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  • On anniversary, Cliven Bundy backers celebrate when feds backed down

    On anniversary, Cliven Bundy backers celebrate when feds backed down
    Cliven Bundy is throwing a shindig this weekend. It’s a cookout he’s calling a “freedom celebration,” with burgers on the grill and much speechifying under the wide-open desert skies, with an attendance of perhaps thousands of...
  • Australian Premier Tony Abbott under fire as 'environmental vandal'

    In less than a year as Australian government leader, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has drawn more ire from environmentalists than most anti-regulation crusaders manage in a full term in office. He delivered last month on his chief campaign promise to...
  • Do people really overuse healthcare when it's free?

    Do people really overuse healthcare when it's free?
    Call it the "skin-in-the-game" argument: the notion that people will use medical care more sparingly -- and presumably more prudently -- if they have to pay a larger share of the costs out of their own pockets.  This is the idea behind health...
  • European Union launches probe of tax breaks for Apple, Starbucks, Fiat

    European Union launches probe of tax breaks for Apple, Starbucks, Fiat
    European Union officials said Wednesday they had launched an investigation into whether Ireland and two other member nations were providing improper tax breaks to Apple Inc., Starbucks Corp. and Fiat Group. The announcement came as the U.S. and other...
  • $40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable

    $40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable
    With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...
  • As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist

    As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist
    Nan Rich has been running a political marathon: 250 campaign stops, 135,000 miles, 26 months. But even as she prepares to officially qualify for the ballot Tuesday as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, it looks more than ever as...
  • Democrats, Republicans at odds over way Florida runs elections

    Democrats, Republicans at odds over way Florida runs elections
    Former state Sen. Dan Gelber went into prosecutor mode Friday to deliver a stinging indictment of the way the state manipulates election laws. The way elections are run in Florida is so significant and contentious, Gelber said, because it’s a...
  • Landon Donovan says U.S. is confident heading into World Cup

    Landon Donovan says U.S. is confident heading into World Cup
    Landon Donovan likes the U.S.'s chances in World Cup group play against Ghana, Portugal and Germany. But the threat posed by Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo is something that could keep him up at night. "Listen, there's no question he's one of the...
  • Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'

    Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'
    TALLAHASSEE -- The coalition of groups trying to prove Florida's congressional map was intentionally gerrymandered to help Republicans turned to experts Tuesday who testified it was "virtually impossible" to have drawn the maps without political bias....
  • Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA

    Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA
    Frustration over continued mass shootings prompted Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana Tuesday to take aim at the National Rifle Association and its opposition to Florida gun control measures. She criticized Florida lawmakers for this year...
  • Cannon: RPOF meeting was needed to 'determine the rules'

    Cannon: RPOF meeting was needed to 'determine the rules'
    TALLAHASSEE – Former House Speaker Dean Cannon says he sanctioned a secret meeting between legislative employees and Republican operatives because he wanted the 2012 re-drawing of political boundaries to be above reproach. Cannon, a Winter Park...