| Nov 17, 2010
| 4:36 AM
My question seemed simple enough: Whose money was it?
Sure, I knew the names of the politicians who opposed the fair-districting amendments, which we overwhelmingly approved at the polls earlier this month.
I knew that Dean Cannon and Mike Haridopolos...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 2:34 PM
A bill aimed at combating Florida's pill-mill industry and the nation's prescription drug abuse problems was introduced in the House by a Sarasota congressman on Monday.
"The Pill Mill Crackdown Act of 2011" has a host of provisions, including toughening...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:01 PM
In today's Friday Files, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi strikes back against the former investigators who say Bondi's office ousted them for too aggressively going after fraudulent — and deep-pocketed — foreclosure firms in this state....
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:21 PM
First of two parts
Feeling overwhelmed by all this talk of redistricting?
Well, the topic may sound complex, even boring. But you have a lot at stake.
That's why I've produced: "Lies, secrets and shenanigans: The top 10 ways redistricting affects...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Does the NBA lockout have you blue?
Are you longing to cheer for the Magic?
Well, fear not. You may soon have the chance to cheer for the Magic against one of their weakest opponents — the Central Florida Taxpayers.
It might not be much of a...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:14 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Democratic U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was being facetious when she described her meandering congressional district stretching from Jacksonville to Gainesville, Sanford and the outskirts of Orlando as the "most popular" in America.
| Aug 6, 2011
| 4:46 PM
One thing about politics in Florida: They're never boring.
This past week, we saw everything from Rick Scott trying to make nice with the media inTallahassee to legislators making off with your money in New Orleans.
Throw in debt-ceiling debate and even...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:56 PM
SANFORD — Vowing never to relent, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, other civil-rights leaders and the parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin demanded that city commissioners do their part to ensure shooter George Zimmerman is arrested.
"The whole world is...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Police are called to 1231 Twin Trees Lane, Sanford, after a report of shots fired. They arrive to find Trayvon Martin, 17, shot dead. A press release that night says that "there was an altercation between the two males and shots were fired."...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 6:04 PM
They came by the busload from Atlanta. They came by the carload from throughout Central Florida and the rest of the state. They came wearing hoodies. They carried signs. And Skittles.
They came seeking justice for Trayvon Martin.
An estimated 8,000...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:00 PM
A radio ad from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s campaign that alleges primary challenger Debbie Halvorson is “crazy” for voting 88 times against President Barack Obama prompted Halvorson on Tuesday to accuse Jackson of “lying” and...