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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.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) waves to supporters after announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the …

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).

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Democrats are in a Meltdown over FL Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera Running for Senate

As Breitbart News reported, López-Cantera is Florida’s first Hispanic Lieutenant Governor and 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.

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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.

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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.

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‘One Tough Grandma’ Sandy Adams Is Running for Congress

“The toughest” member of the House freshman class of 2010, according to the New York Times, is back on the campaign trail. Former Congresswoman Sandy Adams (R) has formally announced her candidacy in Florida’s 6th congressional district race.

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Rep. Alan Grayson Looks to Run for Senate in Florida

He isn’t even in the race yet, and Rep. Alan Grayson is already touting an April 6, 2015, Quinnipiac poll that shows him besting Republican Senatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) in the 2016 Senate general election race in Florida.

FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year …

Dept. of Veterans Affairs to Be Grilled by Congress

The embattled Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to receive congressional scrutiny over that government agency’s ongoing struggle to provide adequate and timely healthcare to U.S. military servicemen and servicewomen.

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Florida GOP Chairman: ‘This State Is Going Red in 2016’

ORLANDO, Florida—As the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) gathers in Orlando for their quarterly meeting, RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia joined Breitbart News for an exclusive interview about the party’s plans for 2016 and the important role he expects Florida to play in the elections.

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Florida Representative Tops Rubio as Top State Conservative

According to the American Conservative Union’s 2014 congressional rankings in Florida, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) is the state’s top conservative, besting Senator Marco Rubio and potential senatorial opponent, Rep. Jeff Miller (R).

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Sandy Adams Looks to Run for Congress

Former Republican Congresswoman Sandy Adams has all but announced that she is running for Rep. Ron DeSantis’s soon-to-be open congressional seat. The popular member of Congress declared that he would seek to replace Senator Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate.

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Report: Rep. DeSantis To Run for Rubio’s Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) will reportedly launch a Senate campaign. He starts with a war chest of more than $1 million in his House campaign account, which federal election law permits him to roll over into a Senate campaign.

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Florida Senate Race Heats Up After Rubio’s Announcement

MIAMI, Florida — Now that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has officially thrown his hat in the presidential ring, the chatter is heating up about who among the many Republican contenders might run for his Senate seat.

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Florida Surprise: Jeff Atwater Won’t Run for Marco Rubio’s Senate Seat

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater says he’s decided not to run for the Senate seat that is expected to be vacated by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Rubio will launching a presidential campaign on Monday and Florida law will not allow him to remain on the ballot for both races.

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U.S. Congressmen Introduce ‘Boycott Our Enemies, Not Israel Act’

Two Republican Congressmen, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) have introduced the “Boycott Our Enemies, Not Israel Act,” which seeks to push back against the vicious delegitimization campaign employed by the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

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Replacements for Rubio in Senate Start to Line Up

If Senator Marco Rubio decides to run for president instead of running for reelection to the U.S. Senate, Florida CFO Jeff Atwater is in good position to win Rubio’s seat, if an election was held today. The latest Mason-Dixon poll

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DeSantis’ Potential Senate Run in 2016

Popular conservative and Navy Reserve Officer, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), is mulling over a possible run for the U.S. Senate, if sitting Senator Marco Rubio decides to vacate his seat and run for president.

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Report: Top Conservative Congressmen Quit GOP Leadership Whip Team

Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis (R) is said to have quit the House Republican whip team because House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) has politicized the procedural vote process and has threatened to kick out those members who did not conform to the wishes and demands of House leadership, this according to a source very close to whip team itself.

IRS Stalling FOIA Request

In response to IRS Stonewalling NRSC FOIA Request RE Correspondence With Dem Members of Congress:  Yeah, I picked up on this story earlier today, and added this little tid bit of info to it: Republicans are doing what past Republican

DeSantis Challenges Obama's Obamacare Executive Orders

Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL), continues to push forward his pro-Constitution agenda of legislating, as he introduced a bill that would challenge President Obama’s  Executive Orders on healthcare.   In the video clip below, Fox News dug up a 2008

Can A Bill Passed In Congress Protect Americans From Obamacare?

Florida Blue’s decision to drop 300,000 health insurance policies has prompted some of Florida’s top politicos, including Senator Marco Rubio (R) and Representative Ron DeSantis (R), to reaffirm their concerns over the Obamacare law.  These Floridians will be forced into

Exclusive–DeSantis: No Conference on Senate Immigration Bill

Exclusive–DeSantis: No Conference on Senate Immigration Bill

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, has called on House GOP leadership to be open and honest about their intentions with any forthcoming immigration bills before they come to the floor.  DeSantis said House GOP

GOP: Govt Should Feel Obamacare Pain They're Inflicting on Americans

GOP: Govt Should Feel Obamacare Pain They're Inflicting on Americans

On Monday, House Republican leaders indicated they would attach the Vitter amendment and a one-year delay of Obamacare’s individual mandate to the short-term resolution to fund the government and send it back to the Senate. The amendment would prevent federal