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1 hr ago | Star-Telegram.com

Advocates, Florida delegation push immigration program to help rebuild Haiti

A bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives – including those from South Florida – is pushing the Obama administration to create an immigration program for Haitians that would accelerate the flow of immigrants from that country and help it recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake. The effort has been underway for four years, though, and there's little public indication whether the White House will or won't ultimately back it.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Representative Joe Garcia, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alcee Hastings, Representative Lois Frankel, Representative Frederica Wilson

4 hrs ago | The Michigan Daily Online

Democrats and Republicans try to attract student voters for midterm elections

As a potential shift in the balance of power in Washington looms with just 50 days until the midterm elections, both Republicans and Democrats have begun ramping up voter mobilization efforts with an eye towards a demographic historically not keen on showing up at the polls: young people. By some estimates, the Democrats are projected to lose control of the Senate and remain the House minority, according to The Rothenberg Political Report, though popular political statistician Nate Silver has noted many Senate races narrowing in Democrats' favor in recent weeks.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Democrat, Senator Chris Murphy, Senator Elizabeth Warren

8 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Top Women Smashing Fundraising RecordsBy Patricia Murphy

Women have emerged as the greatest fundraisers in this electoral cycle, particularly on the Democratic side, upending the old myth that they were no good at that side of politics. One of the most persistent myths in politics-- that women shy away from campaigns because they don't "have the stomach" for fundraising-is taking a beating this election cycle as women have emerged as top money makers, both for their own campaigns and on behalf of other candidates and national campaign committees.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama

12 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Disastrous Summer

Debbie Wasserman Schultz should be counting down until the end of the summer. Simply put, the Florida congresswoman who leads the DNC had a disastrous season.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Barack Obama, Scott Walker, US Governors

Mon Sep 15, 2014

UnionLeader.com

Another View -- Sharon Day: The Democrats' claim to be the party for women is just not believable

MY FELLOW Floridian and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz sure has a knack for undercutting her own arguments.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Scott Walker, US Governors, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Representative Bruce Braley, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Breitbart.com

Why Republicans Should Never Play Nice with Democrats

Democrats routinely deride Republicans as extremists bent on coarsening the discourse. In January 2014, in the same interview in which he infamously claimed that ISIS was a "jayvee" team, President Obama blamed conservative media for polarizing the country: The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I'm not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I'm somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things we've put in place worked better than people might think.

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Related Topix: US News, Rush Limbaugh, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Scott Walker, US Governors, Tea Party

Thu Sep 11, 2014

UnionLeader.com

Former GOP recruiter says party neglects young voters

A former chairman of college Republicans joined Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thursday to respond to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's two-day visit to New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Manchester, NH

Wed Sep 10, 2014

FishBowl

Save the Date: Susan G. Komen's Honoring the Promise Gala Next Thursday with Joan Lunden

As we head into fall, Susan G. Komen's Honoring the Promise gala is back with former ABC "Good Morning America" co-host Joan Lunden as its emcee. Komen will honor Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and The Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein for their commitment in the fight to end breast cancer.

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Related Topix: Good Morning America, Entertainment, Television, Joan Lunden, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Health, Breast Cancer, Medicine

The Orlando Sentinel

Congress cracking down on tax-refund fraud

Congress is moving to crack down on tax-return fraud, a form of identity theft that has exploded across Florida in recent years. The House passed a bill this week introduced by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz that would toughen penalties and widen enforcement to try to spare taxpayers from losing thousands of dollars of refunds.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Florida, Social Security, Personal Finance

Business Journal

Florida boasts richest members of Congress

It pays to hold high office. Florida has four of the top 50 richest members of Congress, according to recently released financial data.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Alcee Hastings, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Vern Buchanan, Republican, Florida

WebCPA

House Passes Bill to Stop Taxpayer Identity Theft

The House has passed legislation that would toughen the penalties for criminals who engage in identity theft through stolen tax returns. H.R. 744, the Stopping Tax Offenders and Prosecuting Identity Theft Act of 2014, also known as the STOP Identity Theft Act, passed the House by voice vote.

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Related Topix: Tax, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Lamar Smith

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

PPP Poll: Crist, med pot barely lead

Yet another poll, this one from PPP, finds the governor's race close, showing Democrat Charlie Crist holding a 3 point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott , and the medical marijuana initiative floating just above the 60 percent level needed for adoption in Florida. In a poll taken of 818 likely voters Sept.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Patrick Murphy, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Adam Putnam, Charlie Crist, US Governors

Sunshine State News

Obama Still Drowning in Florida; Rubio Leads State Democratic Rivals

A new poll shows President Barack Obama is upside down in Florida while U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., starts off with the lead over two Democratic rivals as he looks ahead to running for a second term in 2016. Public Policy Polling , a firm with connections to leading Democrats, released a poll Tuesday which shows a majority of Florida voters -- 54 percent -- disapprove of Obama's performance in the White House.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Bill Nelson, Barack Obama

PennLive.com

Local Democrat repudiates remark from national party leader: PennLive letters

In describing the policies of the governor of Wisconsin, Wasserman Schultz said "Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand" and that Republican extremists are "grabbing [women] by the hair and pulling [them] back." This imagery, connoting domestic violence, is inappropriate and unacceptable.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Scott Walker, US Governors, Opinion

MLive.com

Michigan concerned with accuracy of Democrat program for online absentee ballot registration

The Michigan elections bureau has issued a warning about problems with a new Democratic Party program that lets voters apply online for absentee ballots , saying clerks are getting applications for voters who live outside the jurisdiction and signatures that do not match voter records. The late Monday alert to local election administrators statewide, obtained by The Associated Press, also cites concerns about duplicate applications and applications without signatures.

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Related Topix: Michigan, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Crooks and Liars

Fox's Tantaros Jumps The Gun, Attacks White House For Not Weighing In On Ray Rice Video

Fox's Andrea Tantaros attacked President Obama for not weighing in on the Ray Rice video, just before the White House released a statement this Monday. For anyone who wasn't already sure that Fox's Andrea Tantaros has a full blown case of Obama Derangement Syndrome, she left no doubt after this little rant on this Monday's Outnumbered .

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Scott Walker, US Governors, Liberal Political News

Sunshine State News

Ted Deutch Could Be the Future for Florida Democrats in Senate Races

Democrats have a pretty thin bench in Florida, but increasingly more than a few eyes are turning toward Ted Deutch for a Senate bid in 2016 or 2018. Deutch scored an extremely impressive win in the Democratic primary last month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Robert Wexler, Bill Nelson

Mon Sep 08, 2014

News Max

RNC's Priebus: Media 'Forest Fire' If I Made DNC Chair's Remarks

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says if he had made the same tasteless domestic-violence cracks uttered by his Democratic counterpart, the media would have pounced on him. "Believe me, if I would've said something like that obviously it would've been a forest fire and people would've gone crazy," Priebus said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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Related Topix: Reince Priebus, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Scott Walker, US Governors, Barack Obama

The Item

Dems criticize Christie on one-year anniversary of GWB scandal

John Currie, chairman of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, far left and second from left, leave Hudson Terrace after giving a press conference overlooking the George Washington Bridge on the one year anniversary the bridge gridlock began. State and national Democrats hammered Governor Christie Monday on the one-year anniversary of the politically-engineered traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge, saying the scandal raises questions about his ability as a leader.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Chris Christie, US Governors, Fort Lee, NJ

Sun Sep 07, 2014

American Thinker

Dem candidate says GOP worse than ISIS

Hot on the heels of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz intimiating that Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker beats women, comes a Democratic congressional candidate from Alabama's 3rd district who claims the House GOP is worse than ISIS. Jesse T. Smith, a Democrat who is running for Congress in Alabama, believes that the sins of the Middle East's most prolific active jihadist group are insignificant compared to those of Republicans in Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, US Governors, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi

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