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Law aims to help youth leaving foster care

Law aims to help youth leaving foster careHB 437 would pair foster kids who need decision making assistance with guardians from Florida's Guardian Ad Litem program
  • Florida
  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Politics

Scott won't assign special prosecutor in Bailey matter

Scott won't assign special prosecutor in Bailey matterGov. Rick Scott rejected a request by the First Amendment Foundation on Friday that he appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the ouster of the former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Gerald Bailey and the hiring of his replacement.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

USF grad with epilepsy fights for Medicaid expansion

USF grad with epilepsy fights for Medicaid expansionRecent USF grad fights to expand medicaid after accruing more than $100,000 in medical fees.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Former Virginia first lady sentenced in bribery scheme

Former Virginia first lady sentenced in bribery schemeFormer Virginia first lady sentenced in bribery scheme
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

O'Reilly now under fire for war zone exaggerations

O'Reilly now under fire for war zone exaggerationsIn the wake of the flap over Brian Williams exaggerating his exploits while covering combat, another prominent TV news figure has been accused of doing the same thing.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Obama team gives hashtag response to Giuliani

Obama team gives hashtag response to GiulianiThe White House issued a not-so-subtle response on social media to Rudy Giuliani's claim that the president doesn't really love America.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

PunditFact checks repeated claim about climate change

PunditFact checks repeated claim about climate changePunditFact checks a claim by a Fox News host that temperature readings have been fabricated.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

10,000 signatures call for Scott probe in FDLE case

10,000 signatures call for Scott probe in FDLE caseGroups call on authorities to investigate Governor Rick Scott and his staff
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Florida

Jeb Bush vows to be 'my own man' on foreign affairs

Jeb Bush vows to be 'my own man' on foreign affairsJeb Bush sought Wednesday to draw a line beyond the inevitable comparisons to his father and brother on foreign policy, promising he would be 'my own man' when it comes to addressing global crises.
  • Florida
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

DHS: 'We must comply' with immigration ruling

DHS: 'We must comply' with immigration rulingThe Obama administration will not accept applications for legal status from undocumented immigrants on Wednesday after a federal judge in Texas blocked implementation of President Obama's policy.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Money

State lawmakers propose small-business sales tax holiday

State lawmakers propose small-business sales tax holidayTwo Florida lawmakers are proposing a small-business sales tax holiday for 2015.
  • Money
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

PunditFact: Limbaugh's claim about measles outbreak

PunditFact: Limbaugh's claim about measles outbreakPunditFact checks a claim by Rush Limbaugh that immigrant children caused the measles outbreak.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
News

Oregon has first openly bisexual governor in nation

Oregon has first openly bisexual governor in nationKate Brown, a Democrat, has served as Oregon's Secretary of State since 2008.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Full statement: Oregon Governor announces resignation

Full statement: Oregon Governor announces resignationFull statement of embattled Governor John Kitzhaber's resignation.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Oregon Governor announces resignation

Oregon Governor announces resignationGov. John Kitzhaber resigned office Friday amid allegations of criminal wrongdoing, almost exactly one month after being sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term. Secretary of State Kate Brown will replace him.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Sen. Nelson to push detergent packaging laws

Sen. Nelson to push detergent packaging lawsNelson and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) want to file a bill to change packaging standards for things like colorful laundry detergent pods to keep kids from getting seriously sick.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Alabama must issue marriage licenses to gays, judge rules

Alabama must issue marriage licenses to gays, judge rulesA federal judge in Mobile ruled Thursday that a southern Alabama probate judge could not deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on state law.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Jeb Bush posts emails containing Social Security numbers

Jeb Bush posts emails containing Social Security numbersTucked away in a small percentage of those hundreds of thousands of messages were the names, birthdates and Social Security numbers of more than 12,000 people.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Obama signs veteran suicide prevention bill

Obama signs veteran suicide prevention billPresident Obama signed a veteran suicide prevention bill into law Thursday, calling on all Americans to " reach out and do more with and for our veterans."
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Democrats to hold 2016 national convention in Philadelphia

Democrats to hold 2016 national convention in PhiladelphiaDemocrats have picked Philadelphia as the site of their 2016 national convention.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Lawmakers aim to stop political robocalls

Lawmakers aim to stop political robocallsThose annoying robocalls to your home during election season may come to an end thanks to legislation introduced Wednesday.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

House sends Obama pipeline bill he's vowed to veto

House sends Obama pipeline bill he's vowed to vetoThe House passed a bill Wednesday to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, setting the stage for President Obama's first veto in the new GOP-controlled Congress.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

New 'House of Cards' episodes yanked

New 'House of Cards' episodes yankedRemote-adjacent fans of House of Cards got to peek at Season 3 of the Netflix hit show on Wednesday.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

ISIL will lose, Obama says, as he seeks more war power

ISIL will lose, Obama says, as he seeks more war powerThe authorization would replace the 2002 authorization used to authorize the war in Iraq.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Jeb Bush's tech officer resigns after controversial tweets

Jeb Bush's tech officer resigns after controversial tweetsEthan Czahor announced his resignation from Bush's political committee following an uproar about tweets dating back to at least 2009.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Education

Jeb Bush meets protesters at education summit

Jeb Bush meets protesters at education summitFlorida's former Governor Jeb Bush spoke on education at FSU's alumni center met with a large crowd and protesters
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Jeb Bush's tech officer resigns after controversial tweets

Jeb Bush's tech officer resigns after controversial tweetsJeb Bush's chief technology officer said Tuesday night he resigned from his post, a day after he removed tweets from his personal account that the likely presidential candidate considered to be "inappropriate."
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Another medical marijuana law proposed

Another medical marijuana law proposedRepresentative John Wood and Representative Greg Steube's bill enhances the state's Charlotte Web's law that was passed last year.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Jeb Bush releases e-mails in 'spirit of transparency'

Jeb Bush releases e-mails in 'spirit of transparency'As promised, Jeb Bush on Tuesday released e-mails from his two terms as Florida governor that he hopes will provide insight into how he makes decisions and inform voters as he prepares to seek the presidency.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
News

Florida Gov. Rick Scott gets low marks in new poll

Florida Gov. Rick Scott gets low marks in new pollThat same poll, however, showed that 53 percent of Floridians are "generally optimistic" about the next four years under Scott.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

PunditFact checks CDC stats on vaccine-related illnesses

PunditFact checks CDC stats on vaccine-related illnessesPunditFact checks doctor's claim that there are thousands of vaccine-related illnesses reported every year.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Tech

Lawmakers asks feds to investigate supercookies

Lawmakers asks feds to investigate supercookiesA handful of U.S. senators are asking two federal agencies to investigate Verizon's use of so-called supercookies that track cellphone users' habits.
  • Tech
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Licensing growers of medical marijuana

Licensing growers of medical marijuanaChildren and adults suffering from epilepsy and other illnesses could soon see relief in the form of medical marijuana
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Obama submits national security strategy to Congress

Obama submits national security strategy to CongressThe White House submitted its National Security Strategy to Congress on Friday, outlining a vision for American foreign policy.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Rep. Rouson files bill to ban gun ranges

Rep. Rouson files bill to ban gun rangesA St. Petersburg lawmaker filed a bill Thursday that would ban gun ranges in residential areas for recreational use.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Gov. Scott admits FDLE mistakes, but denies breaking law

Gov. Scott admits FDLE mistakes, but denies breaking lawGov. Scott says he could have better handled the departure of former FDLE Commiss. Gerald Bailey, but denies illegality.
  • News
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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