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Rick Scott Weighing Run For Senate In 2018

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) reportedly told fundraisers that he is interested in running for Senate, according to The Tampa Bay Times. Incumbent Se...

Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders. But in terms of practical outcomes, the main drama still lies ahead.

Senate: 'Tread Carefully' Before Regulating Internet of Things

Larry Magid | Posted 02.18.2015 | Technology
Larry Magid

I was not surprised to learn that the Senate is looking into the Internet of Things. Senators are concerned about safety, privacy and security issues now that the tech industry is focusing on ways to connect devices to the Internet and to each other.

My Brothers, Charles and David Koch

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A year and a half ago I discovered that the Koch brothers are my brothers. I learned about our extraordinary kinship through a brief article, which mentioned that Charles Koch, and his younger twin brothers David and William, were members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at MIT.

Lawmakers Plan Bill To Encourage Auto Employees To Report Faulty Parts

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators plan to introduce legislation on Thursday to encourage employees in the auto industry to report inf...

Once Again, Inaction at the FDA, Now With a New Class of Drugs, Hurts Consumers

Paul Alexander | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Recently, Phil DeLuca, a retired Long Island Railroad worker, was profiled on a national news television program. Suffering from a potentially fatal red blood cell deficiency, he receives a weekly shot of Procrit. Simple enough, but that shot costs a staggering $1,500, of which his co-pay is $196.

Dem Senator Doesn't Like Florida's Direction Under Rick Scott

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has repeatedly said he wouldn't jump into the race to unseat Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R). But that doesn't mean Nelson isn't...

Jennifer Bendery

NASA Maps Out Plans For Sending People To Mars, Tossing An Asteroid At The Moon | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- NASA has some projects in the works when it comes to space exploration, but they're no big deal: Just grabbing an asteroid and throwing ...

Senator Offers To Go To Iran For Missing CIA Contractor

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bill Nelson said Tuesday he is willing to travel to Iran if it would help find missing CIA contractor Robert Levinson who dis...

Dem Senator Slams Scott

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) criticized Gov. Rick Scott's administration over new restrictions on how and where Florida voters can return absentee ballot...

Delayed Aging, Not Delayed Websites

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As we witness the awkward, unfortunate early implementation of the ACA, it is agreed by critics and admirers alike that the system will only work if enough young people enroll to balance out the older enrollees

Senators Push Bipartisan Bill To Delay Huge Flood Insurance Hikes

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes t...

Amanda Terkel

Major Gay Rights Legislation Moves A Step Closer To Becoming Law | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) signed on as a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday night, meaning the legislation is...

Dems Pin 'Darkness & Despair' On Rick Scott

AP | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Scott was described at a Florida Democratic Party dinner Saturday as an embarrassment and extremist, and someone who has brought "darkness a...

The Koch Brothers Are My Brothers

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If I ever run into Charles (MIT 1957) or David (MIT 1962) at one of their regular Palm Springs get-togethers for the ultra-conservative wing of the .001 percent, I'll make sure to give them the secret handshake, quietly mutter "Phi Kai Phi" and sing a few refrains of one of the fraternity's drinking songs.

Jason Linkins

Rick Scott Gets Some Good News From Florida's 'Insiders' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

The Tampa Bay Times' Adam Smith has the details on the paper's latest "Florida Insiders Poll," which asks the state's political elites to share their ...

Feds To Investigate Florida's Housing Help Program

Sun Sentinel | Paul Owers | Posted 06.12.2013 | Miami

The federal government says it will investigate a $1 billion state housing program designed to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. U.S. Sen. Bill Nels...

Obama Accelerates NASA Mission To Land On Asteroid

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a top senat...

Another Dem Backs Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) announced his support for gay marriage Thursday, becoming the 51st senator to do so. "If we are endowed by our Creator wi...

The Best Sequester Idea We've Heard All Day

Posted 03.01.2013 | Miami

A Florida senator wants Congress to pay for its inability to resolve the budget crisis, which may cause almost a million workers to lose a quarter of ...

LOOK: Florida Reps Respond To Obama's Gun Control Push

Posted 01.16.2013 | Miami

President Barack Obama announced swift and historic measures to combat gun violence in a press conference Wednesday, and Florida's congressional deleg...

Rick Scott: Voting Problems Were 'Just Too Long'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

More than a month after Election Day, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) admitted on Wednesday that his state's voting setup had its share of problems. I...

Daniel Lippman

Environmental Groups, Cheered By Election Results, Demand Climate Change Action From Democrats | Daniel Lippman | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Environmental leaders on Wednesday celebrated election victories of pro-environment candidates, victories they say show the public wan...

Jason Linkins

Bill Nelson Holds Lead Over Connie Mack In Florida Senate Race | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In Florida, incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is matched up against Connie Mack IV (nee Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV), the son of former Flori...

Dave Jamieson

Citizen Cane: Retired Democrats Face Harassment In A Billionaire's Republican Kingdom | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- When Francis and Frances Durr returned home from a trip to Disney World with their grandchildren in mid-October, they found a pi...