| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:29 AM
TALLAHASSEE – With an eye toward the fall elections, Florida Democrats are hoping to build pressure on the Republican-controlled Legislature to adopt tougher voter-protections for minorities despite a sweeping elections reform enacted last year....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Two separate social media accounts for the campaign of a Florida House candidate are calling for the execution of President Barack Obama.
The first post was made via Twitter around 5:30 p.m. Monday. Republican candidate for Florida House District 68...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:48 AM
A Florida man was arrested Monday after police say he offered a $100 reward on Facebook to anyone who would kill the officer who pulled over a car he was riding in, according to the Pinellas Park Police Department.
35-year-old Bruce Santee now faces a...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Welcome to the first Republican victory of 2014, which should make Democrats very, very worried.
In a race to fill the House seat of the late Republican Bill Young, David Jolly, a Washington lobbyist and former congressional staffer, beat Alex Sink,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 3:14 AM
I read some of the post-mortems about the special congressional election over in Pinellas County. Some pundits have insisted that the outcome of the race signifies nothing for November.
Others aver that it is a harbinger — or a bellwether,...
| Mar 15, 2014
Sorry about your loss. The fact that a one-time chief financial officer of Florida and candidate for governor loses a congressional seat to a lobbyist making his first bid for office is hard to swallow. Being a two-time loser rarely helps...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Even as Gov. Rick Scott's top elections official suddenly backed away from a plan to restrict the way voters can return completed absentee ballots, Florida's top Democrat accused the Scott administration of attempting to suppress voter turnout.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Florida Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, says there’s a big hole in the argument used to justify the latest attempt by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration to change voter rules.
The controversy stems from a special...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:28 AM
Deputies said Monty Ray Grow, a Redington Beach man, left a three-year-old girl in the car unattended while he went into a Diamond Dolls, a Clearwater strip club, on Sunday night, according to a news release from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office....
| Aug 29, 2013
When is a unanimous vote not unanimous?
Floridians recently learned the answer to that riddle after a now-disputed vote by the Florida Sheriff's Association on the state's controversial "stand your ground" law.
House Speaker Will Weatherford —...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Authorities investigating the escape of two Orlando-area convicted killers have "uncovered key facts and targeted several suspects," the Florida Department of Law Enforcement commissioner said at a news conference in Tallahassee.
"I can assure you...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Fleeing the police, a suspected car burglar named Justo Padron ran from the parking lot of the Miccosukee casino in western Miami-Dade County and jumped into an adjacent pond.
A nine-foot alligator seized him, and his death in 2007 marked the last...