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  • Did You Know Alan Grayson Is Running for Senate? Few Do.

    05/22/2024 6:58:03 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 24 replies
    NOTUS ^ | April 11, 2024 | Alex Roarty
    The former Democratic star is running a campaign that few people seem to even know about while soliciting money from grassroots donors and retiring debt. Alan Grayson was once one of the loudest Democrats in Congress. He’s now running for Senate in near silence while retiring years’ worth of campaign debt. Grayson’s campaign eschews in-person events, only rarely appears in local media and attracts so little attention in Florida that at least one local Democratic Party leader didn’t know it existed until this week. It is, however, actively soliciting donations from grassroots Democratic donors across the country — in what...
  • Rick Scott joins three-way Senate leadership race to replace McConnell

    05/22/2024 4:28:00 PM PDT · by RandFan · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/22/24 5:44 PM ET | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON -
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) on Wednesday announced he will join the race to replace retiring Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), throwing a wild card in the race to head a potential new Senate GOP majority in 2025. Scott’s decision to jump into the race gives his Senate Republican colleagues a more conservative alternative to Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), who announced their ambitions to succeed McConnell earlier this year. While Thune and Cornyn are highly respected conservative senators, they haven’t been as willing to challenge McConnell’s leadership as Scott, who has urged Senate Republicans to develop...
  • Sen. Rick Scott enters race to succeed McConnell as GOP Senate leader

    05/22/2024 3:33:35 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 22, 2024 | Kate Santaliz and Zoë Richards
    Other contenders for the role include Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the former whip Sen. Rick Scott of Florida announced Wednesday that he is jumping into the race to succeed Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell after he leaves the post later this year.
  • Florida Abortion Businesses Caught Paying Women to Seek Out-Of-State Abortions

    05/21/2024 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 21, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    Florida has a new heartbeat law that protects babies from abortions starting at 6 weeks when their heartbeat can be detected. However, a new undercover campaign has caught abortion businesses in the state paying women to seek abortions in other states. Recent undercover audio has demonstrated that abortion centers in Florida are not killing babies after a detectable heartbeat (around 6 weeks), but instead are paying women to get out-of-state abortions, as the pro-life group Created Equal informed LifeNews today. According to reports from Florida sidewalk counselors, the volume of women seeking abortions in Florida has not decreased since the...
  • Miami meteorologist airs unusual climate warning on record heat day, urges people vote

    05/21/2024 2:56:48 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 28 replies
    Axios ^ | 5/20/2024 | Martin Vassolo , Andrew Freedma
    Amid a record-breaking heat wave, a Miami TV weathercaster had an urgent message for his viewers over the weekend: Go vote if you want to fight climate change. Why it matters: NBC 6 meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin challenged Florida's climate policies and warned viewers about politicians who don't believe in climate change.
  • Hundreds of nursing homes in Florida forced to close due to surging property insurance rates

    05/20/2024 8:31:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/20/2024 | Ariel Zilber
    Hundreds of nursing homes in Florida have been forced to shut their doors over the past five years because of the soaring cost of commercial property insurance in the state. In the five-year period ending in 2023, an average of 146 nursing homes or assisted-living facilities in Florida have closed each year, according to the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration. During that same five-year period, commercial property insurance premiums rose 125% in Florida. Last year alone, annual premiums rose by around 27% in the state, according to Bloomberg News.
  • Rubio: I Support Mass Deportation, We Have to Do Something Dramatic to Remove Illegal Immigrants

    05/19/2024 3:06:10 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2024 | Pam Key
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he supported mass deportation of illegal immigrants because the numbers call for something dramatic. Host Kristen Welker said, “If reelected, Donald Trump said he is willing to put migrant detention camps and to deport more than 11 million undocumented immigrants, and it would be the largest deportation plan in American history. Do you support that plan?” Rubio said, “Eleven million, that was the number ten years ago. We’re talking upwards of 25 to 30 million.” He continued, “The answer to your question is yes. We cannot absorb 25,...
  • Harrowing video shows gang members with automatic weapons open fire on rivals in Florida neighborhood

    05/19/2024 9:00:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/19/24 | Isabel Keane
    Harrowing video captured the moment gang members with automatic weapons opened fire in a south Florida neighborhood in what police say was a targeted attack that left locals ducking for cover in the middle of the night. Footage from a neighbor’s security camera shows a group with weapons standing on a residential street in Miami Garden just after midnight Wednesday beginning to shoot as a silver Nissan approaches. At least three hooded figures can be seen crouching on the ground waiting to ambush the approaching car — then rapidly firing at the vehicle as it drives past. Neighbors said they...
  • DeSantis signs bill erasing the term ‘climate change’ from state law

    05/16/2024 12:19:52 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 21 replies
    Florida Phoenix ^ | May 15th 2024 | Mitch Perry
    The legislation deletes more than 50 lines of previous state statutes dealing with climate change. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation (HB 1645) on Wednesday that will erase several instances of the words “climate change” from state statutes and restructure the state’s fossil fuel-based energy policy that listed climate change as a priority when making energy policy decisions. The priority now is to ensure “an adequate, reliable and cost-effective supply of energy for the state in a manner that promotes the health and welfare of the public and economic growth,” as spelled out in a legislative analysis. “Florida rejects the...
  • Dem Rep. Moskowitz: ‘Biden Has Been an Absolute Champion of Jewish People

    05/15/2024 5:43:05 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/15/2024 | Pam Key
    Representative Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) said Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “American Reports” that President Joe Biden has been “has been an absolute champion of Jewish people.” Host Sandra Smith asked, “Congressman, as far as the politics involved, that may or may not be involved — now, I’ve sent out a tweet to that effect — if all of this is indeed the case, what do you believe is the political impact on the president’s reelection campaign as this war continues?” Moskowitz said, “Well, look, Joe Biden has been an absolute champion of Jewish people, not just as president, not just...
  • ‘In his underwear:’ Man arrested for joyriding around Vilano Beach, crashing stolen $100,000 boat

    05/14/2024 6:00:48 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 10, 2024 | Nicholas Brooks,William Clayton
    A man’s ill-fated attempt to take a joy ride on a boat he didn’t own ended in a watery mess off the shores of St. Augustine, prompting a flurry of activity on social media. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Anthony Terry found himself in hot water after allegedly stealing a woman’s $100,000 boat near Conch House Marina. The boat, now afloat but listing heavily, became a viral sensation on Facebook, with images of its accident spreading rapidly. Describing the scene, one eyewitness shared, “He approached my daughter and her boyfriend in his underwear with a...
  • Ron DeSantis is planning to raise money for Donald Trump in Florida and Texas, AP sources say

    05/13/2024 6:22:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Updated 8:05 PM EDT, May 13, 2024 | BY THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning to raise money for former President Donald Trump in the coming weeks, putting into action the commitment he made at a meeting with Trump last month to help his former rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, according to two people familiar with the matter. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the details have not been finalized and plans could still shift in the weeks ahead. Still, DeSantis is making calls to donors while his finance team works quickly to put together a schedule that would...
  • 'Muslim terrorists are in our midst': Florida imam calls for annihilation of all Jews

    05/13/2024 8:48:26 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 25 replies ^ | 5/13/2024 | Joshua Klein
    Jews, who are 'tyrannical' and the 'brothers of apes and pigs' should be annihilated (...part of first paragraph deleted by my stupid browser) cording to a Florida Islamic cleric, wing “worse than the Nazis.” During a sermon at the North Miami Islamic Center in Florida in late April, Imam Di called for Allah to support “our oppressed brot well as for the total annihilation of Jews, whom he referred to as “apes and pigs” — a phrase that radical Islamists have historically used to describe Jews. “Oh Allah, annihilate the tyrannical Jews… for they are no match for You,” he...
  • 'Gangster' Florida Sheriff Tells Criminals Who Try to 'Play' His County: 'We Will Hunt You Down'

    05/13/2024 5:53:04 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | May 13, 2024 | Mike Miller
    Florida sheriffs have been making news of late for doing their jobs. I say that not as a commentary on said sheriffs, but as a sad observation that in parts of this country, violent repeat criminals rule the streets. One such Florida sheriff is Lee County's Carmine Marceno, whose hard line on criminals who think they can "play" in his county is crystal clear: My message … is clear. If you think you can deal poison and commit crime, stay clear of Lee County and all the great state of Florida. We're ready, and we will absolutely find you, hunt...
  • Poll: Donald Trump cruises against Joe Biden in Florida, RFK no factor

    05/13/2024 6:52:23 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 5.12.24 | A.G. Gancarski
    1 in 5 Democrats may not vote for Biden's re-election. New polling from the Florida Chamber of Commerce suggests that Democrats are guilty of wishful thinking when they say Florida’s too close to call in November. To the contrary, former President Donald Trump is set up for a decisive win in the Sunshine State, according to a phone survey of 609 registered voters: 223 Democrats, 256 Republicans and 130 others. In a two-man race, Trump leads Joe Biden 51% to 42%, with just 79% of registered Democrats saying they’ll vote for him. Trump, despite his legal woes and controversies during...
  • 'Queers for Palestine' Members Arrested at Disney World

    05/12/2024 7:04:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    <p>A small group of anti-Israel protesters from a Florida chapter of Queers for Palestine blocked access to Walt Disney World Saturday — and were promptly arrested.</p><p>Some fed-up drivers were seen using the shoulder of the highway to go around the demonstrators — while one angry motorist got out of his car to confront them, video showed.</p>
  • Here's What Happened When Pro-Hamas Activists Tried to Block Traffic in Florida

    05/11/2024 8:55:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/11/2024 | Matt Vespa
    Pro-Hamas activists need to nix blocking traffic for their shenanigans when they’re in Florida. The police in the Sunshine State won’t stand for it. Today, some pro-terrorist clowns tried to block traffic on a major highway outside of Disney World. Specifically, it was the Central Florida Queers for Palestine who wanted to create mayhem on the roads. Luckily, this stunt only lasted 11 minutes before police arrested them. CLICK ABOVE ARTICLE LINK FOR THE VIDEO NEW: The “Queers For Palestine” protesters who blocked the highway exit to Disney World in Orlando, FL, have been arrested by Florida Highway Patrol. I’m...
  • UCF vice chair arrested for soliciting prostitute and indecent exposure in park

    05/11/2024 10:23:32 AM PDT · by chajin · 28 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | May 11, 2024 | Gabrielle Russon
    UCF Vice Chair Harold Mills was arrested for soliciting a prostitute and indecent exposure this week after he showed his penis to an undercover agent in Altamonte Springs’ Sanlando Park, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s arrest report. “These misdemeanor allegations are being investigated independently by me and my team and as most know, facts as they unfold are often markedly different than what is initially reported,” Mills’ attorney, Mark NeJame said in a statement Saturday. “However, none of this should overshadow the immense contributions that Harold has made to the underprivileged, the arts, business and his countless employees over...
  • Poll Suggests Proposed Florida Abortion Amendment Has Enough Support to Pass

    05/10/2024 4:46:50 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/09/2024 | Katherine Hamilton
    Florida voters could narrowly pass an amendment enshrining the right to abortion in the state constitution in November. A survey by the Florida Chamber of Commerce found that 61 percent of likely Florida voters say they support the abortion amendment, above the 60 percent support needed to pass the measure. However, the results are within the survey’s ±4 percent margin of error. The poll found that 29 percent of respondents oppose the amendment, and 10 percent are undecided.
  • 'Don't worry, I shot them both': Wellington neighbor accused of shooting couple over basketball hoop dispute

    05/10/2024 12:53:45 PM PDT · by TheDon · 59 replies
    WPTV ^ | May 6, 2024 | Scott Sutton
    WELLINGTON, Fla. — A suspect accused of fatally shooting a Wellington couple on Saturday confessed to killing them over a dispute related to a basketball hoop, deputies said. ... As they were conversing, "at no point during this encounter" was Taylor Jones recorded being aggressive or threatening, detectives said. However, investigators said the video showed Scott "was clearly upset and appeared to be yelling at Taylor Jones" while both appeared to be looking and pointing toward the basketball hoop that rested between both homes. A short time later the affidavit said Scott reached into his right side and retrieved a...