13 hrs ago
St. Petersburg Times
Behind would-be Democratic candidate Charlie Crist, a loose-knit crew of advisers
Charlie Crist, almost unique among political figures of his stature, has never had a consistent inner circle of advisers at his side.
17 hrs ago
The Macks Are Getting Divorced
Bono Mack lost her re-election bid in November to now-Rep. Raul Ruiz, a Democrat.
18 hrs ago
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Dozier School for Boys graves
Florida's new state budget includes money for University of South Florida researchers so they can try to uncover the truth at the controversial Dozier School for Boys in Marianna.
The Papillion Times
The Public Pulse, May 24
The new policy takes effect Jan. 1. But the debate over the membership policy is unlikely to end, and it could trigger defections by those who disapprove of homosexuals being allowed to join.
Letter: Nelson urged to share position on key topics
Sen. Bill Nelson, Sen. Marco Rubio has made his position very clear on the following topics: The excessive IRS scrutiny of nonprofit status applications by conservative organizations, the Department of Justice's probe into Associated Press phone records and the DOJ seizing a Fox News reporter's emails.
Thu May 23, 2013
Ohio Ag Threatens to Sue Credit Bureaus; Senators Rake Cdia
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has threatened to sue credit reporting agencies if they don't fix problems that DeWine and some 20 other State AGs have uncovered in the course of their months-long investigation.
Senator Bernie Sanders: Older Americans Act Reauthorization Introduced
May 23 - Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, today introduced legislation to reauthorize and strengthen the Older Americans Act which supports Meals on Wheels and other critical programs for seniors.
The Times of Israel
Legislation enhancing Holocaust survivors' care introduced
The legislation introduced Tuesday in the US House by Representatives and the US Senate would add survivors to a priority list for social services outlined in the Older Americans Act.
Wed May 22, 2013
Sen. Marco Rubio memoir netted $800,000 advance
WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida received an $800,000 advance on publication of his best-selling memoir last year, more than enough to wipe out his college loan debt.
Tue May 21, 2013
Senators criticize IRS for handling of tax-exempts
The IRS has been misapplying the law on tax-exempt status for years, several senators said Tuesday morning during a Finance Committee hearing on the scandal over the agency's handling of applications from Tea Party groups and other groups based on their names and conservative ideologies.
IG to conduct new IRS probe
The IRS inspector general is wading into the central question posed by the agency's descent into scandal: How closely should political activities at nonprofit groups be scrutinized? The evolving debacle gripping the agency - which centers on IRS employees unfairly targeting conservative groups seeking nonprofit status - has clouded that question.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Orlando Sentinel
Senate confirms new judge for Middle District of Florida
By a vote of 90-0 , the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Sheri Polster Chappell to serve as a new judge for the Middle District of Florida, which includes Orlando.
The Miami Herald
Nan Rich: Time for South Florida Dem to run for governor
"We tried that three times, and we had three good candidates - we had Jim Davis, Alex Sink and Bill McBride," Rich said Monday, referring to the last three Democratic nominees for governor.
Mica to simulation industry: Contact Congress
U.S. Rep John Mica had a clear message for the modeling, simulation and training industry in Central Florida at a May 20 meeting: Contact Congress.
Sun May 19, 2013
WINK-TV Fort Myers
SWFL man's dream vacation turns into nightmare
It was supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime, but for one Southwest Florida tourist, his dream trip to the suddenly turned into a nightmare he won't soon forget.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Miami Herald
After voting for a ban, Charlie Crist now backs gay marriage
Charlie Crist, Florida's once governor, posted a note earlier this month on his Facebook page congratulating two states for legalizing gay marriage.
Fri May 17, 2013
Mortgage News Daily
Senator on a Mission to Change the Way Short Sales Affect Credit Reporting
Senator Bill Nelson and Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Nelson called the credit coding practice "disturbing" and said that there are key differences between a short sale and a foreclosure and both have major but different implications for consumers' credit ratings.
The Miami Herald
Turk and Caicos authorities drop gun charges against American tourists
Charges have been dropped against two older American tourists arrested in the Turks and Caicos Islands after a bullet was found in each of their luggage on separate occasions as they prepared to depart.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Florida Times-Union
Bill Nelson calls for federal help for St. Johns County potato farmers
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help St. Johns County potato farms after recent severe weather "caused the loss of about two-thirds of the local potato crop." "These farmers in St.
Brickbats to the Florida Legislature
They say the Pension Reform Agreement is good for taxpayers. Tell us what you think.