Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Eric Holder

What’s next for James Comey? Maybe law, corporate work, politics

in 2017/Top Headlines by

So what’s next for James Comey? The former FBI director boldly challenged the president who fired him, accused the Trump administration of lying and supplied material that could be used to build a case against President Donald Trump. But after stepping away from the Capitol Hill spotlight, where he’s always seemed comfortable, the 56-year-old veteran lawman now confronts the same question long faced by Washington officials after their government service. His dry quip at a riveting Senate hearing that he…

Keep Reading

Andrew Warren, Aramis Ayala blast Jeff Sessions plan for stricter sentencing in criminal cases

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

In recent years, criminal justice reform, especially in drug sentencing, has taken on more momentum, with governors in some of most conservative parts of the country embracing such efforts. In Florida, progressive State Attorney candidates like Andrew Warren in Tampa and Aramis Ayala in Orlando won their respective races last year by running on a similar platform. The two State Attorneys joined a group of current and former prosecutors last week in blasting Attorney General Jeff Sessions recent directive that the Justice Department return to…

Keep Reading

With newfound vigor, Barack Obama works to rebuild Democratic Party

in 2017/Top Headlines by

Gone is the old President Barack Obama, who approached campaigning for other Democrats as a chore. The new Obama is throwing himself into rebuilding his party in his final months in the White House and vowing to keep at it once he’s left. With his popularity higher than it’s been in years, Obama has been campaigning for Hillary Clinton with gusto, and White House officials said he’ll be traveling to help the Democrat nearly every day until Election Day, Nov.…

Keep Reading

Ron DeSantis talks tough on terrorism in Orlando speech

in 2017/Top Headlines by

If the race for the Republican nomination for Senate in Florida next year comes down to who’s the toughest on Islamic terrorism, it could come down to a Todd Wilcox vs. Ron DeSantis contest. Both have extensive and impressive military backgrounds, but DeSantis actually has been elected — twice now, as a Congressman representing the 6th District in East Central Florida. A member of the very conservative House Freedom Caucus, DeSantis began his speech at the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit…

Keep Reading

David Jolly reiterates his opposition to closing down Gitmo

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

In the political equivalent of pounding an underhanded thrown softball into the bleachers, Pinellas County congressman and GOP U.S. Senate candidate David Jolly came out today against the Obama administration’s latest attempt to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and transfer detainees to U.S. prisons. “The closing of Gitmo would only embolden the enemies of freedom who wish to do us harm,” said Jolly. “At a time when terrorism continues to spread throughout the world, we must…

Keep Reading

Ted Cruz brings the energy in New Hampshire

in Top Headlines by

Ted Cruz headlined the daytime portion of the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H., Saturday, where 20 presidential candidates or those seriously thinking about it came to speak. “What a testament to the desire for Americans: We want something new , we want new leadership to change the page, and to turnaround,” the 44-year-old U.S. senator from Texas said as he began his remarks. “You know the Democratic version of this I’m pretty sure is Hillary Clinton having a conversation…

Keep Reading

Rand Paul takes on GOP critics over going to war

in Top Headlines by

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has made his brand as not being your typical Republican. While he positions himself to seek the GOP presidential nomination, though, he’s found himself in a difficult stance balancing his isolationist views versus a public alarmed about combating terrorism. The Kentucky physician attempted that Saturday morning in Nashua, N.H., on Day Two of the GOP candidates’ weekend summit. He emphasized “If we want to protect and continue our prosperity at home, we have to defend ourselves.”…

Keep Reading

Go to Top