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  • 'Our country has always been about the future,' Rubio says as he launches presidential campaign

    'Our country has always been about the future,' Rubio says as he launches presidential campaign
    MIAMI — Marco Rubio confirmed Monday that he's running for president, formally setting out on a course he's been navigating for months as he assembled a campaign infrastructure. Now he begins a new, much more public endeavor: introducing, and...
  • Rubio tells supporters he is running for White House

    Sen. Marco Rubio entered the presidential race Monday by offering the nation a younger generation of leadership that breaks free of ideas "stuck in the 20th century," a jab at both Democratic favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton and his one-time Republican...
  • Marco Rubio starts run for Republican presidential nomination

    MIAMI Sen. Marco Rubio stood Monday in the grand hall of Miami's Freedom Tower, where Cuban immigrants were first welcomed to the United States, and declared himself the heir to their legacy as the newest candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential...
  • Analysis: How presidential-field rookie Marco Rubio might step up his game

    WASHINGTON Marco Rubio is the Republican presidential field's all-star newcomer, who looks great on paper and has limitless potential but he's also untested, unproven and unlikely to vault to the head of the crowded pack anytime soon. Rubio, who...
  • Scott should support online voter registration

    Scott should support online voter registration
    The proposal is sensible, inclusive and has rare — and refreshing — bipartisan support in the Florida Legislature. Add it up, and it should be a no-brainer. If only things were that simple in Florida government. The proposal, sponsored...
  • Fl testing smooth today (and writing not as bad as feared), DOE says

    Fl testing smooth today (and writing not as bad as feared), DOE says
    A second round of computer-based testing in Florida kicked off today, and both state and local officials say there have been few problems as students tackled new FSA math and reading exams. The debut of the Florida Standards Assessments last month was...
  • Marco Rubio tells political donors he's running for president

    MIAMI Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants who rocketed from the obscure West Miami City Commission to the U.S. Senate, told top political donors Monday that he's running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, a campaign he...
  • Feud between state Senate, Gov. Scott boils over

    Feud between state Senate, Gov. Scott boils over
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott headed for California on Sunday for a two-day mission to lure jobs to Florida, leaving behind a seemingly intractable budget battle and a growing rift between his administration and the Florida Senate. The feud...
  • Five things for Monday, April 13, 2015

    Five things for Monday, April 13, 2015
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: fatal race-car crash at the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway; feud between Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Senate; Falcon 9 rocket launch; foliage growers in Apopka; and Doggie Art...
  • Dancing on graves of poor people

    Dancing on graves of poor people
    Legislators must accomplish just one task during their annual 60-day legislative session — pass a state budget. But this year, it's hard to see how the Florida House and Senate are ever going to get there. The Senate, long considered the more...
  • White House Brief: Things to know about Sen. Marco Rubio

    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is expected to enter the 2016 presidential campaign on Monday. A look at key things to know about Rubio. ___ THE BRIEF Rubio won election during the tea party wave of 2010, but he has worked to broaden his appeal beyond...