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Charlie Crist and Rick Scott

Gov. race in full force with attack ads

One sure sign that the race for Florida Governor is officially heating up: negative attack ads are packing the airwaves.

Town hall meeting addresses VA issues

The House Veterans Committee hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday night to answer the public's questions about issues with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Travis County Sheriff’s Office

Defiant Rick Perry: 'We will prevail'

A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.

Obama and Holder discuss Ferguson

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Holder's pitch for easing tension in Ferguson

After years of causing angst for White House political aides by delving into issues of race, Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Ferguson, Missouri, as President Barack Obama's top emissary.

Gov. Rick Scott at Northrup Grumman

Scott: State insurer needs to watch costs

Gov. Rick Scott isn't convinced that Citizens Property Insurance Corp. should have rebuffed his request for an international travel ban, even if the overseas trips were part of a $3.2 billion deal that saved the state-backed insurer $233 million.

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Bondi wants SCOTUS to decide gay marriage issue

Attorney General Pam Bondi is defending her decision to delay appeals in four cases where Florida judges have ruled the state's ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional.

Police in Ferguson


Pentagon looks at police militarization issue

The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some call the "militarization of police," after armored vehicles, stun grenades and high-tech weaponry were brought in to calm the ...

Jim Jeffords


Former Sen. Jim Jeffords dies

Jim Jeffords, who shifted the balance of power in the Senate when he bolted from the Republican Party in 2001, died on Monday.

The former Vermont lawmaker had been in declining health and died at a military retirement center in Washington, according t...


Human Trafficking Council meets in capitol

The Florida Council on Human Trafficking created by the 2014 Legislature held its first meeting Monday in Tallahassee.

Charlie Crist and Rick Scott

Scott, Crist must beat out unknowns

Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist are expected to win handily when results are announced a week from Tuesday, but that isn't keeping the unknowns from trying.

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Man drowns in retention pond

Fla. leaders fight EPA on water authority

Florida’s Agricultural Commissioner wants the Environmental Protection Agency to back off Florida’s bodies of water.

Hillary Clinton greets crowd

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Hillary Clinton makes big political move, heads to Iowa

Hillary Clinton will headline Sen. Tom Harkin's Iowa Steak Fry next month, according to organizers, a move the steps up Clinton's political activity ahead of the 2016 presidential race.

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