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“Speak English!” Diaz-Balart heckled at tea party rally

TweetFrom BuzzFeed’s report on the big tea party rally in Washington today: …Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Florida Republican working on a House immigration bill, spoke briefly in Spanish and was heckled by one of the Tea Party protestors who yelled “learn English!” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers holds a press conference across the street from the [...]

Gov. Rick Scott pushes food stamp work requirements in D.C.

TweetGov. Rick Scott is urging House Speaker John Boehner to support a measure by Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, that would force food stamp recipients to demonstrate they are looking for work. “I write to express and urge support for the ‘Providing Relief to Individuals Desiring Employment (PRIDE) Act,’ which Will be offered by U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland as an [...]

Scott gains ground in new poll, but still trails Crist

TweetGov. Rick Scott’s poll numbers are showing signs of progress, but he would still lose to former Gov. Charlie Crist by 10 points if the 2014 election were held today, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Still one of America’s least popular governors, Scott trails Crist 47 percent to 37 percent in a face-off [...]

Rep. Alan Grayson 2.0: Less fire-breathing, more self-restraint

TweetRep. Alan Grayson of Florida waited only hours after being sworn in to go on MSNBC, a forum he used to become a national figure during a tumultuous first go-around in Congress, and declare his return. “As Steven Tyler would say, ‘I’m back in the saddle again,’ ” Grayson smirked during the January appearance. And [...]

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Gov. Scott announces deal to bring 3,000 Amazon jobs to Florida

TweetGov. Rick Scott on Thursday announced a deal with online retail giant Amazon to bring 3,000 jobs to Florida by the end of 2016. The company is prepared to spend more than $300 million on new warehouses, The Associated Press reported. Earlier, Scott had nixed a deal to bring Amazon to Florida out of concerns [...]

Jeb Bush’s immigration argument: Immigrants are more ‘fertile’

Tweet Saying “demography is destiny,” Jeb Bush told a Faith & Freedom Coalition crowd this morning that “more fertile” immigrants are needed to help keep America’s population young and sustain a healthy economy. “Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans over the last 20 years,” Bush said. “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love [...]

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Republican steps up to challenge Alan Grayson

TweetRep. Alan Grayson may have returned to Congress in a much safer Central Florida district but Republicans won’t give him a pass in 2014. Today, Jorge Bonilla announced his candidacy. UPDATE: Bonilla joins Carol Platt in search of the GOP nomination. According to his website, Bonilla, who is Puerto Rican, served in Desert Storm with the Navy and he [...]