A "viral" video of cancer patients at Seattle Children's Hospital has been pulled by Sony Music and the Hearst Corp., after it became an Internet sensation.
With patients, doctors and nurses dancing and lip-syncing to Kelly Clarkson's song, "Stronger," the video drew more than 2.5 million viewers in less than a week before it was yanked.
It was hardly a professional production, according to TV station WSDK, which reported that the video was courtesy of 22-year-old Chris Rumble, a cancer patient from Kent, Wash.
Rep. Sandy Adams, R-Orlando, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the growing threat of “SWAT-ting” and its costly ramifications.
In her letter with 87 co-signers, Adams stated:
“Lately, there have been a string of threats directed at conservative bloggers where individuals call emergency dispatchers under the guise of another person’s name with fraudulent claims. These claims then cause local law enforcement to swarm the home of innocent Americans, and in some instances they have done so with guns drawn.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio emerged this weekend as the clear favorite potential vice presidential pick of conservative activists, according to two polls sponsored by the Washington Times.
Activists at the Conservative Leadership Conference in Las Vegas and at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Chicago on Friday both rated the top choice to be Mitt Romney's running mate.
While Florida officials square off -- some volubly -- with Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department over voter-registration security, his counterpart, state Attorney General Pam Bondi, has remained low key.
In response to Sunshine State News' request for comment about the situation, Bondi spokeswoman Jennifer Meale issued this statement:
"It's disappointing that the Obama administration has been unwilling to help the Department of State ensure that we have accurate voter rolls."
Urging Attorney General Eric Holder to uphold the law, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney is demanding that the Department of Justice stop its efforts to block the state of Florida from verifying the eligibility of registered voters.
“The Department of Justice under President Obama has become so politicized that it consistently puts aiding the president’s re-election campaign ahead of upholding justice and enforcing the rule of law," the Tequesta Republican wrote in a strong letter of protest and call to action to Holder this week.
Passage of an upcoming constitutional amendment would increase Floridians' personal income by $5.3 billion over a 10-year period, according to a new study.
The analysis by Florida TaxWatch also projected that voter approval of Amendment 4 would increase the state's gross domestic product by $1 billion during the same period.
Amendment 4 proposes:
Bolstered by a federal judge's decision, the League of Women Voters and Rock the Vote say they are back in the business of registering Florida voters.
Although both organizations registered voters prior to 2011, the passage of House Bill 1355 established "onerous and impracticable requirements for third-party voter registration," the groups said.
Now, after a federal judge preliminarily blocked the law's provision requiring that completed registration forms must be submitted within 48 hours, LWV and Rock the Vote registrars are heading back onto the streets.
Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry thanked "citizen activists" who have embarked on an effort to ensure that the state's voter rolls are free of noncitizens.
"While the Obama administration and liberal special interests don't seem to care about the integrity of Florida's voting system, thankfully there are citizen activists throughout our state who do, and we thank them for their support," Curry said in a statement Tuesday.
A gadfly ex-attorney predicted Tuesday that a state investigation could spell "big trouble" for three state Supreme Court justices.
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday forwarded state Rep. Scott Plakon's call for an investigation to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Plakon's request was triggered when Justices Barbara Pariente, Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince received staff help in submitting paperwork to state election officials.
The Florida economy is staggering and Floridians aren't exactly flush with disposable income, but you wouldn't know it from the record-breaking level of slot play in the state.
The Florida Current reports that through the first 11 months of the 2011-2012 fiscal year, more than 6,400 slot machines have pulled in $373.6 million, 4.6 percent more than all of last year.