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Embattled Rep. Trey Radel thus far is resisting calls from fellow Republicans to resign his seat, as a spokesman said Tuesday that the the freshman Florida congressman is focused on rehabilitation and returning to his job.
Embattled Rep. Trey Radel is resisting calls from fellow Republicans to resign, as a spokesman said Tuesday the freshman Florida Republican is focused on rehabilitation and returning to work.
Florida Democrats in Congress are denouncing a rule issued by their state's health department that bans "navigators" who will help people understand the health care law from working at county health care properties.
In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, President Obama and other anti-gun advocates have called for changing Florida's pro-Second Amendment laws.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott wants the Rev. Jesse Jackson to apologize for calling Florida "the Selma of our time."
A core group of about 15 "Dream Defenders" — so-dubbed for their stated belief in the need for legislative justice for slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — have dug in Tuesday outside the Florida Capitol building, refusing to leave until lawmakers pass a bill to moot the state's "stand your ground" gun laws.
President Obama told a gathering of civil rights leaders at the White House on Monday that his administration is committed to restoring legal protections for minority voting, and a Florida legislator who attended the meeting said his colleagues are motivated by the knowledge that slain black Florida teen Trayvon Martin would have been eligible to vote next year.
Protesters angry over a jury's acquittal of George Zimmerman and upset that Florida Gov. Rick Scott won't order the state Legislature into special session to scale back 'stand your ground laws' are convening their own — a mock legislative hearing to analyze Trayvon Martin's killing.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott had a blunt message to protesters who set up camp at the Capitol building and refused to budge unless the governor called a special session on "stand-your-ground" laws: No.
Supporters of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old shot and killed by George Zimmerman, banding together as a group as Dream Defenders, have taken over Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office and refused to leave until their list of demands is met.
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who left the Republican Party to run for a Senate seat in 2010 as an independent — and, failing that, moved to the Democratic Party two years later — has a new book aimed at showing how he didn't jump political ship. It was rather that the Republican Party abandoned him.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he supports the expansion of Medicaid in his state under President Obama's health care law, a decision that would extend coverage to 308,000 residents.
Easy money from the federal government is hard to resist. After all, it's "free." A key section of Obamacare makes states the offer they can't refuse: Expand eligibility for Medicaid on an unrealistic scale, and Uncle Sam will hand over a big, fat check.
I join Florida Gov. Rick Scott in commending Florida Atlantic University student Ryan Rotela for having the courage to stand up for his faith. I also question why Mr. Rotela's professor, Deandre Poole — someone who demanded students desecrate the name of Jesus — is still in the employ of the university.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott said once the men are apprehended, he will focus on making sure it doesn't happen again.
"The first thing you do when something like this happens is solve the problem you have at hand," he said. "We need to apprehend these individuals and that's what we're doing."