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A screenshot of the ACT! for America Jacksonville website (Pic via actjacksonville.blogspot.com)

ACT! for America alleges FBI investigation of Jacksonville charter school

By | 03.25.11 | 1:05 pm

The Jacksonville chapter of the controversial group ACT! for America is accusing a local school of ties to terrorism in a new press release, linking the school to an FBI investigation through a media report that, contrary to ACT!’s claims, indicates any actions the FBI is conducting has nothing to do with terrorism.

Former Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla. (right), with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (Pic by R. D. Ward)

WikiLeaks: Former Sen. Martinez worked to squelch Spanish torture investigation

By | 12.28.10 | 1:30 pm

Over the weekend, The Miami Herald used documents unearthed by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks  to publish an interesting account of how the U.S. government worked to convince Spanish officials not to pursue an investigation into accusations of torture made against senior U.S. officials — an effort that included pressure brought by former Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla.

A screenshot of Assange's MSNBC interview (Pic via msnbc.msn.com)

Assange on Huckabee: ‘Just another idiot trying to make a name for himself’

By | 12.28.10 | 8:59 am

In an MSNBC interview last week, WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange responded to Florida resident and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s call for the execution of whoever leaked hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to the whistleblower website. Assange called Huckabee “just another idiot trying to make a name for himself.” Video after the jump.

Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale (Pic by Debra Todd)

Comments of the Week: West, WikiLeaks, Nestle, Huckabee, Scott and Medicaid

By | 12.17.10 | 5:00 pm

Every Friday here at The Florida Independent, we pick out the best comments we received during the previous week, whether they came from commenters here on our site, or via Facebook and Twitter. Want to be included next week? Assail us with your rapier wit!

In response to “West calls for ‘censoring’ news outlets working with WikiLeaks”:

Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale (Pic by Debra Todd)

West spins comment on ‘censoring’ media outlets working with WikiLeaks

By | 12.17.10 | 12:15 pm

Tea party favorite Rep.-elect Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale, is back-peddling on comments he made regarding the WikiLeaks controversy last week on a right-wing Internet radio program, in which the incoming lawmaker called for “censoring the American news agencies which enabled [WikiLeaks] to do this.”

The Deepwater Horizon fire (Pic by Deepwater Horizon Response)

WikiLeaks cables reveal BP suffered 2008 well blowout similar to Deepwater Horizon

By | 12.16.10 | 9:42 am

WikiLeaks continues to roll out secret diplomatic cables from its cache of a quarter million such communiqués, revealing late Wednesday that energy giant BP dealt with a blowout following a gas leak in the country of Azerbaijan 18 months before the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.

Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale (Pic by Debra Todd)

West calls for ‘censoring’ news outlets working with WikiLeaks

By | 12.14.10 | 4:40 pm

Rep.-elect Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale, one-upped the calls for the prosecution of Wikileaks by calling for the “censoring” of news agencies that publish the organization’s cables.

Rep. Connie Mack, R-Cape Coral

Comments of the Week: Immigration legislation, Mack on WikiLeaks, Superman, the EPA and ACT!

By | 12.10.10 | 4:20 pm

Every Friday here at The Florida Independent, we pick out the best comments we received during the previous week, whether they came from commenters here on our site, or via Facebook and Twitter. Want to be included next week? Assail us with your rapier wit!

In response to “Proponent of Arizona-style immigration law to chair Judiciary Committee”:

Rep. Connie Mack, R-Cape Coral

Rep. Mack once again stands up for WikiLeaks

By | 12.07.10 | 10:29 am

A week after saying that the American public has “a right to know” the contents of the diplomatic documents released by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, Rep. Connie Mack, R-Cape Coral, once again defended the site yesterday, and sharply criticized the federal government for intimidating citizens and businesses associated with WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (right) (Pic by James Duncan Davidson)

Comments of the Week: Feinberg, Huckabee, Mack, WikiLeaks, Nestle and Rhee

By | 12.03.10 | 4:00 pm

Every Friday here at The Florida Independent, we pick out the best comments we received during the previous week, whether they came from commenters here on our site, or via Facebook and Twitter. Want to be included next week? Assail us with your rapier wit!

In response to “National papers defend Feinberg’s handling of oil spill claims”:

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