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All Aboard Florida Still Hasn't Addressed Rail Project's Safety Failings

April 21, 2016 - 1:45pm

From its inception, Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE) has believed that threats to public safety are among the most concerning aspects of the proposed All Aboard Florida (AAF) passenger rail project and related increases in freight rail.

Privileged Patrick Murphy Replenishes Daddy’s Cash Stash

April 15, 2016 - 4:15pm

Patrick Murphy's Super PAC is out with its latest quarterly finance report, and - surprise, surprise - the vast majority of its haul came from Dear Old Daddy Murphy:

Honoring Freedom Fighters on 55th Anniversary of Bay of Pigs

April 15, 2016 - 9:45am

Sunday marks the 55th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs effort to remove Fidel Castro and the communist regime from power in Cuba. On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to the Senate floor to honor the men who tried to overthrow Castro. His remarks are as follows:

Obama’s Budget Request Doesn’t Match U.S. Objectives for Middle East and North Africa

April 14, 2016 - 11:45am

From her perch as chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., held a hearing on Wednesday on Assessing President Obama’s Middle East and North Africa FY 2017 Budget Request.” Her opening statement is below:

We’re here today to discuss the president’s FY17 budget request for the Middle East and North Africa region.

Todd Wilcox Should Sign Term Limits Pledge

April 14, 2016 - 8:45am

Nick Tomboulides, the executive director of U.S. Term Limits, offered the following response to an open letter to him from U.S. Senate hopeful Todd Wilcox about a term limits pledge:

I don’t know U.S.‭ ‬Senate candidate Todd Wilcox,‭ ‬but he seems to be a patriot and man of integrity. My issue with Wilcox is not a personal one,‭ ‬but rather about his policy stance on term limits for members of Congress.

My Donald Trump Fantasy Cabinet-Pick Game

April 13, 2016 - 11:30pm

With recent comments by Donald Trump about who he’d consider being his running mate, it made me think about what a Trump Cabinet might look like if he selected only from his competitors.

An Open Letter to Nick Tomboulides on Term Limits Pledge

April 12, 2016 - 10:45am

On Tuesday, businessman and Army veteran Todd Wilcox, now running for the Republican nomination in Florida’s  U.S. Senate race, replied to Nick Tomboulides from US Term Limits who took aim at him in an email on Monday for refusing to sign his group’s term limits pledge. Wilcox’s response is included below followed by Toumboulides’ message:

I couldn't agree more with the principle on which US Term Limits was founded: citizen legislators, not career politicians.

Federal Zika Funding Must Be Used Only For Zika

April 11, 2016 - 9:45am

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., held a press conference and expressed his support for President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend $1.9 billion to battle Zika. Rubio stressed the funds should only be used to fight Zika.  
Rubio’s remarks were as follows:

U.S. Alliances With NATO, South Korea, Japan As Indispensable As Ever

April 7, 2016 - 9:45am

At a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stressed the importance of the U.S. commitments to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Japan and South Korea. Rubio said the following:

Get Florida’s Economy Truly Rolling By Bringing Small Businesses Back

April 5, 2016 - 4:45pm

A glance at the March jobs numbers released last week suggests that the national economy is doing fairly well. Over 200,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate was virtually unchanged at 5 percent.




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