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10/20/17 19:28 from BlueBroward.org
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Denise Galvez (Turros) sues for Miami ballot reprint — with her name first
10/20/17 01:26 from Political Cortadito
A no-chance Miami commission candidate at the rock bottom of all the polls wants a judge to toss out the ballots that have been cast so far and reprint them, claiming discrimination as a female and as a Hispanic because her name was put ...

We Need You on Monday and Wednesday
10/20/17 00:42 from BlueBroward.org
    Good evening, friends!     My wife, Shoshanna, and I attended an ACLU “Lawyers and Resistance: Free Speech, Protest, & How to Help” forum today at Nova’s Law School.  It was an excellent presentation on how to r...

White Supremacy tour at University of Florida begins with a whimper
10/19/17 18:12 from Daily Kos
We haven’t yet run out of yarn, as Richard Spencer kicks off his white supremacy tour at the University of Florida in Gainesville. At least one person was arrested — (an armed person with a press pass outside the venue). It now seems to ...

This Week in Statehouse Action: You Give Laws A Bad Name edition
10/19/17 15:53 from Daily Kos
It’s not as hot as Virginia’s election action this fall, but New Jersey is also home to gubernatorial and state legislative elections next month. And while political rock star Barack Obama is rallying Virginia Democrats for Northam this ...

Finally! Manolo Reyes looks real good in Miami Commission race
10/19/17 13:26 from Political Cortadito
Ya era hora. It looks like this might be Manolo Reyes‘ year after all. Every poll says so. Even Ralph Rosado‘s poll. These two guys have been running for Miami City Commission forever — or at least since when they both ...

Donald J Trump; Words have Consequences.
10/19/17 12:54 from Daily Kos
My grandfather, Homer Wilson Sr. was the greatest man I ever knew. He grew up during the great depression. He lost both his parents by the age of thirteen. He dropped out of school with a third grade education. He had to take care of his...

‘Murder insurance’ or protection in self-defense cases?
10/19/17 08:18 from Shark Tank
Such insurance might benefit society, he said, because it could compel the industry to research ways to make gun ownership and storage safer or by providing discounts to gun owners who take safety courses. The post ‘Murder insuranc...

Rubio shuns Dictator Maduro’s invite to visit Venezuela
10/19/17 08:05 from Shark Tank
One of Maduro's henchmen is believed to have put out an assassination order out on Rubio earlier this year. The post Rubio shuns Dictator Maduro’s invite to visit Venezuela appeared first on Shark Tank .

Republicans: Trump “is doing awesome,” but is he really? (POLL)
10/19/17 07:48 from Shark Tank
With that said, how is President Trump really doing? Forget about what the so-called "Fake News" is saying about him and his policies, but what are most people saying about him? The post Republicans: Trump “is doing awesome,”...

Trump calls Rep. Wilson a liar about his response to wife of killed US soldier
10/19/17 07:19 from Shark Tank
Trump calls Rep. Wilson a liar about his response to wife of killed US soldier The post Trump calls Rep. Wilson a liar about his response to wife of killed US soldier appeared first on Shark Tank .

White House: Trump lied re Frederica Wilson, but supporters still deny, deny
10/19/17 05:44 from Political Cortadito
I had mixed feelings watching Wednesday as the Donald Trump White House walked back his ludicrous, false and self-serving claim that Congresswoman Frederica Wilson had lied about a conversation between the president and the widow of a fa...

Richard 'don't call me Dick' Spencer's "state of emergency" tour will feature Nazi opening acts
10/18/17 17:39 from Daily Kos
Nazis marching this evening in Gainesville… because tiki torches x A group of about 15 protesters are holding a sign where the Old Joe statue used to be in downtown Gainesville. #SpenceratUF pic.twitter.com/pN1JC5DtBu — Jimena Tavel...

FL-Gov: Gwen Graham (D) Takes Aim At Scott (R), AG Pam Bondi (R) & Big Pharma On Opioid Crisis
10/18/17 15:36 from Daily Kos
Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Gwen Graham’s (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign: Gwen Graham (D. FL) We have a crisis on our hands in Florida -- and Rick Scott and his administration aren’t doing enough to stop it. The effects o...

Bondi, Fant back President Trump’s Opioid epidemic play
10/18/17 10:20 from Shark Tank
Bondi is termed out of her cabinet position, leaving a huge political hole to fill. Republicans seem to poised to follow in Bondi’s footsteps The post Bondi, Fant back President Trump’s Opioid epidemic play appeared first on Shark ...

As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish
10/18/17 09:19 from Shark Tank
Some other Republicans on the House panel have questioned how long it should go on. The post As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish appeared first on Shark Tank .

Trump reverses course on emerging Senate health care deal
10/18/17 09:14 from Shark Tank
The deal includes provisions allowing states faster and easier access to waivers that would allow them to shape their own marketplace plans under the health law. The post Trump reverses course on emerging Senate health care deal appeared...

Carlos Hernandez uses Cuban seminar excuse to wage war on ethics board
10/18/17 02:29 from Political Cortadito
In a sick plot twist worthy of M. Night Shyamalan, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez flipped the script on the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust Tuesday and announced that his city had been investigating the agency’s po...

Miami Beach is late with study on impact of alcohol ban referendum
10/17/17 19:08 from Political Cortadito
Voters in Miami Beach could change the character of the city’s most famous and celebrated street with a ban on outdoor alcohol sales after 2 a.m. if a referendum on the Nov. 7 ballot is passed. But they have no information from the...

State of emergency!
10/17/17 13:09 from Daily Kos
This is a picture of me looking for parking at the University of Florida next Thursday . I believe that we will win.

Hurricane Richard to hit Gainesville, FL, on Thursday. Governor declares state of emergency
10/17/17 09:06 from Daily Kos
In a move sure to heighten tensions in an already tense situation, Florida governor Rick Scott ... signed a seven-page executive order Monday declaring a state of emergency for Alachua County ahead of avowed white nationalist Richard Spe...

Nelson, Democrats “encourage” Puerto Rican Immigrants to register to vote
10/17/17 07:11 from Shark Tank
According to the Miami Herald, Republican Senator Marco Rubio told them that he had “zero concern” about a mass migration of Puerto Ricans to Florida, adding that the problem would be for Puerto Rico, not Florida. The post Nelson, Democr...

Florida National Guard mobilized for Richard Spencer speech in Gainesville Florida
10/17/17 03:16 from Daily Kos
So Richard “don’t call me Dick” Spencer, fresh from declaring that women shouldn’t vote , has decided that getting military security for his speech represents flattery even if banana republics usually use their national guards to “overki...

Rubio shames GOP members of Congress who feel POTUS “pressure”
10/16/17 23:19 from Shark Tank
Tax Reform is up next for the U.S. Congress and President Trump. If they manage to cut the IRS tax code across the board, retaining the Republican majorities in the Congress is all-but guaranteed. The post Rubio shames GOP members of Con...

Skeletor activates National Guard rather than get more yarn for Dick Spencer at U. of Florida
10/16/17 22:28 from Daily Kos
So Richard “don’t call me Dick” Spencer, fresh from declaring that women shouldn’t vote, has decided that getting military security for his speech represents flattery even if banana republics usually use their national guards to “overkil...

DeSantis is done with Congress, poised to make a gubernatorial run
10/16/17 20:57 from Shark Tank
Rep. DeSantis ran on term limits platform, and from the looks of it, ... The post DeSantis is done with Congress, poised to make a gubernatorial run appeared first on Shark Tank .

Women’s activist kicked off American Airlines flight, cries racism
10/16/17 19:09 from Shark Tank
An activist who helped organize the Women's March on Washington is accusing an American Airlines pilot of racial discrimination for kicking her off a flight. The post Women’s activist kicked off American Airlines flight, cries raci...

Women’s Rights activist kicked off American Airlines flight, cries racism
10/16/17 19:09 from Shark Tank
An activist who helped organize the Women's March on Washington is accusing an American Airlines pilot of racial discrimination for kicking her off a flight. The post Women’s Rights activist kicked off American Airlines flight, cri...

Florida Republican candidate: “The aliens were dressed in party outfits”
10/16/17 15:35 from Daily Kos
Oh Florida, Is there anything you can’t outdo?  Is there is no event in these United States that Florida doesn’t take right to the edge and throw right over the side.  Gun nuts crazy in your state? They’re not shoot at the hurricane craz...

Gaetz warns of GOP’s demise in House if Tax Reform fails
10/16/17 09:33 from Shark Tank
Gaetz warns of GOP's demise in House if Tax Reform fails The post Gaetz warns of GOP’s demise in House if Tax Reform fails appeared first on Shark Tank .

Rep. Ted Yoho wants Fair Tax implemented, Wasserman Schultz Investigated
10/16/17 09:07 from Shark Tank
One of Trump’s staunchest supporters in the U.S. House of Representatives is Florida Congressman Ted Yoho (R). The post Rep. Ted Yoho wants Fair Tax implemented, Wasserman Schultz Investigated appeared first on Shark Tank .

Obama really did trade five Taliban terrorists for one U.S. Deserter
10/16/17 08:20 from Shark Tank
Obama famously said that Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction,” leaving many  Americans to believe that the former Army sergeant was a prisoner of war. The post Obama really did trade five Taliban terrorists for one U.S. Deserter ...

What won’t Charlie Crist fundraise off?
10/16/17 07:58 from Shark Tank
In hopes to reach his re-election campaign monthly totals, Crist sent out a fundraising email asking supporters to donate to “help keep a loyal... The post What won’t Charlie Crist fundraise off? appeared first on Shark Tank .

FL-Sen: Bill Nelson (D) Takes Aim At Trump & GOP's $500 Billion Medicare Cuts
10/14/17 16:25 from Daily Kos
Playing a little catch-up today. Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s (D. FL) re-election campaign: It's unbelievable:   The new Republican budget cuts nearly $500 BILLION from Medicare, all to pay for tax cuts ...

Republican Congresswoman Calls Out Trump's Sabotage of the ACA
10/13/17 12:14 from Daily Kos
www.msn.com/… At least one Republican member of Congress has called out Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") by eliminating the subsidies that keep the program alive and keep millions of Americans insured. In doing s...

‘Resign to run’ law should be extended to electeds in federal races, like CD27
10/12/17 23:35 from Political Cortadito
Ladra dares Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez to put his committee vote into action and resign his seat now The open congressional seat thanks to the announced retirement of U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has attracted almost a dozen hopefuls wh...

A Lesson in Courage: Bob Graham's Vote Against the Iraq War 15 years Later
10/11/17 15:48 from Daily Kos
Devoting his life to public service, my father, Bob Graham, has countless accomplishments that have made me proud  — but I have never been more proud of him than 15 years ago, today, when he stood up to vote against authorizing the Iraq ...

No real 2017 mayoral bids in ‘Big Four’
10/11/17 12:07 from Political Cortadito
We’ve been robbed. Cheated! The four biggest cities in Miami-Dade have elections next month without a single mayoral race. Not really anyway. The four frontrunners have zero or marginal opposition. That means there will be no debat...

Joe Garcia gives up ballot for lobby gig
10/11/17 11:01 from Political Cortadito
Former Congressman Joe Garcia, who lost his seat to Rep. Carlos Curbelo first in 2014 and again in last year’s bid to regain it, has joined his former campaign consultant, Juan Peñalosa, at the the mostly Democrat consulting and lo...

The end for SaintPetersBlog
10/08/17 10:50 from Saint Petersblog
Ever since I acquired the rights to the perfect domain for my efforts — FloridaPolitics.com — I knew that one day, this website would have to be put out to pasture. Well, after more than 51,000 posts, this is the final one. Going forward...

Darden Rice on St. Pete’s campaign finance ordinance — it’s ‘by no means over’
10/08/17 07:00 from Saint Petersblog
Two days after the St. Petersburg City Council passed an ordinance limiting campaign contributions, which is expected to be legally challenged, Council Chair Darden Rice was still exulting. A former president of the League of Women Voter...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Oklahoma upset; Miami over FSU, finally
10/08/17 06:39 from Saint Petersblog
Four of the top five teams in the country kicked off their games at noon Eastern on Saturday, which suggests that all were expected to roll. No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Penn State and No. 5 Georgia all did just that. Then there was No. 3 Oklaho...

Leading nation, St. Pete Council is 1st to ban corporate campaign cash
10/08/17 06:00 from Saint Petersblog
After hours of debate, the St. Petersburg City Council approved a campaign-finance reform measure Thursday, which could have national implications. The final vote was 6-2, with Council members Ed Montanari and Jim Kennedy dissenting. Onc...

Rick Baker, Rick Kriseman reload campaign coffers for general election
10/08/17 06:00 from Saint Petersblog
If there was any doubt about the interest level in the ‘battle of the two Ricks,’ check the latest campaign finance reports for Rick Kriseman and Rick Baker, both of whom raised substantial money during the last two weeks of ...

Jeff Brandes wants Florida to prepare for future wave of electric cars
10/08/17 05:59 from Saint Petersblog
Soon, a lot more electric vehicles will be on Florida roads. Jeff Brandes wants the state to get ready. At least seven electric cars are coming to market by 2020, according to Business Insider, with several considered to be relatively af...

GOP consultant Anthony Pedicini subject of direct mail attack in bitter HD 58 race
10/08/17 05:59 from Saint Petersblog
Republican consultant Anthony Pedicini is the latest target of a negative mailer in the vitriolic House District 58 primary. Pedicini serves as a campaign consultant for Lawrence McClure, the 30-year-old Dover businessman vying to take o...

DDHQ 2018 (Florida CD-18) House Updates – October 5, 2017
10/07/17 03:20 from Daily Kos
October 5, 2017 6:06PM G. Elliott Morris “FL-18 : On Monday, former State Department “official“  Lauren Baer   announced   that she’s running for this Palm Beach congressional seat. But the news today surrounds her primary opponent Pam K...

Florida declares state of emergency to help Puerto Rico recovery
10/06/17 06:03 from Daily Kos
The rapidly deteriorating conditions on the island of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the infrastructure of the US Territory on September 20, 2017 is a humanitarian disaster. Most of the island is uninhabitable and many of i...

Pam Keith gets backing of VoteVets in (Florida's) CD-18 race
10/05/17 12:53 from Daily Kos
Democratic Congressional District 18 candidate   Pam Keith   has received the endorsement and backing of   VoteVets , a progressive-politics organization dedicated to helping elect military veterans to Congress and other levels of govern...

'President's Cup' appears to be Mine. I'm happy to Share, so much. Not so much. No thanks.
10/03/17 02:18 from Daily Kos
Some days are hard. Some days are harder than others. So, what about this: “On behalf of all the people of Texas, and all of the people of… if you look today you will see what’s happening and how horrible it is — but we have it under rea...

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