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  • Inside conservative fold, Perry talks of indictment, immigration

    WASHINGTON Texas Gov. Rick Perry, fresh from his recent indictment on charges of abusing the powers of his office, told a conservative audience Thursday that the "porous" southern border provides an entry point for Islamic terrorists to strike in the...
  • Scott still doesn't get it on climate change

     Scott still doesn't get it on climate change
    He still doesn't get it. When it comes to climate change and sea level rise, Gov. Rick Scott likes to simply say "I'm not a scientist." It's a vague comment, which is vintage Scott. He doesn't commit to anything, but he keeps his tea party base on his...
  • Florida governor vows record education spending in re-election bid

    TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - Governor Rick Scott, under intense criticism by his main opponent for cuts in school spending, on Thursday promised record spending on education next year if he wins a tough re-election campaign. "My mom taught me that a good...
  • Can salesman keep hold of lucrative bond deals at Orlando expressway authority?

    Can salesman keep hold of lucrative bond deals at Orlando expressway authority?
    Norman Pellegrini has been the point person when it comes to selling bonds for Orlando's toll-road agency, meeting regularly with board members and winning more than $2 billion worth of business and $9.5 million in commissions and fees for his employers...
  • Former Lt. Gov. Joseph J. Fauliso Dies At 98

    Former Lt. Gov. Joseph J. Fauliso Dies At 98
    Joseph J. Fauliso, the Senate leader who became lieutenant governor upon the death of his friend, Gov. Ella T. Grasso, on Dec. 31, 1980, and then held the job longer than anyone in more than a century, died Wednesday after a brief stay in hospice care. He...
  • Greene's tax struggles make Wellington residents wary

    News that Wellington Vice Mayor John Greene failed to file taxes for two, possibly three years, should make village residents wary. Most of us have at some point struggled financially and no one is perfect. Most of us, though, aren't elected officials...
  • Gov. Brown, California Democrats seek $3 million to help migrant kids

    Seeking to address the swell of unaccompanied children from Central America who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally, Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers announced Thursday a proposal to provide $3 million in legal aid to those minors. "Helping...
  • Virginia's ex-governor testifies he has moved out of family home

    Virginia's ex-governor testifies he has moved out of family home
    RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell testified on Thursday he was no longer living with his wife, having moved out of his home and into a church about a week before the start of their trial on bribery and corruption charges....
  • Rick Perry calls for 'overwhelming force' against Islamic State

    Rick Perry calls for 'overwhelming force' against Islamic State
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for "overwhelming force" to be deployed in response to the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group, which he warned could soon launch an attack on U.S. soil. Perry argued that the jihadist movement had had a...
  • Detroit cardinal who was closed many churches dies

    DETROIT Retired Detroit Catholic Cardinal Edmund Szoka, who led the Archdiocese of Detroit in the 1980s as it closed dozens of city churches and then was budget director and administrative governor of the Vatican City State under his personal friend...
  • Prosecutor in Rick Perry cased called ethical, fair

    AUSTIN, Texas By all accounts, Michael McCrum is a man of contradictions. He's been a prosecutor and a defense attorney. He's backed both Republicans and Democrats for office. He's a criminal defense attorney who had to defend himself earlier this year....