Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Why is this still happening? Douglas High students press Florida leaders for answers

Why is this still happening? Douglas High students press Florida leaders for answers

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School got a real-life lesson in the perils of high expectations Wednesday as they met with state legislators to discuss their promise of stricter gun laws and left disappointed that the progress that app...
Published: 02/21/18
NRA influential in Florida, but not through campaign money

NRA influential in Florida, but not through campaign money

In a state where top Republican lawmakers have pushed bills to make it easier to get guns and shied away from calling for drastic gun control measures, some have assumed Florida’s legislators are reliant on money from the National Rifle Associa...
Published: 02/21/18
President Trump set to meet with students and parents of Parkland

President Trump set to meet with students and parents of Parkland

WASHINGTON –  Students and families from Parkland, as well as the those who endured the Columbine and Sandy Hook tragedies, will meet this afternoon with President Donald Trump.The 4:15 p.m. meeting comes as Stoneman Douglas High School st...
Published: 02/21/18
Florida House and Senate clash over budget negotiations — before they even start

Florida House and Senate clash over budget negotiations — before they even start

It was a tense day at the Florida Capitol on Wednesday, largely because of the Parkland shooting survivors and gun control activists who descended on the statehouse in the thousands. But there was internal turmoil as well.House Speaker Richard C...
Published: 02/21/18
Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker seems to suggest students calling for gun control are not students at all

Pennsylvania GOP lawmaker seems to suggest students calling for gun control are not students at all

As students were making their way to Florida's Capitol in Tallahassee Wednesday morning to demand gun law reforms, a Republican lawmaker from a few states away wrote a Facebook post that appeared to question whether the teenage protesters were, in fa...
Published: 02/21/18
Parkland survivor: The media is “politicizing this tragedy”

Parkland survivor: The media is “politicizing this tragedy”

Brandon Minoff, 18, and his brother Aiden, 14, survived the Parkland school shooting. The older brother told Fox News Tuesday that he has a problem with the way the news media has covered the tragedy."I know many people who are pro-gun and others who...
Published: 02/21/18
Florida teacher pension fund owns $528,000 in shares of AR-15 manufacturer

Florida teacher pension fund owns $528,000 in shares of AR-15 manufacturer

From the Miami Herald's Rob Wile: Even as Florida teachers work to protect their students from gun violence, many may be unaware that they have a personal stake in firearms themselves.Bloomberg reports that the Florida Retirement System Pension ...
Published: 02/21/18
Dinesh D’Souza mocks Parkland students then apologizes

Dinesh D’Souza mocks Parkland students then apologizes

Conservative filmmaker and lightning rod Dinesh D'Souza sparked controversy — and apologized on Wednesday — for mocking a photo of emotional Parkland students watching the Florida House vote down a ban on assault weapons.Worst news since ...
Published: 02/21/18
Rep. Jared Moskowitz rips fellow Democrats for ‘procedural games’ on guns

Rep. Jared Moskowitz rips fellow Democrats for ‘procedural games’ on guns

Rep. Jared Moskowitz, D-Coral Springs, criticized his fellow Democrats on Wednesday for their unsuccessful procedural move to force a House floor debate on an assault weapons ban.Republicans blocked the maneuver, and news of it created a social media...
Published: 02/21/18
Florida Legislature votes to share voter information

Florida Legislature votes to share voter information

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida could start sharing voter information to make sure people aren't registered in other states under a bill now headed to Gov. Rick Scott.The Florida Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved the bill.The measure sponsor...
Published: 02/21/18