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U.S. May Soon Stand Alone for Failing to Ratify U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child

Bruce Lesley | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Twenty-five years after ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Somalia and the South Sudan are taking steps to join 193 other countries around the world that have ratified the treaty.

The Mt. Everest of Pettiness: Gov. Rick Scott, 'Fan-Gate' and the Farce of Fairness

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Gosh darn it, Florida's Gov. Rick Scott wants you to know that fair is fair and that he plays by the rules. He's going to make his opponent sweat and feel the heat (literally), even if it means putting a floor fan ahead of a debate about the future of Florida.

Inmates Dying After Governor Rick Scott Outsources Prison Health Care

Mary Bottari | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Between 2008 and 2013, Corizon Health -- the country's largest prison health care provider -- was sued 660 times for malpractice. But Governor Rick Scott's administration failed to take note of this history when it awarded Corizon a $1.2 billion contract in 2011.

Rick Scott Failed To Disclose More Than $340 Million In Assets, Lawsuit Claims

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

When you're the wealthiest governor in Florida's history, it may be hard to remember just how much cash you have. Gov. Rick Scott (R) may have fail...

Rick Scott Dogged Over Unfair Debt Collection Practices

Bloomberg | Toluse Olorunnipa | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

More than 10 U.S. states have reduced unemployment benefits since 2011, and Republican Governor Rick Scott has made Florida’s program the least gene...

Rick Scott Won't Say If He Believes In Man-Made Climate Change: 'I'm Not A Scientist'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to say whether he believes man-made global warming is real Tuesday, despite having said in the past that he doesn'...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Says He'll Sign 'Charlotte's Web' Medical Marijuana Bill

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said Thursday he'll approve legislation legalizing a medical marijuana extract low in THC to treat patients and children s...

Dem Senator Doesn't Like Florida's Direction Under Rick Scott

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has repeatedly said he wouldn't jump into the race to unseat Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R). But that doesn't mean Nelson isn't...

Appeals Court Rules Against Rick Scott's Voter Purge

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) effort to purge the state's voter rolls was illegal due to its close proximit...

Florida Vouchers: This Is Choice?

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 03.18.2014 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

Legislators always hype "parent choice" as their mantra whenever they support bills that privatize public education.

Andrew Perez

Gov. Rick Scott Casts Himself As Medicare Defender

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) last week made protecting Medicare for seniors a top focus of his reelection campaign, despite having served as CEO of the...

Rick Scott Proposes Bigger Budget For Florida In 2014

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who came into office four years ago vowing to cut taxes and spending, on Wednesday proposed an ele...

Florida Governor's Race Virtually Tied

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

If Florida's gubernatorial election were held today, voters would barely pick former governor and Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist over curren...

Black Caucus Cancels On Rick Scott, Saying Meeting Would Be 'Fruitless'

Posted 06.24.2014 | Miami

Things have not gotten any smoother between Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) and the state's black lawmakers. The 28-member Legislative Black Caucu...

Chris Christie Headlining Event For Rick Scott Amid Bridge Scandal

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Despite revelations this week that members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) staff maneuvered a catastrophic traffic jam, the governor will head...

Republican Deaf Ears

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Much of the country kicked off the New Year with heavy snowstorms followed by a blast of frigid cold temperatures. But for 1.3 million Americans, whose unemployment checks have been cut off, this may be the coldest winter of all.

Rick Scott, Pam Bondi Sued In Public Records Withholding

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

Tallahassee, Fla., attorney Steven Andrews filed a new lawsuit against Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday, alleging that the Republican governor's admi...

Scott Seeks Supreme Court Review Of Worker Drug Tests

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) plans to take his fight to randomly drug test state employees to the Supreme Court. According to the AP, Scott was told...

State Blocks Health Care Reform Effort

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

By Tom Brown MIAMI, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Florida was strongly criticized by the federal government on Thursday for barring outreach wo...

School Board Prolongs Decision On Proposed Gay-Straight Club

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Gay Voices

Bayli Silberstein, an openly bisexual 14-year-old student, lobbied for a gay-straight alliance (GSA) at Carver Middle School in Leesurg, Florida, in ...

State Deals Another Blow To Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

The Florida Senate approved legislation Wednesday to expand restrictions on protesters like the Westboro Baptist Church, the Associated Press reported...

The Right to Vote, and Other Liberal Entitlements

Gihan Perera | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Gihan Perera

The words of Justice Scalia still sting to people of common sense and decency. More than week after labeling the right to vote as a racial entitlement, many in the country are still left to wonder if this Court can help prepare us for the next century.

Governor Rick Scott Says "It's Working," But Florida Disagrees

Eric Brakken | Posted 05.05.2013 | Miami
Eric Brakken

Rick Scott stated today in his State of the State address that he wants "a war on failure." If so, then let's start with the failed policies of our Tallahassee politicians. Last minute political stunts won't change the hardship that working Floridians are facing.

Rick Scott Leaves Florida With Tea Party Hangover

Mother Jones | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

The really desperate come early. George Bishop, 61, a lanky, gray-haired cabinet builder in a tropical shirt, has a red, swollen nose from a boil caus...

Rick Scott Flip-Flops After Early Voting Criticism

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) announced a new proposal Thursday to reform the state’s election laws, including a plan to increase the nu...