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Obama Changes Cuba Visitation Policy

January 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

President Barack Obama lifted travel restrictions to Communist Cuba Friday, igniting fierce opposition from Florida Republicans.

Political Bits and Pieces

January 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

While the RNC met in Washington Friday to determine who would be its next leader and the RPOF convenes this weekend in Orlando to determine who will replace outgoing chairman Sen. John Thrasher of Jacksonville, former Gov. Jeb Bush kicked off the Hispanic Action Network to help the GOP reach out to those voters.

Florida Leaders Keep Pounding USDA for Disaster Declaration

January 12, 2011 - 6:00pm

Floridas political leaders are continuing to pressure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), hoping that more than half of the state will be declared as a disaster area due to the inclement weather.

Presidential Derby

January 12, 2011 - 6:00pm

While some social conservatives continue to grumble about the gay rights group GOProud, itwill be included at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) event due to be held in Washington, D.C., from Feb. 10-12, which will be packed with potential Republican presidential candidates.

Vern Buchanan Pushing Balanced Budget Amendment

January 12, 2011 - 6:00pm

While the new Congress has only been in session for little more than a week, Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is off to a fast start.

Florida's First Generation of African-American Political Leaders

January 11, 2011 - 6:00pm

When Jennifer Carroll was sworn in as Floridas 18th lieutenant governor, she became the first African-American in the states history to hold that position. But while the likes of Carroll and former U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek are trailblazers, they are also following in the footsteps of a generation of African-American leaders who shaped Florida greatly in the turbulent and often chaotic years that followed the Civil War.

Tom Rooney Focuses on Federal Spending

January 11, 2011 - 6:00pm

As he starts his second term in Congress, Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney is increasingly visible as he focuses on federal spending.

New Party Boss Rod Smith Shares His Vision With House Dem Caucus

January 10, 2011 - 6:00pm

Newly elected Chairman Rod Smith of the Florida Democratic Party spoke to the House Democratic caucus on Tuesday to outline his vision of where the party is headed.

New Poll Finds Mike Huckabee Leads 2012 GOP Pack in Iowa

January 10, 2011 - 6:00pm

Public Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with connections to national Democrats, released a new poll Tuesday that showedformer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who moved to the Sunshine State last year, is the favorite to win the Iowa caucus if he decides to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

Political Bits and Pieces

January 9, 2011 - 6:00pm

As the battle to become the next chairman of the Republican Party of Florida enters its final week, candidates angling for the post continue to unveil endorsements.

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