'If Not Me, Then Who?': Police Review Board Director Rodney Jacobs Vies for Lauren Book's Senate Seat

'If Not Me, Then Who?': Police Review Board Director Rodney Jacobs Vies for Lauren Book's Senate Seat

Liv Caputo
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May 29, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—The Executive Director of a police oversight panel hopes to beat out a screenwriter and a former Mayor to become the Democratic nominee for Senate District 35 after its representative, Minority Leader Lauren Book, was termed out. Rodney Jacobs, the Executive Director of Miami's Civilian Investigative Panel, jumped into the statewide race in September […]
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Alleged Blackmail, Venezuelan Spy, and Security Breach: Doral Councilwoman Accused of Power Abuse

Alleged Blackmail, Venezuelan Spy, and Security Breach: Doral Councilwoman Accused of Power Abuse

Liv Caputo
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May 25, 2024
DORAL, FL—Embattled Doral Mayor Christi Fraga and her assistant—who faces unusual claims of being a Venezuelan spy—are accusing city councilwoman Maureen Porras of using taxpayer money to turn City Hall into "her own law firm". Fraga's Chief of Staff, Marion Troitino, filed an ethics complaint against Porras on May 6th. She alleged that the councilwoman—who […]
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Miami Congressman Vows to Investigate TSA Over Airport Visit by Cuban Officials

Miami Congressman Vows to Investigate TSA Over Airport Visit by Cuban Officials

Javier Manjarres
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May 24, 2024
MIAMI—During a press conference to denounce the recent TSA-sponsored visit by Cuban officials to the Miami International Airport (MIA), Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R) warned that if President Joe Biden wins reelection, the administration would push to normalize relations with the Cuban regime much like former President Barack Obama did during his second term in office. […]
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Florida Dept of Education Launches Inquiry into Islamic School Connected to Antisemitic Mosque Leader

Florida Dept of Education Launches Inquiry into Islamic School Connected to Antisemitic Mosque Leader

Liv Caputo
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May 17, 2024
MIAMI, FL—The Department of Education has launched an official inquiry into the Reviver Academy, a private Islamic school that operates downstairs from where Fadi Kablawi—an antisemitic dentist—works as a mosque leader. "I am glad that the Department of Education has acted immediately at my request and think it shows that Florida has little tolerance for […]
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A Tale of Two Resolutions: Doral Mayor Reverses Course On Palestine-Israel Affairs

A Tale of Two Resolutions: Doral Mayor Reverses Course On Palestine-Israel Affairs

Liv Caputo
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May 16, 2024
DORAL, FL—Republican Mayor of Doral Christi Fraga has just rescinded the city's Israel-Palestine ceasefire resolution and announced a new resolution recognizing Hamas must be defeated to ensure peace, prompted by massive backlash after she worked with a pro-Palestine activist to draft the armistice call. Fraga told The Floridian that this apparent 180-degree flip from her […]
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‘Where is the Cavalry?’: How Embattled Commissioner Joe Carollo ‘Defrauded’ Miami to Protect His Seat

‘Where is the Cavalry?’: How Embattled Commissioner Joe Carollo ‘Defrauded’ Miami to Protect His Seat

Liv Caputo
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May 16, 2024
MIAMI, FL—City of Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo very much intends to stop the U.S. Marshals from seizing his $3.2 million home for “defrauding” the city and politically targeting his detractors, even if that means racially gerrymandering district lines and allegedly fraudulently adding his wife’s name to the deed. But Carollo won’t go quietly. After embarking […]
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Democratic Councilwoman Porras Savages Doral Mayor Fraga's Call for Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire

Democratic Councilwoman Porras Savages Doral Mayor Fraga's Call for Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire

Liv Caputo
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May 14, 2024
DORAL, FL—A City of Doral Democratic Councilwoman who voted in favor of Republican Mayor Christi Fraga's "peace and security" resolution between Palestine and Israel, which was largely written by a pro-Palestine activist, has now reversed her position on the proposal, claiming Mayor Fraga tried to sneak the resolution past the council without discussion. Last Wednesday, […]
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'Bullsh-t Artist and Fraud': Ex T-Mobile CEO Loses Motion to Dismiss Defamation Case With Trump-Aligned Business Man

'Bullsh-t Artist and Fraud': Ex T-Mobile CEO Loses Motion to Dismiss Defamation Case With Trump-Aligned Business Man

Liv Caputo
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May 14, 2024
MIAMI-DADE, FL—Former T-Mobile CEO John Legere, who faces a $100 million defamation suit for calling his former friend and current entrepreneur Grant Cardone a "bullshit artist", had his motion to dismiss the Miami-based case denied last Monday. In January, internet celebrity and personal finance guru Cardone filed a libel and slander suit in his home […]
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Scott Introduces Bill Opposing Wilderness Designation of Big Cypress

Scott Introduces Bill Opposing Wilderness Designation of Big Cypress

Grayson Bakich
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May 7, 2024
Efforts by the Federal government to designate Big Cypress National Preserve as wilderness have met stiff opposition from Florida lawmakers and the Miccosukee Tribe in the region. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has introduced a bill prohibiting the designation of the Preserve, while Representative Scott Franklin (R-FL) introduced its House companion. Senator Scott, in a letter […]
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Embattled Democratic County Chair Who  Resigned Because the Party is 'Cancerous' Was Actually Facing Removal

Embattled Democratic County Chair Who Resigned Because the Party is 'Cancerous' Was Actually Facing Removal

Liv Caputo
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May 3, 2024
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL—An embattled Democratic county chairwoman stepped down, seemingly voluntarily, from her post after claiming “cancerous” elements within her party. The truth? She was found guilty of violating a slew of party laws and ignoring a settlement order.  The result? Resign or be removed. Chairwoman of Palm Beach County’s Democratic Executive Committee, Mindy […]
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'Debbie is Screwed': Democrats Debate Whether Biden-Endorsed Mucarsel-Powell Can Clinch Party Nomination

'Debbie is Screwed': Democrats Debate Whether Biden-Endorsed Mucarsel-Powell Can Clinch Party Nomination

Liv Caputo
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April 29, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—When Debbie Mucarsel-Powell announced she was running for U.S. Senate last year, the former Miami Congresswoman had no Democratic challengers to worry about, making the party nomination appear all but guaranteed. Now, it’s more complicated. Nine other Democrats have thrown their hats in the ring now that qualifying for the race ended Friday, including […]
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Miami-Dade Democratic Chair Candidate Slams State Party For Excluding Citizens From Its Forum

Miami-Dade Democratic Chair Candidate Slams State Party For Excluding Citizens From Its Forum

Liv Caputo
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April 24, 2024
MIAMI, FL—Miami-Dade Democrats are hosting a forum for candidates running for the dramatically vacant seat of county chair, though no members of the public will be allowed to attend; one of the candidates says this is because the Party doesn't want local Democrats to hear what he has to say. Candidate Billy Corben, an acclaimed […]
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'Democrats Have a Jewish Problem': Florida Jewish Democrats Accuse Party Leaders of Religious Insensitivity

'Democrats Have a Jewish Problem': Florida Jewish Democrats Accuse Party Leaders of Religious Insensitivity

Liv Caputo
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April 22, 2024
MIAMI, FL—Miami Democrats are refusing to reschedule a special election for their county chairman on one of the last nights of Passover, prompting some Jewish members to accuse the party of insensitivity to their religion. Miami-Dade's special election will be held on the same day as Shabbat, a Jewish day of rest and celebration beginning […]
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Cory Mills 'Disgusted' Ukraine Flag Displayed in House Chamber

Cory Mills 'Disgusted' Ukraine Flag Displayed in House Chamber

Jim McCool
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April 21, 2024
Additional aid for Ukraine was passed in the House of Representatives last week.  However, House Republicans continue to be split on the issue.  Congressman Cory Mills (R-FL) responded to demonstrations of the Ukrainian flag being waved in the House Chamber. Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA)  has received backlash from Republican colleagues who did not vote for […]
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Potential Wasserman Schultz Challenger Bryan Leib Accuses Her of Turning Back on Israel

Potential Wasserman Schultz Challenger Bryan Leib Accuses Her of Turning Back on Israel

Grayson Bakich
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April 16, 2024
Has Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) turned her back on the State of Israel? While she has been markedly supportive of the Jewish State, her new potential Republican challenger in November, Bryan Leib, has accused her of enabling anti-Israel voices in the Democratic Party and approving of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), AKA […]
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2024 Hurricane Season Projected to be Worst Ever

2024 Hurricane Season Projected to be Worst Ever

Jim McCool
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April 7, 2024
Although Florida is inarguably the most active landing place for hurricanes in the United States, weather experts are projecting that the 2024 hurricane season will be the most active on record. Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane researchers have called that there will be 23 named storms this year in the Atlantic Ocean.  Eleven of these […]
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DeSantis Re-Assigns 'Tooth Fairy Heist' Case to Gainesville State Attorney

DeSantis Re-Assigns 'Tooth Fairy Heist' Case to Gainesville State Attorney

Jackson Bakich
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April 3, 2024
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) issued an executive order last week to re-open the investigation regarding the “Tooth Fairy Heist” case that was initially closed in Miami despite five individuals being arrested for an alleged $1.3 million insurance fraud scheme. All charges were dropped. However, the Florida governor has re-assigned an investigation into Dr. Howard Fetner […]
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Mysterious Russia-Linked 'Havana Syndrome' Tied to Florida Keys Arrest

Mysterious Russia-Linked 'Havana Syndrome' Tied to Florida Keys Arrest

Liv Caputo
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April 3, 2024
FLORIDA KEYS—Due to a strange new investigation by 60 Minutes, a 2020 traffic stop in the Florida Keys is now thought to be linked to the mysterious, Russian-linked "Havana Syndrome", a neurological ailment initially encountered by government personnel that has afflicted over 1,500 people worldwide. Alleged Russian spy Vitalli Kovalev was caught speeding and eluding […]
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