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Labrador To Miss 27 Votes For Mitt

Raul Labrador will miss the 27 votes scheduled in the House for Wednesday to campaign for Mitt Romney in Miami, said Jake Ball, his district director. But Labrador will take a late flight back to Washington, D.C., late Wednesday and be back for votes on Thursday and Friday. Labrador leaves Idaho before dawn Wednesday to fly to Florida to help Romney appeal to Hispanic voters. “He'll be in Miami less than 24 hours,” Ball said/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: The HucksOnline poll shows widespread disapproval of Congressman Raul Labrador's decision to miss 27 roll call votes today to campaign for Mitt Romney in Florida. Does this indicate Labrador's priorities this election season?


Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/09/18/idahopolitics/idahos_labrador_would_miss_27_scheduled_votes_wednesday_if_he_ca#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

Zimmerman Makes 1st Appearance

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, as a court document provided new details on the prosecution's case. During the brief appearance, Zimmerman stood up straight, looked straight ahead and wore a gray prison jumpsuit. He spoke only to answer “Yes, sir,” twice after he was asked basic questions about the charge against him and his attorney. His hair was shaved down to stubble and he had a thin goatee, which appeared consistent with his booking photo from the day before. He had resurfaced Wednesday to turn himself in after weeks in hiding. Judge Mark E. Herr said he found probable cause to move ahead with the case and that an arraignment would be held on May 29 before another judge/AP. More here. (AP photo: George Zimmerman, center, stands with his attorney Mark O'Mara, right, during a court hearing today)

Question: Can George Zimmerman get a fair trial in Florida?

Florida To Charge Zimmerman Today

Florida State Attorney Angela Corey will hold a 6 p.m. ET news conference today to “release new information” about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin (left). The Associated Press is reporting that she will announce charges against George Zimmerman (right), the 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer who has claimed he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. The unidentified law enforcement source who spoke to the AP did not know the exact charge or charges that Corey is expected to announce at the state attorney's office in Jacksonville. Zimmerman is also expected to be arrested soon, the AP said/Michael Winter, USA Today. More here.

Question: Does the projected charge fit the crime?

APhoto Of The Day — 7.8.11

Kiegan Lynch of Greenville, S.C., sits buried in the sand up to his chest in Cocoa Beach, Fla., this morning. Lynch and his family traveled from South Carolina to view the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, the final shuttle mission. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Top Cutlines:

  • 1. When I grow up, my parents debt will have me buried up to my neck — CoeurGenX.
  • 2. The 2012 campaign season is apparently under way as Tea Party supporters have begun burying their opponents in mud — Nic.
  • 3. Kiegan thinks he can add more sand if only they would raise the debt ceiling — Kiegan.

Parting Shot — 6.30.10

A small fish hangs on the bill of an anhinga after the bird speared it, while fishing underwater in The Anhinga Trail section of Everglades National Park near Homestead, Fla., Wednesday. The anhinga is one of the best fresh water diving bird. It slips beneath the water surface quietly, barely making a ripple and fishes for its food. It eats fish, frogs, eggs, and even small alligators. After spearing the fish it flipped it off its bill and swallowed it. (AP/ Photo/J Pat Carter)

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