2015
    Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags. At NASCAR’s first race in the South since the racing series and its tracks urged fans to no longer wave the banner, dozens of Confederate flags were scattered throughout the vast infield. The first motorhome inside the Turn 4 tunnel has one flying high above it, and it doesn’t take long to reach double figures when counting them on a stroll through the infield. They’re on clothing, coolers and cars, and even tattooed on skin.
  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 2:24:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-4-2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney attacked real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, telling a CNN reporter he thinks Trump’s remarks on illegal immigrants were a “severe error.” “Do you think Donald Trump’s comments on Mexicans have hurt the Republican Party?” a reporter asked Romney in video carried on CNN on Saturday. “Yes, I think he made a severe error in saying what he did about Mexican-Americans,” Romney replied. “And it’s unfortunate.” “Do you think the candidates should speak up about that?” the reporter followed up. “I think a number of them have,” Romney replied.
  • Game On: Trump Responds to Jeb

    07/04/2015 4:00:15 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jul 2015 | Breitbart News
    “Jeb Bush wants to import more low-skilled, unemployed foreigners who will further drive down wages for the middle class...” Today, Jeb Bush once again proves that he is out of touch with the American people. Just like the simple question asked of Jeb on Iraq, where it took him five days and multiple answers to get it right, he doesn’t understand anything about the border or border security. In fact, Jeb believes illegal immigrants who break our laws when they cross our border come “out of love.”
  • Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personally

    07/04/2015 4:55:39 PM PDT · by Mariner · 93 replies
    AP ^ | July 4th, 2015 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. In spite of earlier criticism from Bush and other Republicans and companies moving to cut business ties to Trump, the real estate mogul has defended his remarks. "I don't think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think," Bush told reporters after marching in Fourth of July parades in New Hampshire.
  • Trump calls out Rubio for being ‘weak’ on immigration, praises Cruz

    07/04/2015 2:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    GANT Daily A CNN News Affiliate ^ | July 4, 2015 | Staff
    Donald Trump said fellow Republican presidential nominee Marco Rubio is “weak” on immigration, as the real estate mogul on Saturday continued to defend his controversial remarks on the subject in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”“There’s tremendous crime and illegal immigration is just incredible. As far as Rubio, he’s very weak on immigration,” he said in the phone interview. “You know, I have great relations with Mexico and I love the Mexican people, and the spirit of the Mexican people. These are people just pouring across the border.” In the past, Rubio, a Cuban-American, has said he supports...
  • Bush: ‘Absolutely’ offended by Trump’s comments on Mexicans

    07/04/2015 1:21:59 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 4 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Jeb Bush says he's "absolutely" personally offended by Donald Trump's recent incendiary comments about Mexico and immigrants coming from the country. Bush, the former Florida governor whose wife is from Mexico, made his comments about Trump to reporters at the end of two Independence Day parades in the first-in-the-nation primary state. "I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think," Bush said. "No one suggests that we shouldn’t control our borders – everybody has a belief that we should control our borders. But to make...
  • Confederate flags still fly at Daytona International Speedway

    07/05/2015 5:03:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 53 replies
    News 13 ^ | 7-4-2015 | Bailey Myers
    DAYTONA BEACH -- NASCAR stirred up controversy this week when officials announced that fans should turn over their confederate flags for the Stars and Stripes, but some fans are still showing up with their flags. "We have the stars and bars...But the tallest flag out there is the stars and stripes. The way it ought to be,” said local NASCAR fan Jim Higginbotham. Higginbotham said he’s proud to be American and a southerner. "I see that flag I don't see racism at all I see southern pride,” he said. Higginbotham isn't alone. Hundreds of flags were flying high above the...
  • Marco Rubio Crumbles in Polls

    07/04/2015 10:48:06 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-4-15 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate and US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% (R-Florida) saw his support drop dramatically in a new poll of Republican primary voters released Wednesday.
  • MARCO RUBIO JUMPS IN WITH MSM: DONALD TRUMP ‘OFFENSIVE,’ ‘DIVISIVE,’ UNSERIOUS

    07/03/2015 11:08:28 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/3/15 | Breitbart News
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% released a statement Friday night attacking rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for a statement made during his campaign announcement speech 16 days ago. Rubio’s statement reads: Trump’s comments are not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive. Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together – not someone who continues to divide. Our broken immigration system is something that needs to be solved, and comments like this move us further from – not closer to – a solution. We need leaders who offer serious solutions to secure our border and fix our...
  • Ted Cruz : TREVOR LOUDON is FLORIDA Orlando Conference Keynote Speaker (July 18) : RSVP Today !

    07/04/2015 5:09:03 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 5 replies
    Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Victory Team ^ | 2015-07-04 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Florida Conservatives, We’re excited to announce that Trevor Loudon is the Keynote Speaker at the “Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Leadership Conference” (Orlando, July 18, 2015). Trevor Loudon is an internationally acclaimed Conservative with a dynamic message for all Americans working to preserve freedom and liberty. Conference RSVP instructions are provided below. Conference seating is limited to 150 persons. Send your “RSVP Reservation E-Mail” today. . RSVP "today" for the "Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Leadership Conference" Conference RSVP Instructions ... Last RSVP Day is Sunday, July 12 @ Midnight (150 maximum) Orlando, Saturday, July 18, 2015 ... 1:00 to 4:00...
  • Sexually trafficked girl recounts litany of horrors under DCF’s watch

    07/03/2015 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 3, 2015 | By Carol Marbin Miller
    Neglect and abandonment landed the girl in foster care. But it’s what happened next, she said, that nearly destroyed her. In a hushed courtroom in Miami’s gleaming new downtown Children’s Courthouse, a teenage foster child inventoried the traumas she had endured at the hands of those who were assigned to protect her: She had been starved and beaten, molested and forced to fight during her two years in foster homes and group care. As a runaway, she was trafficked into prostitution. And, just as her life appeared to be mending, the girl was raped by a driver in whose care...
  • Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys

    07/03/2015 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 3:48 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney’s property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates are scheduled to march...
  • 2016 DEBATE WATCH: Donald Trump Slides To Seventh Place

    07/03/2015 10:02:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Editor’s note: "2016 Debate Watch" is a running, bi-weekly series. This week we’ve seen Jeb Bush and Donald Trump gain some momentum. Carly Fiorina, meanwhile, recently turned some heads as well, cracking the top ten for the first time ever. If the August 6 Fox News debate were held tonight, however, only the following candidates would make the (prime-time) cut. (See the debate rules here): (1) Jeb Bush: 15.0 (2) Scott Walker: 10.6 (3) Marco Rubio: 9.4 (4) Ben Carson: 9.4 (5) Mike Huckabee: 8.0 (6) Rand Paul: 8.0 (7) Donald Trump: 6.0 (8) Ted Cruz: 4.8 (9) Chris Christie:...
  • Judge Recognizes Middle School Classmate In Bond Court

    07/03/2015 6:31:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 7/2/15
    A man appeared in bond court Thursday on several charges, including grand theft and burglary. But when he faced the judge she realized he was a familiar face.
  • STOP ECAA: Common Core

    07/03/2015 5:48:02 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    SENATE SET for July 7th The Senate Washington Cartel is poised to set a fast one to authorize No Child Left Behind: PUSH BACK! I don't know how to TWEET but please help by joining in!
  • Judge Blocks State's New Abortion Waiting Period (Florida)

    07/03/2015 5:44:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    wctv.tv ^ | July 2, 2015 | : Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida judge is blocking the state's new 24-hour waiting period for abortions while the legal battle moves forward. Circuit Judge Charles Dodson on Thursday sided with lawyers representing a Gainesville clinic challenging the law. The law took effect on July 1 despite the lawsuit. Lawyers representing the clinic argued the new law is causing "irreparable harm." They said 14 women were unable to obtain abortions at the Gainesville clinic the first day the law was on the books. Lawyers for the state argued there is no need for an injunction and said the new requirement...
  • Home Invasion Survivor: I Was Against Guns, Now I Carry

    07/02/2015 8:58:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    First Coast News | 7/2
    Home invasion survivor: I was against guns, now I carry
  • ACLU sued by Larry Klayman And NSA/CIA Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery For Ethical Violations

    07/02/2015 6:21:51 PM PDT · by Moseley · 11 replies
    Fairfax Free Citizen ^ | July 2, 2015 | Tim Hannigan
    Larry Klayman, former federal prosecutor for the Justice Department and the founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, announced the filing of a lawsuit against the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”), and certain of its attorneys for violating their fiduciary duty and attorney client relationship, as well as defaming NSA/CIA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery. The complaint was filed in federal court in Miami, Florida (Case No. 15-cv-22452). Montgomery sought legal assistance from the ACLU with regard to his whistleblowing of the unconstitutional and illegal acts by the NSA and CIA, much like the disclosures of Edward Snowden. Montgomery possesses information...
  • Marco Rubio super PAC spends $1 million on first TV ad buy (pathway to nukes)

    07/02/2015 3:51:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 25, 2015 | David M. Drucker |
    The super PAC supporting Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential bid is on the air with a $1 million-plus television advertising buy; the announcement came one day after Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's super PAC announced its first paid ad — a digital spot. Conservative Solutions Project, the super PAC behind Rubio, Florida's junior senator, is running its ad on Fox News Channel and other cable stations, asking viewers to tell their senators to join him in opposing President Obama's "bad deal" with Iran. Obama is in the final stages of negotiating a deal with Tehran to limit the Islamic regime's nuclear...
  • Grayson’s Hedge Funds Under Scrutiny For Possible Ethics Violations

    07/02/2015 3:31:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/30/15 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) is finding himself in hot water over managing hedge funds that bear his name, actions that are in possible violation of House ethics rules. Sitting members of Congress are prohibited from using their name in titles of entities for personal financial gain, Politico reports. Rep. Grayson has three hedge funds with his name attached to their title. One of Grayson’s funds, Grayson Fund L.P, is based out of Delaware and consists of three investors. According to November regulatory filings, the fund shows sales totaling $13.2 million.
  • Rubio Remains a Supporter of Path to Citizenship

    07/01/2015 4:09:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/30/15 | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Many conservatives — and, indeed, many people — have been confused about what, exactly, Marco Rubio’s position is on immigration now that he’s said he regrets his support for the failed Gang of Eight bill. In an interview with New Hampshire’s local ABC station on Friday, Rubio made clear that he remains a supporter of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. “I do,” Rubio said, when asked if he supports a path to citizenship for those currently in the United States illegally. First, though, Rubio said lawmakers have to “prove to the American people that illegal immigration is under...
  • Marco Rubio confirms his support of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants

    07/01/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/1/15 | Jennifer Rubin
    As we have written previously, both immigration reform critics and Hillary Clinton have falsely suggested that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had backed off his support for a path to citizenship. To the extent there was either genuine confusion or wishful thinking — or an effort by aides to play it down — Rubio has now left no doubt as to his position. Asked in New Hampshire if he supported a path to citizenship, he said, “I do.”
  • Marco Rubio's support suddenly crumbled in a new poll

    07/01/2015 3:40:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/1/15 | MAXWELL TANI
    Republican presidential candidate and US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) saw his support drop dramatically in a new poll of Republican primary voters released Wednesday. The CNN poll showed that Rubio’s support has plunged to 6% among likely Republican primary voters. In May, he was leading the GOP pack with 14%. This drop represents the largest shift among any Republican candidate. Where most candidates remained statistically within the margin of error, Rubio’s drop is the only significant movement up or down among candidates.
  • Collins Endorses Jeb Bush in GOP Race for President

    07/01/2015 3:30:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    MPBN ^ | 7/1/15 | MAL LEARY
    BANGOR, Maine - Maine Sen. Susan Collins has joined those making an early endorsement in the GOP race for president. Collins told MPBN News she is supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “I have recently made a decision after talking extensively with Jeb Bush that I am going to endorse him for president," Collins said at an event in Bangor.
  • See, I told you Marco Rubio was only pretending to change his mind about amnesty

    07/01/2015 2:52:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Jul. 1, 2015
    After Rubiocare dealt a near-fatal to his presidential aspirations, Marco Rubio and his handlers went on an apology tour, giving the unmistakable impression— but never outright stating— that Rubio had learned his lesson on amnesty. (SNIP) But being the unqualified, incompetent dolt that he is, Rubio let the cat out of the bag— telling a New Hampshire audience that he does, in fact, support a pathway to citizenship for the 11-40 million Rubio-Americans…
  • Obama Refers To Some Illegal Immigrants As ‘Gang Bangers’

    07/01/2015 1:21:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    During a town hall style event in Nashville to discuss Obamacare, President Obama referred to some illegal immigrants as “gang-bangers,” adding they should be deported. Obama made his remarks after he was asked if he would expand Obamacare benefits to illegal immigrants. “We should not be encouraging illegal immigration,” he remarked to the group. “What we should be doing is setting up a smart legal immigration system that doesn’t separate families but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, people who are, you know, gang-bangers, who are criminals that we’re deporting as quickly as possible.”
  • Banks: Card Breach at Trump Hotel Properties

    07/01/2015 12:47:38 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    KrebsOnSecurity ^ | 07/01/2015 | Krebs
    The Trump Hotel Collection, a string of luxury hotel properties tied to business magnate and now Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, appears to be the latest victim of a credit card breach, according to data shared by several U.S.-based banks. Contacted regarding reports from sources at several banks who traced a pattern of fraudulent debit and credit card charges to accounts that had all been used at Trump hotels, the company declined multiple requests for comment. But sources in the financial industry say they have little doubt that Trump properties in several U.S. locations — including Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas,...
  • Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

    07/01/2015 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 30, 2015
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct. The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.” The messages had the congregation on edge. “We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church,...
  • Do your neighbors believe in global warming? New map has answer

    06/26/2015 6:00:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 25, 2015 | By Kelly House
    Multnomah County has the state's highest percentage of global warming believers, according to new figures from Yale University. According to the university's national climate change opinions map, 74 percent of residents believe global warming is happening, while 13 percent don't buy it. The newly released figures are based on a complex statistical analysis of public perceptions about climate change in every state, congressional district and county across the country. Washington, D.C. residents led the nation in climate change affirmation, with 81 percent of residents. Floridians' title as the nation's biggest climate change deniers. Curious what your neighbors think about global...
  • Ted Cruz : RSVP for FLORIDA Grassroots Conference & Ted Cruz National Look-A-Like Contest ! July-18

    06/30/2015 5:45:40 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 8 replies
    Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Victory Team ^ | 2015-06-30 | Patton@Bastogne
    . RSVP "today" for the "Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Leadership Conference" Conference RSVP Instructions ... Last RSVP Day is Sunday, July 12 @ Midnight (150 maximum) Orlando, Saturday, July 18, 2015 ... 1:00 to 4:00 PM-EST Visit www.TedCruzFloridaVictory.org to see Conference Event Flyer ================================ Enclosed are RSVP instructions for the “Ted Cruz Florida Grassroots Leadership Conference” (Orlando, July 18, 2015). You’re invited to visit the website for additional information (www.TedCruzFloridaVictory.org). Please SHARE this information with all your Florida Friends supporting Ted Cruz. Conference attendance is $ 35 per person. Children under 12 are not charged (limit is two per RSVP...
  • UPDATE: Judge blocks abortion law from going into effect Wednesday

    06/30/2015 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    palmbeachpost.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Christine Stapleton
    A judge this afternoon granted an emergency injunction that blocks Florida’s newest abortion law from going into effect tomorrow as planned. The new law requires women to wait at least 24-hours after meeting in person with her doctor before the procedure can go forward. The law, which was scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday, will remain blocked while the case proceeds. In an 11-page ruling, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Charles Francis emphasized that he was not ruling on whether the law violated a woman’s right to privacy but whether the groups that sought the emergency order were entitled...
  • Judge blocks new Florida law that delays abortions

    06/30/2015 1:42:14 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 06/30/2015 | Gary Fineout
    A Florida judge is blocking a new state law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion. Chief Circuit Judge Charles Francis on Tuesday blocked the law one day before it was scheduled to take effect. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and the Center for Reproductive Rights sued after Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed it into law. They argued that the law violates the right to privacy guaranteed in the state constitution by interfering with the right of women to undergo the procedure. “We are very pleased that the court saw this law for what...
  • Puerto Rico's Crushing Debt Is Unpayable – And The Fallout Will Hit Florida

    06/30/2015 12:36:02 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    WLRN ^ | 6/30/15 | Tim Padgett
    As WLRN has reported this year, the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico is staggering under $73 billion in debt. The Caribbean island’s governor is giving a speech this afternoon to announce it’s unpayable. And that could have a significant economic impact here in South Florida. How bad is Puerto Rico’s financial crisis? Its debt load equals three-fourths of its entire economy. Governor Alejandro García Padilla has conceded that Puerto Rico can no longer make payments on a debt that massive. Annual trade between Florida and Puerto Rico is about $2 billion. Bankruptcy attorney Charles Tatelbaum of the Fort Lauderdale law...
  • Andrew Young weighs in on the Confederate flag debate

    ATLANTA - An international civil rights icon and former Atlanta mayor weighs in on the debate the entire country is talking about. FOX 5's Morse Diggs sat down with Ambassador Andrew Young to get his take on the Confederate flag and his answer might surprise you. He said some people fighting against the flag are more worried about treating the symptoms than treating the illness. Also he is not advocating a tax on the flag. The former two-term mayor suggested people focus more on the substance of the problems and issues of today and not on a symbol. He said...
  • Jeb Bush Leads in New Poll. Here’s Why Conservatives Don’t Need to Worry About It

    06/30/2015 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Breitbart reports that, according to a new NBC/WSJ poll released yesterday, Jeb Bush is the current leader in the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates. According to the poll, Bush is supported by 22% of primary voters. Scott Walker is second with 17%, and Marco Rubio is third with 14%. Everybody else comes behind (this includes Ben Carson and Ted Cruz). Although I saw many conservatives on Facebook explode at this news, I’m not worried at all. You see, Bush has only two strengths: 1. He’s a Bush. This is a strength because it means instant name recognition. Additionally, although...
  • Seffner man shot after ATV robbery attempt

    06/30/2015 7:01:13 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 16 replies
    Baynews9 ^ | 30 JUN 2015 | Staff
    Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting and robbery attempt at a home in Seffner. According to authorities, the shooting happened after an early-morning confrontation over an ATV at a home at 1602 Taylor Road. Officials said the homeowner, a 35-year-old man, awoke to his dogs barking at 4 a.m. When he went outside of the home to investigate, he was confronted by two suspects who ordered him to the ground. The suspects grabbed an ATV that was parked outside the residence and began rolling it to their vehicle parked nearby.
  • Jeb Bush Enlists Family in Cash Appeal (but Not His Brother) “¡Todos por Jeb!”

    06/29/2015 1:48:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/29/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Fund-raising is a family affair for former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. But not the whole family. Facing a Tuesday deadline to raise cash for the first quarter, Mr. Bush’s campaign has enlisted his wife, son and father to solicit donations from supporters in the last two days. There has been no such pitch, however, from the 43rd president, who is his brother. “It’s not the same as when I ran for office, now a single email can raise millions, and every fund-raising deadline is scrutinized,” his father, the first President Bush, wrote in an email. “That’s why Jeb needs...
  • Jeb Bush Supports Chapter 9 for Puerto Rico

    06/29/2015 1:40:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/29/15 | Courtney Coren
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has said that he supports Puerto Rico filing for bankruptcy in the face of the massive debt the Caribbean island is facing. When Bush visited Puerto Rico, which is a U.S. territory, on a campaign stop in April, he told a crowd that the public agencies in Puerto Rico should be able to seek bankruptcy under Chapter 9, according to the Puerto Rico Report.
  • Jeb Bush and His Friends Have Spent a Lot of Time Explaining His Bad Business Deals

    06/29/2015 1:33:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 6/29/15 | Jaime Fuller
    The Washington Post has a story today about 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush's unfortunate habit of getting involved in business deals destined to crumble and make him look bad. The problem is widespread enough that his career is littered with a graveyard of hilariously halfhearted explanations for his mistakes from friends, staffers, and Bush himself. In 1998 — shortly before he became governor of Florida, Bush told the St. Petersburg Times, according to the Post, “I’m 45 years old. I have to have better radar.” Bush's running mate in his failed gubernatorial bid in 1994, Tom Feeney, argued that the...
  • Jeb Bush did business with crooks, traded on his family connections, Washington Post reports

    06/29/2015 1:27:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/29/15 | Peter Weber
    Before he was elected governor of Florida in 1998, Jeb Bush "often benefited from his family connections and repeatedly put himself in situations that raised questions about his judgment and exposed him to reputational risk," report Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Tom Hamburger in The Washington Post, noting that five of Bush's business associates have been convicted of crimes. Bush, who cites his business experience to bolster his run for president, says that he was taken advantage of by unscrupulous businessmen and had no knowledge of wrongdoing. The Post found that Bush's intervention with federal officials helped one later-convicted fraudster get...