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Gingrich: Republican Arrested For Cocaine Deserves Forgiveness

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who was arrested in October for possession of cocaine, deserves forgiveness. Acco...

@JohnBoehner -- Why Is a Recently Convicted Cocaine User Serving in the U.S. Congress?

Steven Strauss | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics
Steven Strauss

I respect, although I don't agree with, citizens who feel public assistance recipients should be drug-tested. But I loathe Washington insiders who have one set of rules for ordinary Americans, and a different set for their friends.

Thanksgiving for Rep. Trey Radel

René Bryce-Laporte | Posted 01.27.2014 | Crime
René Bryce-Laporte

Last week U.S. Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) pleaded guilty to cocaine possession. While this is likely not an easy time for the congressman, let us be clear: He has many reasons relevant to this case to be grateful this Thanksgiving.

Rick Scott Backs Call For Trey Radel's Resignation

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Scott (R) is backing the Republican Party of Florida's call for the resignation of Rep. Trey Radel, who was arrested in October for cocaine ...

Republican Party Of Florida Calls For Trey Radel Resignation

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

The Republican Party of Florida on Monday called for the resignation of Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who was sentenced last week for cocaine possession. ...

Florida Politics Week in Review: The Cocaine Congressman

Shawna Vercher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Shawna Vercher

There's nothing better than a Congressional cocaine bust to remind us that politics is back in full swing in the state of Florida! Here is a roundup of this week's winners and losers as we start barreling toward the 2014 campaign season.

GOP Rep's Promising Career Derailed By Cocaine Bust

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — From the outset, U.S. Rep. Trey Radel — a brash and digitally savvy darling of the political right — was determined to m...

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid's Explosive Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.

Football, Rape and National Media: Five Things to Keep in Mind Regarding the FSU Case

Shawna Vercher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Shawna Vercher

A bit of a disclosure here. I'm a woman, and I'm a football fan. I went to FSU, and I also happen to be a rape survivor

Spoiler Alert: Elected Officials Use Drugs Too

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Sharda Sekaran

These stories are rich with drug war ironies: political figures who have supported criminalizing drug users but who also like using drugs themselves; white men with stature suffering only minor punishment when compared to the poor and people of color.

Jon Stewart Takes Down Cocaine Congressman

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

On Thursday's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart took aim at Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who took a leave of office yesterday after his charge of cocaine possess...

Trey Radel: 'I Have No Excuse For What I've Done'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he'll take a leave of absence following his sentencing to one-year probation for cocaine possession. "I hav...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Rep. Trey Radel Sentenced To 1-Year Probation For Cocaine Possession

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) pleaded guilty to cocaine possession on Wednesday and was sentenced to one-year probation. In a covert opera...

The House Drug Testing Rule Nobody Knows About

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel's (R-Fla.) October arrest on a charge of cocaine possession made headlines on Tuesday when Politico broke the story. Hours later, ...

Arthur Delaney

Congressman Busted For Cocaine Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In September, Rep. Trey Radel voted for Republican legislation that would allow states to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prov...

Rep Arrested For Possession Of Cocaine

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) was arrested on October 29 for possession of cocaine, Politico reports. According to Politico, Radel was charged with misd...

11 Florida Politicians Who Wanted To Continue The Shutdown

Posted 10.18.2013 | Miami

After over two weeks of 2.1 million furloughed workers, closed parks, halted safety inspections, and the estimated loss of $24 billion in economic act...

Ryan Grim

Boehner, House GOP Go Populist On Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have a new weapon to wield against Obamacare: populism. Party leaders unsheathed it Tuesday morning at a Capitol press...

Jason Linkins

Trey Radel Will Battle Marco Rubio For Florida Republican Lawmaker Hip-Hop Supremacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Florida, somehow, is becoming the state that produces more Republican lawmakers with a professed love of the hip-hop music than any other state. By wh...

Tea Party Favorite: Karl Rove Acts Like He's 'God's Gift To The Republican Party'

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) added his name Wednesday to the growing list of conservatives who are disavowing Karl Rove and his involvement in the 2012 el...

Another Rep Joins House GOP's Obama Impeachment Caucus

The Huffington Post | Nick WIng | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) became the second House Republican this week to suggest that President Barack Obama could be impeached over his executive act...