Rand Paul considering expanded whistleblower laws for contractors
April 6th, 2014
01:10 PM ET
5 months ago

Rand Paul considering expanded whistleblower laws for contractors

Orlando, Florida (CNN) – Speaking to a libertarian-leaning audience Sunday about ex-contractor Edward Snowden, Sen. Rand Paul said he’s thinking about ways to "expand the whistleblower statute to government contractors."

“We’ve got so many millions of government contractors that when they see something wrong, they should be able to report it without repercussions,” he said in a live video appearance to a Florida conference hosted by the Campaign for Liberty.

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Filed under: Edward Snowden • Florida • NSA • Rand Paul • Ron Paul
April 6th, 2014
09:01 AM ET
5 months ago

The 'Inside Politics' forecast: Recruiting Sink to run again

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

1. RECRUITING SINK TO RUN AGAIN: Alex Sink is suddenly back in vogue as Democrats look to try again in a Florida House district they lost in a special election last month.

Sink was their candidate then, and a lot of Democrats blamed a subpar campaign on her narrow loss. But Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee leaders remain convinced she is their best candidate in November.

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Filed under: Alex Sink • Chris Christie • Florida • Inside Politics • Susan Collins
Bush silent on Christie bridge joke
March 21st, 2014
01:58 PM ET
5 months ago

Bush silent on Christie bridge joke

(CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush didn't take the bait Friday when he was jokingly asked if he had closed any bridges during his time as governor.

The moment came during an appearance at the Broward County economic forum in Davie, Florida, where Bush, a potential presidential candidate, delivered a keynote address before sitting down for a Q&A on stage.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Florida • Jeb Bush • New Jersey
March 12th, 2014
07:33 PM ET
6 months ago

What we learned from Florida-13

(CNN) - Here's something shocking.

Democrats and Republicans totally disagree about the significance of the GOP's victory in the first major competitive congressional ballot box test of 2014.

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Filed under: Florida
Republicans keep House seat in Florida special election
March 11th, 2014
07:53 PM ET
6 months ago

Republicans keep House seat in Florida special election

(CNN) – Republican David Jolly won Tuesday's special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District.

He will fill out the term of his former boss, longtime Republican Rep. Bill Young, who died in October.

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Filed under: Alex Sink • Florida
March 11th, 2014
03:08 PM ET
6 months ago

Jolly: 'This is going to be a 50-50 race'

(CNN) – As political observers keep a close eye on the U.S. House special election in Florida, the Republican nominee hoping to keep the district in GOP hands said people shouldn't draw too much from Tuesday night's results.

"This is a local race. There are local issues in this race, it comes down to local representation," David Jolly told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alex Sink • Florida
March 10th, 2014
09:16 AM ET
6 months ago

National parties test their pitches in Florida's 13th District special election

Clearwater, Florida (CNN) - It's for just one congressional seat for about eight months, but Tuesday's special election in Florida has taken on huge political significance.

National Republicans are framing Tuesday's special election as a referendum on Obamacare. But their message - plus a flood of outside spending by Democrats focused on the issue of Social Security - is drowning out other issues in the race, Republican candidate David Jolly says.

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Filed under: 2014 • Florida • House
March 9th, 2014
11:30 AM ET
6 months ago

Crist: Democrats ‘ought to strengthen up’ and support Obamacare

(CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s looking to get his old job back - this time as a Democrat - argued Sunday that Democrats need to “strengthen up” and own Obamacare in this year’s midterms.

On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Crist panned his former party, the GOP, but admitted that the Sunshine State’s economy has improved under Republican Gov. Rick Scott—though he argued it could be “a lot better.”

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Obamacare • Rick Scott • TV-State of the Union
Congressman denies accusation of assaulting wife
March 5th, 2014
10:40 AM ET
6 months ago

Congressman denies accusation of assaulting wife

(CNN) – Rep. Alan Grayson strongly denied an accusation that he assaulted and injured his wife, his office said in a statement.

"These allegations are absolutely false, completely unfounded, and clearly designed to vilify and harm Congressman Grayson," said Lauren Doney, a spokesperson for the Florida Democrat.
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Filed under: Alan Grayson • Florida
'Bowzer' to campaign for Democrat in Florida
March 4th, 2014
02:24 PM ET
6 months ago

'Bowzer' to campaign for Democrat in Florida

(CNN) – Another blast from the past in the campaign for a tightly contested House special election in Florida.

Now it's Democrat Alex Sink who is hoping for a nostalgia bounce, bringing in Jon "Bowzer" Bauman from Sha-Na-Na fame to campaign with her.

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Filed under: Alex Sink • Florida
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