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Florida attorney general to co-host presidential forum on Fox News

By | 11.29.11 | 12:44 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is slated to co-host a Republican presidential candidate forum on Fox News’ Huckabee this Saturday, exactly one month before the Iowa caucuses. Bondi will interview candidates alongside Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

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Poll: Opposition to health care reform falling

By | 05.03.11 | 1:06 pm

Opposition to health care reform has sharply declined in recent weeks, according to a new survey from polling company Rasmussen Reports.

The new Rasmussen health care poll found that 47 percent said they were for repeal of the health reform legislation, compared to 42 percent in favor of More…

Family Research Council jumps on ‘Black Genocide’ bandwagon

By | 04.13.11 | 2:39 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Image by Matt MahurinThe Family Research Council has added its voice and influence to the “Black Genocide” movement this week. In an email circulated to Research Council members, the anti-choice organization blamed Planned Parenthood for the 11 percent decrease in Washington, D.C.’s black population in the past decade.

Health care law likely to test Obama’s influence on Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

By | 12.22.10 | 11:12 am

Image by Matt MahurinWith the confirmation of Judge Albert Diaz on Dec. 18 to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, President Obama’s influence on the court seems firmly in place. Diaz is the fourth Obama nominee to take a seat on the 15-member court. How much impact Obama nominees have had More…

Communities Opt Out of Immigration Enforcement Program

By | 09.29.10 | 2:48 pm

The first state communities are beginning to opt out of Secure Communities, a fingerprint-sharing program between local police and federal immigration enforcement officers. The program, which the Department of Homeland Security plans to extend nationwide by 2013, goes against some communities’ philosophies about policing immigration. Although the program has always More…

Virginia AG Eyes Reelection While Pushing Back on Obama Policies

By | 08.04.10 | 5:27 pm

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who has been in the news lately for staking out anti-Obama stances on immigration and health care reform, admitted to MSNBC’s Daily Rundown today that he is already preparing for a 2013 reelection campaign.

Virginia AG Threatens New Lawsuit to Stop Health Care Reform

By | 03.22.10 | 10:30 am

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli had threatened to file a federal lawsuit if Democrats deemed the health care reform bill passed. In the end, of course, Democrats held an up-or-down vote, and won. Cuccinelli is threatening a lawsuit anyway.

“We will file our complaint with the court as soon


Virginia Attorney General: Obama Birth in Kenya ‘Doesn’t Seem Beyond the Realm of Possibility’

By | 03.15.10 | 11:30 am

One reason that attacks on his master thesis didn’t really damage Gov. Bob McDonnell’s (R-Va.) 2009 campaign was that his record as state attorney general was marked more by nuts-and-bolts accomplishments than by any noticeable right-wing crusade. New Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has not really followed that playbook. Fresh off More…

Eric Cantor (and Michael Steele) Befriend Birther Orly Taitz (on Facebook)

By | 07.27.09 | 12:31 pm

Doug Mataconis, who has been watching Republicans accept birther lawyer Orly Taitz’s friend requests on Facebook, catches Taitz reacting to her newest friend — Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

I am in total disbelief and greatly honored. Eric Cantor, Republican whip, second ranked Republican congressman has joined congresswoman Mary Bono and became my friend