Old-Hand Nelson Flubs Public Relations

By Zayida Baker Though Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., has represented Floridians since 2001, freshman Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., seems to be cultivating a better relationship with them. According to his official biography, “Florida’s own Bill Nelson” is known as “a staunch advocate for all Floridians and a moderate voice in the increasingly partisan world of national politics.” However, at least three tea party leaders in central Florida swing districts disagree. To them, Nelson is unfailingly tied to Obama and greets them with a closed ear. Although these three ...

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Keystone Pipeline showdown moves forward

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By a vote of 33-11, The North American-Made Energy Security Act was approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources last week. Chaired by Representative Doc Hastings, it now travels to the House Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as the House Energy and Commerce Committee for review. Sponsored by Lee Terry (R-NE-02), H.R. 1938 aims to force the Obama Administration to expedite the consideration and approval of a massive pipeline through the Midwest. With crude oil markets increasingly volatile, supporters of the energy security act hope to secure approval ...

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