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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

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In Fla., President Obama Calls For Equal Pay For Women

President Barack Obama is blending his economic and political pitches by calling for equal pay for women and for Congress to pass more family-friendly workplace policies.

03/20/2014

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David Jolly Sworn In As Florida’s Newest Congressman

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House’s newest congressman struck a note of collegiality on Thursday after a bitter campaign to fill the seat. Republican David Jolly of Florida declared the hard-fought race over moments after Speaker […]

CBS Tampa–03/13/2014

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Obamacare To Play Prominent Role In Midterm Elections

The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall.

CBS Tampa–02/22/2014

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101-Year-Old Man Announces Campaign For Congress

A local man who is 101 years of age has announced his intentions to run for Congress.

CBS Tampa–02/19/2014

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Rubio To Propose Higher Education Overhaul

Addressing what he calls a “growing opportunity gap” between people with and without advanced educations, Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for state-accredited alternatives to four-year colleges and income-based repayments for college loans.

CBS Tampa–02/10/2014

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Rep. Grayson Loses $18 Million In Stock Scheme

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida lost $18 million in a scheme that cheated him and about 120 other investors out of more than $35 million, according to court papers.

12/10/2013

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The Current’s Special Edition: Former CFO Alex Sink, State Rep. James Grant, NYT-Bestselling Author Scott Turow, CBS Tampa Bay Cares

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (November 10th) special FINAL edition of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current with Franco Ripple as host? No problem! Click the audio players above to catch the whole program […]

11/11/2013

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Florida US Rep. Bill Young Dies At 82

Republican Rep. Bill Young, Florida’s longest-serving member of Congress and a defense hawk who was influential on military spending during his 43 years in Washington, died Friday. He was 82.

10/18/2013

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Rubio: ‘The Real Crisis Is That The American Dream Is Eroding’

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is worried that the American dream is eroding.

10/17/2013

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