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19 min ago | The Fresno Bee

Jindal: a I am thinking, I am prayinga about 2016

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told reporters Tuesday what many already knew -- that he was considering a run for the White House in 2016. But Jindal, accompanied by a large entourage, said he plans to decide after November whether he will run for president.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Barack Obama

4 hrs ago | Financial News & Daily Record

Thrasher heckled during mostly civil interview for FSU president

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff came out Monday directing pointed questions to Sen. John Thrasher, an influential political figure who is the lone non-academic finalist for the job of Florida State University president. During on-campus forums that are part of the presidential selection process, students and faculty often expressed a lack of trust in Thrasher, long considered the front runner for the university job.


Related Topix: Florida State University, US Governors, Tallahassee, FL, Penn State University Park, West Virginia University, University of Alabama

7 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Grower claims state's pot rule unfair

Almost before the ink was dry, the state's largest nursery is protesting a rule floated by health regulators setting up the framework for Florida's new medical-marijuana industry. Miami-based Costa Farms filed a challenge Monday in the state Division of Administrative Hearings, questioning the proposed use of a lottery to pick five licensees --- one in each region of the state --- to grow, process and distribute the non-euphoric strains of cannabis legalized by the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott this spring.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Marijuana, Lottery, US Governors

11 hrs ago |

GOP Runs From Social Issues, Prepares For Long-Term Minority Status

On Monday, The New York Times reported that once again - for what must by, by this point, the 1,297th time - Democrats have decided to swivel to social issues for electoral purposes in advance of the 2014 election. "After a generation of campaigns in which Republicans exploited wedge issues to win close elections," the paper reported, "Democrats are now on the offensive in the culture wars."


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Wedding, Abortion, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, US Governors

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Brad Blog

Wife-Beating Federal Judge Mark Fuller Finally Mentioned on MSNBC [VIDEO]

Fellow GOP District Court judge calls for accountability, says 'no one should trust Mark Fuller's judgment in a federal trial courtroom'... Republican voter suppression laws getting huge boosts from GOP-appointed federal judges in NC, where 100s recently disenfranchised, and now in WI, in advance of critical mid-terms... The media and the U.S. Government have decided to give the latest barbaric idiots to rise up in the Middle East all the publicity they crave, despite the 'exaggerated' threat posed to the U.S., or even in the region.


Related Topix: Alabama, Country, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

Capital Soup

Governor Rick Scott Encourages Floridians to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement regarding Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15 and ends October 15: "Ann and I are excited to join all Floridians in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. With more than four million Hispanics in Florida, communities throughout the Sunshine State will recognize this month-long celebration with a wide range of events and activities.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Florida, Florida Government

St. Petersburg Times

Florida suspends a controversial exam as debate widens over school testing

Education commissioner Pam Stewart ended the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading, known as the FAIR test, in kindergarten through second grade. In its place, teachers will observe children's reading abilities in a more informal setting than the online exam, which recently suffered glitches.


Related Topix: Alachua County, FL, Education Etc., US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education

Capital Soup

Florida Department of State Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

Secretary of State Ken Detzner joins Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 through October 15. The Department of State encourages citizens to learn about Florida's rich Hispanic history and cultural heritage during this time. "Florida's strength is found in our diversity," said Secretary of State Ken Detzner.


Related Topix: Florida, US Governors

News Max

Political Reporter: Crist, Scott Race About Lesser of Two Evils

Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News senior political reporter joined Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV's "MidPoint" on Monday to discuss the gubernatorial race in Florida between Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist, as well as the races for the executive spots in Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Georgia, and Connecticut. Watch the video here.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Broward-Palm Beach

Rick Scott Has Appointed Less African-Americans to Judgeships Than Previous Governors

In the first four years of his governorship of Florida, Rick Scott has apparently appointed fewer African-Americans to judgeships in the state than the last two governors in that same time span.


Related Topix: African-American, US Governors, Tampa, FL

Palm Beach Post

Potential GOP base problem for Scott: - Anyone have a non-Common Core question?'

Republican Party of Florida Executive Director Juston Johnson visited last week's Palm Beach County Republican Executive Committee meeting to rally GOP faithful for Gov. Rick Scott 's re-election bid. But when he asked how many REC members had knocked on doors or made phone calls in the past month for Scott, only about a dozen in the crowd of more than 100 raised their hands.


Related Topix: Palm Beach County, FL, US Governors, Palm Beach, FL, Riviera Beach, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Corruption trial begins for ex-Homestead mayor

MIAMI, Fla.- The corruption trial of former Homestead mayor Steven Bateman is getting under way with jury selection in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. Bateman faces two counts of unlawful compensation in the trial beginning Monday.


Related Topix: Homestead, FL, US Governors

JD Supra

Marijuana Use For Alleged Depression and Anxiety Can Still Get You Fired In Florida

There can be no doubt that Americans' views on the legality of marijuana use for both medicinal and recreational purposes has shifted over the past few years. A recent survey conducted by Fextel, Inc. and found that over 73% of Floridians would support a constitutional amendment to allow the use of medical marijuana to treat debilitating medical conditions, and 58% support the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Florida, Florida Government, US Governors, Fire

News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For September 15

When Gov. Rick Scott surprisingly entered the Republican primary four years ago, he took a strong tea party stand on most issues. He vowed to cut government spending and debt; slash taxes to create jobs and enact a tough Arizona-styled immigration law.


Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Immigration Reform, Florida Gulf Coast University

Sunshine State News

GOP Optimism Growing as Election Approaches

Visiting Florida for the state Republican Party's annual fundraising dinner, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal gave a warning that would have seemed laughable just a few months ago. "This election is too important for the people of Florida, it is too important for our country, to take this for granted," Jindal told supporters of Gov. Rick Scott's re-election who gathered outside the Grand Floridian Resort before the 2014 Victory Dinner to greet Scott, Jindal and others who arrived by bus.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WDBO-AM Orlando

Fla. Gov. abandons tough talk from 2010 campaign

When Gov. Rick Scott surprisingly entered the Republican primary four years ago, he took a strong tea party stand on most issues. He vowed to cut government spending and debt.


Related Topix: US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Immigration Reform, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tax

The Miami Herald

DCF's failings

President Harry S. Truman had a sign on his desk that said, "The buck stops here." In his farewell address he said, "No one else can do the deciding for him.


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The Miami Herald

Florida activists: Let undocumented immigrants apply for driver's licenses

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Florida, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Governors

North Denver News

Polling: Hick in trouble, Ray Rice should be banned

The focus has largely been on which party will control the U.S. Senate after Election Day. But 36 states are also electing governors this November, and quite a few of those races are unusually competitive.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Paul LePage, Susan Collins, Republican

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Critical funding helps close gaps in Florida's Coast to Coast Trail

If it's a romantic, relaxed bike trip you're looking for, the Pinellas Trail might be the thing for you. Cyclists came one step closer to achieving the dream of a paved trail from the east coast of Florida to the west coast when Florida Governor Rick Scott approved $15.9 million in funding for the project known as the Coast to Coast Connector for the 2014 - 2015 fiscal year.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US Governors