Florida Politics

Bill Nelson wasn't making things up when he said Russians hacked Florida election systems

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, has reaped the political whirlwind in the 10 days since he proclaimed that Russian hackers had "penetrated" some of his state's county voting systems.<p>The Republican governor of Florida, who happens to be running against Nelson for his U.S. Senate …

Politics

Republicans pushed to cancel the Senate's August recess — then skipped town

WASHINGTON — During their first week back to work for the Senate's cancelled August recess, several Republicans did not show up to vote or conduct business, despite pushing for the extra working days.<p>A total of seven Republicans did not attend a single vote this week, excluding Arizona Sen. John …

Politics

Sen. Baldwin: Evidence Indicates 2016 Election Hacking Attempt in Wisconsin

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., says she is concerned about possible Russian meddling in the November midterm elections.<p>She made her comments during a …

Conservative View

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Has Convoluted Ties To Rail Company Whose Project He Supports

Seven years ago, Florida Gov. Rick Scott killed a federally funded project to build a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando.<p>Scott now supports the idea of a similar train route — fueled by private investment instead. And the governor and his wife have invested millions of dollars with a …

News

President Trump Is Interested in a Major Shakeup for Corporate Earnings Reports

(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump said he’s asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to study ending quarterly reporting for U.S. businesses …

Donald Trump

Janet Cruz questions Hispanic group backing Dana Young in state Senate race

The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorsed state Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, who's being challenged for re-election by Rep. Janet Cruz, …

Chamber of Commerce

Bipartisan duo Jolly and Murphy consider run for Florida office

Trump vs. the media<p>04:41<p>The deteriorating relationship between the U.S. and Turkey<p>06:00<p>Twitter puts Alex Jones of Infowars on a seven-day …

Florida

Jordan to campaign for two Florida Republicans

Rep. Jim Jordan of Urbana, the conservative Republican who plans to run for speaker of the House, is scheduled to campaign Saturday in Florida for …

Donald Trump

GROUNDED: People don't love the Space Force

<b>(CNN) —</b> Of all the proposals spit out by the Trump administration, none baffles me more than the Space Force.<p>It began, seemingly, as a joke back in March. But within days, President Donald Trump made clear he was serious.<p>"We may even have a Space Force, develop another one, Space Force," he said in …

U.S. Politics

The Push To Register High School Students To Vote Goes Digital

Our Lives, Our Vote wants to register 50,000 18- and 19-year-olds before the midterm elections.<p>A push to register 50,000 high school students and recent graduates after the massacre in Parkland, Florida, is getting a digital shot in the arm, as the gun control and youth groups leading the charge …

High School

Can Andrew Gillum Convince Florida Voters to Elect a Black Governor?

While Stacey Abrams’ bid to become Georgia’s first black governor has generated national headlines and set liberal hearts a-flutter, the Democrat …

U.S. Politics

Nearly 800,000 voters have already cast ballots in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly 800,000 Florida voters have already cast ballots in the state's crucial primary election.<p>The Florida Division of Elections website says that so far more than 739,000 voters have mailed in their ballots. More than 38,000 people have voted at early voting polling …

Florida

Preprimary report roundup for big AZ, FL House races

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Government

GOP congressman appears on anti-Muslim radio show

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida congressman has made three appearances on a radio show hosted by two people who regularly espouse fringe anti-Muslim comments.<p>Republican Rep. Brian Mast appeared on the Right Side Patriots radio program on Tuesday, an online show hosted by conservative commentators Diane Sori and …

Politics

Early voting for primary election starts today in Orange County until Aug. 26

click to enlarge<p>Early voting for the primary election starts Friday in Orange County and will continue for a little more than a week until Sunday, …

Orange County

First Read's Morning Clips: Dems have higher political engagement, per poll

<b>MIDTERM MADNESS: Dems have higher 2018 engagement, per poll</b><p>A new poll from the Pew Research Center finds that Democrats are more politically engaged than Republicans — but education and race are big factors.<p>POLITICO writes that super PACs are using loopholes and sometimes flat-out ignoring rules in …

Politics

Is Trump helping – or hurting – Florida Democrats?

TAMPA — No wonder why Florida Democrats are so optimistic about this election year.<p>President Trump's upset election generated unprecedented …

Florida

Trump Isn’t Done With Tax Cuts

Opinion<p>Posted: Aug 17, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Thanks to …

Conservative View

GOP looks to injure Nelson over Russia comments

Republicans are hounding Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonElection Countdown: GOP worries House majority endangered by top of ticket | …

Florida

Florida suit seeks bilingual ballots for Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Maria

Civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit against Florida election officials on Thursday, demanding Spanish-language voting materials and …

Hurricane Maria

The top 10 governor’s races of 2018 heavily favor Democrats

When it comes to gubernatorial races, Republicans say they’re victims of their own success from two great election cycles in a row. Going into 2018, Republicans control a near-record high of 33 governor’s mansions, including a number in blue and swing states.<p>So the only place for Democrats to go in …

Politics

Donna Shalala losing momentum as primary election approaches | Naked Politics

Things seem to be heading the wrong direction for Donna Shalala.<p>Not only has the frontrunner in the Democratic primary for Florida’s 27th …

Government

Obama aide rails at Trump as she arrives for lecture in Belfast

Former US President Barack Obama's deputy campaign manager has said President Trump's policies are deeply harmful to the world.<p>But Jen O'Malley …

Donald Trump

Can Washington’s Least Favorite Former Congressman Stage a Comeback?

In September of 2009, Alan Grayson—a freshman Democrat from Central Florida—stood in the well of the House, flanked by an easel, and told Americans …

Liberal View

Ronda Storms falling short in contributions but insists she has a chance against Joe Wicker

The Republican primary for the 59th state House seat pits a political figure with high name recognition against a business owner who's winning the …

Tampa Bay

#BelieveAllWomen, in the Ellison era, looks more like #BelieveTheConvenientWomen

This week, Rep. Keith EllisonKeith Maurice EllisonEllison ex-girlfriend details abuse allegations Dem requests DOJ probe on law enforcement use of …

Aretha Franklin

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn endorses Democrat Gwen Graham for governor

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn on Thursday endorsed Gwen Graham in the Democratic primary for governor, giving the former Congresswoman a high-profile …

Florida

Ron DeSantis visits Puerto Rico in waning days of GOP primary for Florida governor

Rep. Ron DeSantis is in Puerto Rico on Friday, his first trip to the island as a candidate for governor.<p>DeSantis is scheduled to hold a town hall …

Caribbean

Male House candidates getting 17% more campaign donations than female candidates: report

Male House candidates are outraising female candidates across the country, according to a new report.<p>Male candidates had received 17 percent more in …

Gender Equality

GOP leader criticizes Republican senators for not showing up to work

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP leader criticizes Republican senators for not showing up to work Reforms …

Republicans