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Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump made at least $82 million in outside income last year while serving in the White House, filings show

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump made at least $82 million in outside income last year while serving in the White House, filings show

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the president’s daughter and son-in-law, brought in at least $82 millionvin outside income while serving as senior White House advisers during 2017, according to new financial disclosure forms released Monday.Ivanka Tr...
Published: 06/11/18
Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge

Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase...
Published: 06/11/18
Aakash Patel switches from District 1 to District 7 race for Hillsborough County Commission

Aakash Patel switches from District 1 to District 7 race for Hillsborough County Commission

For the past year, Republican Aakash Patel has campaigned for the Hillsborough County Commission District 1 seat being vacated by Sandra Murman. Last year, Murman filed to run for the commission in District 7, a countywide seat.But on Sunday, Patel a...
Published: 06/10/18
Updated: 06/11/18
Fox News host calls President Trump a dictator, apologizes

Fox News host calls President Trump a dictator, apologizes

NEW YORK — A Fox News host has accidentally referred to the highly anticipated summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a meeting of "two dictators." "Fox & Friends" co-host Abby Huntsman made the comment on Sunday...
Published: 06/10/18
Trump says he’ll size up Kim Jong Un ‘within the first minute’ of Singapore summit

Trump says he’ll size up Kim Jong Un ‘within the first minute’ of Singapore summit

SINGAPORE - President Trump predicted Saturday that he will know almost immediately when meeting Kim Jong Un whether the North Korean dictator is serious about negotiating a nuclear deal, suggesting his intuition is enough to size up the leader of th...
Published: 06/09/18
Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation’s legal landscape for pot users and businesses. ...
Published: 06/09/18
Two weeks after Trump unveiled plan to lower drug prices, two cancer drugs got a $1,000-per-month price hike

Two weeks after Trump unveiled plan to lower drug prices, two cancer drugs got a $1,000-per-month price hike

WASHINGTON - Two weeks after President Donald Trump unveiled a plan to lower drug prices for Americans, promising "it will start to take effect very soon," the drug company Bayer hiked the list prices of two cancer drugs by more than $1,000 per month...
Updated one month ago
Carlton: A school board goes silent, a sheriff spells and some Riverwalk truths: The week that was

Carlton: A school board goes silent, a sheriff spells and some Riverwalk truths: The week that was

Well shut my mouth and give the Hillsborough County School Board an "A" for accord.That ever-acrimonious group made headlines — again — after some of board member Melissa Snively’s Facebook messages were leaked to and printed in the local paper La Ga...
Updated one month ago
Amid protests, Bilirakis touts female staff at summit

Amid protests, Bilirakis touts female staff at summit

TARPON SPRINGS — U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis’s Women’s Summit was met Saturday with protesters who dressed like characters in The Handmaid’s Tale, a best-selling novel about a dystopia that uses women as breeding animals.It’s all politics, said the Palm ...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/09/18
Now an author, Joe Biden gets an enthusiastic welcome in St. Pete

Now an author, Joe Biden gets an enthusiastic welcome in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — It was not your typical book tour appearance crowd.In the audience Monday night at the Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman knelt in the aisle next to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s seat to chat. From a couple of rows awa...
Updated one month ago