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Rounding up reactions to the Supreme Court hearing on Arizona immigration crackdown

By | 04.26.12 | 10:06 am

The Supreme Court of the United States, which heard arguments in the lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration enforcement law Wednesday, will not issue its decision until June, but opponents and supporters continue to argue the merits of the state’s crackdown.

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.

Much at stake as Supreme Court hears arguments over Arizona immigration crackdown

By | 04.25.12 | 7:39 am

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today on the legality of four provisions contained in Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. Analysts on both side of this issue say the court’s eventual decision will affect the future of state immigration laws across the U.S.

Sarasota GOP launches petition to pass Arizona-style immigration law in Florida

By | 04.24.12 | 12:29 pm

The Republican Party of Sarasota County has launched a petition supporting the passage of an Arizona-style immigration enforcement law for Florida.

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.

Critics say new Obama drug control strategy repeats the same ‘failed’ policies

By | 04.18.12 | 1:30 pm

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy issued its 2012 strategy Tuesday; opponents insist it maintains the same failed policies of prior administrations.

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.

Labor to Obama: Colombia has not done enough to combat anti-union violence

By | 04.13.12 | 9:23 am

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, and Leo W. Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers, have called on President Obama to not certify the Colombia Free Trade Agreement during the sixth Summit of the Americas that will take place this weekend in Cartagena, Colombia.

Rubio to travel to Summit of the Americas

By | 04.11.12 | 12:46 pm

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will travel Thursday to the sixth Summit of the Americas, which will take place Friday and Saturday in Cartagena, Colombia.

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