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Republicans, Beware Medicaid Expansion-Confused Neal Dunn in CD 2

December 9, 2015 - 10:00am

As a concerned citizen and North Florida voter, I attended the Capital City Republican Club Dec. 2 to hear Dr. Neal Dunn make his case for why Republicans ought to support him over his primary opponent, Tallahassee attorney Mary Thomas

Both are running to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham. Thomas has repeatedly claimed to be “the only candidate in this race who wants to fully repeal Obamacare.”

Justice Summit V Ready to Tackle Pressing Florida Criminal Justice Issues

December 8, 2015 - 9:45pm

Criminal justice issues have dominated our headlines for many months.  Not just about terrorism, but also about suspects who have mental health issues. 

Floridians Have Historic Opportunity to Control Their Government

December 8, 2015 - 3:45pm

While virtually every Floridian has some interaction with state government,‭ ‬it is easy for the average citizen to feel distanced from the political process of Tallahassee.‭ ‬And it can be easy for our elected leaders to feel distanced from their constituents if they do not regularly hear from the voters.

But every Floridian has a unique opportunity to share suggestions on how to make their state government more efficient and effective.

A Long, Hard War Against ISIS

December 8, 2015 - 10:45am

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., took to the Senate floor and spoke on Islamic State terrorism, including the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. His speech was as follows:

Defending Our Constitutions

December 4, 2015 - 11:15am

‭“ ‬I do solemnly swear‭ (‬or affirm‭) ‬that I will support,‭ ‬protect,‭ ‬and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States and of the State of‭  ‬Florida…So help me God.‭” ‬Article II Section‭ ‬5‭ ‬Constitution of the State of Florida.‭ 

A Conservative Vision for America

December 3, 2015 - 2:30pm

On Thursday, new U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., spoke at the Library of Congress and offered his vision for America.

Resurgent Taliban, Emerging Presence of ISIL Underscores Need for Administration to Reassess Current Afghanistan Strategy

December 3, 2015 - 9:30am

The U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee held a hearing on “Assessing the President’s Strategy in Afghanistan” on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the subcommittee, opened the hearing with the following statement:

Florida Supreme Court Decision on Congressional Redistricting Hurts Minority Representation

December 2, 2015 - 5:00pm

Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the state of Florida is just what I expected because the entire process has been tainted from the very beginning. Beyond a doubt, today’s ruling and the proposed congressional map is a direct attack on minority voters and a clear example of voter retrogression and disenfranchisement.  As a response, and in accordance with the 1965 Voting Rights Act, I have filed a federal lawsuit to repeal the proposed congressional map. 

Extend Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act for More Security

December 1, 2015 - 10:15am

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., took to the Senate floor to make the following speech on national security and data collection:

U.S. Should Secure its Border, Create Safe Zones for Syrian Refugees

November 30, 2015 - 2:00pm

Referring to ISIS,‭ ‬President Obama made the following claims mere hours before the horrific terrorist attacks took place in Paris,‭ ‬France:‭ "‬I don't think they're gaining strength.‭ ‬What is true is that‭ ‬from the start,‭ ‬our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them.‭ ‬They have not gained ground in Iraq,‭ ‬and in Syria they'll come in,‭ ‬they'll leave,‭ ‬but you don't see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.‭"  ‬Flippantly,‭ ‬the president also referred to ISIS as a‭ “‬JV team,‭” ‬quipping that if ISIS were to‭ “‬put on Lakers uniform,‭ ‬that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.‭”

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