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  • Palm Beach County congressmen split over proposed spending cuts

     
    To U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, the spending cuts put forward Tuesday afternoon in Congress are meaningless public relations. To U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, they're an important step forward. Here are their dueling statements -- in the order....
  • Government: Favoring cops over fighter planes and rocket ships

     
    The House debate over HR 1 -- the continuing resolution that would fund the government through Sept. 30 -- has been full of surprises, some of them good ones. Take, for instance, the vote Wednesday to eliminate the back-up engine......
  • Government: More deficit defenders

     
    The very first amendment offered to HR 1, a continuing resolution to fund government operations from March 5 through Sept. 30, was an itty-bitty cut to the ginormous sum ($516 billion, plus $158 billion for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq)......
  • Newt Gingrich to headline Palm Beach County Republican dinner

     
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a possible candidate for president, is the keynote speaker for the Palm Beach County Republican Party's Lincoln Day dinner. Gingrich was in Palm Beach County last month. Here's what he did and said. The county's......
  • It’s fixing to get ugly as Fla. Republicans press for spending cuts

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A dozen Florida Republicans led by Congressman Tom Rooney pressured Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson on Wednesday to vote for big spending cutbacks to rein in the federal deficit. They were talking...
  • Webster one of six Florida Republicans attacked by Dems on Medicare

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — National Democrats launched an ad campaign on Tuesday attacking six Florida Republicans who voted for a budget plan that would transform Medicare into something more like a voucher system. The ads...
  • 60-Plus Association sticks up for Webster’s Medicare vote

     
    During last year's campaign, Republicans Dan Webster and Sandy Adams of Orlando were the beneficiary of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of media — mostly TV ads — paid for by the 60-Plus Association, which bills itself as a conservative...
  • Realtors press congressional delegation for electronic short-sale marketplace

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Leaders of  the Florida Realtors urged members of Congress on Friday to pressure banks and other lenders to quickly accept “short sales” of homes to help prevent the spread of...
  • Floridians push hurricane-related tax breaks

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — At the start of hurricane season, South Florida members of Congress are promoting legislation to give tax breaks to homeowners and businesses to prepare for — or recover from — natural...
  • Debt ceiling callers burning up the congressional phone lines

     
    By William Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Phone lines to Capitol Hill were flooded on Tuesday when thousands of constituents called and e-mailed Florida members of Congress urging a resolution of debt-reduction talks before the nation...
  • Republican shot at Democrat Lois Frankel ends up hitting Republican Congressman Tom Rooney

     
    National Republicans fired a shot at Democratic congressional candidate Lois Frankel on Thursday ??? and the ricochet hit one of their own, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta. The campaign arm for Republicans in Congress demanded Frankel return a $5,000...