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Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsState Rep. Kevin J.G. Rader Thursday announced he filed campaign papers to run for Florida Senate seat being vacated by fellow Democrat Dave Aronberg. Aaronberg, D-Greenacres, is running for Florida Attorney General next year. Rader hopes to replace...
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The Swampby Christi Parsons and Noam N. Levey President Obama is becoming more personally invested in rallying the public and Congress behind a healthcare overhaul, even as some Republicans raise the stakes in the debate by claiming that defeating his plan......
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsU.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek's bid for the U.S. Senate was endorsed today by Bob Graham, former Democratic U.S. senator and governor. Meek is giving up his House seat, which includes part of South Broward, to run for the Senate job......
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The Swampby Mark Silva and updated President Barack Obama, attempting to spotlight several "agents of change,'' today announced that he will bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, on a cast of living and deceased figures...
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated at 4:30 pm EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee is a day away from voting to recommend the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, poised to become the first Hispanic member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Sotomayor......
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The Swampby Mark Silva Nothing gets done in Washington, President Barack Obama says, unless someone sets a deadline. The "default'' position in Washington is inertia, the president suggested, during one of a series of network television interviews this week...
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, carrying his appeal for public support for healthcare reform today to two long-Republican-voting states which supported his election, spelled out a series of measures intended to protect consumers against abuses by...
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The Swampby Mark Silva and updated As Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate seek an agreement on the framework of healthcare reform, Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, says they are "on the edge" of......
The Swampby David G. Savage and Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor, poised to become the first Hispanic member of the U.S. Supreme Court, won the support of the Senate Judiciary Committee today in a lopsided vote cast largely along party lines......
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The Swampby David G. Savage and James Oliphant As the Senate begins debate Tuesday on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with the outcome assured, the only remaining questions are whether the National Rifle Assn. can claim to have swayed votes against......
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KickingTiresTonight, the U.S. Senate passed an extension for the popular Cash for Clunkers legislation that will allow roughly 500,000 more vehicles to be purchased under the current rules. The original expiration date of Nov. 1 still stands if the $2......
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The Swampby Mark Silva The doctor is in: Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman, onetime candidate for his party's presidential nomination, former governor of Vermont - and a physician -- says there is nothing to Republican Sarah Palin's...
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