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  • Gingrich campaign announces Florida leaders, steering committee

     
    The campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich officially announced that former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty and former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, plus former state health care administrator Alan Levine, would lead his...
  • Florida man charged with plotting attacks to avenge Muslims

     
    A naturalized American citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia has been charged with plotting to use explosives against heavily-populated targets, as part of a campaign to get vengeance for misdeeds he said he felt were done against Muslims,...
  • Senate releases details on Florida election hearing

     
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has released more information about a planned Jan. 27 hearing in Florida on the state's controversial new voting laws. The meeting, which comes just four days before state's the presidential primary, looks to examine...
  • Rick Santorum names Florida leadership team

     
    GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has named his campaign leadership team in Florida, led by Sarasota consultant Jesse Biter as state chairman and West Palm Beach consultant Michael Phillips as state director. Bitner's political involvement has...
  • Suffolk U. predicting a blow-out for Romney

     
    Suffolk University, a blue-collar school in downtown Boston that over the years has produced legions of Bay State lawyers, among other professionals, is predicting a blowout for Mitt Romney in tomorrow's Republican presidential primary. SU's polling has...
  • Today in Tallahassee: Budget, divorce, and speed-reading of bills

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House is slated to take up its proposed $69.2 billion budget today, while the Senate is inching closer to producing one of its own. Welcome to Day 30 of the 2012 legislative session — the official midpoint, if you...
  • Mike Grego is finalist in Pinellas County superintendent search

     
    Mike Grego, the former Osceola County superintendent, is a finalist to lead the Pinellas County school district. The Tampa Bay Times said Grego is one of three finalists picked despite some concern from some School Board members who were disappointed in...
  • Sandy Adams is a ‘Public Safety Professional’ for Romney

     
    Outgoing U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, R-Orlando, the former Orange County sheriff's deputy defeated in a bitter primary last month by U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, has been named an honorary co-chair of “Public Safety Professionals” for Mitt...
  • Florida’s graduation rate for black males among lowest in U.S.

     
    In 2010-11, black males in Florida were less likely to graduate than in nearly any other state, according to a new report out today from the Masssachusetts-based Schott Foundation for Public Education. The Florida graduation rate of 47 percent among black...
  • Gates-funded advocacy group to shut down

     
    The Gates Foundation, the nation’s most influential education-policy organization, has quietly ended financial support for a locally based national group formed to push for favored reforms, including an overhaul of teacher evaluations. Communities...
  • Monday Morning Reads: Sandy, stand your ground and Mack v. Nelson

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Monday to you all. Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Here are the stories we're reading this morning. * The Sentinel reports that Barack Obama has canceled his appearance at University of Central Florida...