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Fla. Teacher Merit Pay Law Expanding to College Professors?

Updated: 09/20/2011 - Last spring, Florida lawmakers passed a law tying teacher pay to student test scores. Now there's talk of taking that system to college campuses with the goal of improving graduation rates. Opposition to *this* plan could be even more intense.

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Republicans Criticize President Obama's Deficit Plan

Updated: 09/19/2011 - President Obama's debt reduction plan is drawing sharp criticism from republicans. The president wants to raise taxes on the rich, but republicans say that's a non-starter.

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Florida Redistricting Begins

Updated: 09/19/2011 - Florida lawmakers are getting down to business on redistricting. Over the next six months, they'll be carving out the sunshine state's new legislative and congressional district boundaries, and the stakes have rarely been higher.

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Bachmann: Solyndra Shows Obama's Abuse of Power

Posted: 09/17/2011 - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says a half-billion dollar government loan to a solar energy manufacturer is an example of an "abuse of authority and power."

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Roby Speaks on Floor of congress

Posted: 09/15/2011 - (WASHINGON, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Martha Roby delivered a speech today on the House floor recognizing the important role of military families. Representing several military installations in her district, and as a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Roby is an advocate for America’s service men and women, and their families.

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Florida Teacher Merit Pay Law Under Fire

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Last spring, the Florida legislature passed a controversial law making it easier to fire teachers. Supporters say it's a way of weeding out ineffective educators, but now the state teacher's union is filing suit, calling the law unconstitutional.

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Sessions: NASA Announcement is Good News for Alabama

Posted: 09/14/2011 - WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following comments today after NASA announced it had selected the design of the new Space Launch System:

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Rep. Roby Meets with Maj. Gen. Crutchfield

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Rep. Martha Roby met with Major General Anthony Crutchfield, Commanding General for U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Ft. Rucker, in her Washington, D.C., office on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

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President Talks Jobs in Detroit

Posted: 09/05/2011 - President Obama told thousands of union members and supporters Monday there's a lot of work to do to repair the damage from the recession.

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Sessions Comments about TVA

Posted: 08/19/2011 - WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) made the following comments after the TVA Board announced it would complete a nuclear reactor unit at the Bellefonte site in North Alabama.

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Florida Hospital Funding Crisis

Updated: 08/17/2011 - Under federal law, a hospital can't turn away patients in emergency situations if they don't have health insurance. In Florida, public hospitals care for most of the uninsured using state funding to cover their bills, but they're getting less money than ever before.

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Ga. House Committee Approves Redistricting Plan

Posted: 08/16/2011 - The Georgia House has approved a plan to redraw the state's 180 House districts, a proposal that would force 20 incumbents to face off against each other.

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President Obama Begins Bus Tour

Posted: 08/15/2011 - President Obama is trying to take the spotlight back from GOP candidates in the Midwest. His three-day economy bus tour is hitting three states critical to his re-election.

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Scott Launches Robocalls to Boost Popularity; Opponents Follow Suit

Updated: 08/15/2011 - According to recent polls, Florida governor Rick Scott is one of the country's least-popular leaders. With approval ratings in the low 30s, he's launched a robo-call campaign touting his accomplishments, but his opponents have launched a campaign of their own.

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Gun Carry Laws Challenged in Florida

Posted: 08/03/2011 - All across Florida local governments have passed their own gun laws, many making it illegal to publically carry a gun even if you have a permit. There's one problem with those laws. They're illegal. Now Tallahassee is ordering city hall to throw the book away or else.

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