Tag: Orlando shooting

Jim RosicaJune 27, 2016

State Sen. Don Gaetz is telling constituents not to take the special-session-on-gun-control bait. Gaetz, a Niceville Republican who was Senate president in 2012-14, sent out an email Monday. It reprinted and linked to an op-ed he wrote for the Northwest Florida Daily News, Okaloosa County’s newspaper. It appeared Sunday. He wrote on the mass shooting at […]

Jim RosicaJune 21, 2016

Heisman Trophy-winner and former Florida Gator Tim Tebow on Tuesday visited with survivors of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando. Gov. Rick Scott‘s official schedule shows he had breakfast with Tebow, now a college football analyst for the SEC Network, early Tuesday morning. In a statement, Scott said he and wife Ann “are grateful for the support of […]

Jim RosicaJune 20, 2016

Update: Later Monday, the Justice Department released a full text of one of the shooter’s calls, saying it wanted to “provide the highest level of transparency possible under the circumstances.” Click here for the statement and transcript. Gov. Rick Scott Monday called on federal authorities to release more from the 911 calls made by the Orlando shooter. […]

Mary Jo MeloneJune 16, 2016

Driving I-4 through Orlando, you see them. The billboards proclaim what is now ho-hum in this country. #OrlandoStrong #LoveOrlando #PrayforOrlando Add this to the list, please. #AmericaSickandTired Have you noticed the phrase “take him out” is now part of our everyday language? We are accustomed to terms like “SWAT team,” “active shooter,” “on lockdown,” “armored […]

Jim RosicaJune 15, 2016

CNN’s Anderson Cooper responded Wednesday night to Attorney General Pam Bondi, saying her complaints about their Tuesday live interview were “factually incorrect” and she’s “either mistaken or she’s not telling the truth.” Cooper, who came out as gay in 2012, had mentioned to Bondi “a lot of gay and lesbian people … said they thought you were […]


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