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Drugged Driving Perplexes Scientists, Lawmakers

In the absence of a Breathalyzer test for marijuana, states are using other methods to check for THC in drivers.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Washington DC, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WESH-TV

Judge expected to rule by Friday on new congressional maps

Lawyers duked it out in the courtroom Wednesday over Florida's new congressional maps.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Corrine Brown, Representative Alan Grayson, Democrat, Florida

US News & World Report

Wacky Political Ads Don't Always Work

Don Oehlrich, a Florida Republican vying for Rep. John Mica's seat, knew he needed something - anything - to stand out against the incumbent congressman and two other GOP hopefuls when voters head to the polls for Tuesday's primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Roger Williams, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Iowa, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Drink, Coffee

Business Journal

Mica: Massive military contract will be launched in 2016

U.S. Rep. John Mica said Aug. 20 that a massive U.S. Department of Defense contract would be released in 2016 as planned.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Daily Kos

Florida Primary Elections Preview

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Floridians will go to the polls to vote in partisan primaries for Governor, Attorney General, legislative candidates, and county officials, and nonpartisan primaries for judges.

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Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, Ander Crenshaw, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Ted Yoho, Representative Daniel Webster, Corrine Brown, Democrat

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Our primary picks for Congress: Editorial

It's hard, but not impossible, for a challenger to knock out a sitting member of Congress .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Alan Grayson, Democrat, Florida, Winter Park, FL, Seminole County, FL, Opinion

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WESH-TV

Congressional maps in limbo while judge reviews

NIELSON IS THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AT OCALA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER. COMMITMENT 2014 BRINGS US A DEBATE OVER YOUR BALLOT AND WHETHER IT WAIL COUNT IN THIS MONTH'S CONGRESSIONAL RACES.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Alan Grayson, Democrat

WESH-TV

New congressional maps in limbo while judge reviews

Circuit Judge Terry Lewis on Friday ruled that the Florida Legislature must draw up new congressional districts by Aug. 15. Lewis said that he will then order a special election later this year for those new districts.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Corrine Brown, Representative Alan Grayson, Democrat

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

New district map brings minor changes Volusia and Flagler counties...

Volusia and Flagler counties will see changes with the state's proposed new Congressional districts, but political observers say incumbent candidates here won't have much to worry about this election cycle.

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Related Topix: Volusia County, FL, Flagler County, FL, US News, US Politics, Representative Ron DeSantis, Republican, US House of Representatives, Corrine Brown, Democrat

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Roll Call

Portraits of Committee Chairmen: They're Up the Wall

No, the former chairman is not roaming the room per se, clinging to the halcyon days of wielding the gavel.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Bradenton.com

Dems say new GOP maps are as crooked as former district outlines

Florida legislators completed their hasty fix of a congressional redistricting map Monday, sending the plan on to Gov. Rick Scott for approval as they scramble to meet Friday's deadline set by a state court.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Bradenton, FL

Roll Call

Florida Legislature Approves New Congressional Map

Mica's district was altered slightly in the newly-passed Florida congressional map.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Ron DeSantis, US News, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Florida Government, Corrine Brown, Representative Alan Grayson, Democrat

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Sunshine State News

Weekly Roundup: Farewell Summer, We Hardly Knew Ye

Inter- and intra-party scrapes over elections in the sultry months leading up to November are typical hijinks for those already in office and others hoping to join the in-crowd.

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Related Topix: Leon County, FL, US Politics, Representative Ron DeSantis, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Corrine Brown, Democrat, Florida, Tallahassee, FL

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Historic City News

House, senate committees approve new districts

Historic City News partner, News Service of Florida, informed us today that Florida's house and senate committees APPROVED revised congressional districts Friday, clearing the way for a set of votes that would bring a special legislative session to an end early next week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Corrine Brown, Democrat, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Historic City News

Redistricting proposal released as special session begins

After lawmakers returned to the Capitol today for a rare August special session, progress is being made to quickly redraw congressional districts so that legislators can return to the campaign trail in the final weeks before this year's Primary Election, August 26. The chairmen of the House and Senate committees working to revise the map have ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Ron DeSantis, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Corrine Brown, Democrat

CBS Local

Florida Legislators Propose Changes To 7 Districts

Florida Legislators kicked off a special session Thursday byproposing tweaks to seven of the 27 congressional districts to comply with a judge's ruling.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Florida Government

Forbes.com

Hearing On Stoned Driving Shows Pot Prohibitionists' Scary Prophecies Have Little Basis

If marijuana is legalized, John Mica warned at a congressional hearing last week, there will be blood.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative John Fleming

The Orlando Sentinel

Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session

Lawmakers returned to work Thursday under court-order to redraw their gerrymandered "mockery" of a congressional map in order to avert a chaotic delay in this fall's elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican

Silicon Alley Insider

Politician Uses 'Dirty Diapers' To Explain Why He Should Go To Congress

Oehlrich, a Republican who's running against incumbent Rep. John Mica in the Sunshine State's 7th district filmed an ad comparing Washington politicians to "dirty diapers."

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Mass Transit

FL: Maitland Looks to Boost Lagging SunRail Ridership

Aug. 07--SunRail has transformed some once-sleepy train stations into hives of activity during the morning and evening rush hours.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Maitland, FL, Orlando, FL, Orange County, FL, Winter Park, FL

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