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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...
  • Minto West's 4,500-home proposal gets initial OK

    Minto West's 4,500-home proposal gets initial OK
    New neighborhoods and acres of shopping centers, offices and other attractions can rise from Loxahatchee area farmland set to become the Minto West mega development, Palm Beach County commissioners decided Wednesday. In a move that could open the door...
  • Our takeaways from Florida's primary election

      Our takeaways from Florida's primary election
    The surprises in Tuesday's primary election didn't happen near the top of the ballot. Everyone knew former Gov. Charlie Crist would defeat former state Sen. Nan Rich and emerge as the Democratic nominee for governor. Though Crist grew up a Republican,...
  • School vouchers: Teachers union, school boards to file lawsuit Thursday

    School vouchers: Teachers union, school boards to file lawsuit Thursday
    Florida's teachers union, school board association and PTA (as well as other groups) will announce Thursday a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's largest school voucher program. The lawsuit will take aim at the Tax-Credit...
  • Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats

    Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats
    TALLAHASSEE — The winners of almost half of the 120 Florida House seats have already been decided — or are all but decided. After Tuesday's primary elections, 46 seats have been won, either by candidates running unopposed or by candidates...
  • Charlie Crist wins primary, now official candidate to take on Gov. Rick Scott

    Charlie Crist wins primary, now official candidate to take on Gov. Rick Scott
    Charlie Crist won a commanding victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday, propelling him forward into what's already a blistering hot campaign against Republican Gov. Rick Scott in what will be the highest profile — and most expensive —...
  • Primary voters make Crist-Scott battle official

    Primary voters make Crist-Scott battle official
    TALLAHASSEE — Charlie Crist's transformation from Republican governor to Democratic nominee was cemented Tuesday as he easily cruised to the nomination for his old job by his new party. Now voters and donors will be bracing themselves as Crist and...
  • Thompson wins second term on Orange County Commission

    Thompson wins second term on Orange County Commission
    In a primary marked by low turnout, Orange County voters elected Commissioner Jennifer Thompson to a second term Tuesday and sent two other commission races to Nov. 4 runoffs. Thompson will represent District 4 in southeast Orange County for another...
  • Day to define vision and future in Palm Beach County

    Day to define vision and future in Palm Beach County
    The Palm Beach County Commission has a chance to plan the future of the county's last major undeveloped region. Today, the commission should take that chance. Before the commission is Minto West, the controversial project proposed for the former...