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Charlie Crist's, Mario Diaz Balart's Odds Improve for 2018

December 2, 2017 - 6:00am
Charlie Crist and Mario Diaz Balart

A prominent national pundit is giving the Democrats a good chance of flipping the U.S. House next year--but doesn’t see many opportunities for them to pick up seats in Florida. 

Democrats in the Florida Congressional Delegation Line Up Behind Jeremy Ring for CFO

November 30, 2017 - 11:00am
Lois Frankel, Jeremy Ring and Frederica Wilson

Former state Sen. Jeremy Ring is reeling in the support of congressional Democrats as he continues his bid to be Florida’s next CFO. 

VA Starting Veterans ID Card Applications Thanks to Vern Buchanan's Bill

November 30, 2017 - 10:15am
Vern Buchanan

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., announced this week that veterans can go online and apply  for a Veteran ID Card.

Marco Rubio, Mark Warner, Ron Wyden Team Up on Higher Education Transparency Bill

November 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Ron Wyden, Marco Rubio and Mark Warner

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is teaming up with two Senate Democrats to offer a proposal offering more transparency on the costs of higher education.

Rick Scott: Move the American Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

November 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Rick Scott

With the Trump administration continuing to open the door to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Gov. Rick Scott said on Wednesday that he backed the idea even as he readies to lead a trade mission to Israel. 

MQ-9 Reaper Wing Coming to Tyndall Air Force Base

November 29, 2017 - 9:15am

The U.S. Air Force announced on Tuesday that Tyndall Air Force Base in Northwest Florida will host the new MQ-9 Reaper Wing as 24 drones will be based there starting in 2022 though airmen could be there as early as 2020.  

Adam Putnam Urges the Feds for More Help for Florida Agriculture Hurt by Hurricane Irma

November 29, 2017 - 9:00am
Adam Putnam and Tom Rooney

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who is running for governor in 2018 when Rick Scott faces term limits, wants the federal government to offer disaster relief for agriculture in the Sunshine State.

HUD Sending $616 Million to Florida to Help in Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

November 29, 2017 - 7:30am
Rick Scott, Ben Carson and Mario Diaz Balart

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it would send $616 million in grants to help Florida recover from Hurricane Irma using funds from its Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.

Helsinki Commission Member Alcee Hastings Cheers Mladic Verdict

November 28, 2017 - 11:15am
Alcee Hastings, Ratko Mladic and Chris Smith

With Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague last week, the Florida congressman who leads House Democrats on the  Helsinki Commission applauded the decision. 

Marco Rubio Showcases Port Everglades' Expansion

November 27, 2017 - 9:30am

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., toured Port Everglades as that port continues its expansion efforts. 



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