‘State & National News’ Archives
St. Pete Times reports some Republican lawmakers are upset with how Gov. Rick Scott rejected the $2 billion in federal funding for the proposed high-speed rail system. Fifteen states are getting a share of the money that had been earmarked for Florida. State Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera, said, "The [...]
The state daily newspapers tackle the legislative session that just ended. State Rep. Clay Ford may win the "Invisible Man" award again. We know about Evers' gun bills, Ingram's fertilizer law, Broxson's fights against Gulf Coast Claims Facility and Matt Gaetz's fights with his district....but what [...]
CNN: Researchers believe the number of children who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is much higher than previously believed, according to a new study published Monday in the American Journal of Psychiatry. By looking at a total population sample in South Korea, the study authors estimate [...]
CBS reporter Lara Logan talked on "60 Minutes" last night about what really happened to her in Cairo's Tahrir Square as the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak was falling on Feb 11. The mob turned on her and sexually assaulted her. Read the transcript and watch the video of the segment.
The White House has released the text of President Obama's speech to the troops at Fort Campbell, Ky.: Hello, Fort Campbell! 101st Airborne Division--Air Assault, hello! General Colt, thank you for that great introduction -- it was great because it was brief. More importantly, thank you for [...]
Miami Herald reports that the Florida Legislature had a meltdown with the House and Senate rank-and-file revolting from their leadership and voting down conference bills. The power went to their heads so both chambers voted to extend the session until 6 pm Saturday---then the leadership took back [...]
While the GOP and Fox News need to see the death photos, Al Qaeda doesn't and has confirmed Osama Bin Laden is dead, according to Reuters. Read more.
The Republicans in Tallahassee are on such a power high that they are passing bills on the data that is 10 years old. HB 353 requires all adult recipients of federal cash benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to submit to drug tests, which they have to pay for. [...]
From Trends analyst Gerald Celente: From the fans at Citi Field in Flushing to the mobs at the White House gates, “USA, USA,” was the chant heard across the nation. Jubilant Americans celebrated the breaking news that Public Enemy No.1, terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden was dead. Ten [...]
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is a clear front-runner in New Hampshire, while low favorability ratings from Granite State voters have left Donald Trump back with a crowded pack of Republican presidential hopefuls, according to a Suffolk University/7News (WHDH-TV) poll of likely voters nine [...]
President Barack Obama and his staff watching the Osama Bin Laden raid: Read CNN article.
This video is from the day after the raid:
What do we get for $68 billion? Hospitals statewide face a $510 million cut, or 12 percent, in Medicaid reimbursements---which will hurt Sacred Heart significantly. Public school funding is down by 8 percent or $540 per student. $308 million in corporate tax cuts and incentives Pet [...]
Got this email this morning: I don't know about you. But I'm asking "Where's the beef?" How come they allegedly disposed of Osama's body at sea? And why did Obama delay the announcement for just long enough last night to negatively impact Donald Trump's TV show? How come Obama said [...]
Press Release: Mac Pulitzer, great-grandson of Pulitzer Prize founder Joseph Pulitzer and son of New York Times best-selling author Roxanne Pulitzer, is moving to the coastal town of Fairhope, Ala., to open the nation's first Pulitzer Hotel featuring the Pulitzer Library in its lobby. "I had [...]
Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attack on U.S., was killed by an American forces yesterday. New York Times: Bin Laden Is Dead Washington Post: Osama bin Laden is killed The Daily Beast: "Justice Has Been Done" New York Post: Justice At Last
Washington Post Fact Checker writes Republican lawmakers like House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stretched the truth in saying their plan will give Americans the same health care that members of Congress have. Read more.