President Donald Trump

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. FRESH ACCUSATIONS TURN UP HEAT ON ALA. SENATE CANDIDATE Top Republicans pressure Roy Moore to leave the race after a woman’s emotional account alleging Moore sexually assaulted her years ago when she was 16. 2. DEATH TOLL CLIMBS PAST 400 IN IRAN-IRAQ QUAKE Rescuers dig through wrecked buildings for survivors, and the military sets […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE ON IRAN-IRAQ BORDER KILLS HUNDREDS Iran bore the brunt of the 7.3 magnitude temblor, which sent people fleeing their homes in the middle of the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, authorities say. 2. TRUMP, DUTERTE MEET IN PHILIPPINES Trump says nothing about human rights and both […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. PUTTING AMERICA FIRST AGAIN Hours after leaving Beijing, President Trump tells an APEC summit in Vietnam that he won’t let the U.S. be “taken advantage of anymore” when it comes to trade. 2. WHERE U.S.-BACKED FORCES COULD FACE NEW FOES Multiple hotspots in north and east Syria could turn violent for the Kurdish-led Syrian […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. SENATORS TO PRESS NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM ON NEW WAR AUTHORITY Lawmakers argue that battlefield dynamics have changed since 9/11 and that backing overseas combat operations needs to reflect current threats. 2. SHIP WITH RESCUED SAILORS REACHES US BASE IN OKINAWA Two women from Hawaii who were adrift on a storm-battered sailboat in the Pacific […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP VOWS ‘NO CHANGE’ TO 401(K) TAX INCENTIVES The president shoots down a GOP plan to raise federal revenue by taxing retirement fund earnings. 2. JOINT CHIEFS CHAIRMAN DISCUSSES DEADLY NIGER AMBUSH Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford says four U.S. soldiers died in a “difficult firefight” in the Western African nation, but he offers […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHY TRUMP MAY WITHDRAW DRUG CZAR NOMINEE The president may rethink his support of Republican Rep. Tom Marino amid reports the lawmaker played a key role in weakening federal authority to stop opioid distribution. 2. ‘THE MOST SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS IN THE UNIVERSE’ That’s how California Institute of Technology’s David H. Reitze describes the collision […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES DEATH TOLL RISES The fast-moving blazes, many of which tore through Sonoma wine country, destroyed 2,000 homes and businesses and have killed at least 17 people. 2. WHAT MOST AMERICANS THINK ABOUT ‘DREAMERS’ About 60 percent of Americans favor allowing young immigrants to stay in the U.S. legally, a new AP-NORC […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 5

5 FORMER PRESIDENTS TO ATTEND HURRICANE RELIEF CONCERT All five living former U.S. presidents will attend a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M University later this month to help storm recoveries in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. George H.W Bush would be joined by his son, former President George W. Bush, and former presidents Barack […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. OFFICIAL: VEGAS SHOOTER’S GIRLFRIEND ARRIVES IN US Marilou Danley, considered a “person of interest,” arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from the Philippines and is by FBI agents, AP learns. 2. WHAT LAS VEGAS GUNMAN HAD HIDDEN IN HOTEL FOOD CART Authorities say shooter Stephen Paddock put a camera in a food service cart […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOW MANY DIED IN LAS VEGAS SHOOTING Country music fans thought they were hearing firecrackers at first when a gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino hotel opened fire on them from above, killing at least 59 people . 2. WHO THE LAS VEGAS GUNMAN WAS Stephen Paddock was a multimillionaire […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘DEAD AS A DOORNAIL’ That’s how GOP Sen. John Kennedy of La. describes his party’s latest push to repeal and replace ‘Obamacare,’ which Republican leaders abandoned, lacking key votes. 2. PUERTO RICO HURRICANE DESTRUCTION GETS TRUMP’S ATTENTION The president announces plans to visit the U.S. territory and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where storms demolished […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. LAST-GASP GOP DRIVE TO REPEAL OBAMACARE COLLAPSES Effectively sinking the legislation, Maine Sen. Susan Collins refuses to support the newest plan to tear down the Affordable Care Act. 2. HOW NKOREA INTERPRETS TRUMP TWEET Pyongyang’s top diplomat sees Trump tweet that North Korean leaders “won’t be around much longer” as a “declaration of war,” […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. KIM’S RESPONSE TO TRUMP’S SPEECH AT U.N. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump “deranged” and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will “pay dearly” for his threats. 2. TRUMP ADDS ECONOMIC ACTION TO NORTH KOREA MILITARY THREATS President Donald Trump added economic action […]

Gaetz pays a visit to Santa Rosa County schools

Gaetz pays a visit to Santa Rosa County schools

With Congress on its summer break, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz made a stop in Santa Rosa County last week to talk politics with local students. Since taking office in January as the representative for Florida’s 1st Congressional District, Gaetz has made a habit of visiting locations such as schools and town halls throughout his district […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 28

WIFE SUPPORTS TRUMP; SAYS FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC POLITICIAN HUSBAND HAS TO GO Lynn Aronberg said in a press release Thursday that she is “amicably” divorcing Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg. Lynn Aronberg says she is a “staunch Republican and supporter of President Trump,” while her husband is not. She says that fact led her […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 23

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 23

SMALL SINKHOLE OPENS OUTSIDE TRUMP’S FLORIDA GETAWAY CLUB The 4-foot-by-4-foot (1-meter-by-1-meter) hole was discovered Monday in Palm Beach County just west of one the resort’s entrances. It is near a new water main and isn’t a threat to the president’s property in Palm Beach. The president has spent seven weekends at Mar-a-Lago since taking office, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 21

DEPUTY FATALLY SHOOTS ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT IN FLORIDA Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey told reporters the shooting happened around 8 p.m. Sunday when deputies spotted the suspect a short distance from the site of the attempted robbery in Cape Canaveral. Ivey says the man “turned on our deputies with a firearm” and was fatally shot. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 15

FLORIDA DAD GETS LIFE IN PRISON FOR KILLING INFANT SON Gene Anthony Quinones-Rivera pleaded no contest to the 2015 death on Monday. A judge in Panama City gave him the maximum sentence for second-degree murder. The investigation began in December when Quinones-Rivera went to police and confessed that he’d caused the death of his son. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 14

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 14

FEDS GIVE $8 MILLION FOR PULSE NIGHTCLUB MASSACRE COSTS The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that it was giving the money to the State of Florida to pay for grief counseling and reimburse the costs of running an assistance center after the massacre. Gunman Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack […]

Congressman talks politics, faces critics during tour of Santa Rosa

Congressman talks politics, faces critics during tour of Santa Rosa

U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz spent most of his inaugural Open Gaetz Day Thursday touring Santa Rosa County and discussing his views and the views of his constituents on issues including Veterans Affairs, the Environmental Protection Agency, building a wall at the Mexican border and Obamacare. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 15

TRUMP’S FLORIDA VISITS COST $1.5M IN SECURITY The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department has racked up $1.5 million in overtime costs while assisting the Secret Service since President Donald Trump was elected in November. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said he is confident the money will be reimbursed by the federal government. OFFICIALS SIDE WITH GEORGIA OVER […]

Will economy take a hit from jobs freeze?

Will economy take a hit from jobs freeze?

In a presidential memorandum released Jan. 23, President Trump ordered a freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees. The order said no vacant positions existing at noon Jan. 22 may be filled and no new positions could be created, except in limited circumstances. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre […]

Breaking the spirit of democracy*

Breaking the spirit of democracy*

All over the country we see demonstrations, walks, protests and childish political maneuvering because Donald Trump was elected president. Social media posts are even worse with name calling and other juvenile tactics. We see college students crying and in some cases rioting over the election. Celebrities refused to perform at his inauguration, some even promised […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 2

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 2

NEW TRIAL FOR LAWYER CONVICTED IN GAMBLING RING The Florida Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal Wednesday in the case involving Jacksonville attorney Kelly Mathis, meaning an October ruling from Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal will stand. The earlier ruling says the trial judge should have allowed Mathis’ legal team to call certain […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 26

FLORIDA GOVERNOR THREATENS PORTS THAT DO BUSINESS WITH CUBA Scott said Thursday via Twitter that he will propose a budget that restricts state money for ports that trade with the communist island. He said he was disappointed some Florida ports would enter into agreements with Cuba. The threat came after news reports of the first […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 24

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 24

WOMAN ACCUSED OF SMEARING BANANAS ON CARS AT TRUMP’S CLUB Palm Beach police say in a report released Monday that 48-year-old Kelly Weidman also typed a profanity about Trump on a Mar-a-Lago computer and moved outside some ballroom balloons a few hours before Trump was sworn-in Friday. She was confronted by security guards, who called […]

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