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18 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

U.S. won’t file charges against woman in Petreaus case

Federal prosecutors said on Tuesday they would not file any charges in the cyberstalking investigation of Paula Broadwell, the biographer whose affair with former CIA chief David Petraeus led to his resignation. “After applying relevant case law to the particular facts of this case, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida [...]

18 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Lockheed cleared to bid on large military-software deals that could bring work to Orlando

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Orlando training-simulation unit has snagged a spot to compete for billions of dollars worth of contracts providing the military with next-generation software and high-tech support services, the company said Monday. The Army selected a dozen contractors — including Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics — to bid on contracts worth as much [...]

17 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Moving free Lake Eola houses will be pricey

Four semi-historic houses bordering Lake Eola Park will soon be either demolished or given away, but if you really want one, you’d better act fast. The houses need to be moved to new lots — a costly proposition — and prospective owners only have until Dec. 28 to put $100,000 in escrow to show they’re [...]

17 December 2012 ~ 1 Comment

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Names Tim Scott to Replace Jim DeMint in Senate

Rep. Tim Scott will be the first African American senator from the South since Reconstruction, following South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s announcement this afternoon. Haley named Scott, a Tea Party Republican congressman from the state, to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., in a press conference just after noon on Monday. Scott will also be the [...]

01 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Thousands attend farewell ceremony for USS Enterprise

The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, was formally retired on Saturday at a ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia, attended by thousands of crew members who served on the ship during its five decades in the U.S. Navy fleet. The 1,123-foot (342-metres) long Enterprise was commissioned in 1961 with eight nuclear reactors on board, [...]

01 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Crossing gate to be installed at site of deadly Amtrak crash

Questions regarding safety are being raised after Thursday’s fatal train collision at the intersection of Glenrose Road and Orange Avenue. It’s the third fatal accident involving a train in the area since 2002. Every three hours in the United States there is an accident involving a train and person or vehicle, and currently there is [...]

01 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

North Korea Is Preparing to Launch Another Long-Range Rocket

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday that it would try to launch another long-range rocket later this month, as the country prepares to commemorate the death a year ago of its longtime ruler Kim Jong-il, and as his son Kim Jong-un works to bolster his credentials as a leader. The launching, which North [...]

15 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Petraeus says no classified information shared in affair, probe continues

WASHINGTON – In comments made public on Thursday, retired General David Petraeus said he did not share any classified documents with Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom he had an affair that ended his tenure as CIA director. Petraeus also told a reporter for the HLN television network that it was the affair, not any [...]

15 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

New housing construction takes off in metro Orlando

CENTRAL FLORIDA — For the past five years 900 acres of land west of Orlando, along Interstate 4, sat undeveloped. Sources have learned that Lennar Homes is planning to fill the land, at ChampionsGate, with 3,200 homes over the next 12 years. The developer didn’t get far when it first bought the property. It only [...]

15 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Red light cameras could come to Clermont

CLERMONT, Fla. — Headline: Red light cameras could be coming to Clermont At some of the most congested intersections in Clermont red light runners could soon be caught on camera. “If somebody runs a red light they deserve a ticket,” said Ray Goodgame, a Clermont City Council member. Goodgame said he expects his fellow council [...]

19 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Phunnies Phreighday by Col. David Tooker (USA) Retired

“Did You Hear That?” “I’m sorry, what did you say?” “Nothing … but I thought I heard a sound.” Now you have an idea of what a common nightly conversation in my home might be like, taking place after dark, when all the scary stuff is happening outside. Sometimes I actually have to get a [...]

19 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Townhall Friday by Col. David Tooker (USA) Retired

Growing Up Disadvantaged Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Notice, the admonition is not: “Let a kid bring himself up however he wants so his ego won’t be bruised.” Throughout history, people have been raising children. I know that [...]

19 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The Imaginary Teacher Shortage

Special to the Phoenix Network by the National Center for Policy Analysis (Washington, DC) – The challenges facing America’s schools have become a major focus of the public dialogue. Over the past few decades, many have been lamenting the decaying quality of education in America. Case in point, in the past 40 years, and a [...]

19 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Work on Orlando Executive Airport hotel may start in late 2013

The hotel is planned near Sheltair Orlando Air Center Inc., which is an affiliate of Holland Hospitality and leases out hangar and airline service-related office space at the airport. (Orlando, Florida) – Construction on a $4 million, 74-room hotel at Orlando Executive Airport may begin in the third quarter of 2013. The Greater Orlando Aviation [...]

19 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The Solyndra Tax Break

Special to the Phoenix Network by the National Center for Policy Analysis (Washington, DC) – In a recent twist, Solyndra’s investors could be rewarded for their failure, thanks to a tax benefit the Obama administration handed out in a bid to evade political accountability, says the Wall Street Journal. The Internal Revenue Service exposed this [...]

17 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Romney won the second debate

A special Report to the Phoenix Network by Dick Morris for FoxNews.com (New York, New York) – By scoring big on the economy, gas prices, and Libya, Romney continued his victorious string of debate wins. He looked more presidential than Obama did and showed himself to be an articulate, capable, attractive, compassionate leader with sound [...]

17 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Panel approves Port Canaveral widening, deepening project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board approved Port Canaveral’s channel-widening and -deepening project. The panel unanimously agreed that the port’s feasibility study can proceed to be reviewed by other state and federal agencies, Florida Today reports. Canaveral Port Authority Vice Chairman Tom Weinberg told Florida Today that the approval was a [...]

17 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Congressional Budget Office Updates TARP Tally: $24 Billion Cost to Taxpayers

Congressional Budget Office Updates TARP Tally: $24 Billion Cost to Taxpayers

Special to the Phoenix Network from the National Public Policy Council (Washington, DC) – The latest update from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) will ultimately wrap up at a cost of $24 billion, says Steve Schaefer of Forbes. The ultimate losses from TARP will not come from the [...]

17 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Townhall Wednesday by Col. David Tooker (USA) Retired

Deception, Thy Name Is Barack: Since the founding of this country, in fact since the settling of the disparate lands that were to get glued together to make this great land, honesty has been a hallmark of Americans. It sets us apart from other countries that were settled by less-than-God-fearing-souls, for less than righteous reasons. [...]

17 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Phunnies Wodensday by Col. David Tooker (USA) Retired

Beware the Ides of October! Idesing through the month of October is a difficult task because it has 31 days, which means that the middle of the month (the Ides) can fall on either the 15th, 16th, or – because I choose – 17th ). So, this month, today, I chose today. It’s not like [...]

16 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Feds have more than 1,900 investigations open into alleged stimulus wrongdoing

With little notice, inspectors generals across federal agencies are piecing together criminal and civil cases into stimulus money that was misspent, wasted or defrauded. Special to the Phoenix Network by John Solomon of the Washington Guardian (Washington, DC) – Why It Matters: The $840 billion stimulus plan was designed to be a shot in the [...]

16 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Rasmussen poll: Romney leads Obama by 4 points in Florida

Rasmussen poll: Romney leads Obama by 4 points in Florida

(Orlando, Florida) – President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney head into their second presidential debate on Tuesday night. As the candidates gear up to head into their second debate on Tuesday night, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds Gov. Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama in Florida by a 51 percent to 47 [...]

16 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Corporate Taxes, the Myths and Facts

Special to the Phoenix Network by the National Center for Policy Analysis (New York, New York) – In the midst of a heated presidential campaign, both candidates have decided to agree on one thing: the corporate tax rate needs to be reduced. The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Indeed, [...]