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Rita Ferrandino, chairwoman of the Sarasota County Democratic Party, issued a statement Tuesday urging Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Lolngboat Key, to take an active role in ending the government shutdown.
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House Democrats voted 24-17 to oust state Rep. Darryl Rouson as incoming House Minority Leader after a three-hour Monday night meeting.
U.S. officials are closely monitoring North Korea for signs of instability or unusual military moves Monday after the death of longtime leader Kim Jong Il, concerned that his passing may set off a succession struggle and set back efforts to persuade Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons program...
Obama takes aim at Republicans | President predicts their policies would ‘cripple’ America, undermine economy
SEATTLE -- President Barack Obama charged Sunday that the GOP vision of government would “fundamentally cripple America,” as he tried out his newly combative message on the liberal West Coast.
TALLAHASSEE — When friends say Senate President Jeff Atwater has Florida politics in his blood, they’re not just talking in metaphors. Governor No. 19, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (1905-1909), is his great-grandfather. Governor No. 23, Cary Hardee (1921-1925), is his great-uncle.