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Stuck Between Rick Scott and a Hard Place: Young and Uninsured Floridians Feel the Squeeze

Jessica Adair | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Jessica Adair

Newly reelected, Rick Scott should throw his weight behind closing the coverage gap, and build a coalition of conservative and liberal politicians to provide access to affordable health coverage for all Floridians.

Paul Blumenthal

Tallahassee Voters Said No To Big Money, Corruption In City Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After wealthy donors helped fuel the most expensive midterm election in history, voters in Tallahassee, Florida, passed a referendum to ...

Pam Bondi Wins Re-Election In Florida

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Florida's Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi won re-election Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger George Sheldon and Libertarian nominee Bill W...

GOP Uses The 'War On Women' Meme To Hit Charlie Crist Over Strip Club Cash

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Republicans are using a Democratic motif to accuse former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist of perpetuating a "war on women" by accepting campaign donations ...

Pam Bondi Involves Herself In Faraway Court Fights

Tampa Bay Times | Michael Van Sickler | Posted 10.27.2014 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE — Earlier this year, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi opposed a ban on certain kinds of semiautomatic weapons. In Connecticut....

Voting in Absentia: Why I Would Cast My Ballot for Charlie Crist in Florida

Steven Kurlander | Posted 10.23.2014 | Miami
Steven Kurlander

I used to live in Florida. As I watch the contest between Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist, I wish I could vote in the election in my former home like these foreign nationals do.

Florida Democrats Are Really Pushing Fan-gate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

Lest we forget the infamous "Fan-gate" incident of 2014, Florida Democrats are parlaying Gov. Rick Scott's (R) initial refusal to debate former Gov. C...

When It Comes to Clean Energy, What's Wrong With Florida?

Bob Keefe | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Bob Keefe

Instead of lagging behind relatively little states like Massachusetts, Florida ought to be neck-in-neck with big Sunbelt states like California, Arizona and Nevada when it comes to deploying solar energy.

Palm Beach County: Strong Schools, Strong Community

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

The Palm Beach County school district is known for educational excellence -- a reputation that didn't happen by chance!

Rick Scott-Charlie Crist Battle Tops $50 Million In Spending

Times/Herald Bureau | Marc Caputo | Posted 09.22.2014 | Miami

Another week. Another $10.4 million thrown in the fire we call television advertising. ...

Appointments Of Black Judges Nosedives Under Rick Scott

Tampa Bay Times | Steve Bosquet | Posted 09.15.2014 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE — After nearly four years, Gov. Rick Scott has appointed fewer African-Americans to Florida judgeships than either Charlie Crist or Jeb ...

President Obama Can Help Charlie Crist Win in Florida

John McAuliff | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
John McAuliff

Progresso Weekly has published an optimistic assessment of how Charlie Crist can regain the governorship of Florida as a Democrat, an important contest for Americans who want more rational relations with Cuba.

Samantha Lachman

GOP Congressman Held A Male-Only Fundraiser That's Straight Out Of 'Mad Men'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

The “small group of concerned men" invited to a Republican congressman's fundraiser were instructed to "tell the Misses not to wait up" so they coul...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Rep Says He Voted To Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act, Leaves Out Key Detail

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) isn't the only congressional Republican up for re-election who is touting his support for t...

Rick Scott's Staff Kept Records Secret For Mansion Project

Times/Herald Bureau | Mary Ellen Klas | Posted 08.28.2014 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE — The idea made sense: Create a "governor's park" around the Florida Governor's Mansion to spruce up the entrance by buying up shabby co...

Crist Wins Democratic Primary In Florida Governor's Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Charlie Crist has won the Democratic primary in the Florida governor's race, the Associated Press reports. Crist, who served as the Sunshine State'...

Samantha Lachman

This Week's Primaries Are An Amazing Collection Of Crazy

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican primary to succeed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) will indicate whether voters wish to nominate a candidate that Brewer hers...

Oops! Rick Scott Campaign Does It Again

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

It seems Florida Governor Rick Scott's (R) re-election campaign won't be shedding its bumbling reputation anytime soon. For the second time, the campa...

Group Suggests Medical Marijuana Will Lead To Date Rape By Pot Cookie

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

There's been a lot of chatter about Florida's upcoming vote on medical marijuana legalization bill, Amendment 2. But No On 2, a campaign partially...

Florida Lawmakers Approve New Map For Congressional Districts

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature on Monday swiftly approved new maps that will alter several of the state's co...

GOP Billionaire Wants To Fly Nation's Tallest American Flag Over Miami

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

A wealthy Republican fundraiser wants to erect a 500-pound American flag high over downtown Miami as a "sign of gratitude for many of us who weren’t...

Even This Gun Owner Thinks Florida's Gun Laws Have Gone 'Too Far'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

From eating habits to sexual activity, doctors ask their patients all types of questions to assess behavior that could create long-term health risks. ...

After Rick Scott's Secret Trip, Guess Who Got A Post?

Times/Herald Bureau | Michael Van Sickler and Craig Pittman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASEE -- A month after Gov. Rick Scott took a secret hunting trip to the King Ranch in Texas last year, he faced a big decision. A seat had co...

Divorce Case Could Prompt 3rd Florida County To Topple Gay Marriage Ban

Miami Herald | Steve Rothaus | Posted 07.31.2014 | Miami

It's a Catch-22 for a lesbian who wants to get married to her new partner. Heather Brassner's spouse cheated on her four years ago and then disappe...

Rick Scott's Missteps Have Florida Republicans Worried

AP | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and GARY FINEOUT | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democrat...