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Debate Heats Up On Florida ‘Parent Trigger’ Bill

With a vote looming in the Florida House, rival groups are ratcheting up their arguments for and against a bill that would give parents a stronger voice in charting turnaround plans for failing public schools.

CBS Tampa–03/26/2013

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Black Senators Say Auburn Board Needs Diversity

The Alabama Senate has confirmed two new trustees for the Auburn University Board of Trustees. Both of the new trustees, Wayne Smith of Franklin, Tenn., and Michael DeMaiorbus of Huntsville, are white. That’s a point that concerns members of the black caucus in the Senate.

02/18/2013

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Fla. Senate Panel Votes To Ban Spying With Drones

A Florida Senate panel says police should be banned from using drones to spy on citizens.

01/15/2013

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‘Obamacare’ Foes Vent Anger To Florida Senate Committee

Dozens of Tea Party activists and conservative religious leaders flooded a state Senate meeting on the Affordable Care Act on Monday, calling the law a gross overreach by the federal government and begging lawmakers not to implement it.

12/03/2012

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Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

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Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.

11/02/2012

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) speaks before the arrival of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during  a campaign event (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida’s Leading Democrat Seeks Third Term

Standing in front of a small group eating fried chicken and Southern food, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson recalls how this small Panhandle town got a fire truck with the help of the federal stimulus.

10/24/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.

09/26/2012

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Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

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