Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Politics

Romano: Hey Gov. Scott, could you hire me, too?

Romano: Hey Gov. Scott, could you hire me, too?

To: The Honorable Gov. Rick ScottDear Governor,It has come to my attention that your administration has recently made some, dare I say, innovative hires for important government positions in the months before you leave office.At the risk of sounding ...
Published: 05/14/18
‘Not a racially motivated issue’: N.C. mayor defends violent arrest of black man at Waffle House

‘Not a racially motivated issue’: N.C. mayor defends violent arrest of black man at Waffle House

The mayor of the North Carolina town where a 22-year-old black man’s violent arrest in a Waffle House has drawn wide scrutiny and prompted an internal investigation defended the police in a video he posted Friday."This is not a racially motivated iss...
Published: 05/12/18
Pruitt’s dinner with cardinal accused of abuse was kept off public schedule

Pruitt’s dinner with cardinal accused of abuse was kept off public schedule

WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, dined last year in Rome with Cardinal George Pell, a prominent climate-science denialist and Vatican leader who was also facing sexual abuse allegations. The EPA lat...
Published: 05/11/18
Pompeo: U.S. hopes to have N. Korea as ‘close partner’ not enemy

Pompeo: U.S. hopes to have N. Korea as ‘close partner’ not enemy

WASHINGTON — The United States aspires to have North Korea as a "close partner" and not an enemy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday, noting that the United States has often in history become good friends with former adversaries. Pompeo said ...
Published: 05/11/18
Giuliani: Don’t expect Trump-Russia interview decision soon

Giuliani: Don’t expect Trump-Russia interview decision soon

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump and his lawyers likely won’t decide whether he will answer questions from Russia probe investigators until after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, according to the president’s legal team. Ru...
Published: 05/11/18
John Kelly claims undocumented immigrants ‘don’t have skills,’ wouldn’t ‘integrate well’

John Kelly claims undocumented immigrants ‘don’t have skills,’ wouldn’t ‘integrate well’

White House chief of staff John Kelly is being criticized for claiming undocumented immigrants entering the United States "don’t have skills" and would not "integrate well" into American society.Kelly made a series of cringeworthy claims when asked t...
Published: 05/11/18
Carlton: Greco for mayor? And will this be Buckhorn’s last State of the City?

Carlton: Greco for mayor? And will this be Buckhorn’s last State of the City?

This may be the last mystery left in the race to be Tampa’s next mayor, besides who ends up the last man or woman standing: Will the six candidates battling to replace Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn also have a Greco to contend with? Last year we h...
Published: 05/11/18
Republicans override Dem objections to confirm federal judge

Republicans override Dem objections to confirm federal judge

WASHINGTON — The political battle over President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees escalated on Thursday when the Senate took the rare step of confirming the nomination of a Wisconsin attorney to serve as a federal judge despite the objections of one ...
Published: 05/10/18
Iran’s top leader, lawmakers lash out at US on nuclear deal

Iran’s top leader, lawmakers lash out at US on nuclear deal

TEHRAN — Iran’s supreme leader chastised President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his decision to pull America out of the 2015 nuclear deal, while lawmakers lit a paper U.S. flag on fire inside parliament, shouting, "Death to America!" The government...
Published: 05/09/18
Carlton: To run for mayor, Straz needs better answers

Carlton: To run for mayor, Straz needs better answers

So the latest and likely last candidate for Tampa mayor — the one who’s had the most time and money to get ready for his political debut — kicks things off appearing not to know which of the city’s neighborhoods are troubled. ...
Published: 05/09/18