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Tag Archives: U.S. politics

Jon Ossoff, Karen Handel Will Go to Runoff in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District Race

GEORGIA, (FNN NEWS) – Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, advanced to a June 20 runoff in the special election for the U.S. House seat vacated by Tom Price, the new Health and Human Services Secretary. Ossoff Falls Short On Obtaining 50% All eyes are on Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District…

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Trump HHS and Treasury Nominees Advance Finance Committee Vote, Despite Democrats’ Boycott

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FNN NEWS) via NPR – Senate Democrats boycotted President Trump’s nominees for the Department of Health and Human Services (Representative Tom Price, R-Ga., above right) and the Department of Treasury (Steve Mnuchin, above left) yesterday knowing that normally a Senate Finance Committee vote to advance a nominee requires one Democrat to be present.…

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Val Demings, Darren Soto & Stephanie Murphy to Take Oath of Office in Washington Tuesday

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Newly elected U.S. Representatives Val Deming, Darren Soto, Stephanie Murphy will be sworn in to the 115th Congress on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The three freshman Democrats represent Orange County and face a Republican-led House, Senate and White House. Congresswoman-elect Val Demings (D-FL10) defeated Thuy Lowe in the general election. Demings is…

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Trump’s Local Chair Randy Ross Expresses Honor to Trump, Pence for Orlando Thank You Tour Visit

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are bringing their “Thank You Tour” to Orlando today at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Interested attendees can get event tickets here. President-elect Trump’s Orange County Campaign Chair Randy Ross issued an exclusive official statement via email thanking the Orange County Republican voters and campaign volunteers in light…

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Florida’s Thuy Lowe and Mary Thomas Among 19 Women to Make History if Elected to US Congress

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Florida’s 10th Congressional candidate Thuy (Twee) Lowe, who is Vietnam-American, and Florida’s 1st Congressional District candidate Mary Thomas, who is Indian-American, made Cosmopolitan‘s “19 Women Who Could Make History if Elected to U.S. Congress” list. In a Congress that boasts only 19 per cent women, over a dozen women from both…

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The Harris Poll®: America Split Over Brexit Vote

NEW YORK, N.Y. (FNN NEWS) — Last Thursday’s referendum in which the United Kingdom voted by a slight majority to leave the European Union (EU) shocked pollsters, voters, politicians, and investors alike, causing David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister, to announce his resignation later this year and sending the pound crashing to its lowest levels in…

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Ohio Governor John Kasich Ends Presidential Campaign

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The last man standing in Donald Trump’s path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign Wednesday, making Trump the party’s presumptive nominee. Speaking to reporters in Columbus, Ohio, Kasich didn’t outline his reasons for ending his bid or mention Trump. Instead, he offered an emotional recount of…

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Ted Cruz Drops Out of Republican Presidential Race

INDIANAPOLIS (Source: CNN) — Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday following his Indiana primary loss to Donald Trump, clearing the path for the real estate mogul to clinch the GOP nomination. It was a remarkable turn of events in a presidential primary race that seemed destined to end in a contested convention this summer.…

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POLITICS & POWER

Orlando City Commissioner Jim Gray Endorses Chadwick Hardee for Orange…

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 15) - Jim Gray, Orlando City Commissioner for District 1, today announced…

Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange…

U.S. NEWS

Trump spat with Senate leader complicates tough agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president’s goal is actually to accomplish the agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes he’s goading his GOP ally to pass. Congress, now on its August recess, will return to confront…

VIDEO: New Smokey Bear Digital-First Creative Highlights Lesser Known Wildfire…

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) -- In honor of Smokey Bear's 73rd birthday, the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters launched new digital-first videos and artwork inspired by beloved Smokey Bear posters to raise awareness of lesser known wildfire starts in an effort to decrease human-caused wildfires. The new artwork was created…

Orlando Labor Day Deals

ORLANDO, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Signaling the end of the summer travel season, Labor Dayweekend is the ideal time for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices. In Orlando, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year offering savings on average of 10-30 percent over other holiday weekends such…

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Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's residents a victory against Orange County Friday. The judge ruled that Lake Pickett South Development – also known as “The Grow” – is inconsistent with Rural Service Area development patterns. Commissioner Emily Bonilla Statement "I am very pleased with the results of the order. Finally, after over three…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District was recently appointed to Florida Urban Forestry Council during the August 9th meeting in Sumterville, Florida. “I look forward to working with the council members to find new ways to promote the organization and create public awareness about urban forestry in Florida,”…

State Senator Victor Torres and Representative Amy Mercardo To Hold…

KISSIMMEE. Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Victor Torres, Jr., and House Representative Amy Mercardo (D-Orlando) will be holding a community roundtable on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30pm at Meadow Woods Community Center, 1751 Rhode Island Circle, Orlando FL 32824. We will have representatives from Orange County Sheriff's Department, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Clerk of Courts and…

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Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

Florida school board will challenge new charter school law

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district is challenging a new state law that steers more money to privately-run charter schools. The Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Broward County School Board voted to sue over the sweeping legislation pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. An attorney working for the district said that other school…

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