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  • Congressman Alan Grayson speaks to local residents about immigration issues

    03/01/2015 4:31:21 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    WFTV ^ | 3/1/2015 | WFTV
    APOPKA, Fla. — U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson spoke at an Apopka event Sunday intended to support and educate residents about President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration. Funding for the Department of Homeland Security will last only through the end of the week. A long-term solution has not yet been reached because of the ongoing debate over immigration. Channel 9’s Janai Norman spoke to a local family caught in the middle of the debate. The Manceras are immigrants from Mexico and for more than 18 years, they’ve been stuck in the immigration process. “There (are) families that may be...
  • Yeah, Democrats Don’t Want Wasserman Schultz To Run For Senate Either

    02/28/2015 11:32:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/22/15 | Matt Vespa
    By now, you’ve probably heard about cannabis-gate. DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz allegedly put a deal forward where she would switch positions on medicinal marijuana if a Democratic donor withdrew criticism of her for not backing a related statewide initiative last year; it was defeated by a narrow margin. John Morgan, the donor who slammed Schultz for not backing the measure, contributed heavily to the pro-medical marijuana campaign. Of course, Schultz has denied the consideration of any deal regarding this debacle. Yet, there’s more; Democrats don’t want Debbie to run either. She’s turned off many within Democratic circles, with...
  • William Shatner reveals he will miss Leonard Nimoy’s funeral: ‘I feel really awful’

    02/28/2015 1:51:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 83 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 28, 2015 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    William Shatner has revealed he will be unable to attend Leonard Nimoy’s funeral. The actor took to Twitter Saturday to lament that due to prior obligations, he will miss his “Star Trek” co-star and friend’s funeral on Sunday. “I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight,” he wrote. “Leonard's funeral is tomorrow. I can't make it back in time.”
  • Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

    02/28/2015 2:26:30 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    Montana Public Radio ^ | 2-28-2015 | GREG ALLEN
    In Florida, archaeologists are investigating a site that a century ago sparked a scientific controversy. Today, it's just a strip of land near an airport. But in 1915, it was a spot that became world-famous because of the work of Elias Sellards, Florida's state geologist. Sellards led a scientific excavation of the site, where workers digging a drainage canal found fossilized animal bones and then, human remains. Andy Hemmings of Mercyhurst University is the lead archaeologist on a project that has picked up where Sellards left off a century ago. "Quite literally, where we're standing, they found what they, at...
  • Shattuck: Walker walks the walk at CPAC

    02/28/2015 7:02:45 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 02/28/15 | Tom Shattuck
    Big Government Sucks.” That’s the slogan of the hordes of young people at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The lesson from this year’s CPAC was that if you wanted to win over this energetic crowd it behooved you to be succinct and rebellious — like that three-word slogan — when taking the stage. Chris Christie used tough talk. Scott Walker used down-home exuberance. Ted Cruz called out every party save for the Tea Party for talking the talk but not walking the walk. And they received tepid passing grades from CPAC’s most energetic demographic. Jeb Bush, however, missed the mark,...
  • Jeb Bush to CPAC: Yes, I support a path to legalization for illegal immigrants

    02/27/2015 8:03:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 27, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Seeing some oohing and aahing online this afternoon among political media that Jeb didn’t pander to CPAC’s very conservative crowd on Common Core or immigration (“he stuck to his guns!”), but what would he have gained by doing that? Remember, for all the hype in 2012 that Romney was shifting to the center to run as a technocrat instead of as the culture warrior he ran as in 2008, he was still a fairly doctrinaire righty on most issues, the notable exception of RomneyCare aside. That’s what the “severely conservative” nonsense was all about in his CPAC speech three years...
  • SESSIONS VS. JEB: BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE GOP

    02/27/2015 3:22:38 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — In a surprise speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) unloaded on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush—systematically dismantling Bush’s push for amnesty and a massive increase in guest workers from around the world. “Right now, there are two conferences—one of them in public where candidates are out there having to speak and defend and answer questions on their views and on their positions on important issues facing America,” Sessions said to open up his remarks to the Breitbart News-sponsored meet-and-greet with CPAC activists. “Many people at this conference here and watching...
  • Dozens of CPAC Attendees Walk Out on Jeb Bush

    02/27/2015 12:15:43 PM PST · by C19fan · 112 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 27, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Scores of CPAC attendees began to file out as soon as Jeb Bush started speaking with talk show host Sean Hannity this afternoon,which did eventually garner plenty of applause. After exiting the main auditorium at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the protesting attendees began chanting “USA, USA” and “Stand with Rand.” Despite the sign of defiance, the main ballroom was as packed for Bush’s talk as it had been for any other 2016 contender, including Scott Walker and Rand Paul. Bush’s comments attracted cheers from some parts of the ballroom, which was more packed than it had been at any...
  • VANITY: There's a rumor the audience will walk out on Jeb Bush's speech at CPAC

    02/27/2015 8:16:41 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 86 replies
    2/27/15 | ME
    Chris Plante reported this last hour doing his show at the convention. Can anyone confirm? Thanks...
  • Confirmed: Jeb Bush did bus in supporters to CPAC

    02/27/2015 8:49:15 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 41 replies
    Just as I suspected. Jeb Bush via his Right to Rise PAC suppose in supporters to sit at CPAC during his Q and A with Hannity earlier today. The people who didn’t walk out of Bush’s Q/A stayed and booed. But there were a smattering of applause. Now we know where it came from. Just like a leftist progressive, Jeb Bush had to bus in supporters to make it appears as if the crowd was in his favor. George Soros would be proud.
  • Jeb Bush was very, very good at CPAC today ("He looked ... presidential")[Hurl warning]

    02/27/2015 11:32:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix Blog ^ | February 27, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Did people walk out when Jeb Bush started speaking at CPAC today in Maryand? Sure. Did he get heckled and booed at times during his q and a with conservative commentator Sean Hannity? Sure. Did Bush more than hold his own with an audience that was ready to embarrass him in front of every national reporter in the country? Yes. Bush was energetic -- maybe due at least in part to nervousness in facing a testy crowd -- and informed. He refused to back down -- particularly on immigration -- from positions that he knew would be unpopular with the...
  • CENTRAL FLORIDA FREEP needed

    02/27/2015 9:26:55 AM PST · by GILTN1stborn · 16 replies
    Internet ^ | Feb 27, 2015 | me
    FREEP Needed - a FREEP is needed here to protest amnesty. Lewis Leftist Gutierrez is coming to Florida to raise hell. He is an Illinois "representative" so who is funding his travels? This center has been in the news previously. It was on the lists of places that were accepting illegal "children". It is my understanding that the center coaches and assists illegals in the navigation of obtaining government handouts. Gutierrez is listed as a valuable supporter.
  • Bullying leads to moms fighting on school bus; teenager stabbed

    02/27/2015 6:53:39 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 26, 2015 | Joe Cavaretta and Linda Trischitta
    The girl's hand was stabbed during the fracas and she was taken for treatment to Broward Health North hospital in Deerfield Beach, Carter said. "This could have been much, much worse, because the mother of the bullied child was actually heading back to her vehicle to retrieve her firearm when we arrived on the scene," Carter said. Demps will be charged with felony possession of a firearm and aggravated battery, Carter said. The knife used in the stabbing belonged to Demps, and the other mother was also armed with a blade, according to the Sheriff's Office.
  • Bush in the conservative hot seat

    02/27/2015 5:08:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2015 | Jonathan Easley 216 84
    Jeb Bush’s likely presidential candidacy will face its first major test on Friday when he addresses a rowdy group of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It’s a critical moment for the former Florida governor as he looks to convince conservatives that he appeals to more than just the GOP establishment. Jeb Bush’s likely presidential candidacy will face its first major test on Friday when he addresses a rowdy group of activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It’s a critical moment for the former Florida governor as he looks to convince conservatives that he appeals to...
  • Supreme Court Justice Kagan uses Dr. Seuss in case argument

    02/26/2015 6:52:24 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 02/25/2015 | By Phillip Swarts
    When the Supreme Court announced its decision Wednesday on whether a fisherman should be charged under Wall Street regulatory laws, Justice Elena Kagan decided to include an unusual judicial argument: Dr. Seuss. In 2007 in Florida, law enforcement officials confronted fisherman John Yates, saying he had caught several red groupers that were too small. Mr. Yates then tossed the fish overboard. But he was charged under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which sought to punish the destruction of physical evidence in wake of the Enron scandal where accountants shredded thousands of documents. In a 5-4 decision announced Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled...
  • Rubio And Rokita's RAISE Act Restores A Little Bit Of Freedom In Labor Relations Law

    02/26/2015 5:58:34 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 25, 2015 | George Leef
    Should workers have the freedom to make their own contracts? Long ago, they did. Back in 1905, the Supreme Court held in Lochner v. New York (which I discussed recently on Forbes) that the state could not dictate to bakery employees how many hours they were allowed to work in a week. Unfortunately, freedom of contract is one of those rights that “progressives” and collectivists regard as unimportant – one that legislators and bureaucrats can whittle away as long as they claim that doing so somehow advances “the public good.” One of the many federal statutes that interfere with freedom...
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott Proposes $470 Million in Communications Services Tax Relief

    02/25/2015 12:38:51 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 2 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-25-15 | Kati Siconolfi
    Great news for consumers in Florida: Governor Rick Scott has proposed $470 million in communications services tax relief. Governor Scott’s proposed budget would reduce the communications services tax for mobile, cable services and non-residential landlines by 39 percent. Furthermore, his proposed budget would also reduce the communications services tax for satellite services by 27 percent. Under the governor’s budget proposal, a family spending an average of $100 a month on cell phone, cable and satellite television services could save about $43 a year. Currently, Florida’s state and local communications services tax is one of the highest in the nation, with...
  • Florida Cop Drags Mentally Ill Woman Through Courthouse Like a Suitcase

    02/24/2015 2:09:59 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/24/2015 | Emily Shire
    Just minutes after being declared mentally incompetent, a shackled Dasyl Jeanette Rios was tugged by her feet down a courthouse hallway. “All I wanted to do was sob for a few minutes. Cry. I wanted to cry for a few minutes because my life is in your hands,” Dasyl Jeanette Rios said, wailing, as she was pulled by a Broward Sheriff’s deputy with her feet shackled through a Florida courthouse on Monday. The 28-year-old woman had just been declared mentally incompetent before she was dragged like a suitcase through the hallways by Christopher Johnson. The disturbing incident was captured on...
  • Florida mother sends badly bruised child to school wearing T-shirt proclaiming ‘good woopin’

    02/24/2015 1:06:50 PM PST · by redreno · 63 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 02/24/2015 | By Elahe Izadi
    The child arrived at a Florida school Friday with bruises all over. But it was the T-shirt the child was wearing that gave it away. “I currently have all F’s in all of my classes. I am not aloud to have a boyfriend no time soon,” the shirt read. “So back off before I get another good woopin like I got last night.” That attempt at public shaming led to the arrest Friday of Melany Joyce Alexander, 31, who was charged with child abuse. She posted a $2,500 bond a day later. “She beat the child with a belt, and...
  • DOJ to Announce No Charges in Trayvon Martin's Death

    02/24/2015 9:59:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 2/24/15
    ....ABC News has learned Martin’s family will soon be notified that the Justice Department will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. Thursday marks three years to the day since Martin was killed. Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.
  • FL: Anonymous Internet Source Claims to be Crooked Cop, gives details

    02/23/2015 2:40:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    An anonymous Internet source posting as "Guest" has started a firestorm on a forum for the Palm Beach County Sheriff Office, titled pbsotalk.com.   The original post, titled "Tricks of the trade - let's exchange!" deals with how to plant evidence to cause problems for someone they arrest who has aroused their ire.  Here is the original post: I was lucky to get a really good FTO when I started almost 15 years ago. He taught me to always keep learning new skills and techniques. It's not always easy to do being in a zone with the same old people...
  • Opinion: The far right fears Jeb Bush’s success

    02/23/2015 12:18:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Market Watch ^ | February 23, 2015 | Paul Brandus, White House bureau chief, West Wing Reports
    One of the more memorable moments during the last presidential campaign was a GOP debate in August, 2011. Fox’s Bret Baier asked the eight candidates if they would agree to $1 in new taxes for every $10 in spending cuts. Not one person raised his (or her) hand. Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Richard Nixon—all tax hikers at one point or another during their presidencies—would have raised their hands, and might have been booed off stage. That’s how much the Republican party has changed. Which brings us to Jeb Bush. During his eight years as governor of Florida (1999-2007),...
  • FL:Armed and Alert Business Owner Stops Crime Spree

    02/23/2015 11:28:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    An alert and armed business owner made a citizens arrest of the third suspect in a string of over 40 burglaries.   Police had distributed email alerts describing the suspect, and Charles Fouche, owner of Beach Pawn Shop was able to get the drop on the suspect, William Hasencamp.  Link to video of the encounter Mr. Fouche, along with a number of other jewelery and gold dealers had been sent pictures of the suspect, who police believed to be the ringleader of the three man team.  The other two suspects had already been arrested. The police had described the suspect...
  • Body found naked with gunshot wound on Jupiter beach [FL], police say

    02/23/2015 8:28:24 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 53 replies
    sun sentinel ^ | 2-23-15 | Adam Sacasa
    Police are investigating a body found on a Jupiter beach naked with a gunshot wound early Monday. A person found the man, who appeared to be in his late 50's, at about 6:50 a.m. in the 200 block of Ocean Trail Way, according to a Jupiter Police news release. Police examined the body and discovered a gunshot wound. appeared to be on the beach for a "significant amount of time," Jupiter police spokesman Sgt. Scott Pascarella said. The identity of the man is currently unknown. "This investigation is currently being considered a suspicious death until further investigation can be conducted,"...
  • This man is not a “moderate”: Why Jeb Bush is more conservative than you think

    02/23/2015 6:56:19 AM PST · by deport · 75 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    According to the dominant media narrative, Jeb Bush runs to the center. But history tells a different story Election Day 2016 is just a bit less than two years away, so you’ve got more than enough time to prepare. But if you’re not numb to it already, get used to this phrase, because you’re going to hear it constantly in the weeks and months to come: “Jeb Bush, the moderate former governor of Florida…” In terms of convenient but factually dubious crutches that will be leaned on constantly by the horse-race media, the “Bush-the-moderate” narrative is poised to blow its...
  • Ted Cruz Comes to Florida to Attack Jeb Bush on Common Core

    02/22/2015 6:48:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jeff Henderson
    Ted Cruz came to Jacksonville Friday night and called out Jeb Bush on Common Core. More so than most of the other Republicans testing the waters for 2016, Cruz has taken shots at Bush over Common Core. But this time Cruz fired away at Bush in his own backyard. Cruz said he and Bush had “significant policy disagreements” on Common Core and would not weigh in if the former Florida governor was a conservative, saying that was something voters had to decide for themselves. Of course, Cruz also touched on other topics -- repeal Obamacare, get rid of the IRS...
  • Documents Show The Expensive Tastes Of Jeb Bush’s Low-Key Wife [GOP-e?]

    02/22/2015 4:24:38 PM PST · by Steelfish · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | Karen Tumulty and Alice Crites
    Documents Show The Expensive Tastes Of Jeb Bush’s Low-Key Wife Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email More Options By Karen Tumulty and Alice Crites February 22 In 1999, Columba Bush, the famously private wife of then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was detained and fined by federal customs officials for misrepresenting the amount of clothing and jewelry she had bought while on a solo five-day shopping spree in Paris. The incident left the Florida first lady deeply mortified and her husband politically chagrined. Jeb Bush said the first lady had misled customs officials because she...
  • Tribe threatens to grow pot if casino isn't allowed near Pensacola

    02/22/2015 4:36:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PENSACOLA — A small, Alabama-based Indian tribe that wants to expand its casinos into the Sunshine State might adopt a hardball negotiating stance: Let us offer gambling in a few Florida locations, or we could consider growing and selling marijuana on our property. The prospect of selling pot is just one "what if" scenario that tribal leaders say is possible. But what the Poarch Creek Band of Indians want now is for Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled Legislature to take them seriously and approve a compact with the tribe that would allow a casino....
  • Report: Wasserman Schultz Wanted to Paint Obama as ‘Anti-Woman,’ ‘Anti-Semitic’ If Ousted

    02/22/2015 1:42:51 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 02/22/2015 | Andrew Desiderio
    Buried inside a Politico report about Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz‘s (D-FL) future aspirations was an interesting revelation: “When [Wasserman Schultz] sensed Obama was considering replacing her as chair in 2013, she began to line up supporters to suggest the move was both anti-woman and anti-Semitic.”Wasserman Schultz is reportedly very much at odds with White House staffers, and rarely even speaks with President Barack Obama.The report mainly focuses on Wasserman Schultz’s political future, and whether she should stay on as DNC chair through the 2016 campaign, co-chair a likely Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, or even run for Senate in...
  • Rubio Schools Republicans On How to Handle MSM's Gotcha' Questions

    02/21/2015 2:57:00 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 21, 2015 | Rip Curl
    In the 2016 campaign, presidential candidates are, apparently, going to be responsible for what other candidates say and, what the heck, anything a former politician of the same party might say -- even if he last won office nearly 20 years ago.* ... (* Applies only to Republicans.)
  • Marco Rubio’s White House prospects look brighter

    02/21/2015 7:25:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Myrtle Beach Sun News ^ | February 20, 2015 | David Lightman
    Marco Rubio is hot again. The junior senator from Florida is in the midst of a comeback, fueled by a self-assured stand against easing relations with Cuba, some savvy campaigning in Iowa and a meeting that impressed well-heeled donors. He still faces a daunting path to the White House. Voters in his own state would rather he seek a second Senate term in 2016. He’s no longer the only bright young Republican star in the field. And he continues to come under fire for a shift on immigration, particularly from the Latino community that Republicans want to woo. Rubio seems...
  • RUBIO TO SKIP VOTE FOR DHS FUNDING BILL BLOCKING OBAMA AMNESTY TO TEST PRESIDENTIAL WATERS IN NH

    02/21/2015 2:49:38 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 2015 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Rubio To Skip Vote For DHS Funding Bill Blocking Obama Amnesty To Test Presidential Waters In NH AP Photo by Matthew Boyle20 Feb 2015Washington, DC0 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will miss a crucial vote in the U.S. Senate next week. Senate Republicans will try to break the Democrat filibuster of a House-passed bill that funds the entire Department of Homeland Security (DHS) but blocks funding for President Obama’s executive amnesty. Rubio will miss the vote because he’ll be in New Hampshire, testing the waters for a potential presidential campaign.“Rubio will be in New Hampshire early next week, where he’s going...
  • Grover Norquist Stars in Daytona 500 Ad Promoting More Immigration (George Soros funded)

    02/21/2015 6:35:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 21, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Grover Norquist stars in a pro-immigration ad that a George Soros-funded pro-amnesty group is running this weekend at Daytona International Speedway during the Daytona 500. The National Immigration Forum ad promotes increased immigration. “Immigration is part of the secret sauce that makes America work,” Norquist says in the ad. “More people are a resource, they’re an asset; they’re not a liability.” Ali Noorani, the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, said that, “at the end of the day, immigration is about people, not politics. “We need to welcome immigrants and afford them the opportunity, skills and status they need...
  • Second Amendment Rights Squashed in Florida

    02/21/2015 11:08:03 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    You have all heard the story of Dale Norman, the man in Fort Pierce who walked out of his house with his freshly minted Florida concealed carry license and was arrested because he did not realize his firearm was partially exposed. According to the non-profit, non-partisan, and grassroots organization, Florida Carry, which is also helping to fund Mr. Norman’s defense, “The County Court judge also did not fully consider the Second Amendment or the Right to Bear Arms under the Florida Constitution; denying those motions to dismiss the case because the question of the right to bear arms “is for...
  • Is New York Times Smearing Jameis Winston?

    02/21/2015 8:16:22 AM PST · by mikeus_maximus · 20 replies
    Real Clear Sports ^ | February 17, 2015 | Stuart Taylor, Jr.
    The New York Times has devoted enormous resources to covering this controversy - more than 40 articles, including a 5,200-word piece by three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Walt Bogdanich -- probing the legal processes that have cleared Winston. But the newspaper’s coverage has been characterized by the same selective and agenda-driven presentation of the facts it faults Florida authorities for exhibiting. The accuser, anonymous until last month, has now publicly identified herself and told her story in “The Hunting Ground.” Her name is Erica Kinsman. In her version of events, she was not only raped by Winston but also mistreated by...
  • Great Scott, What Is the Florida Governor Thinking?

    02/20/2015 10:20:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 20, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Florida Governor Rick Scott has opened the door to illegal aliens voting in Florida elections. He has decided that Florida will not appeal a ruling that limited the state’s ability to remove illegal aliens and non-citizens from Florida’s voter rolls. Even Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi opposes Scott’s abandonment of the appeal. But do non-citizens and illegal aliens actually vote in Florida elections? Yes, hundreds of times, and more. Meet Yvonne Wigglesworth. Wigglesworth was but one of hundreds of non-citizens found by local news media investigative reports as having voted in multiple Florida elections. Wigglesworth is not a citizen. John...
  • Debbie's damage control

    02/19/2015 6:04:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/19/2015 | MARC CAPUTO
    Wasserman Schultz’s office said she’d switch positions on medical pot if a donor took back his criticism, emails show. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office offered to change her position on medical marijuana if a major Florida donor recanted his withering criticism of her, according to emails obtained by POLITICO. The proposal to Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan was straightforward: retract critical statements he made to a reporter in return for Wasserman Schultz publicly backing his cannabis initiative that she had trashed just months earlier. Morgan declined the offer with a sharp email reply sent to a go-between,...
  • Cops investigate deadly shooting at 'Obama Food Mart'

    02/18/2015 8:11:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    myfoxtampabay.com ^ | Feb. 17, 2015 | Steve Nichols
    ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - Police are investigating a shooting at a local food mart Tuesday morning. Investigators with the St. Petersburg Police Department said it happened outside the Obama Express Food Mart at 1400 18th Ave. South around 3 a.m. when a man, identified as 23-year-old Jhai-quel Rai-Tez Black entered the store after an argument outside. Security guards asked Black to leave, but said he refused and pulled out a gun. The guards fired theirs first, shooting and killing Black at the scene. Detectives are reviewing the store's surveillance footage and will forward their findings to the State Attorney's...
  • New at the mall: Fierce black-mob attacks

    02/18/2015 6:45:48 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/18/2015 | Unknown
    A mall in Ocoee, Florida, has been forced to impose a curfew after as many as 900 black teenagers, mostly girls, stormed a theater inside the mall so they could see the sexual bondage-themed film, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” on Valentine’s Day. According to WKMG-TV in Florida, hundreds of middle- and high-school students rushed the AMC Theater at the West Oaks Mall after not being allowed into the R-rated movie. Some reports indicate the riot was organized on social media weeks in advance.
  • Marco Rubio tops list of absentee lawmakers

    02/18/2015 7:12:18 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/18/2015 | Nick Gass
    If there were a perfect attendance award for Congress, Sen. Susan Collins would get it. Since taking office in 1997, the Maine Republican hasn’t missed a vote in 5,788 opportunities. But some of her colleagues have missed quite a few over the years. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) have been absent from the most votes in their respective chambers, according to a new analysis by Vocativ in partnership with GovTrack.us. Of 1,198 total votes, Rubio has missed 99, or 8.3 percent, since taking office in January 2011. Conyers, who is currently the longest-serving member in either...
  • Police: Security guards kill armed man at Obama mart in St. Pete [FL]

    02/18/2015 7:22:21 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 21 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | February 17, 2015 | Chris Hopper, Reporter
    2014 file mug shot of deceasedST. PETERSBURG An armed man was shot and killed by security guards at a south St. Petersburg convenience store early Tuesday, police said.Jhai-quel Rai-Tez Black, 23, of St. Petersburg was arguing with another man as they entered the Obama Express Food Market at 1400 18th Ave. S around 3:30 a.m., police said. Black refused orders to leave and, at some point, produced a gun and started waving it around. The security guards, who had been patrolling the area outside of the store, came inside and shot him, according to police. The incident was recorded by...
  • Vandals set fire at Florida church, write 'Allahu Akbar'

    02/17/2015 3:01:46 PM PST · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    WKMG ^ | Feb 17, 2015 | Daniel Dahm
    A possible hate crime is under investigation after a fire was set at a Central Florida church, where vandals also spray-painted "Allahu Akbar."
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz considering 2016 Senate bid (for Rubio's seat)

    02/17/2015 11:49:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | February 17, 2015 | Marc Caputo
    Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chair, is strongly considering a bid for U.S. Senate, calculating that having Hillary Clinton at the top of the 2016 ticket would help lift her candidacy in a year-of-the-woman campaign. Driving Wasserman Schultz’s interest: the increasing likelihood that Sen. Marco Rubio will run for the White House and that he ultimately won’t seek reelection in 2016, Democratic insiders familiar with her thinking say.
  • Why Jeb Bush is Likely to Win the Republican Nomination

    02/17/2015 7:52:22 AM PST · by pinochet · 140 replies
    I need to mention a fact that many freepers will find painful and upsetting. In the 20th Century, Country Club Republicans had greater influence in selecting Republican nominees for President, than grassroots Republicans. There are only 2 notable exceptions when the establishment candidate did not win - 1964 and 1980. In 1964, the Republican establishment was deeply divided. Three Republican candidates from extremely wealthy, Old Money, WASP families were on the ballot. They were Governor Nelson Rockefeller from New York, Governor William Scranton from Pennsylvania, and former Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. from Massachusetts. Lodge did not formally enter the...
  • Jeb Bush Named In Lawsuit, “Final Order Of Foreclosure”

    02/16/2015 5:01:06 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 26 replies
    shark tank ^ | February 12, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is hands down the conservative frontrunner in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race, has quickly jumped out in front of all of the other potential Republican presidential candidates in fundraising and grassroots outreach. But before Bush can claim the 2016 GOP nomination for president, Jeb first needs to try to win over the Republican conservative base. Grassroots conservatives do not want Bush as the GOP nominee for president because they feel that he is too soft on immigration reform, as well as being the most outspoken supporter and promoter of national education standards, better...
  • Bubble? Meet The $25 Million Grilled-Cheese Truck

    02/16/2015 12:41:32 PM PST · by Lorianne · 49 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09 February 2015 | Zero Hedge, Tim Price via Sovereign Man blog,
    Markets are allowed their petty indiscretions, of course. But these petty indiscretions seem to be piling up. Bloomberg last week drew attention to the fact that shares of The Grilled Cheese Truck Inc. had commenced trading on the OTCQX marketplace under the ticker GRLD: “Let’s look at the fundamentals of the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based company. Based on the 18 million shares outstanding and a recent stock price of $6 the company has a market value of about $108 million. No matter how much you like grilled cheese… I can’t see this as a reasonable valuation. “If you go to the...
  • GOP Strategist: Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush Carry Same Odds in 2016

    02/16/2015 9:53:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 16, 2015 | Drew MacKenzie
    A leading Republican consultant has ranked the top 10 presidential candidates for 2016 while claiming that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has about the same odds of winning the party’s nomination as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, The Washington Post reported. The unnamed strategist divided the GOP race for 2016 into "four lanes" — establishment, tea party, social conservative and libertarian, according to the newspaper. Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are the leading candidates in establishment, the largest lane, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is battling it out with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum...
  • GUNFIRE ERUPTS as Nearly 1000 ‘Teens’ Storm Movie Theater – Loot Gas Station in Florida

    02/16/2015 8:29:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/15/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    The West Oaks Mall in Ocoee, Florida was the scene of a St. Valentine’s Day riot by nearly one thousand middle and high school students, several of them armed, who stormed a movie theater at the mall and then looted a nearby gas station Police reported gun shots were fired in the air by the ‘teens’, but that no one was wounded. Estimates of the size of the mob range from around 800 to 900. Only one person was reported to be arrested. WESH-TV in Orlando, Florida reported on the riot. “Investigators said about 800 teens tried to rush into...
  • Deputies: Hundreds of teens storm Ocoee theater (Orlando, FL)

    02/16/2015 5:16:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    WKMG Orlando ^ | February 15, 2015 | Cathleigh Winningham
    There was a chaotic scene at an Ocoee movie theater, after deputies said hundreds of teens stormed the building, trying to get in for free. Deputies told Local 6 it happened Saturday night at the AMC Theater at the West Oaks Mall.
  • Shots fired as hundreds of teens rush Ocoee movie theater (FL mall)

    02/15/2015 1:58:50 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 167 replies
    mynews13.com ^ | February 15, 2015 | Lena Vargas
    OCOEE -- Gunfire erupted late Saturday night at the West Oaks Mall as hundreds of teenagers rushed the mall's movie theater. Ocoee police were called to the mall to help control a large, hostile crowd. Orange County deputies said 800-900 middle school and high school students tried to rush into the theater without paying. Ocoee police said 200-300 made it inside. Police said the juveniles and young adults were causing a disturbance in the food court and movie theater area of the mall. Police said a large group rushed into the theater and continued causing a disturbance there. Orange County...