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Focus on the Family uses arguments from ‘torture memos’ author to blast Obama recess appointments

By | 01.06.12 | 7:01 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

CitizenLink, the Focus on the Family Christian news site based in Colorado Springs, Colo., weighed in Thursday on the latest political controversy winging out of Washington, D.C. The site reported that, in using “recess appointments” to fill three seats on the National Labor Relations Board and to place Richard Cordray More…

Huckabee promotes ‘fetal personhood’ in movie

By | 12.16.11 | 5:36 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Former presidential contender and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has teamed up with Citizens United to promote “fetal personhood,” a movement sweeping the country in the form of amendments that aim to define as beginning at the moment of conception.

Huckabee acts as narrator in Gift of Life, a film More…

Gingrich signs ‘fetal personhood’ pledge

By | 12.15.11 | 12:37 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Republican presidential favorite Newt Gingrich has pledged his support for the controversial anti-abortion movement known as “fetal personhood,” by signing a pledge that has yet to be signed by opponent Mitt Romney.

AP: 2.5 million young adults obtained health insurance under Affordable Care Act

By | 12.14.11 | 1:14 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to new information, a provision in the Affordable Care Act has helped 2.5 million young adults gain health insurance since the law took effect.

Florida lawmaker inadvertently caught up in Florida Family Association hacking

By | 12.14.11 | 1:12 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Florida Rep. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami Shores, has been inadvertently caught up in the ongoing controversy over the decision by home improvement giant Lowe’s to pull advertising from the TLC show All-American Muslim, a decision made due to pressure from the Tampa-based Florida Family Association.

U.S. attorney general goes after states challenging Voting Rights Act

By | 12.14.11 | 1:03 pm | More from The Florida Independent

During a speech given in Texas last night, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder criticized legal challenges launched by states — including Florida — against the section of the Voting Rights Act that requires approval


Approved GOP House bill extends payroll tax cuts, reduces unemployment compensation

By | 12.14.11 | 9:58 am | More from The Florida Independent

The GOP-sponsored “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act,” which extends payroll tax cuts and extends but reduces unemployment benefits through 2012, passed in the U.S. House Tuesday night, but it will not pass in the Senate.

Senate Dems ask Sebelius for ‘scientific rationale’ behind emergency birth control decision

By | 12.13.11 | 5:02 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Fourteen U.S. Senate Democrats have sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for the “scientific rationale” behind her decision to reverse an FDA request to expand access to over-the-counter emergency contraception for teenagers under the age of 17.

In a statement More…

Report: Florida ranked among 10 worst states for child homelessness

By | 12.13.11 | 4:29 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to a report released today by the National Center on Family Homelessness, Florida has one of the worst rates of child homelessness in the country.

Arizona immigration-law supporters, opponents debate Supreme Court move

By | 12.13.11 | 2:32 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the legal challenge to Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law S.B. 1070is taking center stage in the immigration debate, as supporters and opponents of the measure call on the court to rule in their favor.