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Border Security, Obamacare Alternative and Tax Reform Make Up 'Compact With Congress'

September 28, 2015 - 5:45pm

U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the congressional leadership as senior deputy majority whip, announced Friday he will run to become majority whip now that current U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., is looking to become House majority leader.

NAS Jax Marks 75th Anniversary

September 22, 2015 - 2:00pm

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax), U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, included the following in the Congressional Record on Tuesday:

Civility is Just Another Talking Point for Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Alan Grayson

September 21, 2015 - 3:15pm
Taylor Budowich

Civility and calls for civil discourse have long been talking points for the Democrats. Their hypocrisy, however, has been pronounced.  For evidence, Floridians need to look no further than Alan Grayson, the “king of outrageous statements” and the Democrats’ front-runner in the 2016 U.S. Senate race.

Jewish and African-American Communities Should Join to Oust Debbie Wasserman Schultz

September 11, 2015 - 4:15pm

It’s time. In fact, it's past time.

Debbie needs to go.  President Obama should have replaced her already as DNC chair, but since he hasn’t, it's up to the Jewish community and the African-American community to get the job done.

She is no longer fit to hold that congressional seat, and between the two communities, we can take it away from her. A message should be sent to DWS, and really, others, who think they have taken up permanent residence in Washington, D.C.

That message is: We put you in, and we can take you out.

Utility Relocation Legislation Deserves Another Shot

September 4, 2015 - 7:30pm

It has come to my attention that some cities have been expressing concern in reference to SB 896/HB "Road391, utility relocation legislation of the 2015 session, and its potential impact on our local governments. The bill is likely to return again in 2016.

Hillary’s Problem Isn’t Personal Email, It’s Her Personal Email Server

September 2, 2015 - 10:15pm

Over the last several months we’ve heard the continuing refrain from Hillary Clinton and her campaign that she has “never received or sent any classified emails.”

And the mainstream press continues to recite that chorus as if that’s the operative question surrounding the bizarre case of Hillary having used a personal email account while she was secretary of state.

History Says Trump Unlikely to Win the Nomination

August 31, 2015 - 1:00pm

The fact that Donald Trump is currently leading in national polls in the Republican race for president is interesting -- but hardly a predictor of the outcome of the election. In fact, based on the recent history of presidential elections, it is not likely Trump will be the Republican nominee.

Iran Deal Imperils Our Energy and National Security

August 30, 2015 - 7:15pm

Those of us who make it a point to stay up-to-date on foreign affairs took great interest in last month’s Iran deal aimed at stopping the volatile country from developing nuclear weapons.

Breaking the Cycle of Generational Poverty

August 26, 2015 - 3:30pm

On the opening day of the 2014 session in the Florida House of Representatives, then-Speaker of the House Will Weatherford spoke at length about an issue that few leaders in government talk about -- generational poverty. During his remarks, Speaker Weatherford noted, “There will always be poverty -- the kind that results from temporary setbacks: job loss, foreclosures, or unexpected challenges … but there’s a far greater and more dramatic problem for some of our Floridians. They’re stuck in generational poverty -- the persistent, year after year oppression and hopelessness that starts with grandparents, is passed on to parents and continues to their children.”

Jeb Has Nothing to Apologize for -- Education Matters

August 25, 2015 - 8:15pm

The issue of education, as expected, has been inserted into the presidential campaign. Not surprisingly, some candidates prefer to focus on how states should avoid accountability for the continued failure of our students, while raising the boogeyman of 'Common Core' as a term rather than the reality of higher standards and expectations developed by states. 

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