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  • Komen backlash: Public turns fury on vice president Karen Handel

     
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been embroiled in controversy this week over its decision to yank Planned Parenthood's funding, and then its subsequent decision to reverse course. Many blame the original move on Karen Handel,...
  • ‘Run the pigs out of the trough’ ran Cliff Stearns out of Washington

     
    By far the biggest primary night upset in Florida was the loss of 12-term U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, to a large-animal veterinarian named Ted Yoho. As of July 25, he had just $129,000 in cash — compared to Stearns' $2 million. But what the...
  • Stearns’ defeat will shake up Florida congressional delegation

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida Congressman Cliff Stearns conceded defeat on Wednesday after a very close primary election — a big surprise sure to shake up the state’s congressional delegation. His departure...
  • AFP/Florida releases Florida congressional ratings

     
    Americans for Prosperity/Florida has released its 2012 rankings of the Florida congressional delegation. Not a lot of surprises — Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross of Lakeland each get an A+, while locally former U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, R-...
  • Crist names LeMieux to U.S. Senate

    Crist names LeMieux to U.S. Senate
    Turning away more seasoned candidates, Gov. Charlie Crist took a political gamble Friday and named his closest confidant and self-described campaign "maestro" to the U.S. Senate: Fort Lauderdale native George LeMieux. The decision trigged charges of...
  • Gov. Crist picks George LeMieux to replace Mel Martinez as Florida's senator

    Gov. Crist picks George LeMieux to replace Mel Martinez as Florida's senator
    TALLAHASSEE -- Broward County native George LeMieux will be the newest United States senator, Gov. Charlie Crist announced today. In naming Lemieux, 40, for the rare Senate appointment, Crist chose his closest and most loyal adviser and political guru....
  • Fair districts? Parties unite in opposition

    Like cats and dogs, Florida politicians from opposing parties rarely play nicely. They scratch, claw and hiss at each other, simply because it's in their DNA. That's why it's strange to see so many ideological opponents embracing each other nowadays. We...
  • McCollum wants to keep us in the dark

    In today's edition of the Friday Files, we're celebrating adoptive parents and chastising politicians who want to keep secrets from you. And we've thrown in everything from coyotes to Big Oil sycophants, just to keep things interesting. Let's start...
  • Look at what else Congress is up to . . .

    You know, it's not all health care in Washington nowadays. In tracking down the goings-on of your local congressional reps, I found that they've also been wrestling over everything from higher credit-card rates for you to higher salaries for themselves....
  • Florida's congressional delegation faces tough task in working together

    Florida's congressional delegation faces tough task in working together
    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 sworn into office Wednesday to join a Florida delegation...
  • Fannie and Freddie, hardball experts

     
    by Frank James If you want to read a disturbing tale of how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac used their clout in Washington to try to brush back their critics like pitchers throwing at the heads of batters, check out......