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Miller is only FL Congressman with a chairmanship. FL shunned by Boehner and crew

Miller is only FL Congressman with a chairmanship. FL shunned by Boehner and crew

With the exception of our Congressman Jeff Miller (R-Chumuckla), Florida's 27-member House delegation was shut out of chairmanships of any of the 21 permanent committees in the House. Miller chairs for a second term the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. Other key GOP state--Texas, California [...]

Nodine stands trial today

Nodine stands trial today

Stephen Nodine is a true Pensacola phenomenon, a rising star that soared into the Pensacola on the back of a Northrop Grumman Air Tanker and today, two years later, stands trial for murder. From 2008-2009, Nodine could do no wrong. He was billed as the politician that understood economic [...]

New Outrage in the Gulf

New Outrage in the Gulf

My latest article for The Daily Beast is on a new report that shows Congress bears substantial blame for the weak response to largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Funds authorized since 1990 for oil spill R&D were never appropriated. Read more.

Miller no longer believes BP is doing a good job

Miller no longer believes BP is doing a good job

It's amazing what a week of repeated bad press for BP, and cries from Panhandle voters, can do to change the perspective of our congressman, Jeff Miller. While Miller has been the only congressman in the nation to advocate EPA to speed its approval of the toxic dispersants that BP has been using to [...]

Meek: Too small to fail

Meek: Too small to fail

Congressman Kendrick Meek, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, stopped by the IN offices for a few minutes before his meeting with the PNJ editorial board. Meek held an open forum last night on offshore drilling and the BP oil spill. Today he is headed to the joint command center in Mobile, [...]

Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

I spoke with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson this morning about his and Santa Rosa Commissioner Gordon Goodin's meetings with the Coast Guard and British Petroleum. Congressman Jeff Miller set up the meetings as part of the Gulf Coast/Washington trip for area leaders that lobbies [...]

Daily Drilling Report for Deepwater Horizon

Daily Drilling Report for Deepwater Horizon

The Daily Drilling Report reveals what may have caused the explosion. According to BP, “before, during or after the cement job, an undetected influx of hydrocarbons entered the wellbore.” In other words, there was a breach somewhere in well integrity that allowed methane gas and possibly [...]

Jeff Miller says BP is ahead of the oil spill. Really?

Jeff Miller says BP is ahead of the oil spill. Really?

Rob Williams of "News"Radio 1620 interviewed Congressman Jeff Miller on his radio show. Miller: They continue to be able to skim more oil off the surface than is leaking. That is a good thing. RW: Get ahead of it in other words Miller: In the very beginning they weren't able to do that [...]

House hearings reveal truths behind well explosion

House hearings reveal truths behind well explosion

Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce Inquiry into the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast Oil Spill Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations gave a opening statement yesterday that points out BP, Haliburton and Transocean have been less than honest about the Deepwater [...]

Buzz: Late night phone calls

Buzz: Late night phone calls

My phone rang several times late last night on several topics. Here the rumors that seem to have some legs - but understand they are only buzz and haven't been proved...yet 1. Commissioner Gene Valentino may not be out of the woods with Gov. Charlie Crist. The governor has the power to remove [...]

Miller wants BP to escrow funds

Congressman Jeff Miller is worried about the impact of cleaning up the BP oil spill will have on local governments that are already operating under tight budgets. Miller told us at the press conference at the Escambia County EOC that plans to work the Congressional delegation from the other Gulf [...]

Buzz: Perkins may have opponent

Buzz: Perkins may have opponent

Dale Perkins was first elected to the Emerald Coast Utility Authority in 1994. He is seeking his fifth term. When he first ran the utility was called Escambia County Utility Authority, Bill Clinton was president, Joe Scarborough was the surprise winner of the Congressional race over Lois Benson [...]

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