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John Mica has gone full teabagger (and 5 other things we learned from last night’s debt ceiling vote)

October 17, 2013
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John Mica has gone full teabagger (and 5 other things we learned from last night’s debt ceiling vote)

The government is open. The debt ceiling has been raised. And while we’ll have to endure three months of deficit scolds and super-committees and chained CPI, at least for the moment we can step back from the precipice and take a deep breath. There. Doesn’t that feel better? The votes last night to fund...
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Protesters say the National Federation of Independent Business is linked to large corporations and special interests

November 5, 2012
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Protesters say the National Federation of Independent Business is linked to large corporations and special interests

On Friday, Nov. 2, more than 50 protesters rallied in the northwest Orlando parking lot of Florida Outdoor Equipment, a wholesale distributor of outdoor power equipment in Florida, Georgia and part of Tennessee. The group was made up of members of Organize Now and the Community Business Association of Central Florida (organizations behind the...
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Rep. Dan Webster shouted down by constituents over Republican budget proposal

April 26, 2011
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Rep. Dan Webster shouted down by constituents over Republican budget proposal

Back home from Washington on a break, Congressman Daniel Webster held his second “Stop the Spigot of Spending” town hall meeting this afternoon at the Orange County Education Extension Center in south Orlando. The presentation–held in an auditorium filled to capacity, with people standing in the aisles–was essentially a sales pitch for House Budget...
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Where’s Taliban Dan?

October 1, 2010
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This week, Gawker posted its picks for 2010’s craziest political ads (so far), and we weren’t surprised to see that ads for Florida politicians appeared on the list four times. We were surprised, though, to see that Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson’s controversial “Taliban Dan” ad didn’t make the cut! The ad, which portrays the...
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