Tag: President Barack Obama
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Jim RosicaOctober 11, 2017
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4min310
State regulators have rejected a California bank’s proposal to operate in Florida as a financial middleman for medical marijuana-related transactions. The Office of Financial Regulation turned down a request from PayQwick for a declaratory statement so it could operate here. Christian Bax, director of the Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use, gave a presentation Wednesday […]

Larry GriffinAugust 1, 2016
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2min152
In the wake of the first four locally transmitted Zika virus cases in the U.S. last week, all in Florida, Congressman John Mica penned a letter to President Barack Obama requesting Obama use all the available and unspent funding to fight the virus. Saying Zika is a “growing threat” to the community, Mica requested Obama immediately utilize the $589 […]

Scott PowersJuly 20, 2016
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3min238
President Barack Obama and Florida Gov. Rick Scott talked about Zika Wednesday and the president said Florida can expect another $5.6 million to help combat the potentially devastating disease that now appears to be spreading through Florida mosquitoes. The White House released a statement late Wednesday that said Obama and Scott spoke by phone about […]

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Lange Sykes is out with his first television advertisement, and is honing in on President Barack Obama’s “liberal policies.” “We have a wonderful quality of life here on the Treasure Coast, but I am deeply concerned about several issues that threaten it,” said Sykes, a Republican running in House District 54. “I’m the only candidate […]

Scott PowersJune 16, 2016
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7min134
Pool report on the visit of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to Orlando, to offer comfort and support to families, employees, first responders and others from the Pulse nightclub massacre, filed by Orlando Sentinel reporter Steven Lemongello: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were at Amway Center for two hours […]

Scott PowersJune 16, 2016
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3min159
President Barack Obama arrived in Orlando Thursday afternoon to pay his respects and offer any comfort he might to survivors and families of those killed in Sunday’s Pulse nightclub massacre. The president arrived at 12:45 p.m. and headed out by motorcade to Orlando’s Amway Center arena, and then to Orlando Regional Medical Center, for private […]

Phil AmmannMay 5, 2016

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People remember President George W. Bush for his often-fractured way with words. Wordsmiths immortalized the presidential malapropism machine with his own category of flubs — “Bushisms.” True, his tongue often may have been in overdrive as his brain shifted gears. On one occasion, however, Bush nailed it: “America is the land of the second chance […]


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