Florida’s 26th Congressional District has a short, but jaded, past

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Elections, Florida, News, Politics, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

SEEING DOUBLE: An election-watch group says 14,646 people hold voter registrations in Maryland and in Fairfax County, Va.

Florida’s 26th Congressional District has been plagued with political scandals since its inception four years ago. Now it may add another to its record.

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NJ Senate Transportation Committee won’t consider renewing red-light cameras

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  New Jersey, Politics, Spying, State Government, transportation, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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New Jersey’s Senate Transportation Committee won’t take up a bill to renew the state’s red-light camera program. A senator who is also a mayor is vocally against them.

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Happ’s lead in AG race disappears amid property scandal

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Elections, News, Politics, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Poof.

Three weeks after boasting a 10 percentage point lead, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, the Democrat candidate for state attorney general, has seen her commanding lead go up in smoke.

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A vision for a la carte ‘local choice’ TV still alive on Capitol Hill

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  National, News, Politics, Technology  /  No Comments

LOCAL CHOICE: TV has been an important communication tool for American consumers over the past several decades. The recent fights between the cable, satellite and broadcaster networks is forcing lawmakers to think differently about rising consumer prices. 

"New TV on a showroom floor in Tallahassee, Florida" (November 20, 1957). Photo Credit: State Library and Archives of Florida, floridamemory.com/items/show/261076

Concerns about higher consumer prices if cable and satellite customers could unsubscribe from local channels they didn’t watch stalled a move on Capitol Hill to create a la carte local TV. But the proposal’s champions are fighting to keep the idea alive.

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Flipped out? Political pundits pan Maher’s MN Flip A District

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Congress, Elections, Minnesota, Politics  /  No Comments

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Bill Maher admitted on his latest show that he didn’t know much about Minnesota politics. He doesn’t know much about comedy, either, but that hasn’t stopped him.

After soliciting suggestions via tweets from his audience from among 16 GOP congressmen for his 2014 “Flip a District” campaign contest, Maher selected Rep. John Kline from Minnesota’s second congressional district.

“I know what you’re thinking, I’ve never heard of John Kline,” Maher told his D.C. studio audience.

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Despite ups and downs, Jenkins says he’s a wealthy man

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Elections, Nebraska, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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Independent U.S. Senate candidate Jim Jenkins is sometimes described as a wealthy rancher and restaurateur, but his financial disclosure indicate he has substantial liabilities, too. Despite some ups and downs after launching a variety of business ventures in Boston, Chicago and Ohio, Jenkins says he’s a multi-millionaire.

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