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Randolph joins fight for DREAMer licenses

Jul 31, 2013 Comments Off on Randolph joins fight for DREAMer licenses Wes Hodge

Saying that Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of House Bill 235 moves the burden of dealing with issuing driver liceses to qualified “dreamer” immigrants to county tax collectors, Orange County Tax Collector …

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Sit-in at Scott’s office continues

Jul 23, 2013 Comments Off on Sit-in at Scott’s office continues Wes Hodge

“If this was easy we would have won by now,” saidGabriel Pendes, a Dream Defendersorganizer from Miami, to about 20 people during a training session for the sit-in protest going on over …

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John McCain: Arizona’s Stand Your Ground Law Should Be Reviewed

Jul 21, 2013 Comments Off on John McCain: Arizona’s Stand Your Ground Law Should Be Reviewed Wes Hodge

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Sunday that while he does not question the decision of the jury in the Trayvon Martin case, he does think all states, including his …

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BARACK OBAMA: ‘Trayvon Martin Could’ve Been Me’

Jul 19, 2013 Comments Off on BARACK OBAMA: ‘Trayvon Martin Could’ve Been Me’ Wes Hodge

President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room Friday afternoon to make a statement on the aftermath of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case. …

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Obama Calls For Review Of ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws After Trayvon Martin Verdict

Jul 19, 2013 Comments Off on Obama Calls For Review Of ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws After Trayvon Martin Verdict Wes Hodge

President Barack Obama is calling for a review of the controversial Stand Your Ground laws that were at the heart of the killing of Trayvon Martin. “I think it would …

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Florida Democrat Alan Grayson is the most effective member in the House

Jul 19, 2013 Comments Off on Florida Democrat Alan Grayson is the most effective member in the House Wes Hodge

Alan Grayson is running 40 minutes late, but his reason is sound. At 11:30 a.m., the House Science Committee started marking up NASA’s funding bill, adding and subtracting whatever they …

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Gov. Scott skips out on governing

Jul 19, 2013 Comments Off on Gov. Scott skips out on governing Wes Hodge

Gov. Rick Scott HAS BEEN missing in action. While the governor spent five days in New York and bounced around the Florida Panhandle and Tampa Bay boasting about bringing new …

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State Attorney Jeff Ashton on Zimmerman: The system worked

Jul 16, 2013 Comments Off on State Attorney Jeff Ashton on Zimmerman: The system worked Wes Hodge

Jeff Ashton, who famously prosecuted the Casey Anthony case, feels it may be time to revisit the state’s “stand your ground” law in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial. …

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Nelson keeping pressure on Scott to call special session on Medicaid

Jul 1, 2013 Comments Off on Nelson keeping pressure on Scott to call special session on Medicaid Wes Hodge

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is trying to keep the political pressure on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to call a special session to expand Medicaid to 1 million low income people. …

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