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Ted Cruz to get health care plan through Obamacare exchange

Ted Cruz to get health care plan through Obamacare exchangeTed Cruz, one of the loudest critics of Obamacare, will soon be using it for health insurance coverage.
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  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Politics

Maniscalco wins Tampa council seat

Maniscalco wins Tampa council seatManiscalco wins Tampa council seat
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
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Cruz to sign up for Obamacare

Cruz to sign up for ObamacareTed Cruz, one of the loudest critics of Obamacare, will soon be using it for health insurance coverage.
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  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
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Lawmakers hope to tackle mental illness this session

Lawmakers hope to tackle mental illness this sessionTuesday, Florida lawmakers aimed to make sweeping changes to how the state addresses mental health
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 16 hours ago
Florida

Evacuation gun bill passes Senate

Evacuation gun bill passes SenateThe Florida Senate approved a bill that would allow people without concealed carry licenses to carry a gun in a mandatory evacuation.
  • Florida
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
Politics

Florida poised to legalize 64-ounce craft beer 'growlers'

Florida poised to legalize 64-ounce craft beer 'growlers'Florida's craft beer fans may soon be able to leave their local brewery with the preferred half-gallon refillable jug of the microbrew they love and retire their "Free the growler" T-shirts.
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  • 3 days, 13 hours ago
Florida

State lawmakers consider guns on K-12 campuses

State lawmakers consider guns on K-12 campusesThe proposal to allow school employees to carry guns on campus is making its way through the state capitol
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  • 3 days, 15 hours ago
Elections

Supreme Court lets Wisconsin voter ID law stand

Supreme Court lets Wisconsin voter ID law standThe Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a major challenge to Wisconsin's voter ID law, delivering a victory to Republicans who favor tougher election laws.
  • Elections
  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Politics

6 things to know about Ted Cruz as he launches 2016 bid

6 things to know about Ted Cruz as he launches 2016 bidWhat do you know about GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz beyond being a senator representing Texas?
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  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
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Ted Cruz kicks off 2016 presidential race

Ted Cruz kicks off 2016 presidential raceSen. Ted Cruz kicked off a new phase in the 2016 presidential race Monday when he declared himself a candidate for the GOP nomination, setting the stage for a frenetic battle among Republicans eager to take back the White House.
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  • 3 days, 22 hours ago
Health

Obama, GOP mark fifth year of health care law

Obama, GOP mark fifth year of health care lawObama and Republican critics are marking Monday's fifth anniversary of the law's passage with very contrasting views of its impact.
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  • 4 days ago
Politics

Peters prepares mental health reform bill

Peters prepares mental health reform billState Rep. Kathleen Peters has prepared a bill to address mental health reform in Florida.
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  • 6 days, 9 hours ago
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State Democratic Caucus sees flaws in prison system

State Democratic Caucus sees flaws in prison systemDemocratic state lawmakers say a gradual deterioration is hurting Florida's prisons and changes are on the way.
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  • 6 days, 19 hours ago
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Romney: I didn't cite race in concession call to Obama

Romney: I didn't cite race in concession call to ObamaMitt Romney is denying a claim that he made race-based insinuations about voter turnout in his concession call to President Obama after the 2012 election.
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  • 6 days, 20 hours ago
Florida

FL House releases nearly $76.2B spending plan

FL House releases nearly $76.2B spending planThe rival plans are expected to be as much as $5 billion apart.
  • Florida
  • 6 days, 21 hours ago
News

Obama tightens his control over White House computers

Obama tightens his control over White House computersPresident Obama signed a directive Thursday in an effort to "maintain the president's exclusive control of the information resources" provided to the White House.
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  • 1 week ago
Florida

Proposed law puts bad coaches on the bench

Proposed law puts bad coaches on the benchUnder the proposed law, coaches who are kicked out of a game are automatically suspended for the rest of the season.
  • Florida
  • 1 week ago
Politics

PunditFact checks race and resumes claim

PunditFact checks race and resumes claimPunditFact finds a college student council president was a bit off when he said resumes that have white-sounding names get more replies than those with black names.
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  • 1 week ago
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Florida presidential primary will be held March 15, 2016

Florida presidential primary will be held March 15, 2016Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Thursday setting the primary date, which will give Republicans the option of making the election a winner-take-all contest.
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  • 1 week ago
Politics

Obama broaches the idea of mandatory voting

Obama broaches the idea of mandatory voting"It would be transformative if everybody voted. That would counteract money more than anything."
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  • 1 week ago
Florida

Gov. Rick Scott considers 2018 run for U.S. Senate

Gov. Rick Scott considers 2018 run for U.S. SenateIt's not an election year-- but you might have seen some commercials lately featuring Governor Rick Scott.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Obama considers mandatory voting

Obama considers mandatory votingPresident Barack Obama is floating the idea of making it mandatory to vote in the United States.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Trump to form White House exploratory committee

Trump to form White House exploratory committeeReal-estate magnate Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to form a presidential exploratory committee as he weighs a 2016 presidential bid.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Netanyahu holds lead, calls strong showing 'victory'

Netanyahu holds lead, calls strong showing 'victory'Exit polls of voters by two Israeli TV outlets showed his party tied with the center-left opposition Zionist Union party at 27 seats each in the next Knesset, or parliament.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Florida

Lawmakers consider single-sex bathroom bill

Lawmakers consider single-sex bathroom billA state House committee considers a bill that would limit people to bathrooms for the sex they are designated.
  • Florida
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Rep. Aaron Schock to resign amid spending scandal

Rep. Aaron Schock to resign amid spending scandalRep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., a charismatic rising star in the Republican Party and top GOP fundraiser, announced his resignation Tuesday.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Elections

Jeb Bush makes first pitch to SC voters

Jeb Bush makes first pitch to SC votersJeb Bush makes first pitch to SC voters
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Clinton spent heavily on charters before races

Clinton spent heavily on charters before racesBefore her 2006 Senate re-election campaign and 2008 presidential bid, then-senator Hillary Rodham Clinton dramatically increased her use of taxpayer-funded charter flights, becoming the Senate's biggest spender on reported charter airfare.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
News

White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

White House office to delete its FOIA regulationsThe White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, making official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject requests for records to that office.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Crist not running for office in 2016

Crist not running for office in 2016Former Florida governor Charlie Crist said he will not run for office in 2016, taking a pass on seeking the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Marco Rubio.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Florida

Bill would change death penalty sentencing procedure

Bill would change death penalty sentencing procedureFlorida would require a unanimous jury recommendation in death penalty cases under a bill approved in its first Senate committee stop.
  • Florida
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Florida

FL House rejects effort to repeal nuclear power fee

FL House rejects effort to repeal nuclear power feeState legislators are refusing to repeal a law that lets utility companies charge for future nuclear power plants.
  • Florida
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Florida

Charlie Crist: I will not seek office in 2016

Charlie Crist: I will not seek office in 2016Charlie Crist announced on his Facebook page Monday night that he has decided not to seek office in 2016.
  • Florida
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Early voting underway for Tampa council seat

Early voting underway for Tampa council seatThe election will determining whether the council seat will be filled by Guido Maniscalco or Jackie Toledo.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Florida

FL bill would repeal law that bans shacking up

FL bill would repeal law that bans shacking upAbout 1 million Floridians are breaking state law by committing lewd and lascivious acts and a state senator doesn't want them to be punished for it.
  • Florida
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

PunditFact: Other politician private email issues

PunditFact: Other politician private email issuesPunditFact looks at two claims about other politicians and their use of personal emails.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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