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  • Florida school district cancels testing opt-out

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board rescinded its vote Tuesday to opt out of standardized testing, changing its mind about its unprecedented decision that captured the growing discontent among parents and teachers nationwide over the number of tests children are given. In a first for...

  • Bill Clinton to stump for Charlie Crist

    "He's [Clinton's] better than anyone at explaining why what we're doing matters. I'm looking forward to kicking off the final two months of this campaign with him," Crist said when announcing the event.

  • Casey Anthony judge joins Morgan and Morgan firm

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial is retiring from the bench, but not from the courtroom. Just days after officially resigning his post as the chief judge of Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit where he...

  • Florida's Lee County school board rescinds vote to opt-out of state's standardized testing

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Lee County school board rescinds vote to opt-out of state's standardized testing.

  • Louisiana man drowns during Florida vacation

    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a 65-year-old Louisiana man drowned in the Gulf of Mexico on Labor Day. The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office says Roderick M. Maybee of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was pulled unconscious from the water Monday afternoon off the Florida Panhandle beach where he'd...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 2

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. SUPERINTENDENT WANTS SCHOOL DISTRICT TO RESCIND DECISION TO OPT-OUT OF STATE STANDARDIZED TESTING Lee County schools Superintendent Nancy Graham will make the request at a board meeting Tuesday in Fort...

  • 2 men shot multiple times outside Dade City bar

    DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two men were shot multiple times outside a Dade City bar. The shooting occurred around 10:40 p.m. Monday at Cooper's Bar. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports the men were taken by helicopter to area hospitals. There was no word on their conditions...

  • 2 Fantasy 5 players wins $93,829.87 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $93,829.87. The Florida Lottery said Tuesday that both winning tickets were purchased in Melbourne and Haverhill. The 224 tickets matching four numbers won $135 each. Another...

  • Florida receives $300,000 in pharmacy settlement

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says the state is getting $300,000 as part of a national settlement with a Cincinnati-based company that allegedly engaged in a kickback scheme with skilled-nursing facilities. Bondi says the payment will resolve allegations that...

  • University of Florida reports record donations

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida says it was given a record $215.3 million from donors in the last fiscal year. University officials say it's the second year in a row that Florida was given cash and cash-equivalent donations in excess of $210 million. The fiscal year runs from...

  • Child welfare leaders hold summit in Orlando

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than 2,600 child welfare workers from around the state are gathering in Orlando this week for the annual Child Protection Summit. Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll will kick off the summit Wednesday, speaking about his vision for Florida's...

  • Scott and Crist bash each other at campaign events

    PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida's two main rivals for governor kicked their campaigns into gear on Monday as both Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist lashed out at each other in an effort to ramp up enthusiasm among core voters. Scott, the Republican incumbent seeking a second term,...

  • Key West installs plaque honoring Diana Nyad

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A bronze plaque honoring endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has been installed on the Florida Keys beach where last year she successfully ended a 53-hour swim from Havana without a shark cage. Nyad staggered ashore at Smathers Beach in Key West on Sept. 2, 2013, after swimming...

  • 5 things to know about the Florida election

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor's race will be a nationally watched contest between unpopular Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who won office during the tea party surge and now advocates for more government spending, and former Gov. Charlie Crist, who used to call himself a Ronald Reagan...

  • Ex-Republican Crist is Florida Democrats big hope

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republicans have had control of the Florida Legislature and governor's office since 1999 and have used their power to restrict abortions, loosen gun laws, strip state workers of benefits, allow private school vouchers and enact a slew of other policy changes that...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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