About Michele Kirk

Michele Kirk is a writer, editor, and field reporter for BizPac Review. Michele can be reached at michele@bizpacreview.com & @michelekirkbpr

Florida Five: David Jolly looks secure for November, New abortion bill heads to Gov. Scott

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: David Jolly looks increasingly secure for November: Things are starting to break David Jolly’s way as he gears up to run for a full term in Congress come November and old foes opt out of running again.Jolly scored the upset when he beat Alex Sink in […]

Florida Five: Clawson wins GOP primary, Crist: I’m pro life ‘by my definition’

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Curt Clawson just the latest outsider to win a GOP primary in Florida: Curt Clawson’s win on Tuesday night in a special congressional primary is just the latest example of how the tea party movement has changed the Republican Party in Florida. Clawson didn’t win because […]

Florida Five: Abortion ‘viability’ bill headed to Senate floor, Scott not sold on marijuana proposal

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: CAIR protests textbook bill; says it’s rooted in anti-Muslim bigotry: A bill making its way through the Florida legislature requiring local school districts to review textbooks used in classrooms is now the target of the the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, known as […]

Florida Five: Grayson, DWS resource wasters for GOP, Younger population pushing Fla. left

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Budget Watch: Comparing Florida’s House & Senate budgets: The Florida Legislature has a lot of work to do to pass a final budget before the end of the legislative session, according to a Report from Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government […]

Florida Five: Amazon.com to collect Fla. sales tax, Scott’s Navy ad, Is DWS new Nancy Pelosi?

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Amazon.com to collect Florida sales tax starting May 1: Internet giant Amazon.com will start to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians starting May 1. Amazon’s entry into the state’s brick-and-mortar retail landscape could mean about $80 million a year in sales taxes, according to […]

Florida Five: Sink says no to run, Drug tests at issue in US Supreme Court, Crist’s debate challenge ‘laughable’

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Alex Sink won’t challenge David Jolly for District 13 seat in November: Democrat Alex Sink has decided not to run for Congress this fall, a move that could benefit newly elected Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly. Sink told the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday that she […]

Flight attendant’s safety speech has passengers roaring with laughter, applause

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How many times have you seen the passengers on a plane roar with laughter and then applaud the flight attendant’s safety speech? Me neither. Buckle up: H/T : Washington Free Beacon

Florida Five: Gubernatorial campaign fire exchanged at Forum Club, Rand Paul backs Clawson

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Gubernatorial-race attacks turn to South Florida: Even though the Legislature took a week off for Passover and Easter, the Florida gubernatorial campaign showed no signs of slowing down on Monday as the various candidates exchanged fire.Former Gov. Charlie Crist, the favorite for the Democratic nomination […]

Florida Five: Senate textbook bill problematic, Medical marijuana . . . good for Fla. business?

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Senate Committee advances distribution ‘tariff’ on craft brewers: Craft brewers are fighting a Senate measure that would require them to pay a distributor when selling their bottled or canned product to customers, even if the beer never leaves the building. The distribution requirement is part of a […]

DCCC Chair Steve Israel: ‘Not all’ Republicans are racist

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The chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Sunday he believes that Republicans are motivated by racism  – just not all of them. On CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Candy Crowley prompted the discussion by asking U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., about “off script” comments made by Attorney General Eric Holder at an event last week. Holder ranted […]