| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:33 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida voters have almost survived another toxic but non-fatal overdose of their politicians. But it's not too late to kick up a cloud of pseudo-scandal in the blind hope that it swings your decision. Republican Gov. Rick Scott and...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Challenging each other's command of facts, empathy and ethics, Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist gave CNN's national audience Tuesday night a large dose of their Florida political fisticuffs.
Their third and final debate...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Two more days, and you can say you made it.
Candidates love to say that running for office is like competing in a marathon, but what about you — the voter?
For months, your mailbox has been filled with various fliers of candidates with their...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:26 PM
My idea was simple. Talk to a range of people impacted by Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme — and his high-powered law firm's implosion five years ago — and ask them to sum up their lives since November 1, 2009, the day Rothstein's $1.4 billion...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:56 PM
— Rick Scott, who just two years ago was labeled the least popular governor in America, capped off a political comeback Tuesday, persuading Floridians to give him another four years in office — and leaving the Democratic Party in shambles....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Republicans are celebrating Gov. Rick Scott's narrow re-election victory, while Charlie Crist and the Democrats are left to dissect what went wrong.
Whenever there's such a tight result — 48.2 percent for Scott, 47.0 for Crist — there's...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Tony Villegas' long-delayed trial for the March 2008 murder of Scott Rothstein lawyer Melissa Lewis is off the rails again. Villegas, a former train conductor who has been held without bond for 6 1/2 years, has been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial....
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Challenging each other's command of facts, empathy and ethics, Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist gave CNN's national audience a mouthful of their Florida political fisticuffs.
Their third and final debate Tuesday night...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
It is time for Gov. Rick Scott to bring out the heaviest hitter in his political arsenal.
We’re talking about his wallet.
After spending more than $75 million of his own money to get into the governor’s mansion four years ago,...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:52 PM
A broker who played a relatively minor role in Scott Rothstein's $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme pleaded guilty to a wire fraud conspiracy charge Thursday afternoon.
Richard L. Pearson, 57, of Miami, was a broker who worked in the Fort Lauderdale building that...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:00 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Maybe there's an ethics equation out there somewhere that proves the degree of stink one attracts is a function of time and distance. That is, the longer the amount of time since the shady behavior and the degree of insulation...