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  • Demings, Nelson, tasked with retooling Democrats

    Demings, Nelson, tasked with retooling Democrats
    Fresh off a thorough drumming in the Nov. 4 election, the Florida Democratic Party is asking U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings to help figure out what is wrong with the party and how it might be fixed.
  • Big Ten fares poorly in first playoff rankings

    When Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany finally gave his blessing to a playoff, it was a nod to hyperventilating college football fans and a thumbs-up to extra TV money. Another benefit: Given that the SEC champion was practically guaranteed to advance...

    Keep divisive politics out of review of 'stand your ground'

    "A person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the...

    'Jesus stomping' FAU prof is Democratic leader, but top Democrats steer clear of flap

    'Jesus stomping' FAU prof is Democratic leader, but top Democrats steer clear of flap
    Top Democratic officials are steering clear of the controversy surrounding Deandre Poole, vice chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party. Poole is the Florida Atlantic University instructor responsible for the “Jesus stomping”...

    Allison Tant elected new Florida Dems state chair, Clendenin gets vice chair

    All the establishment-led campaigning on behalf of Tallahassee fundraiser Allison Tant paid off Saturday morning as she easily won a floor vote to become the new state chair of the Florida Democratic Party. Alan Clendenin, whose campaign focused on...