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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
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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

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 2:30pm 10/30/2016 at 2:30pm
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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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CBS Poll: Clinton, Trump Too Close for Comfort in Florida and Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10:00am 10/24/2016 at 10:00am
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There is a possibility that Texas, a state typically owned by Republicans, could turn blue next month since Donald Trump only leads Hillary Clinton by three points. However, Clinton only leads Trump by three points in Florida. From CBS News:

The poll numbers show voters’ frustration about the dialogue in the race...

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Group Sues Florida Election Official After Medical Marijuana Left Off Ballot

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 21, 2016 at 5:30pm 10/21/2016 at 5:30pm
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The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) chapter in Florida has sued Broward County Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Snipes after citizens said their mail in ballots did not include Amendment 2 to legalize medical marijuana:

It asked a county court judge to require that the elections office distribute...

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People Storm Out of Amy Schumer Show After She Insults Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:00pm 10/17/2016 at 6:00pm
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Do you ever think Hollywood will ever learn that not everyone thinks the way they do? Yeah, neither do I. Well, in Tampa Bay, people booed and stormed out of Amy Schumer’s comedy show when she insulted Donald Trump, calling him an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster,” and called for more...

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Federal Judge Ends Florida’s “Obscene Disenfranchisement” Regarding Mail-in Ballots

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 10/17/2016 at 1:00pm
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Instead of election officials rejecting mail in ballots because the signature does not match the one on file, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ordered that Florida extend the same courtesy it extends to those who don’t sign their ballot at all: a chance to correct the problem.

The Miami Herald reports:

Calling existing...

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Florida Supreme Court: Legislature’s re-write of death penalty law still unconstitutional

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 14, 2016 at 5:34pm 10/14/2016 at 5:34pm
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The problem with Florida’s death penalty began earlier this year when the Florida legislature rewrote the death penalty law in light of the Supreme Court ruling that its existing law was unconstitutional.  The rewrite was flawed and resulted in a challenge that resulted in today’s rulings that Florida’s death penalty is...

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Hurricane Matthew leaves at least 27 dead across 5 states

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9:00am 10/11/2016 at 9:00am
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For four days, Hurricane Matthew hit the coast of the southeastern U.S.before weakening and veering out over the Atlantic Ocean.

So far, the storm has left at least 27 dead, over 1 million homes and businesses without power today, and billions of dollars in damage.

Matthew wreaked havoc in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina,...

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VIDEO: Florida Man waves American Flag during Hurricane Matthew

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:00pm 10/7/2016 at 8:00pm
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You may remember Lane Pittman, the Jacksonville-area rocker whose July 4, 2015 guitar riff of the Star Spangled Banner got him in hot water with the cops, Florida man arrested for playing Star Spangled Banner...

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Face-chewing FSU Frat Boy May Face Death Penalty

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:30am 10/5/2016 at 7:30am
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The FSU frat boy who was found chewing on the faces of an elderly couple in their driveway has been charged with first degree murder and could face the death penalty.

Yahoo News reports:

The Florida frat boy who cops say was found gnawing off pieces of a victim’s face has been charged...

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Poll: Rubio Jumps to 7-point Lead Over Murphy in Florida Senate Race

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 3, 2016 at 6:00pm 10/3/2016 at 6:00pm
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As the November election looms closer, the hotly-contested Senate race in Florida is shifting significantly in Marco Rubio’s favor.  The latest Mason-Dixon poll shows him jumping from a 3 point lead over Patrick Murphy in August to a 7 point lead.

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Dengue fever comes to Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 10:15am 10/2/2016 at 10:15am
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In addition to the continuing spread of the Zika virus in the state, Florida is now contending with new cases of a tropical disease killer.

There are now reports that a second case of locally-transmitted dengue fever has been identified.

Health officials announced on Wednesday that they have detected a case of locally...

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Florida Democrats Fuming Over Chick-fil-A Voter Registration Drive

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00pm 10/1/2016 at 7:00pm
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As you likely recall,  we’ve been covering the the progressive left’s problem with Chick-fil-A dating back several years.  To celebrate Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, we requested and then published reader Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day photos.  Good times.

In Florida, Chick-fil-A is spear-heading a voter registration drive that has local Democrats fuming.

The Tampa Bay...

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New Polling: Rubio Shows Big Lead Over Murphy in Re-election Battle

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/19/2016 at 7:00pm
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Polling is looking good for Sen. Marco Rubio.

What began as a close race has turned in favor of the freshman Senator.

The last round of polls show Rubio up with a solid 6.5ish point lead.

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Rubio’s New Terror Gun Bill: “Toothless” “Sham” or Viable Solution?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:15pm 9/17/2016 at 7:15pm
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As Marco Rubio faces a tough battle for his Senate seat in Florida, he introduces a new gun bill aimed at limiting terrorist access to guns.

The legislation, according to Rubio‘s Senate website, “builds on some of the best ideas that have been proposed, and improves them in ways that I hope...

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