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Rick Scott to hold rally in Miami to call for release of Leopoldo Lopez

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Gov. Rick Scott is headed to Miami Monday to rally for the release of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López. The Governor’s Office announced Scott, a Naples Republican, will hold a Freedom Rally at 6 p.m., Monday at El Arepazo 2, 3900 NW 79th Avenue in Miami. He is expected to demand the release of López, who was arrested in 2014 and charged with arson and conspiracy after he called for peaceful protests. He was sentenced to 13 years and nine months in…

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New DCCC ad attacks Carlos Curbelo, Mario Diaz-Balart over GOP health care bill

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Since the American Health Care Act was pulled last Friday, most members of Congress did not have to vote on the controversial bill. Nevertheless, the legislation did quickly pass through three separate committees on its way to a potential floor vote. And that hasn’t stopped the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) from criticizing Republicans for their support of the AHCA in the committee process. Seizing the universal disdain for the aborted bill, the DCCC is now going after two Miami Republican who…

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American Bridge slams Mario Diaz-Balart for ‘selling out’ to support GOP health care plan

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With just hours left before Congress’ vote on the American Health Care Act, President Donald Trump and GOP House leadership are doing whatever it takes to get the 216 votes necessary for passage of the bill. In the case of Miami Republican Mario Diaz-Balart, could change in U.S. policy toward Cuba implemented under the Obama administration be the catalyst to lock in his support? The New York Times reported Wednesday that Diaz-Balart sought assurances from White House officials that the president would maintain his campaign pledge…

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Florida’s congressional delegation scores big WIIN, funding Everglades, water projects

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Florida’s Congressional delegation scored a win this week with the passage of a bill that will fund major water projects in Florida, including the Central Everglades Planning Project. Four Florida congressmen put out press releases Thursday touting their votes for The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act of 2016, which passed the House with a 360-61 vote. WIIN would provide more than $1.5 billion in funding for Florida projects, including $976 million for Central Everglades Planning Project, $308…

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Florida leaders react to the death of Fidel Castro

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Florida leaders are reacting to the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, who died Friday at the age of 90. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson: “Now that Fidel is gone, the U.S. should continue to press hard against his brother Raul and continue to take steps to support the Cuban people until he provides basic rights and freedoms to all the people of Cuba. In the meantime, the new Trump administration should continue the policy of opening travel and communication with…

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Cubans in Miami, Hialeah take to streets in celebration of Fidel Castro’s death

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South Florida cities are erupting in celebration of the death of former longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Sergio Bustos of POLITICO Florida reports that throughout Miami, a city of Cuban immigrants, can be heard shouts of: “Libertad! Libertad! Libertad!” Cubans of all ages took to the streets in Miami Friday evening throughout Saturday morning party over the demise of the man they believe stole their homeland. “Words really can’t express how I feel,” a Cuban man told NBC-6 in Miami.…

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Rick Scott meets with Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, other congressmen on Zika

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Gov. Rick Scott is in Washington Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, and and several Florida members of Congress to talk about the latest effort to fund the fight on the Zika virus. Scott’s meeting with Rubio was followed with a visit to Ryan’s office, and then Yoho, as Congress attempts another method to provide long-term funding to fight the Zika virus now taking hold in Florida and threatening any pregnant woman with the horrible…

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