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HUUUGE Polk County Gator Goes Viral via Facebook

A massive alligator caused quite a stir when it took a weekend stroll in a Central Florida nature reserve.

A video posted to Facebook by Kim Joiner shows the huge alligator sauntering across a path at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County, reportedly on Sunday. Visitors to the nature center can be seen capturing the unusual spectacle. They said it took a full half-minute for the prehistoric-looking creature to cross the road. 

Floridians' Top 10 Consumer Complaints in 2016

Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Adam Putnam today released the top 10 consumer complaints filed with his department in 2016. Complaints about violations of the state’s Do Not Call list were the most common complaint this year, followed by complaints related to fuel and gasoline, cable services and motor vehicle repair. In addition, the department recovered $2,965,000 for Florida consumers in 2016.
 

3 South Florida Democrats Announce Big Win for Everglades Restoration

U.S. Reps, Lois Frankel, Ted Deutch and and Patrick Murphy, all South Florida Democrats -- this morning celebrated the federal authorization of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), with a press conference in West Palm Beach.

Ballard Partners and Chicago's All-Circo Announce Strategic Alliance

Florida government affairs firm Ballard Partners announced Thursday "a strategic alliance" with Chicago-based All-Circo, Inc., which Ballard calls one of the most respected political consulting firms in the Midwest.
 

Donald Trump (and Entourage) Will Feast at Mar-a-Lago for Thanksgiving

Stay off the roads Thursday, Palm Beach. Donald Trump's coming home to Mar-a-Lago for Thankgiving.

Already we've seen the Federal Aviation Administration dish out major flight restrictions above the swish private club on Palm Beach.

And expect a partial shut-down of A1A. The sprawling, wide-open-to-the-water Mar-a-Lago should be a Secret Service nightmare.

It will mark Trump's first time back to his second-favorite home since he won the presidential election.

Rubio Legislation Would Prevent Federal Bailout Money for Obamacare Insurers

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and a like-minded coalition of Republican lawmakers are wasting no time in dealing with Obamacare. They have introduced the HHS Slush Fund Elimination Act, a bill they hope will prevent the use of federal funds to rescue companies from Affordable Care Act costs.

London Gambler Wins HUGE on Donald Trump

A happy gambler in the United Kingdom picked up more than $620,000 on Donald Trump’s victory over betting favorite Hillary Clinton. 

2016 Election Night TV Viewership Falls Short of Obama in 2008

An unexpectedly close presidential race that led to an even more surprising victory for former reality TV star Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton blanketed television on Tuesday night -- and well into Wednesday morning.

Per Nielsen Media, primetime coverage of the election reached a total 71 million viewers across 13 networks with live reporting. That is for the 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. block, however, and not the complete stretch of coverage. 

Clinton Campaign Targeted DWS Nearly a Year Ago

The latest Wikileaks release reveals the Clinton campaign looked to neuter the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee as far back as December.

Veteran Consultant, Son of Former Gov. Claude Kirk, Joins PooleMcKinley

Erik Kirk
Erik Kirk

Government and business consulting firm PooleMcKinley announced Friday the expansion of its governmental and public affairs team with the addition of veteran government relations consultant Erik Kirk. Kirk brings to the firm more than 20 years of experience in Florida’s executive and legislative branches of government as well as extensive work at the municipal and county levels.

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