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Vern Buchanan

Vern Buchanan Wants Federal Funds to Help Manatee County Battle Heroin

Noting that there have been more drug-related deaths in Manatee County than in any other county in the Sunshine State, on Monday, Congressman Vern Buchanan urged the federal government to provide more assistance. 

July 25, 2016 - 3:15pm

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It is very common knowledge in America that the federal government has programs in place to to collect citizen’s phone records, as well as many other invasions of our privacy under the guise of the Patriot Act.  What most people are not aware of is the gross abuse of surveillance equipment by law enforcement at all levels of government, up to and including your local police departments.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made it clear. She would rather do anything than spend time in Congressional District 23.
Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump's dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. His campaign depends on a low-probability event, and on his ability to cause this event without provoking a more-than-equal and opposite reaction.
Florida delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland are still rolling out superlatives, still winding down from a four-day experience they claim was one of the best of their l
Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
A little cooperation is going a long way. If only the two federal agencies with such colossal power over Everglades restoration had talked to each other sooner ...
The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda.
Attention, Donald Trump supporters. If you can stop trashing Ted Cruz over his speech at the Republican Convention Wednesday night for just a second, I'd like to call your attention to the one person in the Donald Trump camp who ISN'T trashing Ted Cruz.
The Haitian people must be allowed to elect a president, without further arbitrary delays, who can govern the country effectively, responsibly and democratically. Haiti’s current environment of political instability has allowed rival groups to use violence to intimidate the National Assembly and prevent it from doing its duty to replace the de facto government with an interim head of government with the sole mandate of completing the electoral cycle that was disrupted by violence earlier this year. 
Political conventions are echo chambers designed to generate feelings of invincibility, sending forth the party faithful with a spring in their steps and hope in their hearts. Who would want to be a wet blanket at such moveable feasts?
Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.
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