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Patrick Murphy’s impressive win could catapult him to Senate bid | Political Fix Florida

Jan 5, 2015 Comments Off on Patrick Murphy’s impressive win could catapult him to Senate bid | Political Fix Florida Wes Hodge

In the last four years, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy has gone from being the underdog in his first bid for Congress to emerging as a potential Senate candidate. The 31-year-old, …

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Orange County Tax Collector’s office to accept same-sex marriage certificates for IDs | News – Home

Jan 5, 2015 Comments Off on Orange County Tax Collector’s office to accept same-sex marriage certificates for IDs | News – Home Wes Hodge

The Orange County Tax Collector’s office says it will now accept same-sex marriage certificates from Florida and other states for couples updating IDs with name changes. The law requires marriage …

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Judge clears Orange County clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples – Orlando Sentinel

Jan 5, 2015 Comments Off on Judge clears Orange County clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

A judge has cleared the way for Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples next week. Wednesday’s ruling by Circuit Judge Tim …

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Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell will issue same-sex marriage licenses next week | Blogs | Orlando Weekly

Jan 5, 2015 Comments Off on Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell will issue same-sex marriage licenses next week | Blogs | Orlando Weekly Wes Hodge

When we went to press with our Dec. 31 issue, we criticized Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell for her initial hesitance to commit to giving marriage licenses …

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Jeb Bush a ‘moderate’? Who are you kidding? – Orlando Sentinel

Jan 5, 2015 Comments Off on Jeb Bush a ‘moderate’? Who are you kidding? – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Jeb Bush really wants to be president. The pundits, however, fear he’s not conservative enough — that he’s too moderate. That fear is about as legitimate as me fearing my …

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BBC News – Senator Bill Nelson welcomes thawing Cuba relations

Jan 5, 2015 Comments Off on BBC News – Senator Bill Nelson welcomes thawing Cuba relations Wes Hodge

17 December 2014 Last updated at 21:48 GMT President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have announced a historic change in relations between the two countries. After more than half …

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Obama’s Cuba decision follows change in attitudes in Florida – LA Times

Jan 5, 2015 Comments Off on Obama’s Cuba decision follows change in attitudes in Florida – LA Times Wes Hodge

For decades, the U.S. embargo on Cuba has been as much about domestic as foreign policy. In the end, a generational shift in the politics of one key state opened …

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Smith re-elected to lead Orange Democrats – Orlando Sentinel

Jan 5, 2015 Comments Off on Smith re-elected to lead Orange Democrats – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Fresh off an election that saw the Orange County Democrats grab the county clerk’s post but lose three Florida House of Representatives seats, the party’s executive committee has re-elected Carlos …

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