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Mitt Romney Goes to Tallahassee

Updated: 10/05/2011 - Five days ago, Florida decided to hold what could be a critical presidential primary. Now one of the top contenders for the GOP nomination is barnstorming the state.

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Florida Lawmakers Feuding Over Redistricting

Updated: 10/03/2011 - A Florida legislative committee now has less than 60 days to come up with a set of maps redrawing political districts in the state. The political stakes are higher than ever this year and lawmakers are already feuding.

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ESPN Pulls Intro After Williams' Obama Comments

Posted: 10/03/2011 - ESPN is pulling Hank Williams' classic intro song from Monday night's broadcast of the game between Tampa Bay and Indianapolis after the country singer used an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama.

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Yemeni Plane Bombs its Own Soldiers

Posted: 10/02/2011 - SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- At least 30 soldiers fighting al-Qaida in southern Yemen have been killed in an airstrike by a government warplane.

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Clinton Defends Obama

Posted: 10/01/2011 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton is vigorously defending President Barack Obama against what he calls the same anti-government stance he faced during his campaign and two terms in office.

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Bayou La Batre Mayor and Daughter Indicted

Posted: 10/01/2011 - MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- The Bayou La Batre mayor and his daughter have been indicted on charges they defrauded the federal government after Hurricane Katrina.

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Florida Moves Primary

Updated: 09/30/2011 - Florida's presidential primary election is now officially set for January 31. The primary is sure to play a critical role in choosing the republican party's presidential nominee, but there is a downside to the earlier date.

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Georgia Announces Primary Date

Posted: 09/29/2011 - Secretary of State Brian Kemp says Georgia will hold its presidential primary on Super Tuesday.

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Florida Property Tax Cut Up to Voters?

Updated: 09/29/2011 - Florida's property tax collections have fallen by more than $3 billion since 2007. The housing bust has a lot to do with it, but tax cuts passed in Tallahassee play a big role as well. Now lawmakers are considering legislation that would put a property tax cut before voters.

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Florida's Early Primary Could Bring Big Consequences

Updated: 09/28/2011 - Florida is one step closer to playing a pivotal role in the race for the republican presidential nomination. Wednesday, the speaker of the house signaled the state's primary election will be January 31, early enough to give the winner a commanding lead. But an earlier primary would lead to a falling out between the state and national republicans.

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Are Red Light Cameras Worth It?

Updated: 09/27/2011 - Red light cameras are quickly becoming an around the clock presence at intersections in Florida. With every snapshot, those cameras should be generating revenue in fines, but it turns out they aren't.

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Sessions Addresses Debate Over Disaster Funding In CR

Posted: 09/27/2011 - WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today regarding spending offsets for disaster funding in the continuing resolution now under consideration in the Senate

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Republican Caucus Cowed By Scott Beason

Posted: 09/27/2011 - MONTGOMERY — Despite repeatedly dragging Alabama into the national spotlight for his embarrassing and racially inflammatory remarks, Scott Beason (R — Gardendale) has been allowed to retain his position as Chairman of the powerful Senate Rules Committee by his fellow Republicans in the Senate caucus.

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President Obama Gets LinkedIn

Posted: 09/26/2011 - President Obama is taking a high-tech approach to selling his jobs plan. He headed to Silicon Valley to enlist the help of one of the biggest names in social networking.

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Florida Lawmaker Pushes to Repeal Death Penalty

Updated: 09/26/2011 - Florida's death penalty was reinstated nearly 40 years ago, nut now legislation has been filed to put an end to capital punishment. Critics say repeal could free up enough money to make Florida safer.

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San Fransisco Residents Bare All in Protest

Posted: 09/24/2011 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Several dozen men and at least one woman took part in a naked protest in San Francisco's Castro District Saturday.

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Herman Cain Wins FL Straw Poll

Posted: 09/24/2011 - ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Businessman Herman Cain has come out the winner in a Republican presidential straw poll in Florida.

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