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Chimpanzee Research Funding Temporarily Halted

Posted: 12/15/2011 - The government says it will accept strict new limits on using chimpanzees in medical research, after a prestigious scientific group said that experiments with humans' closest relative should be a last resort.

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Harmful Amendment Stripped from FY2012 Defense Authorization

Posted: 12/15/2011 - (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Upon passage of the defense authorization bill, U.S. Representative Martha Roby announced a win for a local military installation after language negatively impacting Maxwell Air Force Base and the Gunter Annex was successfully stripped from the final bill.

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Post Office Closures Delayed

Posted: 12/13/2011 - The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to delay the closing of 252 mail processing centers and 3,700 local post offices until mid-May.

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NW Fla. Residents Voice Concerns to State Lawmakers

Posted: 12/13/2011 - The legislative delegation that represents Jackson County held the meeting Tuesday night at the Jackson County commission chambers to hear what constituents wanted them to address in the upcoming session.

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Summary of Saturday Dec 10 Republican Iowa Debate

Posted: 12/10/2011 - Republicans say lower taxes create jobs...Romney raps Gingrich as inexperienced, unrealistic...Gingrich defends comments on Palestinians...Bachmann, Perry tie Gingrich, Romney together...Romney notes privileged childhood...Santorum, Perry say marriage matters...

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Supreme Court Halts New Texas Electoral Maps

Posted: 12/10/2011 - ...blocked the use of Texas state legislative and congressional district maps that were drawn by federal judges to boost minorities' voting power

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Gov. Rick Scott Unveils 2012 Budget Proposal

Updated: 12/07/2011 - Florida's $2 billion budget deficit hasn't stopped Gov. Rick Scott from unveiling a budget proposal boosting public school funding by a billion dollars. Scott says improving education is critical to making good on his campaign promise to create 700,000 new jobs, but his proposal could mean less money for almost everything else in the state from health care to prisons and the state work force.

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Gingrich Leads In Iowa Poll

Posted: 12/04/2011 - Former House Speaker Gingrich received support from 25 percent of likely voters...

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In or out? Cain To Say Whether He'll Stay in Race

Posted: 12/03/2011 - Herman Cain is keeping supporters in suspense as he readies an announcement on whether he'll abandon his White House bid following a string of sexual harassment allegations and a claim of an extramarital affair.

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U.S. Lawmakers Debate Payroll Tax Deduction Extension

Posted: 12/01/2011 - Senators are debating a pair of proposals to extend a payroll tax cut that expires January 1. Both parties want to keep the tax break, but they don't agree on how to pay for it. If they don't reach common ground by the end of the year, Americans could see their paychecks shrink next year.

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GOP Governors in Orlando for Conference

Posted: 11/30/2011 - Many of the nation's republican governors were in Orlando Wednesday for the Republican Governor's Association conference.

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Fla. Lawmakers Look to Medical Marijuana to Lessen Budget Shortfall

Updated: 11/29/2011 - Florida is facing a $2 billion budget shortfall and state lawmakers are looking for ways to tackle it. Some are now considering the legalization of medical marijuana. They say it will bring in hundreds-of-millions in tax revenue as well as give doctors and patients a new option, but for some it's all about morals.

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