President Donald Trump

‘It’s to protect the industry; it’s not to protect public health’: Health groups urge DeSantis to block vaping bill

BY: - May 5, 2021

Tackling the youth tobacco epidemic is a top priority for health groups hoping to prevent addiction and diseases associated with tobacco use among young people. That issue was addressed, in part, when lawmakers in Florida voted during the recent legislative session to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco or nicotine products, including vaping devices, […]

Pennsylvania congressman pushes criminal investigation of Trump for Capitol attack

BY: - January 15, 2021

WASHINGTON—A Pennsylvania Democrat filed a resolution Thursday directing the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation against President Donald Trump once he leaves office, on charges that Trump incited a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Brendan Boyle said the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol stemmed from a rally that Trump held just blocks from […]

U.S. House votes to again impeach Trump, as a ‘clear and present danger’

BY: - January 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, charging him with inciting violent rioters last week who rampaged through the U.S. Capitol, temporarily derailing the tally of presidential votes and leading to at least five deaths. The 232-197 vote concluded a swift, truncated process in the House, with Democrats […]

Members of FL’s delegation in the U.S. House have a say about impeaching President Trump

BY: - January 13, 2021

Here’s what members of Florida’s delegation are saying Wednesday in Washington, D.C., as the U.S. House of Representatives discusses impeaching President Donald Trump. The effort follows last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor  Castor urged the immediate removal of Trump from office. “I rise today to urge the […]

‘Good Riddance’ — Nationwide teacher unions say farewell to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

BY: - January 8, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Education for the Trump administration Betsy DeVos has submitted her resignation letter following the riot by extremist Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol building, roughly two weeks before the end of Donald Trump’s term. Two nationwide teacher unions are happy to see DeVos out the door. Randi Weingarten, president of the American […]

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president, including several FL lawmakers

BY: - January 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from GOP legislators is expected to stretch that routine process into a much lengthier one — and one that is dividing […]

Presidents, coming and going, try to fire up party faithful for Georgia U.S. Senate runoff

BY: - January 5, 2021

President Donald Trump continued to fuel doubt in the state’s election results during an election-eve rally held in conservative north Georgia for Republican senators who are locked in close election battles that will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. Trump took the stage at a Dalton airfield just hours after President-elect Joe Biden – […]

COMMENTARY

Living in a dangerous time: We have a President willing to do anything, legal or illegal, to remain in office

BY: - January 4, 2021

His phone call to Georgia Saturday is just as blatantly a crime as it would be to start shooting. Trump once bragged he could shoot someone in the middle of Manhattan and not lose voters. Heck, Congress would probably support him. Trump made 18 attempts to talk to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger before […]

Georgia’s costly U.S. Senate showdowns roil ahead of rally finales

BY: - January 4, 2021

Soon after the Nov. 3 general election it was clear Georgia voters set up two U.S. Senate contests for this week and it seemed unlikely the presidential result would threaten to overshadow the high stakes battle at the ballot for control of the federal government. But when President Donald Trump campaigns for fellow Republicans and […]

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri vows to contest certification of Joe Biden’s victory

BY: - December 30, 2020

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley announced Wednesday that he will object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory when Congress convenes next week to ratify the results of the 2020 election. The move, which is largely symbolic, guarantees that both chambers will be forced to debate the results and vote on whether […]

Conservative cred, Trump loyalty touted by Loeffler in struggle to hold her seat and GOP-controlled Senate

BY: - December 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — Kelly Loeffler was appointed to the U.S. Senate one year ago by a Republican governor who picked her over a conservative congressman pushed by President Donald Trump. The selection of Loeffler, a 50-year-old wealthy Atlanta businesswoman and political newcomer, for the vacancy created by longtime Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson’s retirement was seen as […]

The top 10 unforgettable moments of a tumultuous year in Washington, D.C.

BY: - December 27, 2020

WASHINGTON—To say that 2020 has been an eventful year in the nation’s capital is an understatement. Amid a global pandemic, a bitter race for the presidency and protests over police brutality, news in Washington never let up. As the year winds to an end, let’s take a look back at the moments of most drama, […]