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Sarasota Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan, who yesterday sent a letter to President Obama asking him to reconsider his decision to open more areas offshore to oil drilling, today is asking for the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform to investigate why British Petroleum received a waiver from conducting a detailed environmental [...]
News release from Equality Florida blog:
(MIAMI) - George Rekers, the "expert" witness hired by Attorney General Bill McCollum to defend Florida's anti-gay adoption ban has been caught with a male prostitute at the Miami airport, according to the Miami New Times.
Rekers was one of [...]
After months of former Gov. Jeb Bush slinging arrows at Gov. Charlie Crist and blowing kisses at former House Marco Rubio, after announcing that he would appear with Rubio at a Pasco County GOP dinner this weekend, after his sons raised money for Rubio, after a history of kinship with Rubio and friction [...]
The Florida Republican Party spent more than $9,500 on special Disney World tours for Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp and others in the summer of 2008, according to credit card bills obtained by The Miami Herald and The St. Petersburg Times.
The outings were part of roughly $47,000 in expenses charged that [...]
Bill Nelson used to say that he and Mel Martinez were "joined at the hip" when it came to their opposition to oil drilling off Florida's coast.
He's not saying the same thing about Sen. George LeMieux. The Florida Republican today told our sister blog, The Buzz that although he doesn't [...]
Bill Nelson -- who is pushing legislation that could put BP on the hook for $10 billion in damages -- said BP's chief "dodged" the question of whether it's going to be liable for economic damages beyond the current $75 million max -- which the company expects to exceed.
"When I pressed him, 'Was [...]
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is hosting a special celebration Wednesday at the Seminole Casino in Hollywood with "special guest" Gov. Charlie Crist in honor of the $1 billion compact signed by the governor, ratified by legislators and approved by the [...]
Congresswoman Kathy Castor participated in a closed door panel of the House energy committee in which lawmakers questioned BP, Transocean and Halliburton executives and engineers about the oil spill Tuesday and came away frustrated.
â€œI went to the briefing expecting to hear that BP is committed to paying for the cleanup, that they [...]
You knew it was going to happen. The growing oil spill in the gulf has spawned a number of lawsuits against BP. One class action lawsuit, on behalf of eight Panhandle fishermen and seafood restaurants, is suing the oil company and Transocean, which managed the Deepwater Horizon rig.
Fun fact: One [...]
BP's top executives are expected to face questions about past oil industry safety claims later today at a meeting with Nelson, who is backing legislation that would increase the company's financial exposure from the spill.
Nelson also has asked for an inspector general's investigation into the industry's influence over federal regulators. He'll [...]