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Jim Morrison may win indecent exposure pardon 40 years onupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 13:10:00

The charismatic but unpredictable lead singer of American rock band The Doors could be about to receive a posthumous pardon almost 40 years after being convicted of exposing himself on stage.

He said, he saidupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 09:01:00

Timeline of Kendrick Meek, Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist reacting to allegations Pres. Clinton asked Meek to drop out.

Dems make a mess of Florida U.S. Senate raceupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 09:01:00

So let me get this straight: Rep. Kendrick Meek was the first candidate to declare that he would run for the U.S. Senate in Florida, faced down a billionaire to win the Democratic nomination -- and with polls showing him third in a three-way race, it's now his fault that Republican Marco Rubio may win?

Henry in the House: Meek story shows Dem fears of Senate wipeoutupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 19:02:00

The point that many people seem to be missing in the Florida Senate saga is that this whole mess actually has very little to do with Rep. Kendrick Meek or the Sunshine State -- it's all about a much broader fear among senior Democrats that they may be about to lose control of the chamber.

Meek: I'm not dropping outupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 19:02:00

Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Kendrick Meek says he is not dropping out of the Florida race.

Meek says Crist tried to talk him into quitting Senate bidupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 12:35:00

Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek said it was Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and not former President Bill Clinton who asked him to end his Senate bid in Florida.

Debate fireworksupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 13:35:00

During the Florida senate debate on CNN's State of the Union, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist gets some heat for changing his political party.

Candidates gang up in Senate debateupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 13:35:00

The three-way Florida Senate race seemed more of a two-sided contest Sunday as Republican front-runner Marco Rubio's opponents both targeted him in a debate on CNN's "State of the Union."

Florida appeals court strikes down gay adoption banupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 18:13:00

A Florida appeals court Wednesday struck down a state law barring gay men and lesbians from adoption on the basis of equal protection under law.

Marco Rubio: 'I represent the things I stand for'updated: Wed Sep 08 2010 12:24:00

For Marco Rubio, life was simpler when it was tea time all the time.

Marco Rubio's changing message?updated: Wed Sep 08 2010 12:24:00

Marco Rubio appears to be modifying his message as he seeks a Senate seat. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Final kill of Gulf oil well on hold as crews fish for drill pipeupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 20:56:00

Three weeks after BP plugged its crippled Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico with cement and mud from above, crews are "fishing" for pieces of drill pipe that need to be removed from inside the well's blowout preventer before crews can move on to the "bottom kill" -- the permanent fix for the well.

Greene's green fuels Senate campaign in Floridaupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 15:44:00

Jeff Greene has deep pockets, and just hours before the polls closed Tuesday in Florida, this billionaire real estate investor, turned unlikely Democratic Senate contender, vowed to dig deep if he wins his party's nomination.

Coming up, not your average midtermsupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 09:34:00

Not all midterm election years are created equal. They are, after all, typically low-turnout and high-intensity affairs, where little changes. But this fall is set to be high stakes and high drama, with great stories dotting the political landscape and control of Congress hanging in the balance.

Florida governor praises White House after Biden visitupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 21:33:00

Florida's Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist had kind words Tuesday for the Obama administration after Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the Gulf Coast hours earlier.

Oil crisis turns U.S. politics upside downupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 17:17:00

The BP oil spill is defining the political landscape in the summer of 2010 as much as the rise of the Tea Party did in 2009. It is driving the national debate, and changing the way we think about both government and business.

Oil soaks miles of Pensacola Beachupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 16:42:00

When you're on vacation or live in a coastal community, it's a symbol you simply don't want to see: a no-swimming sign, along with a beach health advisory.

Florida race could haunt Democrats in 2012updated: Fri Jun 11 2010 12:41:00

A lot of attention this week was focused on female candidates finishing first in Senate and gubernatorial primaries in California, Arkansas, Nevada and South Carolina. Their successes were huge -- involving such feats as fighting back against salacious rumors of affairs and charges of buying an election, fending off a huge battle against big labor and riding the Tea Party Express to victory.

Obama returns to Louisiana for oil spill updateupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 16:38:00

President Barack Obama returned to Louisiana Friday -- the president's second trip to the Gulf region in two weeks as the administration continued its efforts to contain the BP oil spill and stay on top of what has now become a major political issue.

Oil spill: Underwater cap explainedupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 23:38:00

CNN's Brian Todd explains underwater efforts by engineers preparing to cut the oil well's pipe and put a cap over it.

BP drops diamond saw; 'top hat' plan backupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 23:38:00

BP has abandoned its original plan to use a diamond wire cutter that its engineers had hoped would cleanly cut the riser pipe spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It will instead use a more effective, if less precise, cutter, the federal government's point man on the disaster said Wednesday.

Ex-GOP official accused of 6 felonies in Floridaupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 13:22:00

Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer was charged Wednesday with six felony counts for allegedly directing state party funds to his consulting company, which then paid him.

Rubio's troubling immigration flip-flopupdated: Thu May 13 2010 18:21:00

For much of this election season, I saw a lot to admire in Marco Rubio. I liked the independence and courage he showed in going against the Republican Party establishment by challenging Gov. Charlie Crist in the U.S. Senate race in Florida. And when Rubio was viciously and unfairly attacked by presumptuous white liberals for not being authentically Latino, I liked him even more.

More moderate vs. conservative GOP battles aheadupdated: Wed May 05 2010 12:07:00

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's expected announcement Thursday that he is giving up his bid for the Republican Party's Senate nomination and instead running as an independent is just one chapter in a wider war for the heart and soul of the GOP.

Crist quits GOP primary, stage set for three-way raceupdated: Wed May 05 2010 12:07:00

Declaring that his only loyalty is to the people of his state, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced Thursday that he will run for the United States Senate as an independent rather than a Republican.

Gov. Crist goes Independentupdated: Wed May 05 2010 12:07:00

Florida Governor Charlie Crist has announced that he will run as an Independent in his bid for the U.S. Senate.

Crist's party switch a 'Hail Mary' pass?updated: Wed May 05 2010 12:06:00

Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist wants independents to back his bid to become Florida's next senator. But he might not be exactly what they are looking for.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist goes it aloneupdated: Wed May 05 2010 12:06:00

Freddy Balsera, CNN's Candy Crowley and Erick Erickson talk about the evolving Florida Senate Race with CNN's John King.

Rubio depicts himself as conservative with mainstream policiesupdated: Wed May 05 2010 12:04:00

Having all but secured the Republican nomination for Florida's open Senate seat, Marco Rubio said his view of conservative principles is well within the mainstream of U.S. political ideology and downplayed the decision of his one-time rival, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, to abandon the GOP primary.

Rubio: 'I don't embrace Washington'updated: Wed May 05 2010 12:04:00

Marco Rubio, who's running for Senate in Florida, says he wants to change the way Washington works.

Analysis: Florida's Rubio, an outsider, avoids establishment labelupdated: Tue May 04 2010 17:22:00

Marco Rubio said Tuesday he would welcome Republican leaders to Florida to campaign on his behalf, but emphasized that he is not embracing the ways of Washington even though he is now the GOP establishment's favorite son.

Crist's move shows it's all about winningupdated: Sat May 01 2010 14:50:00

Why do we bother with the notion that politicians today are great statesman or stateswomen who are willing to put their personal ambitions aside in pursuit of the greater good?

Crist a victim of Tea Party -- and himselfupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 07:31:00

The governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, is announcing today that he will not run as a Republican for the open U.S. Senate race, but will seek that office as an independent.

Crist to run as an Independentupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 16:13:00

A GOP fund-raiser says Florida Governor Charlie Crist will run for Senate as an Independent instead of a Republican.

Crist to run for Senate as nonaligned candidate, source saysupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 16:13:00

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has decided to run as a nonaligned candidate rather than compete for the Republican Party nomination in his bid for the Senate, a GOP fundraiser tells CNN.

Crowley: Lawmakers get 'conceptual' on reformupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 16:51:00

Reform or no financial reform deal?

Florida reform school investigation finds no grounds for prosecutionsupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 09:17:00

Their stories were chilling: Students at a reform school recounted beatings and sexual assaults at the hands of school administrators and other employees who were supposed to be taking care of them.

A year later, 'The Hug' returns to spotlight in Florida Senate battleupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 10:43:00

Fort Myers, Florida, is home to nearby beach resorts, exotic birds and the spring training facility for the Boston Red Sox.

Medical evacuations of Haitians set to resumeupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 10:19:00

Flights transporting critically injured Haitians to the United States are set to resume Monday morning, according to a spokeswoman for a University of Miami team of volunteers in Port-au-Prince.

Airlifts of injured suspendedupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 10:19:00

Flights transporting injured Haitians into the U.S. have temporarily been suspended because of logistical issues.

White House: Medical evacuations of Haitians to resumeupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 22:31:00

Flights transporting critically injured Haitians into the United States will resume within a few hours, the White House announced Sunday afternoon.

Medical airlifts in Haitiupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 22:31:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti examines what temporarily halted airlifts for victims of Haiti earthquake.

U.S. military: Evacuations of injured Haitians suspendedupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 13:50:00

Flights transporting critically injured Haitians into the United States have temporarily been suspended because of logistical issues, including a lack of space, a White House spokesman said Saturday in response to reports of a dispute over who would pay for patients' care.

Democrats need to learn to compromiseupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 13:23:00

With Tea Party activists brewing their own strain of conservativism, Republicans are waging a fierce battle amongst themselves over what it means to be a member of the Grand Old Party.

Where have Dems gone wrong?updated: Tue Jan 26 2010 11:16:00

A panel traces the missteps of the Democrats in the months leading up to last night's upset loss of a Senate seat.

Angry voters could affect both partiesupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 11:16:00

Democrats and Republicans woke up this week with a fresh perspective on the midterm elections.

Analysis: GOP facing more bitter battlesupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 14:32:00

As primary battles go, this one's pretty ugly.

Party chairmen face offupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 14:32:00

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine and RNC Chairman Michael Steele engage in a heated debate on jobs and health care reform.

Analysis: Contentious primaries will precede 2010 Senate electionsupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 10:20:00

Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to leave the Republican Party in April handed President Obama a key vote in the Senate, and Specter was rewarded by quickly being endorsed by the president and Democratic leaders in his bid for re-election next year.

Republicans heading for a bloodbath in Floridaupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 14:10:00

The Republican fratricide in the November 3 special election in upstate New York may prove just an opening round of an even more spectacular bloodbath in Florida in 2010.

Question marks for GOP in New York district and beyondupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 10:38:00

If Democrats suffer a loss in an upstate New York congressional race Tuesday, it could well spark an uneasy celebration among Republican leaders.

New York election rebellionupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 10:38:00

The Republican candidate bows out of a New York Congressional race. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Crist announces senate runupdated: Tue May 12 2009 16:02:00

Florida Governor Charlie Crist announces his candidacy for senate.

Crist gives GOP 'big fish' in 2010 Senate electionsupdated: Tue May 12 2009 16:02:00

Score a big one for John Cornyn.

Florida governor announces run for Senateupdated: Tue May 12 2009 14:26:00

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced Tuesday he would not run for re-election next year and instead will seek the seat being vacated by retiring GOP Sen. Mel Martinez.

Florida governor to run for Senate, sources sayupdated: Mon May 11 2009 14:53:00

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will announce Tuesday he will forgo another bid for governor and instead run for the Senate, two Republican sources tell CNN.

Investigating reform school's past won't be easyupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 17:47:00

Disturbing memories came rushing back when four men in their 60s, who call themselves the "White House Boys," started sharing stories over the Internet about their experiences at the Florida School for Boys.

'White House Boys' win inquiry of reform school gravesupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 14:57:00

Four men, now in their 60s, met over the Internet, shared stories about the darkest days of their pasts and spurred an investigation into 32 graves at a reform school.

Graves search at reform schoolupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 14:57:00

CNN Sr. Producer Rich Phillips discusses the search of 32 graves ordered at a reform school.

Time.com: Can Florida Avoid Another Election Day Meltdown?updated: Mon Nov 03 2008 18:00:00

The Sunshine State has come a long way since the butterfly ballots and hanging chads of the 2000 recount. But there are still potential pitfalls for what promises to be a very tight race.

Time.com: What's Got McCain Down in Floridaupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 01:00:00

The Republican nominee has Charlie Crist and a GOP-controlled legislature behind him, but his campaign's negative tone isn't playing well in a state tired of bitter partisanship

Time.com: US Sugar Everglades Land Sale Delayedupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 14:00:00

A gigantic land deal for a territory larger than the city of Chicago, intended to help restore the dying Everglades, has been delayed as both sides work out details of the proposal for the state to buy some 300 square miles from U.S. Sugar Corp

Crist: Ike a 'dangerous storm'updated: Sun Sep 07 2008 16:26:00

Florida Governor Charlie Crist holds a news conference on Hurricane Ike preps.

Tourists, residents scramble to flee Caribbean as Ike strengthensupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 16:26:00

Ike strengthened to an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm Saturday near the Turks and Caicos Islands with winds near 135 mph, said the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.

Time.com: Could Florida Survive the Big One?updated: Fri Sep 05 2008 18:25:00

The next big hurricane could leave the state not merely damaged but in financial ruin

Time.com: Bush, Cheney to Skip Conventionupdated: Sun Aug 31 2008 12:50:00

President Bush, Vice President Cheney and prominent governors decided on Sunday to skip the Republican National Convention

Time.com: 10 Dead, Fay Makes Fourth Landfallupdated: Sat Aug 23 2008 13:00:00

Tropical Storm Fay began wrapping up its disastrous slog across Florida on Saturday by making a record fourth landfall on the Panhandle's coast

Fay drenches parts of Florida; Crist asks Bush for helpupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 23:56:00

Tropical Storm Fay, stalled near Cape Canaveral, Florida, soaked portions of east-central Florida late Wednesday, and the National Hurricane Center said it could dump 30 inches of rain in some areas of the state.

Twisters spotted as Fay sweeps across southern Floridaupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 22:00:00

At least seven possible tornadoes were reported Tuesday in eastern Florida as Tropical Storm Fay battered parts of the state with high winds and heavy rain, the National Hurricane Center said.

Florida to buy 'missing link' of Everglades for $1.7 billionupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 14:53:00

The state of Florida has agreed to buy nearly 200,000 acres of land from a major sugar producer in a $1.7 billion deal to help restore the Everglades, Gov. Charlie Crist announced Tuesday.

Time.com: Booting US Sugar from the Evergladesupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 08:00:00

At a press conference in the Everglades, Florida governor Charlie Crist announces a $1.75 billion deal to buy the U.S. Sugar Corp.

McCain clinches Republican prizeupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 12:40:00

Coming out of Super Tuesday, McCain was the biggest winner with most state victories, including big states like New York and California, and well on the way to getting the 1,191 delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination.

Time.com: Hurricane Season: Cloudy Forecastsupdated: Fri May 30 2008 13:00:00

The tropical storm season starts Sunday, and climatologists are again predicting a bad one. But does anyone trust them?

Blazes coming under control in Florida, officials sayupdated: Wed May 14 2008 09:02:00

Most wildfires across Florida were contained Tuesday, including a blaze that charred more than 3,500 acres and caused $9.6 million in damage in the city of Palm Bay.

Florida town pushed to brink to battle wildfireupdated: Mon May 12 2008 23:03:00

A wildfire sapped a Florida town's resources Monday as it damaged or destroyed at least 50 homes, according to city officials who are investigating the blaze as a possible arson.

Wildfires burn in Floridaupdated: Mon May 12 2008 23:03:00

Smoke pours from a large wildfire in Malabar, Florida.

Time.com: Crist Revels in the Florida Spotlightupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 16:00:00

The governor defends the state's controversial decision to move up its primary - and relishes all the attention

Feds OK drought deal letting Georgia keep more waterupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 16:12:00

Federal biologists said Friday they had signed off on a plan aimed at providing relief to the drought-parched Southeast, under which more water will be retained in Georgia instead of being released into Florida.

Time.com: Voting Out E-Voting Machinesupdated: Sat Nov 03 2007 15:00:00

Less than a decade after embracing new election technology, Florida is leading the country back to the paper trail

SI.com: Intern of the Week: FSU QB Drew Weatherford gets crash course in politics updated: Thu Jul 19 2007 02:26:00

Name: Drew Weatherford School: Florida State Year: Junior (redshirt) Age: 22 Major: Finance and Real Estate Internship: Working in Florida Governor Charlie Crist's Office of Legislative Affairs (unpaid) Hours: 8-11:30 a.m. until practice starts in August

Time.com: The Sunshine State vs. Global Warmingupdated: Fri Jul 13 2007 15:15:00

Florida Governor Charlie Crist stages a summit to prove that Republicans are environmentalists too

CNNMoney: Florida sets tough new greenhouse gas limitsupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 22:29:00

Florida, the fourth most-populous U.S. state, is expected to impose strict new air-pollution standards that aim to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050, according to draft regulations released Wednesday.

Plane crashes into homesupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 06:24:00

Plane crashes into homes

5 killed, including 2 children, when plane crashes into homesupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 06:24:00

A small plane crashed into two homes Tuesday in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, killing five people -- the pilot, his passenger, and an adult and two children inside the houses.

Judge in Anna Nicole Smith case says he'll retireupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 11:39:00

The Florida judge noted for his unorthodox oversight of the Anna Nicole Smith case says he is retiring at the end of July.

Time.com: Behind Florida's Property Tax Revoltupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 02:50:00

Like California a generation ago, the Sunshine State is moving toward providing relief for overburdened homeowners

Floridians staggered by 160-mph windupdated: Sat Feb 03 2007 03:33:00

Stunned residents, working in the rain Saturday, poked through debris for pieces of their lives deposited the day before by central Florida storms and a tornado whose winds reached 160-165 mph.

Tornadoes kill at least 19 in Floridaupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 06:45:00

At least 19 people were killed in one county Friday as catastrophic storms packing tornadoes raked across central Florida.

CNNMoney: New pressure on cable TVupdated: Thu Dec 08 2005 06:13:00

The Federal Communications Commission has asked Time Warner and Comcast for an unusual amount of information in its review of their proposed $17.6 billion purchase of the assets of bankrupt cable operator Adelphia Communications, according to a published report Thursday.

CNNMoney: Identity theft for automobiles?updated: Fri May 20 2005 08:06:00

Now your car may also be at risk of identity theft.

Florida lawsuits allege price gougingupdated: Tue Aug 17 2004 12:25:00

Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist filed lawsuits Tuesday against two hotels he said engaged in price gouging and other unfair practices as people fled Hurricane Charley.

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