Maplight, a group that describes itself as “a nonprofit, nonpartisan, research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics,” released a report Friday that highlights the role of Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, as one of the nine sponsors of a telecommunications bill in Congress who has received significant amounts of money from industry stakeholders.
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In the ongoing legal battle over Arizona’s S.B. 1070 immigration enforcement law, which will be taken up by the Supreme Court later this month, members of Florida’s congressional delegation have signed court briefs on both sides of the issue.
A Broward-County Democrat has a filed suit seeking state officials to remove Barack Obama’s name from the 2012 election ballot, on the grounds that he has not documented that he is eligible for the office. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner and the state Elections Canvassing Commission are named as defendants in the suit.
Political watchdog group CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) has released a report detailing how members of the House of Representatives use their positions to financially benefit their families. In its report, entitled Family Affair, CREW found that 248 House members had “used their positions to financially benefit themselves or family members.” Among those are at least 18 representatives from Florida.
During a recent town hall meeting, Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, argued with a group of young women over a new mandate from the federal government requiring health insurance companies to cover birth control as preventative care. During the debate, he argued that birth control is not a part of health care, telling one woman that she was “missing the point” when she argued otherwise.
A video surfaced this week of Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, questioning the legitimacy of President Obama’s birth certificate during a town hall meeting last month in Florida.
Americans United for Life, an anti-abortion group that has its sights set on Planned Parenthood, announced yesterday that the group has hired Abby Johnson, the Planned Parenthood employee turned high-profile anti-abortion advocate.
Planned Parenthood celebrates the 95th anniversary of its founding this week amid a barrage of political attacks, ranging from a full-on congressional investigation to a proposed federal budget that would defund the chain of women’s clinics.
Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, yesterday appeared on the 700 Club to talk about his recently launched investigation into the finances and policies of Planned Parenthood. During the interview, he discussed the influence of anti-abortion groups on his decision.
A reproductive rights group plans to deliver more than 130,000 signatures today to Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, petitioning him to halt his recently launched investigation into Planned Parenthood, a national chain of women’s health clinics.