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Some FL lawmakers in Congress are furious; slam Trump for using migrants as ‘political pawns’

BY: - May 17, 2019

WASHINGTON — Florida lawmakers in Congress are demanding answers from the Trump administration after reports surfaced this week that the Department of Homeland Security intends to send hundreds of immigrants per month to Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Republicans and Democrats alike in Florida’s congressional delegation were surprised by the reports that local officials had […]

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DeSantis stumps for Trump at Panhandle GOP rally

BY: - May 8, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis vouched for President Trump during a campaign rally in Panama City Beach Wednesday as Trump faced declining poll numbers in Florida – returning the favor for a president whose endorsement was key to  DeSantis’ narrow victory in last fall’s governor’s race. DeSantis, enjoying broad support some four months into his administration, described […]

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Did Russians hack FL elections? More information may now come to light

BY: - April 29, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis says he’ll let the public know whatever he finds out during a scheduled briefing he’s having with the FBI about the Mueller report’s revelation that Russian hackers penetrated at least one Florida county’s computer system during the 2016 elections. The report doesn’t say which county. “We’re going to make it public,” the […]

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FL politicians in Congress: Drilling would imperil Trump’s chances in 2020

BY: - April 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump and his nominee to lead the Interior Department visited Lake Okeechobee last month, Florida Rep. Francis Rooney took the opportunity to deliver a message about offshore drilling. He warned David Bernhardt — who’s expected to be confirmed this week as Interior Secretary —  that pursuing drilling off Florida’s coast […]

Will Trump official pay a price for the lenient plea deal in horrific Palm Beach millionaire sex crimes case?

BY: - April 1, 2019

WASHINGTON — Florida Republicans are lying low on the contentious subject of U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who is under federal investigation for allegedly mishandling a sexual abuse and trafficking case while serving as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida in 2008. None of the sixteen Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation — […]

Rick Scott calls for Venezuelan immigrant protection as critics slam ‘empty words’

BY: - March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON — Florida Sen. Rick Scott reiterated his support Wednesday for granting undocumented Venezuelan immigrants temporary legal status to remain in the United States — but declined to say whether he would sign on to legislation that would provide that protection. “We need to take care of Venezuelans that are here,” he told the Florida […]