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  • Scott promotes chief of staff to head transportation department

    Scott promotes chief of staff to head transportation department
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday chose Jim Boxold, who for the past year has been the Florida Department of Transportation's chief of staff, to take over the top position in the agency. Boxold's appointment to succeed Ananth Prasad as state...
  • North Carolina judges uphold GOP-drawn voting districts

    Voting maps, drawn by North Carolina's Republican-led legislature and denounced by critics as an effort to diminish the influence of black voters, are constitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. A majority of justices said the...
  • Obama heads up the "naughty" list

    Obama heads up the "naughty" list
    This is the time of year when little boys and girls are on their best behavior in a vain attempt to move from Santa's "naughty list" to his "nice list." This usually doesn't last long — a couple of weeks before Christmas and then immediately...
  • Another Bush presidency may be closer than you think

    Another Bush presidency may be closer than you think
    Jeb Bush is off and running. He announced this week that he would "actively explore" a 2016 presidential run. He also promised to release emails from his days as Florida's governor. He quit a lucrative financial adviser gig at a British bank and stopped...
  • How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    (In Oct. 9 story, corrects paragraph 12 to clarify that size of Obama's National Security Council staff has continued to grow, rather than "has nearly doubled", after the White House clarified numbers it had provided to Reuters. ) Throughout 2012, as...
  • Quinn names longtime aide Stermer to succeed Topinka as comptroller

    Quinn names longtime aide Stermer to succeed Topinka as comptroller
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday appointed a longtime friend and aide to succeed the late Judy Baar Topinka as Illinois comptroller, saying Jerry Stermer will serve for just three weeks until new statewide office holders are sworn in Jan. 12. The...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Coming Together

    Obama's Foreign Policy Coming Together
    The nadir for President Obama's foreign policy was probably last April. His Republican critics were calling him "weak" and "indecisive" after Russia's invasion of Crimea. A deflated Obama responded meekly that sometimes the best a president can do is to...
  • Poll: Cuban-Americans split on Obama's Cuba policy

    MIAMI Cuban-Americans nationwide are almost evenly divided over support for the embargo and for President Barack Obama's effort to normalize relations with Cuba, according to a new poll that shows a vast generational divide in reaction to this week's...
  • Rep. Bachmann doesn't leave Washington quietly, relishes her experience as lawmaker

    WASHINGTON During her last week on Capitol Hill, Rep. Michele Bachmann squished close to Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for a holiday picture, told President Barack Obama at the White House Christmas party that he should bomb Iran and strolled onto the...
  • Marco Rubio, Rand Paul trade shots over Cuba on TV, Twitter, Facebook

    MIAMI As they jockey for possible presidential bids, Republican senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are taking aim at each other on TV, Twitter and Facebook over Cuba policy. Rubio, a Cuba hardliner from West Miami, has attacked President Barack Obama's...
  • Sony Pictures: 'We Had No Choice,' But Still Considering Digital Release

    Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Michael Lynton hit back after President Obama faulted the Hollywood studio for canceling the Christmas release of "The Interview," as the studio indicated that it is still looking for alternative ways to release the...