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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. 

Florida Gas Prices Dip Slightly Over Thanksgiving

November 27, 2017 - 8:15am

Gas prices in Florida dipped slightly last week even as they remain 46 cents higher than they were this time last year.

Ron DeSantis Pushes Trump to Keep Campaign Promise and Move Embassy to Jerusalem

November 25, 2017 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., is keeping the pressure up on President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise and move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 

Alcee Hastings', Vern Buchanan's Resolution to Ban the Cat and Dog Meat Trade Gaining Momentum on Capitol Hill

November 24, 2017 - 6:00am
Alcee Hastings and Vern Buchanan

A resolution from two members of the Florida congressional delegation calling for an end to the global dog meat and cat meat trade is gaining momentum in the House with more than 100 co-sponsors and moving through a key committee earlier this month. 

Florida Celebrated Thanksgiving Decades Before the Pilgrims Showed Up

November 23, 2017 - 6:00am

While Thanksgiving conjures up images of Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims sharing turkey and corn with Native Americans, Florida had its own role in America's earliest Thanksgiving celebrations.

Ron DeSantis, Josh Gottheimer Want Treasury Department to Crack Down on Hamas

November 21, 2017 - 10:00am
Ron DeSantis and Josh Gottheimer

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., whose name continues to gain attention as a possible gubernatorial candidate, called on the U.S. Treasury Department to ramp up its efforts against Hamas. 



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