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  • GOP to showcase Rubio as new face of party

    GOP to showcase Rubio as new face of party
    In the Republican Party's developing effort to put on a new face after November's presidential defeat, the latest gesture is trotting out freshman Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to deliver the GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union...
  • Cut to the chase: It'll be Obama-Clinton vs. Romney-Rubio

    Cut to the chase: It'll be Obama-Clinton vs. Romney-Rubio
    My political prediction for 2012: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton versus Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio. Joe Biden has been a good and energetic vice president, but President Obama will need to stir the passions of the Democratic base, and Mr. Biden won'...
  • Schiavo's feeding is stopped

    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - Shortly before 2 p.m. yesterday, a chaplain, a doctor and other health care workers prayed in Terri Schiavo's room, gave her Holy Communion through her feeding tube and then tearfully disconnected the life support that has kept her...
  • Schiavo dies, anger remains

    What began as one family's bitter split over painful end-of-life decisions and grew into an unprecedented political battle that reached Congress, the White House and the Vatican ended yesterday with the death of Terri Schiavo at a hospice in central...
  • Mayo: No 'closure' for Eric Brody, just lawsuits

    Remember Eric Brody, who won a $10.75 million claims bill/insurance settlement approved by the Florida Legislature two years ago? His life was upended when he was struck by a speeding BSO cruiser as a high school senior in 1998. The money was supposed...
  • Florida power utilities fear return of ‘Green Governor' Crist

    MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations. Now, as the Republican-turned Democrat bids to return to the governor's mansion,...
  • Why Germany outshines Florida on solar energy

    In Germany two weeks ago, we were impressed by the multitude of solar arrays along the Autobahn. They perched on the rooftops of homes, apartment buildings, barns, offices, shops, storage sheds and garages. They were in cornfields and pastures — any...
  • Ugly cash fight over disabled man's $10 million win

    Ugly cash fight over disabled man's $10 million win
    Who would sue a brain-damaged man whose life was ruined when a speeding cop plowed into his car 16 years ago? His former law and PR firms, naturally. The long, sad saga of Eric Brody goes on. He is 34 and still lives in his parents' modest Sunrise...
  • At 23, she's youngest woman elected to Florida Legislature

    At 23, she's youngest woman elected to Florida Legislature
    In the final days before Tuesday's election, voters in Florida House District 31 got campaign mail aimed at thwarting 23-year-old Jennifer Sullivan, who had surged past her much older and better-financed opponents. "Wisdom comes with age," the attack ad...
  • Minto West shows need for at-large commission seats

    Unfortunately, Palm Beach County's system of government is working just as its creators envisioned. That system began in 1988. The county's Economic Council, which developers then dominated, wanted to dilute the power of anti-development south-county...
  • Florida finally has sensible property insurance policies

    September 10 marks the statistical peak of hurricane season. Although Florida has escaped serious storms so far this year, we know that we have been lucky. We did not feel so lucky in South Florida 22 years ago when Hurricane Andrew made landfall and...
  • Voters face many choices on Tuesday

    Voters face many choices on Tuesday
    Voters go to the polls Tuesday to set the table for the November elections, but the menu's already pretty well set. Barring a cataclysmic shock, Democrats are set to officially make Charlie Crist their candidate for governor despite the pitch from Nan...