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  • Muhammad Ali's son detained at Florida airport for his 'Arabic-sounding name'

    02/24/2017 10:12:16 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 51 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Saturday, February 25, 2017 | ANI
    In a shocking development, it has been revealed that the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport, and was repeatedly asked about his religion. Muhammad Ali Jr, 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad Ali, were arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 7 after an event in Jamaica, when they were pulled aside while going through customs because of their 'Arabic-sounding names', reports the USA Today quoting Ali's family friend and lawyer Chris Mancini. Camacho-Ali was let go after she showed...
  • Charlie Crist files for divorce

    02/24/2017 11:31:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is getting divorced less than nine years after becoming the first Florida governor in 42 years to get married while in office....
  • Locals pile into town hall meeting to demand response from Rubio

    02/24/2017 1:46:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 2/23/17 | Joe Roetz
    South Florida residents attended a town hall meeting, Thursday, all with the intentions of voicing their grievances about the current administration in Washington D.C.
  • Woman gang raped in Miami-Dade home near 4-year-old son, police say

    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A 30-year-old woman was gang raped over the weekend after she agreed to pick up drugs for a group of people in exchange for a meal at a McDonald's restaurant, authorities said. According to an arrest report, the victim met Kortney Ellis, 27, Sunday night at McDonald's at 599 NW 62nd St. More Crime Headlines Key Largo man tries to rape co-worker while holding her against her… Police said Ellis picked up the woman and her 4-year-old son later in the night with three men tagging along and took her to a convenience store to pick...
  • Disabled vet beaten by accused animal abusers given car

    02/23/2017 1:10:40 PM PST · by tekrat · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/23/2017
    A disabled Navy veteran has a new ride a week after authorities said he was beaten by three men he confronted as they were torturing a turtle in Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Kia-Mitsubishi gave Garry Blough, 45, keys to a 2012 Kia Forte after the incident was brought to their attention by another veteran, former Marine Paula Mongeon. "I just knew they would help this guy, I just knew it," Mongeon told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/2kPNd6y ).
  • Oldest surviving officer in Battle of Iwo Jima dies

    02/23/2017 12:29:54 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    News4Jax ^ | 2-20-17 | By Mike Vasilinda
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The oldest surviving officer from the Battle of Iwo Jima has died. Lt. Gen. Larry Snowden died over the weekend at the age of 95 in the state Capitol. Those who knew him called him a Marine's Marine, and a general's general. Snowden was a 23-year-old captain, commanding 200 men at Iwo Jima. Snowden told News4Jax in 2013 that one of WWII’s most famous battles was far different than the romanticized version. “I've read many accounts that says when the flag went up, the troops all over the island stood up and cheered. No way," Snowden said....
  • Miami-Dade, Broward To Maintain Protections For LGBTQ Students

    02/23/2017 9:22:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 2/23/17
    ....plans to alter Obama-era guidance that linked access to school bathrooms to a student’s gender identity has drawn vocal criticism – both on a local and national level. ....Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said students in the district do not need to be worried. On social media, the superintendent pointed out that the district had gender identification protections in place before the Obama administration’s directive and they would remain in place under the Trump administration’s retraction of it.
  • Florida woman hits pedestrian who was 'in the way'

    02/23/2017 8:54:34 AM PST · by simpson96 · 59 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 2/21/2017 | Ryan DiPentima
    A Florida woman who “became upset” when a man was “in the way” of her car hit and injured the man with her vehicle before fleeing the scene, police said. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Amanda Weaver, 28, of DeLand, was allegedly speeding in her silver Kia on Monday when she hit 19-year-old Anderson Cantres from Deltona. A man walking with Cantres at the time of the incident said Weaver became frustrated she had to wait for a pickup truck to back up, screaming profanities at the driver before speeding around the truck and toward Cantres. Weaver’s Kia Soul...
  • Florida Gov. Scott Says Fellow Republicans Spreading 'Fake News'

    02/22/2017 7:23:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is now saying that his fellow Republicans in the Florida House are using "fake news" to justify their plan to scrap the state's economic development agency. Scott used his campaign Twitter account on Wednesday to distribute a video critical of House Speaker Richard Corcoran and House Republicans. The video labels Corcoran a "career politician" who wasted money by having the House produce a video that trashed programs championed by Scott.
  • Video from Florida Rally Sparks 'Serious Concern' For Melania Trump (sickening fake news alert)

    02/22/2017 6:09:19 PM PST · by drewh · 60 replies
    AOL News ^ | Feb 22nd 2017 10:14 | ALEX LASKER, AOL.COM
    Trumps first 100 days Follow President Donald Trump as he shapes AmericaÂ’s future Video from Florida rally sparks serious concern for Melania Trump ALEX LASKER, AOL.COM Feb 22nd 2017 10:14AM X An interaction between President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at a Saturday rally in Melbourne, Florida, is reigniting rumors that she is 'miserable' as America's first lady. As Melania was preparing to address the applauding crowd, the president crossed the stage behind her, grasping her upper arm in the process. His action caused her to flinch, turn her head downward and take a sharp breath in. The first...
  • How Can You Compare America to East Germany?

    02/22/2017 2:00:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, last night on Fox, the Fox News Channel, there was a town hall on Trump’s immigration ideas and so forth and stuff in Jacksonville, Florida. And the first sound bite we have was obviously Florida residents, or we think it was Florida residents. I mean, the way the Democrats pack these things, you don’t know. But Fox says it’s a group of Florida residents about Trump’s immigration policy. And one resident, Hatiche Iaconangelo was the guest or was one of the attendees. And so the question was asked, “So what do you think about what you’re hearing here...
  • Florida teacher gets ‘reassigned’ for making pro-Trump Facebook status praising deportation

    02/22/2017 8:06:55 AM PST · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 17 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | February 20, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    A Florida teacher has been reassigned after she wrote a Facebook status supporting President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Veronica Fleming was removed from her role as a computer lab teacher and assigned to administrative duties after she wrote that “glad about massive deportation” because it means there will be “less mouths to feed.” The principal at Parkside Elementary School, where Fleming works and where the students are 96 percent minorities, learned about her writing after parents called the school to complain, according to NBC 2. NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida The matter was given...
  • Pastor: 'Demonic activity palpable' at Trump rally

    02/21/2017 3:30:38 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 95 replies
    WND ^ | 21 February 2017 | JOE KOVACS
    The pastor of a Melbourne, Florida, church who attended President Trump’s rally in his hometown over the weekend is claiming “demonic” activity and vitriol were palpable at the event, traumatizing his 11-year-old daughter. “I have been in places and experiences before where demonic activity was palpable,” wrote Joel Tooley, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Melbourne. “The power of the Holy Spirit of God was protecting me in those moments and was once again protecting me and my daughter in this moment.”
  • Mrs. Florida heads protest outside of Boca Raton Nordstrom before polite cop threatens arrests

    02/21/2017 6:17:57 AM PST · by Jacvin · 29 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    A Florida group of Ivanka Trump supporters took their message directly to Nordstrom in what they called a “celebration” of the first daughter. A viral video rocketing through social media last week inspired women shoppers around the country to speak out against the company. Resident Steven Alembik called on female fashionistas in the posh town of Boca Raton to show their displeasure on President’s Day at the local mall.
  • Meet the man who joined Trump on stage at Florida rally

    02/20/2017 1:37:24 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-20-2017 | Fox & Friends
    Gene Huber shares his story with 'Fox & Friends'
  • Feds: Nine planes violated President Trump’s airspace over the weekend

    02/20/2017 10:59:39 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 41 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | February 20 | Eliot Kleinberg
    WEST PALM BEACH — At least nine planes violated temporary flight restrictions through Monday morning for President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago stay, with at least two of those having the unique experience of being buzzed by military jets, federal officials confirmed this morning to The Palm Beach Post. Eight of those crossed the line on Friday alone, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 7:24:49 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/20/17 | Paul Bedard
    Despite media reports of a massive crackdown by President Trump on illegal immigrants, just a tiny percentage of the nearly 1 million on the government's deportation list have been arrested, according to statistics provided to Congress. The 680 seized in recent sweeps by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents represent just .07 percent of the 950,062 with deportation orders as of May 21, 2016. ... There are an estimated 3 million illegal immigrants with criminal records in addition to their illegal status and the administration has said it will make them a priority for removal. The numbers in the ICE...
  • Police say 9,000 people turned out for Trump's rally

    02/20/2017 5:34:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/17 | Brooke Seipel
    President Trump's campaign rally Saturday in Melbourne, Fla, drew a crowd of 9,000, the local police said. ...Trump held a similar campaign event at this airport hangar during the general election in September. According to reports, 15,000 people attempted to attend the September rally, but some were turned away.
  • Melania Trump attacked for reciting 'The Lord's Prayer' at campaign rally

    02/19/2017 10:08:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 161 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 19, 2017
    Leftists on social media tore into First Lady Melania Trump, mocking her accent and religion and branding her everything from a hostage to a whore – all for the secular offense of reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.” Melania Trump began President Trump’s rally Saturday in Florida by delivering the prayer, which Christians – many of whom recite the prayer in church each week – believe was first said by Jesus Christ. The crowd at Orlando-Melbourne Airport received the prayer enthusiastically. Left-leaning social media users were a different story, however. “Melania starts the dictatorship rally with the Lord’s Prayer? NOT EVERY AMERICAN...
  • Melania Trump: No Matter What the Opposition Is Saying, I Will Act in the Best Interest of All of

    02/19/2017 9:37:21 AM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/17 | breitbarttv.com
    Full Title....................Melania Trump: No Matter What the Opposition Is Saying, I Will Act in the Best Interest of All of You..............After saying the Lord’s Prayer, Trump said, “The America we envision is one that works for all Americans, and where all Americans can work and succeed, a nation committed to a greater civility and unity between people from all sides of the political divide. I will always stay true to myself, and be truthful to you, no matter what the opposition is saying about me. I will act in the best interest of all of you. I’m committed to creating...
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL student faces charges after 'hurling wooden block at Trump's motorcade'

    02/19/2017 7:51:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/19/17 | ap/ Zoe Szathmary
    A vehicle in President Donald Trump's motorcade was struck by a '2x4' The incident happened Friday around 1:45 p.m. in West Palm Beach, Florida Several members of the motorcade returned to the scene after completing the motorcade to look for witnesses and objects along the roadway A child from a local middle school confessed to throwing the wood at the motorcade, and also implicated four additional students
  • TRUMP Does The UNTHINKABLE! Secret Service Goes CRAZY! Asks Man To Say A Few Words To Crowd!

    02/19/2017 6:45:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/19/17 | James Munder
    This guy is freaking out.  Too funny.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS89Osy0Ook  
  • Trump motorcade hit by 2×4, 5 students face charges

    02/19/2017 2:32:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 64 replies
    AP/WFLA ^ | February 19, 2017
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade was struck by a “2×4” and five middle school students are now facing charges. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in a statement Saturday that the incident happened Friday around 1:45 p.m. Officers assisting the U.S. Secret Service reported that a vehicle in the motorcade had been struck by what was believed to be a small, hard object. Several members of the motorcade returned to the scene after completing the motorcade to look for witnesses and objects along the roadway.
  • Surprise! Trump hands the mic to supporter at Florida rally

    02/18/2017 5:09:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 2/18/17 | Ralph Ellis
    (CNN)In what appeared to be an improvised moment, President Donald Trump invited one of his supporters to join him on stage and take the microphone during a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday night. As the man climbed up, the President addressed security concerns by saying to the crowd, and perhaps to Secret Service agents, "I'm not worried about him. I'm only worried he's going to give me a kiss. I'm not worried about anything else."
  • 'I'm here because I want to be among the people': Trump continues his assault on 'fake' news with

    02/18/2017 4:15:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/18/17 | Kaileen Gaul
    full title.................'I'm here because I want to be among the people': Trump continues his assault on 'fake' news with campaign rally at Orlando-Melbourne Airport introduced by First Lady Melania........................President Trump stepped off Air Force One for a speech in Melbourne, Florida He was introduced by the First lady who opened the rally with the Lord's Prayer In an event that was extremely similiar to the 2016 rallies Trump spoke about bringing back jobs, increasing national security and how the press is untruthful He defended the controversial immigration ban and bashed the appellate court that struck it down Yesterday, he called...
  • Senate approves $19.5 billion NASA spending plan

    02/18/2017 1:56:58 PM PST · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    U.S. Senator Bill Nelson ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today unanimously approved a one-year spending plan for NASA that, for the first time, explicitly requires the space agency to send humans to Mars in the next quarter-century.   The bill, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), would give the space agency $19.5 billion for the current fiscal year. It would also, among other things, require NASA to establish a human settlement on Mars and continue the commercial space industry’s development of a new American-made rocket to once again send American astronauts to and from the International Space Station without having to rely...
  • LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Putting American Back to Work Rally from Melbourne Florida

    02/18/2017 12:57:13 PM PST · by amorphous · 20 replies
    LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Putting American Back to Work Rally LIVE from Melbourne-Orlando Florida.
  • Trump’s Mar-a-Lago could be underwater for 210 days a year as seas rise

    02/18/2017 8:02:58 AM PST · by bgill · 75 replies
    Guardian US ^ | Aug. 3, 2016 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Trump currently dismisses climate change as a hoax invented by China, though he has quietly sought to shield real estate investments in Ireland from its effects. But at the Republican presidential contender’s Palm Beach estate and the other properties that bear his name in south Florida, the water is already creeping up bridges and advancing on access roads, lawns and beaches because of sea-level rise, according to a risk analysis prepared for the Guardian. In 30 years, the grounds of Mar-a-Lago could be under at least a foot of water for 210 days a year because of tidal flooding along...
  • LIVE THREAD: President Trump Rally in MELBOURNE, FL – 2/18/2017 @ 5 pm.

    02/18/2017 7:48:53 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 70 replies
    Pick up the ongoing LIVE thread of the Trump presidential Rally in Melbourne, FL at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport @ 5 pm.
  • NORAD Fighters Cause 'Sonic Boom' En Route to Intercept Unresponsive General Aviation Aircraft

    02/17/2017 8:56:48 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 49 replies
    A pair of Air Force F-15s, under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command, intercepted an unresponsive general aviation aircraft near the Palm Beach, Fla., area at approximately 7 p.m. EST. The intercept required the Air Force F-15s from Homestead Air National Guard Base to travel at supersonic speeds, a sound noticed by area residents, to get to the general aviation aircraft where they were able to establish communications. The intent of military intercepts is to have the identified aircraft re-establish communications with local FAA air traffic controllers and instruct the pilot to follow air traffic controllers’ instructions to...
  • Object Thrown at Trump's Motorcade in West Palm Beach

    02/17/2017 5:31:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Secret Service is investigating after an object was thrown at President Trump's motorcade in West Palm Beach Friday. The incident happened as the motorcade approached Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. No one was injured. President Trump is spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago after an appearance Friday at a Boeing plant in South Carolina. He has a rally scheduled for Saturday in Melbourne.k
  • Trump Heads To Estimated $3 Million, Third-In-A-Row Mar-A-Lago Visit

    02/17/2017 3:32:42 PM PST · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | February 17, 2017 | Paula Mooney
    As reported by AOL, Mr. Trump’s most recent trip to Mar-a-Lago over the long holiday weekend could cost as much as $3 million for Mr. Trump’s third straight weekend at the Mar-a-Lago resort. The Washington Post notes Mr. Trump’s previous words published on Twitter, wherein President Trump criticized President Obama’s vacations in the past - that is, prior to Mr. Trump becoming president himself. [Snip] In the meantime, the cost and frequency of Mr. Trump’s trips to Palm Beach to spend time at his members-only Mar-a-Log club continues to come under a microscope on social media. First Lady Melania Trump...
  • Miami-Dade commission approves mayor’s decision against sanctuary city [Snowflakes LOSE AGAIN!]

    02/17/2017 1:11:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    wsvn-tv ^ | 2/17/17 | Jessica Holly
    UPDATE: The Miami-Dade Commission has just approved the mayor’s decision to cooperate with the Trump Administration’s immigration orders in a 9 to 3 vote. Nearly one month after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered local officials to cooperate with the Trump Administration....
  • Trump's Frequent Visits Disrupt Palm Beach Life And Businesses

    02/17/2017 12:58:07 PM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    NPR ^ | February 17, 2017 | Greg Allen
    For the third week in a row, President Trump is spending the weekend in Florida at Mar-a-Lago. It seems Trump enjoys spending time at the club he owns in Palm Beach, but since the election, his stays there have raised issues not seen when he was a private citizen. They involve security and the impact his visits are having on people and businesses in Palm Beach. At Palm Beach County Park Airport in Lantana, just six miles from Mar-a-Lago, the situation is dire.
  • Miami Reporter Calls Rival Station #FakeJournalism

    02/17/2017 12:00:31 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    tvspy.com ^ | 2/15/17 | Kevin Eck
    Jim DeFede, an investigative reporter for CBS-owned Miami station WFOR, publicly questioned a rival station’s push to end express lanes in south Florida. ABC affiliate WPLG has made no secret of its support in eliminating the lanes. It mentions the campaign in its newscasts and has posted and aired an editorial from GM Bert Medina. The station also encourages readers and viewers to sign a petition that “demands our lawmakers do away with express lanes. Yesterday, DeFede tweeted out,”Is WPLG really running commercials and using its website to pimp anti-express lanes petition? #FakeJournalism” “WPLG has a rich history of airing...
  • Orange County Fla. School Board Changes Name of Robert E. Lee Middle School

    02/17/2017 9:07:06 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 34 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 14 February 2017 | Annie Martin
    At the urging of parents and others from the College Park neighborhood, the Orange County School Board voted 7-1 to change the name during a regular meeting Tuesday night.
  • LIVE THREAD: President Trump Rally in MELBOURNE, FL – 2/18/2017 @ 5 pm.

    02/16/2017 10:53:00 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 489 replies
    <p>President Trump holds a Presidential Rally in Melbourne, FL at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport @ 5 pm.</p> <p>Large turn out in Melbourne International Airport on 9/26/2016.</p> <p>Tickets for the event have been sold out.</p> <p>President Trump mentioned his visit to Melbourne during a press conference at the White House Thursday afternoon.</p>
  • Bomb threat reported at Israeli consulate in Miami

    02/16/2017 9:57:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WPLG ^ | 2/16/17 | Amanda Batchelor
    A bomb threat was reported Thursday at the Israeli consulate in Miami, authorities said. Several police cars were spotted outside the New World Tower building
  • Trump Rally

    02/16/2017 5:23:24 AM PST · by adc · 35 replies
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  • President Trump to Hold Mega Rally in Melbourne, Florida This Saturday

    02/15/2017 1:05:57 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    GP ^ | 02/15/17 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Donald Trump will hold a large rally in Melbourne, Florida this Saturday, February 18 at 5 p.m. EST, according to Trump’s still active campaign website. The rally will be held at the same location as a campaign rally in on September 27, 2016, at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport’s AeroMod Hangar 6 that held around 15,000 supporters in the hangar and on the tarmac. An estimated 12,000 supporters were reported turned away from the filled to capacity rally. Views of crowd from inside the media pen and from above.
  • President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Visits Cost $1.5 Million in Overtime... [Local Media Fake News]

    02/15/2017 2:37:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 2/14/17
    .....Trump's visits to his South Florida estate since he was elected president have cost the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department $1.5 million in overtime costs. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is confident the money his department has spent while assisting the Secret Service will be reimbursed by the federal government....
  • Deputies: Teens set 67-year-old man on fire following planned sexual encounter

    02/13/2017 4:42:19 PM PST · by digger48 · 44 replies
    WISH ^ | February 13, 2017 | WFLA Staff Reports
    WINTER HAVEN, FL (WFLA) – Two Florida teens are facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the disturbing murder of a man that detectives say happened during a sexual encounter. Donald Merkley, 67, was found dead in his house on Jan. 11, after a fire at his home. Detectives initially believed the fire was caused by a small electric heater, and ruled it accidental. But, when one of the teens came forward with details about what happened, the fire turned into a murder investigation. Detectives say Byron Lasiak, 16, of Winter Haven told them that he and Jerry Johnsey, 18,...
  • Express lanes, motorcycle helmets among bills filed in Florida

    02/12/2017 10:08:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | January 15, 2017 | Kristina Webb
    It could be a busy legislative session for transportation issues in Florida. Already, several bills have been filed addressing controversial topics ahead of the session’s March 7 opening. Here’s a quick look at a few you’ll hear about in the coming weeks. Express lanes A bill proposed in the Florida Senate would prevent the creation of more express lanes on the state’s highways while also setting rules for how express lane toll money must be spent. The measure, SB 250, was filed by state Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami. If the bill is made law during the upcoming session, it would...
  • Reverse Tea Party? GOP officials facing more protests across country. [Astroturf disrupts TownHalls]

    02/11/2017 10:19:26 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/11/2017 | N/A
    Washington Republicans this weekend faced more protests at public events -- backlash that appears to be growing against President Trump and the GOP-led Congress for trying to dismantle ObamaCare ... Florida GOP Rep. Gus Bilirakis faced about a hundred people at a town hall, ... Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (school entrance blocked, BLM screaming "shame") ... Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz met by frequent, deafening boos at a town hall event in which constituents .... California GOP Rep. Tom McClintock had to be escorted by police from a town hall event as protesters...
  • Live Thread: President Trump and Japan PM Abe Speak on N Korea Missile Test 2/11/17 10:30 PM EST

    02/11/2017 7:38:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | Saturday, February 11, 2017 | Kristinn
    President Trump and Prime Minister Abe will be speaking from Trump's estate Mar a Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, about the North Korea ballistic missile test. They were supposed to speak at 10:15 p.m. but are running late.
  • 10 Senate seats that could flip in 2018

    02/10/2017 8:19:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 44 replies
    Democrats reeling from a devastating election face a daunting task: the 2018 Senate map. It favors Republicans in a big way. The GOP will be defending just eight seats, while Democrats must fight for 23 — plus another two held by independents who caucus with Democrats. What’s worse is the fact that many of the seats they must defend are in states won by Republican Donald Trump. Midterm elections for sitting presidents are historically challenging. Democrats in the Senate are hoping to find some political momentum for 2018 given the difficult playing ground. Here are 10 Senate seats that could...
  • The Supper Bowl! The Trumps, the Japanese prime minister and his wife are joined by New England

    02/10/2017 11:22:39 PM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/11/17 | Geoff Earle
    Full title....................................... The Supper Bowl! The Trumps, the Japanese prime minister and his wife are joined by New England Patriots owner for dinner at Mar-a-Lago after the First Family fly to Florida on Air Force One..........................................President Donald Trump welcomed the Japanese prime minister and his wife to his ‘winter White House’ in Mar-a-Lago after jetting off for a weekend of ‘golf diplomacy’. At a dinner on Friday evening at the luxurious resort, President Trump was joined by his wife Melania, Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie as well as Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl winners the New...
  • Corrine Brown's Chief of Staff Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges. (Former FL Congresswoman)

    02/08/2017 1:40:57 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | February 8th 2017 | Allison Nielsen
    The federal scandal involving former Florida congresswoman Corrine Brown entered a new chapter on Tuesday when her chief of staff and co-defendant Ronnie Simmons entered a guilty plea to 18 counts against him in federal court. “After reviewing 40 thousand documents with my client, studying the evidence compiled by the government and after numerous gut retching sessions in which reality and conscious collided, Ronnie Simmons has decided to end his battle and admit his responsibility for misdeeds which he committed,” Simmons’ attorney wrote in a letter obtained by First News in Jacksonville Wednesday. Simmons pleaded guilty on two counts to...
  • 'Leftist Fight Club' trains UCF students to fight Republicans

    02/07/2017 5:59:56 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Feb 06, 2017 | Lauren Cooley
    The “Knights for Socialism” group at the University of Central Florida (UCF) held a workshop Sunday to teach left-wing students how to “BASH THE FASH” with a “Leftist Fight Club” open to everyone but Republicans.
  • 19-year-old charged with murder in burglary shooting (Jacksonville, FL)

    02/07/2017 4:21:46 PM PST · by Drew68 · 19 replies
    News 4 Jax ^ | 07 Feb 17 | Vic Micolucci
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 19-year-old has been charged with murder after a homeowner was shot and killed Monday afternoon when he interrupted a burglary at his home, police said. Maleek Williams is also facing an armed burglary charge, police said. Lt. Steve Gallaher said 50-year-old Kyle Simpson returned to his home on Native Dancer Court about 2:30 p.m. Monday and walked in on Williams and another man burglarizing his home. Simpson's family and friends said he was a veteran of over 20 years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. “It's so sad he can go to war,...