SAY IT AIN’T SO, JOE
If South Carolina is any indication of how the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race is going to turn out, then Vice President Joe Biden has got his party’s nomination all wrapped up.
The latest Fox News public opinion poll has Biden crushing the field of candidates by 21-points, with Sen. Bernie Sanders in second with 14-points, and Sen. Kamala Harris with 12-points.
This poll extends Biden’s overall average poll lead among South Carolinians to 25%, leaving little doubt that the former vice president’s campaign as strong as ever. READ MORE
House Democrat Gallego joins Trump impeachment crowd by HISPOLITICA
The House Democratic Caucus is betting the house on impeaching President Trump before the 2020 general election. Desperation?
Gaetz stuns House Democrats during judiciary hearing by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres
He has some big cojones, and he showed them in the a House Judiciary Committee hearing over the “humanitarian crisis” that is occurring along the southern border with Mexico.
President Obama lifted the designation, now Trump is being pressed to reinstate it. Will he do it?
Rubio delivers again, files Holocaust education bill by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina
Rubio said he would do it, and he did. Holocaust deniers are not to happy with this bill.
U.S. Senators wants Benghazi heroes recognized, awarded by HISPOLITICA
These four American heroes deserved better, but were let down and left to die by the previous administration. This is nothing less than shameful.
Rep. Escobar won’t deny staff in Mexico helping migrants by HISPOLITICA
She refused to deny the allegations, so why wouldn’t Americans believe the charges?
Trump Retools Citizenship Question on Census by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina
President Trump backs down from the census citizen question, here is why…
Wasserman Schultz: “Heinous actions” protected sex predator Epstein by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres
All Americans, regardless of political affiliation, should be disgusted with this pedophile. Heads need to roll.
Waltz & Murphy Want to Inform Public of Elections Hacking by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina
Elections hacking is a huge problem and both Dems and Repubs are trying to do something about keeping foreign governments out of the American electoral process.
Florida GOP outraises Democratic Party by $1 million by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres
If this is any indication of how the 2020 general election is going to go, then Democrats need to find an exit strategy. Fast.
DeSantis seeks to replace Confederate statue in U.S. Capitol by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres
DeSantis is making the right move, sort of. Why take down a statue that has been up for decades just to appease a few?
CFO Jimmy Patronis wants Rubin fired by The News Service of Florida
Well, someone’s gotta go, why not Rubin?
CITRUS NUMBERS IMPROVE AS STRUGGLES CONTINUE by The News Service of Florida
TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s citrus industry ended its growing season on a slight uptick, regaining the Sunshine State’s dominance in orange production over California.
But struggles remain.
Gov. Ron DeSantis is elated that more than 2,000 Florida schools have earned an A or B rating.
AG Commissioner Nikki Fried is touring farms in the panhandle, highlight their efforts to help Hurricane Michael recovery efforts, and promoting Florida grown products along the way.
Paul Ryan, the failed V.P. candidate & former Speaker of the House, whose record of achievement was atrocious (except during my first two years as President), ultimately became a long running lame duck failure, leaving his Party in the lurch both as a fundraiser & leader……
….When Mitt chose Paul I told people that’s the end of that Presidential run. He quit Congress because he didn’t know how to Win. They gave me standing O’s in the Great State of Wisconsin, & booed him off the stage. He promised me the Wall, & failed (happening anyway!)……
…He had the Majority & blew it away with his poor leadership and bad timing. Never knew how to go after the Dems like they go after us. Couldn’t get him out of Congress fast enough!
These raids will dehumanize immigrants and tear families apart. This will not make our country any stronger. It will only traumatize children, destroy lives, and make our country less safe.
There are still around 200 unaccompanied children in Border Patrol custody, according to McAleenan by Telemundo
Clint (Texas) .- Acting Secretary of National Security, Kevin McAleenan, said Thursday that around 200 unaccompanied children remain in the custody of the Border Patrol, defended the conditions in detention centers and praised the impact “dramatic and immediate “Of Mexico’s work to stop illegal emigration from Central America.
In an exclusive interview with Noticias Telemundo, McAleenan rejected the accusations leveled against the Border Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in general, about the mistreatment of children in detention centers.
“I checked the data a few hours ago and we had around 200 unaccompanied children in custody. The situation has improved significantly now that Congress has acted on a long-standing request to give us additional resources “to expedite the prosecution of children, explained McAleenan.
“There have been several accusations … one is that we did not have enough toothbrushes and toothpaste for the children in the El Paso sector. We have 29,000 toothbrushes in our supplies “and children receive food three times a day and unlimited snacks, McAleenan said. Read more
ICE will launch its macro-raid this Sunday: it hopes to catch 2,000 migrants by Telemundo
Raids to deport undocumented immigrants President, Donald Trump, repeatedly threatened to launch will begin on Sunday, as reported by The New York Times . The newspaper cites as sources two current officials and an old one from the Department of National Security. Two sources from the same department have confirmed the news to NBC News .
The raids will be handled by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE). The authorities are targeting at least 2,000 immigrants who had a deportation order but were left in an irregular situation in the US. The number could increase if the undocumented are found when they meet their families.
ICE agents will act in at least ten major cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
The operation will last several days, according to sources consulted by The New York Times . The possibility that undocumented migrants not previously identified are stopped during the raids is not excluded.
The aim of the authorities is to deport the migrants as soon as possible. Whenever possible, families will initially move to detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania.
But there may not be room for everyone, so some hotels are also planned to house migrants before the expulsion process is ready.
This Wednesday, the acting director of the Citizenship and Immigration Service, Ken Cuccinelli, said the raids “will absolutely happen.” And he said that in the US there are close to one million undocumented migrants.
Trump announced the mass deportations in the middle of last June, but later delayed them. Democrat Nancy Pelosi, president of the House of Representatives, had previously asked her not to start them. Read more
Freedom of navigation must be respected by all countries. If not, regions become unstable, and international trade breaks down. The “open sea” is not just a concept, it is a global reality, and #Iran should know better.
One thing you won’t hear in Acosta’s press conference: that Acosta informed Epstein’s victims of the generous plea deal he gave their rapist.
Because he didn’t. A judge ruled Acosta broke the law by keeping it a secret.
One thing you SHOULD hear today: Acosta’s resignation.
Ex-deputy accused of planting drugs on Florida drivers is arrested by CNN
(CNN)Florida authorities have arrested a former Jackson County deputy accused of making false arrests after planting drugs on drivers, police said in a statement.
The allegations have prompted prosecutors to drop charges in scores of cases.
Zachary Wester, 26, was taken into custody at his Crawfordville home, about 20 miles south of Tallahassee, on Wednesday, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
He is being held in Wakulla County Jail without bail, the FDLE said.
He stands charged with felony counts of racketeering, official misconduct, fabricating evidence, possession of a controlled substance and false imprisonment. He also faces misdemeanor charges of perjury, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, the FDLE said.
At least 11 people are suing Wester in federal court for alleged civil rights violations as well.
100+ cases tossed out
At the request of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Wester’s former employer, the FDLE began investigating the deputy in August after bodycam video from a February 2018 arrest appeared to show Wester planting methamphetamine in Teresa Odom’s pickup truck during a traffic stop, FDLE spokesman Jeremy Burns told CNN in September.
At the time, the FDLE was reviewing 254 of Wester’s cases, prosecutors said.
“The investigation shows Wester routinely pulled over citizens for alleged minor traffic infractions, planted drugs inside their vehicles and arrested them on fabricated drug charges,” the FDLE said in its Wednesday news release, adding that it had reviewed more than 21 hours of footage in its investigation…
Biden is the clear-cut 2020 Democratic presidential nominee according to this Fox News poll…. Sanders and Harris are tied for second, and Warren is third with 5 points. Yikes!