Tag Archives: Florida

FLORIDA: Biden +9 Over Bloomberg, Sanders In Third

Florida Politics reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden is back on top in Florida. That’s according to the latest survey from St. Pete Polls, which shows Biden with 34% support among likely Democratic primary voters. Bloomberg slipped to second place with 25% support. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has taken the lead in polls nationally is running in a distant …

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Wilton Manors Mayor Justin Flippen Dies At Age 41

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: Justin Flippen, the mayor of Wilton Manors, died suddenly Tuesday. Flippen was 41. He was elected mayor in 2018 after serving as a city commissioner. City officials said that Flippen apparently was driving to Tuesday evening’s City Commission meeting when he became ill and died. “We were notified that Justin apparently was on his way …

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Two Florida Democrats Sue To Keep Sanders Off Ballot

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Two Tallahassee men who don’t want to see independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders win the Democratic presidential nomination are suing to nullify votes he gets in Florida’s March 17 primary. Frank Bach, a retired letter carrier, and George Brown, a retired social worker, filed a lawsuit this week in Leon County Circuit Court asking a judge …

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FL Dems Condemn Dictators Amid Sanders’ Castro Flap

NBC News Miami reports: The Florida Democratic Party on Monday said it condemns dictatorships and “stands in solidarity” with those fleeing dictatorships, after 2020 Democratic White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) comments saying that not everything about Cuba was was bad under Fidel Castro. The state’s Democratic Party chairwoman Terrie Rizzo released a statement criticizing dictatorships and echoed its …

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FL College Names Melania “Woman Of Distinction”

The Hill reports: First lady Melania Trump on Wednesday received a “Woman of Distinction” award from Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), despite pushback from some students and alumni in Florida over the move. Melania Trump, who changed her primary residence to Palm Beach along with President Trump last year, said she was “grateful” to accept the award. According to the …

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Daytona 500 Ends In Fiery Crash, Trump Sends Prayers

USA Today reports: Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500, which took two days to complete due to inclement weather and was started by President Donald Trump, but the 62nd version of the race will mostly be remembered for the grizzly wreck involving Ryan Newman on the final lap. The frightening crash occurred when teammate Ryan Blaney nudged Newman’s No. 6 …

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Trump Has Air Force One Swoop Over Daytona Track

From Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire: President Trump might just have earned a couple hundred thousand votes on Sunday — even before he arrived at Daytona International Speedway. That’s how many people are attending the Daytona 500 in Florida, where Trump visited to serve as grand marshal for the annual NASCAR race. When Air Force One flew into the Daytona International …

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Cultist Angry He Can’t Bring Trump Standee To Dialysis

The Associated Press reports: A Florida man undergoing kidney dialysis three times a week is upset that he can’t bring a life-sized cardboard cutout of President Donald Trump for emotional support. Nelson Gibson told WPBF that his family can’t sit with him during his three-and-a-half-hour treatments. To help, he began bringing a picture of Trump as a comfort item. Gibson …

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SHOCK POLL: Bloomberg Takes Slim Lead In Florida

The Hill reports: Michael Bloomberg is leading the pack of Democratic presidential hopefuls in Florida, according to a new survey from St. Pete Polls, a sign that the former New York City mayor has picked up traction in a crucial swing state before most of his rivals have even started to campaign there. The poll shows Bloomberg with 27.3 percent …

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Federal Appeals Court Hears Ex-Gay Torture Challenge

Courthouse News reports: The constitutionality of South Florida bans on juvenile gay conversion therapy is hanging in the balance in the 11th Circuit, where attorneys jousted Tuesday over whether the bans violate therapists’ free speech rights. At issue is a lawsuit filed by two therapists challenging local laws that prohibit them and other licensed counselors from performing gay conversion therapy …

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FL Bar Complaint Filed Against Gaetz For SCIF Stunt

The Miami New Times reports: The Miami-Dade Democratic Party on Thursday filed a formal bar complaint against Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R), urging the Florida Bar to sanction the Trump acolyte for storming a secure congressional facility during the closed-door phase of the impeachment inquiry. As previously reported at the time, a faction of approximately two dozen House GOP members, …

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FL Condo Complex Votes Against “Trump Plaza” Signs

The Palm Beach Post reports: The West Palm Beach condominium complex had had the Trump Plaza signs atop the twin towers for decades. Monday’s votes are in, and the people have spoken. Residents of the overwhelmingly voted 178-20 to keep the Trump Plaza signs off the top of the twin-tower complex at 525 and 529 S. Flagler Drive in West …

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Shots Fired In Mar-A-Lago Security Breach Attempt

Heavy.com reports: A woman may have tried to crash the gate at Mar-a-Lago, leading to shots being fired at President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach property, according to a local news report by WSVN-7 News. WSVN-7 News reported that Palm Beach Sheriff’s office sources told the station there was an incident at Mar-a Lago in Palm Beach on January 31, 2020. …

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FLORIDA: Discrimination Against LGBT Students Spurs Banks To Stop Donations To Private School Vouchers

NBC News reports: Two of the largest banks in the U.S. say they will stop donating millions of dollars to Florida’s private school voucher program after a newspaper investigation found that some of the program’s beneficiaries discriminate against LGBTQ students. In a statement to NBC News and CNBC on Wednesday evening, Wells Fargo confirmed that it would no longer participate. …

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Pilot Charged For Pro-Trump Racist Graffiti At Airport

NBC News reports: A pilot allegedly scrawled racist messages and graffiti that appeared to support President Donald Trump around a Florida airport, authorities said. James Ellis Dees, 53, has been charged with nine counts of criminal mischief for allegedly writing racial slurs about African Americans and Hispanics, including the phrase “Send them ALL Back,” in restroom stalls and parking elevators …

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GOP Florida Rep Accuses Matt Gaetz Of Creating Game In Which Lawmakers Got Points For Bedding Interns

Mediaite reports: Florida state representative Chris Latvala accused Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) of creating a game “where members of the FL House got ‘points’ for sleeping with aides, interns, lobbyists, and married legislators,” Tuesday. After Gaetz called out Latvala for posting a photograph with Al Sharpton on Twitter, Latvala replied, “And you created a game where members of the FL …

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FLORIDA: Trump And Biden Essentially Tied In New Poll

The Hill reports: A new poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden with a small lead over President Trump in Florida, a battleground state Trump narrowly won in 2016. A Mason-Dixon survey released Tuesday finds Biden with a 2 point advantage over Trump’s 45 percent. The poll has a 4 point margin of error. Trump leads the other three top …

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Florida County Mulls Name Change For Dixie Highway

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: A movement to rename Dixie Highway — for some a painful reminder of a tragic, racist past — might be gaining steam in Broward County. The argument is being made by one of Broward County’s youngest elected officials after she heard of a similar effort in Miami-Dade. The name Dixie harkens back to an era …

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Russian Spy Ship Moving “Erratically” Off US Coast

CNN reports: A Russian spy-ship has returned to international waters off the southeastern coast of the United States and is operating in what two US officials told CNN is an “unsafe manner.” The Viktor Leonov, a Russian surveillance ship, has been sailing off the coast of South Carolina and Florida in the last few days, one official told CNN. The …

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DEVINESQUE: Mike Huckabee Seeks To Have Lawyer Sanctioned For Tweeting Mean Things About Him

The Pensacola News-Journal reports: For those not from these parts, about a decade ago, the former Arkansas governor and “Christian minister” packed up his carpet bags and moved into a $6 million beach house roughly 60 miles east of Pensacola. You know, because a $6 million dollar beach house is exactly where Jesus would have chosen to chill with his …

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