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John L. Mica

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  • O'Malley: Highway bill means 10,000 jobs for Md.

    A $100 billion transportation bill President Barack Obama signed into law Friday will put 10,000 people in Maryland to work on state bridges and roads and represents "what can actually be accomplished if Congress comes together," Gov.Martin O'Malley...
  • Meanwhile, in other Congressional idiocy…

    Meanwhile, in other Congressional idiocy…
    If anyone was worried that the much-belated move to raise the debt ceiling was an indication that fiscal sanity was taking hold in Washington, they can put those fears aside. The Federal Aviation Administration continues to be held hostage by House...
  • Budget hell on wheels?

    Budget hell on wheels?
    Amtrak, long one of the favorite whipping boys of fiscal conservatives, is getting another thrashing from Mitt Romney and the Republicans. From all the attacks, one might think that the nation's bargain-basement passenger rail system was the cause of...
  • Mica, Grayson easily defeat primary challengers

    Mica, Grayson easily defeat primary challengers
    U.S. Reps. John Mica and Alan Grayson easily brushed aside challengers from within their parties Tuesday while a surprise opposition candidate emerged in another Central Florida district. Mica faced three opponents for the Republican Party's...
  • Mica: ISIS intel worst since 9/11

    Mica: ISIS intel worst since 9/11
    Updated 6:36 p.m. with response from Mica's primary opponent, David Smith of Winter Springs. On the eve of Primary Election Day, U.S. Rep. John Mica is blasting the Obama administration for its intelligence gathering on the ISIS terrorist network...
  • Plakon fundraiser drawing Seminole GOP brass

    Plakon fundraiser drawing Seminole GOP brass
    Scott Plakon's bid for the Florida House of Represntatives is about to line up most of the top Republican brass in Seminole County to host a fundraiser next week. The fundraiser will be held at the home of Republican fundraisers Louis and Sehba...
  • The challenge for political challengers: Being heard

    The challenge for political challengers: Being heard
    David Smith had a simple, if optimistic, goal. He had served his country in the armed forces. Now he wanted to serve in Washington. So Smith, a retired Marine colonel from Winter Springs, decided to launch a campaign for Congress, taking on John...
  • Our primary picks for Congress: Editorial

    Our primary picks for Congress: Editorial
    It's hard, but not impossible, for a challenger to knock out a sitting member of Congress. Four of Florida's U.S. representatives lost their seats two years ago. Another set of challengers has taken aim at incumbents this year. It's still not clear what...
  • Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session

    Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday which would shift the contours of seven U.S. House districts spread throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special session, House Speaker Will Weatherford,...
  • Legislature seeks to shift 7 congressional districts

    TALLAHASSEE — Hoping to avoid a chaotic election delay, lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday that would shift the borders of seven U.S. House districts throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special...
  • Judge orders new Florida congressional districts

    Judge orders new Florida congressional districts
    TALLAHASSEE — A judge on Friday gave the Legislature two weeks to redraw illegally gerrymandered congressional maps, throwing into question when Floridians will vote for their U.S. representatives. Leon Circuit Judge Terry Lewis also ordered state...
  • Gun safety, joyful noise, and Fair Districts: Letters

    Gun safety or control? Mary Sanchez on Sunday demonstrated the meaning of elasticity ("Put politics aside, treat gun safety as public-health issue"). You have to hand it to the liberal columnist: No fact will remain unstretched in her zest to enact gun-...