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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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Brunswick, Ga. Officials Got Severance Payments

Posted: 09/24/2011 - The Brunswick News reports that two departing city officials are receiving severance pay that's supposed to be available to them only if they're fired or asked to resign.

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Perry: Mistake by Rivals to Skip Fla. Test Vote

Posted: 09/24/2011 - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry has told supporters in Florida that his rivals for the 2012 nomination are making a mistake by skipping an early test vote in the state.

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President Obama Addresses the United Nations

Posted: 09/21/2011 - President Obama used his speech to the United Nations general assembly Wednesday to try to convince Palestinians to put off plans for statehood.

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Fla. Clemency Board Slow to Pardon

Posted: 09/21/2011 - If you're convicted of a crime in Florida, the judge doesn't necessarily have the final say. Four times a year, Governor Rick Scott and the state clemency board get to weigh in. Convicted felons can go free and ex-cons can have their civil rights restored, but mercy is becoming a rarity.

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Funeral Mass Underway for Ted Kennedy's Daughter

Posted: 09/21/2011 - Kara Kennedy, the oldest of three children of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, was being remembered at funeral services as a thoughtful friend and devoted mother who also had a mischievous side.

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Fla. Teacher Merit Pay Law Expanding to College Professors?

Updated: 09/20/2011 - Last spring, Florida lawmakers passed a law tying teacher pay to student test scores. Now there's talk of taking that system to college campuses with the goal of improving graduation rates. Opposition to *this* plan could be even more intense.

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Republicans Criticize President Obama's Deficit Plan

Updated: 09/19/2011 - President Obama's debt reduction plan is drawing sharp criticism from republicans. The president wants to raise taxes on the rich, but republicans say that's a non-starter.

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Florida Redistricting Begins

Updated: 09/19/2011 - Florida lawmakers are getting down to business on redistricting. Over the next six months, they'll be carving out the sunshine state's new legislative and congressional district boundaries, and the stakes have rarely been higher.

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Roby Speaks on Floor of congress

Posted: 09/15/2011 - (WASHINGON, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Martha Roby delivered a speech today on the House floor recognizing the important role of military families. Representing several military installations in her district, and as a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Roby is an advocate for America’s service men and women, and their families.

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Florida Teacher Merit Pay Law Under Fire

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Last spring, the Florida legislature passed a controversial law making it easier to fire teachers. Supporters say it's a way of weeding out ineffective educators, but now the state teacher's union is filing suit, calling the law unconstitutional.

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Sessions: NASA Announcement is Good News for Alabama

Posted: 09/14/2011 - WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following comments today after NASA announced it had selected the design of the new Space Launch System:

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Rep. Roby Meets with Maj. Gen. Crutchfield

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Rep. Martha Roby met with Major General Anthony Crutchfield, Commanding General for U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Ft. Rucker, in her Washington, D.C., office on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

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Jackie O's Antiquated Views 'Horrified' Grandkids

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Caroline Kennedy says her daughters were "horrified" listening to taped interviews of grandmother Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' old-fashioned views on the role of women.

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