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July 14, 2017 - 2:30pm
I recently traveled to D.C. to fight for Florida as the U.S. Senate debated repealing and replacing Obamacare. For far too long, D.C. politicians have focused only on the grand bargain of repealing and replacing Obamacare, ignoring the opportunity to make incremental changes to get rid of the taxes and mandates and roll back the federal welfare state.
July 14, 2017 - 7:15am
From her perch as chairwoman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa,  U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., held a hearing on “America’s Interests in the Middle East and North Africa and the President’s FY2018 Budget Request” on Thursday. Her opening statement is below:
July 13, 2017 - 4:45pm
Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee chair and Rick Kriseman campaign supporter Susan McGrath has labeled the International People's Democratic Uhuru movement a terrorist organization.
July 12, 2017 - 8:30am
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, took to the Senate floor to call for democracy in Venezuela and taking aim at the Maduro regime. His fill speech is below: 
July 12, 2017 - 8:00am
South Miami City Hall and Mayor Philip A. Stoddard
At least in the past four decades, the tool of choice for elite Florida communities to keep the riff-raff out has been unaffordable housing.
July 12, 2017 - 7:00am
That quaking beneath your feet is from shock waves in Washington where tipping points are merging with other tipping points to create the Mother of All Tipping Points.
July 11, 2017 - 8:00am
Florida lawmakers could find themselves face to face with a familiar piece of legislation in the not-too-distant future -- and maybe the sooner the better.
July 10, 2017 - 5:45pm
By now, everyone knows about the threats of murder Evan Ross lodged against Julian Assange and Edward Snowden on Twitter.
July 11, 2017 - 6:00am
Tuesday marks the 250th birthday of John Quincy Adams who, during his tenure as President James Monroe’s secretary of State, led American negotiations with Spain to purchase Florida. 
July 10, 2017 - 7:00am
Were it not for the provision that Pat Toomey, the Pennsylvania Republican, put into the Senate's proposed health care reform, this legislation would be moderately important but hardly momentous. Toomey's provision, however, makes it this century's most significant domestic policy reform.
July 7, 2017 - 4:30pm
Visit Florida's successes are adding up. I hope you're not still doubting it.
July 5, 2017 - 7:00am
As the nation was preparing to celebrate its storied independence from the British crown, the president secured his place as history's greatest jester.
July 24, 2017 - 6:00am
Every 20 years the Florida Constitution requires the appointment of a Constitution Revision Commission.
July 4, 2017 - 6:00am
Rick Scott
Rick Scott hit the nail on the head last week when he vetoed House Bill 937, a glaring piece of hypocrisy that would have forced already
July 3, 2017 - 7:00am
Some American history museums belabor visitors with this message: You shall know the truth and it shall make you feel ashamed of, but oh-so-superior to, your wretched ancestors. The new Museum of the American Revolution is better than that. Located near Independence Hall, it celebrates the luminous ideas affirmed there 241 Julys ago, but it does not flinch from this fact: The war that began at Lexington and Concord 14 months before the Declaration of Independence was America's first civil war. And it had all the messiness and nastiness that always accompany protracted fratricide.
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