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Obama: U.S. ‘should’ punish Syria; will seek congressional permission

Aug 31, 2013 Comments Off on Obama: U.S. ‘should’ punish Syria; will seek congressional permission Wes Hodge

The United States is prepared and “should” take military action against Syria, President Barack Obama said Saturday afternoon in a Rose Garden speech. But before acting, Obama will ask for congressional …

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Soto bill would give priority to homestead buyers over investors

Aug 30, 2013 Comments Off on Soto bill would give priority to homestead buyers over investors Wes Hodge

As the Sentinel’s Mary Shanklin reported this morning, Florida leads the nation in the percentage of houses that are bought for cash. Investor groups, international buyers, landlords and those in the …

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Republican leaders broke law in ‘textgate’ scandal, Ashton says

Aug 28, 2013 Comments Off on Republican leaders broke law in ‘textgate’ scandal, Ashton says Wes Hodge

Orange County leaders, including Mayor Teresa Jacobs, violated the law by deleting text messages that were clearly public record, according a report released by State Attorney Jeff Ashton moments ago. Jacobs …

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Republican Eisnaugle gets Democratic opposition in HD 44

Aug 27, 2013 Comments Off on Republican Eisnaugle gets Democratic opposition in HD 44 Wes Hodge

As former Rep. Eric Eisnaugle, R-Orlando, seeks to return to the House, he now faces the prospect of a Democratic challenger. Orlando Democrat and businessman Shaun Raja opened a campaign account Monday to …

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Senator Bill Nelson backs Syria strike

Aug 27, 2013 Comments Off on Senator Bill Nelson backs Syria strike Wes Hodge

A senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday that it is “appropriate” for the United States military to get more involved in the ongoing Syrian civil war now that …

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Barack Obama’s Syria challenge: A war-weary public

Aug 27, 2013 Comments Off on Barack Obama’s Syria challenge: A war-weary public Wes Hodge

President Barack Obama is “gravely” worried about the situation in Syria, the White House says, while Secretary of State John Kerry called the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons against …

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Former GOP lawmaker sues to kick sick time off ballot

Aug 27, 2013 Comments Off on Former GOP lawmaker sues to kick sick time off ballot Wes Hodge

Former Republican state Rep. Allen Trovillion sued Monday to keep a paid sick-time ballot measure from voters in the August 2014 primary. The initiative was slated to be considered by voters on …

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For Common Core, a new challenge — from the left

Aug 27, 2013 Comments Off on For Common Core, a new challenge — from the left Wes Hodge

Conventional wisdom held that liberals and teachers supported the new Common Core curriculum standards. Until the Badass Teachers Association crashed the party. The 25,000 BATs, as they call themselves, are …

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John Lewis Speech: 1963 March On Washington Speaker Urges Crowd To Fight For Voting Rights

Aug 27, 2013 Comments Off on John Lewis Speech: 1963 March On Washington Speaker Urges Crowd To Fight For Voting Rights Wes Hodge

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) urged the crowd at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Saturday to fight for the Voting Rights Act in the wake of a June …

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Scott Maxwell: Soccer in Orlando? The good, the bad, the fun … and the lies

Aug 24, 2013 Comments Off on Scott Maxwell: Soccer in Orlando? The good, the bad, the fun … and the lies Wes Hodge

Orlando is moving closer to a deal to bring Major League Soccer to town. That’s reason to cheer … and grab your wallet. There are things to both love and question about …

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