Florida Five: Rubio, others show how to pardon a turkey, Fla. dodges hurricanes for 10th year

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips:

Rubio with turkeyMarco Rubio, other GOP candidates show how they would pardon a turkey – A presidential tradition this time of year is the pardoning of a turkey. President Barack Obama actually pardoned two on Wednesday. Their names are Honest and Abe. Not to be outdone, three of the Republican presidential candidates showed their poultry pardoning techniques in a comic video on the news website IJReview. Read more

Thanksgiving, as brought to you by these lobbyists and political associations – With all the talk of beleaguered immigrants seeking refuge in America, the true meaning of Thanksgiving is all too poignant this year. We’ve all seen the words “turkey” and “lobbyist” in the same sentence before. But, more than likely, this referred to the role of special interests in securing political pork for clients. Read more

Florida dodges hurricanes for the 10th consecutive year – The Atlantic hurricane season ends on Monday.  For the 10th consecutive year, a hurricane has not made landfall in Florida, even though hurricanes can form outside the designated season.  It is once again great news for residents and for the insurance industry. But emergency-management officials say there isn’t time to rest. Read more

Florida is set to crack down on skimmers at gas pumps – With the simple swipe of a credit card at a gas station pump, it’s become easier for identity thieves to steal customers’ information and rack up fraudulent charges in their names. State Sen. Anitere Flores’ family knows this all too well; a close family member’s credit card information was stolen from a gas station “skimmer” two years ago in Miami, she said. Read more

South Florida gobbles turkey and heads for the mall – Thanksgiving Day: It’s all about turkey, pilgrims and doorbusters. The holiday shopping season began on Thanksgiving as the first stores opened for what has become a two-day shopping spree known as Grey Thursday and Black Friday. Rhonda Torres, 56, of Boynton Beach lined up outside JCPenney in Boynton Beach before the store’s 3 p.m. opening, with about 50 people in front of her. Read more

ICYMI: Desperate Dem Grayson offers to prank call your GOP relatives for money on Thanksgiving 

OMG what a view! Penthouse residents in Florida to get a pool with a view

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