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US Passport Applications Now Gender Neutral

Editor’s Note – Another example of political correctness run amok. All in the name of advancing the liberal agenda and further diminishing the value of the traditional family in America.

This is also the same type of mentality that led to 13 people being murdered in Ft. Hood, Texas.

Elections have consequences, one being that we are subjected to decisions such as this. With the election of Obama, our government is now infested with far left, extreme radicals at every level.

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Video; Gov. Rick Scott's First News Conference

NSF VIDEO | Gov. Rick Scott News Conference

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday held his first news conference since taking office this past week, a wide-ranging discussion of several issues…

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The High Cost of High Speed Rail

By Matthew Falconer

Our government “leaders” have the public relations machine working overtime to sell the Florida taxpayers on the benefits of high speed rail, helped by millions of dollars from foreign companies angling to build the rail system.

But instead of real numbers our government has exaggerated the ridership and intentionally underestimated the cost to the Florida taxpayer.

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Report By Scott Adviser Recommends Canceling High-Speed Rail Project

Editor’s Note – In what is starting to shape up as a very favorable trend for opponents of high speed rail in Florida, one of Governor Scott’s transportation transition team advisers is saying to abandon the project.

Coupled with earlier reports this week that Senate President Mike Haridopolos will not support HSR if any of the costs are placed on the state, is this new report a tip of the hat in the direction Governor Scott will take in February when he’s expected to make his decision?

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Rep. Adams Co-Sponsors FairTax Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Representative Sandy Adams (FL-24) issued the following statement after she co-sponsored H.R. 25, the FairTax, on the first day of session in the 112th Congress.

If enacted into law, the FairTax would eliminate the IRS, letting Florida taxpayers keep more of their hard earned money and helping create the private sector jobs that will improve our economy.

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Framing the Debt Ceiling Debate: Attach a Balanced Budget Amendment

By scorpio0679

The outcome, however, will be dependent on how it is framed in the public’s mind’s eye.

If it is perceived as a hostile Alinskian attempt to intentionally bring about economic ruin in an effort to impose an extreme right-wing agenda, we will surely lose.

The left is already hard at work framing this issue as being a coup d’etat by a lunatic tea party movement that wants to cut its nose off to spite its face…

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Cannon Minds The House And Reins In Scott Supporters

Cannon is simpatico with Haridopolos’ legislative agenda, but he’s not running for anything. Indeed, the Winter Park attorney seems content to stick close to home, with no aspirations for higher office.

“Cannon is a unique speaker in many respects. He’s been the power behind the throne for two years serving as a sort of shadow speaker,” said one longtime Republican strategist from South Florida who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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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

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.