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Oliva Calls on the Legislature to Embrace Freedom in All Areas of Responsibility

November 20, 2018 - 5:30pm

Speaker-designate Jose R. Oliva was unanimously elected Tuesday to serve as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives for the 2018-2020 session. Upon election, Oliva delivered the following remarks, as provided by the Speaker's office:

Bill Galvano Sworn in as Florida's 88th Senate President

November 20, 2018 - 2:30pm

Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, was unanimously elected president of the Florida Senate Tuesday for the 2018-2020 legislative term.

Trump Administration Expands the Cuba Restrictions List

November 15, 2018 - 8:45am

After National Security Advisor John Bolton came to Miami at the start of the month to announced additional restrictions on the Cuban regime, this week, the U.S. State Department expanded the list, adding around 30 new businesses and organizations facing restrictions. 

Bill Galvano Taps David Simmons as Senate President Pro Tempore

November 14, 2018 - 2:15pm
Bill Galvano and David Simmons

With Republicans staying in control of the Florida Senate, incoming Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, tapped Sen. David Simmons, R-Longwood, to be his top subordinate. 

DeSantis Names Transition Staff Members

November 13, 2018 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis and Susie Wiles

On Monday, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis’ Transition Team announced key staff recruited to lead transition operations for the Governor-elect. James Blair, Chris Clark, Drew Meiner, Amanda Emmons, Ben Gibson, Dave Vasquez, and Claire Whitehead will serve among the first hires of the operation. 

In Round 1, Scott Prevails: Snipes Ordered to Release Broward Voting Records

November 10, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott

A Florida judge has ordered Broward County Board of Elections supervisor Brenda Snipes to turn over all records requested by Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott no later than 7 p.m. Friday.

Judicial Watch Still Pursuing Awan Brothers' Records in DWS-Related Scandal

November 12, 2018 - 6:00am

Judicial Watch, a watchdog group that keeps an eye out for misconduct by public officials, announced late last week it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for all records of communications relating to the investigation into former Democratic information technology (IT) staffers Abid Awan, Imran Awan, Jamal Awan and Hina R. Alvi (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-02563)).

President Trump Makes a Closing Pitch for the GOP

November 5, 2018 - 3:30pm
Donald Trump

On the eve of Election Day, President Donald J. Trump made a closing Get Out The Vote pitch to supporters in pivotal districts and other states around the country, including Florida. The president addressed the audience of approximately 200,000 Trump supporters in an exclusive, telephone town hall meeting titled, "One Vote to Victory," hosted by the Trump Campaign Monday morning.

Marco Rubio, Dan Webster Back Trump on Reimposing Sanctions on Iran

November 5, 2018 - 11:15am
Marco Rubio and Dan Webster

President Donald Trump’s efforts to reimpose sanctions on Iran that then President Barack Obama removed in 2015 as part of the nuclear deal with that nation won the applause of two Republicans from the Sunshine State. 

Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson Up in Final Q-Poll

November 5, 2018 - 9:00am

In the final hours of the campaign, a new poll shows Democrats with the lead in the Florida gubernatorial race and in a crucial U.S. Senate contest. 


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