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  • A race to the bottom on concealed-carry gun laws

    A race to the bottom on concealed-carry gun laws
    When 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner brought a loaded Glock 19 with a 33-round ammunition magazine to a Tucson grocery store parking lot in January, he broke the law only when he opened fire on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others at her constituent event....
  • House panel subpoenas White House over Solyndra

    House panel subpoenas White House over Solyndra
    A House panel voted Thursday to subpoena the White House for documents related to the solar energy company Solyndra. The House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on oversight and investigations voted 14 to 9 in favor of issuing the subpoenas...
  • Stearns to lead Florida Republicans

     
    WASHINGTON — Veteran lawmaker U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns of Ocala has been picked to lead the delegation of Florida Republicans in the next session of Congress, his office announced Wednesday. The title is mostly honorary, but it certainly doesn't hurt...
  • Florida’s eclectic congressional delegation gets to work

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau   WASHINGTON — Can the Florida members of Congress find a way to get along? After a bruising campaign marked by attack ads and charges of extremism, Sen.-elect Marco Rubio and seven new House members will be...
  • On debt reduction, it’s tough to get straight answers

     
    Today's column is all about debt and deficit-reduction. I've been harping on members of Congress who have raised the debt ceiling for the past five years. In summary: Republicans jacked up deficit spending when they ran the show. Democrats did the same....
  • The never-ending Florida rail battle

     
    WASHINGTON — High-speed rail may be dead and buried in Florida, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgotten. At a Thursday breakfast meeting of Florida’s congressional delegation — held in honor of a visiting Gov. Rick Scott —...
  • Scott visits DC to see ‘old friends’ and testify

     
    WASHINGTON — Gov. Rick Scott will land tonight in the nation’s capitol for a brief visit that includes a Thursday morning meeting with Florida’s congressional delegation and an appearance before a House panel on prescription drugs; a...
  • House oversight panel considers subpoena in Solyndra loan guarantee investigation

     
    Solyndra Inc., the Fremont, Calif., solar company known for its cylindrical panels, is causing a tussle in the nation's capital. A House panel is investigating why the Obama administration handed a $535-million loan guarantee to the company, a...
  • Solyndra: House committee grills officials over failed solar firm

     
    A congressional investigative committee on Wednesday grilled officials from two agencies that backed a $535-million loan package to failed Northern California solar panel manufacturer Solyndra....
  • Lawmakers want to question Solyndra investors about its collapse

     
    Solyndra: Two Democratic lawmakers want to question Solyndra investors about the solar company's collapse....
  • Rep. Cliff Stearns’ attacks against Planned Parenthood

     
    This may seem like a surprise to many of our readers, but here in the United States, abortions are legal. In fact, abortions have been legal for almost four decades. Just check your history books for the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade. The...