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3 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Overturn Citizens United and get big money out of politics

Who do our politicians represent - their constituents or big funders? Consider the U.S. Sugar Corp. Maybe you share U.S. Sugar's views about Florida's tax, agricultural and environmental policies; maybe you don't.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Florida, Opinion

6 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Democrats and Republicans agree: federal government needs to move faster on RESTORE Act

In a change from the usual partisanship, Democrats and Republicans delivered the same message Tuesday: The Obama administration needs to speed up implementation of the 2012 law that distributes Clean Water Act fines from the BP oil spill to the five Gulf States.

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Related Topix: US News, Environmental Law, Law, Oil Spill, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, Mary Landrieu

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Miami Herald

Smartphones can help fight AIDS

Coming in third may mean a bronze medal at the Olympics, but in Florida, data shows that three is not a cause for celebration.

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Related Topix: Health, HIV/AIDS, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Republican, John Thune

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Detroit News

Social Security offices will keep verifying benefits

Field offices were scheduled to stop issuing statements in October as part of Social Security's efforts to provide more services online.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WPBF

A bacteria that causes illnesses found in Indian River Lagoon

Scientists at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute are doing research on a dangerous bacteria that was found in the Indian River Lagoon.

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Related Topix: Florida Atlantic University, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Miami Herald

Congress passes law promoting transparency in Haiti's reconstruction

The fair grounds in Tamiami Park also host about 70 events a year. Thousands braved the rain during the 24th Colombian Independence festival at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition on July 2012.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Central America, US News, Miami Dade County, FL, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Fri Jul 25, 2014

NOLA.com

Gulf Restoration Council to select projects in August paid with 30 percent of BP Restore Act money

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council on Friday announced it will begin accepting proposals in August for projects to restore the effects of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Florida senator wants illegal immigrant children deported

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is calling for an end to President Barack Obama's program that grants legal status to young immigrants.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Illegal Immigration, Prison, Barack Obama

NBC2 News

Florida senator wants illegal immigrant children deported

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is calling for an end to President Barack Obama's program that grants legal status to young immigrants.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Florida, Illegal Immigration

CEPR

Press Release: Haiti Aid Reform Bill "Will Be a Step in the Right...

New legislation passed by Congress to provide increased oversight of USAID activities in Haiti will be "a significant step in the right direction," Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barbara Lee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Epidemic, Liberal Political News

Newswise

Dartmouth Pediatrician Urges Passage of Senate's Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2014

The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2014, proposed by Sen Bill Nelson on July 10, would direct the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to require safer, child-proof packaging for liquid nicotine sold in refillable containers.

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

Sunshine State News

Gus Bilirakis Steers Brand USA Reauthorization Through House

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis', R-Fla., "Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act" picked up steam on Capitol Hill this week despite the opposition of conservative Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who chairs the House Budget Committee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Gus Bilirakis, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Democrat, Paul Ryan, Jim DeMint

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sunshine State News

Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio Soar in Florida, Barack Obama Crashes

A new poll shows President Barack Obama continues to sink in Florida despite carrying the state in 2008 and 2012, something that could factor into November's elections, as he loses independent voters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Florida, Barack Obama

Broward-Palm Beach

Sonic Cannons Threaten Florida Marine Life

With rising sea levels, Great Whites on the loose, and coral development quickly getting knocked down, there's a lot of trouble brewing out there along the east coast of Florida.

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

Daily Kos

Q-Poll of 2016 Prez Race in Florida: Jeb, Marco Lead GOP Field, But Hillary Tops Them All

Even though President Barack Obama remains stuck in a swamp in Florida, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dominates the 2016 presidential landscape, sweeping the Democratic field and topping former Gov. Jeb Bush and other possible Republican contenders by margins of 7 to 21 percentage points, according to a Quinnipiac University poll ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Florida Government, Democrat, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sunshine State News

Vern Buchanan Looks Strong Headed into November

Democrats may have made Vern Buchanan a target in 2012 but this time out, the Florida Republican has little to worry about.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Vern Buchanan, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WTLV

Veteran gets locked up instead of lifesaving care

Three times Ponder went to the emergency room of the closest Veterans Administration hospital - twice in Gainesville and once in Live Oak.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, Keystone Heights, FL, Weird

The Miami Herald

Keep the oceans clean

To place a Death Notice, please call 305-376-8901 or email obit@miamiherald.com .

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Florida, Geology, Science, Senator Ben Cardin

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Space Politics

Senators debate RD-180 replacement, EELV competition

A hearing several days ago held jointly by subcommittees of the Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee on space access issues covered two of the key issues facing that topic in recent months: developing a domestic replacement for the RD-180 and competition for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle missions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Democrat

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, John Mica, US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate

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