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Election 2016: Medical Marijuana Now Legal in Florida

Via The Florida Times-Union: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida voters approved a state constitutional amendment Tuesday to legalize medical marijuana, broadening access to pot beyond the limited therapeutic uses approved by the legislature two years ago. Currently, the law allows non-smoked, low-THC pot for patients with cancer or ailments that cause chronic seizures or severe spasms. The ballot measure formally legalizes medical marijuana, and broadens access for diseases with symptoms other than seizures or spasms. Specifically it allows prescriptions for 10 illnesses: cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, AIDS, post-traumatic stress disorder, amyotrophic lateral…

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Jill Stein Accuses Clinton, Trump of Election Rigging

Official Press Release From Stein Campaign: Jill Stein Files FEC Complaint Against Trump, Clinton for Illegal Super PAC Coordination Today, Monday November 7th, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein filed a complaint at the Federal Election Commission in Washington, DC, against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for illegal coordination with their Super PACs. Under current FEC regulations, Super PACs, known technically as “independent expenditure-only committees” and colloquially as “dark-money groups,” may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals, but are not permitted to contribute to or coordinate…

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Clinton Campaign In ‘Panic Mode’ Over Florida Black Voters – POLITICO

Will hot sauce in her bag and doing the ‘nae nae’ be enough for Clinton to win the Black Vote in November?

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What You Missed While Not Watching the First 2016 Presidential Debate — TIME

0 minutes. This is what you get America. No one is exactly sure why. But it happened: Nine percent of the U.S. population cast ballots for the two major-party nominees. Now only a third of voters describe either as honest and trustworthy. Democracy is strange and unpredictable in exactly the way NBC anchor Lester Holt… via What You Missed While Not Watching the First 2016 Presidential Debate — TIME

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Almost Half of Voters Think Hillary Clinton Will Win First Presidential Debate — TIME

The first presidential debate, starring Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump is scheduled for this evening, 9/26  at 9PM. The Debate will be held at Hofsfra University in Long Island, New York and moderated by NBC NEws Anchor Lester Holt. The debate is scheduled for 90 minutes with six 15-minute time slots for the following topics: America’s Direction, Achieving Prosperity and Securing America.  The debate will air on NBC, CBS and ABC, as well as CNN, PBS and Fox News. Multiple news source outlets, such as NYTimes…

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State Attorney Angela Corey Falls in Reelection 

Described by her critics and some peers in the judicial system as ‘overzealous’, Florida prosecutor Angela Corey conceded her re-election campaign Tonight to challenger Melissa Nelson in a landslide defeat. Corey, best-known for her special prosecution appointment to the Trayvon Martin murder trial in which she failed to convict George Zimmerman in his death, is also criticized for harsh sentences given to offenders and handing out the death penalty in Florida. She has ended her two-term reign in Jacksonville, Fla.’s judicial circuit. Many in the city and abroad the country…

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How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Are Prepping for Debates — TIME

If you only read one thing: Four weeks from tonight, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off in the first of three debates organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The first, at Hofstra University near your newsletter author’s lovingly maligned Nassau Coliseum, will feature six 15-minute segments on topics selected by the as-yet-to-be-named… via How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Are Prepping for Debates — TIME

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DNC Day 1 Recap: Michelle Obama Moves Crowd for Clinton

Michelle Obama put America’s children first in her powerful speech Monday night at the Democratic National Convention. The first lady knows children need a strong leader who will shape the future of the nation, and she believes Hillary Clinton will do the job. Catch the full speech below 

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