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Donald Trump takes aim at Barack Obama’s efforts to curb global warming

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Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama‘s sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels. As part of the roll-back, Trump will initiate a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. The regulation,…

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Marco Rubio scores NRA endorsement

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The National Rifle Association has backed Marco Rubio in his re-election bid. In a statement Thursday, officials with the NRA they were supporting Rubio because he has been a “strong advocate” for law-abiding gun owners. “Marco Rubio is a strong advocate for the rights of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen,” said Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA, in a statement. “He has fought to preserve our Second Amendment freedoms and hunting heritage, and stood strong against President Obama,…

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Ranks thinning, traditional GOP candidates try to adapt

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Scott Walker and Rick Perry entered the 2016 presidential race with a combined 18 years of experience as governors. They exited the Republican primary — the first candidates to do so — with negligible support and dwindling bank accounts. While Walker and Perry were both flawed candidates, their swift demise is a warning to others who hope to win the White House on the strength of their political resumes. And it leaves the governors and senators still in the turbulent…

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FPL chief Eric Silagy joins U.S. Chamber Board of Directors

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Florida Power & Light CEO Eric Silagy was named Thursday to the Board of Directors of the influential U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Silagy, a former chair of the Florida Chamber, is now one of a group of 100 prominent business leaders tapped to promote pro-business legislation and issues nationwide. The U.S. Chamber represents over 3 million businesses from across all industry sectors and regions of the country. Silagy will serve a two-year term. Juno Beach-based FPL is the nation’s third largest…

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Dennis Ross awarded U.S. Chamber Spirit of Enterprise Award

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross with the Spirit of Enterprise Award for championing business growth and jobs policies during the 113th Congress. This is the 26th year the Chamber formally recognized a select group of lawmakers. Ross, the Lakeland Republican representing Florida’s 15th Congressional District, serves as senior deputy majority whip. “The Federal Government does not create jobs, small businesses in our local communities do,” Ross said. “I am honored to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award,…

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Marco Rubio hires hometown spokesman for Senate campaign

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Former House Speaker Marco Rubio has tapped Miami-born Alex Burgos to be the spokesman and communications adviser for his U.S. Senate campaign. Burgos has worked for the National Republican Congressional Committee, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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