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Frank Antenori, a former Arizona state senator who’s in Cleveland this week as one of Arizona’s 58 Republican delegates, has been convicted of unlawfully entering a military base.

The ex-Green Beret, who lives in Cochise, pleaded guilty in federal court last month to a charge of entering a military reservation for an illegal purpose, a Class B federal misdemeanor.

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Governor Greg Abbott has used the proposed rule to cremate and bury aborted fetuses as a great excuse for fundraising.

The lawyers who fought Texas all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court over its restrictive abortion laws are suggesting state health officials take another gander at the high court’s ruling that struck them down. They aren’t too sure Texas paid much attention to the ruling, evidenced by the new abortion regulations health officials quietly proposed shortly after losing the Supreme Court case.

State officials announced in the obscure Texas Register  that they wanted to start mandating the cremation or burial of aborted or miscarried fetuses — an idea that came just four days after Texas lost Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The 5-3 Supreme Court decision prevented the state from implementing restrictive abortion regulations that were expected to shutter all but nine abortion clinics in Texas.

This week, lawyers for the Center For Reproductive Rights — which fought Texas in court — wrote in a letter to the state that these proposed rules will “almost certainly trigger costly litigation for Texas.”  The lawyers’ argument mirrors the same one they used to fight Texas in the Supreme Court.


carlos_alvarezFormer Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, who was recalled from office in 2011 over the disastrous Marlins Park deal, has been arrested for domestic violence against his girlfriend of 14 years, according to an arrest affidavit from Coral Gables Police.

The affidavit says Alvarez’s girlfriend visited his home to return his cat, though there’s no explanation why she had the feline.

Afterward, the two got into a heated argument. Alvarez’s girlfriend told police the former mayor grabbed her arms, pinned her against the wall of his building’s parking garage, spit on her, and yelled profanities.


Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: It’s never a good thing when the head of a sheriff’s department is accused of stalking and harassing a female cop, but it can be especially problematic when the sheriff sit’s on a high-profile committee of the state legislature…aimed at protecting the privacy of citizens. Riverfront Times has the story.

​Doesn’t the name “Anthony Weiner” mean anything to sitting politicians? You’d think watching a member of Congress get his life ruined over sketchy text messages would be enough to convince politicos to stop sexting like horny teenagers, but you’d be very, very wrong. The latest career lost to ill-advised texts: Richard Steinberg, a Democratic member of the Florida House from Miami Beach. Steinberg has admitted this morning to anonymously sexting a married federal prosecutor for months, starting with this cringe-worthy question: “Sexxxy mama?” He’s now facing stalking charges. Miami New Times has the story

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