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Letter to USDOT: Federal Loan for All Aboard Florida Is Too Risky

Indian River and Martin Counties have NOT ended their fight to right the wrongs they say are chugging through government channels -- wrongs that would bring a high-speed rail project through the Treasure Coast at great cost to taxpayers.

July 26, 2017 - 4:15pm

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As Congress struggles to do something about the Obamacare disaster, senators may be getting calls pleading, “Don’t take my health-care away!” But the more influential voices will be whispering, “Don’t take my Obamacare dollars away!”
My favorite candidates lost in the Republican presidential primary, I admit it. And I've never seen a president use his own sense of self-importance to such strategic advantage as President Trump does.
Everett Wilkinson
Earlier this month, hundreds of laws enacted by the Florida Legislature went into effect. More notable than the laws that took effect were the laws that did not: policies championed by liberal special interests working hand in hand with some Republican members of the Florida Senate.
The Russia scandal has entered a new phase and there's no going back.
I recently traveled to D.C. to fight for Florida as the U.S. Senate debated repealing and replacing Obamacare. For far too long, D.C. politicians have focused only on the grand bargain of repealing and replacing Obamacare, ignoring the opportunity to make incremental changes to get rid of the taxes and mandates and roll back the federal welfare state.
From her perch as chairwoman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa,  U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., held a hearing on “America’s Interests in the Middle East and North Africa and the President’s FY2018 Budget Request” on Thursday. Her opening statement is below:
Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee chair and Rick Kriseman campaign supporter Susan McGrath has labeled the International People's Democratic Uhuru movement a terrorist organization.
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, took to the Senate floor to call for democracy in Venezuela and taking aim at the Maduro regime. His fill speech is below: 
South Miami City Hall and Mayor Philip A. Stoddard
At least in the past four decades, the tool of choice for elite Florida communities to keep the riff-raff out has been unaffordable housing.
That quaking beneath your feet is from shock waves in Washington where tipping points are merging with other tipping points to create the Mother of All Tipping Points.

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