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#FL13 Results – LIVE (UPDATED: Republican Jolly wins)

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:57pm 3/11/2014 at 6:57pm
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UPDATE: Republican David Jolly wins. Current results here.

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Sharyl Attkisson leaves CBS News

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Posted by    Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:14pm 3/10/2014 at 7:14pm

Sharyl Attkisson, investigative correspondent for CBS News, has resigned from the network.

From Politico (emphasis added):

CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has reached an agreement to resign from CBS News ahead of contract, bringing an end to months of hard-fought negotiations, sources...

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Ben Carson speaks at #CPAC2014

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 5:12pm 3/8/2014 at 5:12pm

Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson took the stage at CPAC Saturday, where he focused on a number of issues.

Carson opened by speaking about his dreams as a child to become a physician and the amazing opportunity his career path provided for him, saying “…because we live in a land of opportunity,...

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British MEP Daniel Hannan speaks at #CPAC2014

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:51pm 3/8/2014 at 2:51pm

Among the speakers so far on day three of CPAC was Daniel Hannan, British conservative and member of the European Parliament.

Of the many points made by Hannan, who offered some interesting perspective from the outside, one touched upon “restoring order and sanity to the federal budget.”

“When your debt touches 17 trillion...

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IRS to turn over Lerner emails

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00pm 3/8/2014 at 1:00pm

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced Friday that, after months of discussions, the IRS has agreed to turn over Lois Lerner emails and documents to the committee.

More from The Hill:

The Internal Revenue Service has agreed to turn over emails and other documents from Lois Lerner, a core...

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Senator Rand Paul speaks at #CPAC2014

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Posted by    Friday, March 7, 2014 at 6:27pm 3/7/2014 at 6:27pm

Rand Paul addressed the crowd at CPAC today in a speech that was largely focused on the constitution and civil liberties.

The Kentucky Senator drew applause as he criticized the federal government’s policies on domestic surveillance.

“Yet, as our voices rise in protest, the NSA monitors your every phone c...

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Rick Perry wows crowd with #CPAC2014 speech

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Posted by    Friday, March 7, 2014 at 1:14pm 3/7/2014 at 1:14pm

Texas Governor Rick Perry kicked off the second day of CPAC with a speech that prompted loud applause and cheers.

“I’m reminded this morning of words that speak to the American soul,” Perry said in the early part of his speech.  “Words spoken by Thomas Jefferson, who said, ‘a little rebellion now...

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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre addresses #CPAC2014

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 2:00pm 3/6/2014 at 2:00pm

National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre is expected to take the stage to speak at CPAC 2014 at 2:30pm ET today, coverage begins at 2:15pm ET.

Legal Insurrection reader Dmacleo sent us a note that it will be livestreaming at

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Senator Ted Cruz at #CPAC2014

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12:00pm 3/6/2014 at 12:00pm

Kicking off this morning’s roster of speakers at CPAC 2014 was Texas senator Ted Cruz.

In introducing Cruz, the president and publisher of Regnery Publishing said this:

“If you’ve attended CPAC in the past, you know that the speakers you’ll hear from will shock, delight, amaze, inform, incense and inspire you. So what...

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#CPAC2014 is here

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:41am 3/6/2014 at 10:41am

Today marks the opening of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual event organized by the American Conservative Union.

The conference – already underway – features a variety of panel discussions and speeches from notable lawmakers and influencers.  The current schedule includes, among others, Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Paul Ryan, NJ...

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Hillary: Okay, so maybe Putin’s not exactly like Hitler

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 8:35pm 3/5/2014 at 8:35pm

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Tuesday drew parallels between the aggressive actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Ukraine and those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930’s.

She made the comments while speaking at a private event, according to the Press-Telegram of Long Beach, California.

Putin’s desire to protect minority...

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UN envoy cuts short Crimea visit

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 5:33pm 3/5/2014 at 5:33pm

A United Nations special envoy to Ukraine abruptly ended his mission Wednesday after a group of unidentified armed men reportedly threatened him.

From the NY Times:

A senior United N...

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LIVE: House Oversight hearing on #IRS targeting – Lois Lerner to appear (Update – Pleads the 5th)

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:23am 3/5/2014 at 9:23am

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled a hearing on IRS targeting for 9:30am ET today.

Former IRS official Lois Lerner has been recalled to testify before the committee; she is expected to appear, but after much confusion over the last few days, it’s unclear whether or not Lerner...

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Lois Lerner’s on again, off again, on again (?) testimony

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 3:30pm 3/4/2014 at 3:30pm

The House Oversight committee on Monday released a series of emails between committee staff and an attorney for Lois Lerner after recent confusion about whether or not the former IRS official would testify before the committee this week.

On Sunday, committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) told FOX News Sunday that Lerner –...

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Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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Posted by    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 3:24pm 3/3/2014 at 3:24pm
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President Obama has been meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today.

From the Washington Post:

Seeking to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to make the “tough decisions” needed to move forward on talks with the Palestinians.But facing a U.S.-imposed April...

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Lois Lerner: Still taking the 5th?

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 5:12pm 3/2/2014 at 5:12pm

An attorney for Lois Lerner says the former Internal Revenue Service official still intends to continue to assert her Fifth Amendment rights before the House Oversight committee, despite earlier claims from a top GOP lawmaker Sunday that she would testify this week.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Committee on...

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Knife attack at Chinese train station leaves dozens dead

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Posted by    Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 7:30am 3/2/2014 at 7:30am

At least 29 people were killed Saturday after assailants wielding knives stormed a train station in southwestern China, in what has been described as “an organized, premeditated violent terrorist attack.”

From the Associated Press via ABC News:

More than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in southern...

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