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Report: Charlie Crist, Former GOP Governor, Paid Off Men To Hide His Gay Affairs | The New Civil Rights Movement

Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist allegedly paid off two different men and sent them out of state to hide his homosexual affairs, discovery documents in a just-released investigative report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement claim. The documents also claim Crist — who actively worked to ban same-sex marriage — attempted to kiss another man, the subject of the criminal investigation, and had drunken escapades which included driving a golf cart under the influence while attempting to run over people.

Certainly this is not the first time Crist has been accused of being gay. Crist is on his second marriage, the first having lasted less than one year, the second a reportedly whirlwind romance that culminated in an engagement after nine months in 2008, and marriage a few months later.

h/t: The New Civil Rights Movement

Taxpayers get $866,615.40 bill for jet fuel for Obama’s Air Force One flight...on Earth Day

Obama is perpetually undone by his own hypocrisy. 

from Washington Examiner:

President Obama’s decision to take his Earth Day speech attacking climate change “deniers” to Florida, home of two GOP presidential candidates, cost taxpayers $866,615.40 just for the flight of Air Force One.

Taxpayer watchdog Judicial Watch revealed Wednesday that the Air Force provided documents showing the flight expenses of flying the jumbo jet 4.2 hours to Miami. He was then helicoptered 20 minutes to the Florida Everglades for his speech.

Other costs, such as security, communications and staff were not provided, but would put the speech price at way over $1 million.

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“Climate change can no longer be denied,” Obama said a tour of the Everglades. “It can’t be edited out. It can’t be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed.”

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Physician, heal thyself…

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A Slew of Anti-Choices Laws Take Effect Today

Restrictions on reproductive rights passed by anti-choice state legislatures this year are set to take effect July 1, even as abortion-related legislative and legal battles rage on.

The courts have recently blocked several anti-choice laws passed by state lawmakers this year, giving reproductive rights advocates in states such as Kansas and Florida temporary reprieve as the laws are litigated.

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Photos: `Tennessee, Indiana, Kansas and Florida state capitol buildings (Clockwise from top left) 

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Herman Cain Wins Shocker At Presidency 5 Straw Poll | Election 2012

ORLANDO, FL — It’s official: Cainmentum is back. In Florida anyway.

In what can only be seen as a major defeat for frontrunner Rick Perry, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and tea party superstar Herman Cain swept the results of the Presdiency5 straw poll, a gathering of several thousand state Republicans, Saturday.

Perry had pushed hard to win the poll, and rival Mitt Romney didn’t officially participate (neither did Michele Bachmann.) But after a debacle of a debate Thursday night, Perry’s efforts fell flat and Cain took home the gold.

“This is a sign of our growing momentum and my candidacy that cannot be ignored,” Cain said afterwards in a statement. “I will continue to share my message of ‘common sense solutions’ across this country and look forward to spending more time in Florida, a critical state for both the nomination and the general election.”“

The Georgia businessman got a boost in recent days from conservative bloggers like the influential Erick Erickson at Red State, who declared Perry a “train wreck” in Thursday’s debate and named Cain the clear winner. Others, like Ed Morrissey at HotAir, pumped up Cain’s performance as well.

Cain’s debate earned him more than just kind words: his spokeswoman, Ellen Carmichael, told TPM on Saturday that they had raised more money in the last 48 hours than at any point in the campaign.

Perry congratulated Cain after the victory in a statement, saying the poll “shows the conservative message of job creation, fiscal responsibility and limited government is gaining momentum.” But he quickly pivoted from Cain to attacking Romney, his chief rival for the nomination.

“Floridians and voters nationally want a candidate who is clear on the issues and talks honestly about the future, not someone who takes multiple sides of an issue and changes views every election season,” Perry said. “Today’s vote demonstrates that Floridians are energized and ready to help get America working again.”

The final tally (2657 votes were cast):

Herman Cain: 37.11%
Rick Perry: 15.43%
Mitt Romney: 14%
Rick Santorum: 10.88%
Ron Paul: 10.39%
Newt Gingrich: 8.43%
Jon Huntsman: 2.26%
Michele Bachmann: 1.51%

H/T: TPM 2012

Taxpayers slapped with $866,615 jet fuel bill for Obama's Earth Day speech

President Obama’s decision to take his Earth Day speech attacking climate change “deniers” to Florida, home of two GOP presidential candidates, cost taxpayers $866,615.40 just for the flight of Air Force One.

Taxpayer watchdog Judicial Watch revealed Wednesday that the Air Force provided documents showing the flight expenses of flying the jumbo jet 4.2 hours to Miami. He was then helicoptered 20 minutes to the Florida Everglades for his speech.

Other costs, such as security, communications and staff were not provided, but would put the speech price at way over $1 million.

During his address, the president did not directly attack former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or current Sen. Marco Rubio, two presidential candidates, but he did slap those who question climate change and cited earlier efforts by Republican Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and George H.W. Bush to improve the environment.

FULL STORY 

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/taxpayers-slapped-with-866615-jet-fuel-bill-for-obamas-earth-day-speech/article/2566914

RELATED: $100,000 a day for Michelle O’s Italy, England trip

House Democrats’ Dramatic Primary Problems Continue

House Democrats can now add FL-13 to their list of crowded primaries across the country.

Yesterday, Tampa City Councilman Mary Mulhernannounced that she would soon be filing to run for the FL-13 Congressional District seat. St. Petersburg City Councilwoman Darden Rice is also considering jumping into the race and said she was “blindsided” to hear that Mulhern was going to run. And let’s not
forget that Democrat Eric Lynn has already thrown his hat into the ring. Drama.

Florida Democrats failed to take down David Jolly in the2014 special election and failed to even field a candidate in the 2014 general election. With their history of losing this seat and the current intra-party fighting, things are not looking promising for Democrats.