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VIDEO: Val Demings Talks 2022 Midterms at the Florida Democratic Party’s Leadership Blue Gala

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Congresswoman Val Demings, who delivered a campaign speech in her bid to unseat U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, talks with Florida National News about what’s next for the Florida Democratic Party and voters during the Party’s Leadership Blue Gala at the Orange County Convention Center Saturday, December 4, 2021.   ____________________________________________________ Mellissa…

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Colin Powell Dies, Trailblazing General Stained by Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, the trailblazing soldier and diplomat whose sterling reputation of service to Republican and Democratic presidents was stained by his faulty claims to justify the 2003 U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Powell spent 35 years in the Army…

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Val Demings Plans to Challenge Marco Rubio in FL Senate Race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Val Demings is planning to challenge Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, giving Democrats a boost in a competitive 2022 race that could decide control of the Senate, according to two people with knowledge of the plans. Demings, who gained national recognition as a House prosecutor in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment…

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Romney Gets Profile in Courage Award for Impeachment Vote

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney was named the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Friday for splitting with his party and becoming the only Republican to vote to convict former President Donald Trump during his first impeachment trial. The award was created by the family of the late…

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House Passes Sweeping Voting Rights Bill Over GOP Opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation Wednesday over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what would be the largest overhaul of the U.S. election law in at least a generation. House Resolution 1, which touches on virtually every aspect of the electoral process, was approved on a near party-line…

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Biden Team Readies Wider Economic Package After Virus Relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority — a long-sought boost to the nation’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure that could run into Republican resistance to a hefty price tag. Biden and his team have begun discussions on the…

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Soto, Bilirakis, Murkowski, King Re-Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Help Curb Suicides

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FNN) – Source: Office of U.S. Rep. Soto // Today, Representatives Darren Soto (D-FL) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) joined Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Angus King (ME) in reintroducing the bipartisan Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act, which would create a voluntary grant program to assist emergency departments in developing protocols for identifying, assessing and treating individuals at…

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Donald Trump Fires at McConnell in Bid to Rile GOP Base

WASHINGTON (FNN) – In a scathing statement, Donald Trump attacked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) using familiar tropes: campaign catch phrases and fear-mongering. Trump wasted no time. “The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political ‘leaders’ like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm,” the statement starts. “McConnell’s dedication to business…

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