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  • New polls after BLM riots and Trump Mount Rushmore speech show coming Trump landslide

    07/09/2020 8:30:05 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 66 replies
    Steve Turley YouTube Channel ^ | July 8 2020 | Steve Turley
    Skip the first 2 minutes to avoid his commercials. Nice piece from Dr Steve Hurley. Highlights. 1. New Express poll has Trump tied with Biden at 47% each. 2. In case you think it's an outlier, Zogby also had a poll June 30th with Trump and Biden tied at 46% each. (Not to mention the Harris poll which had the gap between Biden and Trump down to just 4%). 3. The Express poll had Trump on course to win the crucial swing states including Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where Trump outpolls Biden by 48 percent to 44...
  • Democrats unveil M4BL bill to defund police, give reparations, abolish ICE, DEA, and more

    07/09/2020 3:20:12 PM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 89 replies
    American Military News ^ | July 8, 2020 | Laura Widener
    House Democrats plan to introduce a new bill to defund police departments, establish reparations for Blacks and victims of police brutality, abolish federal law enforcement agencies, and more. Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley unveiled the BREATHE Act, which has not yet been introduced in the House, calling it “a new vision for public safety.” The bill was created by the Movement for Black Lives, a self-proclaimed abolitionist, anti-capitalist group, who also participated in its unveiling.
  • Jacksonville Attorneys File Lawsuit to Stop Republican National Convention

    07/09/2020 1:42:43 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 09 2020 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Several attorneys in Jacksonville, Florida, teamed up to file a lawsuit to stop the Republican National Convention from taking place there in August. The lawsuit, filed in Duval County, makes several arguments as to why the city should not host the Republican National Convention as Florida’s coronavirus case numbers rise. The suit said the convention would be “a nuisance injurious to the health [and] welfare” of the community.
  • Rare brain-eating amoeba infection reported in Florida

    07/09/2020 10:17:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | 1:22 pm, July 4, 2020 | Staff
    TAMPA, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that one person in Hillsborough County has been infected with Naegleria fowleri, a water-borne microscopic single-celled amoeba that attacks the brain. The amoeba can cause a rare infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) which destroys brain tissue and is usually fatal. Infections can happen when contaminated water enters the body through the nose. Once the amoeba enters the nose, it travels to the brain where it causes PAM, according to the DOH. The DOH did not specifically say where in Hillsborough County this latest infection was reported;...
  • 11th case of dengue fever confirmed in the Florida Keys

    07/09/2020 10:10:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | Posted 8:39 am, July 9, 2020 | Staff
    KEY LARGO, Fla. — An 11th case of the mosquito-borned dengue fever has been confirmed in the Florida Keys, health officials said. So far, all 11 cases have been in Key Largo, including 8 cases the last week of June, the Florida Department of Health officials said Tuesday. Officials are “currently conducting epidemiological studies to determine the origin and extent of these infections,” Florida Keys spokeswoman Alison Kerr told the Miami Herald. The latest patient has been treated and is expected to make a complete recovery, Kerr said. Health department officials believe all of the cases were locally acquired, the...
  • Fauci says hard-hit states should be 'pausing' the reopening process

    07/09/2020 9:20:07 AM PDT · by RandFan · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9 | BY PETER SULLIVAN
    Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said Thursday that hard-hit states should not be moving forward with reopening, but stopped short of calling for full shutdowns. "I would think we need to get the states pausing in their opening process, looking at what did not work well and try to mitigate that," Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, told The Hill's Steve Clemons. "I don't think we need to go back to an extreme of shutting down." Fauci struck a different note than he did a day earlier in an interview with The Wall...
  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • It’s Happening: Americans Turn to Trump as Democrats Continue to Embrace Lawlessness, Defunding Police, Ongoing Street Violence

    07/08/2020 7:34:53 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 67 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/08/20 | Jim Hoft
    New polling confirms Americans are not as crazy and clueless as their mainstream media. Despite all the media BS about peaceful protests, Americans are not so willing to go along with ripping down all the statues of heroes and saints, burning and looting the business districts and threats to abolish the police. According to a new poll by Democracy Institute the fallout from the Black Lives Matter protests and riots will win President Trump his reelection.
  • Far-Left’s ‘BREATHE Act’ Calls on States to Expand Voting to ‘Undocumented People’

    07/08/2020 12:54:42 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 08 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    The far left, led by Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), is championing a reform measure dubbed the “BREATHE Act,” which contains a slew of radical proposals, including the call to incentivize states to pass laws that expand voting access, allowing “local and State resident voting for undocumented people.” The proposal, drafted in partnership with the Movement for Black Lives, aims to overhaul the U.S. criminal justice system, providing a range of radical changes — from defunding the police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to establishing a commission tasked with designing reparations for victims of “mass criminalization.”...
  • U.S. sets single-day record for new COVID-19 cases -- 60,021

    07/08/2020 7:22:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | July 8, 2020 / 10:00 AM | By Don Jacobson
    July 8 (UPI) -- The United States has set a new one-day record for new COVID-19 cases -- more than 60,000, surpassing the previous mark by several thousand. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University said 60,021 new cases were recorded Tuesday, just days after the previous national record of 54,500. Updated figures by the university on Wednesday morning placed total U.S. cases at 2.99 million and the death toll at about 131,500. More than three dozen states have shown increases over the past week and health officials say hospitalizations and patients in intensive care have also risen significantly. In Florida, health...
  • Disney says Walt Disney World reopening is on track for Saturday

    07/07/2020 6:03:17 PM PDT · by rintintin · 32 replies
    news.trust.org ^ | July 7 2020 | Reuters
    July 7 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co will stick to its plans to reopen its Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando, Florida, to a limited number of guests on Saturday, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. Florida's coronavirus cases have soared in the last month, with the state's daily count topping 10,000 three times in the last week. The death rate from COVID-19 rose nearly 19% in the last week from the week prior, bringing the state's death toll to more than 3,800. Some workers have signed a petition asking Disney to delay Walt Disney World's reopening....
  • Stanford doctor says majority of hospitalizations in Texas 'have nothing to do with COVID-19'

    07/07/2020 11:38:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 07, 2020 | Emma Colton
    A doctor at Stanford University said the spike in hospital patients in Texas has "nothing to do with COVID-19.” Dr. Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the former chief of neuroradiology at the university’s medical center, joined Fox News’s The Story on Monday and said the public should not panic about the spike in hospitalizations. When I looked at every single hospital area in Texas today, 15-20% of people in the hospital as inpatients are COVID-positive patients. That means 80-85% have nothing to do with COVID-19. And the same thing goes with some of these...
  • Exclusive — Matt Gaetz: Nikki Haley Opposed to Combating Big Tech ‘Tyranny’

    07/06/2020 12:44:17 PM PDT · by rintintin · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 26 2020 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) torched former Ambassador Nikki Haley on Friday, saying that she is opposed to combating big tech “tyranny,” Breitbart News has learned exclusively. Breitbart News obtained a copy of Gaetz’s latest Hot Takes with Matt Gaetz podcast episode, in which he slams Haley’s critique calling for regulations that would curb big tech censorship of conservative and alternative voices. Haley wrote on Thursday that, although she decries censorship of conservatives, regulating big tech would “go too far in the other direction.” “Censorship by tech companies, esp censorship of conservative opinions, violates the spirit of the law & the...
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    07/06/2020 8:50:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 135 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | July 6, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Number of local hospital beds already dwindling from new surge of COVID-19 patients

    07/06/2020 3:14:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Hospitals in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are gearing up for another wave of COVID-19 patients and some are already putting surge plans into place to extend bed capacity. ....While most hospitals are not at capacity, places like Jackson Memorial Hospital, are slowing down elective procedures to focus on urgent surgeries..... A woman told Local 10 that she learned about that first hand when she called Memorial Hospital Pembroke on Sunday morning about getting her husband to the hospital. The 65-year-old man has a pre-existing heart condition and he was experiencing shortness of breath and had a fever. “They refused to...
  • Time for cancel culture to ditch the Kennedys

    07/05/2020 9:25:49 AM PDT · by billorites · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 5, 2020 | Howie Carr
    If Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus no longer pass woke muster in Boston, then it’s time for the Kennedys to go. And everything with their names plastered on it — the JFK Library and JFK federal building, his statue at the State House, the Kennedy School of Government across the river, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Edward M. Kennedy Whatever They Call It, etc. Everything must go! Profiles in Courage? The Kennedys were more like Profiles in Caucasity, as that woke Harvard gal said this week before she too got canceled. Let’s start with President Kennedy. Just for starters, he...
  • Florida Mayors Heckled at the Beach While Announcing More Stay-at-Home Rules

    07/03/2020 11:02:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 03, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's Fourth of July weekend, and restless patriots want to finally get out of their houses and go to the beach. But they'll have no such luck in Florida's Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said it would be highly irresponsible to open the beaches, while Broward Mayor Dale V.C. Holness argued it was imperative to keep people safe, considering any open beaches have the potential to draw people from other counties. This is not something we are taking lightly,” Holness said. “We don’t like taking away the freedom of people to go to...
  • Rand Paul attributes Trump's rise to a 'loss of sanity

    07/30/2015 12:28:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2015, 02:54 pm | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) is attributing GOP rival Donald Trump's rise in the polls to a momentary "loss of sanity." "I think this is a temporary sort of loss of sanity, but we're going to come back to our senses and look for someone serious to lead the country at some point," Paul said told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on his show, when asked about a new national poll showing Trump still atop the crowded GOP field. Paul pointed to the extensive media coverage of the controversial candidate. "Television works, Wolf," said Paul. "If you would give some other candidates...
  • Miami police launch investigation after video shows officer striking Black woman

    07/02/2020 2:55:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 02 2020 | Justin Wise
    The Miami-Dade Police Department has launched an investigation and announced disciplinary action against a pair of officers after body-camera footage captured an officer striking a Black woman in the face. Footage of the incident, which was shared on Wednesday on social media, showed a woman talking to a pair of Miami police officers at the Miami International Airport. At one point, the woman approached an officer, standing just inches away from him. SNIP The officers — Anthony Rodriguez and Ricardo Alvarez — were told that the woman, Paris Sharon Anderson, had gone behind an American Airlines rebooking desk and that...
  • Florida shatters records with over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in single day

    07/02/2020 1:07:27 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 104 replies
    aol.com ^ | July 2, 2020 | Lisa Shumaker
    July 2 (Reuters) - Florida shattered records on Thursday when it reported over 10,000 new coronavirus cases, the biggest one-day increase in the state since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally. Florida, with 21 million residents, has reported more new daily coronavirus cases than any European country had at the height of their outbreaks.