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  • Bank on it: Sink can't escape past

    It is time for Alex Sink to stand before the people of Florida, hold her head high and admit: "I was a b-b-ba-banker. "And I'd do it again." She wasn't just any banker. She was a bank president in charge of Bank of America's entire Florida operation....
  • Florida Gov. Charlie Crist angles for D.C.

    TALLAHASSEE In jumping into the race for U.S. Senate, Gov. Charlie Crist is giving up the job of chief executive in the fourth-largest state for an arguably bigger prize: a powerful Washington perch that can last a lifetime. The decision comes down, in...
  • Businesses open wallets for 2010 political races

    We're still more than a year out from next year's race for governor and other key down ballot races — such as that of House Speaker-designate Dean Cannon of Winter Park — but the region's deep corporate pockets are already putting their...
  • Will Florida's growth-a-holic tendencies change with new reality?

    Will Florida's growth-a-holic tendencies change with new reality?
    In a state hooked on development, Flagler County became a junkie. Explosive growth was its crystal meth – a potent and relatively cheap path to revenue, plentiful jobs and a brief sense of economic euphoria. When the drug flowed freely, the county...
  • The good, the bad and the idiotic of 2009

    Before we dive into 2010, I thought we could take a few minutes to look back at some of the best — and worst — topics we covered in "Taking Names" during 2009. We witnessed some spectacular flubs, exposed some major hypocrites and covered all...
  • Replacing Greer leads to even more GOP infighting

    Embattled Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer may be on the way out, but that doesn't mean the folks who wanted him gone are entirely happy. A day after Greer announced his resignation — and blistered his GOP critics in the process — grass-...
  • Marco Rubio is most important Republican this fall: Here's why

    Marco Rubio is most important Republican this fall: Here's why
    In April of last year, Marco Rubio came to Orlando scrounging for attention. Now he squeezes in an interview between events. Now he has an entourage. Now he is favored to be the next U.S. senator from Florida. Much has changed, including a switch to...
  • States opposing reform pin hopes on Fla. hearing

    States opposing reform pin hopes on Fla. hearing
    The conservative counterattack on President Obama's overhaul of health insurance will take center stage in the courts this week when Republican state attorneys general and a leading small-business group urge a federal judge in Florida to strike down the...
  • South Florida court upholds ruling that overturns state's gay adoption ban

    South Florida court upholds ruling that overturns state's gay adoption ban
    A cultural flashpoint was ignited Wednesday when a Miami appeals court ruled that Florida's 33-year-old ban on gay adoptions is unconstitutional. "It's about time Florida enters the 21st century and starts looking out for its children rather than...
  • From foreclosures to mergers, big changes afoot

    From foreclosures to mergers, big changes afoot
    Note: An earlier version of this column included an incorrect reference to the number of occupied buildings at Lake Nona's "medical city." What a difference three months can make. When I took a break in July to care for my newborn son, foreclosures were...
  • Foreclosure attorney Stern leaves as chairman of subsidiary firm

    Foreclosure attorney Stern leaves as chairman of subsidiary firm
    Plantation foreclosure attorney David J. Stern, who is under investigation by state regulators over his law firm's alledged mishandling of tens of thousands of foreclosure documents, has left his position as chairman of the subsidiary company that handles...