GOP moderates push back on tea party spending cuts


WASHINGTON (AP) — Midway between the 2012 and 2014 election campaigns, moderate Republican conservatives are beginning to foment a revolt of their own — a backlash to anti-spending tea party shrillness as budget cuts begin to significantly shrink defense and domestic programs.
 
 
 

Obama says GOP won't force government shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he doesn't think congressional Republicans will force...
 

Time to take a bite out of food stamps?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Food stamps look ripe for the picking, politically speaking.
 

Hagel: Budget cuts could harm nation's defense
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon officials insist they are not crying wolf when they say proposed budget...
 

Commanders: Budget cuts could erode nuke arsenal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two top military officers, one slated to take command of America's nuclear arsenal...
 

Treasury's Lew: Congress needs to pass debt limit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress needs to raise the debt limit and take away the "cloud of uncertainty" about...
 

Tricky obstacles ahead to averting shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — There hasn't been a government shutdown in nearly two decades, but top lawmakers...
 

Senate panel refuses IRS cuts sought by GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have stepped in to protect the Internal Revenue Service from huge...
 

Pentagon chief can't offer hope in budget cuts
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The audience gasped in surprise and gave a few low whistles as Defense...
 

US Air Force combat forces, Thunderbirds to fly again after being grounded by budget cuts
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — US Air Force combat forces, Thunderbirds to fly again after being grounded by budget...
 
 
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Florida Politics


Obama to hold year-end news conference
President Barack Obama will hold an end-of-the year news conference at the White House Friday afternoon.
 

Crist visits Gulf Coast, talks education
On Monday, November 18, Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist spent some time on the Gulf Coast. The former Republican governor…
 

Judge won't delay Fla. worker drug test…
A Miami federal judge has refused to delay proceedings in a lawsuit challenging Florida Gov. Rick Scott's plan to require…
 

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Supreme Court News


Supreme Court refuses to delay release…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates…
 

NC challenges Alcoa's property rights for…
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials filed a lawsuit Friday in a long-running fight with Alcoa Inc. over who…
 

Fla. to resume voter purge after high court…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal court is dismissing a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic group and two naturalized citizens…
 

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Blog: Campaign Curiosities


Fun with voting, part 2
Back on Election Day, I told you about the problem I had when I went to vote.. I’m just glad I didn’t need my…
 

“You say I already voted?”
I got a shock when I handed over my driver’s license to election officials this morning, only to find out I had already…
 

Former Ala. gubernatorial candidate donated…
A former Alabama gubernatorial candidate and staunch opponent of gay marriage has reportedly been donating sperm to women…
 

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Florida (change)

 
Nicknamed the “Sunshine State,” Florida has a population of over 18.5 million people. Major cities include the capital of Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami and Pensacola.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Rick Scott
Lieutenant Governor: Jennifer Carroll
Attorney General: Pam Bondi
State Treasurer: Jeff Atwater
Secretary of State: Kurt S. Browning

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