July 17

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. HOUSE VOTE CONDEMNS TRUMP’S TWEETS The Democratic-led U.S. House votes to denounce Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by the president’s GOP congressional allies. 2. HOW ELECTORATE VIEWS TRUMP’S TWEETS Democrats mainly found the president’s willingness to lodge racial attacks appalling and unforgiveable. For many others, particularly Trump supporters, the […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHO’S FEELING THE HEAT AFTER HELSINKI SUMMIT Trump’s extraordinary performance alongside his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin fuels criticism of his presidency from both right and left. 2. RUSSIANS PRAISE PUTIN, PITY TRUMP While the U.S. leader went home to widespread criticism after their Finnish summit, the Russian president came home to universal praise. 3. […]

Happy 195th Florida

Happy 195th Florida

Florida turned 195 years old Sunday, July 17, the date that the territory extending from the Mississippi River to the Keys transferred from Spanish control to the United States. Historian John Appleyard described Pensacola’s critical role in the history of the state during a celebratory luncheon Sunday at Jackson’s Steakhouse just yards from the site […]