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Judge blocks Evers gun law

September 15, 2011

Federal Judge Marcia Cooke blocked yesterday the implementation of Sen. Greg Evers’ new law (Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act) restricting the rights of doctors to obtain information form their patients about firearms and ammunition. The law, which…

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Scott: Show me the jobs, Mr. President

September 9, 2011

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has officially responded to President Barack Obama’s “Jobs” speech. “Speeches without specifics won’t fix our economy,” said Scott in a press release. This is from the man who has promised 700,000 new…

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Florida Next Foundation

September 9, 2011

Former Florida CFO Alex Sink has established a new organization focused on the future of Florida. Here is the email I received from her: Friends, I am excited today to tell you about the launch of…

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Obama ‘Jobs’ Speech (Transcript)

September 9, 2011

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and fellow Americans: Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless,…

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Is Bachmann campaign in trouble?

September 6, 2011

Congressman Michelle Bachmann’s campaign may be in trouble. Over the weekend, her campaign manager Ed Rollins will be moving to a senior advisory role. His deputy, David Polyansky, is leaving the campaign. Rollins was the National…

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Another poll shows Obama in trouble

September 6, 2011

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. more than 60 percent of those surveyed say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the economy and, what has become issue No. 1, the stagnant…

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Second to None or Time to Upgrade?

September 3, 2011

The Second to None campaign is national initiative to fight cuts to the defense budget. It sees the the military industrial complex as an integral part of our domestic economy. According to its website, “Second To…

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Top MuckReads

September 3, 2011

And finally, here are this week’s top must-read stories from MuckReads, ProPublica’s ongoing collection of the best watchdog journalism. Anyone can contribute by tweeting a link to a story and just including the hashtag #MuckReads or…

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Florida Politics Week in Review

September 3, 2011

Among this week’s highlights: A fleeting budget surplus and dropping consumer confidence, a looming budget deficit for one agency and ongoing negotiations over the future of Medicaid. Read Florida Tribune.…

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State GOP chair resigns

September 1, 2011

Sun-Sentinel reports the state Republican Party chairman, David Bitner, is resigning because he has Lou Gehrig’s disease. “Something I would never allow to happen on my watch is for the future of the RPOF to be…