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Mysterious Saudi businessman in 9/11 puzzle surfaces – online

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A mysterious figure at the center of the puzzle about an apparent Sarasota-area support network for 9/11 hijackers is a rich Saudi Arabian businessman with ties to the kingdom’s ruling House of Saud and international and American political leaders.
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Joe Gruters says he’s a long shot for CFO position, but appreciates the mention

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Sarasota Republican Party Chairman and House District 73 Representative Joe Gruters said on Wednesday that he’d be a “long-shot” to be selected by Governor Rick Scott to succeed Jeff Atwater as Florida Chief Financial Officer once Atwater leaves the office in May.
Gruters appeared on Tampa Bay area radio station News Talk 820 WWBA on Wednesday afternoon with guest host David Jolly. The former CD 13 Representative said that Gruters had shown his loyalty to Scott and President Trump when he backed both candidates when both were considered outliers within the GOP, and that Scott would reward such loyalty by picking Gruters to succeed Atwater later this year.
“Well Congressman, that’s

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Charlie Crist gives a thumbs down to GOP health care replacement for the ACA

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
In recent weeks, Charlie Crist has heard loud and clear from his constituents that he should be standing behind the Affordable Care Act, and on Tuesday he registered his strong opposition to the Republican House replacement for the ACA that Democrats say will result in over 10 million Americans to lose their health care coverage.

“The plan Republicans have put forward falls far short of current law – driving up health care costs, stripping away important protections, and leaving millions without coverage,” said Crist.  “Even more troubling, it slashes Medicaid, a program that 70 million Americans depend on, hurting those most in need of coverage –

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Ted Deutch and Ileanna Ros-Lehtinen urge President Trump to create a strategy to combat anti-Semitism acts

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Acts of anti-Semitism are up radically this year. Since January 1, there has been an estimated 100 bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers around the nation, and last week 170 headstones were tipped at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis and 100 more vandalized at a cemetery in Philadelphia.
On Thursday, the co-chairs of the congressional Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism delivered a letter to President Trump calling on him to prepare and implement a comprehensive strategy to combat anti-Semitism.
“If 100 branches of any institution in this country – any religious site, any business, or God forbid any school – were targeted

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GOP proposed health reforms care would ’cause chaos,’ Kathy Castor says

Monday, February 27th, 2017
Tampa Democratic Representative Kathy Castor says that a leaked GOP alternative plan for healthcare would have “dire consequences for families here in the state of Florida.”
A draft bill detailing Republican plans to begin repealing and replacing many facets of the ACA would provide expanded tax credits and health savings accounts for individuals while reducing federal spending on tax subsidies and Medicaid and practically eliminating both the current employer and individual mandate to provide and carry health insurance, according to NBC News.
“The changes that the Republicans have put on the table would really cause chaos,” Castor said on Monday at a news conference held in front of

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Kathy Castor says she preferred Obama policy on deporting the undocumented, but acknowledges ‘we’re a country of laws’

Monday, February 27th, 2017
Perhaps acknowledging the sentiment among the American public, Tampa Congresswoman Kathy Castor had little to say Monday about the recent directives from the Department of Homeland Security that expand the scope for law enforcement officials to deport undocumented immigrants, instead saying that the situation calls for a return towards looking to a more comprehensive solution to the issue.
“We’re a country of laws, and if you’re in the country illegally, you are subject to deportation,” the Democrat said, adding that she preferred the priorities of the Obama administration, who directed federal agents to concentrate on deporting gang members and other violent and serious criminals, and left most

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Fear grips Latino communities in Florida as deportations increase

Friday, February 24th, 2017
There is palpable fear amongst the undocumented community this week, after the Department of Homeland Security issued new memos that give U.S. officials sweeping latitude to target “removable aliens” for deportation, effectively making most of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. as priority targets.
Under Barack Obama, immigration officials were told to focus on convicted criminals instead of the broader undocumented population. The memo’s issued out this week by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly instruct agents to also prioritize undocumented immigrants who have been charged with a crime but not convicted of it, or committed an act that may be criminal offenses

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NRSC begins targeting Bill Nelson in new digital ad campaign

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Bill Nelson isn’t running for re-election for another year, but it’s never to early to start running a campaign against him.
That’s what the National Republican Senate Committee is doing this week, unveiling a new digital ad campaign to inform Florida voters of what they call Nelson’s” liberal record” in Washington, comparing his senate voting record to Massachusetts’s Elizabeth Warren.
“Bill Nelson has positioned himself squarely on the left, voting with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren 92% of the time,” said NRSC Communications Director Katie Martin. “Bill Nelson may try to pose as a moderate as the election approaches, but his record shows

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At heated town hall, Gus Bilirakis once again hears overwhelming sentiment to improve — not repeal — the Affordable Care Act

Saturday, February 11th, 2017
For the second consecutive Saturday, Tampa Bay U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis waded into a lion’s den of sorts, hosting a town hall meeting that was dominated by those pleading with him to vote to improve – but not replace – the Affordable Care Act.
As hundreds crammed into the West Pasco Government Center in Florida’s 12th Congressional District (with at least another hundred listening to the meeting via an audio transmission outside the chambers), the atmosphere was at times raucous and rude, although the audience was overwhelmingly dominated by Democrats and supporters of the health care law.
It’s a scene that’s playing out throughout the country, as

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Ted Deutch co-sponsors two bills to protect immigrants

Friday, February 10th, 2017
South Florida Democratic Congressman Ted Deutch has introduced two bills this week that would protect immigrants from fraud schemes and ensure that they are informed of their legal rights.
The Protecting Immigrants from Legal Exploitation Act (H.R. 912) would impose a fine and possible jail sentence for offering fraudulent immigration legal services. The Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act (H.R. 913) would require immigration detention centers to inform immigrant detainees of their legal rights within five days of their arrival at the facilities.
“Immigrant communities are extremely vulnerable to fraudulent legal services schemes,” said Deutch. “These scams are financially costly, can derail complex cases,

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FAU online poll shows Floridians support sanctuary cities

Monday, February 6th, 2017
An online poll of 600 Florida residents conducted by Florida Atlantic University and Economics Polling Initiative shows that by a 52-36 percent margin, Floridians do not want the Trump administration to cut off funding to sanctuary cities. And a plurality – 46-38 percent – don’t want the U.S. Justice Dept. to take any legal action against sanctuary cities.
However, the same poll also shows that only a slight majority (fifty-five percent) have ever heard of the term ‘sanctuary city,’ before being polled to opine on it. Sanctuary cities are generally defined as localities that help shield undocumented residents from deportation by refusing to fully

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Charlie Crist slams the GOP for ‘extreme measures’ on women’s reproductive rights

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Following moves by President Trump and the GOP-led Congress this week on abortion, St. Petersburg Democratic Representative Charlie Crist is blasting D.C. Republicans on the issue of women’s reproductive rights.
“This past weekend, I stood with thousands of my neighbors in St. Petersburg, Florida to demand the protection of women’s health and rights – a message that was echoed by a million others nationwide,” Crist said. “And how did Republicans in Washington respond to this call to action?  By pushing forward several extreme measures attacking women’s healthcare and reproductive rights.  This alone is outrageous.  Even worse, these actions will particularly

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