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10.Jul.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

(Orlando, FL) On Wednesday, Senator Geraldine Thompson and Representative Victor Torres joined together to blast Rick Scott’s anti-crime campaign tour and demanded that Scott focus his energies on keeping Florida safe from corruption and shady dealings.


Calling the campaign "hypocritical," Thompson and Torres issued a joint statement pointing out that Scott's chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth,  has been called out for setting up a lucrative rail deal with his former employer All Aboard Florida.   The statement follows:

06.Jul.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

On Friday, August 22, 2014, Commissioner Samuel B. Ings will once again host the 4th Annual Red Tie Celebrity Golf Extravaganza.

06.Jul.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

Palm Beach County, Fla. – Florida became the 23rd state in the nation to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 1030 (the “Charlotte’s Web” bill) back on June 16, with overwhelming support of Florida citizens and the Florida legislature. The bill passed 111-7 in the House and 30-9 in the Senate.

16.Mar.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

Scott Is Nowhere Near His 700,000 Jobs Goal

2010: Rick Scott Promised 700,000 New Jobs In Florida; These Jobs Were Promised In Addition To The 1.05 Million New Jobs Economists Expected Regardless Of Who Was Governor. According to The Tampa Bay Times, “When Scott debuted his 7-7-7 economic plan in July 2010, nonpartisan economists at the Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research had just released their estimates for Florida’s long-term jobs outlook. They concluded Florida would add 1.05 million jobs between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2018, and it didn’t matter who lived in the Governor’s Mansion — Scott, Democrat Alex Sink or someone else. To account for the news, Scott clarified his promise. His 700,000 jobs would come in addition to the ones state economists forecasted. Put simpler: 7-7-7 became 7-7-1.7 million.” [Tampa Bay Times, 12/9/13]

03.Jul.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by
Gov. Rick Scott has signed SB 850, which expands the state’s highly successful scholarship tax credit  program and creates education savings accounts (ESA) for special needs students, the second program of its kind in the nation.
02.Jul.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by


President Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet Tuesday as he defiantly dared congressional Republicans to try to block his efforts as he does an end-run around a divided Congress to get things done. The president appears to have tired of the inaction that is preventing the economy from fully recovering. Like everyone else in the county, he understands that the GOP and their Tea Party counterparts will do anything to make sure he fails.

23.Jun.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

Reports – Kanye West is ticked off again.  This time he has lashed out at President Obama, saying the Prez can't do anything to “effect change” without “money.”   The controversial rapper was asked about the President's decision to send advisors to Iraq (a move we also think is more disingenuous than not), he responded.

20.Jun.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

Nina Turner, an Ohio state senator, has been on the front lines of many of the biggest political battles in her state over the last several years. The Democrat was a leading and highly visible voice during the debates around collective bargaining and voter identification laws, and she was one of President Obama’s most high profile surrogates, frequently appearing on MSBNC.

19.Jun.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

Spencer Overton( - The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, esteemed as America's foremost think tank for Black political and economic research, is struggling with financial problems so serious that its political arm has been gutted and its interim president is working for free.

18.Jun.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

City of Orlando Sixth District Commissioner Sam Ings has invited the community to come out and join in the celebration of Juneteeth this Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Dr. James R. Smith Center, 1723 Bruton Boulevard, in Orlando.

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    According to the Associated Press, someone has been writing racist graffitti on public benches on the Fort Wayne Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge.

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    In Dallas on June 21 I had the privilege of speaking to our nation’s mayors at their annual national gathering. Mayors have an awesome responsibility. As a longtime resident of the Boston area, I remember the wise words of the late Tip O’Neill, our Congressman from Massachusetts and the longtime Speaker of the House, who used to say: “All politics is local.” Mayors deal with the daily problems facing people, balance competing interests, and make the difficult decisions that directly affect the lives of residents of our nation’s cities and towns, including working men and women.

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    census-logoWASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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    Ok, so for fight fans, the  much anticipated rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley was worth the price of admission, but after the dust settles down, there will be a lot of questions left on the floor.  

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    TORONTO -- A frustrated Paul Pierce felt the Brooklyn Nets were "a soft team" on defense and in the paint during a 100-95 Game 2 loss at Toronto.

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    isaiah-austinIt's official.  7'1" sophomore Isaiah Austin of Baylor is taking an early departure from college heading to the NBA.  Austin has declared for the NBA draft after a season of leading the Big 12 conference in blocked shots.  

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    easterbrawlCarlos Gomez and Martin Maldonado of the Brewers will be suspended for their roles in the Easter brawl between the Brewers and Pirates. Gomez will sit out 3 games and Maldonado will sit out 5.

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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.

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