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Former Florida Lt. Gov. Hits Rick Scott On Sexism

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Despite her loyalty to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll (R) faced many challenges working as an African-American woman in his...

Ex-Lt. Gov.: Working For Rick Scott Was 'Bad' For Minorities | Steve Bousquet | Posted 05.14.2014 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE — More than a year after she was forced from office, former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll continues to antagonize her former boss, Gov. Rick...

Rick Scott Hit With Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan 6 (Reuters) - A Florida political activist filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to force Gov. Ri...

Florida Prosecutors Rest In $300 Million Charity Gambling Scandal

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 12.01.2013 | Crime

SANFORD, Fla. — Prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of a Jacksonville attorney accused of masterminding a veterans group that ran ...

Protesters Demand Rick Scott Repeal Controversial Law

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Three days after a Florida jury ruled George Zimmerman was not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, activists are turning to Gov. Rick Scot...

Why He's In No Hurry To Replace Her

The Tampa Tribune | JAMES L. ROSICA | Posted 08.30.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott, going on four months without a lieutenant governor, hasn't been in a rush to pick a new one. He also hasn't given muc...

Florida Republicans: "We Have To Pull In The Blacks"

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 08.09.2013 | Miami

BOCA RATON -- Still reeling from losses they didn't expect, Republicans strategists are hoping black voters, who are the Democrats' most stalwart supp...

Florida's Timely Justice Act Is Neither Timely Nor Justice

David A. Love | Posted 07.17.2013 | Crime
David A. Love

The bill -- passed by the Florida legislature and now awaiting the signature of Governor Rick Scott -- would expedite the death penalty process in the Sunshine state.

Rick Scott Praises Allen West As 'Great'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) opened the door to a comeback for former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) Friday, saying he'd be a "great" pick for his second in ...

Rick Scott Bans Internet Cafes In Florida

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 06.10.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Up to 1,000 strip-mall parlors where people can play slot-like computer games became illegal Wednesday in Florida, with the ...

Dubious Businesses Spent Widely On Florida Officials

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The number of strip-mall parlors with slot-like computer games such as those targeted in a racketeering investigation could shri...

State's Ex-Lieutenant Gov Talks Investigation, Resignation

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll said Thursday she had no idea law enforcement was investigating a veterans charity...

Rick Scott Administration Shuts Down Lt. Gov Office

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The administration of Florida Gov. Rick Scott is shutting down the lieutenant governor's office for now. Former Lt. Gov. Jennife...

The Best Choice for Your State's Lieutenant Governor: Nobody

Eli Lehrer | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

If states want to save money in a way that almost everyone can agree on, they should get together and abolish the office of lieutenant governor.

Lesson from Jennifer Carroll Scandal: Time to Ditch the Ferrero Method of Picking Candidates

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

We live in an age where political parties as well as journalists and pundits are overly obsessed with the racial, ethnic, and religious lineage of a candidate both in terms of suitability and electability.

Mathis: Arrest Ruined My Life

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.21.2013 | Miami

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A prominent Jacksonville attorney accused of masterminding a $300 million gambling ring disguised as a veterans charity says he ...

Rick Scott Sues Big Critic

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is taking action against a frequent critic of his administration. Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet are counters...

'Fiercely Loyal' Navy Vet Behind Florida Veteran Charity Scam

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact

BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. -- Johnny Duncan knew how to work a room. Outgoing with a wide smile and a Southern drawl, he'd drape his arm around a stranger ...

17 High-Ranking Staffers Who Quit Rick Scott Already

Posted 03.15.2013 | Miami

Although Rick Scott campaigned on job creation, the Rick Scott Blog Watch calls the governor "the Typhoid Mary to careers." That's because of the e...

Campaign Cash Part Of Probe Into Florida Charity

AP | GARY FINEOUT and CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The key players behind a purported veterans charity accused of setting up illegal gambling rooms pumped more than $1 million...

Florida Lieutenant Governor Resigns Amid Scandal

AP | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll has resigned and authorities have announced that nearly 60 people have been charged in a s...

Florida Lieutenant Governor Resigns

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida's lieutenant governor resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in a scandal involving a purported veterans chari...

'Stand Your Ground' Task Force Releases Controversial Report

Posted 11.16.2012 | Miami

The findings of a state committee tasked to investigate Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law may be as polarizing as the statute itself. ...

Bravo Readies Next 'Top-Chef' Spin-Off

Posted 08.28.2012 | Home

Haven't gotten your "Top Chef" fill between the original series, "Top Chef Masters," "Top Chef All-Stars," "Top Chef Just Desserts" and the upcoming "...

Jennifer Carrol's Brother In Law Indicted In Alleged Illegal Pill Scheme

Posted 08.01.2012 | Black Voices

Federal authorities have charged the brother-in-law of Jennifer Carroll, Florida's embattled lieutenant governor, with trying to illegally sell prescr...