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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Politics

Want to hear from candidates for St. Pete mayor and city council? Here’s another chance.

ST. PETERSBURG — Residents have another opportunity tonight to hear from candidates for mayor and city council.The latest in a months-long string of forums and debates will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bayfront Tower on Beach Drive SE.The St. Petersbur...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Florida Republican who once claimed alien abduction announces House bid

Florida Republican who once claimed alien abduction announces House bid

CQ-Roll Call (TNS)WASHINGTON — Either Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera has been watching too much Syfy Channel or she’s really just that special. We’ll probably never know for sure.No matter, the 59-year-old Republican, who once recalled in an interview a ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Trump and McConnell strive for unity amid rising tensions

Trump and McConnell strive for unity amid rising tensions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, tried to convey a sense of harmony Monday after months of private feuding that threatened to undermine their party’s legislative push in the coming weeks to enact a ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Trump: Cuba ‘is responsible’ for attacks on U.S. personnel

Trump: Cuba ‘is responsible’ for attacks on U.S. personnel

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he believes Cuba "is responsible" for attacks on American government personnel in Havana. Trump isn’t explaining whether he believes Cuba perpetrated the attacks or merely bears responsibility because they too...
Published: 10/16/17
The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA

The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA

In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto t...
Published: 10/16/17
The drug industry's triumph over the DEA

The drug industry's triumph over the DEA

In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto t...
Published: 10/16/17
PolitiFact Florida: Gillum campaign changes website after touting false claim

PolitiFact Florida: Gillum campaign changes website after touting false claim

For months on his campaign website, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum took responsibility for shaving Tallahassee's carbon footprint in his short time as mayor."Under his leadership, Tallahassee reduced its carbon intensity by roughly ...
Published: 10/16/17
'I'm intact,' Tillerson says, brushing off drama with Trump

'I'm intact,' Tillerson says, brushing off drama with Trump

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a "moron," dismissing the brouhaha as the "petty stuff" of Washington. Though they keep coming...
Published: 10/15/17
‘I’m intact,’ Tillerson says, brushing off drama with Trump

‘I’m intact,’ Tillerson says, brushing off drama with Trump

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a "moron," dismissing the brouhaha as the "petty stuff" of Washington. Though they keep coming, Till...
Published: 10/15/17

John Romano: Here’s to the politicians who only defend certain parts of their beloved Constitution

Sometimes, the truth is in the silence.You can learn more by what a person does not say than when they are shouting from a mountaintop. Or so it seems when it comes to Florida politicians.Take, for instance, the question of the U.S. Constitution. Pre...
Published: 10/15/17