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Taxpayer Money Being Used to Spy on Kids’ Social Media Activity

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 5:45pm 4/27/2016 at 5:45pm
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Florida might be a tax friendly state, but it’s not very privacy friendly — at least not for the kiddos.

Orange County (home to Orlando) schools recently re-upped a partnership with SnapTrends, a software that monitors student social media activity.

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Now, Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s poaching CA businesses!

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 8:30am 4/27/2016 at 8:30am
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I followed former Texas Rick Perry’s poaching of California businesses when he was still in office.

Now, Florida’s governor is going to pick up where Perry left...

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Rick Scott gets even with “latte liberal” woman who screamed at him

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:34pm 4/8/2016 at 8:34pm
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Some woman screamed at Florida Governor Rick Scott the other day, including calling him an a-hole, in a video that went viral.

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The Gov just released his response:

After a viral video of a woman cursing him out in a coffee shop went viral this week, Florida Governor Rick Scott decided to...

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Florida GOP Trolls Hillary for April Fools’ Day

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1:00pm 4/1/2016 at 1:00pm
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The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) is having a little fun at Hillary Clinton’s expense this April Fools’ Day, posting several news releases highlighting her problems with the investigations into her email server and unfavorable polling.

In a mock press release obtained by Legal Insurrection, RPOF shared several fake news articles. One announced that...

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Florida Governor Signs Abortion Restrictions Bill Into Law

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 4:32pm 3/26/2016 at 4:32pm
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With demand down and red states limiting the amount of taxpayer monies going to fund abortion, abortion clinics are closing across the country.  Friday, Florida became another state to cut abortion funding when Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill that would cut state funding to clinics that perform abortion.

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Dude allegedly steals BMW he tried to buy with food stamp card

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 4:00pm 3/22/2016 at 4:00pm
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Florida Man just took attempted food stamp fraud to an entirely new level.

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In Florida, Trump and Clinton Have a Likability Problem

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00pm 3/18/2016 at 5:00pm
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Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won Florida’s primary elections Tuesday. But if focus groups are an indicator, many a Florida voter are unhappy with their choices this election cycle.

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Florida Passes Abortion Law Similar to Texas Law Challenged at SCOTUS

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 11, 2016 at 6:01pm 3/11/2016 at 6:01pm
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On Thursday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that would cut off state funding to abortion provider Planned Parenthood and increases the safety requirements for abortion clinics. The bill was cheered  by pro-life activists across the country and also brings added importance to a case pending before the United States...

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Florida Man Gets Shot Using Fake Gun to Rob Corner Store

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 8, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/8/2016 at 1:00pm
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When will Florida Man ever learn? Apparently, never.

In Pensacola, Florida, suspect, Jarell Blackmon used a fake pistol to rob a food mart. He cleaned out the cash register and made off with ten cartons of cigarettes before the cashier used a real gun to shoot him.

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Changes Proposed to Florida’s Infamous “10-20-Life” Sentencing Law

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:30am 11/20/2015 at 11:30am
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NOTE: This post has one correction and one clarification, as noted below.

One of Florida’s more interesting laws is the so-called “10-20-Life” statute, properly cited as §775.087 Possession or...

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Florida GOP Trolls Hillary Clinton at Her Own Event, Using Her Own Supporters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 3:15pm 10/29/2015 at 3:15pm
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When Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton had an event in South Florida earlier this month, he Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) sent a staffer armed with a video camera and a devastatingly damaging question: “Can you name her accomplishments?”

On Wednesday, RPOF released a YouTube video showing Hillary supporters enthusiastically voicing their...

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New Poll: Republican voters bailing on Jeb in Florida, moving to Marco

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:21pm 9/22/2015 at 6:21pm
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There are two big stories in a Florida Atlantic University poll of Republican voters to be released tomorrow.

The Orlando Sun-Sentinel reports, Poll: Marco Rubio pulls ahead of Jeb Bush in Florida; Hillary Clinton in trouble:

Marco Rubio has overtaken Jeb Bush among Florida Republicans, as he benefits from positive reviews of his...

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Unintended consequence: GOP donor-class may hand Florida to Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 10:30am 9/6/2015 at 10:30am
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Early in the 2016 cycle, the Republican establishment pushed Marco Rubio aside in Florida and put its money and support behind Jeb Bush. That decision has created a scenario which could rob both candidates of the state’s highly coveted delegates.

Jim Newell of Slate reported:

Has the Republican Establishment Created a Monster?

Last fall,...

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Florida man arrested for playing Star Spangled Banner on 4th of July rejects plea deal (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:30am 7/30/2015 at 8:30am
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On July 4, 2015, 22 year-old Lane Pittman decided to take his electric guitar and play the Star Spangled Banner on the street outside his friend’s house in Neptune Beach, near Jacksonville.

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Video: Illegal immigrants land on Miami beach during fashion shoot

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 8:30am 7/28/2015 at 8:30am
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This might be funny if it wasn’t such a serious subject.

Earlier this month, as a fashion photo shoot was taking place on Miami Beach, a boat carrying illegal immigrants approached the beach, and the passengers proceeded to run onto and across the beach. The incident was captured on video which you...

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Upcoming Florida Sup Ct ruling on 10-20-Life sentences may seal Marissa Alexander’s fate

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:00am 6/9/2014 at 7:00am
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Sometimes “seeing the sausage get made” is just no fun at all.

This past week the Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that hinges on whether sentences under 10-20-Life must be served consecutively, or whether sentencing judges have the discretion to order these served concurrently.

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Heebie-jeebies for Governor

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 5:30pm 5/24/2014 at 5:30pm
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Is there anyone greasier than Charlie Crist?

He may just slide through into a return trip to the Governorship, if recent polling is accurate.

I can’t even look at him without getting the heebie-jeebies.

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