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Rubio calls for greater American involvement in Latin America

By | 04.26.12 | 9:19 am

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke at the Brookings Institution Wednesday, discussing foreign policy and American leadership around the world and in the western hemisphere.

Poll: Voters say Super PACs make them less likely to vote

By | 04.24.12 | 12:23 pm

A new national poll released today by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law finds that many Americans “are less likely to vote because of Super PAC spending.”

Obama to court endangered youth vote

By | 04.24.12 | 8:19 am

President Obama will make an appearance today on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which will be televised from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The appearance is an effort to gin up support once more among young voters.

NAACP chapter shuts down West event after he calls House members ‘communists’

By | 04.23.12 | 10:23 am

A local NAACP chapter has canceled an event featuring Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale, because he said in a town hall meeting earlier this month that “up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are Communist Party members.”

Democrats debate drug legalization

By | 04.19.12 | 1:02 pm

Kyle Vogt, a former military police and Special Response Team member, said Wednesday evening at the Miramar Democratic Club that the 40-year war on drugs has not slowed down and has no end in sight.

Romney campaign changing faces to court the Hispanic vote

By | 04.18.12 | 9:06 am

Mitt Romney’s campaign hired GOP campaign strategist Ed Gillespie, while Kris Kobach’s “advisor” status was put in doubt, according to news reports.

Obama, Romney and the importance of the Latino vote

By | 04.16.12 | 9:29 am

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney discussed the importance of the Latino vote over the weekend.

Report: Florida leads nation in campaign contributions to state party committees

By | 04.13.12 | 12:58 pm

A new report from the National Institute on Money in State Politics finds that Florida is No. 1 in the country for the amount of money that state party committees receive in campaign donations. More than $100 million in campaign contributions flooded the coffers of the Democratic and Republican Party committees during the 2009-2010 election cycle.

West raises cash off comment about 80 House Democrats being communists

By | 04.13.12 | 10:32 am

Rep. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale, is standing by comments he made during a town hall a few days ago, in which he claimed up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are members of the Communist Party.

Big business continues to withdraw from American Legislative Exchange Council

By | 04.13.12 | 10:28 am

A campaign launched by several progressive organizations has led eight major corporations to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, where state legislators and business representatives meet to draft model legislation.

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