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@alextdaugherty The FBI will meet with Florida Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives on May 16th after they asked for a briefing on the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in Florida during the 2016 presidential election, a congressional... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty South Florida Democrats are among the most knowledgable lawmakers on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, and frequently work with Republicans on the issue. After all, they represent some of the largest Venezuelan and South American communities in the United... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Broward County was ground zero for claims of election fraud, blown deadlines, lawsuits and incompetence during the 2018 election. Now, Democrats are coming from Washington to hold hearings in Fort Lauderdale as part of a national effort to examine... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty President Donald Trump’s tweet calling Miami Rep. Frederica Wilson “wacky” was once seen as justification for impeachment. The 2017 resolution by Texas Rep. Al Green argued that Trump “harmed the society of the United States” by calling white supremacists... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Florida’s Hispanic electorate grew by 81 percent between the 2014 and 2018 midterm elections, and Hispanics who registered to vote as independents grew by 101 percent, meaning Hispanics are the fastest-growing portion of Florida’s electorate heading into the 2020... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty The U.S. Senate confirmed a Venezuelan-born Miami lawyer on Thursday to the federal bench in South Florida, the first judicial nominee confirmed after Senate Republicans changed the rules to lessen the power of the minority party during the confirmation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Florida lawmakers went into damage control mode after President Donald Trump attacked Colombian President Ivan Duque during an off-the-cuff comment about closing the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday. Trump said Duque, the U.S.’s most important ally in the ongoing effort... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Donald Trump wants to stop sending disaster aid to Puerto Rico. Senate Democrats are threatening to vote down a $13.5 billion disaster aid bill unless Puerto Rico gets more money. But Democrats and Republicans from Florida want the bill... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Francis Rooney made millions on sprawling building projects like the Dallas Cowboys’ football stadium. He parlayed his status as a George W. Bush mega donor into a diplomatic post. He fended off frequent Fox News guest Dan Bongino in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Last month, Democrats in the House of Representatives passed a plan to expand background checks on gun purchases. Now, Parkland parent Fred Guttenberg and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are offering a new plan to require universal background checks on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Over the past six weeks, Marco Rubio has used his Twitter account to post minute-by-minute updates and lengthy threads on Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, making him a must-follow for anyone keeping up to date with the latest news. Unlike many... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty National Democrats spent millions to get Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell into office last year. Now, they're beginning their effort to keep her there. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Thursday that Mucarsel-Powell's district is one of a few dozen across... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty The National Rifle Association is running out of friends in South Florida. Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who received campaign cash from the NRA four months after the Parkland shooting, distanced himself from the nation’s largest pro-gun lobby and sided... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Matt Gaetz isn’t backing down. The two-term congressman from the Florida Panhandle laughed off a Florida Bar inquiry into his tweets, which claimed, the night before former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified in a congressional hearing, that Cohen had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Democrats are calling for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s resignation. Republicans support an internal investigation into Acosta’s role in a controversial plea deal for multimillionaire sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein in 2008. But Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, one of President Donald... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty After 24 hours of minute-by-minute updates on the failed push to deliver humanitarian aid in Venezuela, Marco Rubio tweeted his first omen at 2 a.m Sunday. On the left was a picture of a sword-wielding Manuel Noriega, the leftist... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Puerto Rico’s governor was no friend of Rick Scott’s during the 2018 campaign, even as Scott visited the territory eight times and pitched himself as Puerto Rico’s de facto senator in ads around the state as he sought votes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty South Florida Democrats haven’t owned the Venezuela issue like Republicans for the past few years, but Miami’s congressional delegation is introducing bills in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Donna Shalala has a bill that would ban the U.S.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Days after the Parkland shootings just over a year ago, Fred Guttenberg and Marco Rubio met for the first time on national television. The Republican senator, who introduced pro-gun legislation while gearing up for a 2016 presidential run, was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Florida Sen. Rick Scott is urging President Donald Trump to declare an emergency to pay for a border wall if Democrats won’t agree to it. Less than one week after the longest shutdown in federal government history was temporarily... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty @elizabethrkoh The election may be over, but Andrew Gillum isn’t leaving your television screen. The former Florida gubernatorial candidate announced Tuesday he is joining CNN as a political commentator, the latest 2018 also-ran to snag a television gig. “Thrilled... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Amid the longest-ever federal shutdown, Rick Scott called a solo press conference on Thursday to address “Washington dysfunction,” an unusual move in the U.S. Senate, where rank-and-file lawmakers typically pair up or gather in groups in front of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@blaskey_s @alextdaugherty A rookie commissioner from a South Florida beach city is facing calls for her resignation after she called newly elected Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib a “danger” and said the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress may decide to become... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@davidjneal @alextdaugherty U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Broward County Democrat and the longest-serving member of Congress from Florida, announced Monday afternoon that he has pancreatic cancer and is undergoing treatment in Washington at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Hastings, 82,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at Naked Politics
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@alextdaugherty Rick Scott comes to Washington after eight years governing the nation’s third-largest state and a perfect three-for-three record in expensive campaigns. He even gets a special swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell allowed him to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Naked Politics