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Stoneridge Group sends “redacted” Christmas message, pokes fun at Hillary Clinton emails

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With Christmas just around the corner, and New Year close behind, so arrives a flurry of politically themed holiday greetings, each providing a little bit of cheer (not to mention a few chuckles) to usher in 2016. One standout comes from Georgia-based political consultancy Stoneridge Group, a conservative firm for candidates looking for “bleeding-edge campaign know-how combined with an avant-garde approach to campaign execution” (as the Stoneridge website proclaims). Stonebridge offers a warm – yet highly redacted – Christmas message…

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Rick Scott will refuse 425 Syrian refugees, seek Congressional action to stop federal relocation plans

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Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday afternoon his administration will not grant requests to relocate some 425 displaced Syrians inside Florida’s borders, and is asking Congress to help ensure it cannot be coerced to. Scott addressed the issue in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The governor told the Congressional Republican leaders though his state will do what it can to prevent an influx of Syrians into Florida, further action is require by Congress to ensure it does not…

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Don Gaetz, Matt Gaetz call on Rick Scott to refuse Syrian refugees

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A prominent father-son pair of Northwest Florida lawmakers are calling on Gov. Rick Scott to join a push by a number of conservative governors to defy the Obama administration’s plan to accept more refugees displaced from war-torn Syria. On Monday, state Sen. Don Gaetz and Rep. Matt Gaetz sent a letter to Scott urging him to not accept any additional Syrian refugees. “We do not believe the federal government is prudent, wise or vigilant in bringing vast numbers of young Syrian males to…

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Rick Scott’s agenda amended to include meeting with Georgia governor Nathan Deal

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In a revision issued less than two and a half hours before the meeting was slated to take place, the office of Gov. Rick Scott released an amended daily schedule that includes a 3 p.m. meeting with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a defendant in a lawsuit Scott filed last year in the latest episode of Florida’s decades-long “water wars” with neighboring Georgia and Alabama. The delayed transparency may not be entirely on Scott’s end, however: Deal is reportedly going about a series…

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