Convicted Florida Ex-Congresswoman Seeks Return to House | Political News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – A former Florida congresswoman convicted of a federal tax charge in a charity fraud case wants to return to the US House. Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown filed papers Thursday to run in Florida’s 10th District, which is an open seat because the incumbent Democrat Val Demings is running against Republican US Sen. … Read more

No Contest Plea for Extorting Official With Explicit Photos | Political News

By DAVID FISCHER, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) – A South Florida man pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges related to trying to get $ 5,000 from a state senator after threatening to release what he said were sexually explicit photos of her. Jeremy Kamperveen, 20, of Plantation, entered an open plea in Broward County circuit … Read more

Jan. 6 Committee’s Members Are on Diverging Political Paths | Washington, DC News

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The nine members of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 US Capitol insurrection are on diverging political paths as they prepare for public hearings that could become a defining moment in their careers. Working in private rooms in a Capitol office building, the … Read more

Biden scrambles to avoid Americas Summit flop in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) – When leaders gather this week in Los Angeles at the Summit of the Americas, the focus is likely to veer from common policy changes – migration, climate change and galloping inflation – and instead shift to something Hollywood thrives on: the drama of the red carpet. With Mexican President Andrés Manuel … Read more

Democrats, Republicans Fight to a Redistricting Stalemate | Political News

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press After nearly a year of partisan battles, number-crunching and lawsuits, the once-a-decade congressional redistricting cycle is ending in a draw. That leaves Republicans positioned to win control of the House of Representatives even if they come up just short of winning a majority of the national vote. That frustrates Democrats, … Read more

Cryptocurrency becoming more common for campaign donations

Jason Holloway – who is currently running for a seat in the Florida House – says his relationship with cryptocurrency began in 2017 when a friend suggested that he start investing in digital asset companies. He immediately began making money from his investments but was intrigued and wanted to learn more about the technology behind … Read more

‘Ghost’ Candidate, 2 Operatives Face Charges in Florida | Political News

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Two political operatives and an independent candidate who opponents say hardly campaigned and only entered a state Senate race in central Florida in 2020 to siphon off votes from a Democrat were criminally charged on Tuesday. Prosecutors filed election finance charges against the candidate, Jestine Iannotti, as well as Seminole County … Read more

US Lawmakers Urge Binding Vote on Puerto Rico Statehood | Political News

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – A group of Democratic congress members, including the House majority leader, on Thursday proposed a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence. The draft proposal unveiled at an online news conference would commit Congress … Read more

Gov. DeSantis Taps State Lawmaker as New Secretary of State | Political News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday appointed state Republican Rep. Cord Byrd as the new secretary of state, following the resignation of Laurel M. Lee. In a statement, DeSantis, a Republican, called Byrd a “staunch advocate for election security, public integrity, the fight against big tech censorship and the de-platforming of … Read more

Bracing for Her Future: Baby Giraffe Fitted With Orthotic | California News

By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) – Over the past three decades Ara Mirzaian has fitted braces for everyone from Paralympians to children with scoliosis. But Msituni was a patient like none other – a newborn giraffe. The calf was born Feb. 1 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, north … Read more

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