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Martha Jackovics
Florida
Interests: National and Florida Politics (but not politics as usual), with facts, not spin. Liberal, progressive, good sense of humor.
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A new video has surfaced from Marco Rubio's recent flameout in the presidential primary just in time for his effort to keep his Senate seat warm so he can fail again in his next presidential run, and it's of particular interest to the ladies. In the video, Rubio was asked... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Beach Peanuts
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In 2007, the town of Palm Beach, Fla., allowed Donald Trump to settle a legal dispute over a flagpole on his property with charitable donations. The funds used came from the Donald J. Trump Foundation, a charitable foundation funded almost entirely by other people’s money, according to tax records: Donald... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Beach Peanuts
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Pay-To-Play? No Regrets Here (UPDATED Below) There are some brilliant legal minds in this country, but it's a pretty safe bet that Pam Bondi will never be mistaken for having one of them. Bondi has been somewhat missing from public view since the controversy arose over her lack of investigating... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Beach Peanuts
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What Conflict Of Interest? The donation Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi solicited and received from Donald Trump just before she decided not to investigate complaints against Trump University has sparked several calls for investigations and numerous complaints. Florida Governor Rick Scott, a supporter of Donald Trump, and the chair of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Coming on the heels of a complaint filed with the FBI by a Democratic group over a campaign donation from Donald Trump's Foundation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before she decided against investigating complaints against Trump University, Democrats in Washington are asking the Justice Department to investigate as well:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Having had to postpone his earlier Zika finger-pointing tour in Washington due to a hurricane, Rick Scott has rescheduled and is back at it there this week. No doubt the results will be just more of the blame game he's been playing while ignoring the fact that his party is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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The IRS penalized the Donald J. Trump Foundation, a "charitable" foundation, for an improper donation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi back in 2013. Bondi's PAC received the $25,000 donation after Bondi requested it just as she was looking into complaints made by Floridans against Trump University. After Trump made... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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It takes hubris, stupidity, or both to say "elect me, but I can't promise I'll do the job, much less show up," but that's pretty much the only campaign promise Marco Rubio is making in his run for reelection. He rarely shows up for work in the Senate now and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Read The Fine Print Donald Trump has a new ad airing in Florida targeting the economy. However, as with everything else Trump does and says, all is not as it seems. As Steve Benen points out, it pays to read the fine print, because Trump's ad touts a tax plan... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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(Updated below) When it comes to Florida, a large segment of voters need a series of interventions to break the hold between them and the Republicans they keep electing and forcing on the rest of us. One of the most obvious should also be the easiest. Marco Rubio. I say... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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As of this writing, there are 69 pregnant women in Florida who have tested positive for the Zika virus. The virus first turned up in a south Florida neighborhood, then spread to Miami Beach and today has spread to Pinellas County. What have Republicans done about it? Well, very little... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned pregnant women not to travel to Florida in areas where the Zika virus has been found. This comes after the virus was found to have spread to Miami Beach. The virus was previously found only in the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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This comment comes from "Little Marco" today, on the now widely reported ties between Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russia. Either the bubble in which Marco Rubio resides is extremely thick, Rubio is himself extremely thick, or he's shameless, doesn't care, and will say anything and do anything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Dumb And Dangerous (Updated below.) Speak casually about using nuclear weapons? Invite Russia to interfere with our elections? Suggest your opponent be dealt with as per the Second Amendment? Incite violence against protesters and the media? Along with thoroughly humiliating him during the primaries, apparently these are all things Marco... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Are you a member of the growing list of people who were screwed over by Donald Trump in Florida? If so, Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi would love to hear from you. JUST KIDDING! Pam Bondi really couldn't care less if you were screwed over by Trump. Besides, she's much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Tickets For Trump's Titanic Non-Refundable, Of Course "Little Marco," the political opportunist who rarely shows up for work except to cash his paycheck, is losing ground in his effort to keep that Senate seat he hates. Go figure: Rubio has a marginal 3-point lead over Murphy, 48 percent to 45... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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From today's New York Times: Fifty of the nation’s most senior Republican national security officials, many of them former top aides or cabinet members for President George W. Bush, have signed a letter declaring that Donald J. Trump “lacks the character, values and experience” to be president and “would put... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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After Marco Rubio suffered a landslide defeat in the Presidential primaries, including a rout in his home state of Florida, he promised he wasn't going to run again for the Senate seat he holds but hates (his words, not mine). Because he's known for flip-flopping on issues for political reasons,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Marco Rubio loves to tout his so-called "pro-life" badge of honor. When it comes to women making decisions about their own bodies and health care, Rubio inserts himself between them and their doctors to inform them that while they may think they know what's best for themselves, he prefers to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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As a Zika outbreak hits South Florida, Republicans are trying to deflect blame for their inaction, from the entire party's obstruction in Congress, to Marco Rubio, to Rick Scott. While Congress took several more weeks of vacation instead of addressing Zika, Rubio and Scott are pretending to have a sudden... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Lack Of Pest Control Threatens Florida Marco Rubio is busy trying to muddy the waters after his party has blocked funding for Zika for months, and continues to do so as they're taking an overextended vacation in spite of an outbreak in Florida. Rubio's late to the game as always,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Today President Obama echoed what has been clear to all but Donald Trump's shrinking number of supporters and his party for months now: Mr. Trump [is] “unfit to serve as president” and [he] urged the leaders of the Republican Party to withdraw their backing for his candidacy. This comes after... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Marco Rubio Embraces The Hate Marco Rubio, unlike some of his party colleagues who pretend to denounce Donald Trump over his attack on the parents of a slain Muslim soldier while supporting him at the same time, has been silent on the entire issue. Turns out there's a perfectly good... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Current Toxic Threats To Florida The big story in Florida that's gained the attention of everyone except Rick Scott of late has been the toxic algae blooms that are swallowing South Florida, along with a good part of the fishing industry, property values, and tourism. But just because Scott's been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Legally Blind Yesterday Progress Florida delivered petitions signed by more than 6,000 Floridians asking U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate Pam Bondi over what they refer to as a "bribery scandal" between her and Donald Trump over Trump University. Bondi sought and received a hefty donation from Trump and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Beach Peanuts