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Florida governor rejects Republican convention gun ban

Tallahassee, Florida (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott has rejected a request by Tampa’s mayor to allow local authorities to ban guns from the city’s downtown during the Republican National Convention in August. Citing Second Amendment protection…

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Missouri Republican lawmaker announces he is gay

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A Missouri state lawmaker who is not running for reelection announced on Wednesday that he is gay, the first state-level Republican politician in the nation currently in office to do so, according to the Gay and Lesbia…

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Short-Term Fixes – New York Times

USA TODAYShort-Term FixesNew York TimesNow that the rates are about to double, both Democrats and Republicans are failing to do the right thing again. Members of Congress from both parties say they want to prevent interest rates on subsidized Stafford …

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Romney campaigns for small-business vote in VA

Kicking off his Virginia campaign, Republican Mitt Romney said Wednesday he’ll do “the opposite” of what President Barack Obama has done to help the economy. His wife, Ann, chipped in by appealing to women voters in a key region of a state both candida…

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Poll: Wisconsin governor, likely rival tied in recall vote

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker is in a statistical tie with his chief Democratic rival, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, in a poll released on Wednesday less than five weeks before a June recall election with nati…

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Republicans pitch stadium plan to skeptical governor – Minnesota Public Radio

Coon Rapids ECM PublishersRepublicans pitch stadium plan to skeptical governorMinnesota Public RadioThe lid is back on a Republican plan to build a new $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. As Republican legislators were filling in the s…

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Resignation of Romney advisor disappoints gay Colorado Republicans – Denver Post

TPMResignation of Romney advisor disappoints gay Colorado RepublicansDenver PostBy Kristen Leigh Painter The resignation of an openly gay spokesman for Mitt Romney has frustrated some Colorado Republicans and given Democrats a political cudgel. "W…

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Hold Your Nose and Vote for Romney

COMMENTARY | Newt Gingrich suspending his presidential campaign was far less newsworthy than his endorsement of former political foe Mitt Romney. While the encouragement to vote for Romney during a speech televised by Fox News was not done in the most …

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School districts represented by Senate Republicans to get additional aid – NewsChannel 9 WSYR

WRGBSchool districts represented by Senate Republicans to get additional aidNewsChannel 9 WSYRThe money will go only to schools represented by Republicans in the State Senate. Districts represented by Republicans are receiving an average of about $3000…

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s GOP War on Women Claim is Weak

COMMENTARY | Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has thrown out some wacky ideas during her term, but she completely jumped over the line of reasonability earlier this week. Wasserman Schultz accused Mitt Romney and the Re…

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