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  1. From 1929 to 2015 and beyond, McArthur Dairya s got milkRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | The Miami Herald

    If television ever comes up with a "Corporate Survivor" series, McArthur Dairy - now 86 years old - would be a winner. The Miami-based company was founded in 1929, just in time for the Great Depression to kill off many established businesses and put potential milk-consumers out of work.

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  2. Jeb Bush hopes his Florida record erases doubts of conservativesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | The Washington Post

    As Jeb Bush tells it, he governed this state as "a practicing reform-minded conservative." He cut taxes here by $19 billion.

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  3. US conservatives back Rand Paul, Walker 2ndRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | The China Post

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has won the U.S. Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll. Pollsters announced Saturday afternoon that Paul had received 26 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving the Kentucky senator his third consecutive win in as many years.

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  4. Fleming Island lawmaker given hot issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News 4 Jax

    Many of this legislative session's thorniest issues -- pension reform, gambling pot, alcohol wars and more -- rest in the hands of Sen. Rob Bradley, a laid-back junior legislator from Clay County who is chairman of a committee dubbed by Senate President Andy Gardiner as the "Thunderdome." Bradley, 44, chuckles when asked about the Regulated Industries Committee's moniker, a reference to the on-screen arena for post-apocalyptic steel-cage brawls.

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  5. Next 25 ArticlesRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Lucianne.com

    Earlier today on Sirius XM Urban View, an African-American talk station, the guest was Daryl Scott, president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The conversation turned to STEM - science, technology, engineering, and math - education, and the origins of the ongoing push to encourage institutions and students to focus on those subjects.

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  6. Bipartisan ways to create more jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Christian Science Monitor

    A few months ago, a Washington panel discussion on the job market featured a liberal labor economist and a conservative one . What was interesting was this: They seemed to agree more often than disagree.

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  7. Hillary Clinton's identity crisi...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Minot Daily News

    Is Hillary Rodham Clinton a McDonald's Big Mac or a Chipotle burrito bowl? A can of Bud or a bottle of Blue Moon? JCPenney or J. Crew?" That was the opening question of a front-page Washington Post story on Clinton's effort to figure out her "brand." To that end, she has recruited a team of corporate marketing specialists to "help imagine Hillary 5.0." "It's exactly the same as selling an iPhone or a soft drink or a cereal," Peter Sealey, a longtime corporate marketing strategist, told the Post.

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  8. Foreign Policy in Focus for GOP Presidential ContendersRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

    PALM BEACH, Fla.-The conservative group Club for Growth typically focuses on the domestic concerns of promoting low taxes and small government. But at a three-day retreat here, foreign policy took an unusually high profile as a half-dozen likely Republican presidential candidates addressed the group.

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  9. Activists push bill to openly carry handguns in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

    Kory Watkins, photographed in Haltom City, Texas, in 2014, supports legislation that would allow the open carrying of handguns in the state. Kory Watkins, photographed in Haltom City, Texas, in 2014, supports legislation that would allow the open carrying of handguns in the state.

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  10. Scott Walker Comes In Second Behind Rand Paul in CPAC Straw PollRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KAAL-TV Austin

    Pollsters announced Saturday that Paul won 25.7 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving Paul his third consecutive win in as many years. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second, with 21.4 percent.

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  11. Erie Co. Conservative Chair Ralph Lorigo- Rand Paul & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2011 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    It's hard line on news radio 930 WVU and good morning this de depot. To some degree we are talking about C pack the Conservative Political Action Conference that just wound down in Washington.

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  12. Sen. Rubio's Grand Plans RevealedRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | News Talk Florida

    Last night in Palm Beach at meeting of some top conservative donors in the country Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, wanted prove that he was far more acceptable GOP presidential candidate than former Gov. Jeb Bush . Rubio was clear that his goal is to run for president in 2016 and not for reelection for the senate.

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  13. Bush Will Not Sign Any Tax PledgesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Political Wire

    Jeb Bush will not sign any "no new taxes" pledges or any other pledges if he decides to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Reuters reports. "Bush's opposition to such pledges is longstanding. He did not sign such pledges in any of his three previous campaigns for Florida governor."

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  14. Christie to California Republicans: No rush to pick 2016 nomineeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors. "I promise you that over the next few months, you will see article after article arguing that our party can't afford a long nomination battle, we need to pick a nominee as soon as possible, that we have to unite behind whatever candidate appears to have the most money, the most endorsements or the best press coverage," Christie told about 500 lunch guests Saturday at the California Republican Party's spring convention in Sacramento.

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  15. Keeping the Poor in Their Place: A 'Special Need' Under the Fourth...Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | CiteULike

    Keeping the Poor in Their Place: A 'Special Need' Under the Fourth Amendment for Mandatory Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients? In July 2011 Luis Lebron applied to the Florida Department of Children and Families for benefits under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Lebron maintains that he has never used illegal drugs, and there is no reason to believe otherwise.

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  16. Drug Testing Welfare Recipients as a Constitutional ConditionRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | CiteULike

    In the past few years, there has been a flurry of legislative proposals in the states to require welfare recipients to submit to suspicionless drug testing. A federal district court has recently granted a preliminary injunction enjoining such a program in Florida on the grounds that the plaintiffs were likely to succeed on the merits of a Fourth Amendment claim.

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  17. Rand Paul Wins CPAC 2015 Straw PollRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    As has been the case the last three years, Senator Rand Paul won CPAC's straw poll in 2015. His base always comes out in strong support for their libertarian ideals.

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  18. Medicaid fight may cost Florida $1 billionRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

    Florida is scheduled to lose $1 billion in federal health funds at the end of June, a hole in the state budget the Legislature must fill in its upcoming session if a settlement isn't reached between the administrations of Gov. Rick Scott and President Barack Obama. The state has known for about a year about the impending cut in funding to cover uninsured, low-income hospital patients, but Scott has included the money in his proposed 2015-16 budget, which takes effect July 1. The hospitals are using the issue to bolster arguments to expand Medicaid during the 60-day Legislative session that begins Tuesday.

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  19. Distinguished polsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    CPAC was the big political event of the week, showing off a more technologically savvy GOP and a more hawkish base. Even Sen. Rand Paul had to pretend to be pro-defense, claiming he would rather spend money on the Pentagon than domestic items.

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  20. he is Who his Rivals Hope to Be:Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | BrothersJudd Blog

    His critics call him not a "reformer" but a "privatizer" of public education in part because of his attitude about traditional public schools -- calling them "politicized, unionized monopolies" or "government-run monopolies run by unions" -- while advocating for charter schools as well as voucher and voucher-like programs, which use public money to pay private school tuition for students. [...] To understand what really happened, I had an e-mail conversation with professor Sherman Dorn of the University of South Florida, who has spent years researching and writing about public education in the Sunshine State.

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