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As Sen. Chuck Hagel prepares for his confirmation hearings, he is coming under attack by a conservative group called Americans for a Strong Defense.
Tampa Bay Times
By nominating former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White to head the SEC the president has tapped an aggressive, no-nonsense veteran prosecutor.
Tampa Bay Times
Any serious strategy to preventing the growth of the federal debt must include across-the-board cuts, including the military.
Pensacola News-Journal
Bungling by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has led Congress to demand reforms before throwing more money at the program.
Palm Beach Post
President Obama has made two strong choices for secrateries of State and Defense and they deserve rigorous but fair hearings.
Miami Herald
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal believes “national service is important for the nation, and that’s having all young people serve a term of service.
Independent Florida Alligator
Jack Lew's looping circles signature has been variously described as a sad slinky, the curlicues atop a Hostess cupcake and Charlie Brown's hair.
Tampa Bay Times
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta laid out the stark future if automatic cuts take effect in March.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The federal government and rig owner Transocean both walked away winners in settling criminal and civil claims stemming from the 2010 oil spill.
Tampa Bay Times
The nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense is a stickier matter.
Northwest Florida Daily News
It is unfortunate the Pentagon did not choose MacDill Air Force Base to be among those to receive the new Boeing KC-46 air refueling tanker,
Tampa Tribune
Voters will support even painful choices on defict if Washington leaders will compromise.
Florida Times-Union
Hagel is a blunt-spoken, passionate internationalist who believes in the importance of talking to your enemies and considers war as a last resort.
Central Florida Future
President Barack Obama has chosen a responsible, independent voice on military matters to be the next leader of the Defense Department.
Tampa Bay Times
The weak stream of new jobs means the nation has to decide if this is the "new normal," or if there are measures to improve the economy.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The national marine sanctuary system, created only 40 years ago, will soon offer more protection. And that's a good thing.
Key West Citizen
The reality is that billions of dollars must be cut and there aren't that many places in the budget where substantial dollars can be found.
Highlands Today

Letter To The Editor

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves...

Lakeland Ledger

To quote your first sentence in this...

Tampa Bay Times

Some frightening things have happened to the U.S. economy. The public debt has increased $5.2 trillion in the past 3½ years, an increase of...

Panama City News Herald


Orlando Sentinel

The letter writer misses the point about not building a business on your own. Unless a business owner does every single thing in connection with...

St. Augustine Record

Op Ed

Climate scientists are in nearly unanimous agreement that increasing greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels are causing global warming...

Tallahassee Democrat


Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Remember, one of the main functions of government is to keep the economy and money supply going in tough times. When too many people cannot spend...

Citrus County Chronicle