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1 hr ago | Star-Telegram.com
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.
4 hrs ago | The Michigan Daily Online
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.
8 hrs ago | The Daily Beast
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.
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.
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.
It pays to hold high office. Florida has four of the top 50 richest members of Congress, according to recently released financial data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 02:32 pm
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