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Taxpayers Paid $220K to Settle Rep. Alcee Hastings Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 1:00pm 12/10/2017 at 1:00pm
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Roll Call has unveiled another instance of taxpayers paying for a lawmaker to hide his disgusting behavior. This time, us taxpayers forked over $220,000 so Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) could settle a sexual harassment lawsuit:

Winsome Packer, a former staff member of a congressional commission that promotes international human rights, said in...

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Ex-Rep. Corinne Brown Given Five Year Prison Sentence Over Sham Charity

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2:07pm 12/4/2017 at 2:07pm
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Former Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown received a five year prison after a jury convicted her for mail, wire, and tax fraud connected to a bogus charity that should have given scholarships to poor children. From Politico:

The 71-year-old disgraced congresswoman’s chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, got 48 months in prison, while...

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This Tampa Church is a real *safe space*

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30am 11/18/2017 at 7:30am

Safe spaces are all the rage on campuses. The safety promised is not physical safety, but emotional safety from ideas that do not fit the progressive and social justice warrior narrative.

At Vassar College, my planned lecture on “hate speech” and free speech was so *scary* to the intolerant far-left that they...

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All Democrat Hispanic Caucus Rejects GOP Rep. Curbelo’s Membership Bid

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:30am 11/17/2017 at 11:30am
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The all Democrat Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CBC) rejected Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s membership bid. The CBC actually thinks HIS motives were political, even though he is a Cuban American and “represents a Latino-heavy district in Miami.”

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Florida: Puerto Rican Influx Presents Challenge and Opportunity For GOP

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8:30pm 10/11/2017 at 8:30pm
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Florida has seen an influx of Puerto Ricans since 2000, and in the wake of Hurricane Maria, many more Puerto Ricans are fleeing their devastated homes and moving to Florida.

It’s not clear how many of these newly-arrived Puerto Ricans will stay, but as many as 100,000 could impact not only the...

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Naples city manager: Irma caused “very little structural damage”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:00am 9/11/2017 at 10:00am
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Naples was expected to be Irma’s bullseye, but first reports suggest the storm may not have caused the damage everyone expected.

On CNN this morning, Chris Cuomo interviewed Naples city manager Bill Moss. After the introduction, Cuomo said, “we didn’t expect what happened yesterday, making history in the wrong kind of way,...

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Hurricane Irma Storms Through South Florida – UPDATES

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 5:00pm 9/10/2017 at 5:00pm
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(Updates added to end of post)

The nation’s eyes are on Florida this weekend, as Hurricane Irma storms through the Sunshine State.

Once rated as a Category 5 tempest, Irma has expended enough energy buffeting the coast that it now “merely” meets Category 3 criteria.

Hurricane Irma bludgeoned Florida on Sunday, snapping trees like...

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Trump haters hoping Hurricane Irma hits Mar-A-Lago

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 3:09pm 9/6/2017 at 3:09pm

I get not liking someone and especially elected officials, but for all the talk of Trump’s policy decisions being “cruel”, you’d think there’d be a bit more self-awareness when wishing a monster storm rain fire, brimstone, and destruction on someone’s home. And yet…

Many, most in fact, invoked their Climatology religion (that’s...

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Florida Judge Rules Recent Changes to Self-Defense Immunity Law Are Unconstitutional

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 2:30pm 7/5/2017 at 2:30pm
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“Stand-Your-Ground” was back in the headlines against over the just-concluded Independence Day weekend, thanks to a 14-page decision by Miami-Dade Circuit judge Milton Hirsch that recent legislative changes to Florida’s self-defense immunity law were unconstitutional, reports the Bradenton Herald newspaper and other sources. (That decision is embedded below.)

Specifically, the recently signed law...

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Florida Minor League Baseball Team Will Offer Pregnancy Tests for Father’s Day

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 12:00pm 6/15/2017 at 12:00pm
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Florida man! Florida woman! Florida….baseball team? Florida has never disappointed us with its people and creatures. Now a minor league baseball team has jumped into the mix!

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp plans to hand out free pregnancy tests at Thursday’s night game. From The Miami Herald:

The Florida minor-league team will have two...

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Florida: Sheriff Urges Citizens to Arm Up and Prepare for Terror Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/11/2017 at 5:30pm
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A self-proclaimed politically-incorrect Florida Sheriff tells citizens to wise up, arm up, and prepare for terror attacks.

Among his well-considered advice: if you have a carry permit, carry at all times; practice shooting and safe gun practices; fight back.

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Florida Changes Burden of Proof of Self-Defense Immunity

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8:00pm 6/10/2017 at 8:00pm

Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into a law a modification to the state’s self-defense immunity statute, according to Reuters and other news sources.

The self-defense immunity, generally mis-identified by media as a “stand your ground” law, provides for criminal and civil immunity for a use of force that is determined to...

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Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI in Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:00am 5/30/2017 at 9:00am
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Officers placed golfer Tiger Woods under arrest in Jupiter, FL, for allegedly driving under the influence. From WPTV:

Woods, a Jupiter Island resident, was taken into custody at 3 a.m. on Military Trail South of Indian Creek Parkway.

Palm Beach County Jail records indicate Woods, 41, was booked at 7:18 a.m. and released...

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Florida Authorities Arrest Psychic Who Scammed Clients

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/26/2017 at 3:00pm
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I’m shocked. Authorities in Tarpon Springs, FL, arrested “psychic” Gina Theresa Wilson after her clients told them “she scammed them out of $155,353.” From FOX 13:

Detectives say their investigation began in November of 2016, when the first victim, a 33-year-old a military veteran, approached detectives during a fraud awareness seminar hosted...

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Sex Trafficking Victim Said Captors Forced Her to Have Sex With 120 Men a Week

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/25/2017 at 3:00pm
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Investigators in Florida have torn apart a sex trafficking ring in Florida that took place across two counties, which forced women to have sex with at least 100 men a week.

Authorities arrested three men who face accusations “of forcing women to have sex with dozens of men a day.” CBS12 discovered...

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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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