David Rivera http://blog.wlrn.org en Florida Republican Rep. David Rivera Charged In Ethics Probe http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-republican-rep-david-rivera-charged-ethics-probe Rep. David Rivera, R-Fla., was charged Wednesday by Florida authorities with alleged ethics violations while he was in the state Legislature, perhaps imperiling his bid for re-election to the House in an already tight contest.<p>In action last Friday that was made public Wednesday, Florida's Ethics Commission said it believes Rivera violated state ethics laws in 11 instances — receiving income from the owners of a dog track that was meant to influence his vote. Rivera later voted to approve a bill that increased the number of slot machines allowed at the track. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:25:48 +0000 Greg Allen 3492 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Republican Rep. David Rivera Charged In Ethics Probe Rivera Slammed With 11 Ethics Charges http://blog.wlrn.org/post/rivera-slammed-11-ethics-charges <p></p><p>The Florida Ethics Commission has accused Miami Republican Congressman David Rivera of 11 separate violations, including misuse of campaign funds, falsifying disclosure forms and accepting corporate money he should have known was intended to influence his votes.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:39:39 +0000 Rick Stone 3489 at http://blog.wlrn.org Rivera Slammed With 11 Ethics Charges How Education Figures Into The Presidential Race http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-education-figures-presidential-race <p>On this week's show: we focus on education and compare the policies of the presidential candidates. &nbsp;</p><p>President Obama and Mitt Romney agree on issues such as paying teachers based on student performance. &nbsp;The main difference between the two is on the question of vouchers. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:14:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 2733 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Education Figures Into The Presidential Race