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  • At last, someone stands up to the filibuster bullies

     
    From Sunday's print column A Tribune editorial Friday predicted that in backing a rules change in the U.S. Senate to weaken the filibuster, President Barack Obama squandered "any prospect of finding bipartisan agreement on a legislative agenda." But you...
  • Steve Crisafulli officially tapped as next House Speaker

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Brevard Rep. Steve Crisafulli formally took the reins for departed and controversial ex-lawmaker Chris Dorworth on Monday when he was voted in as the Republicans' choice for House speaker after the 2014 elections. For the soft-spoken...
  • Thurston “not enthralled” with House health plan

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Democrats will no longer be held to their promise to vote as a bloc against the House budget, Democratic Leader Perry Thurston said Thursday. “Today, House Republican leaders have unveiled a bare-bones health coverage plan for...
  • Rubio has dinner at the White House

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, one of President Obama’s most persistent critics, joined him for dinner at the White House on Wednesday night to talk immigration, the budget and a wide range of other...
  • House releases Medicaid alternative plan

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House has released its new Medicaid alternative plan, a low-cost insurance plan designed to cover low income individuals who don't currently qualify for Medicaid. The plan is available here. The Florida Health Choices...
  • Democrats raised cash liberally from Allied groups

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Normally, Republicans rule the roost when it comes to collecting campaign-coin in the Capitol. But an Orlando Sentinel analysis of the campaign-finance data reveals that the Florida Democratic Party, candidates for statewide office,...
  • Dent Comes Through

     
    U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent called me last week to assure me that he and House Speaker John Boehner would not support letting the U.S. default on its debt. He was responding in part to a blog post in which I......
  • RPOF: Never mind that disclaimer, this ain’t ours

     
    Updated 10:30 a.m. 2/26/12 with corrected disclaimer. The Republican Party of Florida appears a little touchy about playing any role in a policy rift that has opened between two of its stars, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Gov. Rick Scott. The...
  • How to straighten out the state GOP's gay mess

     
    Wednesday's print column The Illinois Republican Party should appoint as its next party chair someone who supports legalization of same-sex marriage. Why? First, because it would mess with our minds. Outgoing party chair Pat Brady (right), who resigned...
  • Big Brother and health care

     
    From Bob Secter's commentary in the Sunday Tribune: Social Security.. was ushered in by President Franklin Roosevelt during the Depression over great howls of protest from what then constituted the political right. Alf Landon, Roosevelt's Republican...
  • Universal Orlando rolls out red carpet for Republican legislators

     
    Just days before they head to Tallahassee for their annual legislative session, Republican lawmakers from across Florida will descend on Universal Orlando this weekend, where they will raise money from lobbyists amid thrill rides and mugs of butterbeer....