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President Obama visits Puerto Rico next week–it’s the first time since Kennedy that a president will make an official stop–and while the trip will deal with local issues, it can also be seen as something of a 2012 campaign stop in Florida, which has seen a big jump in immigrants from the island territory in recent years. [New York Times]

 

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Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg during an interview at his office in Lake Mary, Florida

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Joel Greenberg, Seminole County’s disgraced former tax collector, has agreed to plead guilty to six federal crimes — including sex trafficking of a child — in a deal that calls for him to cooperate with federal investigators, according to a source with knowledge of the agreement. The deal, which will be made official during a Monday morning court hearing Greenberg is required to attend, marks a turning point in the sprawling federal investigation that has roiled Florida politics and reportedly taken aim at Greenberg’s friend and ally U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz. In addition to traffic...

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