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‘Blatant disregard’: Congressional Democrats slam Rick Scott on Puerto Rico

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott has messaged heavily on the continuing question of relief for Puerto Rico, but three Congressional Democrats say he’s all talk and no action. U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor, Darren Soto and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell teamed up on a press call opposing Scott, after Florida’s junior Senator earned a great deal of earned media in recent days for heated exchanges with …

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New poll: Florida voters support drug imports, oppose arming teachers

Florida voters support allowing prescription drug imports from Canada but don’t want teachers armed in classrooms. New polling from Florida Atlantic University’s Business and Economics Polling Initiative finds support for most of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ policy priorities. From his environmental plans to voucher expansion, a majority favors the new executive’s direction so far. But positions like a ban on …

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Local State Senator Gruters tied to White Nationalists

The modern anti-immigrant movement in America was largely created by white nationalists and eugenicists. Among the nation’s loudest voices is the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, a group founded in 1979 by John Tanton, a doctor who believed in eugenics. State Sen. Joe Gruters, Dist. 23 — who is also the chair of the …

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Florida Democrats support protection and aid for Venezuelans

Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto and Val Demings, State Representatives Carlos Guillermo Smith and John Cortes, and Mayor of Kissimmee Jose Alvarez joined a round table hosted by Casa Venezuela to talk about efforts to support Venezuelans in the U.S. and in their country. During the event, elected officials called on the Trump administration and …

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Here’s how to attend Andrew Gillum’s ‘major announcement’ in South Florida

Former Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has now released a time and location for his already-teased “major announcement” in South Florida. Gillum now says he’ll be appearing March 20 at Florida Memorial University’s Smith Conference Center for his announcement. Doors open at 5 p.m. A page has also been set up for those wishing to RSVP for …

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Port Charlotte H.S. Principal apologizes to Teacher over Kaepernick Controversy

Port Charlotte High School Principal Lou Long has apologized for asking a teacher to remove a Black History Month display depicting controversial former NFL player Colin Kaepernick. Following complaints from parents and students, Long ordered full-time substitute math teacher Alissa Perry to remove the display from her door just one day before the month ended. Her …

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Trump in trouble in Florida poll

Donald Trump is in trouble in Florida, a state that’s crucial to his reelection hopes. Just 40 percent of Florida voters said they believed the president should be reelected, while 53 percent were opposed to a second term, according to a new Bendixen & Amandi International poll. (Read more in Politico.com)

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Florida pollster for Donald Trump, Rick Scott listed in new House Judiciary investigation

The House Judiciary Committee announced a corruption and obstruction investigation into President Donald Trump on Monday by asking for documents from 81 people and entities tied to the White House, the Trump campaign and the Trump Organization. Included on the list is Tony Fabrizio, one of Florida’s best-known Republican pollsters and a key architect of Rick …

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Border Wall is an Assault on Our Democracy

  Crises are time-tested means of subverting democracy. Autocratic leaders such as Vladimir Putin have long used national emergencies — some real, some not — to claim extra ordinary power. Autocratic leaders often vex under the constraints of constitutional rule and find democratic politics agonizingly frustrating. They lack the disposition for the give-and-take of everyday …

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