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Alabama Democrats Blast Riley-supporting PAC’s Flimsy Excuse for Illegal Donation

Posted: 07/25/2011 - MONTGOMERY — Earlier today, the Republican State Leadership Committee said that the $50,000 donation made to Governor Bob Riley’s Alabama 2014 PAC was ‘a mistake’ and that the money had been sent back. No amended report has been filed with the Secretary of State’s office indicating the donation was returned.

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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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Gov. Scott Eyes Sunrail

Posted: 06/21/2011 - In his nearly six months as Florida's governor, Rick Scott has frozen regulations, laid off state workers and eliminated an entire agency... All in the name of protecting taxpayers. Now he's on the verge of deciding whether to keep or scrap a controversial commuter rail project in central Florida.

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Sen. Reid: Don't Cut Medicaid

Posted: 06/14/2011 - Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has issued a warning to republicans to keep Medicare cuts off the table, saying democrats will not cave on cutting funding to the important program.

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Fed Chairman: Raise the Debt Ceiling

Posted: 06/14/2011 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is urging republicans to support a vote to raise the nation's borrowing limit.

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Banning Happy Meal Toys?

Posted: 06/13/2011 - They're a staple of America's fast-food restaurants... Shiny toys, packaged inside children's meals, designed to entice mom and dad to buy their kids that burger and fries. Now with the toys under assault by consumer watchdog groups, Florida lawmakers have taken decisive action to keep them, but this food fight is by no means over.

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Health Care Lawsuit in Appeals Court

Posted: 06/08/2011 - Florida led the way in filing a suit to overturn the federal health care reform law. Twenty-five other states have joined that lawsuit, and Wednesday it went before the highest appeals court in the land.

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