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A Desperate Bill Nelson Will Toss His 'Hail Mary' in Federal Court

November 14, 2018 - 6:00am
Bill Nelson

Ballots postmarked before the polls closed at 7 p.m. on Election Day should be counted. Ballots with mismatched signatures should be counted. Ballots where voters made mistakes but where their intentions were clear should be counted. And deadlines to tally ballots in machine and manual recounts should be ignored.

Recount 2000 Is Back! Partisan Posturing on Steroids Rises Like a Florida Dawn

November 10, 2018 - 8:00pm

Democrats are holding rallies, demanding that every vote be counted. Republicans are raising the specter of fraud, accusing Democrats of attempting to “steal” elections. Lawsuits are grabbing headlines, and fundraising requests are flooding inboxes.

And folks on both sides of the aisle, including candidates, are recruiting attorneys and support staff to monitor activities in Florida’s 67 counties as officials recount votes from Tuesday’s elections.

Donald Trump Works His Magic for Scott and DeSantis on Florida's Southwest Coast

November 1, 2018 - 6:00am

James Fahnestock stood in the blazing sun for more than five hours Wednesday while awaiting his first opportunity to see his hero, President Donald Trump, live and in person.

Biden Rallies Democrats for Gillum, Nelson

October 23, 2018 - 6:00am
Joe Biden at USF Monday

Likening the November election to “reclaiming America’s soul, for real,” former Vice President Joe Biden held a crowd of supporters spellbound Monday as he shared a stage with Florida’s top two Democratic candidates as early voting started in many parts of the state.

Weekly Roundup: 'Homes Are Gone, Businesses Are Gone'

October 13, 2018 - 6:00am
Bob Buesing, Janet Cruz and Susan Valdes

For many Floridians, Gov. Rick Scott’s Navy hat might be an unwelcome sight because of an association with impending doom or deadly disasters.

Weekly Roundup: Welcome Sign at the Pearly Gates

Judge Blocks Medical Marijuana License Process

October 4, 2018 - 6:00am

In what could be another delay for Florida’s burgeoning medical-marijuana industry, a Tallahassee judge agreed Wednesday to block state health officials from moving forward with the application process for highly sought-after medical marijuana licenses.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, a Democrat, Backs Nelson

October 2, 2018 - 6:00am
Ricardo Rosselló and Bill Nelson

A little more than a month out from the November election, the courtship of Puerto Ricans in Florida intensified Monday, with the island’s governor throwing his support behind U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in what could be seen as a blow to Nelson’s opponent, Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

High-Profile Witnesses Called in Senate Discrimination Case

September 27, 2018 - 6:00am

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and four high-ranking senators --- including President Joe Negron --- are among the witnesses being asked to testify in a discrimination case filed by legislative aide Rachel Perrin Rogers, who accuses the Senate of retaliation after she filed a sexual harassment complaint last year against former Sen. Jack Latvala.

Weekly Roundup: High Stakes for High Courts

September 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Brett Kavanaugh

Elected officials, political pundits and armchair quarterbacks are fanning the flames of a firestorm over President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, a federal judge who’s been accused of sexual assault at a drunken high-school bash more than three decades ago.

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