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Dems hope Tuesday debate moves their candidates up in name recognition race

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Can Florida Democrats recapture the U.S. Senate seat once held by Bob Graham? Or is the primary race between Jeff Greene and Kendrick Meek merely a battle for third place in the general election? Polls show both Democrats trailing a pair of candidates who so far have commanded the media spotlight: Republican Marco Rubio, a darling of the conservative tea party movement, and Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist. But voters will have the chance to size up Meek and Greene at…

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Marco Rubio featured on ‘Nightline’ tonight

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Charlie Crist will announce his plan to leave the Republican Party today and run as an Independent in the U.S. Senate race, according to reports. The reason he’s leaving, poll-leading Republican opponent Marco Rubio, will receive a national showcase on Thursday’s “Nightline.” “Nightline” co-anchor Terry Moran will interview Rubio in Coral Gables tomorrow. ABC News said that Moran also will ask the Cuban-American candidate “about Arizona’s proposed immigration law, the economic stimulus, the Tea Party movement, and what his candidacy says…

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2010: The Year of the Indignant Independent

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The Pew Center for People and the Press finds that Americans have specific complaints about their government: it has the wrong priorities. It doesn’t do enough for Main Street. It is growing too fast without caring about saddling future generations with debt. It isn’t getting the job done. These are reasonable concerns that flow naturally from the course of events over the past year. Republicans have created a feedback loop: every Obama accomplishment is shunted to the “Socialism” box, and…

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Florida’s Tea Party, tea party movement not the same

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From The Associated Press: Florida has a Tea Party and a tea party movement, and no, they are not the same thing. As tens of thousands of angry conservative voters began protesting big government and federal spending, Fred O’Neal decided to tap into that energy and create a state-recognized political party – the Tea Party. The party now has a candidate on the 2010 ballot to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson. But many tea party activists don’t agree with…

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Florida’s Tea Party, tea party movement not the same

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From The Associated Press: Florida has a Tea Party and a tea party movement, and no, they are not the same thing. As tens of thousands of angry conservative voters began protesting big government and federal spending, Fred O’Neal decided to tap into that energy and create a state-recognized political party – the Tea Party. The party now has a candidate on the 2010 ballot to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson. But many tea party activists don’t agree with…

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President Obama goes soft on Tea Partiers

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In his interview that aired Monday morning on NBC’s Today show, President Obama gave his impression of what the tea party movement is, who is in it, and what they think. Here’s what he had to say: You know, I think that it is a still loose amalgam of forces…there’s a part of the tea party movement that actually did exist before I was elected. We saw some of it leading up to my election. There are some folks who…

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Tea Partiers to ‘storm’ Capitol Hill next week

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From Chris Good: Capitol Hill will get another taste of tea partiers later this month. The Dick-Armey-led group FreedomWorks, which has developed relationships with the tea party movement and helped organize the meeting of activists in DC, is organizing a protest of “ObamaCare 2.0” at the House office buildings March 16, according to the event’s page at the FreedomWorks website. The rally is scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with protesters meeting at the Cannon building and…

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