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Florida Counties Aren't Reporting Mental Health Risks to Gun Background Databases

March 2, 2018 - 9:30am

Some of the calls for solutions and action  in the wake of the Parkland shooting are already in place, but in a theme that citizens have become all too accustomed to seeing, authorities are not employing those standards properly -- including a gun-background law passed years ago that has gone largely unrecognized.

Press Ignores Facts in Rush to Call Parkland Shooter a White Supremacist

February 16, 2018 - 2:45pm
Nikolas Cruz in police custody

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School following the loss of 17 lives, reports emerged about the shooter, a 19-year-old former student of the school. For one, the Associated Press announced the gunman was affiliated with a white supremacist group out of the Tallahassee area, dubbed “Republic of Florida” (ROF). 

Media 'Enable' Bill Nelson to Campaign Off of Parkland School Shooting

February 16, 2018 - 9:00am
Bill Nelson

In the wake of the shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there was no shortage of outcry and calls for political legislation to prevent these atrocities. As is ever the case in the immediate stampede for legislative action, pragmatic thinking is rarely addressed -- but that doesn't stop the desire to score political wins. 

Is Morgan & Morgan Trying to Memory-Hole Charlie Crist?

February 5, 2018 - 6:00am
Charlie Crist

Once a ubiquitous and tanned presence in Florida politics, Charlie Crist still has a job in politics, but it looks sadly as if he's dropped to the bottom rung of political power. 

Matt Gaetz and CNN’s Chris Cuomo FBI Interview Lapses Into Odd Theistic Syntax Debate

January 29, 2018 - 6:00am
Matt Gaetz and Chris Cuomo

Washington D.C. has been slightly abuzz over the missing FBI texts story. Reportedly, upwards of 50,000 text messages mandated to be stored were supposedly missing. (They have since been “located.”) To discuss the Strzok/Page controversy, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz sat in with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. After some sober and solid points, the interview took on a surreal tone.

ICE Conducts 'Slurpee Raids' on South Florida 7-Elevens

January 13, 2018 - 6:00am

As part of a nationwide investigation into the employment legality of workers, the Trump administration this week instigated a concentrated effort targeting 7-Eleven convenience stores. Five locations in South Florida have been visited, as well as two others in the Vero Beach area, part of a larger nationwide effort.

Influx of Puerto Ricans Presents Greater-than-Expected Fiscal Challenges for Florida

December 4, 2017 - 6:00am
Puerto Ricans at Miami Airport arrival center

Florida was preparing for an influx of some 100,000 Puerto Rican refugees after Hurricane Maria. But two months after the monster storm paralyzed virtually anything normal about life on the island, Puerto Rican arrivals in the Sunshine State have already exceeded 200,000 -- and the surge is continuing.

Regalado Name on the Wane in Miami Politics as Raquel Bows out of CD 27

November 28, 2017 - 8:00am
Raquel Regalado

The race for the seat being vacated by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s retirement has drawn a two-party crowd, but it's less by one now that Raquel Regalado has announced she is pulling herself out of contention. 

The Beauty of Rick Scott’s Big Final Budget

November 20, 2017 - 10:30am
Rick Scott

Rick Scott, two-time governor of Florida facing his term-limit year, has submitted his final state budget. And what a striking departure from his previous annual spending proposals it is. This time Scott is calling for a budget increase of $2.4 billion over 2017's. 

Trump Makes America Wait by Hiring Foreign Workers for His Private Club

November 10, 2017 - 11:45am

It's an annual rite in Palm Beach. President Trump’s exclusive Mar-a-Lago opens for the winter season, and in preparation, there's the hiring of new staff.




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