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  • Ex-Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum announces creation of voter registration campaign

    03/21/2019 8:28:59 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 20, 2019
    March 20, 2019 / 8:48 PM / CBS/AP Former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, who narrowly lost the race for Florida governor in November, announced Wednesday he will be launching a voter registration initiative in Florida. Its goal is to help Democrats win the state in 2020 and "evict Donald Trump" from the White House. "We are going to commit ourselves to registering and engaging one million voters between now and 2020's presidential election," Gillum told a crowd in Miami. "The road to the White House runs through Florida. We can deny Donald Trump a second term right here in the...
  • PolitiFact Slams Rick Scott as 'False' for Citing Actual Green New Deal Document

    03/03/2019 10:03:01 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/3/2019 | T Graham
    The “fact checkers” keep sounding like they’re merely doing aggressive spin for the Democrats. On February 25, PolitiFact flagged Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) as “False” for writing in an Orlando Sentinel op-ed that the Green New Deal has a goal of “ending air travel.” Just like the Washington Post “fact checkers who hammered Rep. Liz Cheney on this,” PolitiFact’s Amy Sherman says “climate advocates” insist everyone should ignore the FACT that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s team put out a Frequently Asked Questions document that explicitly said “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years...
  • Gov DeSantis: "I’m asking the Legislature to send me a bill during this legislative session..."

    02/27/2019 6:24:42 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 26 Feb 19 | Governor Ron DeSantis
    Gov DeSantis: "I’m asking the Legislature to send me a bill during this legislative session to address sanctuary cities and counties in Florida. I’m also calling on more local law enforcement to work with the federal government to ensure our immigration laws are enforced and justice is upheld."
  • Blue State Refugees Flock to Conservative Florida

    02/27/2019 8:54:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 117 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 26, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    While most attention has been focused on immigrants trying to enter the United States over America’s southern border, there is legal migration taking place that has been largely ignored, though it may have at least as much economic and political impact as the other. People are moving out of high-tax states to Florida and other states with lower tax burdens. Florida’s new governor, Ron DeSantis, mentioned the movement in a speech to the Club for Growth, which describes itself as “a national network of over 250,000 pro-growth, limited government Americans who share in the belief that prosperity and opportunity come...
  • Florida Public School Teacher Calls For Coup Against Trump on Facebook

    02/26/2019 2:19:19 PM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Published 4 hours ago on Feb 26, 2019 | Tom Pappert
    A Florida school teacher called for a coup against President Donald J. Trump on Facebook while attempting to make a point about the situation in Venezuela. Leopoldo Mutis, a Colombian immigrant who lists his employment as a teacher for Miami-Dade County Public School System, publicly called for a coup against President Trump in a Facebook comment section of a post by The Young Turks after decrying the administration’s stance on the crisis in Venezuela. “I guess this imbecil [sic] doesn’t realize that in the USA there is an opposition that doesn’t like Trump,” Mutis wrote, “We should stage a coup...
  • Police: Texas man confessed in hammer death of daughter, 2

    02/21/2019 3:55:43 PM PST · by bgill · 24 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Feb. 21, 2019 | AP
    A Southeast Texas man accused of bludgeoning his 2-year-old daughter to death with a hammer was naked and blood-stained when he told police officers he had killed the toddler, according to an affidavit. An officer's body camera captured 26-year-old Yovahnis Roque confessing Tuesday in the death of his child at their home in Orange, near the Louisiana border, according to the police affidavit. Roque was arrested and charged with capital murder. Roque lived with his mother at the house and it was she who found the girl's body and called police... Roque exclaimed: "The government made me do it."...Roque and...
  • Trump to deliver anti-socialism speech in Florida

    02/13/2019 7:01:32 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 13, 2019 | Daniel Chaitin
    President Trump will deliver a speech Monday in Miami on the "dangers of socialism," according to the White House. Part of an effort to put more pressure on Venezuela's socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to cede power, Trump will renew his commitment to opposition leader Juan Guaido, which the U.S. has recognized as the South American country's "interim president." The event will take place at Florida International University, which is near a large Venezuelan exile community. Would Trump's national emergency really be an "emergency"? Watch Full Screen to Skip Ads The news comes after Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez visited Trump...
  • 65 People Line Up for Beto O’Rourke — 22,000 Line Up to See Trump in TEXAS (VIDEO)

    02/11/2019 5:23:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11 FEB 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Will be heading to El Paso very soon. Big speech on Border Security and much else tonight. Tremendous crowd! See you later! Prior to departing Joint Base Andrews, President Trump said to the press about his rally in El Paso, “We’re going there for a reason, we’re going there to keep our country safe … without a wall, it’s not going to work.” Trump told reporters that 75,000 people signed up for his campaign rally tonight in El Paso, but the arena only holds 8,000.
  • Fred Guttenberg of ‘Ban Assault Weapons Now’ Named to FL Ag. Commissioner Transition Team

    02/07/2019 5:28:58 PM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 2/6/2019 | L Valdez
    Fred Guttenberg ✔ @fred_guttenberg A new beginning in the fight for gun safety!!! For the first time in over 8 years, our House Of Representatives is holding hearings. Forget what we did not hear last night, it begins this morning. From the website Heavy.com, Jessica McBride described him as “one of the strongest voices for changes to gun laws in the wake of the mass shooting.” He’s also a committee member for Ban Assault Weapons NOW. Those are the people driving an initiative petition to amend the Florida constitution to outlaw semi-automatic rifles. The small beachhead that the gun-grabbers have...
  • 91-year-old woman's savings 'disappeared' because she didn't use account

    01/26/2019 6:47:58 AM PST · by bgill · 59 replies
    wfla ^ | Jan. 25, 2019 | Shannon Behnken
    Dolores Nielsen, 91, kept an emergency savings account for years. But her hands-off approach caused her trouble. Her bank, SunTrust, declared her account dormant in April and closed the account. She's been trying since August to get her money. "I'm terribly worried," Nielsen said. "My savings have lost so much in value since I retired as it is, and it's very stressful for me." The account had more than $72,000. Dolores' daughter, Barbara, turned to Better Call Behnken for help, after trying for months to get the money and getting the runaround. She says the bank told her the state...
  • At least 5 dead after shooting at SunTrust bank in Sebring

    01/23/2019 1:01:01 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 54 replies
    WFLA ^ | 23 JAN 19 350 PM EST | WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff
    SEBRING, Fla. (WFLA) - An incident inside a central Florida bank ended with "several people down" on Wednesday afternoon. Sebring police officials say a man called 911 around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and reported that he had fired shots inside the SunTrust Bank on US-27 South in Sebring. Sebring police officers and Highlands County deputies responded to the scene and established a perimeter around the bank. Our news helicopter flying over the scene saw a massive law enforcement presence as police tried to negotiate with the man barricaded inside. Police were unsuccessful at first but say the man eventually surrendered after...
  • Newly-elected Gulf Breeze Mayor resigns amid text scandal

    01/23/2019 9:30:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    WKRG ^ | Updated: Jan 18, 2019 10:12 PM CST | By: Kendra Day
    GULF BREEZE, Fla. (WKRG) - The newly-elected mayor of Gulf Breeze has resigned amid an inappropriate texting scandal. David Landfair sent a letter to the city council and citizens of Gulf Breeze this afternoon. News 5 was able to obtain a copy of the letter from South Santa Rosa News. It reads in part: "I must admit to an error in judgment by engaging in inappropriate texting with an adult woman. I have caused embarrassment to my family, friends and supporters, and I do not wish to spend my term as mayor defending my texting or dragging the City into...
  • Fried: Won’t allow future of concealed-carry permitting in Florida to be about an NRA ‘power grab’

    01/21/2019 11:36:36 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    palmbeachpost.com ^ | 1/20/2019 | unknown
    Nicole H. “Nikki” Fried was sworn in earlier this month as state agriculture commissioner, becoming the first woman elected to run the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Her stunning November win puts her in charge of a massive state agency that is responsible for regulating everything from gasoline station pumps to concealed weapons permits to yes, Big Sugar. (And she is poised to take a lead role in how our state moves forward with growing and distributing marijuana.) It’s also worth noting that Fried, 41, is the only Democrat holding statewide office and the first Democrat on the...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Robert Luck Is DeSantis' Second Supreme Court Pick (FL)

    01/14/2019 2:18:33 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 35 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | January 14th 2019 | Nancy Smith
    Robert J. Luck, a highly respected rule-of-law conservative on the 3rd District Court of Appeal is Gov. Ron DeSantis' second pick for the Florida Supreme Court. During a recent interview, Luck described his judicial philosophy: “I understand how the judiciary -- what Hamilton called our least dangerous branch -- fits into our system of government ... Having worked in each of the three branches, I understand the modest role of the judge in reviewing the laws enacted by the Legislature, the actions taken by the executive, and the findings of the lower courts ... I conducted myself that way for...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio warns Trump a border emergency could embolden a future Dem president on climate

    01/10/2019 8:36:07 PM PST · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 1/9/19 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    Full title........Sen. Marco Rubio warns Trump a border emergency could embolden a future Dem president on climate change A national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump over border security could wind up hurting Republicans, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio told CNBC on Wednesday. The Florida Republican contended that Trump was elected on the promise of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and the president has to “keep that promise.” But “we have to be careful about endorsing broad uses of executive power,” he added. “I’m not prepared to endorse that right now.” Such a declaration would set a precedent, Rubio...
  • Asian Republican Enthusiasm for Florida Governor Election

    12/13/2018 2:02:31 AM PST · by Doreener · 6 replies
    Championing Republican principle of merit, hard work, self-responsibility, family values, and etc, Asian Americans are welcome in the Republican Party. Contributing to the Republican National Committee’s record-breaking 72 million voter contacts, Asian American Republicans are energized to elect Republican candidates up and down the ballot in elections to help restore the American Dream. Chinese American Republicans from Florida showed their unprecedented enthusiasm for Ron DeSantis. Check for Asians for DeSantis Nuńez info now.
  • Cowardice at Parkland Shooting: “Security” Recognized Shooter, Rifle Case

    12/06/2018 8:45:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Evidence of more incompetence and cowardice has been exposed from the Parkland school shooting. Seventeen students and staff were murdered on February 14, 2018, at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School.  I will not name the murderer. You have probably read and remember the armed school resource officer, Deputy Scot Petterson, failed to confront the killer immediately. He did not run to the sound of the gunfire. Instead, he waited outside the school for others to come. Eventually, there were seven or eight deputies outside the school waiting. Officers from another jurisdiction showed up and immediately entered, but it was...
  • Ballot measure on 'assault' weapons proposed (Florida)

    11/26/2018 2:39:14 PM PST · by Jed Eckert · 29 replies
    Fox35Orlando ^ | Nov 26 2018 | THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
    A Miami-based political committee has proposed a constitutional amendment that would ban possession of “assault” weapons in Florida if approved by voters.The proposal, backed by the committee Ban Assault Weapons Now, was posted on the state Division of Elections website this month. The committee had raised nearly $410,000 since March, while spending almost $284,000, according to finance information. The expenditures included $75,000 last month to a California-based company for what was described in the finance information as “petitions.”
  • The Latest: Officials certify contentious Florida elections

    11/20/2018 6:21:26 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11-20-18 | Staff
    ".....Official results turned in Sunday showed Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was elected governor over Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by 32,463 votes out of more than 8 million cast. Republican Gov. Rick Scott defeated incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson by 10,033 votes....."
  • Brenda Snipes Resigns After Recount Debacle

    11/19/2018 6:13:26 AM PST · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 19 Nov 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    You supposedly won’t have Brenda Snipes to kick around anymore. The subject of one of the more famous “Florida Woman” stories of late is reported to have resigned her position as Broward County Election Supervisor, taking effect in January. After numerous, spectacular failures in processing election results over the years, Saturday’s debacle of submitting their recount results two minutes after the deadline had passed was apparently a bridge too far and Ms. Snipes is stepping down. (Washington Times) Taking a page from the playbook of disgraced public officials around the country, Snipes reportedly wants to “spend more time with her...