More Florida Articles

  • Tea Party claims first victory of 2014

    Tea Party candidate Curt Clawson won the Republican primary in the special election seat to replace Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who resigned after pleading guilty for cocaine possession, a victory that the Tea Party Express is claiming as "the movement's first victory of 2014."

  • Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott over his plan to require random drug tests for thousands of state workers. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting an appeal that sought to allow testing on up to 85,000 employees. A lower...

  • Rick Scott's office: Ask employees for records, not us

    The administration of Gov. Rick Scott is making a unique legal argument when it comes to handing over public records: Get it from the employees, not us.

  • A flawed rape investigation around a star college athlete

    Controversy has surrounded Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston since December 2012, when a freshman at the school reported being raped by a stranger near a popular Tallahassee bar.

  • Three sentenced in Orlando for credit card fraud

    Three men have been sentenced for credit card fraud in central Florida. U.S. District Judge Ann Conway sentenced the men Friday in federal court in Orlando.

  • Eight Florida patients arrested in Medicare scam

    Eight Florida seniors have been indicted for their alleged roles in a $12.5 million Medicare home health scam. Federal officials say the defendants received kickbacks for pretending to be patients. The defendants range between 67 years old and 79 years old.

  • Florida state transportation officials review campaign's misuse of public funds

    The state Department of Transportation has launched an investigation into how the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority spent public money to educate voters about an expanded bus system and light rail project called Greenlight Pinellas.

  • Medical pot measure could boost Florida Democrats

    Democrats in the nation's largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year's midterm elections.

  • Jeb Bush immigration remark could be 2016 problem

    With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a potential presidential contender and underscored how divisive the immigration issue remains for the Republican Party.

  • Florida bitcoin case tests money laundering limits

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two police officers burst through a hotel room door with guns drawn, yelling "Police! Get Down!" just after an alleged money laundering transaction went down. But instead of briefcases stuffed with a drug dealer's cash, this exchange involved an undercover officer with...

  • Education, immigrant groups to debate tuition bill

    DAVIE, Fla. — College officials and immigrant advocates are pushing for state legislation that would let undocumented students in Florida pay in-state college tuition rates. University administrators, students and lawmakers will discuss several tuition proposals Thursday at a Broward College...

  • Medical tourism plan studied by lawmakers

    Alongside Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, South Beach and the Florida Keys, Sen. Aaron Bean wants to give visitors another reason to come to the state: to get some doctoring. Bean has proposed legislation to require Visit Florida, the public-private partnership charged with attracting...

  • Department of Education revives Florida Bright Futures probe

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has revived a probe into Florida's Bright Futures scholarship program, which critics charge is increasingly out of reach for the students who need it most. A spokesman for the department told The Miami...

  • Reaching out to minorities is key to a true conservative realignment

    The recent upset victory by Republican candidate David Jolly for the open seat in Florida's 13th Congressional District, a district carried by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, has produced a rush of excitement in Republican circles. This victory, coupled with polling data -- Americans are...

  • Obama: Nancy Pelosi 'will go down in history as one of the greatest speakers'

    President Obama took the opportunity to flatter House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during a fundraiser Thursday for House Democrats at the Florida home of former NBA star Alonzo Mourning.



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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  • Why Not an Open Convention?

    When the Republican National Committee adopted a new primary calendar in January, few people fully thought through the impact. Successfully and necessarily fighting the last war, Chairman Reince...

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  • NATO Is Still the Answer

    The continuing Ukraine crisis raises both a critical “what if?” question and a pressing policy issue. What if, in April 2008, the Europeans had not rejected President Bush’s proposal to...

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