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Gov. Scott proposes nearly $77 billion budget

Gov. Scott proposes nearly $77 billion budgetFlorida Gov. Rick Scott is calling for a nearly $77 billion state budget in the coming year.
  • Florida
  • 2 days, 7 hours ago
News

Senate begins considering AG nominee Lynch

Senate begins considering AG nominee LynchPresident Obama's nominee to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder is promising to repair the Justice Department's strained relationship with Congress.
  • News
  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Florida

White House: No oil drilling off FL coast

White House: No oil drilling off FL coastOn Tuesday, the Obama administration announced a proposal that would keep the waters off Florida's coast free from oil drilling for at least the foreseeable future.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 2 hours ago
Florida

Atwater: Stress tests may instill confidence

Atwater: Stress tests may instill confidenceFlorida's chief financial officer says creating a "stress test" will help instill public confidence in the smaller insurers.
  • Florida
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
Politics

Federal deficit falling to lowest in Obama presidency

Federal deficit falling to lowest in Obama presidencyThe federal government's 2015 budget deficit will fall slightly this year to $468 billion, the lowest since President Obama took office, according to the annual budget outlook released Monday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Health

St. Pete lawmaker files medical marijuana bill

St. Pete lawmaker files medical marijuana billState Sen. Jeff Brandes filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would legalize medical marijuana.
  • Health
  • 4 days, 1 hour ago
Florida

Gov. Scott seeks money for more veterans nursing homes

Gov. Scott seeks money for more veterans nursing homesFlorida Gov. Rick Scott wants money to start planning to build the state's eighth and ninth nursing homes for veterans.
  • Florida
  • 4 days, 1 hour ago
Politics

Republic Day parade centerpiece of Obama visit to India

Republic Day parade centerpiece of Obama visit to IndiaPresident Obama became the first American leader to be chief guest at India's grand Republic Day celebrations Monday.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 2 hours ago
Politics

How many Democrats 'lost' since Obama took office?

How many Democrats 'lost' since Obama took office?Have Democrats lost more than 900 seats since President Barack Obama took office?
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 4 hours ago
Politics

Jeb Bush lays out policy ideas for 2016 to auto dealers

Jeb Bush lays out policy ideas for 2016 to auto dealersJeb Bush presented a list of moderate proposals before a receptive audience of car dealers and their families here that sounded like a blueprint for a 2016 presidential campaign.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 23 hours ago
Politics

Scott reveals more information in FDLE scandal

Scott reveals more information in FDLE scandalGovernor Rick Scott's office responds with an FAQ to growing outrage over the way he ousted Florida's top cop
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Florida

FL lawmaker wants to take on 'intimate apparel'

FL lawmaker wants to take on 'intimate apparel'The reason? To help stop the spread of the Ebola virus, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
  • Florida
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Rubio takes steps toward 2016 presidential bid

Rubio takes steps toward 2016 presidential bidSen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, is taking concrete steps to run for president in 2016, an aide to the senator confirms to CBS News.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Politics

House passes bill to prohibit federal funding for abortion

House passes bill to prohibit federal funding for abortionHouse Republicans, faced with mounting opposition from their own members, pulled a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and instead Thursday passed less restrictive legislation to prohibit federal funding for abortions.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Crime

Fallout possible over ouster of FDLE commissioner

Fallout possible over ouster of FDLE commissionerThe call for change comes after allegations that Gov. Rick Scott's aides forced FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey to resign, but told the cabinet it was on his own will.
  • Crime
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush will meet in Utah

Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush will meet in Utah2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are scheduled to meet in Utah.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

PunditFact: SCOTUS, same-sex marriage claim

PunditFact: SCOTUS, same-sex marriage claimPunditFact checks claim that SCOTUS never said marriage was between a man and a woman in 15 cases.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Education

Scott wants to stop taxing college textbooks

Scott wants to stop taxing college textbooksFlorida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday will ask legislators to exempt textbooks from state and local sales taxes.
  • Education
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Investigations

Gov. Scott dodges questions on pro sports handouts

Gov. Scott dodges questions on pro sports handoutsGovernor Scott tap-dances around direct questions about tax incentives for pro sports teams.
  • Investigations
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Did FDLE commissioner resign or was he forced out?

Did FDLE commissioner resign or was he forced out?The resignation of Florida's top law enforcement officials raises big questions whether he was forced out by the governor
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

WH: Boehner invite to Netanyahu breach of protocol

WH: Boehner invite to Netanyahu breach of protocolThe White House says House Speaker John Boehner's invitation for Israel's prime minister to come to Washington is a breach of normal diplomatic protocol.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
News

Obama: Respect those who are transgender

Obama: Respect those who are transgenderPresident Obama didn't mention Leelah Alcorn, the transgender teen who killed herself, but he did become the first president to mention 'transgender' people in a State of the Union.
  • News
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Florida

Probe called for in Rick Scott FDLE controversy

Probe called for in Rick Scott FDLE controversyMembers of the Florida Legislature are "very concerned" with how the head of a state agency left his role under Gov. Rick Scott.
  • Florida
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Obama stresses middle class economics

Obama stresses middle class economicsThe nation is ready to "turn the page" from years of financial hardship, President Obama said Tuesday, as he used his State of the Union speech to promote an ambitious program of "middle class economics" in the face of new Republican majorities in...
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Republicans reject Obama's economic proposals

Republicans reject Obama's economic proposalsCongressional Republicans remain unmoved by calls for action on economic proposals outlined by President Obama in his State of the Union Address, particularly on his plan to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to expand middle-class tax breaks.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Guns on campus bill gets first look

Guns on campus bill gets first lookLawmakers took their first look Tuesday at a bill that would allow guns on campus – triggering lots of debate.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Local

Justices weigh would-be judges' appeals for campaign cash

Justices weigh would-be judges' appeals for campaign cashJustices are hearing an appeal from Lanell Williams-Yulee of Tampa, who received a public reprimand for violating a Florida Bar rule that bans candidates for elected judgeships from personally soliciting donations.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

How Obama fared on last year's SotU to-do list

How Obama fared on last year's SotU to-do listHere's a look the to-do list that the president laid out in his 2014 State of the Union, and the status of the items on that list.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

PunditFact on Romney, income taxes

PunditFact on Romney, income taxesPunditFact checks a claim that Mitt Romney "pays less tax than the guys who installed his car elevators."
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Obama hits 50% approval rating in poll

Obama hits 50% approval rating in pollAnother poll, more evidence that President Obama's stock is rising among the American public.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Florida

How State of the Union plans may affect Florida

How State of the Union plans may affect FloridaPresident Obama has laid out a number of proposals he wants to pursue in the coming year, many of which would affect Florida.
  • Florida
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Florida

Bills aim to enhance texting while driving law

Bills aim to enhance texting while driving lawFlorida's texting while driving law could be strengthened if a series of bills pass the Legislature this spring.
  • Florida
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Democrats defend naming Muslim to House Intelligence panel

Democrats defend naming Muslim to House Intelligence panelTop Democrats are defending their appointment of a Muslim congressman to the House Intelligence Committee.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
News

Buckhorn may get 4 more years with no vote

Buckhorn may get 4 more years with no voteTampa's city elections are still two months away, but get this: Mayor Bob Buckhorn could be just hours away from getting re-elected to a second term. All without a single vote.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Gov. Scott approves buying land for conservation

Gov. Scott approves buying land for conservationThe state signed off on purchasing millions of dollars in land hoping to improve the quality of water and wildlife in those areas
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

House votes to block Obama's immigration policies

House votes to block Obama's immigration policiesThe Republican-led House of Representatives moved to block key immigration policies implemented by President Obama Wednesday.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Sen. Rubio hints at 2016 presidential run

Sen. Rubio hints at 2016 presidential runMarco Rubio, who is weighing his own presidential bid, said Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney would be "formidable candidates".
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Education

Gov. Scott proposes big school spending boost

Gov. Scott proposes big school spending boostFlorida Gov. Rick Scott is moving ahead with a campaign promise to boost the amount of money going to the state's' public schools.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Punditfact on No. 1 oil producer

Punditfact on No. 1 oil producerPunditfact on No. 1 oil producer
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Obama meets with former Rep. Gabby Giffords during Arizona visit

Obama meets with former Rep. Gabby Giffords during Arizona visitPresident Obama met with former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly while in Phoenix to speak about the housing market. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Obama condemns 'cowardly, evil' attack in Paris

Obama condemns 'cowardly, evil' attack in ParisPresident Obama condemned what he called the 'cowardly, evil' attack against a satirical newspaper in Paris and offered U.S. assistance to the French government. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Senators sworn in as GOP takes over Congress

Senators sworn in as GOP takes over CongressRepublicans take control of both Houses of Congress for the first time in eight years on the first day of the 114th Congress on Capitol Hill. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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Boehner survives, wins third term as House Speaker

Boehner survives, wins third term as House SpeakerBoehner narrowly won a third term as House of Representatives speaker, surviving a stiff challenge from 25 conservative Republicans as the party took full control of Congress. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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Senator's comment on XL Pipeline found half true

Senator's comment on XL Pipeline found half trueSenator's comment on XL Pipeline found half true
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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U.S. mulls putting N. Korea on terrorism sponsor list

U.S. mulls putting N. Korea on terrorism sponsor listPresident Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Cuba relations: How to move forward?

Cuba relations: How to move forward?President Obama's decision to overturn more than half a century of isolationism toward Cuba has shocked plenty of people in Washington. Some support the president's plan, others are vowing to fight it.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Jeb Bush nears decision on presidential run

Jeb Bush nears decision on presidential runJeb Bush nears decision on presidential run
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Two pivotal days to shape Tampa Bay's future

Two pivotal days to shape Tampa Bay's futureWe are about to enter two pivotal days that will shape Tampa Bay for generations to come. We want to give you a heads up about two major things to watch out for.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Ebola exaggerations named biggest lie of year

Ebola exaggerations named biggest lie of yearEbola exaggerations named biggest lie of year
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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House averts shutdown, passes spending bill

House averts shutdown, passes spending billA last-minute spending bill to avoid a government shutdown passed the House 219-206 Thursday. The Senate now has two days to pass the bill.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

US unveils federal law enforcement profiling ban

US unveils federal law enforcement profiling banThe Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics.
  • News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
News

Prince William hits Washington; Kate joins NYC first lady

Prince William hits Washington; Kate joins NYC first ladyThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are going their separate ways – just for a few hours. Prince William is in Washington, DC meeting with President Obama while his wife Kate, visits a child development center in New York City. Alison Harmelin is outsi
  • News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

President reacts to no indictment in NYC chokehold case

President reacts to no indictment in NYC chokehold caseObama says grand jury decision not to indict in Eric Garner case 'speaks to the larger issues' minorities in America have with law enforcement. Rough Cut. (No reporter narration)
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Ashton Carter: Obama's pick for next Defense secretary

Ashton Carter: Obama's pick for next Defense secretaryPresident Obama will name Ashton Carter, the former No. 2 official at the Pentagon, as his nominee to succeed Chuck Hagel as secretary of Defense, a senior Republican senator said Tuesday. If confirmed, he'll succeed Church Hagel.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago