Fact check: Coral Gables candidate Carmen Olazabal on the defensive
03/26/19 02:34 from Political Cortadito
Voters might not be sure if Carmen Olazabal is running for a commission seat against three other candidate — or if she is running against activist Maria Cruz and little ol’ Ladra. The girl has gone off on Maria and I, wasting...

PAC says it did NOT send hit piece on Ralph Cabrera — so who did?
03/22/19 13:20 from Political Cortadito
Coral Gables voters got a mailer this week that attacks Ralph Cabrera on development, calling him a “career politician” and saying he approved 40% of the tallest buildings in the city. But nobody is taking the credit. Not onl...

Florida Lawmakers Want Accessible Liquefied Natural gas
03/20/19 15:14 from Shark Tank
“This bill makes American liquefied natural gas accessible and cost-effective to regional allies." The post Florida Lawmakers Want Accessible Liquefied Natural gas appeared first on Shark Tank .

Alex DLP keeps bunching bundles of special interest campaign money
03/20/19 10:31 from Political Cortadito
Former State Sen. and current Miami city commission candidate Alex Diaz de la Portilla had another stellar month for fundraising in February, more than doubling his total to almost $86,000. But at least half of the $45,380 raised in Febr...

Pinecrest voters to decide if they’ll pay extra taxes to get county water
03/20/19 01:09 from Political Cortadito
Voters in Pinecrest have been asked to decide by next week whether the village should issue $15 million in bonds — the largest in the village’s short history — to provide access to the last 739 properties that do not ha...

President Trump pens $100K check to Homeland Security
03/19/19 11:20 from Shark Tank
President Trump and the congress are still light years away from coming to agreeing on funding the border wall, but now it appears as if Homeland Security is a little bit closer to finding the money it needs to secure the southern border...

Florida House tries to thwart the voters’ decision on Amendment 4
03/19/19 04:08 from Political Cortadito
A subcommittee in the Florida House will hear the first bill Tuesday to legislate the process for felons to get their voting rights restored, which voters approved last year with the passage of Amendment 4 by 64% of Florida voters. But i...

Gables candidate Jorge Fors has history of traffic tickets, arrests
03/19/19 01:41 from Political Cortadito
Maybe nobody had heard of him in Coral Gables before Jorge Fors, Jr., decided to run for city commission. But they may have heard of him at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The city commission candidate has gotten 31 ...

Amid Miami Beach chaos, mayor Dan Gelber raises funds for race
03/18/19 23:50 from Political Cortadito
The videos circulating on social media are shocking: Groups of men pummel people to the ground; women brawl on the street, ripping the weaves from each other’s heads; a man punches a woman in the face and knocks her out; people dri...

Coral Gables candidate Jorge Fors stirs annexation fears for votes
03/18/19 02:52 from Political Cortadito
In a desperate attempt to get votes in North Gables, commission candidate Jorge Fors is stirring up annexation fears. Fors — who is running for the seat vacated by Commissioner Frank Quesada — walked North Gables streets last...

Tomato Suspension Agreement Withdrawal Praised by FL Lawmakers
03/17/19 11:54 from Shark Tank
“Our domestic tomato industry has been harmed by Mexican producers dumping tomatoes in the U.S. market.” The post Tomato Suspension Agreement Withdrawal Praised by FL Lawmakers appeared first on Shark Tank .

Democratic Women’s Club of East Broward
03/16/19 15:42 from BlueBroward.org
Mod Sixties Wine: 1826 E Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale on Thursday April 18, 2019 Meet & Greet 6:30pm ~~ Meeting starts at 7:00pm Guest speaker: Teresa Williams, President of our sister club, Democratic Women’s Club of West Browa...

Patronis Questions DNA Testing Companies’ User Confidentiality
03/16/19 08:24 from Shark Tank
"Customers must be able to reevaluate their willingness to have their genome data shared outside the original intent.” The post Patronis Questions DNA Testing Companies’ User Confidentiality appeared first on Shark Tank .

Scott “Disappointed” with Everglades Restoration Budget
03/16/19 07:47 from Shark Tank
"We are certainly able to work with you on an ongoing basis.” The post Scott “Disappointed” with Everglades Restoration Budget appeared first on Shark Tank .

Steube’s Resolution Condemns rep. Omar’s Remarks
03/16/19 07:08 from Shark Tank
"Anti-Semitism belongs nowhere in the halls of Congress or its Members.” The post Steube’s Resolution Condemns rep. Omar’s Remarks appeared first on Shark Tank .

Rep. Waltz Honors Women’s History Month on House Floor
03/15/19 16:48 from Shark Tank
"I owe everything I am to this strong, independent American woman.” The post Rep. Waltz Honors Women’s History Month on House Floor appeared first on Shark Tank .

03/15/19 14:11 from BlueBroward.org
Sunday Brunch March 17th 11:30 A.M. How can we maximize the Hispanic Vote in 2020?  Special Guest–Professor Eduardo Gamarra, PHD, Full tenured professor of Political Science Florida International University’s Department of Po...

Now Here’s a Suggestion That You Almost Never Hear From Me
03/15/19 03:39 from BlueBroward.org
Good evening, everybody! Donald Trump wants to build a wall on our border with Mexico. Congress disagrees and refuses to give him the money to build that wall. So he exceeds his constitutional authority and declares a national emergency ...

Fmr. KKK boss David Duke supports Democrat Rep. Omar
03/13/19 07:31 from Shark Tank
"Eyes are on Congresswoman Omar to denounce the support of David Duke." The post Fmr. KKK boss David Duke supports Democrat Rep. Omar appeared first on Shark Tank .

Beach manager Jimmy Morales gets 4-year contract, more money
03/13/19 03:10 from Political Cortadito
Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales will likely get a four-year contract extension at Wednesday’s meeting and a salary increase to $305,736. In a move that is largely a rubber stamp vote, Morales — who was hired in 2013 fo...

One thumbs up, one thumbs down after Coral Gables candidate forum
03/13/19 01:44 from Political Cortadito
There were completely polar opposite reactions to the performance of two commission candidates after the first Coral Gables candidate forum last week. Former commissioner Ralph Cabrera, who spoke with authority and experience, got the en...

Rooney Vows to Protect Free Speech on Campuses
03/12/19 16:36 from Shark Tank
“Learning occurs when one’s beliefs are challenged and defended." The post Rooney Vows to Protect Free Speech on Campuses appeared first on Shark Tank .

Ocasio-Cortez defends Omar’s Israel remarks, questions Democratic detractors
03/11/19 09:12 from Shark Tank
Ocasio-Cortez questioned Vargas condemnation of Omar’s remarks, suggesting that she “apologize for her offense comments.” The post Ocasio-Cortez defends Omar’s Israel remarks, questions Democratic detractors appeared first on Shark Tank .

Come and Vote on Tuesday Night!
03/11/19 01:17 from BlueBroward.org
Hello, everybody! It was another good week at the West Regional Courthouse. Along with our wonderful volunteers Lonnie Supnick, Beth Mumby, Marsha Eisenberg, Michael Goldfarb, Lauren Tate, and Debra Longberg, we registered 13 voters (inc...

West Broward Democratic Club
03/08/19 13:00 from BlueBroward.org
The West Broward Democratic Club, (WBDC), will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 07:00 PM. The meeting will be at the Sunrise Soccer Club, 10200 Sunset Strip, in Sunrise. This month’s guest speak...

Vote Scott J. Brook for Mayor of Coral Springs on March 12
03/02/19 23:38 from BlueBroward.org
Quick story about why I will vote for Scott J. Brook to be the next mayor of Coral Springs, in the special election following the death of Skip Campbell. My wife and I first met Scott at a Democratic organizing event when John Kerry was ...

Our President Doesn’t Want Anyone to Know How Stupid He Is
02/28/19 04:15 from BlueBroward.org
Hi, everybody! Did you see any of Michael Cohen's testimony before Congress today? Much of it was a very revealing look inside the ego and character of our 45th President. I can't decide whether my favorite anecdote was Cohen's revelatio...

Wednesday was a Great Day at the Courthouse!
02/21/19 00:48 from BlueBroward.org
Hi, friends! Today at the West Regional Courthouse was the kind of voter registration day I always hope for. We registered 4 new voters, and 3 of them were felons. All of them registered as Democrats! So on Monday and Wednesday, we colle...

We Need More Help on Saturday
02/19/19 15:05 from BlueBroward.org
Good afternoon, everybody! On Saturday, February 23rd, from 11 AM to 2 PM, the Sunrise Police Department in partnership with Sam's Club will have its annual Community Block Party. This is a free afternoon of entertainment and education. ...

Check Out This Video!
02/15/19 16:31 from BlueBroward.org
Hi, everybody! What can you say? Another week, another embarrassment from our infant president. This time, he is declaring a national emergency where there isn't one. But what the heck; why shouldn't he violate our Constitution? We got r...

The Midas Touch
11/19/18 00:56 from Pushing Rope

For People That Think White Supremacy Isn't A Problem
10/25/18 02:44 from Pushing Rope

Quote of the Day: Jared Kushner Edition.
10/23/18 21:49 from Pushing Rope

The Third Way researchers are trying to figure out what happened in 2016.
10/24/17 13:56 from Daily Kos
The Third Way researchers have been conducting research on why people voted the way they did in 2016 and their beliefs are being severely tested.  They thought people would stay in the middle ground of politics and in their way of thinki...

FL-Sen: New UNF Poll Has Bill Nelson (D) & Rick Scott (R) Virtually Tied at 37-36
10/24/17 10:49 from Daily Kos
Latest news out of Florida today courtesy of UNF’s latest poll : A newly released   statewide poll   conducted by the University of Florida finds Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson essentially tied with Republican Gov. Rick Scott, 37 perce...

Investigative reporting bombshell: Florida private schools taking $1 billion with no oversight
10/23/17 13:44 from Daily Kos
While Betsy DeVos does away with protections for our country’s children , and continues to push forward on her billionaire-life’s mission to leave the world a better place for herself when she dies, the Orlando-Sentinel has done an explo...

For stop #2 of his white supremacy tour, Richard Spencer sues Ohio State University
10/22/17 19:53 from Daily Kos
According to the Gainesville Police Department , Tyler Tenbrink, 28, of Richmond, Texas, and bothers William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, both of Pasadena, Texas were arrested about 20 miles north of Gainesville in connection to a sh...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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