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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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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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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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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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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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