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China wants ‘information dominance’ through ‘political warfare’

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China wants “information dominance” and is willing to engage in “political warfare” to get it, an expert said Wednesday at a Tallahassee town hall on the communist country’s theft of intellectual property, or IP. The hour-and-a-half event on the Florida State University campus was billed as a Congressional “field hearing” by Republican Congressmen Matt Gaetz and Neal Dunn, both of whom represent Florida Panhandle districts. State Rep. Loranne Ausley, a Tallahassee Democrat and IP attorney, also attended the event. Dean Cheng, Senior…

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Blaise Ingoglia, Christian Ziegler introduce new plans as Florida GOP chair race approaches

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As the race for Republican Party of Florida chair heads into its final days, Blaise Ingoglia and Christian Ziegler are proposing new plans to try to persuade fellow executive members to vote for them this Saturday. Ziegler is the 34-year-old Sarasota County Committeeman challenging Ingoglia’s re-election bid. He introduced a new website called The GOPExchange, a place Ziegler says where County Republican Party leaders can securely browse and download previously developed resources and used by other county parties to help support their efforts to…

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Rick Scott makes pitch for hospital transparency proposal at American Enterprise Institute

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott made a pitch for his hospital transparency legislation, this time laying out his plan to a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. Scott, a former hospital executive, spoke at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday. The Naples Republican used his appearance as a chance to outline a proposal that, he contends, would make hospital pricing more transparent. “There’s no reason, in my opinion, that we should not know what things cost,” he said. “What I pushed…

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As Rick Scott travels to D.C. for hospital transparency talk, he again pushes price-fixing proposal at home

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Rick Scott is at it again, calling for more government meddling in health care, by featuring a plan for government-regulated prices on inpatient admissions, outpatient visits and other medical procedures. Scott may have consistently paid lip service to the idea of free-market competition, but in 2016, he has renewed a push for legislation that, if passed, could lead to “competition-killing price caps” on Florida hospitals. Coincidentally, the new effort comes just as the governor visits Washington D.C. this week to…

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Marco Rubio tax plan shows challenge of GOP wage-stagnation fight

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In the traffic jam that is the Republican presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio stands out — and not just for his youth and blue-collar, Cuban-American biography. Rubio has issued the most detailed economic agenda to aid the middle class, anchored by a book on countering the wage stagnation that has exacerbated inequality between the rich and the rest. Rivals Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and others have similarly decried the growing gap between the haves and have-nots, signaling that Republicans are…

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