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Top lobbying group submits thousands of comments in support of Keystone XL pipeline

By | 10.07.11 | 9:40 am | More from The Florida Independent

Associated Industries of Florida, one of the state’s most influential lobbying groups, submitted 16,024 public comments from Florida residents to the U.S. Department of State yesterday, all of which are in support of the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline expansion, a hotly contested network of pipes that would route crude


Judge blocks law prohibiting doctors from asking patients about guns

By | 09.15.11 | 12:22 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke blocked a state law that barred doctors from asking patients about guns. The law was specifically aimed at making sure pediatricians did not ask parents if they have guns in the house.

Group corrects Bachmann, points out there is little to no quality oil to drill for in Everglades

By | 08.29.11 | 3:00 pm | More from The Florida Independent

During her stint in Florida this weekend, would-be GOP presidential nominee Michele Bachmann said that she would consider drilling in the Florida Everglades, so long as it doesn’t hurt the environment. But representatives for the Everglades Foundation say that such claims are not even viable, and will likely More…

Obama speaks of gun reforms that would not matter under Iowa bill

By | 03.14.11 | 1:55 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

In the days since a lone gunman opened fire in Arizona, killing six people and wounding an additional 13, roughly 2,000 Americans have lost their lives as a result of gun violence. That, according to President Barack Obama, is unacceptable.

“Like the majority of Americans, I believe that More…

N.C. gun group wants concealed guns allowed in more public places

By | 01.20.11 | 3:54 pm

Photo: Flickr/robertnelsonThe shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., in early January is not blunting calls by North Carolina gun rights advocates for the ability to carry concealed weapons on college campuses, malls, restaurants and other areas, the head of the state’s NRA affiliate says.

N.C. gun laws might prevent a shooting like that in Tucson, group says

By | 01.11.11 | 2:50 pm

Image by Matt MahurinGun control advocates say North Carolina’s limits on gun purchases reduce the likelihood of the type of rampage that erupted Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., but they are concerned that those laws may be eased by the new Republican-led General Assembly.

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Lack of trust may derail DISCLOSE Act in lame duck

By | 11.09.10 | 6:00 am

Despite widespread public opposition to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and multiple exhortations by the president for Congress to act, Senate Democrats were unable to overcome a Republican filibuster to pass the DISCLOSE Act, a bill requiring interest groups to name the donors behind their campaign ads, More…

Fears Aside, Gun Rights Thrive Under Obama

By | 07.12.10 | 6:00 am

Last week, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill allowing gun owners in his state to carry firearms into houses of worship. Just days earlier, the Supreme Court extended federal gun rights provisions to city and state governments. And last summer, Arizona legislators voted to allow More…

Exempt From Disclosure Rules, NRA Drops Opposition to Post-Citizens United Bill

By | 06.15.10 | 3:26 pm

Yesterday, we reported that in response to pressure from the National Rifle Association and other groups, House Democrats decided to exempt the NRA and some other large organizations from the DISCLOSE Act, which will require corporate funders of campaign ads to attach disclosure messages to the ads.

It seems More…

NRA Shows Who’s Boss

By | 06.14.10 | 5:18 pm

Two weeks ago, we ran a piece on lobbying efforts to derail the DISCLOSE Act, which would roll back the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision by forcing companies that finance campaign ads to issue disclosure messages. One of the main opponents of the measure was the National Rifle Association, More…