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The playlist politicians shouldn't touch in 2016

As the Conservative Political Action Conference gets underway, TIME has created a playlist of songs that have gotten candidates into hot water over the years. 295 more words

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Why does the FL Department of Corrections classify Hispanics as white?

Pick any common Hispanic last name and run it through the Florida Department of Corrections database, and you’ll find the same thing. My best guess at explaining this monumental deceit is twofold: 1) it allows the immediate transfer upon release to a deportation detention center, with the dots between the two very difficult to connect; 2) it allows the skewing of statistics, making it appear that the New Jim Crow of nearly impossible felon rights restoration has as great an impact upon whites as it does persons of color, which couldn’t possibly be less true. 178 more words

Running for President? Skip These Songs

It can be tough to find the perfect campaign song, and musicians make it even harder.

As several Republican presidential candidates gather in Washington for the Conservative Political Action Conference, which starts today, they’ll be searching for a good song to play as they take the stage. 1,321 more words

February 17, 2015

Good morning from Miami. After a President’s Day off, Florida Playbook returns with a short list of who might seek Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate seat should he run for president (likely) and not run for reelection. 1,527 more words

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Longform: Jeb 'Put Me Through Hell'

Once in a while I come across an article that, in my not-so-humble opinion, is so outstanding, I want to share it with anyone who will listen. 6,823 more words

Civil Rights

Susan Chandler reblogged this on Wobbly Warrior's Blog and commented:

What Michael Schiavo didn't know was that this brain-damaged woman (epilepsy) couldn't get the time of day from Jeb Bush, even though the police department she was experiencing extreme difficulties had undergone internal, FDLE and FBI investigations in the face of so many controversies that the chief resigned. Even though the judge she was experiencing extreme difficulties with was involved in frame-ups using a knowingly discredited dog handler. Even though the state attorney that refused to accept a complaint about the police department and the judge had served as a defense attorney in dog handler cases, and thrown them. Jeb is an awful man. Read what Mother Jones said in 1994: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/1994/03/whitewashing-bush-boys

Murphy's Senate talks include donors, senators, pollster, Crist

As he considers a 2016 Senate bid, Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, has talked with the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, donors around Florida and… 332 more words

George Bennett

U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch: "Release 28 Pages - Bring Terrorist Backers To Justice."

Posted on February 17, 2015

by Jerry Alatalo

Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch spoke on the floor of Congress on February 12, 2015 calling for passage of H. 400 more words

Earth Matters

Susan Chandler reblogged this on Wobbly Warrior's Blog and commented:

Former Democratic Florida legislator/Governor/US Senator Bob Graham inserting himself into the conversation over the withheld 28 pages regarding Saudi financing of 9/11 does nothing to redeem him; his "public service" - including ten years on the Senate Intelligence Oversight Committee - remains hopelessly blackened by his unwillingness to address conviction corruption that has kept innocents incarcerated for more than 30 years, per my prior post "God damn Bob Graham," and countless other posts. Until Graham fixes the horrendous messes he personally made in "investigating" dog handlers John Preston and Thomas McGinn as Florida's governor, he shouldn't be cashing any pension checks or paychecks furnished by taxpayers. That three successive Republican Florida governors have had his back on Preston and McGinn and more - Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott - is a dead giveaway that cronyism is not only stronger than their party affiliations, but stronger than their combined patriotism.