Government & Elected Officials


Trump To Cut Off Billions In Key Obamacare Payments To Insurers

October 13, 2017 - President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to health insurance companies serving the poorest customers on the Obamacare exchanges, the White House announced Thursday. Trump has threatened to withhold these funds, valued at $7 billion this year, since shortly after his election victory last November. The threats alone have roiled the health in... Read more


States that elected Donald Trump, including Florida, most affected by his health care decision

October 18, 2017 - President Donald Trump‘s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Visit for more information. ... Read more


The Mayoral Morning After…

October 18, 2017 - This local election cycle has been remarkable in a number of ways. The Mayor’s race has set new highs (and lows) for money, misinformation and malice. Friends and even family members have split alliances among mayoral and city council candidates. Even President Obama has weighed in with an endorsement for Mayor Rick Kriseman. And throughout the campaign, social media h... Read more


Gold Star Widow: Trump Call 'Made Me Cry Even Worse'

October 24, 2017 - 
Myeshia Johnson kisses the casket of her husband, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, during his burial service on Saturday in Hollywood, Fla. Sgt. Johnson was killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4. 
Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the four U.S. soldiers killed in a military operation in Niger on Oct. 4, told ABC's Good Morning America&... Read more


Paul Manafort, Trump’s Former Campaign Chairman, Surrenders to Federal Authorities

Monday October 30, 2017 - 
Paul Manafort, President Twitter Fingers’ former campaign chairman, surrendered to federal authorities Monday morning. Both Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates were advised Monday morning to turn themselves in, and Manafort appeared to do so just after 8 a.m. 
As NPR notes, Manafort was taken into custody just days after a federal ... Read more

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Mail ballots: October 3Election Day: November 72017 St. Petersburg General Election information: voting:Oct. 28 – Nov. 5501 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701(Fifth Street North entrance)Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ... Read more


Rick Kriseman wins re-election for mayor of Saint Petersburg

November 8, 2017 - 
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It was Rick versus Rick for mayor. And the Rick who is currently mayor will remain so. Rick Kriseman defeated Rick Baker with 51 percent of the vote to earn a second term as mayor. Kriseman gained 34,531 votes to Baker's 32,341 votes, according to unofficial county results. County voters approved extending the Penny for Pinellas one-cent tax for 10 m... Read more


Republicans Full Speed Ahead On Tax Reform, Election Consequences Be Damned

November 9, 2017 - 
Despite a growing sense that a Democratic wave could be coming in 2018, House Republicans showed little sign of letting up on their tax proposal Wednesday, with a bill set to move out of committee on a party-line vote Thursday and onto the floor as early as next week. The way Republicans have gone about drafting their legislation so far, with closed-door GOP-only negotiati... Read more

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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans’ 1st woman mayor

November 19, 2017 - 
LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans. The Democrat will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat Mitch Landrieu as the city celebrates its 300th anniversary next year. ... Read more

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Trump uses racial slur at Native American ceremony

November 28, 2017 - U.S. President Donald Trump (R) speaks during an event honoring members of the Native American code talkers in the Oval Office of the White House, on November 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump stated, 'You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.' in reference to his ... Read more