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2 hrs ago | News Max

Analysts: Hispanic Voters Care About More Than Immigration

To make inroads among Hispanic voters, the GOP needs to emphasize its economic platform, particularly education, writes Josh Kraushaar in the National Journal .

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul

6 hrs ago | Time

Note to Science: The GOP's Just Not That That Into You

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott is the latest Republican to play the scientific ignorance card.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, Charlie Crist, Healthcare Law, Law

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

I-95 construction leaving Jacksonville church in court fight with state DOT

Donald Richardson, pastor of Glorious Bethlehem Temple P.A.W. Church, poses in the sanctuary on Thursday July 24, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Related Topix: Florida, Jacksonville, FL, Philips (Jacksonville, FL)

WAOW

Poll: Prisons struggling with inmate rehab

Marathon County Crime Stoppers is asking for help to find the people responsible for stealing from a business in the Township of Cleveland near Stratford.

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Related Topix: Florida, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin

St. Petersburg Times

Column: Cut red tape on firefighting equipment

Each year, more than 3,000 wildfires burn about 130,000 acres across Florida, threatening the lives of Floridians as well as their homes and businesses.

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Related Topix: Florida, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Opinion

Daily Kos

FL-Gov: Crist (D), "I'm Not A Scientist Either But I Can Use My Brain & Talk To One"

Now Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist has offered a response. He said, according to SaintPetersBlog: "I'm not a scientist either but I can use my brain and I can talk to one."

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, US Governors, Florida State University, Oceanography, Science, Florida, Global Warming

Examiner.com

Florida and Georgia feature America's two hottest races this fall

A federal grand jury has been scheduled to meet next month to receive documents related to ethics complaints involving Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, according to people familiar with the case.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Celebrities, Jason Carter

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Bradenton.com

Florida GOP ranch trips paid for by U.S. Sugar

On a Friday in February 2013, Gov. Rick Scott stepped aboard a Texas-bound plane to take part in a secret ritual for Florida's power elite.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Merritt Island, FL, Charlie Crist

ABC News 4 Charleston

Poll: 1/3 of SC voters want to see Hillary Clinton on 2016 ballot

According to a recent ABC News 4/Post and Courier poll, one-third of South Carolina voters wanted to see Clinton in the race, including 68 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of Independents.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Democrat, South Carolina, Florida, Joe Biden

Examiner.com

Marco Rubio's path of least resistence

I heard an interview with Florida Senator Marco Rubio last week. This empty suit made some news because he called Hillary Clinton a 20th century politician .

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Hillary Clinton, Immigration Reform, Senator Rand Paul

Switched

Charlie Crist Delivers Perfect Response To Rick Scott On Climate Change

Former Florida governor Charlie Crist visits SiriusXM's 'Book Club With Michael Smerconish' to discuss his new book 'The Party's Over: How The Extreme Right Hijacked The GOP And I Became a Democrat' at SiriusXM Studio on February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Florida, John Boehner, US House of Representatives

St. Petersburg Times

Florida's medical marijuana proposal: Five things to know about Amendment 2

Floridians will vote Nov. 4 on whether to legalize medical marijuana. What could it mean for patients, the health care industry and the burgeoning pot industry if the required 60 percent of voters say yes to pot? Here are some key facts to keep in mind: Amendment 2 gives the Florida Department of Health until early July to establish regulations to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Florida

Drudge Retort

Florida Poll: Hillary Leads Over All GOP Rivals

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Hillary Clinton easily beating all potential 2016 GOP opponents in the battleground state of Florida -- including the state's former Gov. Jeb Bush and current Sen. Marco Rubio -- by a seven to 21 point margin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Florida, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Hillary Clinton, Liberal Political News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Business Journal

Fastest-growing ZIP codes: Where thousands of Central Floridians are moving

Check the slideshow to see Central Florida's top 20 fastest-growing ZIP codes. And check the database for the full rankings of all 92 ZIP codes in the four-county area.

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Related Topix: Florida

CBS Local

Federal Court Upholds 'Docs Vs. Glocks' Law

A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Florida, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Privacy

Daily Herald

Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.

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Related Topix: Florida, Miami, FL, Miami Dade County, FL, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court

ABC News

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down for Miami Area

A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.

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Related Topix: Florida, Miami Dade County, FL, Gay/Lesbian, Miami, FL, US News, US Supreme Court

KFVS12

Florida judge overturns gay marriage ban

A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.

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Related Topix: Florida, Gay/Lesbian, Miami Dade County, FL, Miami, FL, US News, US Supreme Court

St. Petersburg Times

Why won't Florida GOP leaders talk about hunting trips to King Ranch in Texas?

On a Friday in February 2013, Gov. Rick Scott stepped aboard a Texas-bound plane to take part in a secret ritual for Florida's power elite.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Merritt Island, FL, Charlie Crist

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida no longer worst state for pedestrians

Florida no longer worst state for pedestrians FDOT: Pedestrian fatality rate improving in Florida, but we've still got a long way to go.

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Related Topix: Florida, Tampa, FL

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