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TRUMP WITHOUT THE BIG MOUTH

TRUMP WITHOUT THE BIG MOUTH

Republicans are taking a hard look at GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, who trails only Donald Trump in early polls. Could Carson be America’s second Black president? BY KURTIS LEE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS SIMI VALLEY, CALIF. – For conservative voters looking for outsider presidential candidates without the bombast of Donald Trump, an alternative has emerged […]

Here come the judges

Here come the judges

Panel to decide voting districts BY GEORGE E. CURRY NNPA NEWS WIRE WASHINGTON – After the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature failed to redraw Rep. Corrine Brown’s congressional district and seven others that had been gerrymandered to favor Republicans, a three-judge federal panel was named Tuesday to do the job for them. Brown, a member of the […]

President’s disapproval rate high in Florida on job, Iran deal

President’s disapproval rate high in Florida on job, Iran deal

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A majority of Florida voters don’t like the way President Barack Obama is handling his job – and even more oppose a proposed nuclear deal with Iran, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. The poll indicates that 41 percent of Florida voters approve of the way Obama is […]

Former Orlando police chief running for Congress again

Former Orlando police chief running for Congress again

FROM WIRE REPORTS Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings announced Monday she will run again next year for the congressional seat held by Republican Daniel Webster. The district, Congressional District 10, is expected to be substantially redrawn during a special legislative session that started last week and was scheduled to end Friday. The changes likely […]

Obama repeats call to restore Voting Rights Act

Obama repeats call to restore Voting Rights Act

BY CHRISTI PARSONS TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS President Obama called again Wednesday for restoration of all provisions of the Voting Rights Act in a letter to the editor of the New York Times magazine in response to a recent story on the law. Signed “President Barack Obama, Washington,” the letter comments on an Aug. […]

Who will take the hit?

Who will take the hit?

Politicians argue about revamped congressional districts BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE −The first draft of a new set of Florida congressional districts came under fire on several fronts Tuesday with two members of Congress blasting the plan and some state lawmakers suggesting they would draw their own maps. The criticisms came […]

Omarosa defends Trump, slams Fox News anchor

Omarosa defends Trump, slams Fox News anchor

EURWEB.COM Donald Trump’s beef with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly got a little more interesting as the business mogul has an ally in his former “Celebrity Apprentice” competitor Omarosa Manigault, Weighing in on Kelly’s exchange with Trump during last week’s GOP debate, Omarosa defended the presidential hopeful on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday, Aug. 9. During […]

Politicians confused

Politicians confused

#BlackLivesMatter confronts GOP, Dems BY EVAN HALPER AND KURTIS LEE TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS FORT LAUDERDALE − Democrats have never been more confident that their chances of hanging on to the White House hinge on Black voters, who helped tip key states toward President Barack Obama − but they have never been less confident, […]

Voting-rights groups pushing for new districts to be drawn in public

Voting-rights groups pushing for new districts to be drawn in public

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Two voting-rights organizations that led the legal battle against congressional districts later found to be unconstitutional called Monday for a new map to be drawn in public – a demand swiftly rejected by legislative leaders. The League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause […]

Senate admits election districts are unconstitutional

Senate admits election districts are unconstitutional

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE − In what one critic of the Legislature called an “unprecedented admission,” the Florida Senate conceded Tuesday that the chamber’s districts are unconstitutional and should be redrawn in a special session beginning in October. An agreement between the Legislature and a coalition of voting-rights groups and […]