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Friday | Sunshine State News

Michael McKenna Presents a Grassroots Challenge to Dan Webster

Navy veteran Michael McKenna pulled off an upset win in the Democratic primary to challenge Dan Webster the old-fashioned way: he personally knocked on more than 57,000 doors during his campaign.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama

Friday | Capitol Hill Blue

Democrats rally around Charlie Crist

Florida Democrats launched a "unity tour" on Thursday to close ranks around Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of the state who is running as the Democratic candidate in this year's election.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, Liberal Political News

Friday | Detroit Free Press

Obama signals immigration reform will take longer than planned

With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday that he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies -- but he stopped short of reiterating pledges to act by end of summer.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

Thu Aug 28, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Sen. Nelson calls for strikes on ISIS leadership

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Thursday he believes the U.S. military should target the leadership of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Syria and will propose doing so later when the Senate takes up the next defense spending bill later this year.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Saving the Shoreline A plan to shore up 2.6 miles of oceanfront along ...

A plan to shore up 2.6 miles of oceanfront along State Road A1A in Flagler Beach won a key federal panel's unanimous support in Washington, D.C., this week.

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Related Topix: Flagler Beach, FL, Flagler County, FL, US News, US Politics, Representative Ron DeSantis, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Democrat

Palm Beach Post

Crist, Rich, other Democrats plan post-primary unity rallies Thursday

But Crist and Rich are slated to appear together - not once, but twice - on Thursday at unity rallies along with other A-list Florida Democrats.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, West Palm Beach, FL, Palm Beach, FL, Charlie Crist, US Governors

Creative Loafing Tampa

Mitch Perry Report 8.27.14 - We now return to the Crist-Scott bash-athon, already in progress

You have to forgive the casual political observer in Florida this morning, who are waking up to headlines informing them that the Charlie Crist-Rick Scott battle is now 'on,' as opposed to what's been going on since springtime.  Well, Crist is now the official nominee for one thing, so the story for the next couple of days will be can the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Hillsborough County, FL

Sunshine State News

Despite Easy Path in 2014, Jeff Atwater's Actively Helping the GOP

Jeff Atwater won't be in the political spotlight this year, but he is not headed to the sidelines either as he keeps his options open for the future.

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Related Topix: US News, Tallahassee, FL, Florida Atlantic University, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Politico

Fla. Dems nominate Charlie Crist

The 58-year-old's easy win over former state Sen. Nan Rich in Tuesday's primary caps a stunning turnaround.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative David Rivera, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Representative Joe Garcia

New York Sun

Congress Has Power To Act Where Obama Dithers On Action Against ISIS

While President Obama dithers, Congress needs to act against ISIS. House and Senate leaders should reconvene Congress this week and take the unprecedented step of authorizing military action against ISIS for President Obama's signature.

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Related Topix: US News, George Bush, Prison, US Politics, Senator Ben Nelson, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Aug 25, 2014

New York Sun

Congress Has Power To Act Where Obama Dithers On Action Against ISIS

While President Obama dithers, Congress needs to act against ISIS. House and Senate leaders should reconvene Congress this week and take the unprecedented step of authorizing military action against ISIS for President Obama's signature.

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Related Topix: US News, George Bush, Prison, US Politics, Senator Ben Nelson, US Senate, Democrat

The Miami Herald

Democrats plan post-primary push for unity

Internal dissension and apathy have helped keep Democrats out of the Governor's Mansion for 16 years.

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Related Topix: US News, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Broward County, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Fri Aug 22, 2014

CBS Local

Father Of Man Held Captive Thanks Community For Support

Arthur Sotloff told CBS4's Peter D'Oench that he and his wife, Shirley, wanted to thank everyone for their prayers and their well wishes.

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Related Topix: Community, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat

Reuters

Obama may seek new funds to battle Islamic State: Senate aide

President Barack Obama could ask the U.S. Congress in coming weeks to approve new funds for airstrikes against Islamic State targets, according to a congressional aide, following the militants' beheading of an American journalist and activities in Iraq.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Democrat

Creative Loafing Tampa

Mitch Perry Report 8.22.14: Fun with fundraising

Thank God it's Friday, we say this morning. Why, you ask? Was it a particularly trying week? No, it's because candidates running in Tuesday's primary election can no longer ask you for money for that particular contest.

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Adam Putnam, Tallahassee, FL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Bill Nelson wants more U.S. military engagement in Iraq & Ukraine

Senator Bill Nelson, fresh off a fact-finding trip to Ukraine, said today that it's time for the U.S. to supply lethal weapons and 'up to the minute' intelligence to that Eastern European nation in its fight against separatists it says are backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Ben Nelson

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WESH-TV

Steven Sotloff: Man threatened with death in ISIS video is former UCF student

A journalist with Central Florida ties is being threatened with his life by the same group that already beheaded another American journalist, according to United States officials.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Hill

Conn. lawmakers demand safety caps for liquid nicotine

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Elizabeth Esty called on Congress to pass legislation that would require childproof caps on liquid nicotine bottles used to refill e-cigarettes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law

Folio Weekly

How Charlie Crist Won the Florida Democratic Primary by Default

With all the recent turmoil in the world - yet another U.S. military intervention in Iraq, the Ebola outbreak in Africa, the outrage and unrest in Ferguson, even the death of Robin Williams - I'd almost forgotten there was an election next week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NOLA.com

Sens. Landrieu and Vitter ask U.S. ambassador to China to intervene in tainted drywall...

Five U.S. senators representing homeowners seeking redress for faulty Chinese drywall are asking the U.S. ambassador to China to intervene.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, Mary Landrieu, David Vitter, Senator Mark Warner

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