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  1. Mica named top legislatorRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Business Journal

    In an independent review and evaluation by the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University of the effectiveness of members of the 112th Congress, Florida Rep. John Mica was ranked No.

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  2. Study: Mica #2 effective CongressmanRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    Political scientists at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University have devised a math-based ratings system to measure the effectiveness of Congressmen and U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, rated #2 in all of Congress for the most recently-completed term. That term is the 112th Congress, which covered the years 2011 and 2012.

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  3. Important: Vote Al KrulickRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    I sometimes wonder why we have a party in this state. It is no wonder that John Mica thought he could go from being a moderate to full-on teabagger since 2010.

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  4. 4 of the Worst Abuses of Government Credit Cards in Recent YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Wall St. Cheat Sheet

    People are always worried about political corruption and the misuse of public funds, and it's not an unfounded concern. Though it's not the realization of a full-scale conspiracy, the government held a congressional hearing , led by Rep. John Mica , on recent misuse of government credit cards - yes, those would be credit cards that have a balance funded by public dollars.

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  5. 'Fangate,' Bondi and gun control: LettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... happened in cases before this particular judge? It comes as no surprise that the Orlando Sentinel has endorsed John Mica for another term in Congress. Nothing is as safe as supporting the status quo. The problem is the status quo is no longer ...

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  6. TSA director plans to retire at year's endRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Boston.com

    ... else seemed almost gleeful in calling him in for chastisement before one committee after another. Representative John Mica, Republican of Florida, cited the full-body scanner debacle of 2013 as ''another very bad decision by TSA . . . and the ...

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  7. After transforming TSA, John Pistole to retire at yeara s endRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | The Washington Post

    John S. Pistole, who transformed the Transportation Security Administration from a picket-line defense against terrorists to one that ferreted out information about potential threats, announced Thursday that he will retire from the agency at year's end. More than four years ago, the White House begged the lifelong FBI agent to take the job that nobody wanted as TSA director, a thankless task that promised routine public scoldings on Capital Hill and waves of resentment from Americans who found unhappiness with the blue-suited TSA airport officers.

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  8. Rep. Mica: Screen International Passengers to Stop EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | News Max

    The Obama administration needs to ban travel from West Africa and put into place other safeguards to ensure people infected with Ebola are not able to enter the United States, according to Rep. John Mica, a Florida Republican, who appeared Thursday on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV to discuss the emerging crisis. He noted, however, that there are relatively few flights coming out of Africa, that most people, including Thomas Duncan, the Liberian man who traveled to Dallas in late September and died of Ebola Oct. 8, "work around" and come through Europe, the Middle East or somewhere else.

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  9. VA clinic cleared of foul play in rescheduled appointmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | The Washington Post

    An inspector general has cleared the Department of Veteran Affairs' medical clinic in Minneapolis of foul play in the case of a 25-year-old ex-Marine whose neurology appointment was mysteriously rescheduled after he died. Jordan Buisman, who left military service because of complications from epilepsy, died Nov. 26. That was 24 days before the date he was scheduled to see a VA neurologist.

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  10. Our Congress picks, part 2: EditorialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... of bringing revenues and spending into balance. She's a better choice in this race. Eleven-term Republican John Mica of Winter Park is seeking re-election in this district - part of north Orange County, most of Seminole County and some of southwest ...

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  11. These were some of the worst abuses of government charge cards last yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | The Washington Post

    ... misuse, according to federal auditors who testified at a congressional hearing Tuesday . The issue prompted Reps. John Mica (R-Fla.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) to send a letter Tuesday to the Government Accountability Office asking the watchdog ...

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  12. Federal Workers Abuse Purchase Cards at Public ExpenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | News Max

    ... to movie theaters and Starbucks - came to light Tuesday during a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill. GOP Rep. John Mica of Florida, chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, told Watchdog.org the level of unchecked spending via ...

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  13. Feds have 'gone wild' with taxpayer-funded credit cardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | New York Post

    ... stores and online purchases from Amazon and T-mobile. The chairman of the US House oversight subcommittee, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), specifically called out one California Starbucks where Department of Homeland Security employees charged $12,000 on ...

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  14. Federal workers abuse purchase cards at public expense | Kenric Ward | 96Read the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Townhall

    ... and Starbucks - came to light Tuesday during a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill. Florida Republican Rep. John Mica , chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, told Watchdog.org the level of unchecked spending via Government Purchase ...

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  15. Federal workers on spending binge with government purchase cardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Examiner.com

    The ongoing spending spree - ranging from fitness centers and hair salons to movie theaters and Starbucks - came to light Tuesday during a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill. Florida Republican Rep. John Mica , chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, told Watchdog.org the level of unchecked spending via Government Purchase Cards was "startling."

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  16. Florida's third party candidates face long oddsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Orlando Weekly

    You'd be hard-pressed to find anybody on the ballot this season with more passion and frustration about the current state of affairs in politics than Al Krulick. Krulick is running what many would consider a quixotic campaign - he's running against Republican U.S. Rep. John Mica, an established Congressman who's held his office for more than a decade.

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  17. Join a Gym or Get Your Hair Done, Sometimes on Uncle Sam's PlasticRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Government Executive

    The most egregious case cited by Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., at a Tuesday hearing involved some $31,000 spent by Coast Guard employees in fiscal 2013 at a Starbucks in Alameda, Calif. That was followed by details on Job Corps contractors in Miami who in a recent year used travel cards to pay close to $100,000 for trips to the hair salon, clothing and personal phone bills.

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  18. Federal Workers Splurge on Gym Memberships, Hairdos on the Government's DimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | TheBlaze.com

    ... two House members have asked the Government Accountability Office to audit the way these cards are used. Reps. John Mica (R-Fla.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) asked GAO on Wednesday to update its 2008 audit, which found millions of dollars worth of ...

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  19. Tommy Gamble and Wes Neuman: Champ & ChumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... a good thing. Neuman, a 31-year-old Democrat from Longwood, filed to run this year against incumbent Republican John Mica in the 7th Congressional District, then went off the radar sometime during the summer. After an independent in the race, Al ...

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  20. Feds Should Keep an Eye on the Race to Replace Darrell IssaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | Government Executive

    ... in the House. The crop of conservative hopefuls include Jason Chaffetz of Utah and Jim Jordan of Ohio. Reps. John Mica of Florida and Michael Turner of Ohio also reportedly have expressed interest in leading a panel that, under Issa's leadership, ...

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