Tag: President Obama

Mitch PerryJanuary 11, 2017
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U.S. Representative Kathy Castor says that a letter that Governor Rick Scott recently sent to House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy regarding the Affordable Care Act contains “misleading and inaccurate information.” The two Florida politicians have always been on opposing sides regarding President Obama’s signature domestic achievement. As a former health care executive, Scott was criticizing what is often called “ObamaCare” before he ever ran for […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 6, 2017
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With just a couple of weeks before President Obama leaves the White House, Florida’s Democratic congressional delegation apparently has no qualms in not standing by him when it comes to the issue of Israel and their settlements in the Palestinian territories. In a vote Thursday night on a resolution condemning a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 6, 2017
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Since beginning her tenure as Attorney General six years ago, Pam Bondi has made the combating of human trafficking in the state one of her signature issues. Appearing at Tampa International Airport on Friday morning, Bondi announced the partnership with the airport to encourage travelers to spot human trafficking and report suspicious activity. They can do so by […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 5, 2017
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We’ve heard from several Florida Democrats (such as Kathy Castor and Charlie Crist) that, when appropriate, they look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump once he takes office later this month. The question for them and other Democrats concerned about their own poll numbers as well as what’s good for the country is where and when they decide to go along with Trump […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 4, 2017
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3min395
On Thursday, the GOP-led House of Representatives will vote on a resolution sponsored by Polk County Republican Dennis Ross that disapproves of President Obama and his administration’s refusal to veto a United National Security Council resolution criticizing Israel for building settlements in the Palestinian territories. Five days later, Secretary of State John Kerry defended that decision, […]

Associated PressDecember 23, 2016
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1min147
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been given the green light to move forward with a plan to deepen and widen Port Everglades. Port officials said Thursday that the corps can move ahead with the project now that President Obama signed into the law last week the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. […]

Mitch PerryDecember 8, 2016
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There are just days left before Congress concludes its lame duck session and heads home for the holidays, but that isn’t stopping a coalition of progressive organizations in Florida from urging Senator Marco Rubio to act when it comes to the logjam of judicial nominees. The Florida Why Courts Matter coalition on Thursday delivered a letter to the Miami Republican, calling […]

Mitch PerryDecember 7, 2016
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7min232
“Image is everything” that great philosopher, Andre Agassi, once said in a series of television ads for Canon in the early 1990’s. Though a bit of an exaggeration, there’s no question that the image of the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee has taken a significant body blow following its reorganization meeting on Monday night. To recap: Party Chair Ione Townsend concluded that the party’s by-laws […]

Mitch PerryDecember 6, 2016
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3min375
Sarasota Congressman Vern Buchanan is urging President Obama in his last weeks in office not to pardon Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, saying the search for Bergdahl may have led to the deaths of several American soldiers. White House and Justice Department officials say Bergdahl has submitted the clemency request. If granted, it would allow him to avert a court-martial trial […]


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