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  • Grayson fails to file for Senate in time

    07/29/2015 7:41:43 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Florida Senate hopeful Alan Grayson didn’t file his official candidacy with the Federal Election Committee by the deadline, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Rep. Grayson (D) had 15 days to file the paperwork from when he announced his campaign on July 9 or after spending or receiving more than $5,000, but the FEC website does not show any filing as of Tuesday night. The campaign told the Times that the mistake was due to a “staff error.” Grayson’s campaign spokesman, Kevin Franck, said the form would be sent in “today.”
  • Walker Tells Private Group He'll Skip Florida Primary

    07/29/2015 7:00:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rebecca Berg
    Scott Walker has insisted he will be able to “compete anywhere in the country” as a candidate for president — but, at a private event in St. Louis on Sunday, Walker said he does not plan to compete in Florida, contradicting his own public assertions that he would not skip that primary. During a fundraiser at the St. Louis home of Rex Sinquefield, Missouri’s most active Republican donor, Walker reasoned that it “doesn't make a ton of sense for him to pour cash into Florida” with Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in the race, said one person who was present...
  • FBI: Islamic State sympathizer charged in backpack bomb plot in Florida

    07/29/2015 3:37:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer who hoped to mount attacks on U.S. soil was charged Tuesday with plotting to detonate a nail-filled backpack bomb on a Florida beach. It's the latest in a string of arrests targeting potential ISIS-related plots in the U.S. Earlier this month, the FBI touted its work in disrupting numerous such plans in places like the New York City area and Boston. A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the U.S. If convicted, he could...
  • State investigating Planned Parenthood offices in Florida

    07/29/2015 3:34:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    baynews9 ^ | July 29, 2015, | baynews9
    ORLANDO -- The 16 Planned Parenthood offices in Florida that perform abortion procedures are now under investigation by the state. Governor Rick Scott announced Wednesday that the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) will investigate the offices to ensure they are in full compliance with the law. Governor Rick Scott released the following statement: The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling to say the least. It is against the law for any organization to sell body parts. I asked AHCA Secretary Liz Dudek to begin immediately dispatching staff from their licensure office to evaluate the 16 Planned...
  • Gov. Scott orders inspections of Planned Parenthoods

    07/29/2015 2:36:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 5:19 PM EDT | Kelly Kennedy
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices that perform abortions, saying he is troubled by videos describing the organization’s procedures for providing tissue from aborted fetuses for research. The Republican governor said Wednesday the state will take quick legal and regulatory action if any of the 16 facilities in Florida are found in violation of the law. “The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling to say the least. It is against the law for any organization to sell body parts,” Scott said in a statement. Planned Parenthood has come under congressional...
  • Donald Trump Beating Jeb Bush even in Florida, New 2016 Poll Finds

    07/29/2015 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 07/29/2015 | Kevin Derby
    Businessman Donald Trump has been surging in polls at the state and national levels and a new one shows him leading in Florida, the home turf of Republican primary rivals former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. St. Pete Polls released a survey on behalf of Saint Petersblog on Wednesday which shows Trump in the lead in the Sunshine State with 26 percent. Bush places second with 20 percent. Most polls at this early stage in the process have shown Bush with a solid lead in Florida. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., places third with 12 percent followed...
  • Daily Kickoff: Rising Star Israeli diplomat George Deek | Ted Cruz to host Iran strategy meeting

    07/28/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    SCENE LAST NIGHT: Less than a mile or so from Chabad Lubavitch's HQ at 770 Eastern Parkway, around 80 Hillary for America supporters gathered at the home of former White House Jewish Liaison Jarrod Bernstein and Hildy Kuryk, currently communications director at Vogue, to hear from the Clinton campaign's senior advisors including manager Robby Mook, vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and finance director Dennis Chang. SPOTTED: Recent Chairman of the Conference of Presidents Bob Sugarman, Obama mega-bundler Sarah Kovner, Tusk Ventures' Seth London, Anya Hoerburger of Intermedia Partners, Samantha Maltzman, Jill Strauss, Samantha Vinograd of Goldman Sachs and formerly at office...
  • DOJ: HARLEM SUAREZ, INSPIRED BY ISIS, PLANNED TO BOMB KEY WEST AND MIAMI

    07/29/2015 2:20:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Broward New Times ^ | 7/28/15 | DEIRDRA FUNCHEON
    A man named Harlem Suarez, also reportedly known as Almlak Benitez, sympathized with the Islamic State, wanted to bomb a Key West Beach, and also talked about South Beach as a target, according to a criminal complaint unsealed today in federal court in Miami. Department of Justice officials said he was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. According to a DOJ news release, in April 2015, Suarez "came to the attention of the FBI due to Facebook posts that contained extremist rhetoric and promoted the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign...
  • ISIS Florida beach massacre thwarted: Man 'planned to bury backpack bomb at popular spot on July 4

    07/28/2015 10:04:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly planning to use a weapon of mass destruction at a Key West beach. Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, was arrested and appeared in court Tuesday after taking possession of an inert 'backpack bomb' on Monday, the Department of Justice said. The FBI had been aware of Suarez since April of this year after a series of Facebook posts that praised Middle Eastern terrorist organization Islamic State. 'Be a warrior, learn how to cut your enemies head and then burn down the body learn how to be the new future of the...
  • Jeb Bush Insists on ‘Path to Citizenship,’ Says Deportation Is Not an ‘American Value’

    07/28/2015 9:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Hispanic audience on Monday that illegal aliens must be given U.S. citizenship, and encouraging them to “self-deport” is not an American value. Bush made his remarks at church in Orlando, where he discussed his Christian faith and support for amnesty for illegal aliens, the same day a CNN poll showed that 64 percent of Republican voter support deporting illegals. Self-deportation is another matter: Since the vast majority of illegal aliens commit felonies in order to forge their documents, something like E-Verify could halt fraud in its tracks. No fake Social Security Card, no...
  • Florida Man Arrested in ISIS-Inspired Plot to Bomb Florida Beach, Officials Say

    07/28/2015 5:07:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/28/15 | MIKE LEVINE
    The FBI has arrested a man who allegedly wanted to detonate a bomb at a Florida beach and attack police at their homes in what authorities describe as an ISIS-inspired terror attack, officials said. Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, Florida, has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the United States. “Stopping attacks on our homeland by those inspired or directed by designated foreign terrorist organizations is the highest priority,” the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, John Carlin, said in a statement. Suarez first came onto the FBI’s radar in April,...
  • State leaders call for investigation into Planned Parenthood (Florida)

    07/28/2015 4:46:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    nbc-2.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Dave Elias, Chief political reporter
    FORT MYERS, FL - We've learned a group of legislators is calling for an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to determine whether Planned Parenthood in Florida is selling fetal tissue. This comes as hundreds of protestors gathered on the streets of both Collier and Lee Counties taking a strong stance on abortion -- one of the most divisive issues in America. In Lee County, a lunchtime protest had both abortion rights and anti-abortion rights activists squared off near the Planned Parenthood facility on College Parkway and Winkler Road. Their demonstrations come after a Planned Parenthood leader was...
  • Dr. Dena Minning - romantically linked to Alan Grayson - files to run for his Congress seat

    07/28/2015 4:31:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    The Orlando Sentinal ^ | July 25, 2015 | Scott Powers
    r. Dena Marie Minning, a biochemist and medical doctor who has been romantically linked for months to U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, filed paperwork late Friday to run for election to his seat in Congress.. A Democrat, Minning, 44, has no Florida political background. She is a medical doctor and a biotechnology entrepreneur who founded and runs MedExpert Consulting Inc. In the past two years she was listed as a federal lobbyist with her company to represent Biocryst Pharmaceuticals, which advertises the drug Rapivab as a “first-and-only one-dose intravenous treatment for influenza.” Grayson is declining a re-election bid for his...
  • The Left Declares War on BBQ

    07/28/2015 3:52:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let's get to the barbecue business, because I've been promising this and the air-conditioning stuff. If I don't actually make time to do it in the midst of all this other stuff, I'll just keep procrastinating it, putting it off and putting it off. Let's go ahead and do it. There are two stories here, actually. No, three on this now. The first is from website called IAmATexan.com. "'If this resolution passes, we would be forced to close or move. It would destroy Austin barbecue.' says Aaron Franklin, owner of Franklin’s BBQ in Austin. "Austin, Texas has long been...
  • Jeb Bush Endorses Unlimited Amnesty In Spanish Telemundo Interview

    07/28/2015 2:57:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/15 | Katie McHugh
    During a Spanish interview with Telemundo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed amnesty for what he referred to as the “11 million” illegal aliens living in the U.S. in defiance of the law. “For the 11 million people [who are here illegally], they must come out of the shadows, receive a work visa, start paying taxes and also pay a small fine, learn English, don’t receive government benefits, but they come out of the shadows and they receive legal status after some time,” Bush said on Monday, according to a translation provided by CNN. Bush starts out on the wrong...
  • Florida family unearths gold coins worth over $1M from 1715 shipwreck

    07/28/2015 7:57:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27,2015
    A Florida man has uncovered gold artifacts worth over $1 million from the wreckage of a Spanish fleet that sank in a storm off the Florida coast three centuries ago. The find by Eric Schmitt was announced late Monday by a salvage company that owns the rights to the site where the coins and jewels were found. "The treasure was actually found a month ago,” Brent Brisben of 1715 Fleet — Queens Jewels LLC told Florida Today. Keeping word of the haul from getting out was "particularly hard for the family that found it," Brisben added. "They’ve been beside themselves."...
  • Judge tosses case filed by Zimmerman's parents against Roseanne Barr

    07/28/2015 10:35:10 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 07/28/2015 | Elyssa Cherney
    A judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman's parents accusing comedian Roseanne Barr of invading their privacy and causing emotional distress when she retweeted their address three years ago. A lawyer for Robert and Gladys Zimmerman told the judge the couple has not felt safe moving back to their Lake Mary home since Barr called for "vigilante justice" in her March 2012 tweets.
  • Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change [Dying Paper Channels Al Gore]

    07/28/2015 4:39:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/28/15 | JENNY STALETOVICH
    Florida has more private property at risk from flooding linked to climate change than any other state, an amount that could double in the next four decades, according to a new report by the Risky Business Project. By 2030, $69 billion in coastal property in Florida could flood at high tide that is not at risk today, the report found.
  • Video: Pinellas man told barbecue smoke can’t leave backyard [NOT in Montgomery Co. MD BTW]

    07/28/2015 2:36:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    A video of a Pinellas County man being told by an inspector that his barbecue smoke cannot leave his property has been viewed more than 4 million times on Facebook. Scotty Jordan, 38, posted the video (caution, it contains profanity) to his Facebook page on Wednesday and by Monday morning it had 4,091,474 views and 86,510 shares. “I didn’t expect it to go this far, but I always believe everything happens for a reason,” Jordan said about the video in a Facebook post early Monday. “God puts situations and life experiences in front of you. It’s up to you to...
  • Jeb Bush Tells MSNBC in Spanish Trump’s Immigration Comments ‘Hurt’ Him

    07/27/2015 8:38:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2015 | Katie McHugh
    In an interview conducted solely in Spanish, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tells MSNBC he’s “hurt” by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s strident criticisms of Mexican criminal aliens coming across the border. “I was hurt hearing somebody speaking in such a vulgar fashion. This makes solving this problem much more difficult. When we have politicians like that we cannot progress,” said Bush according to a translator. “In a political sense it was bad, and it creates an environment that is worse.”
  • Jeb Bush calls for financial help for Puerto Rico

    07/27/2015 7:48:26 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 25 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | July 27, 2015 | Scott Powers
    On his first official foray into Central Florida as a presidential candidate, Jeb Bush called Monday for debt relief for Puerto Rico, while declaring himself the positive Republican choice for the nation's top job. Speaking to about 75 mostly Puerto Rican religious leaders in east Orange County, Florida's former governor said the island's financial crisis must be addressed. "I think we ought to have structured recasting of their debt and structured recasting of their social obligations," Bush said.
  • Disney, Sheriff's Office tight-lipped about fist fight at Epcot (Video At Link)

    07/27/2015 7:07:23 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 41 replies
    Warning: Graphic Video: Disney World is supposed to be the "Happiest Place on Earth," but that didn't stop three women from coming to blows while waiting in line at Epcot over the weekend. Channel 9 obtained cellphone video that shows the women fighting in line at the Test Track ride Saturday night. WFTV's Deneige Broom is working to gather more details about what led to the brawl, but so far there has been no comment from the Sheriff's Office or Disney. A guest captured the fight on video, which appears to show a verbal spat that started between a young...
  • 911 calls capture panic of alleged road rage killing

    07/27/2015 6:21:12 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/27/2015 | Nick Valencia and Ralph Ellis,
    A Florida man was shot to death in front of his family in an apparent road rage incident captured on 911 recordings. Robert Doyle was driving his truck on Thursday in Citrus County when he apparently called 911 to say another driver was "trying to run me off the road." Meanwhile, Candelerio Gonzalez, 44, was on the same road. His wife, Cathy Gonzalez, called 911 to report that another motorist was "driving like an idiot." On the recording, Gonzalez can be heard saying he's going to follow Doyle to his house to get his address. The operator says, "No, no,...
  • Donald Trump is still rocketing up polls in dominating fashion

    07/27/2015 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2015 12:00 PM | Maxwell Tani
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit. Donald Trump is still the clear front-runner of the 2016 GOP presidential field. A new Economist/YouGov poll released on Friday actually showed Trump gaining support in the last week, despite a controversy over his comments questioning Sen. John McCain's (R-Arizona) status as a "war hero." According to the poll, the number of registered Republican primary voters who responded that Trump is their first choice jumped from 15% at the beginning of July to 28% last week. Another 10% of voters pick him as their second choice. That puts the real-estate...
  • Jeb Bush to seek Latino support in Central Florida (Writing off IA, NH, SC?)

    07/27/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush hasn't campaigned for himself in this part of Florida since 2002, but on Monday, he will return here to reconnect with former supporters and make an overt appeal to the region's fast-growing Latino population. In a first as a presidential candidate, the Republican plans to sit for a Spanish-language interview with a Telemundo news anchor. He will meet with dozens of mostly Hispanic evangelical pastors at a mega-church, visit a small business owned by a Mexican immigrant and try to introduce himself to the hundreds of thousands of people who have moved to this transient region in the...
  • Morning Plum: Big majority of GOP voters favors mass deportation, poll finds

    07/27/2015 9:04:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26th, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    This new poll finding, courtesy of CNN, is not all that surprising, but it is very illuminating of the demographic challenges the GOP faces right now: A big majority of Republicans believes that the government’s main focus on immigration should be not just on stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, but also on deporting those already here. The poll asks:
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM, July 27-31,2015

    07/27/2015 8:14:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | July 27-31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Exodus from Puerto Rico could upend Florida vote in 2016 presidential race

    07/27/2015 8:11:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Mary Jordan
    Puerto Rico’s economic crisis meant Jeffrey Rondon, 25, struggled to find even part-time work, so he recently joined the growing exodus from his Caribbean island to Florida. Now he holds a full-time restaurant job and something that could upend the 2016 presidential election — the right to vote in Florida, the biggest of all swing states. “It’s important to vote and be heard — it’s a privilege,” said Rondon, who is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans who have moved to Florida in the past year.
  • CAIR LEADER NEZAR HAMZE IS NOW DEPUTY SHERIFF (Broward county, Florida)

    07/26/2015 6:30:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | july 24, 2015 | joe kaufman
    The current Sheriff is Scott Israel; he was elected to office in November 2012. As Sheriff, Israel has made it a point to reach out to diverse crowds, including those who could be considered enemies of the U.S. and her allies. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s 2015 radical Muslim tour began this past January, when he posed for photos with Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout and a member of Zakkout’s Miami-based AMANA group at a local mosque. Zakkout is a big supporter of Hamas. On his Facebook page, one can find Hamas logos and photos of Hamas militants and leaders, including Hamas founders Ahmed Yassin and...
  • Boat belonging to teenagers who disappeared on fishing trip found off Florida coast

    07/26/2015 5:29:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    The capsized vessel was discovered about 67 miles off Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County, but there was no sign of Austin Stephanos or Perry Cohen, both 14, in or around the boat, according to the Associated Press.
  • Family: Teens' missing boat found overturned off Jacksonville

    07/26/2015 12:26:22 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 54 replies
    wpbf ^ | 7-24-15 | n/a
    JUPITER, Fla. —The family of one of the missing teen boaters told WPBF 25 Sunday afternoon that their overturned boat was found off Jacksonville. The fate of the teens is unknown. Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, both 14, were aboard a 19-foot white single-engine boat. The U.S. Coast Guard said the boat is being towed to Jacksonville. The teens were last seen around 1 p.m. Friday after buying $110 worth of fuel at The Jib. Perry and Austin left shore en route to the Bahamas. The disappearances were alerted to Tequesta police at about 5 p.m. Tequesta officers, along with...
  • Polls: Donald Trump Way out in Front; Ted Cruz Surges Underneath, Marco Rubio Keeps Sinking

    07/26/2015 9:59:18 AM PDT · by VinL · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/2015 | Matt Boyle
    Call it failure to launch for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80%as, despite a minor bump in the polls a month or so after his April presidential campaign launch, the 44-year-old junior senator from Florida is now officially relegated to the middle of the pack—where he’s been unable to climb out. Virtually every major pollster has shown Rubio’s chances at being a serious contender for the GOP nomination slipping away... Rubio was supposed to be the golden boy who could woo the donor class but still excite the grassroots. He’s succeeded in winning over lots of big-money backing, with billionaire donors...
  • Donald Trump: I Pay My Own Way, Unlike Bush, Walker or Clinton

    07/26/2015 8:24:02 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    WSJ ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Heather Haddon
    OSKALOOSA, Iowa—Donald Trump said there was no cap in the amount of money he would be willing to put into his campaign for the Republican nomination for president if his message continues to resonate with voters. Speaking at a free-wheeling press conference following a rally in this city east of Des Moines, Mr. Trump also attacked Republican rivals Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and Democrat Hillary Clinton with accusations that they were beholden to wealthy donors. Mr. Trump, a real-estate developer and television personality, has almost entirely self-financed his campaign so far. “Bush is controlled by those people. Walker is...
  • 2 Teens missing off Jupiter

    07/26/2015 7:37:46 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 101 replies
    lid time ^ | 7-24-15 | Alex Crown
    Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for two missing 14-year-old boys in the vicinity of Jupiter. Austin Stephanos (left) and Perry Cohen (right), both 14, were reported missing after not returning from a fishing trip on Friday off the coast of Jupiter, Florida. They were last seen at approximately 1:30 p.m after purchasing $110 worth of fuel. Officials received a report that the boys had disappeared at about 5 p.m. after they didn’t return to shore at the expected time. The Coast Guard had covered about 5,300-square nautical miles by Saturday morning. The Palm Bay Sheriff’s Office is also providing...
  • America’s Youngest Convicted Killers Scheduled to Be Released

    07/26/2015 12:29:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    WTKR ^ | JULY 24, 2015 | Doris Taylor
    The two youngest children in U.S. history to be tried as adults for first-degree murder are scheduled to be released from prison in the next nine days, according to ABC News. Curtis and Catherine Jones were 12 and 13 years old, respectively, when they pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of their father’s girlfriend, Nicole Speights, in 1999. The siblings were given an 18-year sentence and will be on probation for the rest of their lives. WFTV reported that the siblings accused a male relative of sexually abusing them, but their father and his girlfriend ignored their pleas...
  • Life Existed 9,000 Years Ago (Florida, 12,000 YO Artifacts)

    08/19/2007 5:35:45 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 2,486+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 8-15-2007
    Life existed more than 9,000 years ago Discovery made at Little Salt Spring Little Salt Spring ranks as one of the major archaeological sites in the western hemisphere. Even though only 5 percent of the spring has been explored, divers have found artifacts dating back 12,000 years ago. NORTH PORT -- After thousands of years underwater, a handful of North Port's history resurfaced in a Ziploc bag. "They don't call it hardwood for nothin'!" said Steve Koski to John Gifford after the two emerged from the Little Salt Spring with a radiocarbon sample last week. Koski, an archaeologist at Little...
  • Jeb Bush Has Lucrative Day in Chris Christie’s Backyard

    07/24/2015 3:18:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/23/15 | Maggie Haberman
    Jeb Bush went to New Jersey on Thursday and raised more than $500,000 at two events, a huge haul in the home state of one of his rivals, Gov. Chris Christie. The figure was provided by an aide to Mr. Bush, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal numbers.
  • War: Chamber of Commerce gearing up to take out conservative incumbents in the House next year

    07/24/2015 2:15:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 24, 2015 | Allahpundit
    This strategy isn’t entirely new. They started talking about targeting tea partiers in primaries in late 2013 and followed through in last year’s midterms... The difference last year was that they stuck to open seats rather than going after incumbents. Evidently they’ve decided now that “progress” towards the dream of renewing the Ex-Im bank and passing a gigantic amnesty ensuring all the cheap legal labor they could possibly want isn’t happening fast enough. It’s simply not sufficient to fill vacancies in the House with corporatist business-class Republicans. To move their agenda, they need to start replacing some of the people...
  • Watch: Kerry Indicates US Will Defend Iran from Israel

    07/23/2015 10:38:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    inn ^ | 7/23/15 | Ari Yashar
    US Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly conceded that the US would defend Iran's nuclear program from Israeli sabotage on Thursday, in a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in which he was grilled over the deal reached last Tuesday. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) put Kerry on the spot when he asked him and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz whether the controversial articles in Annex III on page 142 of the 159-page deal would stipulate that the US block Israeli attempts to scupper the Iranian nuclear threat. The articles in question state that the US, world powers and the...
  • Obama, Congress sued over Iran deal [Larry Klayman Lawsuit vs. Unconstitutional Ratification Law]

    07/23/2015 12:47:23 PM PDT · by Moseley · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    Conservative legal activist Larry Klayman is suing President Obama and members of Congress over a deal on Iran’s nuclear program that he claims flies in the face of the Constitution. The lawsuit, Klayman says, aims to block both the treaty and the “unconstitutional” law that Congress passed to guarantee a review of the multinational nuclear accord. The White House and Congress “gave away, abrogated and undermined [Klayman’s] constitutional rights, putting him in danger, including the protections inherent in the Constitution requiring a two-thirds vote to ratify a treaty,” he said in the lawsuit. Under the Constitution, two-thirds of the Senate...
  • GOP Strategists Plot to Ban Donald Trump From Debates

    07/23/2015 11:24:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 226 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 23,2015 | Jim Hoft
    One idea that came up was to urge three leading candidates — Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor; Mr. Walker; and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — to band together and state that they would not participate in any debate in which Mr. Trump was present, using his refusal to rule out a third-party bid as a pretext for taking such a hard line. The thinking, according to a Republican involved in the conversations, was that the lesser-funded prospects who have been eclipsed by Mr. Trump would follow suit, and the TV networks airing the debates would be forced to...
  • U.S. To Evaluate Obama’s Possible Trip To Cuba [Miami Media Thrilled]

    07/23/2015 5:18:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ....U.S. government is set to evaluate whether [BO] will visit Cuba, amid changing relations between the two nations. According to our news partners El Nuevo Herald, starting in January 2016 the administration will evaluate if the president will travel to the island nation to conclude his effort for renewed diplomatic relations.
  • Trump is Right about Songbird McCain and here’s why

    07/22/2015 7:11:35 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 123 replies
    I do realize that everyone from Charles Krauthammer to the recently escaped Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, is piling onto Donald Trump for his straight-forward remarks. Well, being the contrarian that I am, I am going to come down on the side of Mr. Trump! Do I like him? No. Never have. I don't like his swagger, his cockiness, his arrogance. And I certainly don't care for that mop of comb-over fake hair. But they say the difference between egotism and self-assurance is the ability to produce. By any measure, he certainly wins that contest, both at home and abroad....
  • Obama Takes Sick Revenge on Gun Store Owner Who Dared to Ban Muslims

    07/22/2015 2:55:59 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 110 replies
    A Florida gun store operator has banned Muslims from his establishment, arguing that he has a right to deny service to anyone he considers a threat. Andy Hallinan made his decision after the shootings at military installations in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week. Florida Gun Supply of Inverness, Fla., was declared a “Muslim-free zone” in a video Hallinan posted online over the weekend. In response, President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice announced that it would launch a civil rights investigation into Hallinan’s establishment. That’s the Obama administration: a radical Islamic extremist kills five American servicemen and the Pentagon suggests that recruiting...
  • Rubio Rips Trump, Obama: US Already Has President With 'No Class'

    07/22/2015 8:27:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 109 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The United States already has a president with "no class," Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday, and he doesn't believe Donald Trump's unorthodox candidacy shows the gravity that the office deserves. "I don't believe his behavior last few weeks is dignified or worthy of the office he seeks," the Florida Republican said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program about his fellow candidate for the 2016 GOP nomination. "The president of the United States is not just the top government official. It's the leader of our people, our nation. To conduct presidency, it has to be done in a dignified way."...
  • CAIR Members to Meet with Gun Shop Owner Who Declared Store a 'Muslim-Free Zone'

    07/21/2015 9:20:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    foxnews ^ | July 21. 2015
    A Florida gun shop owner declared his store a "Muslim-free zone" in a video posted to Facebook this weekend. “I will not arm and train those who wish to harm,” Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan said in the video. Hallinan told FOX 13 that he understands that the majority of Muslims are not radical extremists, but that he believes Islam’s core foundation is evil. “The political correctness situation in America means that you know if somebody like me speaks out against Islam, I have to worry about CAIR or other organizations coming after me and calling me a bigot...
  • Armed Marine vet standing guard outside recruiting center told to leave or he’ll be arrested

    07/22/2015 7:38:33 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 47 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/22/2015 | Tom Tillison
    A Marine veteran standing guard outside an Armed Forces Recruiting Center has been told he is no longer welcome and ordered off the property. Matthew Benack took up a sentry post outside the Center in Jacksonville, Fla., in response to the deadly attack on five members of the U.S. military last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., WNCT reported. Police said the vet was within his constitutional rights to have a loaded weapon outside the center as long as the unidentified property owner gave permission.
  • Suspicious package investigation underway in Sarasota (package turned out to be birdfeeder)

    07/22/2015 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 22 replies
    FOX 13 Tampa Bay ^ | 22 JUL 2015 | FOX13 Staff
    <p>SARASOTA (FOX 13) - Surrounding roads are shut down and all nearby businesses have been evacuated as police investigate a suspicious package Wednesday morning.</p> <p>Sarasota police said the package was found on a sidewalk near Arlington and U.S. 41.</p> <p>Officials have shut down U.S. 41 between Waldereme and Hillview. Traffic is being diverted.</p>
  • TRUMP: DEM AGENT PROVOCATEUR STRUTTING IN OPEN SIGHT

    07/22/2015 2:25:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 52 replies
    FoxRadio.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | John Gibson
    I'm feeling a bit Onion-y today and consequently I must offer a explanation–a theory–about what we are seeing these days in this hallucinogenic political season. Now that Donald Trump has taken the lead in the latest Fox poll, it’s time to call this perverse reality show for what it really is. Trump is working for his friend Hillary Clinton’s landslide election.