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  • Blue Lives Matter flag deemed 'racist,' ordered to come down

    03/25/2017 9:51:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2017 | Fox 13
    A Florida woman is being told to take down her Blue Lives Matter flag that's been flying for several years now by her homeowners association. Jeff Gaddie told Action News Jacksonville that his daughter in St. Johns County has been flying the flag to honor him and many other family members who are law enforcement. "She called to ask why," Gaddie said. "They told her they had received a complaint that it was considered racist, offensive and anti-Black Lives Matter,” he said.....
  • President Trump surprises supporters with invite to Mar-a-Lago

    03/24/2017 2:52:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WPTV-TV ^ | March 19, 2017 | Jacqulyn Powell
    Saturday marked a day full of Presidential and Vice Presidential motorcades traveling back and forth across Palm Beach County. For the first time since taking office, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are visiting Palm Beach at the same time. Supporters gathering to watch the President's motorcade return from his golf course to Mar-a-Lago got the surprise of a lifetime Saturday afternoon. A small group had lined up on Bingham Island with signs and flags. "We waved to him, the cars went by really fast, and we were just sitting down talking about the events of the day,"...
  • Undocumented immigrants, officials discuss Trump’s policies

    03/23/2017 10:12:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Independent Florida Alligator ^ | March 23, 2017 | Molly Vossler
    Undocumented immigrants and elected officials gathered at a local church to discuss threatening immigration policies and how to deal with them Thursday night. In a meeting that frequently switched between English and Spanish at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 1521 NW 34th St., about 40 undocumented immigrants listened to guidelines set forth by the American Civil Liberties Union on how to defend themselves against President Donald Trump’s mass-deportation agenda. The event was led by local grassroots group Madres Sin Fronteras, which translates to Mothers Without Borders. The group, led in part by UF alumnus Beto Soto, was created to preserve...
  • Daughter of police officer ordered to remove ‘Blue Lives Matter’ flag … from her home

    03/23/2017 4:33:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 23, 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A Florida homeowner was ordered to remove a “Blue Lives Matter” flag she has displayed for years to honor her father and other police officers — active, retired and killed in the line of duty — because a neighbor complained it was racist. ... “She called to ask why,” Gaddie said. “They told her they had received a complaint that it was considered racist, offensive and anti-black lives matter.”
  • VIDEO: Suspect Flees After Coming Face-to-Face with Mother Holding Shotgun

    03/22/2017 5:22:45 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    Surveillance video from a Miami Gardens, Florida, home shows a home invasion suspect quickly changing his mind upon coming face-to-face on March 4 with a mother holding a shotgun.
  • Trump Brings Supporters Off Street, Into Mar-A-Lago

    03/19/2017 8:14:50 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    wtvm.com ^ | March 20th 2017
    Supporters of President Donald Trump outside Mar-a-Lago had a busy day that culminated with a surprise invitation inside the exclusive resort. They followed the president's movements, waving him and Vice President Mike Pence down as they traveled to and from different spots around Palm Beach. When the president drove by on his way back from his golf course, it looked like business as usual. "We waved to him," Valeria Bianco said. "The cars went by really fast, and we were just sitting down talking about the events of the day." But what happened next came as a total surprise. Bianco...
  • Florida unit investigating Medicaid fraud gets high marks

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is among one of the nation’s top states in recovering money from health care providers suspected of Medicaid fraud. Data released earlier this month by the federal government shows that Florida’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit recovered more than $165 million during the 2016 federal fiscal year.
  • Family's all here! Barron accompanied by his grandparents for his first flight on Marine One

    03/18/2017 2:36:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    The First Family touched down in West Palm Beach on Friday afternoon for their fifth visit to President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort - this time joined by Melania's mom and dad. Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who now both live in the US but return to their home country of Slovenia every year, were seen departing Air Force One in smart black suits and sunglasses. They joined Donald Trump, Melania and their grandson Barron - who had made his first trip across the White House lawn earlier that day - before they they were whisked to Trump's luxury club - the so-called...
  • Prison Guards Who Threw Inmate in Hot Shower, Killing Him, Committed No Crime -State’s Attorney

    03/18/2017 11:57:48 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 103 replies
    Reason ^ | March 18, 2017 | Ed Krayewski
    Darren Rainey spent two hours locked in a shower inmates at the Dade Correctional Institute said prison guards left set to scalding hot before dying of the injuries caused by the water. Rainey's skin was peeling off when he was removed from the shower. Inmates say he was screaming to be let out before he died, and that guards regularly used extremely hot and cold showers to punish mentally ill patients. Nearly five years later, in a report released Friday, the state's attorney has ruled that there was no criminal conduct by the guards. In her ruling, Katherine Fernandez Rundle...
  • Fight over doughnuts leads to shooting death in Florida

    03/17/2017 5:40:12 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 22 replies
    Action News Jax ^ | March 16, 2017 | Sarah Elsesser
    One man is dead and a sheriff’s deputy is injured after a standoff that all started with an argument about doughnuts, police said. Pinellas County deputies were called to a home in St. Petersburg on Wednesday after an argument broke out between a Jeffrey Falsey, 24, and his mother, police said. “He went off today over doughnuts, something as silly and stupid as doughnuts,” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said, the Tampa Bay Times reported. During a standoff, Falsey fired off at least 30 rounds at deputies, squad cars and neighboring homes, hitting a deputy in the leg, FOX13 reported....
  • Gov. Scott removes State Attorney Ayala from Markeith Lloyd case(leo killer)

    03/16/2017 3:12:40 PM PDT · by lovesdogs · 30 replies
    clickorlando ^ | 03/16/2017 | Adrienne Cutway
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott has reassigned the Markeith Loyd case after State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced Thursday morning that she will not be seeking the death penalty. Scott originally called for Ayala to recuse herself from the case. When she refused, Scott removed her from the case and assigned it to Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Brad King in an executive order issued Thursday afternoon. /snip/ Loyd is accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, 24-year-old Sade Dixon, in Pine Hills on Dec. 13 and Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton at an Orlando Walmart on Jan. 9. He was arrested on Jan. 17,...
  • Gov. Scott: State Attorney Aramis Ayala Must Recuse Herself

    03/16/2017 9:15:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    Rick Scott ^ | 3-16-17 | Rick Scott
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s decision not to seek the death penalty for Markeith Loyd, who is charged with killing Lt. Debra Clayton of the Orlando Police Department. Governor Scott said, “I want to be very clear, Lt. Debra Clayton was executed while she was laying on the ground fighting for her life. She was killed by an evil murderer who did not think twice about senselessly ending her life. I completely disagree with State Attorney Ayala’s decision and comments and I am asking her to recuse herself immediately...
  • VA Hospital Removes Portraits of Trump & New VA Secy Hung by Vets

    03/15/2017 11:56:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 15, 2017
    When Republican congressman and Army veteran Brian Mast saw that a Florida VA hospital didn't have photographs of President Trump and Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin hanging in the lobby, he took action. Mast and a group of local veterans brought portraits of Trump and Shulkin to the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and demanded they be installed, and the whole thing was caught on camera. They were successful, but within hours management at the hospital took down the pictures. Their reason? They could not authenticate the photos and they have to follow protocol. A VA spokeswoman said...
  • Boyfriend pleads guilty to child abuse in beating death of girlfriend’s toddler

    03/14/2017 8:42:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    jacksonville ^ | march 13, 2017 | Garrett Pelican
    Had it not been for a scheduling conflict for her normal baby sitter, 2-year-old Aaliyah Lewis might have spent the day with her grandfather. Had she not been potty-trained with repeated lashings from a belt and hanger, the toddler might not have required a trip to the hospital. And had her mother sought help right away when she saw her daughter’s injuries, the young girl might have survived. Instead, Aaliyah was baby-sat April 21, 2016, by her mother’s boyfriend, Jamarius Devonti Graham. Graham acknowledged physically punishing the toddler — spanking her 20 times with a belt and striking her with...
  • Judge denies 'stand your ground' defense in movie theater shooting

    03/11/2017 9:33:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 260 replies
    CNN ^ | 5:24 AM ET, Sat March 11, 2017 | Eric Levenson, Tina Burnside
    The case dates to January 2014 when Reeves, then 71, confronted a man in a suburban Tampa movie theater about texting during the previews before a showing of "Lone Survivor." The two argued, and then Reeves walked out of the theater to complain to an employee. When Reeves returned, he and the man, Chad Oulson, began arguing again. Oulson threw a bag of popcorn at Reeves, according to a criminal complaint, and Reeves then took out his handgun and fired at Oulson, killing him. Defense attorneys asked the judge to dismiss the murder charge under the "stand your ground" law...
  • Miami vice! Hundreds of wild college students clash with cops after trashing South Beach [tr]

    03/11/2017 4:15:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 101 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2017 | Cheyenne Roundtree
    Miami Beach Police are taking a stand against thousands of rowdy college students who flock to South Beach for Spring Break and trash the sandy shores with litter from their epic partying. Across the country, city officials of coastal destinations are bracing for a storm of twenty-somethings to descend upon their beaches for weeks of drinking, dancing and mischief.
  • AT&T customers can't call 911 throughout Florida, southeast U.S.

    03/08/2017 7:02:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 82 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 8, 2017 | C. Hayes
    AT&T wireless customers throughout large parts of the country and in the state of Florida are unable to call 911 due to a technical problem. The cause of the problem is unknown but officials both locally and throughout the southeast are working to fix the issue with AT&T, which is one of the largest wireless carriers in the nation. Currently, AT&T says the problem is affecting customers in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, according to the Orange County officials. Each county has set up backup phone numbers so residents can reach first responders. In Orange County, residents needing...
  • I-75 construction has Hernando neighbors losing sleep

    03/06/2017 3:53:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    FOX 13 News ^ | March 2, 2017 | Haley Hinds
    BROOKSVILLE (FOX 13) - Some neighbors in Hernando County have had it with the noise. They say all-night construction on I-75 is keeping them awake, even shaking their homes. It's all related to a 6.5-mile, $95 million FDOT project that started last summer. Crews are currently widening Interstate 75 from four to six lanes, starting south of State Road 50 and finishing at the Hernando/Sumter County line. Lauretta Clemons, who lives on Shadywood Lane in Brooksville, remembers her backyard 30 years ago. "Beautiful," Clemons said. "Trees, ferns, flowers, birds and wild animals." Now, the trees are gone and she and...
  • SunRail ticket revenue is less than ticketing expense (Florida-Orlando)

    03/04/2017 3:28:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3-4-17 | Kevin Spear
    It’s no secret that tickets bought by SunRail passengers pay only a tiny fraction of the commuter train’s bills, but less known is that ticket revenue doesn’t even cover the cost of selling tickets. SunRail’s finances would be slightly stronger if riding was free. Put another way, the revenue of $1 to $7.50 per ticket is devoured by ticket machines, employees who support ticket sales and armored cars that collect fares, and does nothing to keep the train running. “If we have to pay more money to collect revenue than we are actually collecting, why does it make sense to...
  • Christopher Serino, Sanford police detective in the Trayvon Martin case, died January, 2017

    03/03/2017 4:12:23 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    Christopher Serino, the former Sanford police detective who played a prominent role in the Trayvon Martin case, died suddenly, January 13, 2017. He was 48. I've been unable to find a news story about his death. A relative who started a fundraising page in his honor says only that his death was unexpected. https://www.gofundme.com/chris-serino-memorialhttp://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Christopher-Francis-Serino-104368081 I just came across this news today, when I happened to think of the Trayvon Martin case and suddenly wondered what had become of some of the people involved in it since a number of years have gone by now. I looked up Serino and was...
  • Trump to Visit Florida Catholic School to Tout Choice [School Vouchers]

    03/03/2017 2:53:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | March 3, 2017 | Lauren Camera, Education Reporter
    Days after he called on Congress to pass a school choice bill, President Donald Trump is set to visit a Catholic school in Orlando Friday, along with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, where hundreds of students attend the school using a voucher from the state's tax credit scholarship program. During his stop at St. Andrew Catholic School, Trump is expected to once again tout the Sunshine State's program, as he did in his recent address to Congress. Under Florida's plan, the state uses public dollars to pay for private K-12 school tuition for low-income students and students with disabilities. The...
  • Judge: Dade Holding Arrested Immigrants For ICE Is Unconstitutional

    03/03/2017 11:08:38 AM PST · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    cbs ^ | 3/3/2017 | gary nelson
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A Miami-Dade judge ruled Friday that county holds of arrested immigrants for ICE is unconstitutional but the debate is not over. “Yeah, this is a great win. It’s a great win for the Constitution. It’s a great win for individual rights and it’s a judge who’s courageous enough not to be intimidated by the president of the United States,” said attorney Louis Reizenstein. In his order, the judge said the ICE holds on county inmates violate “the separation of powers between the state and federal governments…(and) the Constitution of the United States….The Federal government is without power...
  • Denied: Court Orders Noor Salman to Stay Behind Bars After Showing No Remorse

    03/03/2017 9:23:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    An Orlando judge has overruled the arranged release of Noor Salman, the wife of the Islamic gunman who killed 49 and injured 69 at the Pulse nightclub last year.  On Wednesday, a district judge in California ordered that Salman be released pending trial.  Judge Donna Ryu argued that Salman wasn't a flight risk or a danger to public safety and had no connections to ISIS.Prosecutors in Orlando argued the contrary.  In the court filing, they said Salman has shown little remorse for her husband's actions, calling her a “cold person” who wasn't worried about the victims in the immediate aftermath of the attack, but was mainly concerned with “how...
  • Decision by FL Supreme Court on Open-Carry

    03/03/2017 6:26:50 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 17 replies
    State of Florida ^ | 03/2/2017 | Florida Supreme Court
    PDF of the FL Supreme Court https://efactssc-public.flcourts.org/casedocuments/2015/650/2015-650_disposition_138062.pdf
  • Florida Supreme Court upholds ban on openly carrying guns

    03/02/2017 7:42:34 PM PST · by aimhigh · 33 replies
    Orlando Weekly ^ | 03/02/2017 | Bloggytown
    Rejecting arguments by Second Amendment supporters, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a longstanding state ban on people openly carrying firearms in public. Justices, in a 4-2 ruling, said the state law "regulates only one manner of bearing arms and does not impair the exercise of the fundamental right to bear arms."
  • A Soldier Has Photographed More Than 100 Illegally Parked Cop Cars in Miami

    03/01/2017 6:43:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017 | TIM ELFRINK
    Glen Carr pulls out his cell phone as soon as he rounds the corner outside the Miami-Dade County Courthouse. He knows he'll spot them soon. Then, after he walks just a half-block more, the 40-year-old with a military buzzcut stops and points. "Look, there are two I can see right now that are illegally parked," he says, chuckling softly and gesturing up NW First Avenue. Sure enough, two black-and-white Miami Shores Police cruisers sit on either side of an intersection. Both are in crosshatched areas directly in front of no-parking warnings. Carr crosses the street to snap photos that show...
  • Florida homeowner uses martial arts to stop burglar (mugshot)

    03/01/2017 5:41:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 Mar 17 | Fox News Staff
    A Florida homeowner said he used his martial arts training to apprehend a burglar who was stealing from his home. Brian Burch told WBBH that he used his Brazilian jiu-jitsu training on Josue Ortiz after he found Ortiz stealing from his garage. Burch said he walked into the garage to see Ortiz holding his jackhammer and airgun cases. Ortiz told him that his boss sent him to pick up tools from Burch’s house. He then tried to flee. That’s when Burch said he stopped Ortiz with jiu-jitsu, which he studied for over 2 years. A neighbor who saw the...
  • Senate Dems Facing Tough 2018 Races Avoid Town Halls

    02/27/2017 6:25:32 AM PST · by scooby321 · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/2017 | Kerry Pickett
    Town halls centered around rowdy crowds disrupting Republican members of Congress grabbed headlines recently, but certain Senate Democrats facing tough reelection races next year have avoided in-person town halls in their own states all together. The Associated Press reported Friday Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Bill Nelson of Florida, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Joe Manchin West Virginia all decided against going to town halls to speak to and answer questions from their constituents, preferring to communicate through tele-town halls, e-mail opinion surveys, social media and speeches.
  • Police kill man reportedly seen shooting at gas pipeline [Citrus County, FL]

    02/26/2017 12:32:32 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 26, 2017 | Staff writer
    Police in Citrus County, Florida said Sunday that a man reportedly seen shooting at a natural gas pipeline had been fatally shot by officers after a vehicle chase. Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was quoted in a statement on his office’s Facebook page as saying no police were injured. He said officers from Citrus County, Marion County and the Florida Highway Patrol were involved. The chase began in Marion County and ended with a “crash” near Floral City in Citrus County, according to the statement. “This is where the suspect engaged the deputies and was subsequently shot and killed,” it...
  • Freep a Poll!( continue holding town hall meetings even if disrupted by protesters?)

    02/24/2017 2:07:58 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    fltimes.com ^ | 2-24-17 | FL Times
    Should local representatives continue holding town hall meetings even if they are disrupted by protesters? Yes, absolutely No, nothing gets done Not sure
  • Charlie Crist files for divorce

    02/24/2017 11:31:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is getting divorced less than nine years after becoming the first Florida governor in 42 years to get married while in office....
  • The 25 Best Beaches In The US, Ranked

    02/24/2017 7:12:36 AM PST · by blam · 108 replies
    BI ^ | 2-24-2017 | Chloe Pantazi
    • TripAdvisor has released its 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards, naming the 25 best beaches in the US. • Florida's Siesta Key Beach claims the title of America's best beach, followed by coastal stretches across the country in Hawaii, California, Georgia, and more. • TripAdvisor also found the cheapest month to visit each beach destination, and the average rate for a hotel room there. The world is full of gorgeous beaches, so it's easy to forget that the US has some spectacular beaches of its own — especially if you don't live along the coast. TripAdvisor's 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards, which...
  • Disabled vet beaten by accused animal abusers given car

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

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

    02/22/2017 8:32:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    WPLG, ABC Local 10, Fort Lauderdale ^ | 5:27 PM, February 22, 2017 | Peter Burke, Amanda Batchelor
    Patrons at the Iron Addicts Gym in Miami said they were disrupted from their morning workouts Wednesday by DEA agents who raided the facility. Ten people were arrested on warrants for selling anabolic steroids, including Richard Rodriguez, a part-owner of the business. Several gym patrons posted about their experiences on Facebook and Instagram, sharing photos of DEA agents in the gym. One man wrote on Facebook that “there is a hormone club for prescription upstairs.” …
  • Florida Gov. Scott Says Fellow Republicans Spreading 'Fake News'

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

    02/21/2017 3:30:38 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 95 replies
    WND ^ | 21 February 2017 | JOE KOVACS
    The pastor of a Melbourne, Florida, church who attended President Trump’s rally in his hometown over the weekend is claiming “demonic” activity and vitriol were palpable at the event, traumatizing his 11-year-old daughter. “I have been in places and experiences before where demonic activity was palpable,” wrote Joel Tooley, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Melbourne. “The power of the Holy Spirit of God was protecting me in those moments and was once again protecting me and my daughter in this moment.”
  • 'It's about to be a girl fight!': Huge group of Florida women brawling is captured on video as

    02/21/2017 9:58:32 AM PST · by simpson96 · 77 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 1/25/2017 | Anneta Konstantinides
    (Full article title: 'It's about to be a girl fight!': Huge group of Florida women brawling is captured on video as 50 people watched) Multiple videos that captured a large group of women brawling in a Florida neighborhood have led to criminal charges after they quickly went viral. The cellphone videos showed the group of women fighting near several homes in Leesburg around 4.30pm on Monday. Neighbors said the fight attracted a huge crowd just minutes after people began posting about it on social media. At least 50 people surrounded the group of girls as they threw punches, pulled each...
  • Mrs. Florida heads protest outside of Boca Raton Nordstrom before polite cop threatens arrests

    02/21/2017 6:17:57 AM PST · by Jacvin · 29 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    A Florida group of Ivanka Trump supporters took their message directly to Nordstrom in what they called a “celebration” of the first daughter. A viral video rocketing through social media last week inspired women shoppers around the country to speak out against the company. Resident Steven Alembik called on female fashionistas in the posh town of Boca Raton to show their displeasure on President’s Day at the local mall.
  • Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t

    02/20/2017 11:41:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2017 | Jenna Johnson and David Weigel
    MELBOURNE, Fla. — Many of President Trump’s most dedicated supporters — the sort who waited for hours in the Florida sun this weekend for his first post-inauguration campaign rally — say their lives changed on election night. Suddenly they felt like their views were actually respected and in the majority. But less than one month into Trump’s term, many of his supporters say they once again feel under attack — perhaps even more so than before. Those who journeyed to Trump’s Saturday evening event on Florida’s Space Coast said that since the election, they have unfriended some of their liberal...
  • Meet the man who joined Trump on stage at Florida rally

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

    02/20/2017 10:59:39 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 41 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | February 20 | Eliot Kleinberg
    WEST PALM BEACH — At least nine planes violated temporary flight restrictions through Monday morning for President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago stay, with at least two of those having the unique experience of being buzzed by military jets, federal officials confirmed this morning to The Palm Beach Post. Eight of those crossed the line on Friday alone, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
  • Court Rules Doctors Can Ask Patients About Gun Ownership

    02/18/2017 10:51:05 AM PST · by kevcol · 128 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2017 | Sarah Hurtubise
    A federal appeals court has ruled that a Florida law restricting doctors from asking patients whether they own guns restricts the right to free speech. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law violated doctors’ First Amendment right to free speech, and concluded that the state failed to prove that physicians were infringing on patients’ Second Amendment rights. A previous decision by a three-judge panel by the 11th Circuit upheld the law, but those suing the state asked for the full circuit court to re-consider the case. ... The Republican-controlled Florida state legislature passed a law in...
  • Student Confesses to Throwing Wooden Block at Trump's Motorcade, Authorities Say

    02/19/2017 3:08:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | February 19, 2017 | Amy B Wang
    A Florida middle school student has confessed to throwing a "2×4″ block of wood at President Donald Trump's motorcade on Friday, not far from the president's Mar-a-Lago estate, authorities said. Just before 2 p.m. Friday, as the caravan was passing through West Palm Beach, one vehicle in the motorcade was struck by "what was believed to be a small hard object," the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Saturday. After completing the trip, "several members of the motorcade returned to the scene and began canvassing the area looking for witnesses and any small hard objects along the...
  • [News Index] President Trump holds rally in Melbourne Florida

    02/19/2017 2:48:51 PM PST · by NonValueAdded · 3 replies
    19 Feb 2017 | NonValueAdded
    A list of the posts on FR related to President Trump's 18 Feb 2017 visit to Melbourne Florida. Trump protester signs along Presidential route outside AeroMod hangar Melania Trump Stuns Rally Crowd In Tight Alexander McQueen Red Dress, Takes On The Haters Melania Trump attacked for reciting 'The Lord's Prayer' at campaign rally Fact-checking President Trump’s rally in Florida {hurl alert} Melania Trump DAZZLES in a scarlet red dress at Florida rallyTRUMP Does The UNTHINKABLE! Secret Service Goes CRAZY! Asks Man To Say A Few Words To Crowd! Authentic as They Come – MAGA Supporter Gene Huber Interview on Judge...
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL student faces charges after 'hurling wooden block at Trump's motorcade'

    02/19/2017 7:51:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/19/17 | ap/ Zoe Szathmary
    A vehicle in President Donald Trump's motorcade was struck by a '2x4' The incident happened Friday around 1:45 p.m. in West Palm Beach, Florida Several members of the motorcade returned to the scene after completing the motorcade to look for witnesses and objects along the roadway A child from a local middle school confessed to throwing the wood at the motorcade, and also implicated four additional students
  • Trump motorcade hit by 2×4, 5 students face charges

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

    02/18/2017 8:02:49 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 18 Feb 17 | Melania Trump
    Amazing. Can you imagine Michelle Obama doing this? http://www.nbcnews.com/video/melania-trump-leads-trump-crowd-in-lord-s-prayer-880348739815
  • Went to the Trump Rally. Holly cow was that a great time

    02/18/2017 6:19:06 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 70 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 18 February 2017 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    I had the best time today. I decided to take my family to the Trump Rally. It was so much fun. I left for the Rally around 2 o'clock and got there about 3:45. I parked in the Dollar General which I THOUGHT was close....Haha. Nope had to walk a mile to the end of the line. Once we were in line, it was so much fun being among patriots. It really brought home that we are going to be ok. We were immediately behind 3 Law School young guys from University of Florida and a young Lady who was...
  • Miami, Others, Caving to Trump’s Sanctuary City Order; Harbinger?

    02/18/2017 6:12:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Value Walk ^ | February 18, 2017 | John F. Banzhaf
    In what may well be a harbinger of the future, Miami-Dade, Florida, despite its large immigrant population, has given up its status as a sanctuary city. This result, stemming from President Trump’s executive order stating that federal funds should be cut off to so-called sanctuary cities, was publicly predicted by public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who also noted that if a court is ever able to rule on the issue, it may be an unconstitutional violation of both states’ rights and Congress’ rights, but it is still likely to be quite effective in ending sanctuary status. In other evidence...