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  • AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

    AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:02:54 GMT
    Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in five American cities.
    Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend...
  • House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

    House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:52:06 GMT
    The House has passed a bill that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.
    The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.
  • House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy

    House passes bills highlighting IRS controversy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:44:30 GMT
    The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.
    The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.
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  • Former senator: Government, FBI hiding full 9/11 story

    Former senator: Government, FBI hiding full 9/11 story

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:01:50 GMT
    Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham co-chaired the 9/11 investigation in Congress and helped write classified documents that he says reveal Al Qaeda had help launching the September 11th attacks. He claims there is evidence of a terror-support network in the United States, that supported Al Qaeda, and may still be in place for ISIS today.

    Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham co-chaired the 9/11 investigation in Congress and helped write classified documents that he says reveal Al Qaeda had help launching the September 11th attacks. He claims there is evidence of a terror-support network in the United States, that supported Al Qaeda, and may still be in place for ISIS today.


  • Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie says he is in it to win it

    Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie says he is in it to win it

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:57:31 GMT
    His biggest challenge, so far, has been getting his name out there, and he's not concerned with the notion that he's just stealing votes from the two major gubernatorial candidates.Third party candidate and Libertarian Adrian Wyllie said he's in it to win it, even though only 20 to 25 percent of Floridians know his name.
    His biggest challenge, so far, has been getting his name out there, and he's not concerned with the notion that he's just stealing votes from the two major gubernatorial candidates.Third party candidate and Libertarian Adrian Wyllie said he's in it to win it, even though only 20 to 25 percent of Floridians know his name.
  • In depth: John Morgan & Grady Judd on medical marijuana amendment

    In depth: John Morgan & Grady Judd on medical marijuana amendment

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:10:07 GMT
    When Florida voters go to the polls in November, one issue could overshadow every race from governor to school board: Constitutional Amendment 2. That's the one titled "use of marijuana for certain medical conditions.
    When Florida voters go to the polls in November, one issue could overshadow every race from governor to school board: Constitutional Amendment 2. That's the one titled "use of marijuana for certain medical conditions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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