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Ringling Bros Circus: The End of an Era

March 29, 2017 - 2:45pm

From ring to ring, you have entertained. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. You have invited us in to witness and be a part of the Greatest Show on Earth.

Aramis Ayala Should Do Her Job or Leave

March 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

Regardless of the profession, if an individual cannot or will not perform their duties, then they must vacate that position.  Such is the case with State Attorney Aramis Ayala who refuses to pursue any death penalty cases while in office.  In particular, Ayala refused to seek the death penalty for Markeith Loyd who is accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon and murdering of Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton.  

Tear Down the Wall and Let the Free Market In

March 29, 2017 - 10:30am

ABC Fine Wine & Liquors, Florida’s largest alcohol retail chain, struck a deal last year with a mobile app service to start offering one-hour alcohol delivery with the click of a smartphone. 

Montenegro Should Be Included in NATO

March 28, 2017 - 8:30am

Ahead of the U.S. Senate’s procedural vote to consider the Montenegro Treaty, Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke on the Senate floor on Monday  and urged his colleagues to support the accession of Montenegro to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Last week, Rubio met with Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic and reiterated his support for the country to join NATO, which will help counter Russian aggression in Eastern Europe. Rubio’s remarks are below:

Florida Conservatives Should Back Rejection of the Death Penalty

March 27, 2017 - 3:00pm

As a conservative who holds governments accountable for a living, I support Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s announcement to suspend the death penalty’s use. Our political beliefs may differ, but when it comes to capital punishment, the State Attorney and I are in perfect alignment.

Your Voice Matters in This Fight

March 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

On this day, seven years ago, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. I did not have the chance to vote for it then, but today, I will vote to protect the progress it has achieved.

Florida Legislature Must Act to Protect Florida’s Small Businesses

March 23, 2017 - 8:30am

A Florida couple lost their successful franchise business after a large international corporation abruptly shut them down in 2011. After investing tens of thousands of dollars into their franchise business and becoming one of the most successful in the Tampa area, the couple was stripped of their business and left with no recourse against the giant international corporation.

Medical Cannabis Research Promises Future Answers for Floridians

March 22, 2017 - 8:15am

The Florida Legislature is continuing to grapple with the issue of implementing Amendment 2 on medical marijuana.

Congress Must Pass AHCA to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

March 21, 2017 - 1:15pm

This month marks seven long and daunting years since Obamacare was signed into the law. 

Obamacare Repeal vs. Reality

March 22, 2017 - 6:00am

The attempt by House Speaker Paul Ryan and other powerful Republicans to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) has run into a buzz saw of opposition from both sides. Most proponents of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) concede that the Act is “not perfect.” But there is “political reality” to consider—what can make it through the congressional sausage-making machine? Already Congress is telling us the most important consideration for them: staying in power.

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