South Florida Dems feud with Ilhan Omar for equating U.S., Israel with Hamas, Taliban
Three South Florida Democrats signed a statement with nine of their U.S. House colleagues criticizing recent statements by Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar that lumped together alleged human rights abuses committed by the United States and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban.news.yahoo.com
Democrats in Congress propose monument to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Democratic lawmakers want to build a monument in the Capitol to honor the late civil rights icon and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Years before taking her seat on the high court, Ginsburg worked with the Women's Rights Project in the 1970s, arguing six landmark cases on gender equality before the high court. If the monument bill passes, Ginsburg would join only a handful of women depicted in the halls of the Capitol. This move by Democratic lawmakers comes almost six months after Ginsburg died of cancer at the age of 87 in September. A fierce champion of women's rights, Ginsburg was the longest-serving woman on the Supreme Court and a strong liberal voice.cbsnews.com
The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus
Short is Pence’s closest aide and the vice president is considered a “close contact” under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. ___6:25 p.m.President Donald Trump says he voted “straight Republican” when he voted early in Florida on Saturday. “But we’ve got to come together.”President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused Biden of supporting a ban on fracking. Trump voted Saturday in Florida before rallies in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. That event came mere hours before Clinton lost to Donald Trump.
Trump camp hopes Mideast pacts translate to Jewish support
The Trump campaign is ramping up its own efforts as well, launching a new “Jewish Voices for Trump” initiative effort in September that centers on the president’s support for Israel. But whether Trump can gain ground with Jewish voters on the strength of his foreign policy agenda remains an unanswered question. And most Jewish voters broke for Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Trump ended the call by telling the Jewish American leaders, “We really appreciate you. This includes Orthodox Jews, who comprise a minority of the Jewish American population but skew majority-Republican, according to a 2013 Pew study.
Laura Loomer wins GOP primary to challenge Rep. Lois Frankel
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. A far-right social media provocateur whose hate speech got her banned from social media won her Republican primary on Tuesday and will challenge Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel for Congress in November. Laura Loomer also won praise from President Donald Trump early Wednesday, who tweeted that she has a great chance." Loomer received 43% in a six-candidate Republican field, garnering 14,500 votes. Frankel, running against a political newcomer, received 75,000 votes, or 86% in the Democratic primary, which had 87,000 votes cast. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Medium, PayPal, Venmo, GoFundMe, Uber and Lyft have banned her, but her messages get out through tweets by supporters and other workarounds, the Palm Beach Post reported.
A million more Floridians voted by mail in Tuesday primaries
Cammack won in a Republican field of 10 candidates in the firmly Republican district that runs from Ocala to just south of Jacksonville. In Broward County, Sheriff Gregory Tony claimed victory in the Democratic primary over his predecessor, who was fired after the Parkland massacre. In a Palm Beach County congressional district, far right conservative Laura Loomer won the Republican primary to face Democratic U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel. As of June 30, Florida had nearly 4.9 million active Republican voters and more than 5.1 million active Democratic voters. The state has nearly 3.8 million voters who either are not registered with a party or are registered with a minor party.
FDLE to continue probe into Epstein's incarceration
CNN VideoTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Sex offender Jeffrey Epsteins jailhouse death wont alter Floridas investigation into how the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office and others handled his sentencing and incarceration more than a decade ago. Epstein was found dead of an apparent suicide Saturday in his cell in a federal jail in New York. Ron DeSantis last week directed the FDLE to oversee a criminal investigation into irregularities regarding Epsteins 2008 plea agreement and incarceration after receiving a request from Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. While in custody, Epstein was housed in a private wing of the Palm Beach County stockade. Reporting by the Miami Herald led to heavy scrutiny of the 2008 plea deal.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement will probe Jeffrey Epstein death
Nothing changes for us, Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said in an email Sunday. Epstein was found dead of an apparent suicide Saturday in his cell in a federal jail in New York. While in custody, Epstein was housed in a private wing of the Palm Beach County stockade. Reporting by the Miami Herald led to heavy scrutiny of the 2008 plea deal. Epstein was arrested last month on sex-trafficking charges involving minors in Florida and New York and was held without bail.