| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:02 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott’s jobs czar will get a hefty bump in pay and a golden parachute.
Gray Swoope, chief executive of the semi-private Enterprise Florida Inc., will see his salary grow from $230,000 to $275,000. His allowable...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:34 PM
Wedged into the blotter on Mike Farah's desk at the Funny or Die studios in Hollywood is an index card with a list — wrangling talent, polishing scripts and arranging shoots — long enough to keep the comedy website executive fully occupied....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
A surprising number of people I encountered this week were angry about something -- or about everything. Some of it was "Hollywood anger" -- frustration about slow decisionmaking, rude agents, shrinking deals and all the other perversities built into...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:34 PM
WASHINGTON - Koch Industries, the multibillion-dollar company led by David and Charles Koch, tried to distance itself Wednesday from any blame for the government shutdown and congressional quagmire.
But doing so requires some explaining given the long...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who harnessed the power of social media to gain fame far beyond his city, is heading to Washington after winning a special election to fill New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat.
With 52% of the vote in, Booker was leading Republican...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 11:40 AM
As it wages a state-by-state battle to limit the reach of the nation's healthcare law, the conservative group Americans for Prosperity is launching a $2-million ad buy to hold congressional lawmakers “accountable” for their votes on Obamacare....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:49 PM
It is the center of the political universe in presidential contests. And now the war over the nation’s new healthcare program has come to Ohio as well, with potential repercussions for the short- and long-term future of the state’s governor,...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 6:30 PM
ALBUQUERQUE — In the small, rural community of Reserve, children waiting for the school bus gather inside wooden and mesh cages provided as protection from wolves. Parents consider the "kid cages" a reasonable precaution.
Defenders of the wolves...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions when he promised, as recently as last summer, to block The Affordable Care Act in his state. But last week, writes the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A basic economic principle is that government ought to tax what we want to discourage, and not tax what we want to encourage.
For example, if we want less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, we should tax carbon polluters. On the other hand, if we want...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:04 AM
Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) is planning a vote late Wednesday in his Senate Government Operations Committee on a revamped Medicaid expansion bill and two different health care coverage alternatives offered up by a pair of...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:29 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott will be the keynote speaker at Americans for Prosperity's "Defending the American Dream Summit" over the Labor Day weekend at the Universal Orlando theme park.
AFP is the libertarian "free market" organization founded...