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1 hr ago | Free Republic

Sarah Palin’s big flame-out

How could someone filled with such promise plunge so far, so fast? How does one go from national icon to national laughingstock? Once arguably the GOP's most charismatic celebrity, Palin is now better known for 'thriving in this role of right wing shock jock' as Nicolle Wallace, a former senior adviser for the John McCain-Palin campaign, now puts ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, US Politics, John McCain, US News, Barack Obama, Florida

6 hrs ago | KFMB-am

Florida's political landscape upended with ruling

Florida's political landscape is being upended by a landmark legal ruling that one legal expert says could influence the way other states draw their congressional districts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative David Rivera, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Barack Obama

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

What's coming to Partnership IV building in Research Park? That's classified

This year, the Florida Legislature approved putting $8 million toward a Partnership IV complex in Research Park.

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14 hrs ago | Free Republic

A Florida Judge Just Voided the State’s Congressional...

Last night a circuit court judge in Florida voided the state's congressional map, citing a "secret, organized campaign" by Republican operatives that "made a mockery of the Legislature's transparent and open process of redistricting."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Allen West, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Sandy Adams, Corrine Brown, Democrat, Florida

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

33 Central Florida schools must extend school day by an hour

Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must offer an extra hour of reading instruction come August because they landed on the state's list of lowest-performing schools.

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CBS Local

Corrections Sec. Says He Was Not Provided Details On Death During Visit

One day after the Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews visited South Florida and vowed to get answers after the death of an inmate, the Secretary said he will investigate a second death.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Gambling, guns, Harry Potter, taxes - by the numbers

That's how many dollars Floridians and visitors spent on lottery tickets last year.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Florida, Opinion

Silicon Alley Insider

Poll Shows Mitt Romney Would Dominate The New Hampshire Primary If He Decides To Run Again

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have a whopping, 22-point lead over the next-best theoretical GOP challenger in New Hampshire's 2016 Republican primary, according to a new poll from WMUR.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Senator Rand Paul, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, US Governors, Florida

The Florida Times-Union

Feds: Florida's child welfare system must do more to stop abuse, deaths

Despite a new law revamping Florida's child welfare system, the state still has far to go to stop child deaths from abuse and neglect, a federal panel heard Thursday.

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Related Topix: Florida, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Tampa, FL

News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For July 11th

The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended.

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Related Topix: Prison, Florida

Townhall

Flighty Florida Gubernatorial Race Could Be Decided by This "Obscure" Issue

Not long ago, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott had been written off as politically dead.

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Related Topix: Florida, US News, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

NBC2 News

Crist says state should review gun laws

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist says Florida should review two controversial gun laws that he supported when he was the state's Republican governor.

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Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Politico

Judge tosses Florida congressional map

A Florida judge ruled the state's congressional map unconstitutional Thursday evening, a decision that could upend Republicans' advantage in the state's House delegation and leaves open the possibility of redrawing the districts in time for the 2014 elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Florida, Steve Israel

Front www.keysnet.com

FDOT sets out to reclaim Keys rights of way

The Florida Department of Transportation is engaged in a full-on campaign to take back right of way from businesses along U.S. 1. The problem is, many of the establishments were under the impression for decades that the land in question was theirs.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Florida man executed for 1994 rape and murder of girl

A man who confessed to the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl was executed by lethal injection on Thursday, the Florida Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Florida, Prison, Georgia, Georgia Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Death Penalty

Palm Beach Post

Anti-rail group challenges denial of public subsidies to All Aboard Florida

The newly-formed Citizens Against Rail Expansion is challenging the stance taken by All Aboard Florida and Gov. Rick Scott that no public money is involved in creating the express passenger rail, questioning municipal costs for crossings and millions given to the Orlando International Airport.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Orlando, FL, Palm Beach County, FL, Indian River County, FL

Broward-Palm Beach

Florida Man With Car Logo Tattooed On His Face Arrested for Identity Theft

A Broward man with the logo for Bentley luxury automobiles tattooed on his face has been charged with identity theft to file fraudulent income tax returns.

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Broward-Palm Beach

Medical Marijuana: Florida For Care Forms Blue Ribbon Commission For Amendment 2

With the vote on medical marijuana a mere four months away, a group chaired by both those who advocate and those who are opposed to medical weed has formed a Blue Ribbon Commission to provide research, expert opinions, and feedback on a wide range of medical marijuana issues.

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Related Topix: Florida, Marijuana

St. Petersburg Times

Consumer group asking Florida to release 2015 insurance rate proposals

Consumers advocates are pushing for the release of rate filings by the state's health insurers, saying Floridians shouldn't be kept in the dark on premium prices for next year.

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Related Topix: Florida, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Palm Beach Post

Florida's population growth has election-year overtones

The governor's race is being waged through television ads, campaign appearances and even in dueling complaints filed by supporters of Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist with the state's Commission on Ethics.

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist

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