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Legislative Leaders Pull Plug on Special Session

August 31, 2010 - 6:00pm

House Speaker Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, slammed the door shut Wednesday on the possibility of another 2010 $60,000-a-day special session to handle the fiscal impact of the oil spill in the Gulf.

Obama's Oval Office Address Declares Iraq Combat Operations Over

August 30, 2010 - 6:00pm

For only the second time in his term, President Barack Obama addressed the American people from the Oval Office on Tuesday night, this time to talk about the end of combat operations in Iraq. He then turned to the war in Afghanistan and the economy.

Florida Becoming Front Line in Battle for Congress

August 30, 2010 - 6:00pm

Needing to pick up 39 seats to take control from the Democrats, Republicans are dreaming of picking up more U.S. House seats -- and Florida is in the front line of their effort to take the gavel from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as they focus on four possibilities to pick up seats.

Political Bits and Pieces

August 25, 2010 - 6:00pm

While he may be an icon among Florida Democrats, former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham blasted the Obama administration on Wednesday for agreeing to expand offshore drilling in March, before the oil spill in the Gulf. Currently serving as co-chairman of the National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, Graham said the president should have consulted with federal environmental officials before agreeing to expand drilling

Dramatic Results in Primary Battles for House Seats

August 24, 2010 - 6:00pm

With all 120 House seats up in November, there were some dramatic results in the Tuesday primaries.

Incumbents Prevail in Senate Races, but New Faces Emerge

August 24, 2010 - 6:00pm

Republicans and Democrats cast ballots in 10 state Senate districts across Florida Tuesday. While some incumbents faced primary challenges, all of them prevailed. And look for some different faces in the Senate -- even if they have familiar names.

Incumbents and Favorites Hold On in Congressional Primaries

August 23, 2010 - 6:00pm

While the close battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meeks demolishing of Jeff Greene for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate election won the headlines, there were a number of dramatic contests in congressional primaries across Florida on Tuesday.

Democrat Meek, Republican Rubio Win U.S. Senate Bids

August 23, 2010 - 6:00pm

Despite billionaire Jeff Greene unleashing millions against him, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate election on Tuesday.

Close Contests Across Florida on Primary Day

August 22, 2010 - 6:00pm

This is it -- primary Election Day in Florida -- in a state of increasing national importance and political vigor. As the rest of America watches -- for that matter, as Florida intently watches itself -- voters go to the polls to decide who will be their party's nominees in Novembers general election.

In Shadow of Differing New Polls, McCollum, Scott Engage in Down-to-the-Wire Slugfest

August 22, 2010 - 6:00pm

Just like the 12th round of a close title fight when both boxers go for the knockout, Attorney General Bill McCollum and health-care executive Rick Scott, the leading candidates for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, are trying to land uppercuts and hooks before the bell, on this, the last day before the primary.

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