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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...

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Historic Climate Change bill comes before the House listen

06/26/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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At some point in the next hour, The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a historic climate change bill, and its passage remains uncertain at this time.

Politico.com reported today that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the bill’s sponsors are working the floor furiously, twisting arms to squeeze ‘some last minute yes votes out of undecided members’.

The goal of the bill, sponsored by Democrats Ed Markey and Henry Waxman, is to limit pollution by capping greenhouse g...

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Congressman Meek on AIG bonuses: "It sickens me" listen

03/16/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are blasting bailed out insurance giant AIG over the $165 million in bonuses for executives announced this weekend. Those are the same executives whose record losses forced the company to request government assistance in the first place.

Miami area Democratic Congressman Kendrick Meek says Congress needs to act soon to address the taxpayer funds going to AIG – which now amounts to $170 billion.

Meek is running for the Democratic nominatio...

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Kendrick Meek on torture and federal bailout

01/15/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Earlier this week, Miami area Congressman Kendrick Meek became the first Democrat to officially enter the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mel Martinez next year.

WMNF spoke with him today to talk about his candidacy, and asked about a couple of major issues pending in Congress such as what he made of the blockbuster revelations in Wednesday’s Washington Post. Susan Crawford, the senior official for the Pentagon’s military commissions, claimed that interrogators torture...

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