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John Mica Reelected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) was reelected to Congress Tuesday from Florida's 7th District, defeating Democrat Wesley Neuman and independent Al Krulick. ...

Michael McAuliff

Congressman Suggests ADT For White House Security | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Secret Service under intense congressional scrutiny for a series of security breaches, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) had a suggestion...

Marina Fang

Congressional Republicans Rail Against Legalization Of Marijuana | Marina Fang | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans on Thursday railed against states that have legalized marijuana, citing its connection to auto accidents. D...

Friday Talking Points -- Benghazi Frenzy!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was a noticeable change this week. Republicans as a whole seem to be pivoting away from their stated singular campaign theme of "Obamacare is the root of all the country's problems."

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Rep Brings Fake Joint To Hearing On D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) brought a fake joint to a House oversight hearing on Friday on Washington, D.C.'s new law decriminalizing mariju...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Ignores His Own Facts To Make Debunked Benghazi Claim | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Politicians are notorious for pushing witnesses to say things in hearings that will reinforce a certain conclusion. Somewhat less common...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Lawmakers Target D.C.'s Effort To Decriminalize Marijuana | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-led House subcommittee will hold a hearing next month to examine the District of Columbia's decision to decriminalize posse...

Hacking attempt draws congressional investigation of FEC

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal January 10, 2014 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan inves...

Michael McAuliff

Obamacare Website Actually Getting Better, Officials Testify | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the same day the government reported that only 106,185 people have enrolled in Obamacare so far, federal officials painted a picture ...

GOP Congressman Makes Odd Comparison To 'Young Teenagers'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), who sits on the congressional committee that oversees the budget of Washington, D.C., compared the District's overwhelming vo...

Rail Nabs Record Despite GOP Attacks

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amtrak trains carried 31.2 million passengers in the fiscal year ending in September, the highest annual ridership since the railroad wa...

Tuesday Primary Contests Have GOP Veterans Fighting For Careers

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Veteran Republican Rep. John Mica turned back a challenge from tea party freshman Rep. Sandy Adams in their Florida GOP primary Tue...

'I'll Destroy You'

The New York Times | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An increasingly nasty Republican primary in central Florida between Representative Sandy Adams and Representative John L. Mica in many w...

Report: Agency That Held Lavish Conferences Paid $44 Million In Bonuses

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

A government agency with a reputation for financial irresponsibility doesn't appear to have paid $13 million in bonuses to its employees last year, as...

Allen West Gives Boost To Tea Partier

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida Republican Rep. Allen West endorsed Rep. Sandy Adams on Thursday, backing a fellow tea party freshman over 10-term Rep. John Mic...

WATCH: "Meltdowns" The TSA Forgot To Mention

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.04.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Rep. John Mica is sounding the alarm bells about "another TSA meltdown."

Andrea Stone

TSA Equipment Gathers Dust In Texas Warehouse At $184 Million Cost To Taxpayers, GOP Lawmakers Say | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of pieces of security equipment that cost taxpayers an estimated $184 million and were supposed to be installed at airport che...

GOP vs. GOP Primaries Turn Ugly

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

LAKE MARY, Fla. — Community and business leaders in affluent Seminole County talked about the promise of jobs and economic development from the ...

Andrea Stone

Ex-TSA Chief Opposes Privatizing Airport Security | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley said Wednesday that privatizing screening at airports -- a pet cause of a...

Jennifer Bendery

House Republicans Oppose Bill That Would Help Low-Income Moms Stay Home Like Ann Romney | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans emphatically agree with Mitt Romney that stay-at-home moms work just as hard as anybody in the workforce. But when it ...

Lucia Graves

GSA Hearings An Attempt To Label Obama 'Big Spender,' GOP Lawmaker Admits | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Republican lawmakers sought to tie the White House to the General Services Administration scandal, Rep. John Mica (R) on Tuesday c...

Darrell Issa Maneuvers To Get First Strike At Embattled Agency

Politico | BURGESS EVERETT | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Powerful House committee chairmen Darrell Issa and John Mica are in an apparent duel to be the first to grill General Services Administration bureaucr...

More GSA Spending Uncovered

AP | WILL LESTER | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A House Republican whose committee is investigating a lavish conference held by the General Services Administration says a high-ran...

The Road Forward on Transportation Policy

National Council of La Raza | Posted 05.21.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

While there are still improvements that could be made to the overall bill, NCLR is pleased that the Senate overcame partisan gridlock in order to prevent actual gridlock for millions of Americans.

Dave Jamieson

Big GOP Donors Get Carveout Stiffing Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are trying to pass a transportation bill that would strip certain workers of their minimum-wage and overtime protectio...