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Supreme Court schedules Ayala arguments

Supreme Court schedules Ayala arguments

COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS TALLAHASEE – The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments June 28 in a battle about whether Gov. Rick Scott had the legal authority to transfer death-penalty cases from Orlando-area State Attorney Aramis Ayala, Florida’s first Black elected state attorney, to another prosecutor. The court issued an order Tuesday scheduling […]

Black organizations slam Trump budget

Black organizations slam Trump budget

The proposed includes extreme cuts in spending in education, food stamps, Medicaid, access to student loans, nutritional assistance, small business and the environment. BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE President Donald Trump has unveiled his 2018 budget to resounding criticism and derision from a range of critics, including the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), […]

Rubio on Trump: ‘People got what they voted for’

Rubio on Trump: ‘People got what they voted for’

BY STEVEN LEMONGELLO ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has a message for voters: You wanted Donald Trump? You got him. “I don’t understand why people are that shocked,” the Florida Republican told the CBS show “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “This president ran a very unconventional campaign. I was there for a big part […]

Impeachment? Not so fast

Impeachment? Not so fast

Here’s a Q & A BY MICHAEL DOYLE MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU TNS WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s incendiary words and actions have placed him in potential legal jeopardy, with more lawmakers floating concepts like “obstruction of justice” and “impeachment.” Here’s a guide. What’s ‘obstruction of justice’? A Congressional Research Service report indicates there are related […]

Corrine Brown found guilty of fraud

Corrine Brown found guilty of fraud

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Former Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown was found guilty Thursday (May 11) on 18 counts in a federal corruption trial, the latest chapter in a stunning fall for a longtime Jacksonville political institution. Brown, who was defeated for re-election last year after 24 years in the […]

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Dr. Edison Jackson and Board Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock to resign effective immediately. The NAACP, B-CU alumni, students as well as Daytona Beach residents have expressed outrage over the university’s decision to have U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as its […]

Graham launches campaign for governor

Graham launches campaign for governor

The former representative joins Gillum, King and Putnum in 2018 race BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham entered the 2018 governor’s race on Tuesday, joining a field of Democrats who hope to reclaim an office their party hasn’t held in nearly two decades.   “We do […]

Dems say they now know exactly why Clinton lost

Dems say they now know exactly why Clinton lost

BY ALEX ROARTY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – A group of top Democratic Party strategists have used new data about last year’s presidential election to reach a startling conclusion about why Hillary Clinton lost. Now they just need to persuade the rest of the party they’re right. Many Democrats have a shorthand explanation for Clinton’s […]

100 Days ‘What Did Do?’

100 Days ‘What Did Do?’

A Congressional Black Caucus report gives 100 actions the president has done in his first 100 days of office BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The Congressional Black Caucus has released a list of 100 actions taken by President Donald Trump during his first 100 days that the CBC says have been detrimental […]

CAN DEMOCRATS TAKE ADVANTAGE?

CAN DEMOCRATS TAKE ADVANTAGE?

A profane rant from a South Florida Republican senator gives Florida’s Democrats a chance to test their new leadership. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Calling his presence a “distraction” days after apologizing for a public tirade that included racially charged and vulgar expletives uttered in the presence of two experienced Black legislators, […]

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