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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • Senate majority bashes Scott’s high-speed rail scuttling

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A majority of the Florida Senate sent a letter to U.S. Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday, blasting Gov. Rick Scott's decision to scuttle the state's $2.7 billion high speed rail plan and pleading for more time. “This project would...
  • 2010 Census shows many political winners and losers

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's political maps have outgrown their usefulness from Central Florida through the Treasure Coast and Republican hotbed of Fort Myers, according to just-released U.S. Census data. Congressional, state House and Senate districts...
  • Pro Football: Was that the last Super Bowl?

     
    And you thought the Wisconsin labor union battle was tough. Wait until there's no Super Bowl -- uh, make that Super Bowl XLVI -- next year. Somewhat lost in this hectic news week has been the breakdown in talks over......
  • Abortion. Again. Still. Always?

     
    Curious, isn't it? Conservatives in the "tea party" and beyond are ardently committed to undoing the healthcare law that passed Congress and was signed into law by President Obama about a year ago. Watch out, they warn! It comes between......
  • The latest fight over federal tax dollars and abortion

     
    The tussle over the House GOP proposal to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood overlooks an inconvenient truth: Even if Planned Parenthood received zero federal dollars, every taxpayer would still be subsidizing abortions. That's not because doctors who...
  • Browning, Gaetz, cut an early-voting deal

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Senate leaders plan to amend a controversial elections bill to shrink Florida’s 14-day window for early voting to eight days but allow most counties the option of keeping the polls open longer hours. Early voting locations...
  • Weinergate: A curious scandal

     
    Congressman Anthony Weiner's salacious Twitter scandal, in which a lewd photo was allegedly tweeted from his account by a hacker to a female college student, has juiced up an otherwise slow news week with adolescent headlines. Plus, people love to......
  • Grassroots groups says 21 Dems are champions of middle class

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Three grassroots groups — Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes — named 21 Democrats as “Champions of Florida's Middle Class,” Thursday. “In an environment where virtually every issue of...
  • Boca Raton redistricting hearing packed; many angry at Legislature

     
    BOCA RATON ??? Dozens of South Floridians turned out Tuesday to blast the way the Florida Legislature is going about crafting new districts for the state House, state Senate, and Congress. ???It???s a disgrace,??? said Joyce Salomon of Coral Springs.........
  • Chinese dissident Chen appeals to Congress for U.S. help

     
    Capitol Hill hearings are often tedious, but that wasn’t the case Thursday when Bob Fu dramatically put Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng on speaker phone for all to hear first hand of his plight. Speaking from his hospital room in Beijing, the...
  • Trayvon Martin death: How did Stand Your Ground pass Senate 39-0?

     
    Thirty-nine yeas, zero nays. Hard to believe that such a bad bill could have been approved unanimously, but it was. When the so-called Stand Your Ground bill went to a vote in the Florida Senate on March 25, 2005, the......