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August 31, 2018

MI-GOV: Michiganders are pissed Gretchen Whitmer won't stop saying 'damn'

There are a lot of things to get angry about when it comes to politics. People dying because they don't have health care? Blame politics. People living under bridges instead of in homes? Politics. Car tire swallowed by a pot hole? While less important, yes, that's politics too.

Then there are the political gripes so trivial they honestly bear mentioning only for their lunacy. And that's where we turn our focus to Michiganders who are apparently angry about the use of mild curse words. Yes, they are offended by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer's most visible campaign slogan, "Fix the damn roads."

"Just don't say 'damn' anymore," a woman on the internet urged of Whitmer yesterday. "[It] takes away from your ladyness."




August 31, 2018

Manafort Ally Admits to Helping Foreigners Donate to Trump's Inaugural Committee

A former Paul Manafort associate who pleaded guilty to a lobbying crime admitted that he helped foreign donors give money to President Donald Trump’s Inaugural Committee.

In a plea agreement made public Friday, prosecutors outlined other crimes that the lobbyist, Sam Patten, admitted to but wouldn’t be charged with. Among them was “causing foreign money” to be paid to the Trump inaugural committee. Patten signed off on the allegation.

Patten pleaded guilty earlier Friday to failing to disclose his lobbying on behalf of Ukraine, and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.


August 31, 2018

Another Manafort pal just flipped

Sam Patten, a former associate of Paul Manafort who pleaded guilty to a lobbying violation, agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors, giving them access to insights from a longtime international political operative whose Russian business partner has already been indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, Bloomberg reports.


August 31, 2018

Nazi Sympathizers Running for Mayor in Hilton Head

One candidate in the Hilton Head, South Carolina mayoral race denies that the mass genocide of Jews by the Nazis ever happened, the Charleston Post & Courier reports.

Another candidate praised the leadership style of Adolf Hitler: “He did what he had to do. He got that many people to follow him. He must have been doing something right.”


August 31, 2018

Manafort associate Sam Patten charged with Foreign Agents Registration Act violations


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August 31, 2018

FLIPPABLE: Steve Friedman for FL-HD120

Captain Steve Friedman is passionate about family, Florida, and fishing. He and his wife Kristine have lived in the Florida Keys for 18 years and have chosen Islamorada as a home to raise their two young children, Ben and Sidney.

As a professional fishing guide for 18 years, Captain Steve has had the privilege of being able to make a living working on the water. He has a keen understanding of how a robust environment propels a robust economy.

He has witnessed a change in his Florida Bay “office” over the course of his career, and as a consequence of the 2015 seagrass die-off stepped into the role of community spokesperson and leader to advocate and press for smart policy dictating Everglades Restoration.

​Captain Steve earned a bachelor's degree from Drake University, double majoring in Spanish and Latin American Studies. He also has a master’s degree from the University of New Mexico in Latin American Studies, with an emphasis in Political Science and Community and Regional Planning. He traveled to Latin America for 5 summers working with a public health program in Paraguay, Mexico, and Ecuador and studied for a semester of college in Costa Rica. He considers these experiences as some of the most formative in shaping his outlook on the world and the role he can play in creating change.


August 31, 2018

FLIPPABLE: James Harden for FL-HD116

As a first generation Cuban-American raised in a single-parent household, James understands the struggles that South Florida families face every day. Helping families is exactly what motivated him to run for public office. James has made it his life’s work to improve the lives of those around him in any way possible. While attending Florida International University, James improved the lives of his fellow students by working to provide quality facilities and activities for his fellow students. He has a compassionate approach to public service, and hopes to bring that approach to the Florida House of Representatives.

James was raised in Olympia Heights. He attended Florida Christian School, before attending Florida International University, where he was a founding brother of his fraternity as well as involved in the Student Government Association. James graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the Christian Legal Society and the American Constitutional Society.

James is currently a teacher for Miami-Dade County Public Schools where he teaches Social Studies


August 31, 2018

FLIPPABLE: Jeffrey Solomon for FL-HD115

I am a husband, father, a doctor, an entrepreneur, and a community leader. I grew up in South Florida and went to college at the University of Georgia followed by Life Chiropractic College. I returned to Florida to start my practice in 1983.

My wife, Jennifer and I believe that we are very lucky to be raising our 4 children in the best of neighborhoods in South Florida. My children have attended and are still attending our Miami-Dade County public schools.

I have had the pleasure of participating in statewide and local community leadership and activism as a graduate of Leadership Florida, serving as the Vice Chair of The Miami-Dade Sports Commission, on the Miami-Dade Public Schools – School Medical Health Advisory Committee, and as Vice -Chair of the Pinecrest Zoning Board. ​

I hold a Doctor of Chiropractic degree since 1982. I earned a post-graduate Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, and in 2005 I was honored to be selected and to serve as the United States Olympic Team Staff Chiropractor, in the 2006 Winter Olympics, Torino, Italy.

Over the years I’ve served in many professional leadership roles including: President of the Florida Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness. In 2004 my colleagues selected me as the Florida Chiropractic Association “Chiropractor of the Year”.


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