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  • Ted Cruz: Indefinite Detention Retained in NDAA 2014

    01/06/2014 2:10:08 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    New American ^ | Tuesday, 24 December 2013 11:35 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Eighty-five of 100 U.S. senators voted to renew the president’s power to indefinitely detain Americans, denying them of their fundamental right to due process.On December 19, by a vote of 84-15 (Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, did not vote), the Senate sent the Fiscal Year 2014 version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to President Obama’s desk. Although an overwhelming majority of Republicans and Democrats signed off on the evisceration of the Bill of Rights, a small coalition of Independents, Republicans, and Democrats refused to accede to such a devastation deprivation of rights. A list of the lawmakers...
  • Bill Nelson: Charlie Crist ‘trouble’ could spur run for governor (Dems don't trust their newbie)

    11/19/2013 1:02:42 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/19/13 | Emily Schultheis and Burgess Everett
    Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) says that, contrary to recent reports, he does not plan to run for governor next year. But he left the door open to changing his mind. “What I’ve said all along is I have no intention of running,” Nelson told POLITICO on Tuesday. “I wish Charlie Crist the best,” he added, referring to the state’s former Republican governor who is running for his old job next year as a Democrat. However, in an exchange with another POLITICO reporter later Tuesday, Nelson was less adamant. While he said he’s not considering the governor’s race now and again...
  • Ex-GOP Florida Governor Crist to Run for Job as Democrat

    11/01/2013 4:50:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    nwi.com ^ | November 1,2013 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    Former Republican governor turned Democrat Charlie Crist filed paperwork Friday to run for his old job with his new party, a move that will turn the race into one of the most watched in the nation. Crist is now the front-runner to represent Democrats against Republican Gov. Rick Scott, one of the most unpopular chief executives in the country. Scott, though, will be well-financed and is expected to spend as much as $25 million in attack ads against Crist. For Crist, he is hoping to revive a political career that seemingly crashed when he left the GOP and lost an...
  • Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young has passed away (Florida Republican)

    10/18/2013 5:42:50 PM PDT · by shortstop · 82 replies
    WFTS TV ^ | 10/18/13 | Staaff
    Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young, Florida's longest-serving member of Congress has passed away. On Thursday, the family of the 82-year-old lawmaker said that he was gravely ill. Young's family released the following statement Friday: "U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young (FL-13) passed away this evening at The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the company of his family. The cause of death was complications related to a chronic injury. Information on services will be forthcoming." Young was influential on military spending during his 43 years in Washington, and in October announced his decision to retire. In recent years, Young had...
  • Sen. Bill Nelson in Effect Calls President Obama's Actions Treason

    06/17/2013 11:23:07 AM PDT · by kathsua · 33 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | June 11, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    I interrupt my discussion of sexual harassment in the military for major breaking news. Sen. Bill Nelson, Democrat - Florida, in effect said that President Barack Obama committed treason by claiming that Edward Snowden's revelation of NSA monitoring of American phone calls was an "act of treason". Nelson served on the Senate Intelligence Committee for six years. Burgess Everett reports in Politico that Nelson said, “On the issue of if this a whistleblower or is this an act of treason, I think it directly is [treason]. And I think most of the people who served on intel will tell you...
  • Florida Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson becomes latest lawmaker to endorse same-sex marriage

    04/04/2013 4:12:52 PM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/4/13 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Florida Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson on Thursday became the latest lawmaker to flip on the issue of gay marriage. “(T)o discriminate against one class and not another is wrong for me. If we are endowed by our Creator with rights, then why shouldn't those be attainable by Gays and Lesbians?” Nelson said in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times editorial board.
  • (VANITY) FREEP THIS POLL -- SENATOR BILL NELSON - FLORIDA

    01/14/2013 12:48:35 PM PST · by I got the rope · 21 replies
    SENATOR BILL NELSON'S WEBSITE ^ | 14 JAN 13 | I GOT THE ROPE
    Please vote on Bill Nelson's gun control survey. Scroll down, survey on the right. http://www.billnelson.senate.gov/
  • Sen. Bill Nelson: Chuck Hagel is a 'dedicated public servant and patriot' [D-FL]

    01/13/2013 9:33:19 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    The Buzz -- Tampa Bay Times ^ | January 8th, 2013 | Alex Leary
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, in Jerusalem today meeting with Middle East leaders, expressed support for Chuck Hagel, President Obama's defense secretary nominee. “Chuck Hagel is a personal friend; a solid former U.S. senator; and, a dedicated public servant and patriot,” Nelson said. A news release said he spoke with Hagel today and "believes there will be a thorough review of Hagel’s record before his confirmation." The statement does not delve into criticism that Hagel has not been a strong supporter of Israel, a point Obama and other Democrats say is false. Nelson's office said he is in the Middle East...
  • Meet Obama’s Million Dollar Muslim Donor

    10/14/2012 6:22:36 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 15 replies
    frontpagemag.com/the-point ^ | October 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Free Beacon has a brief profile of Kareem Ahmed from TPM, one of the few million dollar donors to Obama’s SuperPACs. You’d be forgiven if you don’t recognize Ahmed’s name. Before this year, his political giving was limited to a few four-figure checks to California candidates. Several veteran California politics watchers contacted for this story had no idea who Ahmed was, either. But here’s the thing: so far in 2012, Ahmed’s contributions to Obama, Democrats, and the outside spending groups that support them have totaled more than $1.1 million. Ahmed’s wife, Tayyaba Farhat, has contributed another $75,000. At...
  • RANDPAC Foreign Aid Bill Nelson

    10/10/2012 5:15:08 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/10/12 | Rand Paul
    I live along the I-4 corridor which, as many of you know, is a crucial win for the GOP. This ad ran this morning and was awesome! There is no way people can watch this ad and vote for Bill Nelson. Of course I saw it on Fox News so,hopefully, it plays on the lamestream media.
  • Poll: Nelson, Mack tied in Florida Senate race

    10/01/2012 7:03:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson's once smooth ride toward a third term has hit a snag, says a new poll, which shows the Florida lawmaker locked in a dead heat with Republican challenger Rep. Connie Mack. The results of an independent survey by Gravis Marketing shows each candidate with the support of 43 percent of likely voters, though 14 percent are undecided. The result is contrary to recent surveys, including four separate independent polls taken in September that pegged Mr. Nelson with a 14-point lead.
  • Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 47%, Mack (R) 40%

    09/16/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 62 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9-16-12 | Scott Rasmussen
    emocratic incumbent Bill Nelson still leads Republican Connie Mack in Florida's hotly contested U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Nelson with 47% support to Mack’s 40%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, while eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The latest findings show no change from mid-August. Florida remains Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. Nelson was first elected to the Senate in 2006 to fill the seat vacated by Mack’s father. President Obama has now moved...
  • Poll shocker: Romney up double-digits in Florida

    08/21/2012 7:04:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 113 replies
    News-Press ^ | August 21, 2012 | Scott Bihr
    In the most shocking survey this election cycle, a poll released today finds Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama by 14 percentage points among likely Florida voters. Foster McCollum White & Associates, Baydoun Consulting and Douglas Fulmer & Associates, of Dearborn, Mich., questioned 1,503 likely Florida voters Friday and found Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, leading Obama 54%-40%. The poll has a margin of error of +/-2.53%. Although recent Florida polls have been trending slightly in Romney’s direction (+2% and +1% in the most recent surveys), the jaw-dropping 14-point gap is a shocker. Future polls will determine if this...
  • Bill Nelson in real trouble in Florida's U.S. Senate race

    08/08/2012 5:37:51 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 29 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 8, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    The five most recent polls conducted for the U.S. Senate election in Florida show a close race in which the incumbent, Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, is unable to get to the crucial 50% support level.
  • Nelson vs Mack, let the ad wars begin

    08/02/2012 10:47:59 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 2 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 2, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    ‘Tis the season when candidates release new political ads almost daily, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla,, is no exception. In response, Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo asks, “Why is Sen. Bill Nelson reminding us of who he is?
  • Mack to debate Nelson, says he's no astronaut

    07/11/2012 6:44:49 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 10 replies
    Bizpacreview.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Congressman Connie Mack, R-Fla., was the center of attention Sunday night at a town hall meeting sponsored by the 1830 Project Inc., a nonprofit focused on engaging 18- to 30-year-olds in the political process. The event, held in downtown Orlando, was attended by local tea party members and featured a question-and-answer session with Mack. The following are highlights from the hour-long session, where Mack, who is running for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, discussed his penny plan, voting record and his friendship with former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. He also asserted that his Democratic opponent Bill Nelson is "not really an...
  • Top 10 Most Likely GOP Senate Pick-Ups

    07/10/2012 7:16:08 AM PDT · by Qbert · 49 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/7/2012 | Human Events
    Since the GOP is likely to lose Maine (Olympia Snowe’s seat) and have competitive races to defend seats in Massachusetts (Scott Brown) and Nevada (Dean Heller), they better hope to pickup five or six Democratic seats. Here are 10 seats currently held by the opposition that Republicans can win. 1. Nebraska (Open) With the retirement of Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson in a solid red state, Nebraska is ripe for a Republican pick-up. The GOP nominated a relatively fresh face in Deb Fischer, a rancher and state senator since 2004, while Democrats reached back to the far past and are recycling...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Florida Senate Race 'Down to the Wire'

    06/21/2012 4:32:13 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 21, 2012 | Patrick Hobin
    The November election between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Connie Mack in Florida is set to be a close race, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Sen. Bill Nelson edges Rep. Connie Mack, 43 to 39 percent, in the Sunshine State contest for Nelson’s Senate seat, a new Quinnipiac poll says. “The projected November election between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Mack looks like it could go down to the wire,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Nelson has gained the slight edge since being tied with Mack in a May 24 poll....
  • Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthy (reelection problems)

    06/19/2012 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthyBy Alexander Bolton - 06/19/12 05:00 AM ET A growing number of Senate Democrats are signaling they are not prepared to raise taxes on anyone in the weak economy unless Congress approves a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. At least seven Democratic senators have declined to rule out supporting a temporary extension of the Bush-era income tax rates, breaking with party leaders who have called for letting the rates expire for people earning more than $1 million per year. That gives Senate Republicans a chance to push a temporary extension...
  • Florida Democrats break with Obama on Castro visa issue [Ignored by Florida Media!]

    05/25/2012 4:14:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 5/25/12 | ERIKA BOLSTAD AND MARC CAPUTO
    Florida’s top Congressional Democrats broke with President Barack Obama on Tuesday over his administration’s decision to issue Fidel Castro’s niece a visa to attend a conference this week in San Francisco. The opposition of Sen. Bill Nelson and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz came just hours after Republicans had blasted away at the visa decision —while failing to acknowledge that Republican President George W. Bush’s administration had allowed Mariela Castro to visit the United States three times a decade ago.
  • Former Rep. Dave Weldon announces Florida Senate bid

    05/22/2012 10:44:23 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 10 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | May 19, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Former Republican Rep. Dave Weldon on Friday announced his candidacy for Florida Senate, ending rampant speculation about his political future.
  • Jeff Atwater decides against GOP Senate run (Florida)

    04/25/2012 6:49:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | April 25, 2012 | George Bennett
    Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has decided not to enter the Republican primary for U.S. Senate after briefly considering a late bid. “As much as Carole and I are humbled by your calls, notes and messages to enter the US Senate race and carry our banner into the fight we believe we have a responsibility to finish the job Floridians elected us to do,” Atwater said in a weekend Facebook post. He’s less than 16 months into his four-year term as Florida CFO. Atwater, a North Palm Beach resident, said last week he was mulling a Senate bid after...
  • Florida Senate: Mack (R) 41%, Nelson (D) 41%

    02/16/2012 5:14:59 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 14, 2012
    Republican Congressman Connie Mack now runs dead even with incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in Florida’s 2012 U.S. Senate race. But Nelson outdistances two other potential GOP challengers, former Senator George LeMieux and businessman Mike McCalister. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Mack and Nelson earning 41% support each. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate in the race, and 12% remain undecided at this early stage. (To see survey question wording, click here.) In Rasmussen Reports’ first survey of the Florida Senate race last November, Mack, a congressman from the Fort Myers/Naples area, posted...
  • Obama takes on Florida snakes (South Florida media will praise Hussein for "action")

    01/17/2012 8:22:06 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/17/12 | A Restuccia
    The Obama administration took steps Tuesday to stop the spread of non-native snakes like pythons and anacondas throughout the Florida Everglades.
  • Connie Mack Announces Run for US Senate From Florida.

    11/28/2011 6:48:25 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 83 replies
    Phone call
    In a phone call with supporters just a few momrnts ago, Connie Mack announced WILL run for the Bill Nelson seat from Florida. It's official
  • Florida Senate: Mack (R) 43%, Nelson (D) 39%

    11/18/2011 9:45:11 AM PST · by sunmars · 78 replies
    Republican Congressman Connie Mack changed his mind late last month about challenging longtime Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in 2012, and now he finds himself with a modest edge over the incumbent in the first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Florida’s U.S. Senate race. The latest statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Mack with 43% to Nelson’s 39%.
  • Sofia Vergara's Boyfriend Nick Loeb Announcing Senate Candidacy (Republican)

    11/17/2011 12:15:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies · 6+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Nov 17, 2011 | Brian Hamacher
    Republican businessman, beau of "Modern Family" star entering raceRepublican businessman Nick Loeb will have a little star power at his side when he announces he's running for U.S. Senate in Miami Beach Thursday afternoon. Loeb is expected to be joined by TV star girlfriend Sofia Vergara when he makes the announcement at a 2 p.m. press conference at the Sagamore Hotel. The Emmy-nominated "Modern Family" star is in town to be with her beau and attend the 5th anniversary celebration of the non-profit group BeLive at the Ritz Carlton on South Beach Thursday night. Loeb, 36, is the son of...
  • 10 most vulnerable U.S. senators in 2012

    10/24/2011 9:24:16 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | October 20, 2011 | Source: thewesternworld.com (http://is.gd/6hLSXp)
    1. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. 2. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. 3. Jon Tester, D-Mont. 4. Scott Brown, R-Mass. 5. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah 6. Dick Lugar, R-Ind. 7. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio 8. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. 9. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine 10. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
  • GOP demands an apology from Sen. Bill Nelson

    05/03/2011 7:42:49 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 8 replies
    Tampabay.com ^ | MAY 02, 2011 | stevebousquet
    The Republican leader of the Florida House, Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, is demanding that Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson apologize for remarks Monday about the GOP-backed election overhaul bill awaiting floor votes. Here's what Nelson said: "Should we deny those very military personnel that carried out this very successful decapitating of the Al Qaida snake? Should we deny them because they have signed their voter registration card in a different way than they signed their absentee ballot overseas?" Lopez-Cantera said Nelson's comments were "an outrageous political stunt, motivated solely by his re-election campaign at the expense of our armed forces. His...
  • Biden vacations in Aspen amid Libya questions and Florida reporter's detainment

    03/28/2011 9:13:54 PM PDT · by paltz · 17 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 3/28/11 | Kerry Picket
    On the eve of President Barack Obama's address to the nation on U.S. military action in Libya and a recent story about a local Florida reporter who was locked in a storage closet during a fundraiser he attended for Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, Vice President Joe Biden can only be found vacationing in the ritzy resort city of Aspen, Colorado, reports the Aspen Times. According to the Aspen Times' article published on Friday, Mr Biden was described as "vacationing" in Aspen by a local sheriff after the Vice President flew in from headlining two fundraisers for Sen.Nelson in Florida:...
  • Allen West for U.S. Senate in 2012?

    03/17/2011 3:27:35 AM PDT · by Scanian · 33 replies
    The Shark Tank ^ | March 15, 2011 | Javier Manjarres
    Freshman Congressman Allen West has indicated that he would entertain a vice-presidential nod even as throngs of supporters are urging him to run for President- a ‘Draft Allen West for President’ initiative is already in full bloom. Congressman West has previously said that he is focused on being the best Congressman possible and that a Presidential run would not be up to him, it would be up to God and his wife. West has now started his own Leadership PAC, a surefire sign to many that he indeed has designs on higher office. While the talk has been about Congressman...
  • Holocaust survivors to protest Sen. Nelson’s fundraiser

    03/01/2011 6:12:22 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 32 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 03.01.11 | JAY WEAVER
    A group of Holocaust survivors, who once considered themselves friends of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, will be protesting his Miami Beach fundraiser with President Barack Obama on Friday because they say the Florida Democrat has broken a promise to them. Their unprecedented protest outside the swank Fontainebleau Hotel will be aimed at Obama, too. Three years ago, they say, Sen. Nelson promised South Florida survivors in his Washington office that he would file legislation to allow them to sue European insurers that sold their families millions of dollars in life insurance policies before World War II. During the 2008 presidential...
  • Florida Republicans Want Jeb Bush to Challenge Nelson

    12/28/2010 7:40:28 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 43 replies · 3+ views
    Roll Call ^ | Dec. 27, 2010 | By Christina Bellantoni
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is the strong favorite among Republican voters to challenge Sen. Bill Nelson (D) in 2012, a new Public Policy Polling survey shows. Tom Jensen, director of the Democratic-leaning polling firm, said the findings — 72 percent of GOP voters chose Bush as their preferred candidate — differ from other state surveys in which voters have “no clue” whom they want to challenge the Democratic incumbent.
  • Poll: Bill Nelson would lose to Charlie Crist, Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio (FL "Don't" Like ObamaCare)

    03/29/2010 7:32:34 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 22 replies · 569+ views
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 3-27-2010 | Adam Smith
    Poll: Bill Nelson would lose to Charlie Crist, Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio Miami Herald: Florida voters dislike the new health reform law so much that President Obama and the state’s top Democrat, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, are paying a hefty political price, according to a new survey and analysis by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research. Only 34 percent of Florida voters support the new law while 54 percent are opposed – well outside of the 4 percent error-margin for the poll of 625 registered voters.
  • Astro-snorts (bag cocaine found at NASA hangar)

    01/15/2010 1:20:43 PM PST · by Frantzie · 15 replies · 620+ views
    UK Sun Newspaper ^ | 1-15-2010 | Pete Samson
    A BAG of cocaine has been found in a Space Shuttle hangar - sparking a Nasa investigation.
  • Sen. [Bill] Nelson [Liar-Florida]: Public Supports Health Bill (YOU LIE!)

    12/26/2009 9:43:54 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 29 replies · 2,077+ views
    WSVN-TV ^ | 12/25/09
    A day after voting for a landmark health care reform plan, Democrat Bill Nelson returned to the Sunshine State on Thursday with claims of praise from ordinary citizens for the proposed legislation.
  • Louisiana Purchase And Omaha Stakes (Nelson Sells Out)

    12/21/2009 6:24:17 PM PST · by raptor22 · 32 replies · 1,754+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 21, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Politics: Sen. Mary Landrieu was the new "Louisiana Purchase." Sen. Ben Nelson got the federal government to pick up his state's future Medicaid tab. Maybe we should just put Senate votes up on eBay. Nelson, the 60th vote in the middle-of-the-night Senate party line vote on health care reform, will go down in American political history as the inventor of the permanent earmark. His seemingly principled stand against including federal funding for abortion evaporated like the morning dew as he decided to take what was behind door No. 1. The deal for Nelson includes special Medicaid funding for Nebraska, along...
  • Nelson (Fla.): Healthcare compromise 'a non-starter' (try again Dingy Harry)

    12/11/2009 11:34:42 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 18 replies · 1,066+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2009 | Eric Zimmermann
    The supposed healthcare deal cut by Harry Reid is a "non-starter," Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said today. Reid announced this week that Democrats had reached a "broad agreement" on replacing the public option with a Medicare "buy-in" provision and a series of non-profit insurance plans similar to what federal employees are offered. But apparently that "broad agreement" didn't include Nelson. "I think when we get the score back from CBO that it’s going to be too costly," Nelson told Fox News Live today. Nelson also said Americans who don't currently have healthcare wouldn't be able to afford their own Medicare...
  • Bill Nelson's office says he still hasn't decided how he will vote

    11/20/2009 2:15:18 PM PST · by baba123 · 87 replies · 2,432+ views
    Just called my Senators, Lemieux and Bill Nelson Re: healthcare. Lemieux will vote no and Nelson's office says he has not decided. Keep calling.
  • Could The Feds Seize The Internet?

    09/02/2009 5:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 2,524+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 2, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: A Senate bill lets the president "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "nongovernmental" computer networks and do what's needed to respond to the threat. Didn't they just collect our e-mail addresses?We wish this was just a piece of the fictional "Dr. Strangelove" that fell to the cutting-room floor, but it's not. It is a real piece of disturbingly vague legislation sponsored by Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. Senate Bill 773 would grant the administration emergency powers (where have we heard that before?) in the event of a cyberemergency that the president would have...
  • Sen. Bill Nelson on Obama Budget: Need to ‘Rework This Whole Thing’

    03/23/2009 7:21:09 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 18 replies · 671+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 23, 2009 | Mary Lu Carnevale
    Sen. Bill Nelson, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, said the Obama budget will have to be revised in light of the latest Congressional Budget Office projections. The Florida Democrat said in an interview on Fox News Channel this morning that “we’re going to have to go back and rework this whole thing, and that’s going to be done this week in the Budget Committee.” He later added that “Kent Conrad, our chairman of the Budget Committee, is definitely going to have to be Merlin.” CBO numbers released Friday show federal deficits over the next decade will exceed President...
  • CHINA Chinese Hackers Target Senate Computers

    03/23/2009 2:40:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 578+ views
    http://www.covertradioshow.com # The Daily Blast for March 23, 2009 PodCast Link: http://covertradioshow.com/podcast.cfm?pid=159 SNIPPET: “CHINA Chinese Hackers Target Senate Computers Cyber hackers believed to be based in China have tapped three times into the computer network in US Sen. Bill Nelson’s office, the Florida Democrat said Friday. Two attacks on the same day this month and another one last month targeted work stations used by three Nelson staffers — a key foreign-policy aide, the deputy legislative director and a former Nelson NASA advisor, according to Nelson’s staff.”
  • Florida senator says office computers were hacked

    03/21/2009 12:08:08 PM PDT · by prismsinc · 20 replies · 691+ views
    PalmBeachPost.com ^ | 03-21-09 | PalmBeachPost.com
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says hackers breached the computer network in his Washington office, but didn't access any classified information.
  • Financier gave campaign cash to Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), others (Stanford...Fugitive Financier)

    02/19/2009 10:32:15 AM PST · by UCFRoadWarrior · 10 replies · 516+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 19, 2009 | Mark K. Matthews
    WASHINGTON - A company run by R. Allen Stanford gave U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., nearly $46,000 in campaign contributions through its political-action committee and employees -- the highest total of any member of Congress, according to a new watchdog report.... Stanford and his company Stanford Financial Group invested heavily in politics, spending about $2.4 million in campaign contributions to lawmakers and political committees since 1989, according the Washington-based watchdog group Center for Responsive Politics.....
  • Senator Bill Nelson Will Again Introduce Amendment for Direct Election of President

    12/23/2008 4:37:28 PM PST · by CalifScreaming · 59 replies · 1,533+ views
    Ballot Access News ^ | December 23, 2008 | Richard Winger
    According to this story in the Tampa Tribune of December 22, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will again introduce a constitutional amendment in January, to abolish the electoral college. Nelson had introduced it in June 2008 as SJR 39, but it made no headway. SJR 39 is worded this way: “Sec. 1. The President and Vice President shall be jointly elected by the direct vote of the qualified electors of the several States and territories and the District constituting the seat of Government of the United States. The electors in each State, territory, and the District constituting the seat of Government...
  • Either Sen. Nelson is a Surprise VP Choice or Obama's Webmaster is About To Get Fired!

    08/22/2008 3:59:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 694+ views
    The Miami New Timkes ^ | August 22, 2008 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    Maybe they're reading a bit too much into the tea leaves but Wonkette noticed that the web address ObamaNelson.com redirects to Barack Obama's official website. The internet never lies. While similar combinations of Obama and suspected Veep's names lead to Go Daddy holding sites or other internet flotsam. Nelson who? Most likely democratic Florida Senator and former spaceman Bill Nelson. Maybe Obama has found the perfect running mate who can help him deliver Florida, but not secretly poison his coffee.
  • Obama calls for oil crackdown

    06/22/2008 9:58:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies · 99+ views
    Obama calls for oil crackdown By: Mike Allen June 22, 2008 12:39 PM EST With the cost of gas a top issue in the presidential campaign, Barack Obama on Sunday will announce a plan to crack down on oil speculation by tightening regulations on energy traders. The announcement is further evidence that an Obama administration would take an activist, populist approach to regulating business. Obama wants to close a loophole in federal law that exempts some energy traders from regulations that govern other exchange-traded commodities. Democrats call this “the Enron loophole” because it benefited the Houston energy-speculation firm that collapsed...
  • response from my senator in florida

    06/20/2008 6:51:16 AM PDT · by tatsinfla · 68 replies · 162+ views
    emailed letter
    Thank you for contacting me about drilling for oil off Florida and other coastal states. President Bush has proposed allowing drilling rigs off coastal States as a way, he says, to reduce gasoline prices. But he must know this won't happen. That's because a report from inside the Bush administration specifically shows that increasing offshore drilling won't have a significant impact on gas prices for decades. And we simply cannot wait that long on the hope of giving Americans some relief at the pump. To lower gas prices now by an estimated 25 to 50 percent, we must reign in...
  • WHY BRAZIL ISN'T ASHAMED TO EXPLOIT ITS OIL

    06/17/2008 2:08:57 PM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 14 replies · 101+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 17, 2008 | Mary Anastasia O'Grady
    Consider: The Brazilian government has a 58 percent controlling stake in Petrobras's voting shares and 32percent of its total shares, which means that some of the profits go straight to the government's bottom line, giving the politicians more money to spend on bribing their constituents. In the United States, American politicians do not benefit from a successful oil industry, since corporate profits go to shareholders, pensioners and employees; therefore Congress has a much greater incentive to respond to the concentrated power of the special interest group known as the "greens." There are plenty of other examples, says O'Grady: In Mexico,...
  • Sen. Bill Nelson wants to get rid of Electoral College

    06/07/2008 9:55:32 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 81 replies · 766+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/7/08 | Mark K. Matthews
    The U.S. would no longer use the Electoral College to choose its presidents under a proposal introduced Friday by Florida's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Instead, presidents would be picked by popular vote, a method that would have given former Vice President Al Gore the White House after the contested 2000 election. "It's time for Congress to really give Americans the power of one person, one vote," Nelson said in a statement. But changing the system requires a constitutional amendment and a meat grinder of legislative tests. First, Congress must approve the idea, and then 38 state legislatures must ratify...