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Reaction by candidate Jessica Ehrlich to news that U.S. Rep. Bill Young will retire listen

10/09/13 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Republican U.S. Representative C.W. Bill Young has decided to retire.

During his 43 years in Congress, Young has been influential on military spending.

The 82-year-old lawmaker from Pinellas County told the Tampa Bay Times that he won't seek re-election next year and will complete 22 terms in the House.

Jessica Ehrlich is running as a Democrat for the Pinellas County Congressional seat being vacated by Bill Young. Young defeated Ehrlich last November.

Young was elected in 1970 and...

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Political buffs respond to U.S. Rep. Bill Young's retirement announcement listen

10/09/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Members of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club were dining on chicken and asparagus at the St. Pete Yacht Club Wednesday when news came down that Young wouldn

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Democrat Jessica Ehrlich bashes opponent Bill Young for stalemate over Washington budget battle listen

10/07/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The partial government shutdown responsible for closing national parks and furloughing hundreds of thousands of government workers is now entering its second week. A Democrat running against Republican veteran member of Congress Bill Young is demanding he take leadership among his own party to end the budget stalemate. At a press conference in front of Young

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Syria Debate Intensifies at Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing

09/04/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei continues the discussion on Syria and speaks with author Gareth Porter, who recently wrote an article for Truth-out.org about how the intelligence community was mislead to support an attack on Syria. Later, we play a segment from a heated debate between Secretary of State John Kerry and Republican Senator Rand Paul in a Senate hearing over Syria. Listen to the full show above.

Gareth Porter's Article: [How Intelligence Was Twisted to Support an ...

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How effective are Washington lobbyists at dismantling environmental regulation? listen

06/27/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Washington lobbyists are affecting regulatory legislation “in a huge way.” That’s the take of Bob Deans, associate director of communications for NRDC Action Fund.

His new book is called Reckless. The Political Assault on the American Environment.

Yesterday we aired the first half of our interview with Deans. In this second half, Deans speaks about lobbyists and about the Republican Pa...

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The Endangered Species Act: Under attack? listen

09/30/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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For many years the Endangered Species act has saved hundreds of species from becoming extinct. Now 13 different legislative proposals are pending in Congress that could put the Endangered Species Act at risk.

For nearly 40 years the Endangered Species Act has worked to protect endangered species. The act protects 107 endangered species in Florida alone. But some members of Congress are attempting to weaken the Endangered Species Act. Robert Dewey, vice president for government relations f...

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In speech to Congress, Netanyahu says Palestinian refugees can't return home listen

05/24/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress today. Many of his positions on an eventual Palestinian state are in opposition to those laid out last week by President Barack Obama. Netanyahu reiterated Israel would not use its pre-1967 borders as a starting point in negotiations. In 1967 Israel seized the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem during the six-day war. But Netanyahu said Israel would not give back any part of Jerusalem and would maintai...

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League of Conservation Voters releases environmental scorecard for Congress on spending measure listen

03/18/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The League of Conservation Voters has released a special edition of its environmental scorecard for Congress on an appropriations measure with two dozen amendments. Alex Taurel is a legislative representative at the League of Conservation Voters.

"The national environmental scorecard, which the League of Conservation Voters puts out annually, it's been the nationally accepted yardstick to rate members of Congress on environmental, pu...

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Law professors maintain the new health care reform law is Constitutional listen

01/18/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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House Republicans took up their effort to repeal the health care reform law this afternoon. They plan to vote on repeal tomorrow. Even if it passes, it is likely to die in the Senate. An AP/GfK poll released yesterday found that only about a quarter of Americans support repeal of the law.

In addition to the attempt by conservatives in Congress to repeal the law, many states are challenging its constitutionality in court.

In a conference call with reporters today, The Center for American...

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Congressman Bill Young Speaks at Suncoast Tiger Bay and Hints at Plans for Re-election listen

01/25/10 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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At the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club meeting this morning, US member of Congress Bill Young discussed a variety of contemporary issues and hinted at the possibility of his run for re-election against State Senator Charlie Justice.

At least a hundred Tiger Bay Club members packed in the room at the Hilton in Largo to hear Bill Young speak. Young, a Republican, represents Florida’s 10th District, parts of Pinellas County. He has held his seat in US House of Representatives for 40 years and is a f...

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