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  • Elderly woman evicted, jailed days before birthday

    12/14/2017 11:36:05 AM PST · by EinNYC · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 14, 2017 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Florida woman was arrested just days before her 94th birthday when she refused to leave her home after being evicted, police said. Juanita Fitzgerald remains held on $500 bail on a trespassing charge at the Lake County Jail as of Thursday, one day ahead of her 94th birthday, according to jail records.
  • Marco Rubio threatens to vote against the GOP tax bill unless leaders meet demands.

    12/14/2017 11:36:20 AM PST · by Signalman · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/14/2017 | Bob Bryan
    Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday said he will vote against the final GOP tax bill unless leaders meet his demands on the child tax credit. Rubio told Republican leadership that he will not vote for the bill — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) — unless the child tax credit is more generous. "Senator 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," a Rubio spokesperson told Business Insider. Rubio introduced an amendment during the first...
  • Rubio to vote 'no' on tax bill unless child tax credit is expanded

    12/14/2017 11:17:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 167 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,...
  • 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...
  • Deputy AG Won’t Say Whether The FBI Paid For Dossier

    12/13/2017 12:50:43 PM PST · by x1stcav · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/17 | Chuck Ross
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein refused to say on Wednesday whether the FBI paid for the infamous Trump dossier. Rosenstein, who was grilled by the House Judiciary Committee, suggested that he knew the answer to the question, which was posed by Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis. “Did the FBI pay for the dossier?” DeSantis asked. “I’m not in a position to answer that question,” Rosenstein responded. “Do you know the answer to the question?” the Republican DeSantis followed up. “I believe I know the answer, but the Intelligence Committee is the appropriate committee…” Rosenstein began. DeSantis interjected to assert that the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • trump calls for wapo’s dave weigel to be fired after bogus report of empty fl rally

    12/09/2017 6:41:50 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    GP ^ | December 9,2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Donald Trump slammed Washington Post politics reporter (and former Journolist) Dave Weigel for posting a photo mocking Trump for the size of the crowd at his rally Friday night in Pensacola, Florida that was actually taken well before Trump entered the venue. Weigel mockingly quoting Trump’s tweet about the rally, “Packed to the rafters”. As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier Saturday, liberals online, including the site Raw Story, were spreading a photo of the rally taken well before Trump took the stage at the Pensacola Bay Center that showed many empty sections of seats. It was falsely claimed that...
  • 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...
  • @daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was FAKE(fraud?)..should be fired

    12/09/2017 3:19:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 60 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter acoount ^ | December 9. 2017 | President Donald Trump
    .@daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an almost empty arena last night for my speech in Pensacola when, in fact, he knew the arena was packed (as shown also on T.V.). FAKE NEWS, he should be fired.
  • Trump demands, gets apology from Washington Post reporter

    12/09/2017 4:19:06 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    <p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump has demanded and received an apology from a Washington Post reporter over a photo of Trump's Florida rally on Friday.</p> <p>Trump tweeted Saturday that ".@DaveWeigel @WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in." The post included photos of the Pensacola venue as Trump spoke.</p>
  • FULL SPEECH: President Donald Trump at MASSIVE Rally in Pensacola, FL 12/8/17

    12/09/2017 5:06:31 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/8/2017 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
    Friday, December 8, 2017: RSBN's Steve Lookner, Margaret Howell and Liz Willis will be on hand as President Donald J. Trump holds a rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, FL. Watch our all day live stream coverage beginning at 2:00 PM Central time.
  • Florida Satanic Nativity Display Fail

    12/08/2017 6:29:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/7/17 | Rodney Pelletier
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Catholics celebrate after a satanic display fails to go up near a public nativity scene in Florida. In November, nearly 50,000 people signed a petition started by Return to Order — an organization associated with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) — asking the city of Boca Raton to shut down a satanic display in Sanborn Square. The satanic display, consisting of an upside-down pentagram with the words "In Satan we trust" and "May the children hail Satan," has been erected for the last two years by Preston Smith,...
  • Video shows man being shot to death after dragging cop by the leg

    12/08/2017 8:21:56 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    miami hurled ^ | 12.8.17 | MONIQUE O. MADAN
    ellphone footage showing a man being fatally shot after attacking a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy at a Lauderdale Lakes apartment complex went viral Friday. The video — taken from an apartment complex balcony Wednesday— shows 42-year-old Jean Pedro Pierre dragging Deputy Sean Youngward by his left leg. At the time, Youngward was responding to a report of a disturbance at Sunset Hills Condominium, 3610 NW 21st St.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former Jeb Bush Staffer Planted Anti-Roy Moore Coverage in Washington Post

    12/08/2017 11:24:38 AM PST · by gubamyster · 126 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 12/08/2017 | Patrick Howley
    Former Jeb Bush campaign staffer Tim Miller was responsible for giving anti-Roy Moore information to the Washington Post, according to text messages obtained by Big League Politics. Tim Miller is the co-founder of America Rising super PAC, which was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece by the Republican National Committee and the Senate Leadership Fund during the 2016 campaign cycle. Miller now works for Definers, which is a major vendor to America Rising. He served on the Bush campaign in a communications role and has since established himself as an anti-Trump Republican lauded by the anti-Trump left for his...
  • Exclusive: Taxpayers paid $220K to Settle Case Involving Rep. Alcee Hastings

    12/08/2017 4:34:11 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    Link only per publisher request. https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/alcee-hastings-sexual-harassment
  • Exclusive: Taxpayers Paid $220K to Settle Case Involving Rep. Alcee Hastings

    12/08/2017 5:26:42 PM PST · by springwater13 · 83 replies
    The Treasury Department paid $220,000 in a previously undisclosed agreement to settle a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment that involved Florida Democrat Alcee L. Hastings, according to documents obtained by Roll Call. Winsome Packer, a former staff member of a congressional commission that promotes international human rights, said in documents that the congressman touched her, made unwanted sexual advances, and threatened her job. At the time, Hastings was the chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, where Packer worked. Hastings has called Packer’s charges “ludicrous” and in documents said he never sexually harassed her. “Until this evening, I...
  • LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Rally in Pensacola, FL 12/8/17

    12/08/2017 12:13:32 PM PST · by mdittmar · 226 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting Network ^ | Dec 8, 2017 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
    Friday, December 8, 2017: RSBN's Steve Lookner, Margaret Howell and Liz Willis will be on hand as President Donald J. Trump holds a rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, FL. Watch our all day live stream coverage beginning at 2:00 PM Central time.
  • Cell Video Shows Fatal BSO Deputy-Involved Shooting in Lauderdale Lakes

    12/08/2017 9:41:59 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    42 year old Jean Pedro Peirre is seen kicking and dragging another deputy moments before he was fatally shot at the Sunset Hills Condominium. Deputy Sean Youngward responded to a disturbance at the scene and was confronted by Pierre, who attacked the deputy. Officials said Youngward used his Taser but it didn't stop Pierre from attacking him. Read more at https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=899_1512748729#uTmurb75LwyZV1wT.99