Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Politics

Romano: It ain’t voter suppression if you bother to show up

Romano: It ain’t voter suppression if you bother to show up

So the Supreme Court is in favor of voter suppression.Or is it election integrity?I suppose your interpretation depends on your party affiliation.Liberals seem convinced that an Ohio voting law upheld by the Supreme Court on Monday is a devious plot ...
Published: 06/12/18
Aakash Patel switches from District 1 to District 7 race for Hillsborough County Commission

Aakash Patel switches from District 1 to District 7 race for Hillsborough County Commission

For the past year, Republican Aakash Patel has campaigned for the Hillsborough County Commission District 1 seat being vacated by Sandra Murman. Last year, Murman filed to run for the commission in District 7, a countywide seat.But on Sunday, Patel a...
Published: 06/10/18
Updated: 06/11/18
Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge

Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase...
Published: 06/11/18
Fox News host calls President Trump a dictator, apologizes

Fox News host calls President Trump a dictator, apologizes

NEW YORK — A Fox News host has accidentally referred to the highly anticipated summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a meeting of "two dictators." "Fox & Friends" co-host Abby Huntsman made the comment on Sunday...
Published: 06/10/18
Amid protests, Bilirakis touts female staff at summit

Amid protests, Bilirakis touts female staff at summit

TARPON SPRINGS — U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis’s Women’s Summit was met Saturday with protesters who dressed like characters in The Handmaid’s Tale, a best-selling novel about a dystopia that uses women as breeding animals.It’s all politics, said the Palm ...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/09/18
Trump says he’ll size up Kim Jong Un ‘within the first minute’ of Singapore summit

Trump says he’ll size up Kim Jong Un ‘within the first minute’ of Singapore summit

SINGAPORE - President Trump predicted Saturday that he will know almost immediately when meeting Kim Jong Un whether the North Korean dictator is serious about negotiating a nuclear deal, suggesting his intuition is enough to size up the leader of th...
Published: 06/09/18
Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation’s legal landscape for pot users and businesses. ...
Published: 06/09/18
So many immigrants are being arrested that ICE is going to transfer 1,600 to federal prisons

So many immigrants are being arrested that ICE is going to transfer 1,600 to federal prisons

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is moving 1,600 detainees into federal prisons to address overflows from the surging number of prosecutions resulting from the Trump administration’s new "zero-tolerance" policies, the agency said Thursday.The...
Published: 06/08/18
Two weeks after Trump unveiled plan to lower drug prices, two cancer drugs got a $1,000-per-month price hike

Two weeks after Trump unveiled plan to lower drug prices, two cancer drugs got a $1,000-per-month price hike

WASHINGTON - Two weeks after President Donald Trump unveiled a plan to lower drug prices for Americans, promising "it will start to take effect very soon," the drug company Bayer hiked the list prices of two cancer drugs by more than $1,000 per month...
Published: 06/08/18
Carlton: A school board goes silent, a sheriff spells and some Riverwalk truths: The week that was

Carlton: A school board goes silent, a sheriff spells and some Riverwalk truths: The week that was

Well shut my mouth and give the Hillsborough County School Board an "A" for accord. That ever-acrimonious group made headlines — again — after some of board member Melissa Snively’s Facebook messages were leaked to and printed in t...
Published: 06/08/18