Monday, May 25, 2015
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George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman Suffers Facial Wounds After Lake Mary Shooting

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, was involved in a road rage altercation.

May 11, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

An Epidemic Of CNE Syndrome Strikes Our State Governments

A narrow segment of our population have become pathologically resistant to even the mention of “climate change” — Republican political officials and candidates.

May 6, 2015
Campaign Finance, Florida, Hillsborough County, Supreme Court, Judicial Campaigns, Chief Justice Roberts

Supreme Court Endorses Ban On Judges Seeking Campaign Cash

Campaign finance reform wins a victory as the Supreme Court decides to uphold a ban against judges seeking campaign cash.

April 29, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Genetically Modified Conspiracy Theories

Genetically modified potatoes are perfectly safe — unless you throw them at a person’s head.

April 23, 2015
Environment, Science, Climate Change, Conservation, Florida, Everglades, National Parks, Bill Nye, Obama, Governor Rick Scott, GOP, Featured Post

Obama To Visit Everglades On Wednesday, Highlight Climate Change Threat

Obama visits the Florida Everglades on Earth Day, to address climate change and environmental conservation. His escort will not be Governor Scott, but Bill Nye, ‘The Science Guy.’

April 22, 2015
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Florida Man Lands Gyrocopter On U.S. Capitol Lawn As Protest

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stay a Florida mailman from his gyrocopter to the U.S. Capitol.

April 15, 2015
Florida, House, Gay, Adoption, Politics, National News, Religious Rights, Discrimination, State, Law

Florida House Passes Religious Exemption To Block Gay Adoptions

Nestled among bills for tax cuts and firearm freedoms in the Florida House was a law to prohibit gays from adopting.

April 10, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

Florida Gov. Scott Hints At Opposition To Medicaid Expansion

Should Gov. Rick Scott ultimately oppose Medicaid expansion, it would be a reversal of his previous position.

April 7, 2015
Magical Mystery Tour

Beatles Lyrics Inspire Misguided Probe

Welcome to the Bizarro World of Governor Rick Scott. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement dispatched an agent to investigate a blogger who had used Beatles lyrics to poke fun at the governor.

April 7, 2015
Big Sandy Crayfish

Impact Of Proposed Crayfish Protections On Mining Industry Uncertain

The Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that the Big Sandy crayfish, which lives in streams in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, is in danger of extinction.

April 6, 2015
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

Jeb Bush, Hispanic?

In trying to win the Hispanic vote, Jeb Bush may have slightly overplayed his hand.

April 6, 2015
Marco Rubio, Fundraising, Presidential Election, GOP, Florida, Super PAC, Primaries

Rubio Has Built A Nationwide Money Machine

Marco Rubio gets off the couch and begins to stump for big campaign contributions with the New Hampshire and Iowa primaries only ten months away.

April 6, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Mitt Romney Meets… Mitt Romeny

Mitt Romney appeared with Jimmy Fallon, to talk about his upcoming charity boxing match with Evander Holyfield. But first, he had a chat with “himself” in the mirror.

March 26, 2015
Welcome to Florida

The Republican List Of Things You Cannot Say

From abortion to guns to climate change, the list of topics that Republicans would rather avoid is growing.

March 18, 2015
assault rifle

Florida Senate Panel Approves Campus Guns Bill

The NRA has won a frightening victory in Florida.

March 17, 2015
Photo: A UH60 Black Hawk helicopter operated by the 82nd Airborne Division Combat Aviation Brgiade takes off from the 82nd Airborne Division parade ground on May 5, 2013 (Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod/Wikimedia Commons)

Black Hawk Helicopter With 11 Aboard Crashes Off Florida Coast

Get the latest on the search along the Florida coastline.

March 11, 2015
Lake Okeechobee looking west from Port Mayaca where the St. Lucie Canal meets the lake. (Visit Florida/Peter W. Cross via Flickr)

Big Sugar Weasels Out Of Land Deal

How big sugar is buying Florida politics.

March 10, 2015
Recently re-elected Governor Rick Scott visits with FWC staff and Commissioners Yablonski and Roberts on November 17, 2014 at the Bryant Building in Tallahassee. (Tim Donovan, Florida Fish & Wildlife/Flickr)

Don’t Say ‘Climate Change’ Or ‘Global Warming,’ Florida Officials Were Told

Florida’s government has a new strategy to beat climate change: ignore it.

March 9, 2015
Florida became 'hotbed' for sovereign citizens, called domestic terrorists by FBI

Florida Became ‘Hotbed’ For Sovereign Citizens, Called Domestic Terrorists By FBI

Inside the group that police officers consider to be their greatest threat.

February 17, 2015
rubio cgm

As Cuba Policy Moves Forward, Chief Critic Rubio Faces Stiff Odds Reversing It

Senator Rubio appears to be fighting a losing battle on Cuba.

February 16, 2015
ayotte

How Republicans Could Risk A Senate Seat To Win The White House

The GOP’s next vice-presidential pick could swing control of the U.S. Senate.

February 9, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: The Florida-Texas War!

Jon Stewart highlighted the big confrontation this week in Congress — when Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) proudly messed with Texas.

February 5, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

Florida Among Nation’s Toughest States To Have Voting Rights Restored

Are Florida’s harsh voting laws unfair?

February 2, 2015
Marissa Alexander protest

Marissa Alexander’s Out Of Jail, But Not Yet Free

Inside the case that proves the folly of “stand your ground” laws.

February 2, 2015
Jeb Bush

At InnoVida, The CEO Hired Jeb Bush And Went To Prison

Inside a white collar crime that could haunt Jeb Bush in 2016.

January 27, 2015
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