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  • Crist adds ex-chief of staff to list for Senate

    Broward County's George Lemieux, former chief of staff to Gov. Charlie Crist (below), emerged Wednesday as a leading contender for the appointment to fill Mel Martinez's seat in the U.S. Senate. "George Lemieux is the kind of man, the kind of Floridian,...
  • Friends and colleagues remember Ted Kennedy's life of service

    Friends and colleagues remember Ted Kennedy's life of service
    Praise for Sen. Edward M. "Ted'' Kennedy, the last of three Kennedy brothers who captured the American's public imagination in the 1960s and who dominated the Washington debate through the final decades of his nearly 47-year career in the Senate, rolled...
  • Gov. Crist picks George LeMieux to replace Mel Martinez as Florida's senator

    Gov. Crist picks George LeMieux to replace Mel Martinez as Florida's senator
    TALLAHASSEE -- Broward County native George LeMieux will be the newest United States senator, Gov. Charlie Crist announced today. In naming Lemieux, 40, for the rare Senate appointment, Crist chose his closest and most loyal adviser and political guru....
  • Florida's new U.S. senator eager to begin serving

    WASHINGTON The nation's newest and youngest senator-to-be came to the Capitol this week determined "to fight for the people of Florida." Sen. George LeMieux will represent the state on some of the biggest issues of our time. He said he is elated to be...
  • Mel Martinez's Senate swan song: Pride, regrets

    Mel Martinez's Senate swan song: Pride, regrets
    WASHINGTON — In a sedate farewell address, Mel Martinez ended his truncated Senate career Wednesday with a pitch for immigration reform and a tribute to Cuban-Americans across the country. Martinez in effect handed over his seat to fellow...
  • Regulators question FPL's use of jets

    Regulators question FPL's use of jets
    The use of corporate Florida Power & Light Co. jets to fly elected leaders, public officials and family members came under heavy scrutiny Wednesday as part of a state hearing on the utility's request for a rate hike. About 1,500 pages of flight logs were...
  • NATIONAL/FOREIGN SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY SEPT. 11, 2009

    PAGE 1 MODULE 1. HEALTH-CONGRESS -- What's different in the health care debate after Obama's speech to Congress? One important thing: Some central players in Congress who seemed skeptical of the bill say they heard enough to their liking that they...
  • Do records tie Orlando-Orange expressway authority director to political fundraising at agency?

    Newly obtained Orange County grand-jury records detail a sophisticated political-fundraising operation run out of Central Florida's toll-road authority and appear to place the agency's director in the middle of it — an allegation he flatly denies....
  • 25 most powerful people in Central Florida 2008

    There's a new No. 1 this year. But before we get to him, let's first reveal the others who topped this year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The top 10 includes three business executives, two mayors, two members of Congress, one...
  • Talking With ... Mel Martinez: Credit concerns continue for banks

    Talking With ... Mel Martinez: Credit concerns continue for banks
    Mel Martinez, 63, is JPMorgan Chase's chairman for Florida and Latin America. The former U.S. senator, who stepped down last fall and then served as an adviser to a Tampa law firm, took the job last month. He spoke with Sentinel staff writer Richard...
  • McCain vs. McCain: Oil taxes and drilling

     
    by Mark Silva First he was willing to "look" at a windfall oil profits tax. Now he is against it. First he was for a federal moratorium on off-shore oil-drilling. Now he is for easing it. Sen. John McCain, confronting......