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Florida, Local

Work on Orlando Executive Airport hotel may start in late 2013

The hotel is planned near Sheltair Orlando Air Center Inc., which is an affiliate of Holland Hospitality and leases out hangar and airline service-related office space at the airport. (Orlando, Florida) – Construction on a $4 million, 74-room hotel at Orlando Executive Airport may begin in the third quarter of 2013. The Greater Orlando Aviation [...]

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Panel approves Port Canaveral widening, deepening project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board approved Port Canaveral’s channel-widening and -deepening project. The panel unanimously agreed that the port’s feasibility study can proceed to be reviewed by other state and federal agencies, Florida Today reports. Canaveral Port Authority Vice Chairman Tom Weinberg told Florida Today that the approval was a [...]

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Florida, Local

Rasmussen poll: Romney leads Obama by 4 points in Florida

(Orlando, Florida) – President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney head into their second presidential debate on Tuesday night. As the candidates gear up to head into their second debate on Tuesday night, the latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds Gov. Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama in Florida by a 51 percent to 47 [...]

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Florida, Local

20 worst PINs: Study shows 10 percent of people use 1234

Pick up an ATM card on the street, and experts say you have a one-in-five chance of unlocking its cash by trying to enter just five PIN combinations. Special to Central Florida Politics from News 13 (Orlando, Florida) – You may use your credit or debit card all the time, but what you choose as your [...]

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Florida No. 1 in nation for foreclosures

(Orlando, Florida) – Florida ranked No. 1 in the nation for foreclosures. Florida ranked No. 1 in the nation for foreclosures for the first time since 2005, according to a third-quarter report by RealtyTrac Inc., the Orlando Sentinel reports. Florida had the highest foreclosure rate in the country, with one foreclosure legal filing for every [...]

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The Imaginary Teacher Shortage

Posted on 19 October 2012

Special to Central Florida Poltics by the National Center for Policy Analysis (Washington, DC) – The challenges facing America’s schools have become a major focus of the public dialogue. Over the past few decades, many have been lamenting the decaying quality of education in America. Case in point, in the past 40 years, and a [...] Continue Reading

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National

The Solyndra Tax Break

Posted on 19 October 2012

Special to Central Florida Politics by the National Center for Policy Analysis (Washington, DC) – In a recent twist, Solyndra’s investors could be rewarded for their failure, thanks to a tax benefit the Obama administration handed out in a bid to evade political accountability, says the Wall Street Journal. The Internal Revenue Service exposed this [...] Continue Reading

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National

Romney won the second debate

Posted on 17 October 2012

A special Report to Central Florida Politics by Dick Morris for FoxNews.com (New York, New York) – By scoring big on the economy, gas prices, and Libya, Romney continued his victorious string of debate wins. He looked more presidential than Obama did and showed himself to be an articulate, capable, attractive, compassionate leader with sound [...] Continue Reading

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National

Congressional Budget Office Updates TARP Tally: $24 Billion Cost to Taxpayers

Posted on 17 October 2012

Special to Central Florida Politics from the National Public Policy Council (Washington, DC) – The latest update from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) will ultimately wrap up at a cost of $24 billion, says Steve Schaefer of Forbes. The ultimate losses from TARP will not come from the [...] Continue Reading

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National

Feds have more than 1,900 investigations open into alleged stimulus wrongdoing

Posted on 16 October 2012

With little notice, inspectors generals across federal agencies are piecing together criminal and civil cases into stimulus money that was misspent, wasted or defrauded. Special to the Phoenix Network by John Solomon of the Washington Guardian  (Washington, DC) – Why It Matters: The $840 billion stimulus plan was designed to be a shot in the [...] Continue Reading

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National

Corporate Taxes, the Myths and Facts

Posted on 16 October 2012

Special to the Phoenix Network by the National Center for Policy Analysis (New York, New York) – In the midst of a heated presidential campaign, both candidates have decided to agree on one thing: the corporate tax rate needs to be reduced. The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Indeed, [...] Continue Reading

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Florida

RUBIO: SYRIA POLICY RISKS TRADING A TYRANT FOR EXTREMISTS

Posted on 16 October 2012

  Syria Policy Risks Trading a Tyrant for Extremists Special to Central Florida Politics by Senator Marco Rubio For almost two years, the Syrian people have tried to free themselves of Bashar al-Assad’s cruel iron fist. They have looked repeatedly to America for help. But the Obama administration has failed to robustly support the Syrian [...] Continue Reading

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Florida

Small businesses stump for Amendment 10

Posted on 15 October 2012

(Sarasota, Florida) – Some Florida small businesses are touting Amendment 10 on the November ballot as a partial cure to their woes. The referendum would increase the “ad valorem tax exemption” on tangible personal property from $25,000 to $50,000, the Bradenton Herald said. Most non-business personal property like boats and cars are exempt from the [...] Continue Reading

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