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  • Rep. Alan Grayson Goes Off On Politico Reporter Who Asked Him About His Alleged Domestic Abuse

    07/26/2016 2:52:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Things got a bit heated between Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere, who asked the Democratic congressman and Florida Senate candidate about the allegations made by his ex-wife that she was the subject of abuse by him for over two decades. Dovere alleges that Grayson pushed him during their exchange. Patrick Caldwell of Mother Jones captured the tension:“No, you pushed me…no I’m sorry you pushed me” said Grayson. Dovere said that they captured the whole thing on video.“Well, that’s a good thing. I’ll be handing that over to the Capitol Police, my friend” said an angered Grayson. Devore...
  • Photo shows mangled Tesla from fatal crash; NTSB says car was on Autopilot and speeding

    07/26/2016 1:08:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | Charles Fleming
    The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report and photo concerning the first known fatality of a Tesla car using Autopilot. And its pretty gruesome. Earlier reports had stated the a Model S struck a big rig while traveling on a divided highway in central Florida, and speculated that the Tesla Autopilot system had failed to intervene in time to prevent the collision. The crash killed 40-year-old Ohio resident Joshua Brown, who was the driver of the Tesla. The driver of the truck was not injured.
  • Alan Graysons ex-wife Lolita alleges decades of domestic abuse

    07/26/2016 12:49:51 PM PDT · by dware · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07.26.2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Alan Graysons ex-wife has accused him of physically abusing her over a two-decade period, Politico reported Tuesday. From 1994 to 2014, the Florida Democrats then-wife, Lolita Grayson, went to police at least four times with accusations of domestic abuse, according to documents she provided to Politico.
  • And To Think Just Yesterday She was the Party Chair=> DCCC Wont Fund Wasserman Schultz Race

    07/25/2016 6:38:02 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/25/2016 | Jim Hoft
    The House Democratic campaign chief confirmed today they would not be providing funding to Debbie Wasserman Schultz in her Florida race. Roll Call reported: House Democratic campaign chief Ben Ray Lujn confirmed Monday that providing funding for outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in her looming Florida primary wont be a priority.The question I was asked is: Does the [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] get involved in primaries or in races with incumbents? said Lujan, a New Mexico congressman. And what we shared with Debbie is that priority for the DCCC is always incumbent protection, but that where...
  • Florida Democrat cites safety concerns in effort to censor anti-Hillary film

    07/25/2016 5:34:34 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 26 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 25, 2016
    As the Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday amid new scandals related to the release of thousands of leaked emails, the timing was perfect for conservative filmmaker Dinesh DSouza. His latest documentary, Hillarys America, was recently released and has attracted significant interest from voters hoping to learn more about the former first ladys sordid past. If one Democratic state committeeman has his way, though, it might be impossible for some locals to catch this film at their neighborhood cinema. Joseph Flynn has sent a request to a chain of theaters operating in Sumter County, Fla., to remove DSouzas film from...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,July 25-29,2016

    07/25/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | July 25, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Booed at Chaotic Florida Delegation Breakfast

    07/25/2016 8:29:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Meghan Keneally
    Outgoing Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed and jeered at a pre-convention delegation breakfast this morning in Philadelphia, a day after the Democratic National Committee chair announced she would resign from the post following the leak of embarrassing party emails. Amid ugly scenes, an event organizer repeatedly tried to quiet the crowd, but the boos continued as Wasserman Schultz began speaking. "Shame on you!" screamed some. "You rigged the election!" was another repeated refrain. Many of the vocal protesters were seen wearing shirts supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz has to shout over commotion, boos at Florida delegate breakfast

    07/25/2016 6:43:38 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz has to shout over commotion, boos at Florida delegate breakfast
  • Fort Myers nightclub shooting: 2 dead, at least 13 injured

    07/25/2016 2:00:37 AM PDT · by Enchante · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | July 25, 2016 | Christine Sever
    Two people are dead and at least 13 others injured during a shooting at a Fort Myers, Florida, nightclub, according to Captain Jim Mulligan with the Fort Myers Police. Developing story - more to come
  • Fort Myers Nightclub Shooting: 2 Dead, at Least 14 Others Reportedly Wounded

    07/25/2016 1:41:41 AM PDT · by Drago · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/25/2016 | Erin Dean
    At least two people were killed and 15 others injured in a shooting at a Florida nightclub, according to a local report.
  • Kaine in Miami: 'Bienvenidos a todos'

    07/23/2016 9:28:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | July 23, 2016 | MJ Lee
    Speaking at Florida International University, a campus that is more than half Hispanic, Kaine described his vision for an inclusive country. Dipping in and out in Spanish several times, he drew on his experiences as mayor, governor and the time he spent helping Jesuit missionaries in Honduras to emphasize the importance of service.
  • Tim Kaine Addresses Crowd in Spanish, Promises Amnesty Plan In the First 100 Days in Office

    07/23/2016 3:30:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was officially announced as Hillary Clintons running mate in Miami this afternoon as she introduced him as a progressive who likes to get things done. Hey, guys. Thank you! he said as he took the podium, before immediately launching into a message in Spanish. Kaine repeatedly referred to his missionary work in Honduras, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. (snip) In our administration in the first 100 days well put forward a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes a path to citizenship, he shouted.
  • Feds break up $1 billion Medicare scam in Miami biggest in U.S. history

    07/23/2016 11:37:59 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | JULY 22, 2016 | JAY WEAVER
    One of the states wealthiest healthcare operators was arrested Friday at his Miami Beach waterfront estate on charges of orchestrating the nations biggest Medicare fraud scheme $1 billion. Philip Esformes, 47, charged with two other defendants, is accused of exploiting his network of about 20 Miami-Dade skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities to fleece the taxpayer-funded Medicare by filing false claims for services that were not necessary or in some instances not provided over the past 14 years. An unidentified local hospital referred some of the thousands of Medicare patients to his network through kickback payments to physicians and other medical...
  • Carlos Beruff slams Marco Rubio from GOP convention floor as Trump formally nominated

    07/22/2016 7:08:11 PM PDT · by Javeth · 9 replies
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | July 19, 2016 | Zac Anderson
    Hoping to draw a contrast with U.S. Sen Marco Rubio on the depth of each mans support for Donald Trump and generate some media attention for his underdog campaign, GOP Senate candidate Carlos Beruff arrived at the Republican National Convention Tuesday and immediately hit the floor to watch Floridas delegation award its 99 delegates to Trump.IMG_8456 Im here to back up Donald Trump all the way to the White House, unlike Mr. Rubio, whose afraid to take a stance, Beruff, a Manatee County homebuilder, said during a brief interview on the convention floor.
  • Sources: Hillary to announce VP selection today via text

    07/22/2016 10:55:59 AM PDT · by AppyPappy · 96 replies
    Hillary Clinton will reveal her vice presidential choice on Friday in a text message to supporters and then appear with her running mate for the first time at a rally in Miami on Saturday.
  • Bern Debbie Bern

    07/22/2016 10:28:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Inside Tim Canova's Bernie-Fueled Bid to Upset U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzIt's May 13, just after 6:30 p.m., and a grimy Fort Lauderdale Denny's reeks of cooking grease and industrial disinfectant when Tim Canova busts through the door. He's trailed by a small team of handlers. An audience of about 20 ACLU members awaits him at a banquet table and surrounding booths. Virtually everything the floors, the tables, the walls is a worn shade of terra-cotta brown. Chefs shout and clang silverware in an adjacent room. The audience, nearly all male retirees in thick eyeglasses, stares wordlessly into...
  • Police accidentally shot man in North Miami, union says

    07/22/2016 9:02:12 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 98 replies
    CNN ^ | July 22, 2016 | Joshua Berlinger
    <p>The police shooting of an African-American caregiver, who was lying in the street trying to help an autism patient, was accidental, according to the local police union representing the North Miami officer.</p> <p>The officer had intended to shoot the patient, whom he thought posed a danger, but accidentally shot the caregiver instead, said John Rivera, the President of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association.</p>
  • Police shoot unarmed black therapist

    07/21/2016 4:40:55 AM PDT · by brwnsuga · 129 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20July2016 | Pedro Olivera
    An unarmed Florida therapist was shot by police while trying to calm down his autistic patient, authorities said. Police in North Miami were responding to a report of a man with what appeared to be a gun when they came across Charles Kinsey and his patient, who had run away from a group home.
  • Brave Intercessors Showdown Satanists with Prayer in City Hall

    07/21/2016 4:42:31 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 5 replies
    Breaking Christian News ^ | 7/21/2016 | Jessilyn Justice
    When a satanist tried to invoke curses during a city hall meeting, men and women joined hands behind him and began reciting the Lord's Prayer. (Screengrab via Charisma News) Satanist David Suhor led the invocation at the Pensacola City Council meeting last week. But he wasn't the only one there to pray...
  • Florida restaurant bucks anti-cop trend with generous gift to officers

    07/20/2016 3:51:42 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 10 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 20, 2016
    Beyond the unfathomable targeting of police officers in Dallas, Baton Rouge and elsewhere across the nation, recent reports indicate an uptick in restaurant workers tampering with cops orders. The disgusting phenomenon is nothing new, unfortunately, with reports dating back decades that show officers have been reticent to dine out in uniform due to the risk of receiving a contaminated meal. As Black Lives Matter activists and other protest groups have stoked animosity toward the law enforcement community, however, these stories have begun to surface with greater frequency. Not only do officers like two who visited a North Carolina Zaxbys...
  • The New Christian Black Leadership

    07/20/2016 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Star Parker
    All eyes should be on Florida to see the seeds of change in black America. The issue is school choice and the nation's largest private school choice scholarship program, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, enacted in Florida in 2001 under Gov. Jeb Bush. Students receive scholarships to attend the school of their choice from Scholarship Funding Organizations. The FSOs are funded through donations from businesses that receive tax credits on corporate taxes and insurance premium taxes. It sounds like a no-brainer that this makes all the sense in the world. It's all voluntary; businesses choose to contribute and freedom and...
  • Campaign aims to register a million U.S. Muslims voters in anti-Trump move

    07/20/2016 6:05:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Campaign aims to register a million U.S. Muslims voters in anti-Trump move By Mana Rabiee FALLS CHURCH, Va. U.S. Muslim leaders hope to register a million voters from within their community to help combat what they say is the anti-Muslim stance of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The United States has only about 3.3 million Muslims, but campaign organizers say Muslim voters could have an outsize impact in swing states that are key to the November general election, such as Virginia and Florida. "We want the Muslim community to understand that if you give up your rights voluntarily, no one...
  • Bush's three delegates cost $50 million each

    07/20/2016 4:50:56 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Jeb Bush's three delegates at the Republican National Convention cost him and his campaign about $50 million each. Bush, who ended his presidential campaign in February after a poor showing in South Carolina, had only three delegates vote for him at the Republicans' nominating convention Tuesday. His campaign and super PAC spent $46 million for each delegate, according to The Washington Post's Dave Weigel. He was a favorite going into the primary season and had substantial financial backing from his family network, but he was unable to muster the enthusiasm his campaign needed. Donald Trump's attacks on Bush as low-energy...
  • Hillary Clinton spokeswoman drops public hint about VP announcement Friday

    07/19/2016 12:38:42 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies
    latimes.com ^ | July 19, 2016 | Chris Megerian
    Hillary Clinton seems likely to announce her choice for vice president on Friday while shes campaigning in Florida. That on-the-record hint, which came after days of backstage rumors, came Tuesday while CNNs Wolf Blitzer was interviewing Karen Finney, a spokeswoman for the Clinton campaign.
  • Police Car Firebombed Outside Daytona Islamic Center: Note Left At Scene

    07/19/2016 6:29:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/18/16 | Aleister
    A police car which was parked outside a mosque and Islamic center in Daytona, Florida was firebombed yesterday and a note left at the scene said Black Lives Matter. No one was in the car, which had been parked outside the mosque as a precaution against potential violence directed at Muslims after the Orlando nightclub shooting. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports:Daytona police car firebombed outside Islamic Center The Daytona Beach Police Department may have been the target of anti-police backlash early Sunday morning when someone firebombed an unoccupied squad car parked in front of a mosque and left a note...
  • Documents: Pulse gunman repeatedly taunted for being Muslim

    07/19/2016 12:53:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 18, 2016 7:23 PM EDT | Mike Schneider
    The gunman who opened fire at a gay Florida nightclub last month had complained he was repeatedly taunted for being Muslim in his job as a security guard at a Florida courthouse, according to records released Monday. Omar Mateen responded to the taunts by telling his co-workers that he had connections to terrorists and a mass shooter, but he later told his bosses he made that up to get them off his back, and the FBI determined he was not a threat. I love the United States. The boasting I did it just to satisfy the gang of co-workers who...
  • Poll: Trump Leads in Top Battleground Counties in U.S.A.

    07/18/2016 1:16:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2016 | Logan Churchwell
    Sorry, page would not let me to excerpt anything, need to go to the link to read article.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,July 18-22,2016

    07/18/2016 8:52:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 192 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | July 18 , 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • Which Way Florida Goes Hinges On Puerto Rican Voters

    07/18/2016 7:38:26 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 10 replies
    KUNC ^ | Jul 16, 2016 | Greg Allen
    With a population of more than 20 million, Florida is the country's largest swing state. And its population is changing thanks to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's stagnant economy has brought tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans to Florida each year over the last decade. Large numbers have settled in the area near Orlando. A popular gathering spot for Puerto Ricans and Latinos in Orlando is the caf and lunch counter in Sedano's market. "It's where you get retirees," says Jimmy Torres, who's been in Orlando for three years. "People like me." Torres still has one foot in Puerto Rico....
  • Weather looks favorable for Falcon 9 launch and landing (9:45pm PST/12:45am EST)

    07/17/2016 7:09:07 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 15JUL2016 | Stephen Clark
    Forecasters predict mostly clear skies and light winds at the surface and aloft for Mondays launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station, favorable conditions for the boosters liftoff and landing at Cape Canaveral. The official launch weather forecast released Friday by the U.S. Air Forces 45th Weather Squadron calls for a 90 percent of acceptable conditions for liftoff at 12:45:29 a.m. EDT (0445:29 GMT) Monday. A weather axis draped over Central Florida will lift north over the weekend, setting up generally good weather Monday. This will result in moderate temperatures and...
  • Head of Cleveland Police Union on Baton Rouge: Obama Has Blood on His Hands

    07/17/2016 6:20:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 17th, 2016 | Josh Feldman |
    The head of a Cleveland police union reacted to the shooting of multiple officers in Baton Rouge by going off on resident Obama and a media culture that helps boost anti-cop narratives. Detective Steve Loomis ... said that Obama has validated the false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the media are pressing out there, and he said the president has blood on his hands that he wont be able to wash off.
  • Rare Earthquake Strikes Off the Coast of Florida

    07/17/2016 12:02:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    weather.com ^ | 7/17/16 | Pam Wright
    A small but rare earthquake struck about 100 miles off Daytona Beach, Florida, in the Atlantic Ocean, reports the Associated Press. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck around 4 p.m. Saturday. There are no reports of damage or that it was felt on land. ...The USGS says earthquakes of less than magnitude 5.4 rarely cause damage. There are about 930,000 such quakes recorded worldwide each year or about 2,500 per day. According to the Floridas Department Environmental Protection, the sunshine state sits on a section of the North American Plate that is less active than...
  • Breaking: Patient, employee shot and killed at Florida hospital

    07/17/2016 6:00:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 17 , 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    DEVELOPING: An elderly patient and an employee were shot and killed at a Florida hospital Sunday morning in what police are calling an isolated incident.
  • Birth certificates a new front in battle for transgender rights

    07/16/2016 5:08:20 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 15, 2016 | Carol Marbin Miller and Mary Ellen Klas
    The nations war over gender roles and sexuality is moving from banquet halls, bakeries and bathrooms into a new arena: birth certificates. In courthouses across Florida, judges are being asked to decide whether transgender people may change not only the name on their birth certificate, but also their gender marker, or the box that designates their sex. The requests have become increasingly common, say lawyers who litigate such cases.
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka on Jihad: The Front Line Is When You Leave Your House in the Morning

    07/16/2016 9:38:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Jul 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka .. about the massacre in Nice, and the role terrorism plays in the Islamist drive for global supremacy... Islamists have been telegraphing mass-casualty attacks using vehicles as weapons for a very long time ... if people in the West would ever wake up to the ISIS caliphates determination to impose Islamic law on the entire world... Fox viewers understand it. The military that I have the honor of working with, and the FBI agents that I work with, they get it. Thats not the problem, said Gorka. The problem is the decision-makers, the people sitting in the...
  • Many Pulse questions remain unanswered (Still lookin' for Noor)

    07/15/2016 1:13:17 PM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 12 replies
    Orlando WKMG Channel 6 News ^ | July 12, 2016 | Mike DeForest
    Noor Salman accompanied her husband [Omar Mateen] to buy ammunition, and spoke to him on the phone as the [June 12th] attack was underway, according to CBS News. Yet federal prosecutors have not filed criminal charges against her, or anyone else, in relation to the shooting.
  • FBI has found no evidence so far that Orlando shooter targeted Pulse because it was a gay club

    07/15/2016 10:06:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 15, 2016 | Adam Goldman
    The FBI has found no evidence so far that Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded more than 53 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, chose the popular establishment because of its gay clientele, said U.S law enforcement officials. While there can be no denying the significant impact on the gay community, the investigation hasnt revealed that he targeted pulse because it was a gay club, a U.S. law enforcement official said.
  • GOP Senate incumbents lead big in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania

    07/14/2016 11:24:38 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 40 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 07/14/2016 | Quinnipiac University
    Republican incumbent senators have solid leads over Democratic challengers in the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Noteworthy is Ohio where former Gov. Ted Strickland, who had an early lead but now trails Sen. Rob Portman by 7 percentage points, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these three states. The U.S. Senate matchups show: Florida - Sen. Marco Rubio over U.S....
  • Speakers at Donald Trumps Convention: Tim Tebow, Peter Thiel, But No Sarah Palin?

    07/14/2016 12:23:43 AM PDT · by iowamark · 126 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 13, 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    CLEVELAND A night highlighting the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. An appearance by onetime football star Tim Tebow. A presentation detailing former President Bill Clintons sexual misconduct. Donald J. Trump, the presumptive nominee, has been promising a different kind of Republican National Convention, and plans obtained by The New York Times show that he is eager to put his showbiz stamp on the partys gathering, even as he struggles to attract A-list talent. The roster of speakers obtained by The Times, and confirmed by two people with direct knowledge of the convention planning, reveals a lineup lacking many of the...
  • The black cop who has a problem with 'Black Lives Matter'

    07/13/2016 11:54:13 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 July 2016 | BBC
    "Black Lives do not matter to most black people...Only the lives that are taken at the hands of cops or white people, matter." That is the conclusion of a strongly-worded post that has been shared more than 130,000 times on Facebook and has racked up hundreds of thousands of views on other media platforms such as Imgur. While the sentiment is provocative, it is the identity of the author that triggered particular interest. Jay Stalien's profile indicates he is an active police officer in Florida and previously Baltimore. And he is black. The post was published last weekend, amid mounting...
  • GOP Platform Committee Calls for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

    07/13/2016 10:31:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 13, 2016 | 9:57 AM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The Republican Partys Platform Committee adopted a draft document Tuesday that not only recognizes the unborn childs fundamental right to life, but also calls for defunding Planned Parenthood and states that the GOP will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage. The draft platform still has to be adopted by the full GOP Convention, which will be held in Cleveland next week. The Platform Committee, which was chaired by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) who has a 100 percent pro-life voting record, according to the National Right to Life Committee and dominated by social conservatives, adopted...
  • Trump Campaign Focusing on 17 States in General Election

    07/13/2016 8:18:16 PM PDT · by bereanrabbi · 20 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | July 6, 2016
    Donald Trump's political director, Jim Murphy, told House members that the campaign would focus on 17 states this fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. Included are 12 states Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012 (145 electoral votes) and five states Mitt Romney won in 2012. Not in the list are extreme longshots like California and New York, states Trump has previously indicated would be competitive for him.
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their partys convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say theyll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe wont.
  • Clintons Lead Over Trump in Florida Has Vanished, Poll Finds (Trump 41 Hillary 36)

    07/13/2016 5:34:26 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 23 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | July 13, 2016
    Democrat Hillary Clinton has lost her lead over Republican Donald Trump in the crucial swing state of Florida, a new poll shows, as voters question whether she is trustworthy. Trump is now ahead of Clinton by 42 percent to 39 percent, according to the Quinnipiac University poll. A month ago, the same survey had Clinton up by 47-39 percent. Her 8-point advantage has evaporated since FBI Director James Comey slammed the former secretary of state as extremely careless in her use of private email while in government. The FBI recommended no charges, and the Justice Department agreed, closing its investigation...
  • Clinton Losing On Honesty In Florida (Tr+5), Ohio (Tr+1), Pennsylvania (Tr+6) Quinnipiac U. (trunc)

    07/13/2016 1:41:12 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 31 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 7/13/2016 | Quinnipiac University
    FLORIDA: Trump 42 - Clinton 39 OHIO: Clinton 41 - Trump 41 PENNSYLVANIA: Trump 43 - Clinton 41 With a drop in grades on honesty and moral standards, Democrat Hillary Clinton loses an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, and finds herself in too-close-to-call races in the three critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Clinton loses ground on almost every measure from a June 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no...
  • Corrine Brown, the Orlando massacre, and what not to say when youre indicted by the feds

    07/13/2016 12:32:06 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    The Washinton Post ^ | July 12, 2016 | Amber Phillips
    <p>We at The Fix are not legal experts -- many of us went into journalism precisely because we did not want to go to law school -- so we would never presume to offer a lawmaker under indictment our thoughts on their legal strategy. But we do get paid to report on politics, so we do feel somewhat qualified to analyze the political strategy a lawmaker might embrace under those circumstances.</p>
  • Swing-state polls: Trump, Clinton neck-and-neck

    07/13/2016 6:57:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13 | Theodore Scleifer
    The poll marks an 11-point difference from a month ago in the Sunshine State. Now, Trump leads Clinton 42% to 39%, within the margin of error; a month ago Clinton led 47% to 39%. With third-party candidates included, Trump's edge extends to five points, 41% to 36%. In the two other states polled, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Clinton and Trump are in as tight a race as other pollsters have documented. They are tied at 41% each in Ohio, and Trump leads by 2 points, 43% to 41%, in Pennsylvania.
  • Donald Trump Just Took The Lead Over Hillary Clinton In Several Key Swing States

    07/13/2016 10:10:25 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    BI ^ | 7-13-2016 | Maxwell Tani
    Maxwell Tani July 13, 2016 Donald Trump has made up his deficit against Hillary Clinton in a series of new polls of battleground states, swinging to leads in Florida and Pennsylvania and a tie in Ohio. The new set of Quinnipiac University polls, released Wednesday, found the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in a dead heat with Clinton in the three states, a slight change from similar Quinnipiac University polls conducted last month. Clinton's biggest drop was in Florida, where last month she led Trump by 8 points. In Wednesday's poll of the state, Trump garnered 42% support to Clinton's 39%...
  • Clinton Losing In Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll Finds

    07/13/2016 4:39:03 AM PDT · by Nicojones · 154 replies
    Quinnipiac polling ^ | 7/13/2016 | Quinnipiac
    FLORIDA: Trump 42 - Clinton 39 OHIO: Clinton 41 - Trump 41 PENNSYLVANIA: Trump 43 - Clinton 41 With a drop in grades on honesty and moral standards, Democrat Hillary Clinton loses an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, and finds herself in too-close-to-call races in the three critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Clinton loses ground on almost every measure from a June 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no...
  • COZY: BLM leader lives in home owned by Soros Open Society board member

    07/12/2016 8:33:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    TheAmericanMirror.com ^ | 07/12/16 | Ryan Girdusky
    #BlackLivesMatter leader DeRay Mckesson may claim to be leading a grassroots revolution for racial and economic justice, but he has close connections with the privileged and elite. Mckesson lives in a home owned by philanthropists James and Robin Wood in Baltimore, Maryland. Its the same address he used when declaring his residency on his campaign committee registration form for his failed mayoral run in the citys Democratic primary earlier this year. The Woods have owned the home since 1996 and are wealthy donors to the Baltimore chapter of George Soros Open Society Institute.