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Sen. Bill Nelson Announces Initiative on Ethics and Leadership

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

U.S. Politics

Dear Friends — Recently I let you know that I was starting the “Nelson Initiative on Ethics and Leadership” at the University of Florida in order for me to give back to the next generation some of the things I have learned over four decades of public service. We just had our

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Progressive Caucus Calls Out Elected Officials' Silence

Tue, Jul 9, 2019

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Coral Springs - Michael Calderin, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, has released the following statement: The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida (DPCF) is calling on every elected official in Florida to immediately denounce the Trump administration's border detention policies and do everything within their power to end the

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Fact-checking Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kick-off in Florida

Sat, Jun 22, 2019

U.S. Politics

President Donald Trump kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando, Fla., a key state in the path to victory. Trump offered a long list of accomplishments, many centered on the economy. But he also revisited old criticisms of Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration, and warned the

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Formtion of Mueller Book Club Announced

Tue, Jun 4, 2019

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Just 3% of the country say they’ve read Mueller’s report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. That’s why we’re partnering with local and national groups in organizing the Mueller Book Club. For four weeks you’ll join people from across the country in reading a section from the report.You’ll

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No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez probably didn't say...

Fri, Apr 5, 2019

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Maybe you heard that U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said owning a gun is not a right, because "if it was a right, it would be in the Constitution." The quote appeared in multiple posts on Facebook, printed over a picture of the congresswoman’s face. They were shared in news feeds where

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Tags: AOC, Ocasio-Cortez, Fake News

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Protest Trump's attempt to end the Mueller/Russian Investigation in W.H. TODAY!

Thu, Nov 8, 2018

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It has happened!  Yesterday, Trump effectively put an end to the Mueller Russia probe, but he was coy about it.  Instead of firing Mueller outright, Trump has appointed a sycophant who is ending the Mueller investigation by refusing to give Mueller the authority to continue further investigations or to indict

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A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO HOW GOVERNMENT FINANCE WORKS (ANY QUESTIONS?)

Mon, Jul 30, 2018

U.S. Politics

A little about the author.  She retired after 25 years in DOD finance, attended (there is no graduation) Federal Accounting School and was authorized to sign Treasury Checks (when we still used checks).  She says she served under 5 presidents and felt compelled to write this because everyone complains about

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'US Person 2' in Russian spy case is conservative columnist George O’Neill

Mon, Jul 30, 2018

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The Wall Street Journal has identified the contact known only as “US Person 2” in the charges against accused Russian spy Maria Butina as conservative columnist, and heir to the Rockefeller fortune, George O’Neill. The contact listed as “US Person 1” had already been identified as South Dakota conservative Paul Erickson.

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Tags: NRA, Recommended, Russia, MariaButina, PaulErickson, GeorgeONeill, Republican, Russia

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12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking DNC & Clinton Campaign

Sat, Jul 14, 2018

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Earlier today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced new charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign in 2016.This indictment from Special Counsel Robert Mueller makes it clearer than ever: The Russian government attacked our democracy in 2016, and the DNC

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Republican secretary of state in Ohio can purge eligible voters from voter rolls

Wed, Jun 13, 2018

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You may have heard that the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Republican secretary of state in Ohio can purge eligible voters from voter rolls who haven't voted in two years. Let me explain how this decision affects 2018, 2020, and future elections:This ruling will embolden Republicans

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