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Voter Purge The Result Of 5-Minute Conversation

Miami Herald | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

Florida's latest elections controversy began in the smallest of ways: a five-minute chat a year ago between Gov. Rick Scott and his top election offic...

Rick Scott: 'The Debate's Over' On Voter Purge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Tuesday sought to explain his recent decision to sue the federal government over a controversial voter purge effort mea...

Rick Scott Defends Voter Purge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) defended on Monday his administration's decision to defy a federal warning against purging a number of suspected non-citiz...

Rick Scott's Elephant Of A Fail

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

As a GOP governor of Florida, one might think that Rick Scott would know how to deal with elephants. That's apparently not the case. Scott met with...

Human Rights & Florida: Why just Cuba and Syria?

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.08.2012 | Miami
Steven Kurlander

How come Tallahassee doesn't ban contracts with companies doing business with China, too? Why just Cuba and Syria? Silly question, because with a Chinese ban, virtually no businesses could do business with Florida governments.

Florida Lawmakers Defend 'Stand Your Ground' Panel

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.02.2012 | Black Voices

The task force empaneled by Florida Governor Rick Scott called to look into the state's "Stand Your Ground" law, which has come under fire in the afte...

A Few Good Reasons Not to Show Up for Work This Tuesday -- Why May Day Is Our Day

Nathan Patches Pim | Posted 06.30.2012 | Miami
Nathan Patches Pim

We gather at noon in Bayfront Park in Miami this Tuesday for many reasons, but the cause is the same: a system that has completely dropped any pretense of serving the people it represents. If you've had enough of this madness, join us.

Rick Scott Plan Angers Election Officials

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Florida election officials are fuming Thursday over a survey ranking their performance across eight areas. Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) office cam...

Arthur Delaney

Rick Scott's Controversial Drug Testing Order Rebuked By Judge | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

A federal judge has ruled that Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) violated the Constitution last year when he ordered drug testing for state government worke...

Laura Bassett

Governor Slashes Aid For Rape Victims During Sexual Assault Awareness Month | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) shocked the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence this week when he vetoed $1.5 million in funding for 30 rape crisis ce...

GOP Makes 'Unprecedented' Effort To Help Rick Scott

The Orlando Sentinel | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

With more than 30 months until the next gubernatorial election, Gov. Rick Scott appears to be already campaigning for re-election. Though he's said...

Rick Scott Weighs In On Trayvon Martin Case

Morning Joe | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

But Joe and Mika began Scott's interview by talking about the February 26th killing of 17-year-old Florida teen Trayvon Martin and the accused shooter...

The Secret to Civic Longevity

Philip Picaza | Posted 04.22.2012 | Miami
Philip Picaza

Miami residents seem to be more interested in a one-night stand than an actual commitment, and who can blame them? For a city over a hundred years old, Miami is just starting to show its first signs of acne and a cracking voice.

Déjà Vu 2002 in Florida

Rod Smith | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Rod Smith

Why is it when we continue to elect both Republicans and Democrats in statewide elections, the Florida legislature is dominated by a one-party rule? Simply put, gerrymandering.

Report Puts Price Tag On Rick Scott's Decision To Kill High-Speed Rail

Tampa Tribune | Ted Jackovics | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics

The high-speed rail project that Gov. Rick Scott doomed last February by turning down more than $2 billion in federal money would have made an annual ...

Obama is the Big Winner of the GOP Primaries So Far

David Issacharoff | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home
David Issacharoff

These four Republican candidates are forgetting that they have one big common enemy -- Barack Obama and his 'liberal' government.

A Serial Killer 'Talks' Too Much, May Speed Up His Own Execution

Pete Earley | Posted 03.24.2012 | Weird News
Pete Earley

In the 1980s, David Gore murdered six women in the scenic shore community of Vero Beach. Unlike many serial killers, Gore "hunted" -- his word -- local women, including two mothers and four teenagers, instead of prostitutes.

Scott Ducking Primary Crossfire

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) affirmed he would not endorse a GOP presidential candidate ahead of the state's crucial Jan. 31 primary. He confirmed h...

Rick Scott Makes Insensitive Remark

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) told hundreds of Florida A&M University students marching at the governor's mansion, protesting his decision to call for t...

Rick Scott Fails Fact-Check

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) claim that the Affordable Care Act is "not the law of the land" was ruled "false" Thursday by PolitiFact, the fact-check...

Nikki Haley Adopts Questionable Policy

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's (R) office has a policy of deleting some of its emails, potentially violating the state's public records law. Onl...

Florida Hires Law Firm With Rick Scott Connections For Big Bucks

AP | Gary Fineout | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida has spent nearly a half-million dollars - and could spend even more - with a large, well-known law firm that has connecti...

WATCH: Florida Gov Spins On Carnival Cruise

Posted 01.08.2012 | Travel

Florida Governor Rick Scott took to the seas--or the Port of Miami--on Monday to "demonstrate his commitment to exemplary customer service on Carnival...

Palin Slams Occupy Wall Street, Compliments Rick Scott

AP | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Sarah Palin told Republican donors Thursday that Occupy Wall Street protesters want the same thing as the "fat cats" they're...

Rick Scott Appears Confused On Florida Geography

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott appeared confused about the Tampa Bay region, the state's second largest metropolitan area, in an informal meeting with report...