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  • LATEST: Truck’s crash at overpass snarls I-95 traffic in Lake Worth

    12/16/2017 9:13:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | December 13, 2017 | Rachel Frazin, Jorge Milian and Hannah Winston
    LAKE WORTH A Bobcat construction vehicle hauled by a large tow truck hit the 10th Avenue North overpass on Interstate 95 on Wednesday morning. The crash damaged the bridge, snarled northbound traffic on the highway for hours and shut down all eastbound lanes on 10th Avenue North, authorities said. Barbara Keller, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation, said a combination front-end loader and backhoe struck a beam on the overpass. The backhoe was extended upward and that’s what damaged the concrete beam, she said. No other vehicles were involved and there were no injuries in the crash, according...
  • Fix the white-knuckle obstacle course on I-95 | Editorial

    12/16/2017 8:09:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | December 8, 2017 | The Sun Sentinel Editorial Board
    The congestion and construction on Interstate 95 are frustrating enough, but navigating the dramatically uneven lanes that make your car shimmy, shake and swerve into neighboring lanes is downright dangerous. Yet as the Sun Sentinel’s Wayne Roustan reported Sunday, the Florida Department of Transportation says we’re going to have to endure this nightmare through parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties until 2024. Come on, FDOT. You’re killing us. Well, we can’t really say you’re killing us because, believe it or not, state transportation officials can’t tell us how many accidents have occurred during the construction of the I-95 express...
  • Fox News is saying Rubio will vote YES on tax bill

    12/15/2017 12:31:25 PM PST · by Conserv · 53 replies
    Now we just need to get McCain and Cochran to the chamber.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,"Open Line Friday",December 15,2017

    12/15/2017 9:05:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 15, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGA10DAYSBEFORECHRISTMASANDCOUNTINGDITTOS!
  • 3 Floridians, 5 foreigners charged in marriage fraud investigation

    12/15/2017 7:20:23 AM PST · by June2 · 5 replies
    WOFL, FOX 35 ^ | 12/14/2012 | WOFL
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Federal officials on Thursday announced charges in a scheme to enter into fraudulent marriages in order to circumvent the nation's immigration laws. The marriage fraud ring allegedly operated out of Brevard County from 2015 to 2016. Indicted in the alleged conspiracy are: William Price, 31, of Cocoa; April Moore, 24, of Satellite Beach; Khagan Nabili, 24, from Azerbaijan; ....
  • Rubio to vote 'no' on tax bill unless child tax credit is expanded

    12/14/2017 11:17:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 185 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Y ALEXANDER BOLTON AND AVERY ANAPOL
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has threatened to vote against the tax bill, putting the legislation in danger of being delayed past Christmas. Rubio has told Senate leaders that he will vote against the bill unless the child tax credit is made more generous to help lower-income workers who pay payroll taxes and not regular income taxes. “Sen. Rubio has consistently communicated to the Senate tax negotiators that his vote on final passage would depend on whether the refundability of the Child Tax Credit was increased in a meaningful way,” said a spokesperson for Rubio. If Rubio votes against the bill,...
  • As Dreamers protested outside Marco Rubio’s office, a U.S. Border Patrol truck showed up

    12/06/2017 6:41:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    As immigrant advocacy groups rallied outside Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart’s offices in Doral Monday, protesters say a U.S. Customs and Border Protection truck circled around the group. “@ICEgov just sent a truck to intimidate the dreamers fasting outside of the offices of Senator @marcorubio and Congressman @MarioDB. #CleanDreamAct #DreamActNow,” posted Florida Immigrant Coalition’s Tomas Kennedy. The protest was organized to demand the protection for Dreamers, those who were brought by their families to the United States as children even though they were undocumented immigrants. Many of those participating— some elderly — launched a week-long hunger strike...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,December 14,2017

    12/14/2017 8:57:02 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 14, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushIsReallyAVoiceOfSanityInACrazyTimeDITTOS!
  • House GOP forges ahead with plan to include defense (and Children’s Health Care) in spending bill

    12/13/2017 8:25:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Christina Marcos
    House Republicans are moving ahead with a strategy to pass a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown after next Friday, daring Democrats to oppose full-year defense funding and an extension of children’s health insurance. The House Appropriations Committee released legislation on Wednesday evening that would keep the government open through Jan. 19. It would also fund the Defense Department through September 2018 and avert automatic sequestration cuts that would otherwise take effect, as well as extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the next year. In addition to seeking to avoid a shutdown next week,...
  • Secret Govt. Settlement in Rep. Hastings’ Sexual Harassment Case Filed by Judicial Watch

    12/13/2017 4:15:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 13, 2017
    It turns out the government secretly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to resolve a sexual harassment case filed by Judicial Watch against a Florida congressman with a long history of unscrupulous behavior. The veteran Democrat, Alcee Hastings, is most famous for getting impeached by Congress as a federal judge following a scandal involving the solicitation of a $150,000 bribe in return for “favorable treatment for defendants in a racketeering case before him.” The disgraced judge was an unindicted co-conspirator, but there was enough evidence against him for Congress to boot him from the bench. Hastings is one of only...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,December 13,2017

    12/13/2017 8:59:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 13, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGAREADYForMidWeekDITTOS!?!
  • Women in politics fear #MeToo moment will backfire — and they’ll be the ones punished

    12/12/2017 12:20:30 PM PST · by Brilliant · 59 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Mary Ellen Klas
    As Florida’s politically powerful men fear becoming targets of sexual harassment allegations, the new-found awareness of a male-dominated Legislature has come with a cost: Women are collateral damage. Female staffers and lobbyists who returned to the Capitol last week for pre-session meetings discovered many male legislators will no longer meet with them privately. Accustomed to Tallahassee’s Southern culture, where men and women casually and routinely greet each other with hugs, legislators are doing an awkward dance to replace a hug with a handshake. And the fear of retaliation — against women who brought forward allegations or those who may in...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,December 12,2017

    12/12/2017 8:49:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushReadyToDoTuesday'sShowDITTOS!
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WRKO AM,December 11-15,2017

    12/11/2017 11:42:30 AM PST · by Biggirl
    The Kuhner Report ^ | December 11, 2017 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
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  • Surprisingly, Republicans and Conservatives Shouldn’t Fear a National Popular Vote

    12/11/2017 10:14:06 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    Republicans are hesitant to switch from our winner-take-all state laws allocating electors to the electoral college to using the National Popular Vote. The National Popular Vote Plan would award all of a state’s electors to the candidate who wins the most popular votes in all 50 states. There is a fear that such a move will benefit Democrats, since Democrats won the popular vote even though they lost the elections in 2000 and 2016. But the truth is, Republicans are likely going to lose their ability to win the necessary swing state of Florida in the future, and they can...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM, December 11,2017

    12/11/2017 8:44:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 11, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushReadyForGreenMondayDITTOS!
  • An Update on Dr. Sproul’s Health

    12/10/2017 1:16:46 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    ligonier ^ | 12/10/17 | Nathan Bingham
    Dr. Sproul is not improving as we had hoped and so these next few days are critical. He has a fever today due to the infection he has been fighting. Moreover, he is not decreasing in his reliance on the ventilator to support his breathing. Your prayers in behalf of Dr. Sproul are deeply appreciated. They mean so much to the family and all who love R.C. We will keep you informed here on the blog and on Facebook and Twitter if his condition changes.
  • President Trump calls for Washington Post reporter who apologized for inaccurate tweet to be fired

    12/10/2017 9:39:15 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9 December 2017 | Emily Yahr
    President Trump on Saturday evening issued a call for a reporter with The Washington Post to be fired because of a quickly deleted tweet that presented a misleading impression of Trump’s rally crowd in Florida. The Post reporter, David Weigel, had earlier tweeted a photo of the crowd gathered at Pensacola Bay Center for Trump’s speech there Friday evening, showing numerous empty seats. He removed the tweet after being told by others that the photo was taken before the venue filled up and apologized in a later Twitter exchange with the president. Trump’s public response: “.@daveweigel of the Washington Post...
  • Florida: Another Mass Murder Stopped by Armed Citizens

    12/10/2017 7:00:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In Rockledge, Florida, at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, the 25th of November, 2017, two armed citizens stopped a mass murder in progress.  Police Chief Joseph P. LaSata of the Rockledge Police Department, made clear the intervention of the armed citizens was responsible for stopping the murderer.  Two employees were shot, one killed, in the parking lot. Then two armed employees intervened. From the transcript of this video from wesh.com: Matt Lupoli, reporter:Another employee, a manager, came out with a gun of his own and shot and wounded Baily. That man has not been named, but police say he saved several...
  • Media Rattled After Trump Calls Out Washington Post Reporter On Twitter

    12/09/2017 6:43:43 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 78 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/09/2017
    Journalists were rattled on Saturday after President Donald Trump called out a Washington Post reporter for tweeting a misleading picture of Trump’s rally in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night. Weigel had tweeted a picture of Trump’s rally that appeared to show an empty arena, but it was taken well before the rally got underway in front of a packed venue. Weigel apologized in response to Trump’s tweet, at which point the president declared victory and called on Weigel to be fired. Weigel, Trump tweeted, “just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an almost empty arena last night...