Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Lakeland in early stages of exploring body cameras for police

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

The city of Lakeland is in the very early stages of exploring the idea of police officer-worn body cameras. The idea first came up following calls from the National NAACP, local Black Lives Matter groups, and the city’s Concerned Citizens Group. We’re not a police department, we’re their police department,” said Chief Garcia of the public’s calls in 2020 for more transparency and accountability of police officers across the country.

Biden’s $15 wage proposal: Job killer or a boon for workers?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Washington – President Joe Biden’s effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour could provide a welcome opportunity for someone like Cristian Cardona, a 21-year-old fast food worker. Cardona would love to earn enough to afford to move out of his parents’ house in Orlando, Florida, and maybe scrape together money for college.

Tom Brady Gets Hit With Question About Donald Trump And Racism

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback talked to reporters on Zoom before the Super Bowl.

Fact check: Patriots coach Bill Belichick declined the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

An Instagram post accurately states that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick turned down the award from President Donald Trump.

Trump to honor Belichick with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

President Donald Trump will present one of the nation's highest civilian honors to Bill Belichick, the football coach of the New England Patriots and the only coach to win six Super Bowl titles. The presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom is expected Thursday, a White House official confirmed on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Trump and Belichick have known each other for several years with Trump before his campaign victory in 2016 reading a letter of praise from Belichick at a New Hampshire rally.

Cuomo will not attend Bills game; will instead rework state’s financial plan in light of Dem. takeover of Congress

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Cuomo, who has been Governor of the state for 10 years, continues to blame the state deficit on the federal government, and not his own policies enacted over the past decade. "Washington has been the enemy of this state," declared Cuomo, even going so far as to describe New York as a "crime victim". Cuomo, along with blaming Washington, will now count on it to bail out the state, and now anticipates that it may due to the changing Congress and administration.

Jarvis Landry and Kevin Love speak out against pro-Trump protestors storming U.S. Capitol

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

As pro-Donald Trump protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, two of Cleveland's most prominent athletes took to social media to share their thoughts on the matter. Calling back to the Black Lives Matter protests that occurred across the country following the killing of George Floyd last summer, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry noted the differences in the criticism that those demonstrations received.

Andy McCarthy: Time is not a commodity the Trump legal team has right now

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Fox News contributor Andy McCarthy joins ‘Outnumbered Overtime’ with analysis of the election challenges laid out by Trump legal team.

Morning Headlines: Stay-at-Home Advisories Issued in 3 Ohio Cities, Counties; Ohio Daily COVID-19 Cases Delayed

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, November 19: Stay-at-home advisories issued in 3 Ohio cities, counties Ohio daily COVID-19 cases delayed Three Northeast Ohio hospitals selected to distribute COVID vaccine House lawmakers consider new expansion of Ohio gun laws 2 state House incumbents lose seats Cleveland establishes new division to address racial health inequities Holiday events canceled amid coronavirus surge Ohio Senate advances execution ban of severely mentally ill Massillon’s...

Georgia Is a Political Battleground. The Falcons Want More Voters.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Joshua Peterson, 16, is one of two players to register to work at the polls from the Groves High School football team in Savannah. He and his teammates participate in other volunteer programs, like delivering donated mattresses to families in need. But working at the polls is a bigger responsibility, Peterson said.