Tag Archives: Florida

POLLS: Hillary Is “Running The Table” In Swing States

NBC News reports: Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump in some of the most diverse battleground states – including by double digits in two of them – according to four brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls. In the key battleground of Florida, which President Obama won in 2008 and 2012, Clinton is ahead of Trump by five points among ...

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FLORIDA: Trump Backer Flips Out At Media [VIDEO]

So this happened last night in Kissimmee: An elderly rallygoer at a Donald Trump event really let reporters have it on Thursday night when he went over to the press pen and got up in the media’s face. Trump and his supporters have made the recurring argument that the media is set against him personally, and that coverage of his ...

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FLORIDA: Trump Drags Marco Rubio Down To Slim 3-Point Lead Over Dem US Senate Rival Patrick Murphy

Today in Senate-flipping news: Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is catching up to Sen. Marco Rubio and is nearly tied with him in a new Quinnipiac University poll that suggests Donald Trump is a drag on the incumbent Republican. Rubio has a marginal 3-point lead over Murphy, 48 percent to 45 percent, in the latest poll of likely voters. However, ...

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Donald Trump To Headline Anti-LGBT Hate Group Event, Will Be Grilled About “Homosexual Totalitarianism”

Donald Trump proclaims himself to be a defender of the LGBT community. Which is why he has agreed to appear alongside Marco Rubio at the Liberty Counsel’s hate fest in Orlando on Thursday. Right Wing Watch reports: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to attend a radical anti-LGBT event in being held in Orlando this week exactly two months ...

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Father Of Orlando Terrorist Attends Hillary Rally

The Orlando Sentinel reports: The Pulse nightclub shooter’s father attended Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s rally in Kissimmee Monday night. Cameras captured Seddique Mateen, Omar Mateen’s father, standing in the crowd. He later told a reporter for WPTV, a Palm Beach-based NBC affiliate, that he wanted to attend the rally as a member of the public and a Clinton supporter. ...

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Marco Rubio: No Abortions For Zika-Infected Women

Politico reports: Sen. Marco Rubio said Saturday that he doesn’t believe a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus should have the right to an abortion — even if she had reason to believe the child would be born with severe microcephaly. “I understand a lot of people disagree with my view – but I believe that all human life ...

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Sen. Marco Rubio: My Keynote Address For The Liberty Counsel Is Nothing But A Celebration Of Faith

Next week Sen. Marco Rubio will keynote an Orlando event hosted by the extremist anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel. The event falls two months to the day after the Pulse Massacre, about which Rubio cried crocodile tears of faux solidarity before declaring that the attack convinced him to run for reelection after all. The Tampa Bay Times asked Rubio how he reconciles ...

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FDA Approves Zika-Killing Mutant Mosquitoes Trial

Fusion reports: Our sci-fi future just got a whole lot closer to becoming a reality, after the Food and Drug Administration gave the okay to a field trial that would release genetically modified Zika-killing mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. On Friday, the FDA released a final environmental assessment of the trial, finding that it “will not have significant impacts on ...

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POLL: Hillary +6 In Swing State Florida

Another positive swing state poll today: Hillary Clinton holds a six-point lead over Donald Trump in Florida, according to the latest Suffolk University survey of likely voters in the state released Thursday. Matched head-to-head, Clinton took 48 percent, while Trump earned 42 percent. In a four-way matchup, Clinton grabbed 43 percent, followed by 39 percent for Trump, 4 percent for ...

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Pulse To Reopen As Memorial… UPDATE: Or Not?

IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW. Earlier….. Entertainment Weekly reports: Orlando’s Pulse nightclub will reopen as a memorial for the 49 people killed at the venue in the June 12 mass shooting, its owners announced via Facebook Sunday night. The news was shared on the onePULSE foundation page, a nonprofit established in the aftermath of the attack to “provide financial assistance to the ...

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FLORIDA: Britain Issues Sex Warning For Tourists

The Telegraph reports: Approximately 50,000 British holidaymakers currently in Florida should avoid unprotected sex for the rest of the summer holidays because of the risk from Zika virus, according to government advice. An outbreak of four mosquito-transmitted cases yesterday prompted Public Health England (PHE) to advise pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to the southern US state. But for ...

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FLORIDA: Zika Virus Arrives In United States

The Washington Post reports: Florida officials on Friday announced the first local spread of the Zika virus through infected mosquitoes in the continental United States. Gov. Rick Scott made the announcement during a press conference Friday after a health department investigation into four suspected cases in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. He said transmission was confined to a small neighborhood just ...

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Marco Rubio To Headline Liberty Counsel Event

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: When Marco Rubio cited the deadly attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando as a reason he was changing his mind and running for re-election to the U.S. Senate, many LGBT allies immediately noted that the Florida senator and failed presidential candidate has never been an ally of the LGBT community. “To be ...

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FLORIDA: Democratic Primary Opponent Of Debbie Wasserman Schultz To File Complaint With FEC

The Hill reports: Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Florida primary opponent, Tim Canova, says he’s preparing a legal complaint against the outgoing DNC chair as a result of information revealed in the latest batch of Wikileak emails. “The Wikileaks emails indicate that Debbie Wasserman Schultz used DNC resources to assist her reelection campaign in violation of federal law,” said Tim Canova, a ...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott On The Anti-Gay GOP Platform: Same-Sex Marriage Is The Law Of The Land [VIDEO]

Politico reports: When it comes to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s opinion on the Republican Party’s platform opposition to same-sex marriage, the Republican governor had just three words Tuesday night, despite his own state’s previous opposition to the law: The Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court has already made a decision,” Scott told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, referring to the shooting ...

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ORLANDO: Local Boy Scouts Hold Moving Flag Removal Ceremony At Site Of Pulse Massacre Memorial

From the Orlando Sentinel: Michelangelo Dominguez’s mother watched with pride Monday morning as the 13-year-old and other Boy Scouts picked hundreds of weathered American flags from the lawn outside the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando. He helped collect mini-flagpoles stuck in the dirt around wet teddy bears and melted candles left for the 49 victims killed more than a month ...

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FLORIDA: Christian Protesters Booted As Satanic Temple Prankster Gives City Council Invocation [VIDEO]

Pensacola’s ABC affiliate reports: A satanic prayer held at Pensacola city council meeting was disrupted by a crowd Thursday night. Police escorted people out of the meeting. “I saw community of people come together and take a stand for what was right,” explained Bruce Gullie. The invocation was delivered by a member of the Satanic Temple. Parishioners with the United ...

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New Poll: Hillary Slips In Key Swing States [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Did Donald Trump really just surge past Hillary Clinton in two of the election’s most important battlegrounds? New swing-state polls released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University show Trump leading Clinton in Florida and Pennsylvania — and tied in the critical battleground state of Ohio. In three of the states that matter most in November, the surveys point to a ...

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My Latest Pride Life Column: Their Phones Kept Ringing

My latest column has been posted to the website of Britain’s Pride Life Magazine, where instead of my usual recap on the state of LGBT rights in America, I’ve written about today’s one month anniversary of the Pulse Massacre and how June 12th went for me. As many of you know, I’m from Orlando and today’s piece is in response ...

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ORLANDO: Ten Arrested At Marco Rubio Sit-In

From the Associated Press: Police arrested 10 protesters who were holding a sit-in Monday in the lobby of the building where U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has his Orlando office on the month anniversary of a massacre at a gay nightclub. The protesters were arrested on misdemeanor trespass charges when the building closed to the public Monday evening, at the request ...

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