Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Trump's Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago will include this ad about his approval ratings

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 3:10 PM

President Donald Trump's regular dose of Fox & Friends will be tainted this Thanksgiving week with reminders about his historically low approval ratings. The women's advocacy group UltraViolet says it's targeting Trump during his vacation at the Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort in Palm Beach, with "More Popular Than Trump"...

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Despite legal challenge, state moves to outsource medical pot ID cards

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 3:02 PM

After hearing a litany of complaints from lawmakers, state health officials are moving forward with a contested contract to process medical-marijuana patient identification cards. State Surgeon General Celeste Philip signed a contract with Jacksonville-based Veritec LLC on Wednesday, citing emergency powers “to avoid an immediate and serious danger to public...

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The Orlando Sentinel has published arguably the worst letter to the editor in existence

Posted By and on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Congratulations to the Orlando Sentinel for publishing arguably the crappiest take on the #MeToo movement. In a letter to the editor posted on Nov. 20, Diane Panacek of Altamonte Springs managed to top millions of terrible Tweets and Facebook posts with an epic rant titled "Get off the #MeToo bandwagon,"...

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Florida Democrats look for new leader after chair resigns over inappropriate behavior

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:50 AM

The fallout from the resignation of Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel continued Monday, with a top staff member stepping down and the interim party chair saying she won't pursue the permanent post. Bittel on Friday announced his resignation, effective at 11:59 p.m. Monday, after being accused by several women...

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Rick Scott wants to throw Florida Supreme Court justice off crucial case

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Gov. Rick Scott is asking that a Florida Supreme Court justice be disqualified from ruling on a case focused on whether Scott has the authority to appoint three new justices before leaving office in early 2019. In a motion filed Monday, Scott's lawyers requested the disqualification of Justice Barbara Pariente...

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Protest planned outside Mar-a-Lago after Trump ends protections for Haitians

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Hundreds of protesters are rallying Tuesday afternoon in front of President Donald Trump's Florida resort, the Mar-a-Lago, after his administration decided late Monday night to end immigration protections for almost 59,000 Haitian immigrants. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says it will permanently terminate Temporary Protected Status, also known as...

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Putnam, Ross say relief proposal leaves out Florida's storm-ravaged citrus industry

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 5:31 PM

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Congressman Dennis Ross on Friday criticized a lack of funding for the state's storm-ravaged citrus industry in the latest disaster-relief package proposed by the White House. Putnam said a $44 billion request sent to Congress by the White House Office of Management and Budget...

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A damn crocodile was removed from a Florida beach this afternoon

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Wildlife officers were called to help remove a 6-foot crocodile from a Florida beach this afternoon, because here in the Sunshine State we like our beaches croc free. According to WBPF, the croc was first spotted near Dania Beach this morning, before it drifted south and eventually swam ashore on...

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Federal judge blasts Florida prisons over hepatitis care

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:48 PM

In a scathing ruling issued Friday, a federal judge found that Florida corrections officials have a “long and sordid history” of failing to treat inmates infected with the Hepatitis C virus and ordered the state to immediately come up with a plan to properly provide care. U.S. District Judge Mark...

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Sheriff dash-cam films plane making emergency landing in Florida neighborhood

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Yesterday morning a single-engine plane had to make an emergency landing in a Florida residential area and a local sheriff's dashboard camera caught the incident on film. The video, which was posted to Facebook by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, shows the plane attempting to land on Keene Road...

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