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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Stands Against Restoring Mail With Cuba

Reports emerged on Monday that the federal government is considering reopening direct mail service with Cuba. Officials from the Castro regime will be meeting with the State Department on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss reestablishing mail services between the two nations for the first time since in more than 50 years.

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Rick Scott Makes Up Ground Against Charlie Crist

Gov. Rick Scott is gaining ground according to a poll released by Quinnipiac University on Tuesday morning. The poll finds Scott trailing former Gov. Charlie Crist in a possible 2014 match-up 47 percent to 37 percent. A Quinnipiac poll from March found Crist up by a larger margin, routing Scott 50 percent to 34 percent.

Surprisingly, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the only Democrat to hold statewide office, leads Scott by the same margin Crist does. Nelson takes 48 percent while Scott gets 38 percent.

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Common Core Standards Training Coming to Florida Teachers

Florida teachers are about to learn a great deal more about the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). On Monday, the state Department of Education announced it will be holding seven events, each lasting two days, at high schools across the state this summer to get educators ready for the new standards.

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Cory Booker Far Ahead in New Poll of New Jersey Senate Race

A new poll confirms Newark Mayor Cory Bookers status as the overwhelming favorite to win an open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey.

Rasmussen Reports released a poll on Monday showing Booker running away with his partys nomination. Booker takes 54 percent followed by U.S. Rep. Rush Holt with 11 percent, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone in third with 8 percent and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver with 5 percent. Matched against Republican Steve Lonegan, the state director of Americans for Prosperity, Booker leads a potential general election match-up 50 percent to 33 percent.

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Heather Fitzenhagen Named a Toll Fellow by CSG

Rep.? ?Heather Fitzenhagen,? ?R-Fort? ?Myers,? ?was named as a Council of State Governments'? (CSG) ?Henry Toll Fellow on Monday,? ?making her the only state legislator in Florida who received this award.? ?There were? ?34? ?other state legislators who received Toll Fellowships on Monday.?

"Individually,? ?these leaders have a proven track record of accomplishing great things?; ?collectively they represent the future leadership of the states,?" ?said David Adkins,? ?the executive director and CEO of the Council of State Governments.?

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Rick Scott Urges Kentucky Businesses to Move to Florida

Gov. Rick Scott continues to target businesses in other states -- all of which have Democrats as governors -- encouraging them to uproot and move to Florida. On Monday, Scott sent out a letter to businesses in Kentucky, letting them know that the Sunshine State is open for business.

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Susana Martinez Will Speak at MavPAC Event in Miami

When MaverickPAC (MavPAC) meets in Miami next month, they will be hearing from a potential Republican presidential candidate -- Gov. Susana Martinez.

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Corrine Brown Being Challenged by Former Jennifer Carroll Aide

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., has drawn a major Republican opponent. Republican Gloreatha Glo Scurry-Smith will be looking to defeat Brown, who first won a seat in Congress back in 1992, in 2014.

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Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz Soar, Rick Perry Stumbles, in Texas

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are riding high in the Lone Star State as they look to 2016.

Cruz leads a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released on Monday looking at the possible Republican presidential field in 2016. Cruz takes 25 percent of Texas Republicans followed by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in second with 13 percent and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in third with 11 percent.

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Ron Paul's Group Swats at Marco Rubio's Immigration Reform Bill

With three of the leading Republican presidential possibilities sitting in the U.S. Senate, theres high drama in the GOP ranks as Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida tries to pass his immigration reform bill -- and how possible fellow 2016 hopefuls Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky react to the final bill.

A group affiliated with Pauls father came out swinging against the bill on Sunday. The Campaign for Liberty, associated with former Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, bashed the immigration reform bill -- but not on immigration.

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