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AAA: Gas Prices Dropping in Florida But 'Shouldn't Last Much Longer'

May 15, 2017 - 9:15am

With Memorial Day, the traditional kickoff for summer, around the corner, gas prices continue to drop in the Sunshine State but that might not last long. 

The American Automobile Association (AAA) released a study on Monday showing gas prices dropping across Florida, lowering 5 cents a gallon in the past week and 14 cents a gallon over the past 23 days. On Sunday, the average gallon on regular unleaded in Florida stood at $2.32, just slightly under the national average of $2.34. Last year at this time, the national average was $2.22 with the average in Florida at $2.19.

Marco Rubio's VA Reform Gains Steam as David Shulkin Backs It

May 15, 2017 - 8:15am
Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio and David Shulkin

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., push to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is gaining momentum in Washington, D.C., including the support of the Trump administration.  

Democrats Shouldn't Count on Winning Congressional Seats in Florida Quite Yet

May 13, 2017 - 6:00am

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. 

Marco Rubio Renews the Fight to Reform the VA

May 11, 2017 - 12:15pm
Johnny Isakson, Marco Rubio and Jon Tester

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has renewed his fight to reform the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. 

VA Agrees With Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Call to Change Mammogram Guidelines

May 11, 2017 - 8:45am
Debbie Wasserman Schultz and David Shulkin

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this week that it will adhere to  American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines, a decision which won the applause of a South Florida congresswoman who had been urging the department adopt them. 

Promising to Put 'Florida First,' Adam Putnam Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid

May 10, 2017 - 12:30pm

Vowing to put “Florida first,” state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam kicked off his bid to be the Sunshine State’s 46th governor on Wednesday with an event in Polk County. 

Brian Mast, Josh Gottheimer Work to Boost Israel's Missile Defenses

May 10, 2017 - 9:45am
Brian Mast and Josh Gottheimer

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., teamed up with fellow congressional freshman U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-NJ, to introduce a proposal to boost Israel’s security. 

Jay Fant Launches Attorney General Bid

May 9, 2017 - 10:45am
Jay Fant

State Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, kicked off his bid to be Florida’s next attorney general on Tuesday, with a morning media appearance in Tallahassee with stops scheduled for Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville later in the day. 

Annette Taddeo Gets Ready to Take on Daisy Baez in Miami Dade State Senate Primary

May 9, 2017 - 9:00am
Annette Taddeo and Daisy Baez

Fresh off losing in a congressional primary last year, Annette Taddeo announced on Tuesday that she will run for the Democratic nomination in the special election to replace Republican Frank Artiles in the Florida Senate. 

Ted Cruz, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Renew the Fight to Kick PLO Out of Washington

May 6, 2017 - 6:00am
Ted Cruz and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., is teaming up again with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to take on  the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) due to its support of terrorism and opposition to Israel.  

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