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Debt Ceiling Debate Continues

Posted: 07/24/2011 - Congress is facing an Aug. 2 deadline to raise the debt limit and head off an unprecedented government default.

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Congressman Accused of Affair

Posted: 07/24/2011 - ...a young woman from California accused Oregon congressman U.S. Rep David Wu of an unwanted sexual encounter...

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Senator Richard Shelby Coulumn

Posted: 07/21/2011 - The Danger of an Unaccountable 'Consumer-Protection' Czar The SEC and FDIC are led by boards. Why should one person have sweeping powers over the economy?

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Mike Haridopolos Drops Out of U.S. Senate Race

Posted: 07/18/2011 - The leader of the Florida state senate won't be making the move to Washington. Mike Haridopolos dropped his bid to capture Senator Bill Nelson's seat. The announcement comes after a rough couple of months for Haridopolos, which included a turbulent legislative session, some major staff departures and ethics complaints. The news has insiders wondering if Haridopolos had other motivations for calling it quits.

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Kay Ivey ‘Not Aware’ of Romney PAC Despite Receiving Thousands

Posted: 07/15/2011 - MONTGOMERY — Despite chairing Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign in Alabama, Lt. Governor Kay Ivey told the Montgomery Advertiser this week she had ‘no prior knowledge’ of the PAC Romney has been using to shuffle money to his national political operations and Republican candidates across the country since 2006.

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Referral Fees Against Alabama Ethics Law

Posted: 07/14/2011 - The chairmen of the House and Senate Ethics Committees have sent a letter to legislators saying referral fees from lobbyists are not allowed under Alabama's new ethics law.

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72 Hour Qualifying Window Unfair to All But Political Insiders

Posted: 07/12/2011 - MONTGOMERY — In a blatant demonstration of partisan favoritism, Governor Robert Bentley today declared that he would provide just 72 hours for candidates to qualify to run for the recent vacancies in State House Districts 45 and 48, severely limiting the ballot access window for potential candidates.

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Roby Questions Small Business Owner

Posted: 07/08/2011 - Rep. Roby questions committee hearing witness John Carew, a small business owner, regarding the impact the NLRB’s proposed union election plan would have on his business.

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Florida Republicans Nervous Over Greer Trial

Updated: 07/06/2011 - The Casey Anthony trial may be over, but it could have a profound impact on Florida politics. It forced the grand theft trial of the state republican party's former chairman to be delayed, and now high ranking republicans fear a September surprise.

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