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  • Rocket salvos from Gaza prompt Israeli military strikes

    As Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets toward Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on Tuesday, Israel struck back at more than 150 targets, the first round of what officials in Jerusalem said would be an open-ended offensive aimed at crushing Hamas,...
  • Scott signs 'Charlotte's Web' medical pot bill

    Scott signs 'Charlotte's Web' medical pot bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Monday that legalizes a form of medical marijuana touted as way to help relieve symptoms for children with epilepsy and cancer patients. The Republican-controlled Legislature made a policy about-face this...
  • Scott signs stadium bill that helps Orlando MLS, Daytona Speedway

    Scott signs stadium bill that helps Orlando MLS, Daytona Speedway
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that could provide an taxpayer infusion for Orlando's planned soccer stadium and other sports stadium projects statewide. The bill, HB 7095, passed the Florida Legislature on the last day of...
  • Scott camp goes after Crist's wife for not releasing tax returns

    TALLAHASSEE -- Now spouses are fair game in Florida's ever-more-nasty gubernatorial fight. Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist released three years' worth of tax returns Wednesday, in response to a statewide Republican advertising  by...
  • Crist tells teachers 'it's over' for Rick Scott

    Crist tells teachers 'it's over' for Rick Scott
    TALLAHASSEE – Democratic candidate Charlie Crist made his bid to win his old job back official Monday, filing for governor and using the occasion to hold a round-table discussion with teachers who blasted incumbent Gov. Rick Scott. About a dozen...
  • After blind trust brouhaha, Scott, Crist disclose finances

    After blind trust brouhaha, Scott, Crist disclose finances
    TALLAHASSEE -- Following a lawsuit challenging a Florida law that lets politicians shield their investments from the public, Gov. Rick Scott and his main Democratic challenger both released financial records Monday detailing their investments and net...
  • Facebooking public defender says he tried to apologize

    The attorney for former assistant public defender Gary Sheres issued a statement today on his behalf. Sheres, you might recall, was fired last week for Facebook comments about Palestinians. Click here for a memory refresher. In the statement, Sheres'...
  • Despite all eyes on Crist, Broward's Nan Rich qualifies for Democratic gubernatorial primary

    Despite all eyes on Crist, Broward's Nan Rich qualifies for Democratic gubernatorial primary
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's gubernatorial showdown is already a two-horse race in the eyes of many. But Democratic former state Sen. Nan Rich of Weston made it clear Tuesday she isn't giving Charlie Crist a free pass to her party's nomination. Rich filed...
  • Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session

    Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday which would shift the contours of seven U.S. House districts spread throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special session, House Speaker Will Weatherford,...
  • Charlie Crist seeking taxpayer financing for gubernatorial bid

    Charlie Crist seeking taxpayer financing for gubernatorial bid
    TALLAHASSEE -- When Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist launches ads later this summer, he'll be getting a helping hand from Florida taxpayers. Crist is opting into Florida's public campaign-finance system, a move that could net him...
  • Radio spot in Orlando accuses Crist of causing a 'lost generation of African-Americans'

    Radio spot in Orlando accuses Crist of causing a 'lost generation of African-Americans'
    TALLAHASSEE --  A shadowy political group called "Progressive Choice PAC" is airing a racially tinged ad on black radio stations in Orlando accusing former Gov. Charlie Crist of siding with the gun lobby and imposing sentencing and drug policies that...