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Candidates Debate In Florida Special Election

The three candidates who are seeking to replace the late Congressman Bill Young held their first debate on Monday night.

CBS Miami–02/03/2014

(Source: Alex Wong/Getty Images) US Representative Connie Mack IV (R-Cape Coral)

Report: Mack Won’t Run For Vacant Congressional Seat

Former Congressman Connie Mack said Wednesday that he will not seek the seat vacated this week by former Congressman Trey Radel, according to the News-Press of Ft. Myers.

CBS Miami–01/29/2014

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Republican’s Choose Opponent For Alex Sink

A longtime aide to U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young clinched the Republican nomination Tuesday for a special election to fill the House seat of the late lawmaker.

CBS Miami–01/15/2014

Congressman Henry "Trey" Radel, 37, was arrested during a "buy and bust" operation in Washington. (Source: CBS)

Congressman Radel Apologizes To House Republicans For Cocaine Bust

Congressman Trey Radel, who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, has apologized to his Republican colleagues.

01/08/2014

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Boehner Blasts Conservatives As Tea Party Hits New Low With Voters

Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Rick Scott rode to office on the tea party wave in 2010, but Americans appear to be tiring of the ideological rigidity of the tea party. However, that doesn’t meant their power is waning in Congress.

CBS Miami–12/12/2013

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Rubio Opposes, Nelson Supports Budget Deal

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio said late Tuesday that he opposes a new bipartisan budget deal agreed to by chief negotiators Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash).

CBS Miami–12/11/2013

The USDA doesn’t officially offer any opinion about whether organic food is safer or more nutritious than non-organic food. It only says that organic standards have been met. This includes the companies that handle or process the foods before they get to the supermarket. That said, organic foods have lower levels of artificial pesticides, are not genetically modified, don’t have artificial hormones, and reduce your exposure to antibiotics.

Fl.’s Ag Commissioner To Congress: Pass A Farm Bill Or Put U.S. Food Supply At Risk

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam warned Congress that if they don’t approve a farm bill the nation’s food supply will be at serious risk.

12/10/2013

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Americans To Congress: Pee In A Cup

Florida’s experiment with a law requiring all welfare recipients to be drug tested may have failed to pass constitutional muster, but the majority of the public likes applying the idea not just to welfare recipients, but also members of Congress!

CBS Miami–12/04/2013

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Signs Point To Weak Holiday Shopping Season

Retailers typically look forward to the holiday season as a time for major profits. But this year, retailers could be singing the blues by the time the Christmas holiday shopping season concludes.

CBS Miami–11/19/2013

A Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SNAP Benefits Cut For Millions Of Americans

The gridlock in Washington began taking a major toll at the dinner table for tens of millions of Americans Friday. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fell for more than 47 million lower-income people Friday.

CBS Miami–11/01/2013

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