| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:41 PM
If Republicans hope to win elections, they need to restore a reputation for competence, and shed the image of a party that supports government shutdowns.
Former U.S. Sen George LeMieux of Lighthouse Point delivered that message – including an...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:56 PM
The team of Charlie Crist and George LeMieux rose to the pinnacle of political power in Florida together in a relationship that provided immense benefits to both.
But in a Shakespearean twist, the Republican Party sicced LeMieux on his former...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:32 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- No one expected anything less.
His entrance into Florida's gubernatorial contest was as certain a prediction as one can make in politics. And equally foreseeable is the double-barrel response today from his former GOP brethren.
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:10 PM
In local public-affairs programming this weekend:
Legal analyst Bill Sheaffer will discuss headline-making cases on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. Sheaffer weighs in on the Casey Anthony deposition, George Zimmerman'...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:36 PM
By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel When former Gov. Charlie Crist was grilled under oath by the attorney who is fighting to keep the former chairman of the Florida GOP out of prison, there were no major revelations, but there were hints at the mudslinging...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:26 PM
If you've ever thought that Florida's Legislature looked more like a fraternity than a collection of serious statesmen, there's a reason for that … besides just the immaturity of their ideas.
Legislative leaders are increasingly closer to college...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Medina's Grocery Store & Restaurant at 2405 E Washington St. in Orlando has closed because owners Rafael and Luisa Medina are retiring. The market was a hub for the Latino community in Central Florida for 43 years.
"Medina’s was the heart and soul...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Grumbling on the Right has turned into protests over U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s immigration-overhaul bill in his home state of Florida.
Long-standing crusaders who want to restrict immigration plus some tea-party activists plan to protest...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:43 PM
"Flashpoint" will repeat its Feb. 12 broadcast about mental illness and crisis intervention. The program, moderated by Lauren Rowe, airs at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. The guests are Pete Earley, author of "Crazy" and "The Hot House"; Chief Michael...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:40 PM
In the slot for "Central Florida Spotlight," WFTV-Channel 9 will repeat "9 Family Connection Special: Central Florida Cares." You can catch it at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Anchors Bob Opsahl and Martie Salt host the program. The special looks at how Central...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:34 PM
There's still plenty of time, but so far no Hispanic candidates are running aggressive campaigns for a seat that a Latino has held most of the last two decades on the Orange County Commission. In fact the Latino lineup has been fading away or downright...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has released the names of a 28-member National Hispanic Steering Committee that includes prominent Latinos from all over the country and Puerto Rico. Central Floridians on the list are former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez,...