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Wise Words from Allen West- Weekly Wrap-up

Click here to view this email in a browser About Me      Contact Me      Serving You      Media Center      Legislative Work      Our District      Resources Dear Patriot, Greetings constituents, fellow Floridians, and all Americans across our great land. It is again time for our weekly Congressional update. As I travel throughout the district, I certainly appreciate the feedback on these missives, and even ...

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Florida Education Chief Resigns

        Florida Education Commissioner Eric Smith resigned effect June 10, 2011 at the end of the current school year. Mr. Smith oversaw major improvements in Florida educational progress during the past few years. Hired in 2007 under the Charlie Crist administration, he lead Florida schools to an unprecedented  number 5 ranking in Education Week’s annual report. Mr Smith was strongly ...

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LTC Allen West, telling it like it is.

Rep. West tells it like it is ! Congressman Allen West, (R-fl) pulls no punches in calling out the snippy little ankle-biters of the Left in the above video. This is what a real Conservative Patriotic American looks like folks.( a new CPA ) What you see is what you get, no false or misleading statements, just the harsh truths ...

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President Obama Heads to Brazil, Chile.

AP Photo  March 19: President Obama and the First Family emerge from Air Force One after arriving in Brasilia, Brazil        President Obama is shown here arriving in Brazil for a 5 day trip to Latin America. in which he will also visit Chile. He will be meeting with the first ever female president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.  She was hand-picked ...

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CBO to Obama’s Budget: “You Lie!”

That infamous phrase once uttered by Joe Wilson still echoes through the halls of Congress and now.. the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO Director’s blog included a post by Douglas Elmendorf that detailed some startling mis-truths – untruths for the Orwell fans – or is it minus minus truths?? The synopsis of the CBO’s analysis lays out some staggering deficit ...

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Senator Marco Rubio’s Weekly Newsletter

Fri, March 18, 2011 12:08:02 PM Senator Marco Rubio’s Weekly Newsletter From: Senator Marco Rubio [email protected]       Fighting for Floridians this week, Marco worked in the Senate toward solutions to our $14 trillion debt crisis and $1.6 trillion budget deficit. Early in the week, he spoke out forcefully against short-term “quick fixes” to the spending bills, and insisted ...

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Scott names new Director of Personell

Governor Scott Names Elaine Jordan as Director of Personnel and Appointments   Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today named Elaine Jordan as Director of Personnel and Appointments for the Executive Office of the Governor. Jordan will oversee the Appointments Office and the recruiting and hiring of personnel for the EOG and agencies of the Governor. This is a newly-created ...

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Wisconsin Judge Puts New Union Law on Hold

Judge Temporarily Blocks Wisconsin’s New Labor Law- FoxNews.com* Judge Maryann Sumi, a Dane County Judge in Wisconsin listens to arguments during a hearing Friday, March 18, 2011 in Dane County Curcuit Court in Madison, Wis. (AP) A  judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, a measure that drew thousands of ...

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FL Gov Scott Opens New Website: REAL Transparency in Gov’t.

      Breaking Florida news :       Governor Scott LAUNCHES WEBSITE AND      Opens State Salary Database to the Public   www.FloridaHasARightToKnow.com   Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today launched a new website that will serve the public by providing access to frequently requested public records and other information, including a state employee salary database. The new website is located at ...

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Florida Governor Scott Appoints New Judge

Governor Scott Appoints A. James Craner II to the Orange County Court   Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Alfred James Craner II of Orlando to the Orange County Court.     “With more than 22 years of legal experience, James has developed a disciplined and systematic approach to evaluating and resolving a high volume ...

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Florida News Reports 3/17/2011

There is a lot happening on the Florida political scene this week, so I decided to draw up a summary news recap to keep our Florida readers informed today. First off, it appears Governor Rick Scott’s new policies are starting to gain definition and traction in the Florida State legislature. On Weds. March 16th, Governor Scott thanked Florida legislators for passing Senate bill ...

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Budgetary Boondoggle: Round 6

         In an article posted here at CDN on Feb. 14th titled, “Upcoming Budget: Nowhere to Run*,  I explained how I could see that our current Congress would not be able to even come close to passing a responsible budget for 2011 fiscal year. Looking at today’s news headlines, this budget boondoggle is following along exactly as I stated it ...

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LTC Allen West’s Visit to Gitmo Quite Revealing

               Florida Congressman Allen West (R-FL) went down to Guatanimo Bay, Cuba recently and reports back his observations, not only as a Congressman, but also as a 22 year U. S. Military officer whom has served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Afghanistan. Rep. West exposes the many myths and misconceptions about Gitmo today in his weekly wrap-up ...

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How to Prepare for Radioactive Fallout

When it comes to protecting yourself from a potential radioactive fallout situation, like the one occurring at the Japanese nuclear reactors, you have three things going in your favor – time, distance, and mass. Make that four things, the last being Potassium Iodide (KI). If you have to prioritize your preparations to survive a fallout situation, put KI first on ...

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House Speaker Unveils New American Energy Initiative

Speaker Boehner: Facts Simply Don’t Match Obama Administration Statements on American Energy* In watching the president’s recent speech last week, several glaring mis-statements should have been obvious to even the most naive Americans in the audience. In what appears to be a response to those statements, Speaker Boehner has come out with a new American Energy Initiative that sounds  good from ...

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