Florida Recounts Underway in Senate, Governor’s Races

Recounts in three hotly contested Florida statewide elections are underway. Recounts by machine have begun in all of Florida’s sixty-seven counties in the Governor, Senate and Agriculture Commissioner’s races. Results released on Saturday showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott leading incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson by 0.15 percentage points in the Senate race, Republican Ron DeSantis leading […]

Continue Reading

McConnell Cancels Senate’s August Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has cancelled the Senate’s August recess it was announced this week. McConnell said the time was needed to work through a backlog of President Trump’s nominees which McConnell claims Democrats have been slow-walking. “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing […]

Continue Reading

Florida Governor Rick Scott to Challenge Democratic Senator Bill Nelson

Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced his entrance into the 2018 Senate race setting Democrat Bill Nelson in his sights in what will be one of the highest profile races in 2018. Scott made the announcement during interviews and on his Facebook page yesterday, ending months of speculation that the two term Florida governor would […]

Continue Reading

Thousands of Students Across the Nation Stage Walkout in Commemoration of One-Month Anniversary of Shooting in Parkland, FL

Students across the nation walked out of class yesterday demanding action on the part of lawmakers in Washington D.C., and in state capitals, to stem the tide of gun violence on school campuses across the country. A 17-minute walkout began at 10 a.m. in each time zone across the country, a tribute to the seventeen […]

Continue Reading

White House Unveils Gun Control Measures

The White House unveiled a framework of measures and initiatives aimed at reducing gun and school violence in the U.S.  They don’t include specific legislation but do make a series of recommendations to Congress, as well as states, to push through stricter gun-control proposals. The White House is encouraging states to provide “rigorous” firearms training […]

Continue Reading

National Rifle Association Files Suit Against State of Florida Over New Gun Control Law

The National Rifle Association has filed suit against the State of Florida over a new law signed today by Governor Rick Scott that prohibits individuals younger than 21 years of age from purchasing a firearm. “Florida’s ban is an affront to the Second Amendment, as it totally eviscerates the right of law-abiding adults between the […]

Continue Reading

Florida House of Representatives Votes Down Measure That Would Ban Assault Rifles and Large Capacity Magazines

The Florida state House of Representatives voted down a bill that would ban many semiautomatic guns and large capacity magazines yesterday.  The bill, which would ban AR-15 rifles like the one used in the Parkland, FL, shooting, and large capacity magazines, went down in defeat in a motion that would have seen the bill move […]

Continue Reading

FBI Says Protocols Weren’t Followed in Follow Up on Tip About Parkland Shooter, Florida Governor Calls on Director to Resign

Florida Governor Rick Scott has called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign in the wake of an admission by the FBI that it missed a tip that may have prevented a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed seventeen students. The FBI acknowledged earlier today that some “protocols were not followed” when a tip […]

Continue Reading

Judge Rules Florida Law Prohibiting Ex-Cons from Voting Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Florida has ruled that a state law prohibiting former convicted felons from voting is unconstitutional.  “A person convicted of a crime may have long ago exited the prison cell and completed probation,” U.S. District Judge Mark Walker wrote. “Her voting rights, however, remain locked in a dark crypt. Only the state has […]

Continue Reading