| Dec 15, 2014
| 1:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- While wrapping up its least productive session in modern history, Congress approved some small-but-significant measures of special concern to Floridians and is expected to renew a sales-tax deduction that affects 2 million Florida families....
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:55 AM
UPDATED Dec. 10 4:23 pm with comments from U.S. Rep. Bill Posey.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, blasted Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for releasing its 518-page report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. In...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The record-setting $200 million race for governor and a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana have pumped up the stakes for Tuesday's election, but many voters still may stay away.
It's a mid-term election — the kind that people...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:20 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A judge on Friday gave the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's anti-gerrymandering requirements, potentially pushing back the election date for filling...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:43 PM
U.S. Reps. John Mica and Alan Grayson easily brushed aside challengers from within their parties Tuesday while a surprise opposition candidate emerged in another Central Florida district.
Mica faced three opponents for the Republican Party's...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:00 PM
When you talk government and politics to the average citizen, his main concerns are, “How big will the city’s fireworks display be this year?” and “Why is there never a cop around when you need one?”
Words like “...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:54 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The two-week trial over Florida's new rules of the road for drawing political boundaries concluded Wednesday with the fate of the first-of-their-kind “non-political” congressional maps in the hands of a Tallahassee judge....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:43 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In advance of a rapid-fire redistricting special session slated to start Thursday, House and Senate Republican leaders have ordered staff to have no contact with congressional members, lobbyists or political consultants.
| Jul 23, 2014
| 10:24 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether to allow congressional elections with unconstitutional maps to go forward this year, the groups that sued to block the plan are asking him to re-draw the maps and push back...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 8:55 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Facing a looming electoral deadline, a judge said Thursday he was "extremely skeptical" he could delay elections this fall using Central Florida's illegally drawn congressional maps.
Instead, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Chaos is emerging in Central Florida congressional primaries, yet the affected candidates can do nothing but plod onward while worrying their Aug. 26 election may lead only to a very short term or be canceled, thrown out or challenged in court.