The American Conservative Union announced Thursday that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will be a featured speaker at CPAC 2012 – the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists will be Thursday, Feb. 9, to Saturday, Feb. 11, in Washington, D.C. The newly re-elected Jindal had his second-term inauguration this week, following a landslide victory last fall where he swept nearly 70 percent of the Pelican State vote. This will be his first appearance at CPAC.
Below, from Data.com
, is a list of the wealthiest 30 counties by average income in the country. Twenty-two of the 30 voted Democrat in the last presidential election.
Debunks the Republicans being the party of the rich, don't you think?New York, N.Y. $120,790 DEMOCRAT.Loving, Texas $99,593.Pitkin, Colo. $93,465 DEMOCRAT.
A striking first for Florida? In this list of the top five fundraisers at the start of 2012, the top two are women.
Who are the top five fundraisers in the Florida House of Representatives for the 2012 election? As of the start of the year, here they are:
1 Will Weatherford (R) HD61 $397,150
2 Dana Young (R) HD57 $248,324
3 Chris Dorworth (R) HD34 $220,095
4 Matt Hudson (R) HD101 $192,613
5 Daniel Davis (R) HD13 $189,133
The House Ethics Committee has voted not to conduct a full-scale investigation into allegations that Rep. Alcee Hastings sexually harassed a former aide and retaliated against her when she complained about his actions, but a federal civil lawsuit over the case is still pending.
According to Politico.com, Jo Bonner, R-Ala., and Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., the chairman and ranking member of the Ethics Committee, issued a statement Wednesday, saying they will continue to review the Hastings case, although there will be no formal probe of the Florida Democrat at this time.
Our condolences to Occupy West Palm Beach.
Perhaps the smallest and soggiest arm of the national Occupy Wall Street movement got unceremoniously bounced from its home on a patch of government land in downtown West Palm Beach. And why? Because a different kind of circus -- a school for trapeze artists called The Trapeze Experience -- wanted its comfy green digs to entertain and train city folks.
CORRECTED TO ADD MORE FLORIDA UNIVERSITIES: The state university system in Florida has long insisted that its tuition schedules are among the best value for a student's higher education dollar in the country, justifying further increases. On Tuesday, a venerable annual survey backed up that claim.
An organization of foreign investors announced in a survey released Sunday that the United States will remain the top choice of most global commercial real estate investors in 2012, even though it's lost ground to No. 2 Brazil.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on Friday issued the following Call to the 2012 Republican National Convention:
"On behalf of the Republican National Committee, I am proud to officially issue the Call to the 2012 Convention. The Call is an invitation to the Republican voters of America to participate in our party's process for nominating our candidates for president and vice president by selecting delegates to the Republican National Convention to be held in August at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa Bay, Fla.
Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday four staff changes within his administration, all of which become effective in January.
Bonnie Hazleton has been appointed director of the Office of Open Government, Tom Doughty will join the executive office of the governor as director of information technology, and Mike Dew and Julie Roberts have been promoted within the governor’s office of external affairs.