Tag Archives: Florida

FLORIDA: Craig Jungwirth Appears Before Federal Judge, May Get Monday Release On Pretrial Bond

Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: Craig Jungwirth, 50, who is facing federal charges of making an online threat to members of the gay community in a small South Florida town, will remain in custody through the weekend. That may change by Monday. In his first court appearance Thursday afternoon, Jungwirth’s attorney told federal Magistrate David Baker that he will ask for …

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FLORIDA: Orlando Sentinel Eviscerates AG Pam Bondi’s Claim That Hillary Clinton Is Trying To Bully Her

From the Orlando Sentinel: Last night, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi went on Fox Business to claim that Hillary Clinton was trying to bully her by sullying Bondi’s good name in connection with the Trump University mess. “I will not be collateral damage in a presidential campaign. Nor will I be a woman bullied by Hillary Clinton,” Bondi told anchor …

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Florida GOP Rep. David Jolly Brings Jar Of Mosquitoes To US House Floor To Slam Impasse On Zika Funding

The Associated Press reports: Most people are trying to avoid Florida mosquitoes, blamed for dozens of cases of the Zika virus. But Republican Rep. David Jolly decided to make a point Wednesday by bringing a container of them to the House floor. “The politics of Zika are garbage right now,” the Florida lawmaker said in a short, angry speech condemning …

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Hillary Launches Spanish-Language Ads [VIDEOS]

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton on Wednesday released new Spanish-language ads, using a former Bush-era official to warn about the dangers of electing Donald Trump to the White House. One ad, titled “Country First,” features Carlos Gutierrez, a former secretary of Commerce under George W. Bush. In the ad, Gutierrez says he has been a Republican his whole life, but …

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FLORIDA: Craig Jungwirth Dodges Arraignment On Federal Terror Charge, Hospitalized For Chest Pain

Orlando’s ABC affiliate reports: A man linked to social media posts threatening a Pulse-style attack against the LGBT community will not face a judge in federal court Tuesday. According to the FBI, Craig Jungwirth, 50, was arrested at his Orlando home Saturday for a violating bond conditions in an unrelated pending misdemeanor case. Jungwirth’s court appearance was canceled after he …

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FLORIDA: Craig Jungwirth To Be Arraigned Today On Federal Terrorist Threat Charge, Faces Five Years

Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: On Wednesday, FBI agents identified the address of Jungwirth’s mother, and found Craig Jungwirth walking on the street in the area of Citrus Chase Drive in the Bay Hill area. FBI and Orlando Police detectives talked to Jungwirth, who refused to read the printed Facebook statements, and denied making the threats. He would not speak further, …

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FLORIDA: Man Accused Of Making Terrorist Threats Against Gay Bars Arrested On Unrelated Charges

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A man linked to social media posts threatening a Pulse-style attack against the LGBT community in South Florida was arrested Saturday by the Florida Highway Patrol on an unrelated charge, officials said. A Broward County judge on Saturday held an emergency hearing to issue an arrest warrant for Craig Jungwirth, 50, for a violating bond conditions …

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FLORIDA: House GOP Signals Retreat From Planned Parenthood Battle In Favor Of $1.1B Zika Funding Bill

The Hill reports: Several House Republicans in Florida say they’re willing to concede defeat in their party’s months-long battle over Planned Parenthood if that’s what it takes to pass a $1.1 billion funding package for the Zika virus. With Zika spreading rapidly in south Florida, even some of the most conservative members of Congress say GOP leaders should strike a …

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Florida Field Office Count: Hillary 51, Trump 1

The Trump campaign’s ground game in Florida doesn’t have ground OR game. Via the Tampa Bay Times: On Aug. 8, the Donald Trump campaign said its first two dozen campaign field offices would open across Florida within two weeks. Since then, not a single new Trump office has opened in America’s biggest battleground state, but Hillary Clinton’s campaign added another …

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SpaceX Rocket Explodes On Launch Pad [VIDEO]

The Verge reports: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, meant to launch a satellite this weekend, exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Reports suggest the explosion occurred during a static fire test of the rocket’s engines. The Falcon 9 was getting ready to launch the Amos 6 satellite, a communications probe for the Israeli satellite operator Spacecom. The mission …

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REPORT: Man Who Allegedly Made Terrorist Threats Against South Florida Gay Bars Arrested In Orlando UPDATE: Wilton Manors Police Chief Denies Report

JMG reader Richard tips us that Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Dean Trantalis just announced on his Facebook page that Craig Jungwirth, who is suspected of having made terrorist threats against Wilton Manors gay bars, has been apprehended in the Orlando area. See his message below. At this writing no further details are available. I’ll update this post shortly when more …

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FLORIDA: Police Agencies Investigate Online Terrorist Threats Against Wilton Manors Gay Bars [VIDEO]

The suspect is a gay man with a lengthy criminal history who is very well known to the South Florida bear community, bar owners, and club promoters. Via Miami’s NBC affiliate: The Broward LGBT community is on edge after threats were made on social media. Some bars in Wilton Manors, like Rumors Bar and Grill, are stepping up security with …

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FLORIDA: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Wins Primary

Florida Politics reports: In one of the most closely observed congressional primaries in the nation, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has defeated her Democratic Party challenger, law professor Tim Canova, to win another two-year term in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District. Though all the votes have not been counted, Wasserman Schultz has the victory in hand, leading 58 percent to 42 percent. Wasserman …

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FLORIDA: Patrick Murphy Wins Dem Senate Primary

Murphy destroyed Alan Grayson by more than a 3-1 margin. The Miami Herald reports: Rep. Patrick Murphy defeated liberal firebrand Alan Grayson and three others to secure the Democratic nomination and set up a battle in November with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. It’s the outcome that Democratic leaders have wanted for nearly 18 months. Shortly after the 33-year-old, two-term congressman …

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FLORIDA: Marco Rubio Wins GOP Senate Primary

Via the Miami Herald: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio cruised to victory in the Republican primary on Tuesday, easily brushing aside multi-millionaire Carlos Beruff who spent $8 million of his own money trying to knock him out office. With his party’s nomination secure, Rubio is now on path to defend the Senate seat he’s held since 2010 and potentially help the …

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FLORIDA: Polk County Polling Clerk Fired After Telling Voter That Independents Are Not Allowed To Vote

From Orlando’s ABC affiliate: A Polk County Polling Clerk has been fired after an issue at the polls Tuesday morning. According to Supervisor of Elections Community Services Director P.J. Leiva, A voter went to Precinct 216, located on South Lakeside Avenue, looking to vote Independent. The voter was told she couldn’t vote because she was independent, and they didn’t have …

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Lesbian Bagpiper Vs Anti-Gay Street Preacher [VIDEO]

From the Daily Record: A bagpipe playing student drowned out a homophobic bigot who compared being gay to bestiality in megaphone rant. Brave Brice Ehmig confronted the preacher who was wearing a “Jesus saves from hell” T-shirt on the campus at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, USA, on Friday August 19. Despite the preacher’s best efforts to have …

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Marco Rubio: If Reelected To The Senate, I Might Not Serve The Full Six Years Because You Never Know

Politico reports: Marco Rubio on Monday refused to commit to serving a full six-year term in the Senate should he win reelection. And the former Republican presidential candidate subtly suggested that if he ran for the White House again, he would be prepared to leave politics behind if he lost. “No one can make that commitment because you don’t know …

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REPORT: Trump Campaign Head Steve Bannon Is Registered To Vote In Florida, Where He Does Not Live

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump’s new presidential campaign chief is registered to vote in a key swing state at an empty house where he does not live, in an apparent breach of election laws. Stephen Bannon, the chief executive of Trump’s election campaign, has an active voter registration at the house in Miami-Dade County, Florida, which is vacant and due …

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FLORIDA: Republican US House Candidate Flips Out When Reporter Questions Donations [AUDIO]

Former Secret Service agent and GOP US House candidate Dan Bongino really doesn’t like it when reporters wonder why 94% his campaign donations have come from outside the district he’s running in. Politico reports: The dispute began on Twitter early in the day when Bongino bashed the Naples Daily News for writing “propaganda.” Asked by POLITICO reporter Marc Caputo about …

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