Anti-Trump Protesters Get Fired After Attending Immigration Demonstration
02/20/17 09:01 from Shark Tank
Many have now been fired from their respective jobs, and rightfully so. The post Anti-Trump Protesters Get Fired After Attending Immigration Demonstration appeared first on Shark Tank .

Donald Trump embraces legacy of Andrew Jackson
02/20/17 09:00 from Saint Petersblog
It was an ugly, highly personal presidential election. An unvarnished celebrity outsider who pledged to represent the forgotten laborer took … The post Donald Trump embraces legacy of Andrew Jackson appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Trump Relentless Bashing of The Media
02/20/17 08:20 from Shark Tank
Here are Trump's most recent anti-media, anti-fake news tweets: The post Trump Relentless Bashing of The Media appeared first on Shark Tank .

Moms Demand Action say they will be a presence in 2017 Florida Legislative session
02/20/17 08:19 from Saint Petersblog
Late last week, a federal appeal court struck down an NRA-backed law that restricted doctors in Florida from talking to patients … The post Moms Demand Action say they will be a presence in 2017 Florida Legislative session appeared...

Gov Scott’s Revenge Tour Against House Republicans
02/20/17 08:06 from Shark Tank
The “Nifty Nine” Republicans that sit on the Careers & Competition Subcommittee in the House are upset that Scott is going around to their respective districts and calling them out for their actions. The post Gov Scott’s Reveng...

What Adam Smith will be writing about next…
02/20/17 08:00 from Saint Petersblog
I apologize in advance for being so juvenile… Last week, I camped out at Kawha Coffee on Second Avenue South. I … The post What Adam Smith will be writing about next… appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Trump Hands Mic To Fan At Florida Rally
02/20/17 05:58 from Shark Tank
On Saturday night during his rally in Melbourne, Florida, President Donald Trump invited one of his supporters to the stage and gave him the microphone. As the man climbed up, the President addressed security concerns by telling the crow...

Busy week for fundraising ahead of 2017 Legislative Session
02/20/17 05:00 from Saint Petersblog
There’s one committee week left until the start of the 2017 Legislative Session, and you can bet lawmakers will be … The post Busy week for fundraising ahead of 2017 Legislative Session appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Sunburn for 2.20.17 – A month of Trump; Trey Radel’s campaign advice; Jeff Greene for Gov.? Happy President’s Day
02/20/17 04:53 from Saint Petersblog
Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Les Neuhaus, … The post Sunburn for 2.20.17 – A month of Trump; Trey Radel’s campaign advice; Jeff G...

Task force would seek to remake Florida’s criminal justice system
02/20/17 04:45 from Saint Petersblog
Florida’s state lawmakers increasingly are embracing criminal justice reform policies that break with the state’s “tough on crime” past. But … The post Task force would seek to remake Florida’s criminal justice system appeared firs...

Donald Trump’s Florida visits puts small airport in tailspin
02/20/17 04:15 from Saint Petersblog
President Donald Trump wants small businesses to thrive, but his frequent Mar-a-Lago visits have flight schools and other companies at … The post Donald Trump’s Florida visits puts small airport in tailspin appeared first on ...

This time, Lightning rallies after blowing two-goal lead and wins in OT
02/19/17 23:40 from Saint Petersblog
Forget that the opponent was in last-place. Forget that the Tampa Bay Lightning blew a two-goal lead for the second … The post This time, Lightning rallies after blowing two-goal lead and wins in OT appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

The Cortadito Calendar for President’s Day week
02/19/17 19:52 from Political Cortadito
February is the short month. And it is almost over already. Key word: Almost. Because first, there are a few more poltical events for the Cortadito Calendar: A town hall without an elected, a film screening, a fundraiser, a party to open...

Rubio Pushes for HSA and FSA Reform
02/19/17 18:53 from Shark Tank
“Millions of Americans rely on HSAs and FSAs because of the choice, control, and flexibility it offers them." The post Rubio Pushes for HSA and FSA Reform appeared first on Shark Tank .

Donald Trump says Sweden comment followed TV report
02/19/17 18:37 from Saint Petersblog
Swedes have been scratching their heads since President Donald Trump suggested that some kind of major incident had taken place in their … The post Donald Trump says Sweden comment followed TV report appeared first on SaintPetersBl...

Kennedy Space Center back in launch business — this time for business
02/19/17 13:13 from Saint Petersblog
Kennedy Space Center is back in the rocket-launching business — and this time it’s really a business. A SpaceX Falcon … The post Kennedy Space Center back in launch business — this time for business appeared first on SaintPet...

Impressive roster of GOP state leaders lineup for Ed Hooper Tallahassee fundraiser
02/19/17 10:52 from Saint Petersblog
Clearwater Republican Ed Hooper is assembling an impressive number of high-profile state lawmakers for a Tallahassee reception next month. Hooper, … The post Impressive roster of GOP state leaders lineup for Ed Hooper Tallahassee f...

Jeannett Slesnick winning Gables mayoral money race
02/19/17 10:10 from Political Cortadito
In the race for Coral Gables mayor, Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick is outraising her sole declared oppponent, former Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli, almost two to one. According to the latest campaign finance reports filed last week, Slesnick r...

Hail Britannia: U.K. could teach U.S. a thing or two about running government
02/19/17 09:39 from Saint Petersblog
Late in the campaign, the New Yorker satirist Andy Borowitz wrote that Queen Elizabeth II was offering to take the … The post Hail Britannia: U.K. could teach U.S. a thing or two about running government appeared first on SaintPete...

Leonard Hamilton has some work to do to save FSU’s season
02/19/17 09:25 from Saint Petersblog
The Florida State men’s basketball team reached new heights in January. That is why February has brought about a long … The post Leonard Hamilton has some work to do to save FSU’s season appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

We don’t have a president. We have a high priest of the American id
02/19/17 06:00 from Saint Petersblog
I don’t know what to tell you. Honestly. One of the hallmarks of an unfree society is a lack of … The post We don’t have a president. We have a high priest of the American id appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Donald Trump rallies Florida crowd with some old themes, renewed attack on media
02/19/17 05:59 from Saint Petersblog
Just four weeks into his administration, President Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally that mirrored the months leading up to Election … The post Donald Trump rallies Florida crowd with some old themes, renewed attack on medi...

Miami-Dade commissioners ignore public, facts on detainers
02/19/17 02:55 from Political Cortadito
The saddest part about Friday’s Miami-Dade Commission meeting wasn’t that commissioners ignored the fearful cries and pleas of more than 100 people who urged them to reject Mayor Carlos Gimenez‘s directive to hold illeg...

Tampa Bay Lightning blows two leads in falling to Stars in overtime
02/18/17 23:28 from Saint Petersblog
The Tampa Bay Lighting came back from a five-day break Saturday night, but failed to get off to the re-start … The post Tampa Bay Lightning blows two leads in falling to Stars in overtime appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Rowdies fall 1-0 on Union’s late goal in exhibition opener
02/18/17 22:40 from Saint Petersblog
The Tampa Bay Rowdies started play in their Suncoast Invitational – part of their preseason – in good fashion Saturday … The post Rowdies fall 1-0 on Union’s late goal in exhibition opener appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

David Bowie and Egon Schiele, totally nude, naked
02/18/17 15:30 from Pushing Rope

680 Cubans returned home since end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’
02/18/17 11:25 from Saint Petersblog
About 680 Cubans have been returned to the island from various countries since then-President Barack Obama ended a longstanding immigration … The post 680 Cubans returned home since end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ appeared ...

FSU’s Mike Martin seeking wins record and elusive baseball title
02/18/17 11:21 from Saint Petersblog
The numbers have a way of running together for Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin — at least when it … The post FSU’s Mike Martin seeking wins record and elusive baseball title appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Takeaways from Tallahassee — Some Assembly Required
02/18/17 08:16 from Saint Petersblog
When we wrote about Foley & Lardner’s Tallahassee lobbying practice in the last issue of INFLUENCE magazine, we called it … The post Takeaways from Tallahassee — Some Assembly Required appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Miami voters: Watch your ABs; Al Lorenzo is back at work
02/17/17 20:05 from Political Cortadito
Miami seems to be a forgiving town, politically speaking. Miami-Dade Commissioner Xaver Suarez is a respected leader and viable contender for the county mayor’s post in 2020 despite having been removed from his Miami mayoral seat i...

Richard Corcoran sues Florida Lottery over improper spending
02/17/17 17:44 from Saint Petersblog
House Speaker Richard Corcoran closed out the week by announcing a lawsuit he filed against the Florida Lottery for “wasteful and improper … The post Richard Corcoran sues Florida Lottery over improper spending appeared first...

Richard Corcoran sues Florida Lottery over ‘improper spending’
02/17/17 17:44 from Saint Petersblog
In what one lobbyist privately compared to “the bombing of Pearl Harbor,” House Speaker Richard Corcoran Friday dropped a blockbuster … The post Richard Corcoran sues Florida Lottery over ‘improper spending’ appeared fi...

New St. Pete resident sues Tampa pawn shop over high-priced stolen wristwatch
02/17/17 17:08 from Saint Petersblog
A Texas man who recently relocated to Florida is suing over a rare wristwatch stolen and turning up at a … The post New St. Pete resident sues Tampa pawn shop over high-priced stolen wristwatch appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

A month into presidency, Donald Trump prepares for a campaign rally
02/17/17 17:00 from Saint Petersblog
President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally Saturday in politically strategic Florida — 1,354 days before the 2020 election. … The post A month into presidency, Donald Trump prepares for a campaign rally appeared first on Sa...

It’s official: Jason Allison resigns as state CIO to join Foley & Lardner
02/17/17 16:25 from Saint Petersblog
Jason Allison, Florida’s Chief Information Officer, has told Gov. Rick Scott he is resigning. Allison’s letter, dated Monday, was released … The post It’s official: Jason Allison resigns as state CIO to join Foley...

Marco Rubio files bills cracking down on Iran, Russia
02/17/17 16:24 from Saint Petersblog
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio announced Friday that he is sponsoring a pair of bills to crack down on Iran … The post Marco Rubio files bills cracking down on Iran, Russia appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders on immigration and refugees bring out raw responses at Tampa Tiger Bay Club
02/17/17 16:24 from Saint Petersblog
President Trump’s recent travel ban on seven mostly Muslim countries and his executive order expanding the authority for individual immigration officers to … The post Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders on imm...

Producers can’t keep politics from edging into Oscar show
02/17/17 16:00 from Saint Petersblog
Meryl Streep ushered politics into Hollywood’s awards season when she used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to condemn President Donald … The post Producers can’t keep politics from edging into Oscar show appeared fi...

Legislation introduced in Senate would tighten protections against AOBs
02/17/17 15:27 from Saint Petersblog
Legislation sought by regulators, insurance, and business interests to reform assignment of benefits agreements finally dropped Friday — and the … The post Legislation introduced in Senate would tighten protections against AOBs app...

CNN: Donald Trump attacks haven’t hurt the news network
02/17/17 15:00 from Saint Petersblog
The president of CNN said Thursday that neither the network’s journalism or business have been hurt as a result of … The post CNN: Donald Trump attacks haven’t hurt the news network appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Economic development incentives drive jobs to Florida, boost state economy
02/17/17 14:42 from Saint Petersblog
Shaping up to be one of the biggest battles in the Legislature in many years, the fight on economic development … The post Economic development incentives drive jobs to Florida, boost state economy appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Florida man accused in plot to bomb Target stores
02/17/17 14:20 from Saint Petersblog
A Florida man is accused in a plot to blow up several Target stores along the East Coast in an … The post Florida man accused in plot to bomb Target stores appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Personnel note: AT&T names Dan Pollock Regional Director of External Affairs
02/17/17 13:51 from Saint Petersblog
Dan Pollock joins AT&T as regional director of External Affairs for Central Florida. In his new role, Pollock will work … The post Personnel note: AT&T names Dan Pollock Regional Director of External Affairs appeared first...

Docs have free speech too: federal appeals court strike down Florida "docs v glocks" law
02/17/17 13:27 from Daily Kos
Since we’re all about free speech nowadays (not just for the media and loony so-called presidents with their alternative facts), it’s good that the courts have held that pediatricians have that same right.  Docs 3, glocks 1. www.washingt...

Rowdies compete against MLS teams in Suncoast Invitational
02/17/17 12:32 from Saint Petersblog
The Tampa Bay Rowdies, hungry to join Major League Soccer, will get a test run over the next few days. … The post Rowdies compete against MLS teams in Suncoast Invitational appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Subliminal message no help in Enterprise Florida fight
02/17/17 12:23 from Saint Petersblog
I was watching the fascinating video from the Florida House of Representatives in its escalating war with Gov. Rick Scott … The post Subliminal message no help in Enterprise Florida fight appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Former Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis charged with assault
02/17/17 12:08 from Saint Petersblog
Former Tampa Bay Bucs’ cornerback Darrelle Revis is in trouble, and this time, it isn’t because of a blown coverage. … The post Former Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis charged with assault appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Transit critics get their say in Tampa forum
02/17/17 11:33 from Saint Petersblog
Whatever adjective(s) you might wish to use to describe Sharon Calvert, Tom Rask and Barb Haselden, “effective” is probably the most … The post Transit critics get their say in Tampa forum appeared first on SaintPetersB...

Marion Hammer sees paths around 11th Circuit’s ‘Docs v. Glocks’ ruling
02/17/17 11:11 from Saint Petersblog
Gun-rights lobbyist Marion Hammer has denounced the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ “Docs v. Glocks” ruling as “activist,” and complained the … The post Marion Hammer sees paths around 11th Circuit’s ‘Docs v. Glocks’ ruling app...

Trump's Press Conference Was NOT Chaotic
02/17/17 10:53 from Daily Kos
From the Alt Department of State ’s Twitter: “Today’s Trump news conference wasn’t chaos. It was the administration’s first move to energize their base in creating a nationwide whip operation. It is considered political calculus likely a...

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