‘State & National News’ Archives
St. Pete Times writes about how GOP lawmakers are taking advantage of their political clout to weaken the Democrats in future elections. "It is bare-knuckle politics at its purest as Republicans shrewdly take advantage of their clout before the once-a-decade process of redrawing legislative and [...]
Despite no reports of election fraud, Florida House Republicans have strong-armed an elections bill through the House. Read how they are mucking up a good system.
Mayor Teresa Zemaitis had been frustrated by the Kenneth City Town Council's refusal to listen to her complaints about problems in the Police Department. She asked the sheriff to investigate. The results weren't good. I think I have a new hero. Read more.
Joe Scarborough, former Congressman, editor/publisher of the old Florida Sun and host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, made Time's 100 Most Influential People in the world. Read more.
The St. Pete Times writes about Gov. Rick Scott working on repairing his public image. My youngest calls him "Gov. Voldemort" so he has a long way to go. Fifty-five percent of Floridians disapprove of him. Read more.
Miami Herald: Millions of gamblers are wondering if the money stored in shut down online accounts — in some cases tens of thousands of dollars or more — will ever be seen again. Read more.
The rumor has been from day one that the invasion of Iraq was about oil and gaining control to the country oil reserves. The Independent (UK, not us) reports plans to exploit Iraq's oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world's largest oil companies the year before the [...]
Press release: A massive rewrite of Florida’s elections laws to be debated today in the Florida House of Representatives is drawing harsh criticism from nonpartisan voter groups, grassroots political organizers, election supervisors, and several members of the Florida House Democratic [...]
St. Pete Times is reporting the 2011 Legislature's committees have approved: • Cutting Florida's early-voting period (nearly one out of five ballots were cast early in 2010) from two weeks to one. • Barring anyone who has moved or changed a name, such as newly married women, from [...]
Dear Editor, The US Department of Justice showed their true colors last week, and the colors are not red, white and blue. The US Attorney General of the Southern District of NY indicted the owners of the three largest international online poker sites, the FBI seized their domain names and [...]
From Labor Secretary Hilda Solis: "There’s no question: service members and their spouses make incredible sacrifices for all of us. Supporting their families and harnessing their talent is not only the right thing to do in their lives, it’s the smart thing to do for the prosperity of our [...]
. Daily News reports Gov. Rick Scott on Monday named Ananth Prasad as the new secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation. Prasad was one of three finalists for the position. Among the other finalists was former Santa Rosa County Commissioner Gordon Goodin. Read more.