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  • GOP Governors Gather Amid Push for Disruptive Change (Reconstructive)

    11/15/2016 12:41:16 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    AP via US News & World Report ^ | November 15, 2016 | AP
    US News- The nation's Republican governors are ..... meeting in battleground Florida with an unexpected opportunity: a president-elect of their own party with political IOUs to pay, perhaps the projects the party's heads of the states prefer. Donald Trump owes no governor more than Walker, the onetime rival ... ended up endorsing the billionaire and whose state had been thought to be a Democratic firewall. AP - ... many of them see as an opportunity for "disruptive" changes to wrest power from Washington and rework health care.... Wisconsin's Scott Walker, the incoming chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said ......
  • How Hurricane Matthew could really hurt Hillary Clinton

    10/07/2016 6:47:45 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 7, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Refusing to bow to a request made by the Clinton campaign, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said his state won’t extend its Oct. 11 voter-registration deadline, despite the potential for massive devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. A lawyer working at a firm that’s represented the Clinton campaign signaled that a lawsuit may be coming soon. “Well @FLGovScott I know some folks who are gonna have the last say on this. And none of them is you. #seeyouincourt,” Perkins Coie lawyer Jean-Jacques Cabou said on Twitter.
  • Gov. Rick Scott Issues State of Emergency For All Counties in Florida Ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    10/03/2016 2:46:27 PM PDT · by Lera · 148 replies
    NBCMiami ^ | 10/3/16
    As Hurricane Matthew churns across the Caribbean, Florida officials are preparing in the event the category 4 storm moves closer toward the Sunshine State. While visiting the City of Hialeah Emergency Operations Center Monday, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for all counties in Florida Scott signed the executive order to ensure counties have resources for evacuations and shelters. "If Hurricane Matthew directly impacts Florida, there could be massive destruction which we haven't seen since Hurricane Andrew devastated Miami-Dade County in 1992," said Scott. The governor also said the National Guard is standing by if needed. He added...
  • Carlos Beruff already labeling Rubio a 'career politician'

    06/26/2016 11:08:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    politics.heraldtribune.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Zac Anderson
    It took less than 48 hours for Marco Rubio to nearly clear the field in what had been a crowded GOP U.S. Senate primary. One after another, Republican candidates — some who had campaigned for more than a year — dropped out last week rather than face Rubio, one of the GOP’s leading figures nationwide. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio reversed course this week, and is seeking re-election. The last Republican standing in the way of Rubio claiming the nomination is a brash Manatee County homebuilder who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump. Carlos Beruff seems determined to fight on regardless...
  • Political Rookie And Trump Backer Could Give Rubio Trouble

    06/26/2016 11:03:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    newstalkflorida.com ^ | 6/26/16 | James Williams
    WASHINGTON - Just last week Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced that he would seek re-election after a long presidential primary battle that saw him finish third to Donald Trump. Now it seems with the August GOP primary coming fast it seems that his biggest challenge on paper, could be someone who looks lot like Donald Trump. We know that there is no love lost between Rubio and the presumptive Republican 2016 presidential nominee. Now enter billionaire Carlos Beruff, who has endorsed Trump, he's espoused some of the same controversial beliefs, and may even have the backing of Florida Gov. Rick...
  • Rubio faces Trump-like challenger in primary (rebuff Marco with Beruff!!)

    06/26/2016 11:00:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/26/16 | Ben Kamisar
    Only one person stands in the way of Marco Rubio merging from August's Senate primary victorious--and on paper, he looks a lot like Donald Trump Millionaire Carlos Beruff has endorsed Trump, he's espoused some of the same controversial beliefs, they both have allies in Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and hasn’t been afraid to pour their millions into their bids. And while Rubio's decision to reverse course and run for reelection this week all-but cleared the field and has made him the heavy favorite, Beruff has refused to go quietly. “The voters of Florida can reelect Washington’s candidate, who has consistently...
  • Feds deny governor's request for emergency declaration after Pulse attack

    06/21/2016 12:28:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6-20-2016 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Obama administration denied millions of dollars in federal funding following the Pulse terror attack. Gov. Rick Scott requested an emergency declaration for $5 million to help response efforts and victims. Federal officials said the state application for emergency declaration did not demonstrate how emergency response is beyond the capability of state and local government.
  • Scott: Release full transcripts of Orlando gunman's calls

    06/20/2016 8:15:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 137 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-20-2016 | Americas Newsroom
    June 20, 2016 Scott: Release full transcripts of Orlando gunman's calls Florida governor says grieving victims' families deserve to the truth, calls on the Department of Justice not to scrub Omar Mateen's oath of loyalty to ISIS
  • CNN to FL Governor: Will You Accept Responsibility For Orlando Attack Also; Watch This Response!

    06/17/2016 8:31:22 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 57 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-17-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Don't they realize this is why we were attacked in the first place? Our media continues to turn a blind eye to Radical Islamic Terrorist, by blaming Republicans and our love of the 2nd Amendment. CNN has been one of the major culprits of trying to turn Americans against Americans and what they did in this video with Florida Governor Rick Scott is beyond evil. The 2nd Amendment was created to defend ourselves from the government that could become a tyrant and take our rights. Patriotic Americans will never relinquish their guns or their rights to own guns as they...
  • Florida governor: Obama hasn't called me

    06/14/2016 6:17:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    politico.com ^ | Nick Gass
    In the wake of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, Rick Scott received phone calls from George W. Bush and Donald Trump, the Republican governor of Florida said Tuesday. He's still waiting on a call from President Barack Obama, however. Speaking to Brian Kilmeade on "Fox & Friends" from Orlando, Florida, Scott shared details of both calls. During his call with the 43rd president, Scott said Bush told him that he and former first lady Laura Bush "were praying for us, and anything he could do, he would love to be helpful." As far as Obama is...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • Rick Scott to RNC: No 'monkey business'

    04/21/2016 12:11:08 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 21, 2016 | Mike Caputo
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott passed up a chance to urge Republican National Committee members to support his preferred presidential candidate, Donald Trump. But he warned them: no “monkey-business.” “We’ve got to be transparent,” Scott told a packed room of RNC officials Thursday at their spring meeting in Hollywood, Fla., implicitly telling them not to cut back-room deals that would undercut the frontrunner or, in Trump’s terms, “rig” the process. “We can’t take a chance that we’re accused of any monkey-business. Tricks. Stunts. Anything,” Scott said in his brief remarks during which he received polite applause.
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott Capitulates to Left-Wing Special Interests

    04/19/2016 5:26:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Last month, I wrote about some important legislation in Florida that would modernize that stateÂ’s harsh alimony and child custody laws. Florida is lagging behind many states which have updated these laws to reflect the fact that most women now work outside of the home and that children need both parents to thrive, regardless of whether their parents are living together or apart. Sadly, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) capitulated to intense lobbying by liberal special interest groups and vetoed the bill. The bill had immense support, passing both houses of the Florida legislature by super-majority margins. The governorÂ’s office...
  • Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott’s exchange with Starbucks heckler

    04/07/2016 6:52:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/6/16 | AMY SHERMAN AND JOSHUA GILLI
    It starts like a joke — Gov. Rick Scott walks into a Gainesville Starbucks — but one patron wasn’t laughing. Scott stopped in at the coffee chain for a cup Tuesday after touring the recently opened factory and headquarters for biopharmaceutical company Nanotherapeutics. Cara Jennings, a former Lake Worth city commissioner, saw Scott in the downtown store and ripped into him, from her seat, over health insurance and cuts to women’s health services, and calling him an expletive
  • VIDEO: Hysterical liberal woman shrieks at Gov. Rick Scott in Florida Starbucks

    04/06/2016 5:46:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/06/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Today's rude, shrill left-wing hero. As I write this, the video has 259,127 views, which is pretty good for one day. What liberal can resist a shrieking, hysterical woman calling a Republican governor an a**hole as he’s trying to order coffee at Starbucks? Any ideas as to why she can’t find a good job? (Video below) Here’s something to chew on: Last Friday I attended a corporate reception in downtown Detroit and I had the occasion to be introduced to a Democrat member of Congress of whom I am decidedly not a fan. I don’t know if she knew who...
  • Florida dropping CCW costs for its 1.5 million carriers

    03/31/2016 8:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | Chris Eger
    Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed a measure into law that, among other changes, drops the fees for Florida concealed weapon licenses. The 80-page appropriations bill dealing with Commerce and Tourism for the state was crammed with everything from exempting water-related amusement rides to authorizing tax collector offices and passed the state legislature without a single “nay” vote in either chamber. Relating to concealed carry permits, it reduced the license fee from $70 to $60 on the initial application and from $60 to $50 for renewals.
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    03/29/2016 9:38:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
    Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill that would revoke taxpayer funding from the Planned Parenthood abortion business and any other clinics that also do abortions. Earlier in March, the Florida Senate passed the bill, sending it to Scott’s desk. Like many other pieces of legislation introduced across the U.S. in recent months, the bill came in response to a series of undercover videos showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies’ body parts. The bill would defund the Planned Parenthood Florida affiliate of taxpayer dollars, and require abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges or patient transfer...
  • Old questions resurface as Attorney General Pam Bondi endorses Trump

    03/19/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by tallyhoe · 52 replies
    MIami Herald ^ | Mar 14. 2016 | By Michael Auslen
    TALLAHASSEE Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday became the first big-name Republican official in the state to endorse Donald Trump for president. At a rally in her hometown of Tampa, the state’s top legal officer — the woman Trump called “the most popular person in Florida, by far” — praised the Republican front runner as an outsider who will keep Americans safe. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article65995972.html#storylink=cpy
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott Endorses Donald Trump

    03/16/2016 9:43:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | PAOLA CHAVEZ
    Just a day after his state rendered its judgment in the Republican primary -- handing over all of its 99 GOP delegates to Donald Trump -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged his fellow Republicans to “coalesce” behind the New York businessman. Scott, 63, called on Republicans to "come together" in a Facebook post today. "With his victories yesterday, I believe it is now time for Republicans to accept and respect the will of the voters and coalesce behind Donald Trump," he wrote. The Florida governor said voters spoke clearly in last night's contest. "This has been a hard fought primary,...
  • Hillary Clinton Demands Florida Gov Veto Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, Calls It “Dangerous”

    03/10/2016 10:37:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Fresh from her answer in a Fox News forum earlier this week where she made it clear she thinks unborn children should have no rights before birth, pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is today making a demand of pro-life Florida Governor Rick Scott. In a series of tweets posted on Twitter, Clinton is demanding that Governor Scott veto a bill the Florida legislature approved that would defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The legislation would also require abortion doctors to meet certain health and safety standards — the same kind of health standards employed at legitimate medical clinics that...