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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • Lawmakers make rounds on talks shows on Trayvon Martin

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are making the rounds on national news channels to discuss the Trayvon Martin House Democratic Leader Designate Perry Thurston appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell last night to talk about Gov....
  • Senate Dem Smith creating stand-your-ground task force

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With the fervor surrounding the Trayvon Martin case and the stand-your-ground law reaching a tipping point, Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, announced Tuesday that he has formed his own task force to study the impact of the law. &#...
  • Wednesday Morning Reads: Elections, task forces and schools

     
    TALLAHASSEE– Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday edition of the morning reads. Here are the top five stories we're reading this morning. * Buddy Dyer won a third term as mayor of Orlando last night, the Orlando Sentinel reports. * The Sun-...
  • NAACP objects to court-ordered ‘dismantling’ of minority Senate seats

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Much as it has since the beginning, the legal mandate to preserve minority political districts is going to play a central role in the court fight over the Florida Legislature's once-a-decade redistricting process. The Florida Supreme...
  • Monday Morning Reads:Courts, guns and lawyers

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Monday. Apologies for the late post, so without further fanfare, here are the top five stories we're reading this morning. * SunRail could create 100,000 jobs over time, the Orlando Sentinel writes. * The Trayvon...
  • Human rights activists doubt China will protect Chen Guangcheng

     
    Human rights activists cast doubt Wednesday on whether China would hold to its assurances to protect escaped dissident Chen Guangcheng, worried for his safety after his departure from the U.S. Embassy....
  • LG Carroll: ‘Mischaracterization’ to say task force is unbalanced

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll kicked off the first meeting of Gov. Rick Scott's public safety task force on the defense. “It is a mischaracterization for anyone to presume this task force is not balanced,” Carroll said....
  • 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...
  • Central Florida is ‘Ground Zero’ for legislative races

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Central Florida can now officially gird itself for a campaign-season, paid-media bloodbath. Friday was the deadline for state and federal candidates to file their qualifying paperwork, and the Metro Orlando region is poised to host the...
  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...
  • Palm Beach County's 5 hottest political races

     
    Democrats and Republicans, political operatives and elected officials, Broward and Palm Beach county residents all agree: In the South Florida battleground of white-hot 2012 election contests, none is hotter than the showdown between two incumbent state...