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  • Before fundraising event, Rick Scott makes not-so-quick Fort Lauderdale Starbucks run

    Before fundraising event, Rick Scott makes not-so-quick Fort Lauderdale Starbucks run
    Gov. Rick Scott ducked into a Starbucks on Tuesday afternoon for a pit stop and a drink – and was able to leave about 45 minutes later. At Starbucks he ordered a chai tea with soy milk – and rejected a reporter’s suggestion that it...
  • $40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable

    $40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable
    With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...
  • Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time

    Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time
    When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory....
  • Franchot launches petition drive to start school after Labor Day

    Franchot launches petition drive to start school after Labor Day
    OCEAN CITY — Squinting into the August sun at Ocean City’s boardwalk Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot formally launched his petition drive to require Maryland schools to start after Labor Day. Franchot wants to deliver 10,000...
  • Charlie Crist seeks support from black voters in Broward

    Charlie Crist seeks support from black voters in Broward
    Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist drew a crowd of about 200 to the opening of his  campaign office on Sistrunk Boulevard, the main street of the black community in northwest Fort Lauderdale. And drivers and occupants of cars driving by...
  • Sharief hit with negative mailer

    Sharief hit with negative mailer
    Some election contests are friendly, some are civil, and then there's the race between Barbara Sharief and Alexandra Davis. We got a glimpse of the hostility at the Sun Sentinel editorial board. (See video, which is just as useful without sound, with...
  • Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch

     Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch
    First elected to a partial term in 2010, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is seeking a third full term representing northwest Broward and southwest Palm Beach counties.   He’ll be on the Aug. 26 primary ballot, facing fellow Democrat Emmanuel Morel, a retired...
  • Rauner 'comfortable' with nursing home bankruptcy court setback

    Rauner 'comfortable' with nursing home bankruptcy court setback
    Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner today said he’s “very comfortable” that a federal bankruptcy judge is letting a case proceed in which it is alleged the candidate’s longtime equity investment firm improperly handled...
  • Nan Rich endorsed by women's political caucus

    Nan Rich endorsed by women's political caucus
    The National Women’s Political Caucus said Wednesday is it endorsing Nan Rich’s candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor. “Nan Rich knows Florida and has been a tireless advocate for its women. We are proud to endorse her...
  • Charlie Crist says Rick Scott 'incompetent,' casts doubt on All Aboard Florida, defends himself on Rothstein

    Charlie Crist says Rick Scott 'incompetent,' casts doubt  on All Aboard Florida, defends himself on Rothstein
     Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor seeking the Democratic nomination to run for his old job, visited the Sun Sentinel on Tuesday, where he was interviewed by editorial writers and reporters.   As he has all through the campaign, Crist...
  • 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,...