Tag Archive | "Barack Obama"

Obama Housing Plans vs. Reality


ProPublica: Here are Obama’s housing latest proposals, whether they are anything new, and whether they stand a chance of going anywhere.

Published in Government, Housing

For Allen West, Goebbels Reference Typical Rhetoric


Ralph De La Cruz: U.S. Rep. Allen West continued his habit of making inflammatory remarks by describing the Democratic Party’s “propaganda” efforts as similar to those of Nazi Joseph Goebbels.

Published in Blog, Government, Politics

Medical Marijuana In Florida: Legitimate Legislative Efforts or Just Pipe Dreams?


Ralph De La Cruz: For the first time, medical marijuana bills have been filed in both chambers of the Florida legislature.

Published in Blog, Economy, Government

U.S. Government Will Review 300,000 Deportation Cases


Jacob Kushner: Following FCIR’s investigation of deportations to Haiti, the Obama administration announced plans to review pending deportation cases of low-level criminal offenders.

Published in Government, Health, Immigration, Justice

Report: Secure Communities Encourages Racial Profiling, Lack of Due Process


Ralph De La Cruz: Mirroring an FCIR analysis from January, a report released Wednesday found that Secure Communities often deports non-criminals and disproportionately detains Latinos. Even U.S. citizens have been arrested.

Published in Blog, Government, Immigration, Justice

The Cost of Political ‘Consistency’


Ralph De La Cruz: Florida lawmakers continue to turn away tens of millions from the federal government. And this time no one’s even quite sure why, or who, is responsible.

Published in Blog, Education, Health, Politics

‘Vile, Unprofessional and Despicable’ — Florida Politics Back in Spotlight


Ralph De La Cruz: The clash between Rep. Allen West and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz may have been predictable. But the intensity makes it a prototypical Florida political story.

Published in Blog, Politics

New Lesson for Florida School Districts: Cut, Cut, Cut


Ralph De La Cruz: The impacts of an eight percent decrease in public school funding are felt at districts statewide.

Published in Blog, Education

Allen West Plays With Fire


Ralph De La Cruz: Allen West has made a political career of using incediary comments. And it’s working for him.

Published in Blog, Government, Politics

Care? Rick Scott Doesn’t Have to Care


Ralph De La Cruz: Pleas from Florida mayors didn’t change Gov. Rick Scott’s position on the high-speed rail project.

Published in Blog, Government

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