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The Swampby James Oliphant Another Senate Republican is hanging them up. Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio announced to day that he will not seek reelection in 2010. His retirement comes on the heels of the announcement last week from Sen. Christopher......
Tags: Parliament, Sherrod Brown, Missouri, George Voinovich, Ohio
The SwampBy Jim Tankersley For all the fire they can spit on C-SPAN, ranting about procedure or policy, the truth is that most United States senators are exceedingly polite to one another in public. Friendly, often. Every once in a while......
The Swampby Mark Silva Michael Steele, former lieutenant governor of Maryland, became the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee today after the party's leaders, divided during five rounds of voting, settled on a new leader. The GOP's...
Tags: United States, Barack Obama, Parliament, Mike Duncan, Government
The Swampby James Oliphant CAPE CORAL, Fla.--Jim Burch is a proud man from a proud town. But it has come to this. "It breaks my heart to say we need help," he says. This sprawling city on Florida's southwest coast......
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsU.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami, today picked up a big-name Palm Beach County endorsement in his race for the U.S. Senate. West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel came out in support of Meek, a fellow Democrat, saying the city needs......
The Swampby Peter Nicholas and Peter Wallsten White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said today that there is not enough support in Congress now to pass a comprehensive immigration bill providing a path to citizenship for the nation's illegal immigrants,......
The Swampby Mark Silva One of the hottest Senate races on the horizon - the Florida Republican primary fight between Gov. Charlie Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio of Miami -- could be heading for spring training in March......
Tags: Government, White House, Florida, Wetlands, Republican Party
The Swampby Mark Silva JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- This may say it all: In the midst of the political turmoil roiling in so many places, there are places in America that stand out for their excellent senses of "well-being.'' This is not......
The Swampby Mark Silva That potential Sunday morning news show-debate between Charlie Crist, the Republican governor of Florida, and Marco Rubio, the former Republican state House speaker challening him for their party's 2010 Senate nomination, is on. You may...
If you've ever thought that Florida's Legislature looked more like a fraternity than a collection of serious statesmen, there's a reason for that … besides just the immaturity of their ideas. Legislative leaders are increasingly closer to college...
When my editor suggested I write today about Florida's U.S. Senate race, I told him I might first need to inform readers we had one. If you didn't pay much attention to it, you're not alone. Bill Nelson didn't either. And he won. In fact, Nelson's...
There's a new No. 1 this year. But before we get to him, let's first reveal the others who topped this year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The top 10 includes three business executives, two mayors, two members of Congress, one...
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