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Haridopolos Bails On High Speed Rail

By Tom Tillison
Orlando Political Press

In what is being hailed as a major tea party victory, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos has indicated that he will not support high speed rail if the state is on the hook for any of the cost.

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Orlando Political Press Goes To Washington

By Tom Tillison
Orlando Political Press

Seems a litle quiet around here, huh?

The Orlando Political Press crew is in Washington, DC for the congressional inauguration today, at the invite of Congressman-elect Dan Webster.

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Senator Jim DeMint: Conservative Of The Year

He did not start out a conservative fighter. He was no warrior when he first arrived on Capitol Hill in 1999. Jim DeMint had replaced Rep. Bob Inglis in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. Inglis had vacated the seat to run a losing race against Senator Ernest Hollins.

DeMint’s tenure started out like that of most freshmen congressmen — anonymous and committed to bringing home the bacon, much like Rep. Inglis who, when Senator DeMint moved up to the Senate, moved back into his old House seat until the tea party movement threw him out in 2010.

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House Republicans Schedule Vote On Healthcare Repeal For Next Week

By Russell Berman
TheHill.com

House Republicans plan to fulfill a campaign promise and hold a vote next week on repealing the healthcare reform law.

The incoming House majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), announced Monday that the vote will take place on Jan. 12, one week after Republicans take control of the House.

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Orlando Political Press 2010 Performance Review

With the books now closed on 2010 and looking back on our first year of operation, we here at Orlando Political Press are excited to share our performance results with our readers and give a glimpse of a few things we have in store for 2011.

OPP began operation as an alternative news source with a conservative perspective and has been growing steadily. Close to 2000 fellow Floridians now receive our ‘Daily Update’, sent directly to subscriber’s via email and we are also on FaceBook and Twitter.

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Matthew Falconer; The Case for 'Smart Caps'

By Matthew Falconer

The “Smart Cap,” which was formerly known as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, limits state and local government revenue to the previous year plus an increase for inflation and population growth.

While the concept of a revenue cap on government is simple the ramifications are complex. The opponents of revenue limits, mostly government labor unions, will say the revenue limits will have “negative consequences” for Florida’s citizens.

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PolitiFact Florida's New 'Scott-O-Meter' To Track Campaign Promises

PolitiFact Florida unveils its Scott-O-Meter today to keep track.

The Scott-O-Meter will analyze each promise — so far we’ve found 56 — and rate whether it was kept, broken or altered as part of a compromise.

Those ratings will be tallied on our website, creating an up-to-the-minute and evolving report card on Scott’s administration.

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Tea Party 2010: A Year Of Review In Photos

Leave it to the mainstream media to lie about the Tea Party Movement. But pictures don’t lie.

Standing tall against the constant media cries of “racism,” the Tea Party Movement marched forward to achieve a historic victory in the midterm elections as the Republicans regained control of the House. But it wasn’t easy.

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Frantz Kebreau; 2010 Year End Review

Frantz Kebreau; 2010 Year End Review
By Frantz Emmanuel Kebreau (videos)

What a great year 2010 was! Now we need to make 2011 even better!

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Kool Aid & Arsenic: It’s Getting Harder To Tell The Good Guys From The Bad Guys…

Posted by LaborUnionReport
RedState.com

I hate Washington, DC. Despite the few friends that I have who live and work around DC, I’ve found my view of that city growing from a genuine dislike to a visceral hatred. Perhaps I’m an idealist but, to me, DC is the home of snake-oil salesmen, prostitutes, and power-hungry pikers.

It’s worse than a den of iniquity. It is iniquity.

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2010: The Year of the Tea Party

By Bob Cusack
TheHill.com

2010 was the year of the Tea Party.

The grassroots conservative political movement made its clout felt the entire year, from the healthcare reform debate to GOP primaries and the general election last month.

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Top Ten Reasons America Won't Miss the 111th Congress

The 111th Congress is officially over, and according to Gallup, it’s also officially the worst Congress in the history of polling. Yet despite its 13% approval rating there are those who are hailing the 111th Congress for its myriad legislative “accomplishments.”

Not surprisingly, many of those touting those “accomplishments” are the very members of Congress who voted for the legislation in the first place. Starting at the top with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)…

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