Tag: Tom Rooney

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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.

Obama: Congress Must Finish Job on Minimum Wage

Obama: Congress Must Finish Job on Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Congress should finish the job he started by raising the minimum wage to $10.10. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Americans deserve to know where their representatives stand. He says

Why Did Florida Legislators Delete 2012 Redistricting Map Records?

Republican leaders in the Florida Legislature have admitted to deleting records pertaining to the 2012 congressional and legislative redistricting maps.  Attorneys for the Republican legislature insist that they did not know what the deleted records were, adding that there wasn’t

House Bill Gives Ft.Hood Shooting Victims Combat-Related Benefits

Several members of Congress, including Florida Congressman Tom Rooney (R), have introduced a bill that will give Purple Heart and combat-related benefits to the Little Rock recruiting office and Ft. Hood shooting victims and their families. Just last month, Rooney

IRS Scandal Makes Libertarians Case Against Government

Florida Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) has called for the elimination of the Internal Revenue Service, as a direct result of the scandal that the IRS has targeted ‘Tea Party’ related non-profit organizations.   The IRS has admitted wrongdoing, but now

House GOP Leadership Split Votes Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

House GOP Leadership Split Votes Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

The House voted to pass the Senate’s fiscal cliff bill on Tuesday night. Eighty-five Republicans joined 172 Democrats to pass the bill. And the House Republican leadership split down the middle. House Republican leadership members who voted against the Senate “fiscal

Hillary Clinton Denounces Bachmann's Calls for an Investigation

Hillary Clinton Denounces Bachmann's Calls for an Investigation

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has finally responded to the request by five House Republicans for an investigation into the Islamist links to Clinton’s long-time aide Huma Abedin. Clinton tried to take the moral high ground, saying there is “no

Allen West to Switch Districts, Hasner out of Senate Race

In a deal with several moving parts, Conservative favorite Rep. Allen West will move over and run in Rep. Tom Rooney’s old district, as Rooney moves on to run in a newly created district. Additionally, Adam Hasner will drop his

Dems Propose Back Door Energy Taxes

While Harry Reid may have allowed the energy tax hikes to die on the floor of the Senate, liberals nationwide have continued their attacks on the energy industry. The Gulf oil spill is barely a fond memory of a moratorium