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  • Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback

    Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback 

    The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.

  • Kerry calls for genuine negotiation on Syria

    Kerry calls for genuine negotiation on Syria 

    Meeting in Munich, diplomats from the U.S., Russia and other powers with interests in Syria's war agreed early Friday to try to secure a "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time.

  • Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

    Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters 

    Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.

  • Florida Legislature divided over budget and tax cuts

    Florida Legislature divided over budget and tax cuts 

    Separated by nearly $1 billion in spending and differences over everything from tax cuts to health care spending, the Florida Legislature has less than a month left in its regular session to reach a deal on a new state budget.

  • New battle brews over retirement system

    TALLAHASSEE — The House State Affairs Committee narrowly approved a bill Wednesday that could shift more public employees into a 401(k)-style retirement plan, setting up a clash with the Senate over pensions and death benefits for first...

  • Gov. Scott remains mum on how to fix state's death penalty

    Gov  Scott remains mum on how to fix state s death penalty

    TALLAHASSEE — With Florida's death penalty law in limbo because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Emily Cope on Wednesday described in chilling detail how her father, Keith, was hog-tied and left for dead back in 2009 when she was a...

  • Lawmakers float boating enforcement changes

    TALLAHASSEE — Law enforcement officers would need "reasonable suspicion" to stop and inspect boats sporting state safety stickers, under a measure that sailed through its final House committee Wednesday.

  • Gaetz campaign, committee near $270,000 in January

    TALLAHASSEE — As he readies for one of the state's highest-profile Senate races, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, collected nearly $270,000 in January for his campaign and a political committee he leads, according to a newly filed finance...

  • Scott committee hauls in $579,000, spends $1.36 million

    TALLAHASSEE — Continuing to run television ads to boost his priorities, Gov. Rick Scott's "Let's Get to Work" political committee raised more than $579,000 in January while spending nearly $1.37 million, according to a newly filed finance...

  • Fla., N.H. primaries different

    LAKELAND — The state of New Hampshire has a population about 15 times smaller than the state of Florida. Although the differences in demographics are vast, a few key aspects are worth noting: financial stability, youth and voter registration...

  • Golf carts get green light in Fort Meade

    Residents in Fort Meade will be allowed to go scooting along city streets in their golf carts within the next month, based on the City Commission’s action Tuesday night.

  • Donald Trump skewered in Funny or Die film

    Donald Trump skewered in Funny or Die film 

    In one of the more elaborate and unexpected spoofs of Donald Trump, Johnny Depp has joined the ranks of the combed-over, starring in a mock documentary released the morning after the GOP candidate's primary victory in New Hampshire

  • Obama recalls his first lessons in politics — and humility

    Obama recalls his first lessons in politics   8212  and humility 

    President Barack Obama is reminiscing about his days in the Illinois legislature and his first lessons in politics.

  • Christie, Fiorina end 2016 White House bids

    Christie  Fiorina end 2016 White House bids

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination for president after failing to break out from a field in which non-traditional candidates are making strides. Christie dropped out of the race the same day that...

  • Senate bill aims to derail NKorea's nuclear weapons program

    Senate bill aims to derail NKorea s nuclear weapons program 

    Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, senators set aside their partisan differences on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.

  • Fiorina tweets that she's quitting GOP race

    Fiorina tweets that she s quitting GOP race 

    Carly Fiorina is dropping out of the 2016 Republican presidential race.

  • Poinciana board delays action on management firm

    POINCIANA — Poinciana’s master homeowners association board voted Tuesday to delay plans to extend its contract with First Service Residential to manage the community and to continue to use 1st One Hundred to collect delinquent...

  • Developer votes crush challengers in Poinciana

    POINCIANA — Large blocs of votes cast by Avatar crushed insurgent attempts to gain seats on four of the six village board elections Tuesday in Poinciana.

  • No Lake Hamilton Council election this year

    LAKE HAMILTON — Residents will not have to go to the polls to vote for the next Town Council members in April.
    Qualifying ended Friday with only the two incumbents handing in papers to fill the two seats up for election.

  • Meeting gets heated over petition amendments in Davenport

    The City Commission was set to consider about 30 amendments to the City Charter at a Monday night workshop, but Mayor Darlene Bradley said moving forward with some of them would be illegal.

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