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Obama presses Congress again to pass his Tax Plan

Posted: 07/14/2012 - President Barack Obama is prodding Congress to "skip the unnecessary drama" and pass his proposal to extend Bush-era tax cuts to families earning less than $250,000 a year but not for those who earn more.

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Ethics, Abortion, Gambling on Ga. Primary Ballot

Posted: 07/14/2012 - Ethics, abortion and casino gambling are among the issues Georgia's Republican and Democratic parties are asking their voters to weigh in on this primary election season.

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Georgia Medicaid Overhaul on Hold

Posted: 07/13/2012 - Following Gov. Nathan Deal's lead, Georgia's community health commissioner says the agency is holding off on a wholesale overhaul of the state's Medicaid program because of uncertainty at the federal level.

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Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Fundraising for Reelection Early

Posted: 07/12/2012 - Florida Governor Rick Scott has only been in office a year and a half, but he's already raising money for his re-election campaign. So far this year he's raised nearly $4 million.

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Jobs Report Inspires New Political TV Ads

Posted: 07/12/2012 - A pro-Republican group says it's spending $8 million on new TV ads attacking President Barack Obama for sustained unemployment and calling on him to cut the national debt.

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Ala. PACT Lawsuit Reopened

Posted: 07/11/2012 - The Alabama Supreme Court has reopened a lawsuit over whether Alabama's prepaid college tuition program can pay less than full tuition for students.

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House Votes to Repeal Health Care Reform Law

Posted: 07/11/2012 - The Republican-led House has voted to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. But the election-year move stands no chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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Presidential Campaign on Track to Be Costliest in U.S. History

Updated: 07/10/2012 - This year's presidential campaign could end up costing more than a billion dollars. That would make it the most expensive campaign in American history, and most of the money has been spent on political t.v. ads.

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Michelle Obama Visits Florida

Posted: 07/10/2012 - First lady Michelle Obama told supporters she is fired up and urged them to "get it done in Florida," during a sweep through the state Tuesday.

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FLOTUS Makes Florida Campaign Spin

Posted: 07/10/2012 - First lady Michelle Obama is swinging through Florida, campaigning for her husband and encouraging Americans to register to vote.

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Healthcare and the Latest Presidential 2012 Campaign News

Posted: 07/08/2012 - The tax man cometh to police you on health care...Obama and Romney use ruling to rally core backers...Obama says Congress has 'more to do'...Pro-GOP group airs new ads hitting Obama on jobs...Obama challenges Romney on China trade...Ohio's Portman VP maybe but no meeting with Romney...For Romney, politics is a family affair

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President Signs Student Loan, Transportation Bill

Posted: 07/06/2012 - President Barack Obama says a bill to keep construction workers on the job and prevent a spike in interest rates on new loans to college students "will make a real difference" for millions of Americans.

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Scrap Metal Legislation Hurting Recycling Centers

Posted: 07/06/2012 - A new state law may significantly reduce scrap metal theft by better regulating sales. But the new guidelines also create a new set of challenges for small communities and recycling businesses.

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Debate: Should Ex-Felons Voting Rights be Restored?

Posted: 07/03/2012 - In Florida, convicted felons aren't allowed to vote for at least seven years after they've completed their sentence. Even then, they have to apply to have their voting rights restored, and there's no guarantee they'll succeed. It's one of the nation's most restrictive post-release policies, and critics say it may be endangering public safety.

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Rick Scott Says 'No' to Implementing Federal Health Care Law

Updated: 07/02/2012 - Despite the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the federal health care reform law, Florida Governor Rick Scott says he won't be implementing it, at least for now. He's holding out hope the law will be repealed before January 2014. That's when states will be legally bound to follow it. It's a hope that almost completely depends on a republican victory in November.

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