Search Results: Florida
Summary  |  Headline Only

October 21, 2011 11:06 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. West: Wall Street Occupiers Are Stalinist "Gangs" Of "Bad People"

Continue reading

October 17, 2011 4:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Rick Scott Tries To Steal Occupy Wall Street's Thunder

Continue reading

October 07, 2011 1:21 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Meet Anti-Choice Crusader Rep. Cliff Stearns

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, may not be the most visible opponent of reproductive rights, but his recently launched investigation into Planned Parenthood and its affiliates has brought to light his extensive anti-choice record. In the wake of lobbying efforts by social conservative groups, Stearns has requested years of the reproductive health care provider's financial and policy records — a transparent attempt to find an excuse to deprive the organization of funding and disrupt its services. Meet Cliff Stearns, a new Tea Party caucus member and pawn of the right currently leading the crusade against women's rights.

Continue reading

October 07, 2011 12:30 pm ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week of October 2

Continue reading

October 06, 2011 2:01 pm ET filed under Fact Check

The House GOP's Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

In September, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, initiated an investigation of Planned Parenthood's financial records looking for misappropriated federal funds and requesting paperwork going back over 13 years. This Republican vendetta against Planned Parenthood is part of a larger fight in which Republicans are trying to prevent women from being in control of their reproductive health. To that end, House Republicans introduced a multitude of bills and amendments since January that would chip away at women's reproductive rights by eliminating Title X funding, defunding Planned Parenthood, imposing harsh restrictions on funding for abortions, replacing sexual education programs with abstinence-only programs, redefining rape to limit abortion exceptions, reinstating the global gag rule, supporting crisis pregnancy centers and imposing harsher parental notification laws.

Continue reading

October 05, 2011 12:29 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Allen West Accuses White House Of "Racism"

Continue reading

September 30, 2011 3:16 pm ET filed under Blog

Republican War On Women's Health Redux

Continue reading

September 28, 2011 2:46 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. West: "The President Is A Marxist Because He Believes In The Separation Of Classes"

Continue reading

September 16, 2011 12:14 pm ET filed under Blog

House Oversights - Week Of September 11

Continue reading

September 14, 2011 1:23 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott Falsely Claims Florida "Never" Gets Back Its Federal Tax Money

Continue reading

September 13, 2011 2:24 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Mica Omits Union-Busting Push From Speech Whitewashing His FAA Shutdown

From the September 13, 2011, session of the U.S. House of Representatives:

Continue reading

September 02, 2011 4:52 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. West: Democrats Are Party Of "Slavery," "Segregation," And "Secession"

Continue reading

August 25, 2011 9:16 am ET filed under Blog

If Medicare "Weakened Us As A People," Why Does Sen. Rubio Want To "Save" It?

Continue reading

August 24, 2011 3:31 pm ET filed under Blog

As Predicted, Florida Loses Money On Gov. Scott's Welfare Drug Testing Scheme

Continue reading

August 18, 2011 2:04 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. West: I'm "The Modern Day Harriet Tubman"

From the August 17, 2011, episode of The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News:

Continue reading

August 18, 2011 9:09 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. West: I'm "The Modern Day Harriet Tubman"

Continue reading

August 16, 2011 5:28 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Mica Rewrites History, Politics Of His FAA Shutdown

Continue reading

August 16, 2011 5:19 pm ET filed under Fact Check

REALITY CHECK: Rep. Mica Rewrites History, Politics Of His FAA Shutdown

In a letter to the editor of the Florida Times-Union last Friday, Rep. John Mica (R-FL) attempted to rewrite the reasons behind the recent shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. Unfortunately for the Republican transportation chairman, the real reasons are well documented: Mica led the GOP's effort last spring to revert to an old, anti-labor rule for union elections in FAA-regulated industries, and when Democrats rejected that move it became necessary to pass another short-term extension of FAA authority. With that short-term extension expiring, and Congress set to recess for the rest of August, Mica attempted to gain political leverage for the anti-union rule by including a cut to rural airport subsidies which would impact airports in states represented by Democratic senators. We know that Mica's move was about leverage and not policy because he said so himself, on the record.

Continue reading

August 08, 2011 11:15 am ET filed under Blog

The Most Insidious Thing Rep. Allen West Has Ever Heard

Continue reading

August 04, 2011 10:02 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders Boehner, Cantor Brazenly Misrepresent Who 'Played Politics' With FAA

Continue reading

August 01, 2011 12:31 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott Celebrates Anti-Abortion Laws That 'Create Choice'

Continue reading

July 29, 2011 11:09 am ET filed under Blog

Bad Economic News And GOP Solutions That Would Make Things Worse

Continue reading

July 26, 2011 3:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Gov. Scott Minimizes Consequences Of Default: "The Market Has Already Priced It In"

Continue reading

July 26, 2011 8:15 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. West's Anti-Muslim Posse Prove They're Not Ready For Prime Time

Continue reading

July 21, 2011 12:09 pm ET filed under Blog

In Reversal, Rep. West Admits Default Would Be "Calamitous"

Continue reading

July 21, 2011 10:40 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. West Defends Outburst: "Don't Poke Me In The Chest"

Continue reading

July 19, 2011 9:46 am ET filed under Blog

Former GOP Rep. Proposes Mass Government Layoffs To Solve Default Crisis

Continue reading

July 18, 2011 10:38 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 17, 2011

Continue reading

July 18, 2011 10:21 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 17, 2011

The looming default crisis dominated the Sunday talk shows, which meant Republicans were busy misrepresenting their own proposals, the polling about their proposals, and the policies that put us in this mess to begin with. On NBC, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) claimed the GOP's balanced budget amendment scheme is the only way to satisfy credit raters about U.S. creditworthiness, which is simply not true. On ABC, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) pretended that polling supports the GOP's anti-tax zealotry despite at least 21 polls this year that show broad opposition to their ideological stance. On Fox, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) falsely claimed the GOP's scheme doesn't require even steeper cuts to the safety net than the House 2012 budget and unfairly laid the blame for our debt entirely at President Obama's feet, and Herman Cain lied about who pays top-end income tax rates. Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani misrepresented recent economic history and exaggerated his own budget accomplishments in New York City, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) misled viewers about Social Security.

Continue reading

July 15, 2011 2:19 pm ET filed under Blog

Majority Of GOP Caucus Votes To Eliminate Energy Efficiency Education

Continue reading

Previous
of 7
Next