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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • Central Florida is ‘Ground Zero’ for legislative races

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Central Florida can now officially gird itself for a campaign-season, paid-media bloodbath. Friday was the deadline for state and federal candidates to file their qualifying paperwork, and the Metro Orlando region is poised to host the...
  • Lawmakers make rounds on talks shows on Trayvon Martin

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are making the rounds on national news channels to discuss the Trayvon Martin House Democratic Leader Designate Perry Thurston appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell last night to talk about Gov....
  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...
  • Cannon: We can walk and chew gum. Gaetz: Where are we walking?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A majority of the Florida Senate is pushing to delay passing a budget until later in the spring when economic conditions might ameliorate the need for deeper cuts to health-care or other services. Senate President-designate Don Gaetz,...
  • Palm Beach County's 5 hottest political races

     
    Democrats and Republicans, political operatives and elected officials, Broward and Palm Beach county residents all agree: In the South Florida battleground of white-hot 2012 election contests, none is hotter than the showdown between two incumbent state...
  • Human rights activists doubt China will protect Chen Guangcheng

     
    Human rights activists cast doubt Wednesday on whether China would hold to its assurances to protect escaped dissident Chen Guangcheng, worried for his safety after his departure from the U.S. Embassy....
  • Roe vs. Wade: 38 years after the legal decision, the social argument rages

     
    Roe v Wade, Roe vs Wade, 38 years after, pro-choice and pro-life sides still argue....
  • Women's rights: Let's abort the bills proposed by Christopher H. Smith, Joe Pitts and Mike Pence

     
    I was riveted by Hanna Rosin's July/August cover story for the Atlantic Monthly, "The End of Men," about how women came to outpace men in a post-Industrial America. I read it twice, and forced everyone I know to read it......
  • Congress versus Planned Parenthood: Game on?

     
    To tweak a line of President Ronald Reagan's, "There they go again." The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to eliminate $317 million in federal funding for Planned Parenthood, not a nickel of which can or is spent on abortions,........
  • Senate majority bashes Scott’s high-speed rail scuttling

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A majority of the Florida Senate sent a letter to U.S. Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday, blasting Gov. Rick Scott's decision to scuttle the state's $2.7 billion high speed rail plan and pleading for more time. “This project would...
  • 2010 Census shows many political winners and losers

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's political maps have outgrown their usefulness from Central Florida through the Treasure Coast and Republican hotbed of Fort Myers, according to just-released U.S. Census data. Congressional, state House and Senate districts...
  • Pro Football: Was that the last Super Bowl?

     
    And you thought the Wisconsin labor union battle was tough. Wait until there's no Super Bowl -- uh, make that Super Bowl XLVI -- next year. Somewhat lost in this hectic news week has been the breakdown in talks over......