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  • 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-...
  • Rising debt: It's always the other party's fault

    In today's edition of the Friday files, we're spotlighting lackluster candidates, imprisoned innocents and your letters. But first, a look at the massive debt this country is racking up. Many of us have been concerned about this growing mountain of...
  • Picking on the carcass of Rothstein's fallen firm

    Picking on the carcass of Rothstein's fallen firm
    A prominent Miami builder, a Broward circuit judge and the daughter of former Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles were among the winning bidders who hauled off relics of Scott Rothstein's collapsed law firm at a bankruptcy auction held Saturday. "Look –...
  • Bullet train: Classic case of GOP hypocrisy

    The bull is coming down the track at bullet speed. Republicans have set a new standard for political hypocrisy in their quest for choo-choo dollars. And now that their wildest dream has come true, with President Barack Obama flying in today with...
  • Did magical dog jail a 4th innocent man?

    In hindsight, it's hard to believe that John Preston and his magical dog were ever allowed to testify in court. Preston's claims — that his dog could track scents through water, even years after a suspect supposedly left them — were...
  • As race heats up, campaigning Florida cabinet members spend more time on the road

    Three of Florida's four Cabinet members are spending more and more time away from their Capitol offices as they rush around the state to collect campaign checks at dinner soirees, fishing trips, coffees and private parties. The packed schedules reflect...
  • Public financing will level the playing field.

    In our last Duel, Kingsley and I took diametrically opposed positions on how to clean up the scum in political campaign financing. I argued for total public funding and strict controls on messages to counteract the libels and slanders that candidates...
  • How many more are innocent?

    Last weekend, we looked at the case of Bill Dillon, the Brevard County resident imprisoned for 27 years before DNA tests set him free. That, however, is only part of a bigger story of twisted justice in Central Florida -- an unsolved mystery that begs...
  • Wealthy donors help Crist build campaign war chest

    Gov. Charlie Crist has a lot of wealthy friends. And many of them, from plaintiff lawyers and corporate executives to New York socialites and Tallahassee lobbyists, have cut checks to his U.S. Senate bid for the full $4,800 they're allowed to give to a...
  • A quarter of Gov. Charlie Crist donors max out at $4,800

    Gov. Charlie Crist has a lot of wealthy friends. And many of them, from plaintiff lawyers and corporate executives to New York socialites and Tallahassee lobbyists, have cut checks to his U.S. Senate bid for the full $4,800 they're allowed to give to a...
  • Sen. Mel Martinez's exit kicks ball to Crist

    Sen. Mel Martinez's exit kicks ball to Crist
    U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez ended months of speculation that he wouldn't finish his term and abruptly announced his resignation Friday — opening the door for Gov. Charlie Crist to name a replacement to the seat he is seeking in 2010. "My priorities have...