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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014, file photo, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, the ranking member, confer as the panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. [Associated Press]

Gowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi

WASHINGTON — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said at a hearing that the committee has recently received 15,000 pages of  …


    Longtime advocate: Insurance chief from Louisiana could be bad news for consumers

    Robert Hunter has spent decades in the insurance industry as a consumer advocate. When he heard the name of the man being considered for the state's insurance regulator job, he was "shocked." ...


    Jolly said no thanks to Pinellas commissioner's Cuba invitation

    Pinellas County commissioners Janet Long and John Morroni are back from a four-day trip to Cuba. About two dozen Pinellas County leaders and businesspoeple accepted Long's invitation to attend what she described as a fact-finding mission. Read our report here....


    Husband of top Florida House aide lands plum Department of Education job

    The husband of Florida House speaker Steve Crisafulli's chief aide was handed the top legal job at the state education department last week.

    He filled a vacancy created five months ago by the same aide -- House Chief of Staff Kathy Mears --  when she hired away the education department’s lawyer....