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Look Who's Got a CNN Gig: Mr. and Mrs. America, Say Hello to Andrew Gillum

January 30, 2019 - 9:30am

Let’s take a look at that resume, shall we? Lost a major election? Check. Has a serious reliance on racial politics? That’s a check. Under investigation for ethics violations that would shame most people? Check, with a Capital “C”. OK -- looks great -- you're hired, Mr. Gillum. Welcome to CNN.

Andrew Gillum, mayor of Tallahassee, has confirmed it himself. He's struck a deal with CNN to become a regular on-air contributor. The mayor tweeted out his statement of the hiring on Tuesday: "Thrilled to be joining @CNN as a political commentator," was his brevity-laden note.

Andrew Gillum Just Showed Us the Leadership We Missed Out On (Not!)

January 25, 2019 - 6:00am
Nathan Phillips and high schooler Nick Sandmann

This weekend the national media managed to embarrass themselves on a wide scale by over-dramatizing the confrontation between an Indian elder and a group of Kentucky high school students in Washington D.C. The episode was blown up to hysterical proportions, and a number of politicians, pundits, and professional harpies joined in. And who joined the fray but former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

Andrew Pollack Ain't Heavy, He's DeSantis' Brother

January 22, 2019 - 6:00am
Andrew Pollack in June 2018

The reports came swift and sharp and with a notable tone of relief among the media when Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he was rescinding former Gov. Rick Scott's 11th-hour appointments. Many journalists wasted no time praising the DeSantis move as good news. But they expressed shock he would do such a thing without first protecting Scott appointee Andrew Pollack, father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack. 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Chooses Sides in the Democratic Party’s Anti-Semitism Rift

January 19, 2019 - 6:00am
The Women's March and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The Women’s March, which has risen to prominence with the election of Donald Trump, is beginning to fracture. A number of its leaders have displayed or spoken anti-semitic positions, and it's led to major controversy within the party. Falling prey to the inevitable conflicts of intersectionality, there have been groups beginning to disavow the organization.

Sheriff Scott Israel Vows Not to Go Quietly

January 14, 2019 - 6:00am
Scott Israel at his press conference

Disgruntled former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel wasted no time in retaliating after Gov. Ron DeSantis removed and replaced him last week. The controversial now-former chief was vowing to fight back the same day DeSantis made his announcement.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Out, Former Coral Springs Police Sergeant In

January 11, 2019 - 6:00pm
New Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony

At an afternoon press conference at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, delayed 90 minutes because of airplane mechanical difficulties, Gov. Ron DeSantis made the announcement most in Tallahassee and Broward expected: Sheriff Scott Israel has been removed from office as a direct result of the actions surrounding the shooting of 14 students and three teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Scott Israel Said to Be Preparing for His End as Broward Sheriff

January 10, 2019 - 6:00am
Scott Israel

The buzz in Broward County is, Sheriff Scott Israel knows his removal might well be new Gov. Ron DeSantis' next priority. 

Inaugural Parade Would Just Have Slowed Him Down, DeSantis Says

January 8, 2019 - 8:30am
Ron DeSantis

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis has a busy Tuesday as he officially becomes installed as Florida’s 46th governor. While some traditional events are slated to take place, one item has been scratched from the inaugural agenda -- the parade.

Miami Dolphins' Quinn Learned No Lessons, Complains About Anthem Protest Apathy

January 7, 2019 - 6:00am
Robert Quinn protesting
For years now the National Football League has grappled with the swirling controversy over players kneeling or otherwise staging a personal protest during the National Anthem. Initiated most recently by Colin Kaepernick, then of the San Francisco 49ers, a number of players adopted his kneeling activism. This led to fan backlash, and surprisingly a dip in game attendance and ratings in the aftermath.

DeSantis Might Want to Thank a Demographic Few Republicans Claim: Black Females

December 5, 2018 - 6:00am
St. Andrews Catholic near Orlando

Here in Broward, we are still caught in the Mobius Strip that is the career of former Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes. But believe it or not,  actual election experts here are still poring over the metrics of the election.

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