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Gov. Scott names new chief for environmental agency

Gov. Scott names new chief for environmental agencyGov. Scott on Thursday announced the appointment of Jon Steverson as secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Florida
  • 1 week ago
Politics

House gets hung up on $1 trillion spending package

House gets hung up on $1 trillion spending packageThe U.S. House delayed a vote on a $1 trillion government spending package Thursday afternoon as Democrats rebelled against provisions tucked in to the measure to roll back Wall Street regulations and ease campaign finance laws.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

17 items tucked into a trillion-dollar spending bill

17 items tucked into a trillion-dollar spending billCongress is on track to approve a $1.014 trillion,1,603-page annual spending package that includes $512 billion in defense spending and $492 billion in non-defense spending.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Florida Gov. keeps jobs agency director

Florida Gov. keeps jobs agency directorThe department is also involved in business development efforts for the state.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

CIA torture was ineffective, Senate report concludes

CIA torture was ineffective, Senate report concludesThe CIA's interrogation of suspected terrorists after the 9/11 attacks was far more brutal than the agency disclosed.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Gov. Scott reappoints Dudek to health administration

Gov. Scott reappoints Dudek to health administrationGovernor Rick Scott is reappointing Elizabeth Dudek to oversee the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Independent film will portray Obamas' first date

Independent film will portray Obamas' first dateAn independent film that will dramatize President Barack Obama's first date with Michelle Obama is in the works.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days 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 week, 4 days ago
Local

Gov. Scott awards Tampa's Citigroup for job growth

Gov. Scott awards Tampa's Citigroup for job growthCitigroup Tampa's President Greg Morton with the Governors Business Ambassador Award for the company's continued growth in jobs and adding to the growing economy in Florida.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Lawyer: Scott broke law with private emails

Lawyer: Scott broke law with private emailsA Florida judge is letting a lawyer argue that Gov. Rick Scott intentionally broke the state's public records law with the use of a private email account.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

2 Fla GOP US reps break ranks on immigration bill

2 Fla GOP US reps break ranks on immigration billTheir joint statement Friday followed their vote against a Republican-backed bill to block Obama's executive order to lift the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Obama nominates new Defense secretary

Obama nominates new Defense secretaryPresident Obama praised Defense Secretary-in-waiting Ashton Carter on Friday, saying his experience will help the nation prepare for the threats of the 21st Century.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Warren Buffett invests in a Clinton presidential bid

Warren Buffett invests in a Clinton presidential bidBillionaire contributes to the super PAC laying the groundwork for a Clinton candicacy.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

PunditFact: Are police shooting deaths at 20-yr high?

PunditFact: Are police shooting deaths at 20-yr high?PunditFact checks a claim that deaths by police shootings are at a two-decade high.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Nation Now

House rebukes Obama on immigration

House rebukes Obama on immigrationThe legislation, which passed 219-197, declares it would undo the measures Obama announced last month to extend work permits and relief from deportation to more than 4 million immigrants in this country illegally.
  • Nation Now
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Top Obama aide: I'll quit after State of the Union

Top Obama aide: I'll quit after State of the UnionJohn Podesta, who has focused on the environment during his tenure as counselor to President Obama, said Wednesday he will leave his post early next year, though he declined to specify when.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Homeland security pushes new border security bill

Homeland security pushes new border security billThe chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Tuesday he will push to pass a border security bill in the new Congress that convenes in January.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Carter 'leading candidate' to be next Defense sec.

Carter 'leading candidate' to be next Defense sec.Officials would not confirm earlier reports by CNN and The Washington Post that Carter will be Obama's pick.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Jeb says he'll make 2016 decision 'in short order'

Jeb says he'll make 2016 decision 'in short order'Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said on Monday has an idea about how he can win the White House.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

GOP aide resigns after Obama girls comments

GOP aide resigns after Obama girls commentsRepublican Party staffer Elizabeth Lauten has resigned from her post as communications director for U.S. Rep. Steve Fincher, R-Tenn. after making controversial comments about Sasha and Malia Obama.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Obama administration sets stricter smog standard

Obama administration sets stricter smog standardIn a long-awaited announcement, the EPA said it prefers a new, lower threshold for ozone pollution.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Nation Now

Justice Ginsburg has stent implanted in heart

Justice Ginsburg has stent implanted in heartSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a stent implanted in her heart Wednesday morning to address a blockage in her right coronary artery.
  • Nation Now
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Democrats name 3 finalists to host 2016 convention

Democrats name 3 finalists to host 2016 conventionDemocrats have narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Obama heckled in hometown on immigration

Obama heckled in hometown on immigrationHe couldn't get through the speech without being heckled by protesters who want bolder action.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago