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Neal Dunn

Neal Dunn Wants Veterans Needing Organ Transplants to Have More Options

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., who sits on the House Veterans Affairs Committee and who served more than a decade as an Army surgeon, introduced the “Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery (VICTOR) Act."

May 24, 2017 - 1:45pm

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For Floridians, personal sound amplification devices can boost sound that is too faint for most of us to hear. It can be used by consumers who want to temporarily heighten their hearing, including the use of headphones and equipment used to modestly boost the sound on telephones, listening devices and other audio amplification, and even to aid birdwatchers.
Annette Taddeo
Apparently Annette Taddeo didn't announce her candidacy on May 9 in the Senate District 40 special election after all. Never mind that virtually every media outlet in Tallahassee and Miami carried it at the time. She announced it Tuesday. That's today. Apparently.
The reported success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) is based on enrollment numbers. Millions more have “coverage.” Similarly, the predicted disasters from repeal have to do with loss of coverage. Tens of thousands of deaths will allegedly follow. Activists urge shipping repeal victims’ ashes to Congress—possibly illegal and certainly disrespectful of the loved one’s remains, which will end up in a trash dump.
George Sheldon
Ordinarily, I wouldn't give the time of day to an editor-turned-flack who whines on Facebook  about the press mistreating his boss and mistreating a Florida technology company to which George Sheldon gave $811 million in consulting contracts. But I'll make an exception for Neil Skene. 
In Florida and across the country, Americans continue to feel the pressure of rising prescription drug costs.
Beyond any measure, the Affordable Care Act, better known as "Obamacare," has failed in its promises to the American people. As it stands, Obamacare is in a death spiral and collapsing under its own weight of broken assurances, imperiling tens of thousands of Floridians with ever-increasing premiums and fewer and fewer choices for their medical needs. 
Not everybody readily understood why Gov. Rick Scott chose Clewiston, a farming community in the heart of the EAA, as the stage for Friday's ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 10.
In early 1862, President Abraham Lincoln was pressured by Republicans in Congress to remove General George McClellan from command of the Union army, arguing the young commander was too unaggressive. Lincoln asked Ohio Republican Sen. Benjamin Wade who should take McCellean’s place. 
It was implausible that FBI Director James Comey was fired in May 2017 for actions committed in July 2016 -- the rationale contained in the memo by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.  

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