Politics & Law

Scott seeks oily bucks for U.S. Senate campaign

Gov. Rick Scott is flying to Oklahoma City this Thursday to seek political contributions from a who’s who of American fracking, oil, and coal...
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National Democratic committee says it will spend millions to try to flip Florida Senate...

Florida Democrats hoping to start a “blue wave” by getting a Democratic majority in the state Senate during this fall’s elections got a significant financial boost...
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Florida activists speak out against Trump Supreme Court nominee

Progressive activists on Thursday gathered outside the Florida Supreme Court and called on Florida U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio to reject President...

Department of Justice reopens Emmett Till case

New evidence in the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi has surfaced, prompting the U.S. Department of Justice to reopen the case....
Florida Phoenix

Kathy Castor blasts Trump ‘sabotage’ of consumer help for Affordable Health Care Act

Since healthcare.gov went live in the fall of 2013, no state in the union has had more people sign up for the Affordable Care...
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“Unless we get our friggin’ medicine, we’re not going to be able to get...

Marijuana activists called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday to drop the state’s challenges over two lawsuits related to medical marijuana.The 2016 constitutional...
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Bolder Bigotry: Florida Muslim residents face uptick in hate crimes, harassment

It was a Saturday evening in early May when the leader of a mosque in South Florida checked a 40-second voicemail on his cell...
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Stigmatizing kids? New law forces families to disclose student’s mental health treatment

Registering a student for public school involves submitting everything from proof of immunizations, health exams and birth certificates to details about gender, race, emergency...
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What’s in our food? Florida congressman calls federal GMO labeling plan “grossly inadequate.”

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan announced this week that he has filed a formal objection letter with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, calling its food...

No scheduled public debates among candidates for Florida’s top legal job? That’s weird.

It’s July already, and polls say most people don’t yet know who they will vote for in the August 28 Republican primary for Florida...

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