Gov. Scott appeals denial of state of emergency as algae returns

From WPTV: “Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to the president Sunday, again looking to get help from Washington. Scott said that FEMA incorrectly faulted Florida for failing to demonstrate the need for assistance … Click here to read more

President’s Earth Day visit to Everglades included Congressman Murphy aboard Air Force One

NBC News reports that Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL), elected in 2012, was aboard Air Force One during President Obama’s Earth Day visit to the Everglades. [Congressman Murphy represents Florida’s 18th Congressional district, which includes Martin County.] … Click here to read more

Obama’s Sunday foursome: Halliburton director, Houston Astros owner, Boston Celtics investor

From US News & World Report: “Obama was joined for Sunday golf by Jim Crane, Floridian owner who also owns the Houston Astros. Also in the foursome was Milton Carroll, on the board of directors of Halliburton, the oil company closely associated with former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney. Private equity investor Glenn Hutchins rounded out the president’s group … Click here to read more

Obama in Palm City: President golfs with Mourning

The Palm Beach Post on the President’s visit to Palm City: “President Barack Obama will take to the par-71 course at Floridian National Golf Club on Saturday afternoon with former Miami Heat great Alonzo Mourning, pool reports say. Also playing with Obama on Saturday are broadcaster Ahmad Rashad, a former NFL Wide receiver, and Cy Walker, an attorney and a close friend of the president. … Click here to read more

Where President Obama will be playing: About Palm City’s Floridian National Golf Club

In 2010, Houston businessman, Jim Crane, purchased Floridian from H. Wayne Huizenga and quickly turned the spectacular property into one of the nation’s premier golf clubs. Renovations began in Spring of 2011 … Click here to read more

President Obama expected to stay at Palm City’s Floridian Golf Club this weekend

President Obama will be vacationing in South Florida this weekend, sources have confirmed for WPBF 25 News. The White House has not confirmed the trip, but the president is expected to stay at the Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Temporary Flight Restriction for the Palm City area for Saturday and Sunday.The TFR is for at least a 10-mile radius, a size usually reserved … Click here to read more

Governor Scott on Lake O: ‘The President needs to start showing up…he’s failed to fix the dike.’

From WPEC: Governor Scott said, “We have to deal with the issue that there’s too much water coming out of Lake Okeechobee because the President has failed to put money into the project, and he’s failed to fix the dike.” … Click here to read more

CNN video: Pizzeria owner ‘bear-hugs’ President Obama during visit to Treasure Coast

CNN reports that Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta restaurants on the Treasure Coast, ‘bear-hugged’ President Obama during a visit to Florida. Watch video with Wolf Blitzer. … Click here to read more