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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

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

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.

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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

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

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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Prosecutor of George Zimmerman Loses Bid for Re-Election

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 1:30pm 8/31/2016 at 1:30pm

Yesterday Angela Corey, the prosecutor who dragged George Zimmerman into a hapless politically-motivated trial for second degree murder for the lawful killing of Trayvon Martin, has soundly lost the GOP primary race for her re-election as 4th Judicial State Attorney in the Jacksonville area of Florida, reports the Florida-Times Union newspaper.  Corey was defeated by a relatively...

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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.

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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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