For Obama’s black appointees, a calling that was more than service to country | Florida Politics

For Obama’s black appointees, a calling that was more than service to country

Christina Cue’s supporting role in history began at a South Carolina rally where she was electrified by an upstart candidate named Barack Obama. Jason R.L. Wallace’s opportunity came from a chance encounter after his car broke down one Thanksgiving Day. Christopher Epps thought he was applying for an ordinary government job, only to learn in […]
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Rick Scott, party host, says Trump presidency ‘a new opportunity for Florida’

111716-scott-trump-selfie.jpg Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York in November and posted this selfie on his Twitter account. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is in a celebratory mood as part-time Palm Beach resident Donald Trump prepares to take the oath as America’s 45th president.   Scott is marking Trump’s inauguration by hosting […]
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Florida Dems pick new chairman; GOP makes Palm Beach County’s Barnett state vice chair

121916-ingoglia-barnett-tallahassee.jpg Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia, left, with Palm Beach County GOP Chairman Michael Barnett in Tallahassee in December. Ingoglia was re-elected chairman today and Barnett became the state GOP’s vice chairman. Coconut Grove developer and major party fundraiser Stephen Bittel was elected chairman of the Florida Democratic Party today while the Republican Party […]
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Everglades Foundation Replies, Diva-Style; Oh, Charlie!

charlieswornin.jpg This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for “Just Sayin’” to run once a week in this spot. Everglades Foundation Comes Back with a Tantrum The Everglades Foundation desperately needs to star in its own movie every time the cameras roll. This isn’t […]
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Donald Trump presidential transition: What you need to know now

countdown-to-inaguration-day1.jpg COUNTDOWN TO INAUGURATION DAY (Jan. 20, 2017): 6 DAYS LATEST NEWS President-elect Trump joined untold numbers of other Americans in posting social media reactions, pro and con, to the congressional effort to kill Obamacare. Trump also tweeted his satisfaction with the performance of his Cabinet picks in Senate confirmation hearings this week. Several of the nominees […]
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Rep. Brian Mast celebrates Transportation and Infrastructure Committee post

112116-brain-mast-pb-gardens.jpg Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, got his wish with an assignment to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Freshman U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, has been assigned to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.   Throughout his campaign for the nationally watched Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 seat, Mast […]
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Trump offers morning tweets on Cabinet, ‘fake news,’ Hillary Clinton, Obamacare

011117-trump-news-conference.jpg President-elect Donald Trump speaks Wednesday at a news conference at Trump Tower as family members and Vice President-elect Mike Pence look on. President-elect Donald Trump this morning praised the performances of his Cabinet picks in Senate hearings, continued to blast allegations that Russia has damaging information about him, called Democratic rival Hillary Clinton “guilty as […]
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Stronger gun laws needed to reduce violence, mayor says

Murphy addresses Facebook photo Rubio referenced in Senate debate Murphy addresses Facebook photo Rubio referenced in Senate debate Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy answers questions about an old Facebook photo of him that shows him appearing to grab the breast of a former girlfriend. Republican incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio referenced the photo as a way to attack Murphy during the […]
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2018 watch: Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine ‘exploring’ statewide run

072616-philip-levine-dnc.jpg Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, often mentioned as a potential Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, confirmed today that he is “exploring” a statewide run.   Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Levine released a video announcing he won’t seek re-election as mayor in November.   “Now I look forward […]
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Bill would ban unrestrained dogs in pickup truck beds

gettyimages-499611320.jpg A new bill proposed in Florida could change how some people travel with their pets. The measure, SB 320, would make it illegal for most motorists to keep a dog in the bed of a pickup truck or open area of a trailer unless that dog is restrained, either in a kennel or with a tether. […]
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Man who bragged about planning 9/11 is allowed to send a letter to Obama

With the clock ticking toward Inauguration Day, an Army judge has ordered the prison to send a letter from the alleged 9/11 mastermind to Barack Obama by Friday, a week before this commander in chief leaves office. Khalid Sheik Mohammed, 51, wrote to Obama in 2014 about “Muslim oppression at the hands of the West […]
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Donald Trump blasts ‘disgraceful’ Russia claim; cedes control – not ownership – of business

011117-trump-news-conference.jpg President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at Trump Tower as family members and Vice President-elect Mike Pence look on. Trump said the manila folders are filled with documents dealing with his plan to remove himself from management of the Trump Organizaiton.   NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump, holding his first news conference […]
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Internet fixates on ‘golden showers’ in allegations about Donald Trump and Russia

Florida Politics 1:20 Men in KKK costumes disrupt Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing 2:07 Intelligence officials testify on Russian election hacking 0:19 Trump: ‘Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing’ 0:34 Jewelry sale gone wrong ends with victim dragged across parking lot, police say 1:47 Obama to Americans: ‘It […]
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The Latest: $1 million TV ad praises GOP health overhaul

Florida Politics Retired U.S. Marine Corps General John Kelly on Tuesday delivered a brief opening statement before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on his nomination to be Homeland Security secretary in the Donald Trump administration. “I have never had a problem speaking truth to power,” Kelly said. C-SPAN FILE – In this Jan. 5, […]
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Christian Ziegler Says He IS Running a Positive Campaign

ssn_i-beg-to-differ_logo_final.jpg Republican challenger for state party chair Christian Ziegler denies he is running a “scorched earth” campaign, as some committee men and women around the state complain. “Why would I do that?” Ziegler asked me Tuesday night. “I know we all have to come together and be friends and work for victory when this is over.” […]
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Today: Donald Trump holds news conference, blasts new Russia claim

trump-jupiter.jpeg Donald Trump, shown here at a March news conference in Jupiter, meets the press in New York today for his first news conference since July. NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump is heatedly disputing a suggestion that Russia has compromising information about him as he prepares to hold his first news conference since July.   […]
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RPOF Chair Hopeful Christian Ziegler Unveils Collaborative Website to Increase GOP Efficiency

unnamed_4.png Christian Ziegler wants to make life a little easier for Republican state committeemen and women if they select him to be the Republican Party of Florida’s next chair.  Gone, Ziegler says, are the days of scrambling to quickly draft up press releases, make event flyers and reach out to voters. A new development is on […]
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Stephen Bittel: More and More Like Donald Trump Every Day

lesliewimestweet-sunshinestatenews.jpg Donald Trump says he will make America great again. Well, not to be outdone, Stephen Bittel is going to make the Florida Democratic Party great again folks! We have our own Donald Trump right here, in the Florida Democratic Party. He is the only one who can make us great again. He has every big name on […]
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Scott Unveils Plan to Raise Four-Year Graduation Rates, Expand Bright Futures

ufcampus-sunshinestatenews.jpg Not enough of Florida’s college students are graduating in four years, Gov. Rick Scott says, but fear not — Scott says he’s got a plan to fix the problem.  On Tuesday, the governor announced new legislative and budget proposals to push colleges and universities to make higher education more affordable and lighten the load on […]
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Florida Politics: Top News For 1/10/17

Florida Politics SESSIONS IN THE SPOTLIGHT- Sen. Jeff Sessions will be in the hot seat today as he faces a barrage of questions from his long-time colleagues in his bid to become the country’s next attorney general. President-elect Trump’s transition team has spent weeks lining up prominent African-Americans to vouch for Sessions, all part of a concerted […]
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Rick Scott to Congress: Obamacare must be ‘completely overhauled’

scott-gaggle-boca.jpg Gov. Rick Scott during a 2014 re-election campaign visit to Boca Raton. Florida Gov. and potential 2018 U.S. Senate candidate Rick Scott has weighed in on Obamacare with a five-page letter that says President Barack Obama‘s signature health care legislation must be “completely overhauled” with more flexibility given to states.   Scott’s letter is addressed […]
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Challenge to state Sen. Bobby Powell’s election is over

   State Sen. Bobby Powell, D-Riviera Beach A Florida Senate committee appointed to review a challenge to Riviera Beach Democratic state Sen. Bobby Powell’s election has been dissolved after Powell’s Republican rival, Ron Berman, withdrew his contest of the result.   Powell defeated Berman with 54.1 percent of the vote in the Nov. 8 election […]
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