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GOP Whiffs on Reforming Refugee Program

As Republicans in Congress race to complete their work on an end-of-year spending package before the holidays, any attempt to reform or curtail President Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq is being left on the legislative floor.

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Trey Gowdy Doesn’t See the Next Ronald Reagan Coming

Rep. Trey Gowdy flew down to Florida this week to support two of his friends, former Congresswoman Sandy Adams, who is running for Congress in Florida’s 6th congressional district, as well as Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat Marco Rubio is vacating in 2016.

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Kerry Admits: States Can Keep Iran Sanctions

During his testimony on Tuesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that states may retain their own sanctions against Iran. However, Kerry said, the Obama administration “will take steps” to urge the states “not to interfere.”

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House Oversight Republicans Call For Removal Of IRS Commissioner, Threaten Impeachment

“As leader of the IRS, Commissioner John Koskinen has repeatedly failed to take responsibility for the destruction of evidence by the agency an the numerous misstatements he made to Congress abut this matter. Because of his actions, and the actions of others at the agency he leads the American people may never know the truth about the IRS’ targeting for conservative-tax-exempt applications,” the lawmakers wrote Monday in the nearly 30-page letter highlighting the Committee’s findings against Koskinen and the IRS to comply with their probe.

Amazing Race: Rumble To Replace Rubio in Florida Wide Open, Poll Shows

With Florida’s August 2016 primary still more than a year away, it would be highly unlikely for any candidate to have the race sewn up already, but this poll does settle some questions about how the race would be affected if some of the potential candidates jumped in: former Attorney General Bill McCollum (R-FL) and Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL).

Club for Growth Calls FL. Sen. Candidate David Jolly the ‘C’ Word

That would be Charlie Crist, the former Florida Governor who used to be a Republican, then bailed on the party to run as an independent after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) surged to a double-digit lead in the 2010 Senate primary. Crist’s name has become a shorthand insult whenever someone wishes to challenge a candidate’s conservative credentials, and when Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) jumped into the Florida Senate race on Monday, the Club for Growth had thrown the Crist name at him within a few hours.

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera Will Run For Rubio’s Senate Seat

López-Cantera, Florida’s first Hispanic Lieutenant Governor, previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2004 until term limited out in 2012. During his time in the Legislature, he was Majority Whip and then Majority Leader. In 2012, he was elected Property Appraiser of Miami-Dade County.