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Former Democrat Rep. Corrine Brown Convicted on Eighteen Federal Charges

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/11/2017 at 4:00pm

Last summer, we blogged about former Florida Rep. Corrine Brown’s legal woes.

Brown faced, “24 counts ranging fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, making false statements, wire fraud, and more,” reported First Coast News in July of 2016. Brown was accused of creating a fake charity called One Door, raising over...

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Pentagon, Interior Dept. Disagree Over Offshore Drilling

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/4/2017 at 5:30pm

The Pentagon has stated that it wants to extend the ban on offshore drilling in the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico only a day after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to expand offshore drilling.

A.M. Kurta, the Pentagon’s under secretary of Defense for personnel and readiness, stressed to Rep. Matt...

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Tagg Romney Outbids Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter in Florida Marlins Sale

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/4/2017 at 3:00pm

A group including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former New York Yankee’s player Derek Jeter have been trying to close a deal on the Florida Marlins.

In an interesting twist, another investment group, led by Tagg Romney, son of former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently outbid the...

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Florida Man Causes Massive Wildfire After Burning Books

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/26/2017 at 12:30pm
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FLORIDA MAN! Officials have contained a massive wildfire by 85% in Bryceville, located 20 miles west of Jacksonville, that destroyed two homes. A man caused the 693-acre fire when he decided to burn some books:

The blaze started on Wednesday afternoon after the unidentified man burned books and magazines outside his home...

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Gov. Rick Scott Reassigns Murder Case After State Attorney Wouldn’t Seek Death Penalty

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/16/2017 at 6:30pm
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Florida Governor Rick Scott has decided to reassign the Markeith Loyd case, the man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a police officer, after State Attorney Aramis Ayala decided not to seek the death penalty. An executive order handed the case to Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Brad King.

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‘Leftist Fight Club’ at UCF Teaches Progs to Fight Republicans

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/15/2017 at 4:30pm
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Publicly funded University of Central Florida has a “leftist fight club” that teaches progressives how to fight Republicans. This club, Knights for Socialism, is the only one like its kind that actually advocates violence:

“In response to the record number of hate crimes against Latinxs, Immigrants, Muslims, Women, the LGBTQIA+ community, Jews,...

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Florida Man Planned to Blow up Target Stores to Lower Stock

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:30am 2/17/2017 at 11:30am

A Florida man faces federal charges because he wanted to blow up Target stores along the east coast in an attempt to lower stock prices. I am not kidding.

Federal authorities have charged Mark Charles Barnett, 48, “with possession or a possession of a destructive device affecting commerce by a previously convicted...

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FBI Arrests Wife of Orlando Nightclub Killer in San Francisco

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 16, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/16/2017 at 1:00pm

The FBI has arrested Noor Salman, the wife of Omar Mateen, who murdered 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.

A senior U.S. official told Fox News that the agency has “charged her in connection with the shooting rampage.”

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States Consider Legislation to Override Court Rulings

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2:40pm 1/15/2017 at 2:40pm

The governments in Florida, Washington, and Alabama have begun to consider passing legislation that will allow it to overrule “certain state court decisions.” However, some have concerns over this due to separation of powers.

Florida GOP Rep. Julio Gonzalez filed two bills that gives the Florida government or the U.S. Congress the...

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Who were the victims in the Fort Lauderdale attack?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 9, 2017 at 10:00am 1/9/2017 at 10:00am

Details continue to come out about the Fort Lauderdale airport shooter, Esteban Santiago, who appears to have had a history of mental health problems and was under psychiatric care.

Slowly, information...

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What We Know About the Fort Lauderdale Shooter

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 12:30pm 1/7/2017 at 12:30pm

Mary wrote yesterday about the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood international airport that killed five and wounded eight others.  Details are now being released about the shooter, Esteban Santiago, and it appears that he had a history of mental health problems and was under psychiatric care.

The Broward County Sheriff’s office has...

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Multiple Fatalities in Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/6/2017 at 4:00pm

Authorities have reported five fatalities and ight injuries in a shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Officers arrested the lone suspect.

TSA has stated that an active shooter remains at the...

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VA Hospital Kept Dead Veteran’s Body in Shower for 9 Hours

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 1:00pm 12/13/2016 at 1:00pm

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Tampa Bay, FL, left the dead body of a veteran in an unused for shower for nine hours before transporting it to the morgue. The Tampa Bay Times reported:

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Faux Science: Claim that homicides surged under Florida’s “Stand-Your-Ground” law

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/27/2016 at 7:30pm

The scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine has published a paper utterly devoid of scientific or public policy merit, fraught with abject error and ignorance, and utterly lacking any arguable purpose other than to deceive gullible readers about the nature and merits of Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground law.

The JAMA study follows another supposedly scientific...

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College Republicans at U. Miami Spark Outrage With Sign: “Safe spaces are for children”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30am 11/1/2016 at 7:30am
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The funny thing about this is that the people who were offended by the sign confirmed it to be true.

Red Alert Politics reported:

“Safe spaces are for children”: Liberals triggered by College Republicans’ sign

An effort by University of Miami College Republicans to protest the use of “safe spaces” on campus has drawn...

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Florida Officer Gives Himself a Citation for Running a Red Light

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/officer-gives-himself-a-citation-for-running-red-light/341606707
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:30pm 10/30/2016 at 2:30pm
http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/officer-gives-himself-a-citation-for-running-red-light/341606707

With all the news of corruption and special treatment for . . . ahem, certain people, it’s nice to see a story about an honest person who takes responsibility for his actions . . . even especially when no one was looking.  A police officer in Haines City, Florid...

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As Florida Senate Race Heats Up, Democrats Move In to Back Murphy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 5:30pm 10/29/2016 at 5:30pm
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The Florida Senate race is starting to look a lot like the presidential race, at least in terms of wildly fluctuating numbers amongst polls and significant changes reported almost daily.

Marco Rubio (R-FL) is running against newly-mined Democrat and Representative of Florida’s 18th district Patrick Murphy (D-FL), and the race currently stands...

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