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Feds Open 26,000+ Miles of the Gulf to Fishing

July 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday that because no oil has been spotted in the area for the last 30 days, it would reopen more than 26,000 miles of Gulf waters to fishing, effective at 6 p.m.

Polls Reveal Battle for U.S. Senate Up in the Air

July 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

Two polls released Thursday reveal that the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. George LeMieux remains uncertain, with a tight race at the top and a close battle for the Democratic nomination.

Republican AG Candidates Set to Debate July 31

July 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

Locked in a close primary battle with a little over a month until the primary election, the three candidates fighting it out for the Republican nomination for attorney general announced late Wednesday that they will hold a debate Saturday, July 31.

Poll Reveals a Struggling Bill McCollum

July 20, 2010 - 6:00pm

A poll released Wednesday reveals that Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum is in deep trouble.

Political Bits and Pieces

July 20, 2010 - 6:00pm

The Republican Party of Florida announced on Wednesday that their chairman, Sen. John Thrasher, R-Jacksonville, would be hosting a dinner in September at Lake Buena Vista with the GOP candidates for statewide office and former RNC boss and possible 2012 presidential hopeful, Gov.

Congress Prolongs Agony by Extending Unemployment Benefits

July 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls the latest extension of unemployment benefits a "stimulus" for the economy, but some economists see diminishing returns, and still more extensions ahead.

New Poll Finds Charlie Crist Leads Marco Rubio in U.S. Senate Race

July 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

Public Policy Polling (PPP) released a poll Tuesday showing that Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate in the race for the U.S. Senate election, is the clear leader in the race.

Charlie Crist, Statewide Candidates Sound Off on Short Legislative Session

July 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

With the House and Senate adjourning instead of forwarding a proposed constitutional amendment banning oil drilling in Florida waters, candidates for statewide office promptly offered their opinions on the Legislatures quick session.

Senate Adjourns Without Passing Oil Ban

July 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

Senate backers of a motion that would have let voters decide whether to put an oil ban in the Florida Constitution said they were ready to go, primed for Tuesday's special session -- only to have the Senate follow the House's lead and adjourn without a fight.

House Spikes Charlie Crist's Special Session

July 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

Throwing down the gauntlet at Gov. Charlie Crist who left the Republican Party earlier in the year, House Speaker Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, convened the special session of the Legislature -- and adjourned it 43 minutes later -- rejecting the governors call to put a proposed constitutional amendment banning oil drilling in state waters on the November ballot.

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