Tag: Keystone XL Pipeline
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Mitch PerryOctober 24, 2016

Marco Rubio has been making the case that Patrick Murphy hasn’t accomplished much of anything during his four years in the House of Representatives. Now, with the polls tightening, he’s saying the voting record of his Democratic rival in the U.S. Senate race is also too liberal. “Why does someone lie about their background, about things that […]

Mitch PerryMarch 17, 2016

The Tampa City Council on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution calling on elected officials in Congress to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the controversial free trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations. It’s intended to reduce trade barriers between the 12 countries by lowering tariffs on goods, coordinating regulations and much more. The proposal […]

Scott PowersJanuary 29, 2016

Jane Kleeb, a Nebraska farmer who became one of the leading icons of the Keystone XL pipeline opposition movement, declared her support Friday for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, calling him the only candidate who joined the Keystone fight. Grayson’s campaign released news of Kleeb’s endorsement shortly after his chief rival for […]

Jim RosicaNovember 10, 2015

The state’s Department of Environmental Protection and its employee who said he was punished for using the term “climate change” earlier this year quietly worked out a “separation settlement agreement” in May. The agreement was provided to FloridaPolitics.com on Monday after a public-records request to the department. Mainly, both sides agreed not to sue each […]

Mitch PerryNovember 6, 2015

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is applauding President Barack Obama‘s rejection of the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL pipeline. “It was all politics,” the Florida Democrat said at a press conference in his Tampa district office on Friday regarding the years-long battle between environmentalists and those who thought the pipeline would be a […]

Mitch PerryOctober 20, 2015

In recent weeks, Democrats (and even some opposing Republican presidential candidates) have relished attacking Marco Rubio‘s for missing votes in the Senate as he campaigns for president. But on Tuesday, three members of the Democratic Progressive Caucus were attacking the Florida Senator for a bill that he actually voted on (his first since Sept. 24) – […]

Mitch PerryOctober 14, 2015

While addressing reporters Wednesday afternoon during the formal presentation at the AP Florida Legislative Planning Session in Tallahassee, Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy pointed out the major difference between himself and Alan Grayson, his main challenger in next year’s Senate contest. “Style, first and foremost.” “Congressman Grayson prides himself on being the bomb throwin’, name calling, finger-pointing … […]

Guest AuthorMay 12, 2015

As we all know, Florida is an odd state for politics; one where Republicans control the Cabinet, House and Senate, but where voters have supported a Democratic presidential candidate the last two cycles. On the important topic of energy, Florida’s red politicians get very purple. Traditionally, Republicans have supported the notion of offshore energy exploration, […]


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