Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pasco Political Notebook for July 13

Chamber hosts primary debatesThe West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will host its Primary Election debates from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 16 at the Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.Participants include c...
Published: 07/09/18
The Red Hen just reopened. Here’s what the restaurant is actually like.

The Red Hen just reopened. Here’s what the restaurant is actually like.

LEXINGTON, Va. - A car slowed to a crawl at the intersection of East Washington and North Randolph streets Friday evening as a woman in the passenger seat rolled down her window. Eyes wide, she reached out and snapped a photo of a rustic-looking buil...
Published: 07/08/18

Trump lawyers call Comey ‘Machiavellian’ in note to Mueller

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI director James Comey in a confidential memo last year to the special counsel, casting him as "Machiavellian," dishonest and "unbounded by law and regulation" ...
Published: 07/07/18
Announcement of Trump Supreme Court choice nears

Announcement of Trump Supreme Court choice nears

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Donald Trump was closing in on his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Saturday, making final deliberations from the privacy of his New Jersey golf club. Clearly relishing the mountin...
Published: 07/07/18
Democrats wince, but Buckhorn revels in his relationship with Scott

Democrats wince, but Buckhorn revels in his relationship with Scott

TAMPA — It’s an unlikely pairing, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Gov. Rick Scott.But Buckhorn, a Democrat who stumped hard for Hillary Clinton, has forged a pragmatic alliance with Scott, a key Republican ally of President Donald Trump.In recent weeks,...
Published: 07/07/18
Romano: Florida elections need to come out of the Dark Ages

Romano: Florida elections need to come out of the Dark Ages

For his first 22 years in public office, sincerity may have been the best thing he had going for him. Agree with his politics or not, it was hard to ignore the aw-shucks charisma of Adam Putnam. He was genuine, he was conservative, he was everybody’s...
Published: 07/07/18
U.S. House | District 16

U.S. House | District 16

After a lengthy and contentious redistricting battle, a swath of Hillsborough County south of the Alafia River is now in District 16, a heavily Republican district that also includes all of Manatee County and part of Sarasota County. Incumbent Vern B...
Published: 10/12/16
Updated: 07/06/18
New leader at EPA is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer

New leader at EPA is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer

WASHINGTON — The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is a former coal industry lobbyist who helped lead an industry fight against regulations that protect Americans’ health and address climate change. Andrew Wheeler, the No. 2 official ...
Published: 07/05/18
Pinellas beach mayors want to take back power over short-term rentals

Pinellas beach mayors want to take back power over short-term rentals

CLEARWATER — Nearly every week so far this year, Flash Gordon Williamson and Jo Hammond have seen a different group of vacationers arrive in the house next door in their quiet Gulf front neighborhood.College kids who brought new friends back from the...
Published: 07/05/18
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti says he might challenge Trump in 2020

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti says he might challenge Trump in 2020

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who emerged as national figure by representing porn star Stormy Daniels, is weighing a challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020.In a series of tweets and media interviews on Independence Day, Avenatti said he would run...
Published: 07/05/18