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Justin Sayfie cancels Sayfie Review Summit

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Justin Sayfie announced Tuesday he had cancelled his upcoming Sept. 14-15 “Sayfie Review Summit” because of Hurricane Irma. “It was a difficult decision to make but our state’s focus in the coming days should be on disaster response, recovery and relief,” Sayfie wrote in an email.

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Democrats divided on free trade agreement in South Florida

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Although a majority of House Democrats rejected President Obama on expanding his trade negotiating power, two of the three Democrats who met the press hours before the Florida Democratic Party’s big summer dinner did and do support the Trans Pacific Partnership. “We are a big tent party, and we have wide ranging views on the best approach to dealing with trade,” said Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC Chair and Congresswoman from South Florida at a press conference held hours before…

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Must-read from the NY Times: For Jeb Bush, life defending the family name

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For months now, Jeb Bush has been listening as President Obama blasts his older brother’s administration for the battered economy, budget deficits and even the lax oversight of oil wells. “It’s kind of like a kid coming to school saying, ‘The dog ate my homework,’ ” Mr. Bush, this state’s former governor, said over lunch last week at the Biltmore Hotel. “It’s childish. This is what children do until they mature. They don’t accept responsibility.” In fact, instead of constantly bashing the 43rd…

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