September 29, 2011 As we and others have reported, when Florida Republican Party officials meet Friday, they are expected to move up the date of their presidential Friday to Jan. 31 from March 2012. Republican officials in the states that jealously guard their role as the first four to vote — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — vow to stay ahead of Florida.
September 22, 2011 Texas Gov. Rick Perry leads Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Also, with the voters who matter in the Republican primary, registered members of the GOP, Perry's description of Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme" is shared by about half of that part of the electorate.
September 15, 2011 A federal judge in Florida ruled that the right of doctors to free speech wouldn't interfere with gunowners' rights to bear arms. She enjoined a state law that effectively restricted what doctors could ask patients about gun ownership.
September 12, 2011 Something Republican and Democratic incumbents generally agree on is the drawing of congressional district borders to safeguard their incumbent and partisan advantage and, in the case of the CBC, their racial upper hand in certain districts drawn to include mostly black voters.
Florida Governor Rick Scott (C) surrounded by workers at a Miami restaurant, July 12, 2011.
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August 5, 2011 Florida Gov. Rick Scott's spending his summer on a charm offensive, after his poll numbers showed he was the most unpopular politician in his home state.
June 2, 2011 New rules in Florida that mandate drug tests for welfare recipients, new state government hires, and random testing of current state employees. The ACLU calls the actions unconstitutional. Gov. Rick Scott says Floridians should be assured that their tax money isn't supporting addiction.
March 22, 2011 Who doesn't use e-mail these days? If you answered Florida Gov. Rick Scott you'd be right. He told state workers if they wanted to contact him they should use snail mail; he avoids e-mail because of its potential for an embarrassing message. Considering that, it's a bit odd that he tweets.
March 4, 2011 Florida's Gov. Rick Scott has told the U.S. government that his state doesn't want $2.4 billion in stimulus funds that were intended for its high-speed rail project, sparking anger in a state coping with high unemployment and a lingering real estate crisis.
The mass produced honey bun offers a surprising look at life in prison.
January 13, 2011 Honey buns offer a microcosm of life in prison -- currency, violence, relationships, addiction. A recent story in the St. Petersburg Times offers a fascinating glimpse at the important role of a sweet snack in Florida prisons.
December 14, 2010 A man who allegedly pulled a gun out at a school board meeting in Florida was himself shot and killed by the school district's safety manager on Tuesday.
The Christ of the Abyss
December 10, 2010 John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park has celebrated its 50th anniversary. Located off of Key Largo, Florida, it became the nation's first underwater park on December 10, 1960.
James Morrison of The Doors in an undated photo.
December 9, 2010 Florida's Clemency Board has voted unanimously to pardon rock 'n' roll legend Jim Morrison for a 1969 indecent exposure conviction.
October 26, 2010 Two Democratic aides who drew GOP attention were fired by Harry Reid and Alex Sink. Florida Democratic governor candidate Sink fired an aide who texted her during her debate with Rick Scott. Reid fired an aide who married an immigrant.
October 1, 2010 Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist says he would have run as an independent even if he had a 20-pt lead. The statement strained credulity since it's just not done. But the governor suggested that running as an independent was based on principle, not expedience.
May 12, 2010 Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink calls school by its rival's name during graduation speech.
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