Articles in Category: 'Republicans'

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 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 

While the jury may be out on whether U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan will enter what could be an increasingly crowded Republican primary field to take on U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012, the Florida congressman has raised his profile significantly in recent weeks.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 2, 2010 4:05 AM

The U.S. Senate failed to extend benefits Tuesday for thousands of Americans nearing the end of their unemployment checks.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 1, 2010 4:05 AM
 

While Gov. Rick Perry of Texas continues to insist he has no interest in running for the Republican presidential nomination, insiders in the Lone Star State aren’t buying it.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: December 1, 2010 4:05 AM

Some members of the incoming class of Republican congressmen are so frugal that they will sleep in their Capitol Hill offices.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: November 30, 2010 11:00 AM
 
In a bid to become the "tea party of the center," a group of moderate Republicans and Democrats has launched a "No Labels" movement.
 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: November 19, 2010 4:05 AM

The highly contentious teacher merit pay proposal that was shot down by Gov. Charlie Crist last spring has re-emerged, but with some preliminary concessions to teachers and also perhaps to Gov.-elect Rick Scott, who -- as the father of a special education teacher -- voiced concerns about the proposal’s fairness to some educators.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 16, 2010 4:05 AM
 
With 40 new members taking their seats as the House convenes for a special session on Tuesday, incoming Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, named committee chairs on Monday morning, adding to his leadership team.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 13, 2010 4:05 AM
 
On Friday, incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, continued to name members of his leadership team -- tapping Sen. Evelyn Lynn, R-Ormond Beach, to serve as Republican conference chair and appointing two newly elected Republicans, Sen. Anitere Flores of Miami and Sen. David Simmons of Altamonte Springs, to serve as majority whips.
 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: November 13, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Liberal Democrats show no signs of reading their washout at the polls as a reason to shift to the center. President Obama told "60 Minutes" his only mistake was he passed some major legislation, but he didn't focus enough on the messy "how" -- as in "how it's risky to pass an Obamacare bill that a majority says it doesn't want."
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 12, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Most serious presidential candidates win their last general election before taking aim at the White House. But former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania is eschewing conventional wisdom as he prepares to launch a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 12, 2010 4:05 AM
 

For political junkies of a certain age, it was a given that the House of Representatives would always be controlled by Democrats. They won the chamber in 1954 and held on for 40 years -- more than twice as long as any party in American history had before.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 11, 2010 4:05 AM
A day after naming Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, as president pro tempore and Sen. Andy Gardner, R-Orlando, as majority leader, incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, named three more members of his leadership team.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 10, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, named his leadership team Tuesday -- tapping Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, as president pro tempore, while Sen. Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, was selected to serve as Republican leader.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 9, 2010 4:05 AM
 
As he continues his campaign against U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to become the next chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fifth ranking member of the GOP leadership in the U.S. House, Sunshine State Republican Connie Mack, touched on immigration on Monday.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 9, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Let's try to put some metrics on last Tuesday's historic election. Two years ago, the popular vote for House of Representatives was 54 percent Democratic and 43 percent Republican. That may sound close, but in historic perspective it's a landslide. Democrats didn't win the House popular vote in the South, as they did from the 1870s up through 1992. But they won a larger percentage in the 36 non-Southern states than -- well, as far as I can tell, than ever before.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 8, 2010 4:05 AM
 
WASHINGTON -- When Alexander Pope was on his deathbed, his doctor assured him that his breathing, pulse and other vital signs were improving. "Here I am," Pope said to a friend, "dying of a hundred good symptoms."
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: November 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Senate President-elect Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, will have his hands full in the coming legislative session, making good on Republican promises to cut spending, create jobs, and tackle controversial bills dealing with teacher compensation, immigration and abortion.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 6, 2010 1:37 PM
 

Having routed the Democrats at the polls, the Republicans turned to incoming U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio Saturday to offer the Republican response to President Barack Obama‘s weekly radio address.

 
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By: David Royse News Service of Florida | Posted: November 6, 2010 4:05 AM

A red tide swept over Florida and most of the nation this week as Republicans romped in an Election Day repudiation of Washington that trickled down to Tallahassee, leaving Democrats singing the blues.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: November 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Now that most of the dust has settled from Tuesday's midterm elections, Congress is starting to deal with issues that face Congress' two-legged, lame-duck session. The Reid/Pelosi-led Congress has scheduled the first leg of the lame-duck session to convene Nov. 15; the second leg will convene Nov. 29. The lame-duck session has so much legislation to consider, it’s hard to know where to begin.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 4, 2010 3:30 PM
 

With Republicans controlling the U.S. House after the elections Tuesday, the infighting has begun with congressional leaders jockeying for position -- including a Florida Republican looking to move up in the ranks.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: November 3, 2010 4:31 AM
 
At 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, with 160,000 votes still to be counted in Palm Beach County and Republican outsider Rick Scott ahead of Democrat Alex Sink by 110,000 votes, Sunshine State News called the gubernatorial race for Scott.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 3, 2010 1:00 AM
 

Republicans won control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday -- with a helping hand from Florida voters.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 2, 2010 4:05 AM

With a flurry of new polls showing the gubernatorial race extremely close, state CFO and Democratic candidate Alex Sink and Republican nominee businessman Rick Scott crossed the state Monday, beating the drums to rally their supporters to the polls.

 
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By: David Royse News Service of Florida | Posted: November 2, 2010 8:05 AM
Overshadowed by a razor-tight governor’s race and a three-way contest for an open U.S. Senate seat, several Florida congressional races are being eyed closely by national political watchers for having the potential to determine who controls Congress.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 30, 2010 4:20 PM
 

Gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott, at a tea party event Saturday, led a parade of Republican and conservative candidates -- including a possible 2012 presidential hopeful -- in making one last pitch to conservative Floridians to get out the vote on Election Day.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: October 30, 2010 4:05 AM
 
GREENWICH, Conn. -- It has been said that American politics and professional wrestling share a paucity of honest emotions. But Linda McMahon, who as CEO built World Wrestling Entertainment into a billion-dollar company, might think comparing wrestling to politics insults wrestling. As she seeks the Senate seat being vacated by Chris Dodd, she says the honesty deficit concerns not emotions but facts.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 30, 2010 4:05 AM
 

As the clock continues to count down toward the end of the election, candidates crossed Florida at a maddening pace on Friday trying to get supporters out to the polls.

 
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