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U.S. Congressional News

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    October 7, 2009

    Senate Race Looking More Competitive -- on One Side, Anyway

    Flickr: maurice.ferreFerre​Charlie Crist continues to lead in polls, but former House Speaker Marco Rubio has all the momentum in the battle for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. During a quarter when he appeared on the cover of the National Review, dominated straw polls, and received hig ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    The LeMieux-Crist Master Plan Revealed: Senate Dominance by 2012

    Yes, you heard right. In the closing moments of that Capital News Service video, the reporter says that Broward County trailblazer George LeMieux "is leaving open the possibility that he'll run for U.S. Senate in 2012," when that darned Democrat Bill Nelson is up for reelection. Which means if his ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Meek, Rubio, I-Team Ganging Up on Crist and LeMieux, But Other Broward Dems Are Gun-Shy

    Congressman Kendrick Meek just posted the above video from CBS 4's Tuesday newscast to his campaign's YouTube account, and you can see why. It shows Charlie Crist playing dumb about the role that George LeMieux's law firm, Gunster Yoakley, played in getting visas for the immigrant workers who were h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Crist's Bulldog in Lipstick

    George LeMieux: Looks better in a skirt than in a U.S. senator's seat.​Citing a Marco Rubio campaign ad, St. Petersburg Times politics blog Buzz earlier today asked whether Charlie Crist had "pulled a McCain" -- committing a tactical blunder that gives his opponent evidence that he's out of touch ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    If Health-Care Reform Fails, Run for the Border

    Flickr: car-e​Let's hope there's not a Mexican version of Lou Dobbs ready to rage against all the Americans who may soon be tempted to go south of the border for health care. That article in the Arizona Republic quotes a retiree from Broward County who gives this ringing endorsement to IMSS, ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    In Final (?) Installment of the Lemieux Report, Broward Senator-to-Be Pooh-Poohs Elections

    There's your new, unelected U.S. senator, Florida, in his former role as pseudojournalist. I don't throw that term around lightly. It's just that in "Topic One" and "Topic Four," our Broward-based correspondent George LeMieux has sources that can give us a huge helping of inside dirt -- namely, him ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Shameless: Crist Taps LeMieux for Senate

    It seemed too nakedly cynical to be possible -- and yet it just happened. Pass the smelling salts.We warned Charlie Crist this could be his Harriet Miers moment. He didn't listen -- to us or to the people in his campaign who must have had the same anxieties. If Crist gets just half the public backla ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    LeMieux's Appointment a Milestone for Broward

    As far as I can tell -- and I'm going by this list, the most immediate one available -- there has never been a U.S. Senator from Broward County. So what does it say about this county's history of incestuous, corrupt politics that the breakthrough would finally come not through an election but throug ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Meek Lambastes Crist for LeMieux Appointment; Rubio, When Will You Tweet?

    U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek​Congressman Kendrick Meek, the leading Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate just released a statement about Charlie Crist's announcement that he was appointing former chief of staff George LeMieux to the Senate seat vacated by Mel Martinez.From the moment Senator Martinez a ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Lawyer Pals Cheer LeMieux at Fort Lauderdale City Hall

    Photo by Lisa RabLeMieux hugs a friend while Crist looks on.​Standing next to Gov. Charlie Crist's famously tanned mug, George LeMieux looks positively pasty, like a British-transfer student on the first day of spring break. But no one cared this afternoon at Fort Lauderdale City Hall, where Crist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Sotomayor Confirmed for Supreme Court

    As was widely expected (and dreaded, in conservative quarters) the U.S. Senate gave its approval to Barack Obama's appointment for U.S. Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor. Florida's Sen. Mel Martinez was one of just nine Republicans to cast a vote in favor of the appointment. That's because he fell head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Rubio Wins the Week in GOP Senate Race

    Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the EconomyU.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio scored two big endorsements this week, plus the criticism of from one of those Democrat-leaning MSNBC talking heads, which kinda counts as an endorsement. About 1:10 in the video above, Hardbal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Marco Poll-O: Rubio Unfazed by Unpopularity

    twitter.com/marcorubioSure, Charlie Crist landed some big endorsements in his first week as a U.S. Senate candidate -- the National Republican Senatorial Committee for one. The Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, for another. And there were reports Crist might get the early endorsement of the R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    But Does Charlie Like Fish Sticks?

    In picking the week's best quotes for its "Verbatim" page, Time magazine prizes drama (a quote from the co-pilot killed in the plane crash near Buffalo), candor (Jesse Ventura saying what he'd do with a waterboard and Dick Cheney), and gaffes, especially the kind that reveal more truth than they int ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Crist Jumps Into Senate Race

    Flickr User: CABridgesThe would-be future senator with the soon-to-be past Sen. Martinez.Now we got ourselves a bona fide political jamboree. Charlie Crist will seek Florida's U.S. Senate seat on behalf of the Dixiecrat, I mean the Whig, I mean the (could this be right?) Republican Party, even thoug ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Boca Raton's State Legislators Busy Bustin' Iran's Balls, Un-Killing the Electric Car

    flsenate.govDeutchBoca Raton has its own dynamic duo in Tallahassee. There's State Rep. Adam Hasner, the Republican. And there's Sen. Ted Deutch, the Democrat. Based on party affiliation, who would you suppose is the one who wants to play hardball with Iran? And which one is a champion of the electr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Meek Inching Closer to Frontrunner Status

    It would be one thing if a South Florida paper was heralding U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek as the frontrunner in the U.S. Senate's Democratic primary for 2010. It's a far more auspicious thing that a Tampa Bay paper is making that claim, albeit with some hesitation. Along with Orlando, Jacksonville and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Wasserman Schultz Pushing for Delay in Digital TV Switch

    Starting February 18, television signals are scheduled switch to digital, meaning that people with analog televisions (read: the elderly) who don't have converter boxes would lose their signal. But today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to push conversion back to June. President Obama is expe ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    November 7, 2008
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    May 29, 2008

    Lady of the House

    She's got three kids, 650,000 constituents, and millions of watching eyes. Debbie Wasserman Schultz can't keep them all happy.

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    April 25, 2007
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    November 15, 2006
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    October 1, 2006
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    March 30, 2006

    If Waldman's a Dem, What's With the GOP Cash?

    Another in the long tradition of Broward elephants posing as donkeys.

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    February 10, 2005

    Pulp Nonfiction

    A whistle blower alleges that U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney might have rigged the election in South Florida

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    September 2, 2004

    Last Candidate Standing

    Davie's Richard Grayson has built a political career of joke campaigns

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    June 26, 2003

    Taking Stock of Bob Graham

    The South Florida senator and presidential candidate wheels and doodles

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    February 22, 2001

    A Double Whammy

    Two top execs at the gaming company that Boulis built have deep ties to the Christian right

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    December 28, 2000

    Minority Madness

    Wisecracking Democrats in Tallahassee were steamrollered during the presidential contest. But they didn't take it lying down.

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    November 12, 1998

    Impeachment as Cache

    If there's anyone who can feel Bill Clinton's pain, it's ousted-judge-turned-congressman Alcee Hastings

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