Articles in Category: 'Bill Posey'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 15, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Barbara Watson appears headed to Tallahassee. The former Miami Gardens vice mayor was behind Sharon Pritchett in initial returns from the special election held last week for the House seat vacated by Oscar Braynon.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: February 15, 2011 3:55 PM
 

Though flat, the Obama administration's $18.7 billion NASA budget is "good news for Florida and the nation," says Space Florida chief Frank DiBello.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: February 9, 2011 3:55 AM

Florida's Republican delegation is sparring over the GOP's proposed $32 billion in cuts to the current federal budget, while taking political fire from the left and right.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 25, 2011 3:55 AM

As opponents of abortion took part in the annual March for Life in Washington on Monday to mark the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, religious and political leaders from across Florida vowed to continue the fight against it.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 19, 2011 3:55 AM

The new Republican majority in the U.S. House will vote Wednesday whether to repeal the health care law passed last year with the support of President Barack Obama. Florida’s congressional delegation is expected to mirror Congress as a whole and divide on partisan lines, with Republicans voting to repeal and Democrats voting to keep it in place.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 14, 2011 3:55 AM

Florida’s political leaders are continuing to pressure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), hoping that more than half of the state will be declared as a disaster area due to the inclement weather.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 31, 2010 4:05 AM
 

The jockeying continues to see who will be the next chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Former RPOF Chairman Tom Slade endorsed former Rep. Dave Bitner this week, praising the current Jefferson County RPOF committeeman for his commitment to conservative values.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 17, 2010 7:30 AM

After stalling in the afternoon, the U.S. House voted just after midnight Friday to extend tax cuts initially backed by George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003 for all Americans. The bill, which also extends jobless benefits, now moves to President Barack Obama’s desk.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: December 6, 2010 12:50 PM
 

Sen. George LeMieux, who led the pre-election opposition to extending unemployment benefits, has done an about-face before Christmas. Now he's blaming Democrats for failing to deliver.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 3, 2010 8:00 AM

While negotiations continued to extend all tax cuts supported by President George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003, the U.S. House extended some of those cuts Thursday. The measure passed with 234 votes, 188 congressmen opposing it.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 15, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Ahead by double digits in the polls, former House Speaker Marco Rubio, the Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate race, is about to get some help from a prominent Washington conservative -- Gary Bauer, best known for his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 and for leading the Family Research Council during the 1990s.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: October 1, 2010 4:05 AM

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that will add one more space shuttle launch and fund the development of commercial and heavy-lift rockets, but it won’t save the jobs of more than 1,000 shuttle workers scheduled to be laid off Friday.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: September 30, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Alan Grayson rode into Congress in 2008 with searing, vitriolic attacks on the Bush administration and Capitol Hill Republicans.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: September 28, 2010 4:05 AM

More than 1,000 space-related workers are scheduled to be let go Friday in the first round of layoffs related to the imminent demise of the space shuttle program.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: September 25, 2010 4:05 AM
 

With Congress abandoning plans to vote on taxes before Election Day, the clock is ticking toward Dec. 31 and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: September 23, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Thursday marks the six-month anniversary of President Barack Obama’s signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and congressional Republicans are taking advantage of the opportunity to decry the legislation that has revitalized their base ahead of the midterm elections.
 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 27, 2010 12:30 AM
 

A member of Florida’s congressional delegation and a conservative Florida think tank say the largest federal financial regulation reform act proposed since the Great Depression doesn’t fix the problems that created the current recession.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: August 20, 2010 4:05 AM
 

While the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq elicited cheers from war-weary Americans Thursday, the exit strategy drew fire from Florida Republican congressional candidate Allen West.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: August 18, 2010 4:05 AM
 

If the 2010 midterm elections are all about jobs, jobs, jobs, then the race for Florida's 15th Congressional District is about space, space, space.

 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 11, 2010 12:32 AM
 
Florida’s regional workforce boards want to put young people to work this summer in temporary employment programs.

But they might need to go without a critical injection of extra federal funds, and at least three agencies are considering scaling back or abandoning the programs that put cash in

 
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