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Florida Senate War On Florida Farmers

joe negron If history teaches us anything, messing with the farmer puts the American people at risk. Stalin went after farmers in the Ukraine in the 1930’s and the result was massive famine. By James DeCocq As you read this article, there are legislators in Tallahassee that are plotting the outright seizure and displacement of Florida farmers. […] Continue reading →
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Gov. Rick Scott will be at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando

scott-wrestlemania.jpg Gov. Rick Scott (right) plans to attend WrestleMania 33 in Orlando tonight. Florida Gov. Rick Scott‘s official schedule for today includes only one event: WrestleMania 33 at Camping World Stadium — formerly known as the Citrus Bowl — in Orlando. Today’s official schedules for Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera. The governor’s office […] Continue reading →
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Roger Stone, Brian Mast, Gold Star parents raise money for Martin County GOP

stone-mast-vaughns.jpg Martin County GOP Lincoln Day speakers include, from left, Roger Stone, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast and Gold Star parents Karen and Billy Vaughn. Roger Stone, the longtime Donald Trump confidant who’s been vigorously denying suggestions he colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, will be one of the speakers at the Martin County Republican […] Continue reading →
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Rubio: Trump should raise human rights concerns when Xi visits Palm Beach

trump-pence-rubio.jpg President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez. Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is urging President Donald Trump to bring up political prisoners and human rights in communist China when Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach next week.   Trump […] Continue reading →
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Donald Trump on China, from Tiananmen Square to trade ‘rape’

101316-trump-fairgrounds.jpg Donald Trump, shown here at a rally at the South Florida Fairgrounds in October, often ripped China on the campaign trail. PALM BEACH — When he wasn’t slamming Mexican “rapists” or “Crooked” Hillary Clinton, some of Donald Trump‘s toughest talk as a 2016 presidential candidate was aimed at China. Palm Beach summiteers Xi and Trump Trump […] Continue reading →
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For Flynn and Trump, immunity seen in new light

flynn.jpg “When you are given immunity, that means that you have probably committed a crime,” said Michael Flynn in 2016. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn wants immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying about Russian involvement in the 2016 election — and President Donald Trump is endorsing the idea.   “Mike Flynn should ask […] Continue reading →
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Trump-Xi Palm Beach summit: Relationship-builder or international slight?

021917-maralago-1.jpg Another international summit is coming to Mar-a-Lago. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post) PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago next week rather than in Washington. For a couple heads of state who have never met in person, Trump’s tropical castle could provide a more relaxed atmosphere for quality […] Continue reading →
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The Movement for Aramis Ayala

rally1-sunshinestatenews.jpg “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman.“The most unprotected person in America is the black woman.“The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” — Malcolm X Well, on Thursday people of all shapes, sizes, colors, and backgrounds, converged on Tallahassee in support of Aramis Ayala. A black woman.  A black […] Continue reading →
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How Chinese media are spinning Trump-Xi Palm Beach superpower summit

xi-jenping-trump.jpg Chinese President Xi Jenping and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet in Palm Beach next week. State-run Chinese media is expressing optimism about next week’s superpower summit in Palm Beach between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.   The U.S. and China confirmed today that Xi will visit Trump’s Mar-a-Lago on April 6 and 7. […] Continue reading →
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Today: House Speaker Paul Ryan, donors huddle at The Breakers in Palm Beach

033017-ryan-breakers.jpg House Speaker Paul Ryan, shown at right arriving at Palm Beach International Airport for a 2012 fundraiser, is returning to The Breakers in Palm Beach today and tomorrow. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and donors to his “Team Ryan” fundraising committee will be at The Breakers in Palm Beach today and tomorrow for a closed-door retreat. […] Continue reading →
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Aramis Ayala's Hundreds-Strong Supporting Cast to Hit Capitol

ssn_i-beg-to-differ_logo_final.jpg Aramis Ayala, who probably 90 percent of Florida had never heard of before March, may wind up as one of the 2017 legislative session’s most prominent figures. Indirectly, anyway. At 12:30 p.m. Thursday the ‘Ride for Aramis,’ a several-hundred-strong rally of support for the Orange-Osceola state attorney, will culminate at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Organizers […] Continue reading →
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Joe Negron Under Attack From Tea Party Groups and Conservative Lawmakers For Senate Bill 10

tea party Sen. Joe Negron Continues to Have His “Conservative Credentials” Questioned Conservative Florida lawmakers and the largest TEA Party organizations in the state have one thing in common.  They both are fighting against a bill being promoted by senate president Joe Negron (Senate Bill 10 – http://bit.ly/2mMDpez) to spend $2.4 billion on an unneeded and wasteful […] Continue reading →
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2018: Andrew Gillum endorsed by longtime Palm Beach County Dem

gillum-gannon.jpg Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has been endorsed by Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon in the Democratic 2018 race for governor. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum‘s Democratic campaign for governor has picked up an early endorsement from Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon — a longtime player in local Democratic politics who should help open doors […] Continue reading →
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Tom Rooney rips Bill Nelson on Gorsuch; ‘weighing all his options for 2018’

081809-tom-rooney.jpg U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee. Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson‘s announcement Monday that he opposes President Donald Trump‘s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court drew immediate fire from Republicans.   Sen. Bill Nelson says he’ll vote against Judge Neil Gorsuch. (Nelson photo by Rich Graulich/Palm Beach Post; Gorsuch vote by Susan Walsh/AP) One […] Continue reading →