Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Columns

Column: Anita Hill explains how to get the Kavanaugh hearings right

Column: Anita Hill explains how to get the Kavanaugh hearings right

There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better.The facts underlying Christine Blasey Ford’s claim of being sexually assaulted by a young Brett Kavanaugh will continue to be revealed as confirmation proceedings unfold. Yet it...
Published: 09/18/18
PolitiFact Florida: Puerto Rico’s power grid was weak, not dead, before hurricanes

PolitiFact Florida: Puerto Rico’s power grid was weak, not dead, before hurricanes

As Hurricane Florence approached, President Donald Trump relied on his track record to assure the public his administration is ready."I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success," Trump told reporters Sept. 11.Puerto Rico recovered ful...
Published: 09/17/18
PolitiFact Florida: No, Andrew Gillum does not have a far left socialist platform

PolitiFact Florida: No, Andrew Gillum does not have a far left socialist platform

In the race for Florida governor, Republican Ron DeSantis is trying to paint Democrat Andrew Gillum as so far out of the mainstream that Gillum "wants to turn Florida into Venezuela," a reference to the failing socialist country."The last thing we ne...
Published: 09/10/18
PolitiFact Florida: Ashley Moody, Republican nominee for Florida AG, wasn’t a ‘lifelong Democrat’

PolitiFact Florida: Ashley Moody, Republican nominee for Florida AG, wasn’t a ‘lifelong Democrat’

Once a Democrat, always a Democrat?That’s how Republican candidate for Florida attorney general Frank White attacked Ashley Moody in an ad last month.White, a member of the Florida House since 2016, lost Tuesday’s primary election to Moody, who was a...
Updated one month ago
Jack Latvala on governor’s race: ‘I’m going to get in people’s faces’

Jack Latvala on governor’s race: ‘I’m going to get in people’s faces’

CLEARWATER — Jack Latvala will formally kick off his campaign for governor today promising something almost unprecedented in modern Florida history: He will be a governor focused entirely on the state’s future, not his own."Part of our problem in Tal...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Gwen Graham lacks proof that Florida Gov. Rick Scott covered up Mosaic sinkhole

PolitiFact Florida: Gwen Graham lacks proof that Florida Gov. Rick Scott covered up Mosaic sinkhole

Gwen Graham says Florida needs a governor who will fight to protect clean water, unlike, she said, Gov. Rick Scott."When a sinkhole began dumping toxic water in Florida’s aquifer, Rick Scott tried to cover it up. I worked with the press to expose the...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Bill Nelson claims detained immigrant parents charged $8/minute to call their children. Is it true?

PolitiFact Florida: Bill Nelson claims detained immigrant parents charged $8/minute to call their children. Is it true?

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said the Trump administration reached a new low by charging detained immigrant parents high fees to call the children they were separated from at the border."The Trump administration has been charging detained parents, get...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Jeff Greene targets Florida costs for Trump’s golf travel in TV ad

PolitiFact Florida: Jeff Greene targets Florida costs for Trump’s golf travel in TV ad

Jeff Greene, a Democrat billionaire running for Florida governor, has some close connections to President Donald Trump: He is a member of Trump’s Mar-A-Lago club, and they are neighbors in Palm Beach.But that hasn’t stopped Greene from criticizing Tr...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Did Adam Putnam endorse a bill that gutted water quality regulations?

PolitiFact Florida: Did Adam Putnam endorse a bill that gutted water quality regulations?

The toxic green algae bloom spreading across Lake Okeechobee has seeped into the state’s political races, including Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s quest for Florida governor.The Democratic Governors Association slammed Putnam, a Republican, i...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: What Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has said on abortion

PolitiFact Florida: What Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has said on abortion

When President Donald Trump unveiled his second Supreme Court justice pick, Florida’s Democratic candidates for governor warned of dire consequences for access to abortion."With his pick of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump has done everything in his ...
Updated: 2 months ago