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  • Florida's new U.S. senator eager to begin serving

    WASHINGTON The nation's newest and youngest senator-to-be came to the Capitol this week determined "to fight for the people of Florida." Sen. George LeMieux will represent the state on some of the biggest issues of our time. He said he is elated to be...
  • Florida's next senator

    The announcement Friday by Mel Martinez that he won't finish his Senate term has turned Florida politics on its head. But it can easily right itself — and, in the process, do right by the residents of Florida. Gov. Charlie Crist holds the cards...
  • 2007 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    As we have worked our way up the year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida," we passed CEOs, philanthropists, political players and rising stars. But now we've reached the top and find five people who have control over the roads on...
  • 2006 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    Who makes things happen here in Central Florida? Today, Taking Names columnist Scott Maxwell concludes the list of the 25 most powerful people. We are down to five -- three politicians, the head of the region's largest work force and the leader of one of...
  • 25 most powerful people in Central Florida 2008

    There's a new No. 1 this year. But before we get to him, let's first reveal the others who topped this year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The top 10 includes three business executives, two mayors, two members of Congress, one...
  • Hillary and Arnold in the Obama administration

    Hillary and Arnold in the Obama administration
    Today's question: Is there a role for Hillary Clinton in the White House? How about Arnold Schwarzenegger? Previously, Lilly and Weigel weighed potential Cabinet picks and discussed Rahm Emanuel's selection as chief of staff. A step down for Clinton...
  • Regulators question FPL's use of jets

    Regulators question FPL's use of jets
    The use of corporate Florida Power & Light Co. jets to fly elected leaders, public officials and family members came under heavy scrutiny Wednesday as part of a state hearing on the utility's request for a rate hike. About 1,500 pages of flight logs were...
  • 2010 elections will still be about the economy.

    What fun! Republican civil war: Elephants dissipating their political capital! Lately, the buzz has been all about the Crist-Rubio rivalry to replace Sen. Mel Martinez. The governor announced his candidacy to a chorus of high-profile endorsements,...
  • Former State Sen. John Ostalkiewicz passes away

     
    I just received word that former State Sen. John Ostalkiewicz — a strong conservative who pushed Mel Martinez into a runoff in the 1998 race for county chairman(mayor) — has passed away. He was 57. The note from his long-time friend, Cheryl...
  • Orange County unveils official portrait of Mel Martinez

     
    Orange County just unveiled a portrait of former county chairman Mel Martínez that will be displayed at the Orange County Courthouse in downtown Orlando alongside other county political leaders. Martínez, a Cuban-American attorney, was...
  • Meek to talk to Leesburg Hispanics on Saturday

     
    By Chrstine Show  Orlando Sentinel LEESBURG — U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami, will visit this Lake County city at a Saturday meeting of the  Lake County Hispanic Caucus, a campaign representative said. Meek, a Democratic contender for U.S....
  • Can U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio attract Hispanic voters?

     
    By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) — At a boutique hotel in Miami's upscale Coral Gables neighborhood, members of a Republican women's group smile and gush as Senate candidate Marco Rubio enters the room. A Spanish-language televis....