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President Obama Says ‘One Faction of One Party’ Can’t Shut Down Government – ABC News

Sep 30, 2013 Comments Off on President Obama Says ‘One Faction of One Party’ Can’t Shut Down Government – ABC News Wes Hodge

With a government shutdown just hours away, President Obama warned lawmakers today that a shutdown would “throw a wrench into the gears of our economy” and slammed House Republicans for …

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Obamacare Exchanges To Launch Tuesday Despite Obstacles, Glitches, Top Health Official Says

Sep 30, 2013 Comments Off on Obamacare Exchanges To Launch Tuesday Despite Obstacles, Glitches, Top Health Official Says Wes Hodge

Nothing will stop the Tuesday rollout out of the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday. Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges, …

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True: Bill Nelson says navigators are nothing new | PolitiFact Florida

Sep 30, 2013 Comments Off on True: Bill Nelson says navigators are nothing new | PolitiFact Florida Wes Hodge

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., has a message for Republican Gov. Rick Scott who doesn’t want Obamacare “navigators” spreading the word about the health care law: Relax. We’ve had similar folks …

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Rep. Castor Dentel: Pause testing during transition | Tampa Bay Times

Sep 27, 2013 Comments Off on Rep. Castor Dentel: Pause testing during transition | Tampa Bay Times Wes Hodge

State Rep. Karen Castor Dentel, a Maitland Democrat and veteran teacher, weighed in on the Common Core controversy Thursday, calling for Florida to hit the pause button on testing while …

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Florida House Democrats choose Mark Pafford as new leader | Tampa Bay Times

Sep 25, 2013 Comments Off on Florida House Democrats choose Mark Pafford as new leader | Tampa Bay Times Wes Hodge

After months of inner turmoil over who would lead them during the 2014 elections, Florida House Democrats on Wednesday chose Rep. Mark Pafford of West Palm Beach as their next …

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Rouson voted out as House Democratic Leader | Naked Politics

Sep 23, 2013 Comments Off on Rouson voted out as House Democratic Leader | Naked Politics Wes Hodge

House Democrats voted 24-17 to oust Rep. Darryl Rouson as incoming House Minority Leader after a three-hour Monday night meeting. “I’m a little disappointed but undaunted,” Rouson said after the meeting, saying …

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Orlando mayor proposes 6 percent raise instead of 21 percent. – Orlando Sentinel

Sep 23, 2013 Comments Off on Orlando mayor proposes 6 percent raise instead of 21 percent. – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

In the face of withering criticism, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City Council on Monday backed off from a plan to give themselves a 21 percent raise and instead …

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Obama Slams Republicans For Risking Government Shutdown Over Defunding Obamacare

Sep 20, 2013 Comments Off on Obama Slams Republicans For Risking Government Shutdown Over Defunding Obamacare Wes Hodge

President Barack Obama tore into Republicans on Thursday for risking a government shutdown — and a possible debt default — in their latest efforts to sink Obamacare. During a campaign-style …

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AP: Alex Sink says she won’t run for Florida governor | Naked Politics

Sep 20, 2013 Comments Off on AP: Alex Sink says she won’t run for Florida governor | Naked Politics Wes Hodge

Former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said Friday she will not run for governor again in 2014. Sink, 65, told The Associated Press that she wants to spend more …

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House votes to defund Obamacare, setting up cliffhanger | Tampa Bay Times

Sep 20, 2013 Comments Off on House votes to defund Obamacare, setting up cliffhanger | Tampa Bay Times Wes Hodge

The U.S. House this morning passed a budget resolution that removes funding for Obamcare, setting up a confrontation with the Democrat-led Senate and raising prospects of a government shutdown. The …

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