Posted in Escambia County Federal Florida Politics

State seeks to scuttle absentee-ballot case

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida officials are pushing back against an attempt to ease the state’s vote-by-mail procedures amid…

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Posted in Crime Federal Politics

U.S. attorney goes after corrupt officials

The News Services of Florida reports that suspended Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox admitted guilt Tuesday to three fraud charges in a “pay-to-play” bribery probe….

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Posted in Environment Federal

Gaetz finds co-sponsors for bill to abolish EPA

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) found three co-sponsors for his bill to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency by the end of 2018 (H.R.861): Barry…

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Posted in Federal

Gaetz holds ‘Open Gaetz Day’ on Feb. 23

Congressman Matt Gaetz has created political waves in Washington, D.C. and Northwest Florida. This month he will get feedback from his constituents when he holds…

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Posted in Federal Florida Politics

Trump supporters, including Gov. Scott, happy with their president

Yesterday, we asked “Pensacola Speaks” listeners how they felt President Donald Trump has done since taking office 12 days ago. The callers, who all said…

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Posted in Environment Federal

Buzz: Gaetz wants to abolish EPA

Huffington Post has reported that Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) has drafted a bill to “completely abolish” the Environmental Protection Agency. The email on…

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Posted in Federal State & National News Veterans

Buzz: Miller vs. Palin for VA Secretary?

Rep. Jeff Miller may have competition to be President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has told the…

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Posted in Federal State & National News

Rubio: ‘Cuba today is governed exactly the same way as it was 48 hours ago’

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio yesterday appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.” He said that while the death of Fidel Castro is a…

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Posted in Federal Politics

Gaetz: Ryan blocked return to earmarks [podcast]

My guest on “Pensacola Speaks” yesterday was our newly-elected Congressman, Matt Gaetz. He discussed what he has been doing the pass two weeks since his…

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