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Obama Immigration Reform Speech: ‘The Time Is Now’

Jan 30, 2013 Comments Off on Obama Immigration Reform Speech: ‘The Time Is Now’ Wes Hodge

President Barack Obama made an economic and moral case on Tuesday for the need for comprehensive immigration reform, vowing he would send legislation to Congress and insist on a vote …

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Ashton: FDLE to probe ‘textgate’

Jan 30, 2013 Comments Off on Ashton: FDLE to probe ‘textgate’ Wes Hodge

Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton said Tuesday he has asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate possible criminal violations in the textgate scandal that has engulfed Orange County officials. In …

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Democrats pick Allison Tant as new chair in meeting in Lake Mary

Jan 26, 2013 Comments Off on Democrats pick Allison Tant as new chair in meeting in Lake Mary Wes Hodge

Weeks of heated behind-the-scenes fighting over their leadership led Democrats to the scene many expected and hoped for Saturday morning: Tallahassee fundraiser Allison Tant, newly elected as Florida’s state party chair, hugging her opponent …

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Orlando Democrat Linda Stewart proposes using gun taxes to boost school safety

Jan 23, 2013 Comments Off on Orlando Democrat Linda Stewart proposes using gun taxes to boost school safety Wes Hodge

Tax collected on the sale of ammunition and guns would go into a “Safe Schools Trust Fund,” to pay for additional guidance services and school safety measures under legislation filed …

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Hillary Throws Down: ‘What Difference Does It Make?’

Jan 23, 2013 Comments Off on Hillary Throws Down: ‘What Difference Does It Make?’ Wes Hodge

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got testy on Capitol Hill Wednesday in response to a query from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who called into question her department’s accounting of the …

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Obama Defense Secretary Lifts Ban On Women In Combat

Jan 23, 2013 Comments Off on Obama Defense Secretary Lifts Ban On Women In Combat Wes Hodge

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is lifting the military ban on women in combat, allowing them to officially serve on the front lines for the first time in the history …

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Obama Makes History With Gay Rights Plea During Inauguration Speech

Jan 21, 2013 Comments Off on Obama Makes History With Gay Rights Plea During Inauguration Speech Wes Hodge

President Obama made history today when he mentioned both the Stonewall uprising and gay and lesbian people being treated “like anyone else under the law” during his second inauguration speech. …

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Floridians who supported Obama revel at inauguration

Jan 21, 2013 Comments Off on Floridians who supported Obama revel at inauguration Wes Hodge

Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of chilly South Floridians joined the throng at the base of the Capitol or along the inaugural parade route to see President Barack Obama take the oath of office …

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Don’t blame me for election law, Rick Scott tells black lawmakers

Jan 19, 2013 Comments Off on Don’t blame me for election law, Rick Scott tells black lawmakers Wes Hodge

Facing a highly critical group of black legislators, Gov. Rick Scott largely defended his record Tuesday but distanced himself from a controversial election law that led to fewer early-voting days …

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Senator Nelson and Sheriff Demings: Use common sense in gun-control debate

Jan 19, 2013 Comments Off on Senator Nelson and Sheriff Demings: Use common sense in gun-control debate Wes Hodge

Seated before two semi-automatic military style weapons seized by Orange County deputies from suspected criminals, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday called for Americans to act and use common sense …

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