Month: July 2019

Local Democrats state their views in Letters to the Editor

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s note: Two letters to the editor from local Democrats were published in Wednesday’s Sun. DEC member James Williams criticized Rep. Greg Steube’s record. And DEC Vice Chair Teresa Jenkins defended Democratic positions against Republican lies.   Steube not representing interests of district voters Editor: On July 25, the Sun published an article on …

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Democrats meet in Detroit for second primary debate — live updates

Round two of the Democratic presidential primary debates is set to get underway, with candidates facing off on back-to-back evenings on Tuesday and Wednesday on CNN. Candidates will focus on using the precious few minutes of debate time they’ll have to make a lasting impression on the biggest audience some of them will see. After …

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Florida Attorney General Isn’t Fighting for Floridians, She is Fighting to Keep Her A- Rating with the NRA

On July 29, the Sun Sentinel reported that Attorney General Ashley Moody filed in court to block Ban Assault Weapons Now’s ballot initiative from the 2020 ballot. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, called Moody’s actions outrageous: “Attorney General Ashley Moody is attempting to stop voters from being able to vote to protect their families. Floridians are …

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/ In Gun Violence / By Jim Blue / Comments Off on Florida Attorney General Isn’t Fighting for Floridians, She is Fighting to Keep Her A- Rating with the NRA

Commissioner Fried, Congressman Soto Blast Trump’s Trade War: Kicks Floridians When They Are Down

Today, the Florida Democratic Party held a press call with Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Congressman Darren Soto, and Joseph Pennisi, president of Agora Policy Innovation, that blasted Trump’s trade policies for hurting Florida farmers and businesses. Commissioner Fried described how timber, citrus, and seafood exports to China have dropped, saying, “Maybe the president thinks …

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Letter to the Editor: Focus on the similarities

A letter writer to the Sun Newspaper cuts through the differences between the political parties.  The  writer states, ” Actually, Democrats have the same basic values as most Republicans and independents”. See the letter in the Charlotte Sun newspaper (July 26, 2019, pg C7): Focus On Similarities To Solve Issues

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Pence’s Visit to Florida Lays Bare Trump Administration’s Hypocrisy

Pence’s visit to ex-felons job training center while the GOP is actively working to suppress former inmates’ right to vote exposes the Trump administration’s hypocrisy. On July 26, Vice President Mike Pence visited the non-profit former inmate training center, Operation New Hope. His visit is a reminder that the Republican Party is working to create …

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The president wants 2020 to be about racial identity

The following is a statement from Teresa Jenkins, vice-chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee, in response to recent tweets from President Donald Trump urging four members of Congress (Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley) to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which …

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Mueller shuts down local Rep. Greg Steube during hearing and Twitter goes crazy

Mueller largely ignored Stuebe’s questions, saying“I won’t speak to that” or similar phrases about 10 times in five minutes. “…It’s in, it’s actually in your report multiple times that it’s unverified and you’re telling me that you’re not willing to tell us how you came to the conclusion that it’s unverified?” Steube asked. “True.” “Your …

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Mueller Testimony to Expose the Truth

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled to testify before Congress Wednesday. Mueller found clear evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016 election for the purpose of tipping the outcome toward Trump; that members of Trump’s campaign were eager to accept the foreign help; and that Mueller’s team found at least 10 episodes when Trump …

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EDITORIAL: As Trump’s reliable sycophant, Rubio drags us further into the president’s swamp

Witnessing Sen. Marco Rubio’s pathetic response last week to President Trump’s latest racist outrages, it is impossible now to believe that Florida’s senior senator was once hailed as “The Savior of the Republican Party” on the cover of Time magazine. He was supposed to be a rising star who would help shake the party up …

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/ In Opinion / By Jim Blue / Comments Off on EDITORIAL: As Trump’s reliable sycophant, Rubio drags us further into the president’s swamp
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