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  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:04:21 GMT
    For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether...
    For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama...
  • Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA

    Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:54:58 GMT
    Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...
    The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
  • SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

    SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:54:41 GMT
    Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.
    Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.
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  • Crist, Scott battle to 'educate' voters

    Crist, Scott battle to 'educate' voters

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:24:37 GMT
    How do you know Charlie Crist is trying to start a conversation about education? He showed up at a campaign event in Tampa in a school bus as supporters held campaign signs that look like blackboards.
    How do you know Charlie Crist is trying to start a conversation about education? He showed up at a campaign event in Tampa in a school bus as supporters held campaign signs that look like blackboards.
  • Crist, Scott setting records for unpopularity

    Crist, Scott setting records for unpopularity

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:40:08 GMT
    Statistician Nate Silver earned a reputation for calling elections. His site, Fivethirtyeight.com, currently shows Florida's race for governor is a tossup. But it also shows Governor Rick Scott and Charlie Crist could make history for being so unpopular.
    Statistician Nate Silver earned a reputation for calling elections. His site, Fivethirtyeight.com, currently shows Florida's race for governor is a tossup. But it also shows Governor Rick Scott and Charlie Crist could make history for being so unpopular.
  • Fasano: Fake farmland is costing taxpayers

    Fasano: Fake farmland is costing taxpayers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:48:08 GMT
    Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano said property owners are getting agricultural tax breaks who do not actively farm their land. He said it's a problem that's burning citizens in his county and across the state.
    Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano said property owners are getting agricultural tax breaks who do not actively farm their land. He said it's a problem that's burning citizens in his county and across the state.
  • Crist taps party vice-chair Taddeo as running mate

    Crist taps party vice-chair Taddeo as running mate

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:51:42 GMT
    Charlie Crist has selected Annette Taddeo as his running mate in his campaign for governor. Taddeo is a Democratic activist from South Florida and founder and CEO of language translation company called LanguageSpeak.
    Charlie Crist has selected Annette Taddeo as his running mate in his campaign for governor. Taddeo is a Democratic activist from South Florida and founder and CEO of language translation company called LanguageSpeak.
  • Legislature will not challenge redistricting ruling

    Legislature will not challenge redistricting ruling

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:21:45 GMT
    The Florida Legislature will not challenge the ruling that state lawmakers violated the law in drawing two U.S. House districts. Leadership has agreed to redraw the districts, but they do not want to do that until after this year's election.
    The Florida Legislature will not challenge the ruling that state lawmakers violated the law in drawing two U.S. House districts. Leadership has agreed to redraw the districts, but they do not want to do that until after this year's election.
  • In historic trial, Florida Legislature accused of breaking its own laws

    In historic trial, Florida Legislature accused of breaking its own laws

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:27:51 GMT

    In 2010, Florida passed legislation saying our lawmakers cannot draw districts to favor incumbents, or members of a political party. Now, a coalition of groups is suing legislators, claiming they violated those standards by drawing districts that favor Republicans. The landmark trial on the issue got underway this week.

    In 2010, Florida passed legislation saying our lawmakers cannot draw districts to favor incumbents, or members of a political party. Now, a coalition of groups is suing legislators, claiming they violated those standards by drawing districts that favor Republicans. The landmark trial on the issue got underway this week.


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