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The Skinny: Florida and Arizona Primary Roundup

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:00am 8/31/2016 at 7:00am

Florida and Arizona held their down-ballot primary elections yesterday.

Lots of races, but here are the highlights:

Florida:

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Wasserman Schultz Fights For Her Political Life in Tough Primary

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11:30am 8/29/2016 at 11:30am

On Tuesday, voters will decide if former DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is worthy enough to advance to the election in November after a summer filled with controversy.

She came under fire this summer when “leaked emails showed that staffers at her organization appeared to be plotting ways to undermine the...

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Florida Senate Race: Rubio, Murphy Likely To Win Tuesday’s Primary

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 4:30pm 8/28/2016 at 4:30pm
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Back in May, I wrote about Harry Reid being “fairly certain” that Democrats can retake the Senate this year.  He has reason to be fairly certain in part because Republicans are defending f...

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The War Against Zika Escalates

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 5:30pm 8/6/2016 at 5:30pm
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Some intriguing news has been reported that gives me hope that our bureaucrats are taking the public health threat related to the Zika virus seriously.

As you may recall, the last time I reported on the Zika epidemic, 4 Floridians had developed locally-acquired infections (probably from mosquito bites). Now, there are 16...

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Four Floridians Infected with Locally-contracted Zika

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/30/2016 at 4:30pm
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I predicted earlier this year that our country would start seeing cases of “home-grown” Zika sometime this summer.

Sure enough, Florida is reporting four cases of locally-contracted Zika.

Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday.

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Family of Boy Killed in Alligator Attack Won’t Sue Disney

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 22, 2016 at 8:30am 7/22/2016 at 8:30am

Last month, we blogged about a 2-year-old who was killed by an alligator at the man-made Seven Seas Lagoon located across the lake from the Magic Kingdom in Disneyworld.

The family of the toddler, Lane Graves, has opted to build a foundation in their son’s name rather than sue Disney.

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Rep. Corrine “Go Gata” Brown to Face Federal Charges

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 7:00am 7/9/2016 at 7:00am

Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown (FL-5) of “Go Gata” Youtube fame was recently indicted on charges related to an unregistered charity in Virgina.

First Coast News reports:

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Rubio’s Running for Reelection

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:59am 6/22/2016 at 10:59am

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has decided to run for reelection, he confirmed to Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Wednesday. Fox News posted a short clip on Twitter; the full interview will air at 6 pm Eastern Time.

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Naked Florida Man Poops Self During Home Invasion, Shot by Female Homeowner

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/21/2016 at 1:00pm

A Floridian woman shot and wounded a naked, poop-covered home invader Sunday night.

27-year-old Victor Etherington, who, according to deputies was intoxicated, demanded entry to an Ocala residence. The homeowner (name still unknown), not recognizing him, told him to leave.

The poopetrator kicked in the door, prompting the woman to take...

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UPDATED: FBI Omitted ISIS From Orlando 911 Transcript, Caves, Releases Unredacted Version

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 20, 2016 at 12:30pm 6/20/2016 at 12:30pm

The FBI kept in Omar Mateen’s pledge to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in the 911 transcript, but omitted the terrorist group’s name.

Mateen called 911 before he murdered 49 people at Pulse, a popular gay club in Orlando, FL. From the FBI news release:

Orlando Police Dispatcher (OD)
Shooter (OM)

OD: Emergency 911, this is...

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#ShootBack: Fallout from Orlando reaches California

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 17, 2016 at 6:00pm 6/17/2016 at 6:00pm

The ISIS-inspired terror attack in Florida has impacted the entire nation.

From the American political outback called California, one of the most unexpected responses came from West Hollywood. The community woke up to find images of...

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Mateen Signed House to Brother-in-Law for $100

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/17/2016 at 3:00pm

Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen “quit-claimed” his house to his brother-in-law with his wife Noor Salman as a witness in April. Initial reports showed $10 for consideration of the house, but a closer look at the document shows it at $100.

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Hackers Spam ISIS Twitter Accounts With Porn, Gay Pride

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:00am 6/17/2016 at 7:00am

CNNMoney spoke with the person who has hacked Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) accounts with porn and gay pride.

WauchulaGhost started the campaign a month ago with only pornography, but added gay pride after Omar Mateen killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay club in Orlando, FL. He said:

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Why Sen. Manchin is Wrong on Due Process

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/16/2016 at 7:00pm

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has blamed due process as the reason why the government cannot pass more gun control.

From The Washington Examiner:

“The problem we have, and really the firewall we have right now, is due process. It’s all due process,” he said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

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What We Know So Far About the Orlando Terrorist Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/16/2016 at 1:00pm

New developments keep popping up with the terrorist attack in Orlando, FL, that left 49 dead and over 50 injured. This is what we know so far.

Leslie wrote a post with the names of the victims and some stories about them. Our thoughts and prayers stay with them and their families...

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ISIS Celebrates Mateen, Orlando Terrorist Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 5:00pm 6/15/2016 at 5:00pm

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has released a video called “Orlando Attack” that celebrates Omar Mateen and the murder of 49 people at Pulse in Orlando, FL.

Mateen called 911 and pledged allegiance to the terrorist group before he opened fire at the popular gay club. ISIS praised the terrorist:

“One of Islamic State’s...

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Omar Mateen’s Wife Might Face Charges

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 12:30pm 6/15/2016 at 12:30pm

Sources have told NBC News that Omar Mateen’s wife may face charges because she knew he wanted to carry out a terrorist attack and never told authorities.

Noor Zahi Salman told the FBI that Mateen “assured her he was simply going to see friends, although she believed he was actually planning to...

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