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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

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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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Take-down of teacher’s display draws criticism

A Port Charlotte High School teacher received an outpouring of support, near and far, after she was asked to take down a Black History Month display. A Tweet posted Wednesday by a PCHS student, showed Alissa Perry, who is a full-time math substitute teacher, fighting back tears as she told students she had to remove …

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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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‘If something is wrong, you’ve got to do something about it’

Charlotte Democratic political activist Gissendanner dead at 67   Betty Gissendanner pleaded for residents to examine their conscience before voting this past election season. Gissendanner was no stranger to standing up for what’s right. Having marched against racism since she was a young girl in Alabama, she was a local political champion who stood up …

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Local Democratic Leader Betty Gissendanner has died

The son of local Democratic leader Betty Gissendanner says that Betty has passed away following a battle with cancer. Gissendanner was a driving force for the Charlotte County Democratic Party, most recently serving as Vice Chair until 2018. She also served as State Committeewoman for seven years, representing the Charlotte Party to the Florida Democratic …

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Opinion: Christian nationalism is really heresy Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor by CCDEC member Dan Rodriguez was published in the Sun on Saturday, Feb. 2nd. Editor: God doesn’t bless America. That’s not how this works. This kind of wrecks the narrative you’ve been told especially the past 18 months under this administration. This bit of heresy has …

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Andrew Gillum joins CNN as a political commentator

The election may be over, but Andrew Gillum isn’t leaving your television screen. The former Florida gubernatorial candidate announced Tuesday he is joining CNN as a political commentator.   Thrilled to be joining @CNN as a political commentator. 📺 👊🏾🇺🇸 — Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) January 29, 2019 (Read more in

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