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Clearwater City Council candidate David Allbritton touts track record in civic life

Clearwater City Council candidate David Allbritton touts track record in civic life

Editor’s note: Ahead of the March 13 election, the Tampa Bay Times is publishing profiles on Clearwater City Council candidates for Seat 4 today. Profiles on candidates for Seat 5 will appear next week.CLEARWATER — The longtime politically active Aun...
Published: 01/12/18

Unopposed incumbents keep seats in Belleair Bluffs

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — Since only the two incumbents are running for commission seats, the city will not have an election March 13. Commissioners Joe Barkley and Taylour Shimkus will retain their seats. The qualifying period for the two seats ended Dec. 1...
Published: 01/11/18
Trump brushes off health concerns, says he’s ‘a very stable genius’

Trump brushes off health concerns, says he’s ‘a very stable genius’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the nation’s highest office. In advance, t...
Published: 01/10/18
Trump thinks Oprah won’t run, says he’d defeat her anyway

Trump thinks Oprah won’t run, says he’d defeat her anyway

WASHINGTON — President Winfrey? No way, says political prognosticator Donald Trump. "I’ll beat Oprah," the president declared flatly at a White House meeting Tuesday — though he quickly added, "I don’t think she’s going to run." Asked about all the p...
Published: 01/10/18
Federal judge in San Francisco temporarily blocks Trump’s decision to end DACA program

Federal judge in San Francisco temporarily blocks Trump’s decision to end DACA program

WASHINGTON — A federal judge Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s plan to end the program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.The ruling marks a poten...
Published: 01/10/18
Bannon leaves Breitbart after blow-up over comments in Trump book

Bannon leaves Breitbart after blow-up over comments in Trump book

WASHINGTON — Stephen Bannon stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network on Tuesday, ending his relationship with the far-right website that he helped become widely influential and which in turn abetted his rise as a political adviser...
Published: 01/10/18

Hernando candidates line up for elections later this year

A handful of candidates already have pre-filed to run for public office in 2018 elections that will appear on Hernando County ballots in the August primary and the November general election.U.S. House District 11Rep. Daniel Webster, a Republican from...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/10/18
Joe Arpaio, the fiery former sheriff from Arizona, will run for Senate

Joe Arpaio, the fiery former sheriff from Arizona, will run for Senate

Joe Arpaio, the longtime Phoenix-area sheriff whose headline-grabbing approach to immigration made him an ally of President Trump, will run in the 2018 Republican primary to replace Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.Arpaio, 85, made the bid official in an inte...
Published: 01/09/18
Talk of Oprah running for president captivates Democrats

Talk of Oprah running for president captivates Democrats

From Hollywood to Iowa, a sudden wave of enthusiasm for Oprah Winfrey as a potential presidential candidate swept through the Democratic Party Monday, beginning as a social-media sensation after her rousing remarks at Sunday night’s Golden Globes cer...
Published: 01/09/18
Political outsider announces run for Tampa mayor

Political outsider announces run for Tampa mayor

TAMPA – Professional speaker and business owner Topher Morrison has filed to run for mayor of Tampa in 2019. A political outsider making his first run for office, Morrison said Monday he hopes to start "a movement … to take the city of Tampa into the...
Published: 01/08/18