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Marco Rubio Slips in Latest Poll

It’s still early in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race, but things are not looking all that good for Sen. Marco Rubio. The most recent Mason-Dixon poll shows that Rubio has dropped 15 percentage points from former Governor Jeb Bush among Florida voters, in comparison to the previous Mason-Dixon poll that had Rubio and Bush virtually tied among the Republican electorate in the Sunshine State.


Alan Grayson Is Running for Senate

After mulling over his options, and keeping the national press sitting on the edge of their seats, hoping that he will make the much anticipated run, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) has announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

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Bipartisan Support Against U.S.-Cuba Relations Exists

President Obama’s move to take Cuba off the State Sponsors of Terrorism list and “normalize” relations between the U.S. and that criminal regime has been met with bipartisan disapproval in the U.S. Congress, leaving many Americans questioning where their values as a country have gone.

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GOP’s Failed Plan to Win Over Hispanics

Recent polls indicate that Republicans will not fair as well in the 2016 general election as in the Republican primary elections when it comes down to the controversial issue of immigration reform.

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Homeland Security Chairman Warns of Potential July 4th Terror Threats in US

Americans were once again given a stern and ominous warning to stay “vigilant” to the threat of terrorist attacks leading up to July Fourth festivities. This warning comes after the recent radical Islamic terrorist attacks overseas in Kuwait, France, and Tunisia were carried out, as well as continued Islamist threats against the U.S.

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Alan Grayson Calls Fast-Track Unconstitutional

Rep. Alan Grayson, the outspoken and often controversial congressman from Florida, recently penned an opinion editorial in the Huffington Post, where he pointed out that the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)—or “Fast-Track”—is unconstitutional.

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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.

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Jeb Bush Blamed for Poor Child Welfare Services in Florida

Just when you thought Democrats couldn’t get any more desperate, Florida’s Democrat Party is pushing a Daily Beast “story” all but blaming Jeb Bush for losing 500 children assigned to the state’s foster care system while he was governor.

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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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Marco Rubio vs. The New York Times

Those little New York Times articles (hit pieces) about Senator Marco Rubio and his main squeeze, Jeanette Rubio, receiving 17 traffic infractions, as well as living a lavish, Miami Vice-style life in West Miami, Florida, continue to be clowned by other members of the media.

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Rubio Vows to Block Obama’s Cuba Ambassador Nominee

Rubio penned a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry pressing him to “prioritize actions in four key areas” during the ongoing “normalizations of relations” between the Castro brothers and the U.S.

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Jeb Bush Stands Firm on Common Core

On a presumed private conference call with the Alabama Republican Party, where he was showcased as the “featured guest,” former Florida Governor Jeb Bush once again expressed his support for Common Core education standards and a “pathway to earned legal status” for millions of illegal aliens.

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Scott Walker Considers Skipping Florida to Let Bush, Rubio Fight It Out

“If we chose to get in, I don’t think there’s a state out there we wouldn’t play in, other than maybe Florida, where Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are,” said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on the Laura Ingraham show earlier this week, signaling that his potential presidential campaign could avoid Florida and let Rubio and Bush fight for that state’s delegates.

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Army Vet, Double-Amputee Brian Mast May Run for Congress

The 2016 Republican congressional primary race in Florida’s 18th congressional district could very well shape up to be one of the most, if not the most, contested and looked upon primary races of the upcoming election cycle.

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When Being Considered a Gay City Isn’t Gay Enough

The presumed gay Mecca that is Key West, Florida, is getting somewhat of a street makeover, as city officials have approved “rainbow-colored crosswalks” for two city streets, essentially for gay-ing up the already very gay-friendly city.

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Obama Bails Out Florida Legislature

The federal government has just bailed out Florida’s embattled legislature by giving them more Low Income Pool (LIP) dollars to pay for health care, essentially giving them the funds they need to come to a state budget agreement in the upcoming special session.

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Democrats Rally Against Alan Grayson

The Democratic Party long-knives are out and looking to find their way deep into outspoken Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson’s back.

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Miami Congressional Delegation Supports DACA Kids Serving in Military

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted on and passed a national defense bill that was stripped of an amendment that would have given all of those executive-amnestied Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) kids the opportunity to enlist in the U.S. military.


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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