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Ex-Chair Vows To Humiliate Florida Republicans

| Posted 03.31.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Terrence McCoy Hidden among the shadows in a cavernous banquet hall, Florida's most notorious backr...

Why Isn't The Florida GOP Worried?

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 03.30.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- After a lost election and weeks of futile budget wrangling, the public image of the Republican Party nationally has sunk to what pollsters ar...

Look Who's Thinking About Running!

Miami Herald | Marc Caputo | Posted 03.28.2013 | Miami

Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz looks ready to run for governor and has spent the past three weeks lining up support from strategists, financiers and el...

Officials Lash Out At Rick Scott 'PR Ploy'

The Tampa Tribune | | Posted 03.27.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a plan Wednesday he said would give Florida's public school teachers a $2,500 pay raise. The governor said it would...

Should Florida Gun Owners Foot The Bill For Students' Safety?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Miami

In the wake of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, one Florida lawmaker wants to make gun owners foot the bill for students' safety. Frid...

Florida Rep. Wants To Ban These At Night

Posted 03.25.2013 | Miami

Looking for a hand to relieve some late-night tension? A Florida lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would ban just that. Last Wednesday a subcommit...

'Appalling' Rick Scott Choices Draw Concern

Miami Herald | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Scott is on pace to appoint fewer African-Americans to judgeships in Florida than either of his two predecessors, Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush...

WATCH: How Many Snakes Did 'Senator Python' Kill?

Posted 01.18.2013 | Miami

If you've always wanted to see a congressman give a press conference in front of a writhing 11-foot Burmese python, well, just click play above. I...

LOOK: Florida Reps Respond To Obama's Gun Control Push

Posted 01.16.2013 | Miami

President Barack Obama announced swift and historic measures to combat gun violence in a press conference Wednesday, and Florida's congressional deleg...

Jason Linkins

Rick Scott Dogged By 'Reagan' Inquiries

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has long had this trademarked Batman super-villain thing going on, what with all the record-setting fraud and the self-enr...

UPDATE: Satanist Love For Rick Scott No Longer Confirmed

Posted 01.17.2013 | Miami

UPDATE, JANUARY 17: Rick Scott may not be a Satanist hero after all. Upon "further review," the Miami Herald discovered that Lucien Greaves, the p...

Rick Scott Gave HUGE Break To Gun Company

Miami New Times | Kyle Munzenreider | Posted 03.11.2013 | Miami

Florida Republicans are perhaps the most loyal lapdogs of the National Rifle Association. So maybe it's not much of a surprise that Rick Scott gave a ...

Dem Boosted After Taking Down Allen West

WPTV | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy careened through underground catacombs connecting the Capitol complex Thursday, bumping into pockets of other wide-eyed fresh...

Poll Signals Trouble For Rick Scott

Tampa Bay Times | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics

If Gov. Rick Scott wants to make up ground in the Interstate 4 corridor in his bid for re-election, he might want to start in the Tampa Bay area's two...

What Rick Scott Cost Taxpayers In 2012

Posted 12.31.2012 | Miami

Governor Rick Scott's long list of controversial legislation -- including tweaking the state's pension plans, require drug testing of those on welfare...

Joey Francilus

Governor Rick Scott's WORST Fails Of 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Joey Francilus | Posted 12.28.2012 | Miami

In his second year in office, Gov. Rick Scott (R-Florida) blazed a trail of spending cuts, funding denials, and administrative disasters which all fir...

Scott Rallies Port Leaders To Prevent Strike

Posted 12.27.2012 | Miami

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is scrambling to prevent a work stoppage at Sunshine State ports in the coming days, warning the consequences could be dire. ...

Florida Democratic Party Chairman Race Gets Hot

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 02.25.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- As Florida Democrats glimpse rays of hope for a long-sought political comeback, their race for party chairman is becoming competitive and hea...

State Sen. Proposes Major 'Stand Your Ground' Changes

Posted 12.31.2012 | Miami

A South Florida state senator is proposing considerable changes to the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" statute. With Senate Bill 136, Fl...

GOP Rep's Ridiculous Reason for Florida Voting Law

Posted 12.18.2012 | Miami

Why were there 25 percent more provisional ballots this year? Because Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, sponsored a law tightening change-of-address guidel...

GOP Rep. Wants DRASTIC Changes To Bright Futures

Posted 12.14.2012 | Miami

A state legislator wants Florida's Bright Futures scholarship recipients to pay back the cost of their education if they take jobs outside the state o...

Was Commissioner's Facebook Post Racist?

Sun Sentinel | HEATHER CARNEY | Posted 02.10.2013 | Miami

COOPER CITY -- Commissioner John Sims publicly apologized Tuesday night for a racially charged comment he posted on his Facebook page that angered com...

Obamacare In Florida? Here's Your Chance To Sound Off

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 12.13.2012 | Miami

Members of the Republican-led Florida legislature who staunchly opposed to the Affordable Care Act are now encouraging residents to submit feedback on...

Finally Illegal?

The Tampa Tribune | TED JACKOVICS | Posted 02.09.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- State lawmakers seeking to have Florida join the 39 states that prohibit texting while driving said they have gained the upper hand. On Tues...

Rick Scott's Jobs Czar Resigns Over Shocking Report

Posted 12.04.2012 | Miami

The former banker Governor Rick Scott installed as Florida's "jobs czar" has stepped down after it was revealed he previously received unemployment be...