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  • Orlando Hospitals Say They Won't Bill Victims Of Pulse Nightclub Shooting

    08/25/2016 2:10:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    NPR ^ | August 25, 2016 | Camila Domonoske
    Two Orlando-area hospitals are waiving the medical bills of victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, praising the community response and saying they want to contribute. [Snip] Orlando Regional Medical Center has treated 44 victims of the shooting - more than any other hospital. The center's parent company, Orlando Health, says it will not charge victims for their treatment, reports Abe Aboraya of member station WMFE. "Instead, the hospital will look at federal and state funds, victims' funds like the One Orlando fund, and private funds raised for victims," Aboraya reports for our Newscast unit. "The hospital will bill insurance if...
  • Florida AG Shuts Down Boynton Beach Tech Support Scam

    08/25/2016 10:31:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 24, 2016
    Florida AG Shuts Down Boynton Beach Tech Support Scam August 24, 2016 11:12 AM TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – A Boynton Beach tech support company which reportedly scammed its customers out of $25 million has been temporarily shut down again by court order, according to Florida’s Attorney General’s Office. The company Client Care Experts, formerly known as First Choice Tech Support, LLC, is owned by CEO Michael Seward and his partner Kevin McCormick. The state’s Attorney General’s Office said the operation was run out of a boiler room in Boynton Beach and employed more than 200 telemarketers at the location. The court...
  • In Miami, Recently Arrived Venezuelans Face Desperate Times

    08/25/2016 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug 24 2016 | Carmen Sesin
    With no job, just 50 cents...having run out of acquaintances with whom to stay, 26-year-old Carlos is facing the grim reality that he may have to sleep on the street... Since he arrived to Miami... he has only managed to find a couple of temporary jobs... "I have been eating one meal a day," Carlos said... Like many Venezuelans, Carlos said he could no longer live in a country where the collapsed economy, soaring inflation, food shortages and rampant crime have erased the middle class life he and his family once had. In the past couple of years an increasing...
  • Fla Chamber Poll: Donald Trump 44%, Hillary Clinton 41%, Gary Johnson 9% (Shock Details)

    08/25/2016 7:28:40 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 24, 2016 | Adam C. Smith
    An Aug. 17-22 Florida Chamber Political Institute statewide poll Trump edging out Hillary Clinton in Florida, 44 percent to 43 percent, in a two-way match up, and 44 percent to 41 percent to 9 percent when Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is included. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent. Trump is viewed favorably by 43 percent of likely voters, and unfavorably by 52 percent. Clinton's favorabile/unfavorable numbers are even worse: 39/56.
  • Brewing tropical storm may threaten Bahamas, Florida as a hurricane (Hermine)

    08/24/2016 6:36:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | August 24, 2016 | Alex Sosnowski
    A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to strengthen significantly and reach Florida and the Bahamas with strong winds, coastal flooding and torrential rainfall during Sunday and Monday. Only one of two active Atlantic tropical systems poses a significant threat to land during the next 10 days. That system, dubbed 99L, has the potential to become Tropical Depression Eight and Tropical Storm Hermine this week. The disturbance, currently located about 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, is forecast to take a general west to west-northwest path near Puerto Rico on Wednesday night and near Hispaniola on Thursday. "The exact track of...
  • Witnesses say Jacksonville dog attack victim was dismembered

    08/24/2016 1:36:53 PM PDT · by plain talk · 43 replies
    WFTV9 ABC ^ | August 23, 2016 | Lorena Incian
    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has identified a man killed in a dog attack as 83-year-old Michael Downing. Downing was killed by his neighbor's dogs at about 4 p.m. Friday, officials said. The hole in the fence where witnesses said the dogs came through is now boarded up. Witnesses Mackenzie Partin and Eddie Edwards said Downing’s body may have been dragged into the dog’s yard because they saw his body on the other side of the fence. The Franklin Arms apartment community is mourning the loss of Downing, whom they described as a helpful neighbor and happy man. “He always had...
  • Shock Poll: Trump Gets 20 Percent of Black Vote in Florida Poll; Leads Clinton Overall 43 to 41

    08/24/2016 11:11:30 AM PDT · by GilGil · 73 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/24/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Twenty percent of African-American voters in Florida support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump according to a poll released Wednesday by Florida Atlantic University. The poll hit as Trump is visiting Tampa for a mid-day rally at the State Fairgrounds. The poll shows Trump with a two point lead of rival Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, 43 to 41 percent, within the poll’s 2.7 percent margin of error. Clinton has the support of 68 percent of African-American voters in Florida. 1200 registered Florida voters were surveyed from August 19-22.
  • FAU Poll Finds Trump Edging Out Clinton in Florida

    08/24/2016 10:45:42 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 31 replies
    FAU ^ | 8/24/2016 | FAU
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (August 24, 2016) – Republican nominee Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton in Florida 43 to 41 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson taking 8 percent and 5 percent undecided, according to a new survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI). For the presidential race, both candidates are underwater in terms of their favorability ratings in Florida. Trump scores a 41 percent favorable and 56 percent unfavorable rating, while Clinton has 40 percent favorable and 58 percent unfavorable rating. Clinton, meanwhile, has a loyalty score of 90 percent (those who have a...
  • Florida Atlantic University Poll Finds Trump Edging Out Clinton in Florida (43 to 41)

    08/24/2016 6:42:03 AM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    FAU ^ | 8/24/16 | FAU
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (August 24, 2016) – Republican nominee Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton in Florida 43 to 41 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson taking 8 percent and 5 percent undecided, according to a new survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).
  • LIVE:Trump Rallies 8/24/2016 Tampa, FL @ 1pm ET and Jackson, MS @ 7pm CT

    08/24/2016 2:20:20 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,270 replies
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016: LIVE streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Tampa, FL at Florida State Fairgrounds- Entertainment Hall. The event is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM ET. Tampa, FL Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Florida State Fairgrounds- Entertainment Hall Wednesday, August 24, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Jackson, MS at the Mississippi Coliseum. Live coverage begins at 7:00 PM CT. Jackson, MS Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Mississippi Coliseum
  • Orlando Fl Dem. State Attorney Candidate’s Husband Is Convicted Felon, Drug Dealer !

    08/23/2016 7:45:08 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 9 replies
    Sorry I can't post text of story, but TV station only posted link to the TV/video of story. Synopsis: Dem Lib Amish candidate for State's Attorney's husband is a drug dealer with multiple felony convictions. Her funding is coming from out of state, New York. Increasingly Hispanic, mainly Puerto Rican, not Cuban, Dem voter registration may well get her elected. These are the people, who along with the AA bloc, have sent Corine Brown (now facing 80+ felony fraud charges,) to Congress for 20+ years. See story at link.
  • Rubio on Trump: First a Con Man, Now Better Than Clinton

    08/23/2016 2:01:46 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/23/2016 | brendan farrington
    A dangerous, erratic, con man with the worst spray tan ever. That's how Sen. Marco Rubio described Donald Trump when they were both seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Now that Trump is the nominee and Rubio is running for re-election, his tone is different. He is no longer criticizing Trump, but he isn't exactly gushing praise. Democrats are trying to make him look like a hypocrite for backing the man he previously said shouldn't have access to nuclear weapon codes, and for jumping back into the Senate race after he said he wouldn't. "Sen. Rubio is actually the real con...
  • Man upset after niece brings home waiver to ‘be excused from reciting’ Pledge

    08/23/2016 10:45:40 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    A Florida man is upset after his niece brought home a Pledge of Allegiance waiver that asked parents to sign and return the form if they’d like their child to “be excused from reciting” it. It read: “I understand my rights as a parent and I request that my child, noted above, be excused from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. This request includes standing and placing his/her right hand over his/her heart.” In frustration, Micah Brienen took to Facebook last Thursday. “My niece brought this home from school today…What is happening to our country?!?” he said in the post. Brienen’s...
  • Elderly Florida Man Shoots Fleeing Thief And May Have Ruined His Own Life

    08/23/2016 9:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Bob Owens
    The homeowner asked the suspect what he was doing and then the suspect ran across the street, officials said. The homeowner opened fire and shot the suspect several times, Kvalheim said, adding the injuries appeared non-life threatening.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show, M-F, 12PM-3PM,EDT, WOR AM,August 22-26,2016

    08/22/2016 9:22:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 151 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | August 22,2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning And Afternoon!
  • The family that shoots together(Winter Haven FL)

    08/21/2016 10:48:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    sayuncle.com ^ | 8/20/2016 | Unknown
    Intruder Breaks Into Home; Shot By Entire Family
  • Trump's Top Black Republican in Florida Says State Campaign Doesn't Care About Black Voter Outreach

    08/20/2016 9:05:41 PM PDT · by saywhatagain · 67 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | August 19,2016 | By Tim Elfrink
    But the head of the Black Republican Caucus of Florida says Trump's state campaign doesn't seem to care much about Jackson's efforts to convert more African-Americans to the cause. In fact, he says Karen Giorno, Trump's Florida campaign manager, has disregarded his advice and all but frozen him out of Trump's efforts to win the Sunshine State.
  • Man arrested for shooting alligator to protect livestock

    08/20/2016 10:16:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    fox13news.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | evan axlebank
    BUSHNELL (FOX 13) - A Sumter County man says he is unfairly being charged with violating the state's alligator poaching law after he tried to protect his livestock. Reginald Blanton of Bushnell said an alligator was in the field with his horses on the night of June 21. His son, Jack Hildreth, tried to scare it away, but that didn't work. So Blanton fired a shot at it, trying to get it to leave. But the state attorney in Sumter County said Blanton went too far.
  • Democrats fear hackers targeted tight Florida races for latest data leaks

    08/20/2016 4:13:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Yahoo Reuters ^ | August 19, 2016
    Leading Democrats are growing increasingly worried that the hackers who made public leaked documents this week were trying to sabotage the Democratic candidates in several central Florida congressional races, the first time such leaks have been targeted so directly. Two sources familiar with Democratic Party investigations of recent cyber attacks said documents made public this week by the hacker known as Guccifer2 contained information that could damage Democratic candidates in competitive Florida contests for the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Zika Speads in Florida, Infects 5 in Miami Beach (new area)

    08/19/2016 12:44:40 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | 19 Aug 2016 | MAGGIE FOX and SAMUEL SARMIENTO, MD
    Zika is now spreading in two places in Florida — in Miami Beach as well as an area north of Miami, Governor Rick Scott confirmed Friday. He said five people have been infected by Zika locally in Miami Beach, including three tourists. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new travel warning, telling pregnant women to avoid the popular tourist area if at all possible. Florida health officials had earlier denied reports that Zika was spreading locally in Miami Beach. The local spread — meaning none of those infected had traveled to Zika-affected regions — strongly suggests that...
  • Donald Trump’s Florida Rally: Gay Speaker Slams Obama on Guns, Radical Islam

    08/18/2016 8:17:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | August 17, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Orlando mayoral candidate Randy Ross lambasted President Barack Obama’s attempt to blame guns for the Orlando terror attack instead of blaming radical Islam. “While victims were in the hospital, families were grieving, funeral arrangement were being made for the victims, our city mourning, [Obama] turned the conversation into one of gun control” said Ross, a gay speaker who was speaking at Donald Trump’s Aug. 11 rally in Kissimmee, Florida. According to the Advocate, Ross said Obama’s speech wrongly switched the emphasis from the threat of radical Islam to a plea for more gun control for law-abiding citizens.
  • Are we watching the demise of the Solid South?

    08/17/2016 1:06:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Election Projection ^ | August 17, 2016 | Scott Elliott
    Over the last 30 years or so, one aspect of presidential elections has been pretty consistent. The GOP nominee usually doesn’t have to break a sweat to carry the southern states. From 1980 through 2004, with two notable exceptions – Jimmy Carter’s home state of Georgia in 1980 and a few states during southern-boy Bill Clinton’s two runs – Republicans enjoyed complete dominance in the swath of states from Virginia to Texas That may be changing. This year’s battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is unusual to say the least. Not in my lifetime have two candidates with unfavorables...
  • Trump recruiting 'election observers' to scout for fraud

    08/17/2016 10:34:31 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 48 replies
    Donald Trump is getting pro-active about concerns the White House race could be “rigged” against him, by recruiting “election observers” to help monitor the vote, though details of the program are unclear -- and are raising concerns about potential Election Day confrontations.
  • Trump to begin TV ads in Florida as campaign staff gets a jolt

    08/17/2016 10:46:25 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 20 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 17, 2016 | Alex Leary
    Donald Trump’s campaign got another shakeup this morning, part of a reset that includes the first TV advertising in Florida and other battlegrounds. Trump has brought on Breitbart News’ Stephen Bannon as CEO, a man the campaign heralded for his combative style, and elevated Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager. Paul Manafort will remain as chairman. Conway is a former pollster for the Tampa Bay Times. “I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years. They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win,” Trump said in a statement. “I believe we’re adding...
  • St. Lucie County Active Registered Voters (FL): 2012 vs 2016 (Dems vs. GOP)

    08/17/2016 9:59:35 AM PDT · by Ravi · 36 replies
    St. Lucie County ^ | 8/17/16 | me
    9/18/2012: Dem Active Registered Voters (73,620); GOP Active Registered Voters (55,469). 8/17/2016: Dem Active Registered Voters (76,806); GOP Active Registered Voters (60,851). Obama beat Romney 53.5 to 45.7 in this county while winning Florida by less than 1%.
  • At Least Six Swing States Face Double-Digit Premium Hikes under Obamacare

    08/16/2016 9:47:25 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 August 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Double-digit Obamacare premium hikes projected in 2017 may bode in Donald Trump’s favor, as several swing states are being impacted by double-digit increases under the law and consumers are expected to see the hikes around Nov. 1 — one week before heading to the polls. Trump has promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, but Hillary Clinton has vowed to make the Obamacare exchanges work. Some say the way she would do that is through raising taxes.
  • Year of Trump helps Republicans close voter gap with Democrats in Florida

    08/16/2016 5:55:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    TALLAHASSEE Republicans have seen a surge in registered voters in Florida since the start of the year, cutting the Democrats’ overall advantage to the thinnest in state history and giving Donald Trump’s presidential campaign more reason to be hopeful. Since January, the number of registered voters in Florida has jumped by 377,000 with nearly 60 percent of that within the Republican ranks — a sign that Trump is drawing voters to the party, his campaign argues. Democrats now have a 259,000-vote edge over Republicans — only half of what it was four years ago.
  • Clinton Leads for Prez, Rubio Leads for Senate

    08/16/2016 1:38:49 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 31 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | 08/16/2016 | Monmouth University
    West Long Branch, NJ – Hillary Clinton holds a 9 point lead over Donald Trump in the crucial swing state of Florida. The Monmouth University Poll also finds incumbent Marco Rubio leading either of his two main Democratic challengers to retain his U.S. Senate seat, although by varying margins. Rubio’s endorsement of Trump could pose a few problems for him in November and his late decision to run for reelection is seen primarily as a move to boost his future presidential prospects. Among Sunshine State voters likely to participate in November’s presidential election, 48% currently support Clinton and 39% back...
  • Police: Man gnaws face of Palm Beach stabbing victim

    08/16/2016 8:32:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    Wink News ^ | August 16, 2016 | Unattributed
    <p>TEQUESTA, Fla. (CNN) — A husband and wife are dead after a gruesome stabbing attack Monday in Palm Beach County, police said.</p> <p>Deputies arrived on scene after a report of a stabbing. Officers found the suspect in a driveway on top of another man, biting and removing pieces of the victim’s face with his teeth.</p>
  • Wasserman Schultz and her challenger tussle over who is more pro-Israel

    08/16/2016 5:21:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | August 15, 2016 6:33pm
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. and her primary challenger are exchanging sharp accusations about which candidate is more pro-Israel. Tim Canova, a lawyer, attempted in a debate on Sunday on CBS4-CBS Miami, to use Wasserman Schultz’s vote last year for the nucleat deal with Iran against her. “Her vote has been condemned by an awful lot of folks,” Canova said in remarks reported by Jewish Insider. “I think she wasn’t looking out for Israel’s security.” …
  • Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton Lacks ‘Mental & Physical Stamina’ to Fight ISIS (will she respond?)

    08/15/2016 12:39:56 PM PDT · by drewh · 62 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 2:55 pm, August 15th, 2016 | by Josh Feldman |
    During his big foreign policy speech today, as he went after President Obama and Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump got a little personal in going after Clinton’s ability to fight ISIS. He said that the Obama administration downplayed the threat of ISIS and hasn’t done enough to fight, but then he said this: “She also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS and all of the many adversaries we face, not only in terrorism but in trade and every other challenge we must confront.” Trump has recently taken to call Clinton 'unstable and unhinged.'
  • Suspect in Georgia police officer killing captured

    08/15/2016 12:15:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    WALB, ABC/NBC News 10, Albany GA ^ | Monday, August 15th 2016, 7:11 am EDT | WALB News Team
    Officials confirm the man wanted for fatally shooting a Georgia police officer is in custody. Royheem Delshawn Deeds, 24, was captured in north Florida overnight. He was booked into the Nassau County Jail just before 3 a.m., according to an inmate search with the Nassau County Sheriff's Office. Deeds was wanted for murder in the shooting death of 31-year-old Officer Tim Smith in Eastman on Saturday, the GBI released in a statement Sunday. …
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 15-19,2016

    08/15/2016 8:58:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 116 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | August 15, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • LAWLESS HILLARY Recruits Illegal Aliens to Register Voters

    08/15/2016 12:10:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | August 14, 2016
    The law means nothing to these people. Hillary Clinton announced a new program to recruit illegal aliens to register voters. Will the media ignore this like her other scandals and crimes? The Examiner reported: Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Sunday announced a program to recruit undocumented “Dreamers” into a voter registration army even though they are not allowed to vote. Celebrating the four-year anniversary of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Clinton launched “Mi Sueno, Tu Voto” (My Dream, Your Vote), to rally and “secure commitments” from immigrants who can vote. The DACA program created so-called “Dreamers,” the children...
  • Hillary drafts illegal 'Dreamers' to get immigrants to vote

    08/15/2016 3:21:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Hillary Clinton's campaign on Sunday announced a program to recruit undocumented "Dreamers" into a voter registration army even though they are not allowed to vote. Celebrating the four-year anniversary of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Clinton launched "Mi Sueno, Tu Voto" (My Dream, Your Vote), to rally and "secure commitments" from immigrants who can vote. The DACA program created so-called "Dreamers," the children of illegal immigrants who the president has offered renewable two-year work visas and deportation deferral. The goal for many in the program is amnesty. "We may not have the right to vote, but 'Mi...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Launches Voter Registration Effort Led By Illegal Aliens

    08/14/2016 6:48:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 95 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4:41 PM 08/14/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The Hillary Clinton campaign on Sunday announced a voter registration effort led by illegal immigrants on the four year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s executive action to protect illegal aliens from deportation. According to a statement the campaign launched “‘Mi Sueńo, Tu Voto’ (My Dream, Your Vote), to organize DREAMers to mobilize their communities and ask voters to consider what is at stake for their families in November.” “DREAMers have played a pivotal role in our campaign, advocating for families who constantly live in fear of deportation–so we’ve created a program that aims to turn these stories into action,” Lorella...
  • As Puerto Ricans Move to Florida, the Clinton Campaign Is Waiting for Them

    08/14/2016 3:31:11 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/11/16 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER and AMY CHOZICK
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Bilingual campaign workers fanned out across the event hall, clutching clipboards as they sought prospective voters to register. Handmade signs shot up from the crowd: “Latinos for Hillary” and “Estoy con ella!” And from the stage at her rally here on Monday night, Hillary Clinton set aside time for “a special word about Puerto Rico.”
  • Trump Goes All-in on Ground Game in Florida: 25 Offices, 200 Staff

    08/14/2016 10:08:52 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Aug 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Donald Trump’s campaign is expanding operations in the key swing state of Florida where he’s roughly three points behind Hillary Clinton. Following a meeting on Friday in Orlando between the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Trump campaign officials, Trump’s Florida strategist Karen Giorno told The Hill they plan to open 25 field offices and have more than 200 staff in the Sunshine State by Labor Day. Despite Clinton’s head start, Giorno believes Trump will win the state. “We have a mixture of voters, which is why we’re going to win the election,” ... “We have a movement and we have...
  • RESPECT! Watch Dozens of Police show up to escort Trump in Florida

    08/14/2016 7:55:23 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://realityofsense.com ^ | August 13, 2016
    The police obviously know which candidate has their back that is not Hillary Clinton. Donald J. Trump is the law and order candidate and the police in Florida gave him the respect he gives them with this massive police escort. Hillary will NEVER get this type of respect by police because they know she loathes them. “The police in our country do not get respect. Our law enforcement officers deserve our appreciation for the incredible job they do.” – Donald J. Trump
  • Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket counting down to launch tonight (10:26pm PDT/1:26am EDT)

    08/13/2016 8:00:06 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 13AUG2016 | Stephen Clark
    For the second time this year, SpaceX is preparing to launch a commercial communications satellite for Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. early Sunday. A Falcon 9 rocket is set to blast off at 1:26 a.m. EDT (0526 GMT) from Cape Canaveral with the JCSAT 16 satellite to relay data and video across Japan and the Asia-Pacific. A first stage landing attempt will follow in the Atlantic Ocean a few minutes later. The launch window extends for two hours. On Saturday, ground crews at Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad plan to roll the Falcon 9 rocket out of its hangar...
  • Marco Rubio: Religious Right Should Love Gays Not Judge Them

    08/13/2016 2:38:55 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 85 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 13 Aug 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    In a speech to pastors, Sen. Marco Rubio urged religious conservatives to love gay people, instead of judging them for their behavior.
  • 13-Day-Old Infant Killed By 6-Year-Old Brother (FL)

    08/13/2016 9:42:55 AM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    News Talk Florida ^ | August 12, 2016 | Staff
    the mother drove to the cellphone repair store at 1:50 p.m. and left the children in the minivan. The 6-year-old later told investigators the baby started fussing, and he wanted to calm her down. He lifted the infant from the car seat and tried to mimic how his mother would calm her. Instead the boy actually ended up repeatedly slamming the baby’s head into the minivan’s ceiling and dropping her to the floor, flipping the baby over and over and pummeling her, said deputies. When Steele returned to the car the 6-year-old boy tried to tell her there was something...
  • Marco Rubio Warns Christian Conservatives of the Costs of Gay Intolerance

    08/13/2016 7:21:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 12, 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who has faced widespread condemnation for agreeing to speak at a conference alongside Christian conservatives who have denounced homosexuality and gay rights, used his speech to the group on Friday to warn of the costs of intolerance. His remarks in Orlando, Fla., not far from the site of the massacre at a gay nightclub in June, were his most extensive yet in public on the subject of prejudice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. And he struck a notably softer tone than during his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, during which he repeatedly...
  • Parents sue when third-grade honors students are not promoted to fourth grade

    08/13/2016 5:10:50 AM PDT · by detective · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2016 | Valerie Strauss
    This belongs in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: In Florida (you knew it was Florida, didn’t you?), some third-graders — including honor students — are being forced to retake third grade because their parents decided to opt them out of the state’s mandated standardized reading test this past spring. An undetermined number of third-graders who refused to take the Florida Standards Assessment in reading have been barred from moving to fourth grade in some counties. A lawsuit filed by parents against state education officials as well as school boards in seven Florida counties says counties are interpreting the state’s third-grade retention law...
  • Wasserman Schultz: Sanders camp tried to make me the 'boogeywoman'

    08/12/2016 9:37:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/16 | BEN KAMISAR
    Former Democratic Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz defended her handling of the party's presidential primary as "by the books" and criticized Bernie Sanders's campaign for attempting to peg her as the "boogeywoman". **SNIP** "So when you are under siege for that many months and every day you have people going on TV attacking your integrity and suggesting that you are rigging the outcome of an election somehow, that’s going to be expressed in private. ... Unfortunately when your emails are stolen, as in our case, it became public."
  • SWAT teams shot suspect with 68 bullets (2006)

    08/13/2016 1:45:23 AM PDT · by packrat01 · 80 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 1, 2006 | Gary Taylor and Kelly Griffith
    The Polk County sheriff says they fired 110 times at the man who `executed' a deputy. October 1, 2006|By Gary Taylor and Kelly Griffith, Sentinel Staff Writers Face to face with an armed man suspected of killing a Polk County deputy sheriff, SWAT officers riddled his body with 68 bullets. Altogether, nine officers fired 110 times Friday at Angilo Freeland, who Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said "executed" one of his deputies. "That's all the bullets we had, or we would have shot him more," Judd said after autopsy results were released Saturday. The slain deputy, Matt Williams, 39, was...
  • FL Sheriff: Mother, 62, arrested after 6-year-old son beat newborn sister to death

    08/12/2016 3:30:26 PM PDT · by digger48 · 46 replies
    WISH ^ | August 12, 2016 | WFLA Staff Reports
    LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) — A 62-year-old woman who was artificially inseminated and gave birth to a baby girl 13 days ago, is now charged with her daughter’s death. Detectives say the suspect left her 6-year-old son alone with the baby, and he beat her to death. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri on Thursday outlined the disturbing details in the bizarre and gruesome case, saying he’d “never seen anything like this.” “Those of us who have been doing this in this business for a very long time have never seen anything like this,” the sheriff said. Kathleen Marie Steele, 62, was...
  • AWESOME! DOZENS OF POLICE Show Up to Give ‘Law and Order’ Candidate Trump Escort in Florida

    08/12/2016 1:40:34 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump took pictures and shook hands with several of the Dallas police officers who met him on the tarmac in July. Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump received a massive police escort after his event in Florida last night. Clearly the police in Florida support Trump the ‘Law and Order” candidate. Police also respect Trump!  This is something you would never see at a Hillary event.  
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    08/11/2016 9:31:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
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    08/12/2016 9:19:57 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 8/12/16 | Tim Hains
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