| Dec 27, 2014
No Floridian can discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture with more credibility than Bob Graham.
The two-term governor served three terms in the U.S. Senate, the last as a member of the Intelligence Committee on and after 9/11. Graham...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's use of torture was immensely valuable. But it should have addressed Congress' own failure to oversee these activities more effectively. By giving lawmakers a pass, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.,...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:11 PM
No, Congress didn't
On Dec. 12, Jane Johnson's letter about CIA torture states "Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't our Congress approve these methods at the time?"
No, Ms. Johnson, they didn't. In former President George W. Bush's book, "Decision...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Stung by the Nov. 4 election, Florida Democrats are turning to two Central Florida leaders, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and former Orlando police Chief Val Demings, to try to figure out what went wrong.
The duo will lead a task force examining the machinery...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:19 AM
— When election results roll in Tuesday evening, Florida may be the big swing state that bucks a Republican trend.
Florida Democrats are swimming against a Republican tide nationwide during this year's elections, which likely will put the GOP in...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Florida's suspenseful election results this week set the stage for the state's pivotal role in the 2016 presidential campaign, when Republicans Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush could be contenders.
Close contests this year reaffirmed Florida'...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Here is the post-election reality for Democrats in Florida:
Despite nearly $100 million spent on his behalf — including $12 million of his own money after saying he wouldn't self-finance — Rick Scott couldn't budge his standing with voters....
| Oct 11, 2014
| 5:51 AM
If Gov. Rick Scott defeats his Democratic challenger, Charlie Crist, one big reason will be the Republican governor's campaign using a page right from President Barack Obama's re-election playbook.
Flush with campaign money while his opponent had little...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The first of three critical hours that could alter the outcome of the Florida governor's race is Friday, when Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist face off.
Three televised debates, the only times Florida voters will get to...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:49 PM
There is a forgotten contest in this year's U.S. midterm elections. Actually, there are 435 of them: the races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Thanks to shifting population patterns and redistricting, the Republicans start with an...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Between now and Aug. 26, Florida Democrats need to decide if they'll go with their hearts or their minds in the race for their party's nomination for governor.
Tugging at their heartstrings is Nan Rich, a lifelong Democrat and champion of just about...