Florida Congressman resigns after cocaine bust

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
SOURCE: radel.house.gov

Florida Congressman Trey Radel resigned on Monday after he was caught trying to buy 3.5 grams of cocaine from an undercover police officer in Washington, D.C. last fall.

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WH report: Failure to extend federal unemployment benefits will cost 240,000 jobs, lower GDP in 2014

Friday, December 20, 2013

Failure to extend federal unemployment benefits for 2014 will result in the loss of about 240,000 jobs and lower next year’s GDP growth by 0.2% to 0.4%, according…

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Transcript: Sen. Marco Rubio on the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration reform bill

Monday, April 29, 2013

Partial transcript of remarks by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act”. The press briefing…

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Top 5 reasons why Republicans opposed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) stood against the U.N. treaty to protect people with disabilities. SOURCE: Lee.Senate.gov

Top 5 reasons cited by Senate Republicans for opposing the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: 

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Palm Beach Post: Former Florida Republicans admit 2011 election laws motivated by suppression of likely Democratic voters

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
WTF-Florida-voter-purge-6.13.12

Former top Florida Republican officials have admitted that suppressing the turnout of minorities and likely Democratic voters was the motivation behind a 2011 election law that significantly reduced…

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BP pleads guilty to criminal charges, will pay $4.5 billion in penalties for Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Deepwater Horizon. SOURCE: U.S. Coast Guard

BP will pay $4 billion to settle criminal charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and caused a massive oil spill that severely…

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Transcript: Press conference Q&A on BP’s guilty pleas to criminal charges from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Edited by Jenny Jiang Transcript of press conference Q&A on BP’s guilty pleas to criminal charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Nov. 15, 2012…

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Transcript: Press conference remarks by Congressman-elect Patrick Murphy

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Transcript of remarks by Congressman-elect Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) at a press conference introducing the newly-elected Democratic House Members on Nov. 13, 2012:

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Obama wins re-election, renews call for bipartisanship to solve nation’s debt problem

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
WTF Election 2012 Obama wins 11.7.12

President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term on Tuesday, winning both the electoral and popular vote by a wider-than-expected margin. By late Tuesday, Obama had secured…

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List of Florida State Senators who voted to shorten early voting by 7 days

Monday, November 5, 2012

List of Florida State Senate lawmakers (all Republicans) who voted for H.B. 1355, which shortened Florida’s early voting period by 7 days. H.B. 1355 passed the Florida State…

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