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Jack Abramoff released from jail

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Ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, jailed for fraud and tax evasion, has been released to a halfway house, the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Wednesday to The Associated Press and other news outlets. Abramoff was released Tuesday from a minimum-security prison in Maryland and sent to a halfway house in the mid-Atlantic area, prisons spokesman Edmond Ross told the AP. The wide-ranging Abramoff investigation led to the prosecution of GOP former Ohio congressman Bob Ney and other public officials and helped Democrats seize…

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Democrats wear bracelets as new form of protest against Arizona immigration law

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Opinion Matters reports that top Democrats were spotted wearing Arizona Anti-Immigration Law bracelets during Mexican President Calderon’s speech where he vehemently criticized Arizona’s new law. As part of his general boycott of Arizona — which includes his refusal to fly through Phoenix on his weekly trips to and from Washington — Baca, D-Rialto, is distributing wristbands inspired by the Lance Armstrong LiveSTRONG craze. Baca put in an order for 2,500 of his version, which will be red, yellow and blue…

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Sen. Jim DeMint comments on first Crist-Rubio debate

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U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) issued the following statement regarding today’s U.S. Senate debate between Marco Rubio and Governor Charlie Crist: “Like many Republicans across the country, I watched today’s debate with great interest. With every passing day, my support for Marco Rubio grows stronger and more enthusiastic. Today’s debate showed exactly why more and more Republicans are excited by the conservative renewal that’s building in Florida because of Marco’s candidacy. “Once again, Marco outlined the deeply held principles and…

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Marco Rubio authors op-ed for Human Events: Stop ObamaCare Today

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In the past year, citizens across America have made their opinions clear regarding ObamaCare. The President’s health care proposal is a deeply flawed plan that should be scrapped entirely in favor of a truly bipartisan approach that pursues step-by-step reforms. It’s absolutely alarming Charlie Crist disagrees and has said he would not scrap this bill and process. Again and again, Governor Crist has clearly demonstrated he can’t be trusted to go to Washington and stand up to the agenda of…

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Top secret RNC document reveals Bill McCollum is not a top priority for GOP

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Politico reports that a top-secret Republican National Committee fundraising presentation — which lampoons President Barack Obama as the Joker from Batman and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Cruella de Ville — was left at a Florida hotel. “The 72-page document was provided to POLITICO by a Democrat, who said a hard copy had been left in the hotel hosting the $2,500-a-head retreat, the Gasparilla Inn & Club.” Read through the document and take a look at page 19, a list…

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Maurice Ferre demands Kendrick Meek give back Charlie Rangel’s contribution

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Republicans have been beating up on Democrats who got money from Charlie Rangel, but now a Democrat is too. Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, running in the Florida Democratic primary for Senate, is demanding that Rep. Kendrick Meek give back $5,000 he got from the Ways and Means Committee chairman after the ethics committee found Rangel should have known corporations sponsored a Caribbean conference he attended. “Kendrick Meek should be more aware of the company he keeps and return the…

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Maurice Ferre demands Kendrick Meek give back Charlie Rangel’s contribution

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Republicans have been beating up on Democrats who got money from Charlie Rangel, but now a Democrat is too. Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, running in the Florida Democratic primary for Senate, is demanding that Rep. Kendrick Meek give back $5,000 he got from the Ways and Means Committee chairman after the ethics committee found Rangel should have known corporations sponsored a Caribbean conference he attended. “Kendrick Meek should be more aware of the company he keeps and return the…

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