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54 min ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Three local congressional races feature Republican primaries

On August 26 Central Florida Republicans will pick congressional candidates in three Central Florida districts, including one in which a longtime incumbent faces opposition.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Alan Grayson, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Florida

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Roll Call

HOH: Angus King Gussies Up Dirksen

Unlike Florida Republican John L. Mica's grandiose plan to clean house on the other side of the Capitol, Sen. Angus King had a much more modest desire: brighten up a little corner of Dirksen.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Angus King, Republican, US House of Representatives

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The George Towner

Trumps, D.C. Officials Break Ground on Old Post Office Redevelopment

The first of two major redevelopments expected on Pennsylvania Avenue, "America's Boulevard," broke ground July 23 as construction began to transform the Old Post Office into the Trump International Hotel.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Pennsylvania, Vincent Gray, US Governors, Trump Organization, Real Estate, US Politics, Republican

Bloomberg

Pot, Not Potholes: D.C. Activists Take the Hill

House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman John Mica holds a fake hand-rolled cigarette during a hearing about marijuana laws in the Rayburn House Office Building on May 9, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Andy Harris, Media, Radio, National Public Radio, Maryland, Trent Franks

The Hill

Rep. Issa takes aim at FTC 'inquisitions'

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa fired shots at the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday for going after companies with poor data security.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Elijah Cummings, Democrat

WSET-TV Lynchburg

House Republican suggests giving DC back to Md.

A House Republican who chairs a subcommittee overseeing the District of Columbia is suggesting giving most of the District back to Maryland and "possibly" getting rid of the local government.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Celebrities, Donald Trump, Barack Obama

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Washington Post

Congress wona t get much done before recess. This is not a new development.

Congress is working out the details of many contentious bills this week, including highway funding, immigration issues, spending appropriations and Veterans Affairs funding.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ron Paul, Sports

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Politico

On tech tactics, House GOP plays catch-up

Republicans repeatedly beaten down by the Democrats' technological dominance have finally found a source of pride: an official House leadership operation that's relentlessly digital.

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Related Topix: US News, Startups, Facebook, US Politics, Representative Tom Rice, Republican, US House of Representatives, Myrtle Beach, SC, Alcee Hastings, Democrat

Roll Call

HOH: John Micaa s Makeover Plans Aina t Gonna Happen

If Rep. John L. Mica had his way, a lot of people who currently inhabit some of the most cherry spots on the House side of the Capitol would be looking for new places to hang their hats come November.

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

Federal Computer Week

GAO: What Congress' watchdogs are thinking

When the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee recently summoned Defense Department officials to explain their nearly two-decade delay in complying with a law requiring Cabinet departments to produce auditable financial statements, Chairman Tom Carper left no doubt who wore the white hats.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate, Tom Coburn, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

Roll Call

Chaffetz on Oversight: More Results, Less Confrontation

Chaffetz, R-Utah, would be among only a handful of House members who have earned a full chairmanship in less than five terms.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Michael Turner, John Boehner, Elijah Cummings, Democrat

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Friends, family gather as Army names Reserve Center after fallen hero

Mills was one of half a dozen soldiers whom Cashe pulled from a burning Bradley Fighting Vehicle after a roadside bomb hit it in Iraq on Oct. 17, 2005.

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Related Topix: US Military, Brooke Army Medical Center, US Army, Rick Scott, US Governors, US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Bill Nelson

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Grayson leads in cash campaign in Central Florida Congressional races

With weeks left before the August 26 primary, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is once again raising campaign cash far faster than anyone else running in any of six Central Florida Congressional races and is spending it far faster than anyone else too, according to the latest federal campaign finance reports.

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

Thu Jul 17, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Arguments on redrawing contested Florida districts will be heard next week

With time running out, the judge who invalidated Florida's congressional redistricting maps ordered a hearing for next week to hear the last-chance argument by voters groups that the maps should be redrawn before the November elections.

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

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Bradenton.com

Florida GOP pols claim judge redistricting ruling could cause 'chaos'

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, addresses the Manatee Chamber of Commerce lunch inMay 2013 at the Bradenton Country Club.

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

Mon Jul 14, 2014

WESH-TV

Mica: FAA approves Orlando airport expansion

Delayed but not derailed, All Aboard Florida is planning to bring its high-speed trains to Florida in two phases.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

The Orlando Sentinel

SunRail, parkway at risk if federal money runs out

Federal tax money that pays for roads and passenger trains all over the country, including the Wekiva Parkway and SunRail in metro Orlando, will run out in just a few weeks unless Congress finds billions of extra dollars.

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

Financial News & Daily Record

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown defends district's boundaries

Members of Congress, candidates and political observers are grappling with the fallout of a judge's Thursday ruling that two of the state's congressional districts were illegally drawn for partisan reasons.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Representative David Rivera, Representative Joe Garcia

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Sunshine State News

Weekly Roundup: Looking for Answers

After Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis threw out two of the state's congressional districts, lawyers and politicos were left trying to find out what the ruling meant and how to repair the damage.

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

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Miami Herald

FAA approves OIA expansion plan

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved an Orlando International Airport request to construct a new intermodal center and people mover, as well as future airport expansion.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

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