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Florida defies DOJ with voter roll purgeupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 09:19:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to Florida Rep. Tom Rooney about the politics of purging the state's voter rolls.

Did politics drive prosecution in Trayvon Martin case?updated: Tue Jun 19 2012 09:39:00

Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz recently claimed that Special Prosecutor Angela Corey, who charged George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, threatened to sue Dershowitz for libel and slander and to have him disbarred.

Justice Department lawsuit challenges Florida voter purgeupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 17:42:00

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to stop the state of Florida from purging voters from registration rolls.

DOJ says it will sue Florida over voting rolls purgeupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 01:27:00

In the latest volley in the ongoing battle over Florida voter lists, the Justice Department has sent a letter stating it will take legal action against the state, citing violations of voting rights laws.

Florida intent on denying people the right to voteupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 08:39:00

It wouldn't be an election year without Florida exhibiting its usual despicable efforts to keep residents from voting.

Debating hazing at universitiesupdated: Fri May 04 2012 05:29:00

Roland Martin and Ricky Jones discuss opposing views on resolving hazing at colleges.

9 charged with hazing at University of Florida fraternityupdated: Fri May 04 2012 05:29:00

Nine men have been charged with hazing for their alleged part in an initiation rite into a University of Florida fraternity earlier this year.

Federal judge issues injunction against drug testing of Florida state employeesupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 13:31:00

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction against Florida Gov. Rick Scott's order to test most state employees for drug use, according to a ruling filed Thursday.

Task force to consider 'stand your ground' after Trayvon Martin deathupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 05:30:00

Florida authorities have picked 17 people to tackle a heated question brought on by the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin: whether the state's "stand your ground law" should be changed.

Media, race and polarizationupdated: Sun Apr 01 2012 14:02:00

"Reliable Sources" examines the racial and ideological polarization surrounding Trayvon Martin's case.

Trayvon Martin's parents seek federal review of prosecutorupdated: Sun Apr 01 2012 14:02:00

Trayvon Martin's parents will ask the U.S. Justice Department to review a local Florida prosecutor's interactions with police investigating the teen's shooting death, the family's lawyer said.

Prosecutor in Trayvon Martin case vows 'blank slate'updated: Fri Mar 23 2012 16:07:00

The prosecutor investigating the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin said her team is traveling to Sanford, Florida, with a "blank slate."

Suspect arrested after attack at Washington state courthouseupdated: Sat Mar 10 2012 19:00:00

Authorities arrested Saturday a suspect who allegedly shot a female officer, stabbed a judge and fled a Washington state courthouse, an official said.

Officials: Judge stabbed, officer shot in Washington stateupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 21:59:00

Officers from multiple agencies in western Washington state were looking for a suspect who fled a courthouse Friday after allegedly shooting a female officer and stabbing a judge who came to her assistance, officials said.

A look into how to stop hazingupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 05:29:00

Walter Kimbrough, President of Philander Smith College, discusses the culture of hazing and how to stop it.

Church Pleads for Florida Crash Survivorupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 12:55:00

15 year old Lidiane Carmo lost her entire family in a deadly Florida crash. But she may face another threat: deportation.

Only students can truly end hazingupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 09:42:00

In November 2010, I watched "HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" and saw a piece on the hazing antics at several historically black colleges and fraternities. I took to Twitter to share my thoughts on the issue.

FAMU president to stay in office during hazing probeupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 22:14:00

Florida A&M University President James Ammons will stay in office during a hazing investigation, the school's board decided Monday.

Florida A&M band member's death ruled a homicideupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 19:29:00

The death of Robert Champion Jr., the 26-year-old Florida A&M University student and drum major who died last month after a suspected hazing incident, has been ruled a homicide, according to a medical examiner.

FAMU students protest governor's call for president to resign updated: Fri Dec 16 2011 10:20:00

Florida Gov. Rick Scott met late Thursday with a group of several hundred Florida A&M students upset over his recommendation that trustees suspend the school's president in the wake of alleged hazing and "financial irregularities."

Florida governor urges FAMU trustees to suspend presidentupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 23:01:00

Florida Gov. Rick Scott "has strongly recommended" that the trustees of Florida A&M University suspend, "effective immediately," the school's president in the wake of alleged hazing and "financial irregularities," the governor's office announced Thursday.

Lawyer: FAMU administrators turned 'blind eye' to hazing reportsupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 20:52:00

An attorney for the family of a Florida A&M University drum major who died suddenly last month accused the school of "turning a blind eye" to reports of hazing.

FAMU drum major's family to sue after suspected hazing death updated: Mon Nov 28 2011 07:35:00

The family of Robert Champion, a Florida university drum major who died on November 20, will hold a news conference Monday where they will announce their decision to file a lawsuit against the school.

Florida governor visits NASA facility to talk jobsupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 11:23:00

Florida's governor sent a message to the aerospace industry Tuesday: the state supports Kennedy Space Center's future.

Florida's debated welfare drug-screen measure kicks inupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 22:21:00

A controversial law requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening has gone into effect in Florida.

Flames kill 2 Florida firefighters, injure 2 othersupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 00:24:00

A pair of firefighters died in north Florida on Monday while battling the Blue Ribbon wildfire in Hamilton County, the Florida Division of Forestry said.

CNNMoney: Florida teachers sue state in pension disputeupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 16:28:00

Florida teachers have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the state from requiring them to contribute 3% of their pay towards their pensions.

Nearly 400 wildfires burning in lightning-hammered Floridaupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 16:12:00

As many as 30 to 40 new wildfires have been breaking out daily in Florida amid persistent dry conditions, fire officials said Wednesday.

Fires nearing Florida wildlife refugeupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 19:10:00

Two fires have merged, coming dangerously close to protected areas in Florida's Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

Governor defends welfare drug testsupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 18:03:00

Gov. Rick Scott defends recent legislation that requires adults applying for welfare assistance to take a drug test.

Florida governor defends measure requiring drug tests for welfareupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 18:03:00

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday defended recent legislation that requires adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screenings, saying the law provides "personal accountability."

Florida governor signs welfare drug-screen measureupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 05:58:00

Saying it is "unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction," Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed legislation requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening.

Bath salts banned in Floridaupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 05:58:00

Florida outlaws bath salts, a synthetic drug that has been compared to cocaine and methamphetamines. WJHG reports.

CNNMoney: Florida and Texas in jobs pissing matchupdated: Sat May 21 2011 12:16:00

Call it the Battle of the Ricks.

Florida rejects federal fundsupdated: Tue May 10 2011 06:24:00

Gov. Rick Scott turns down federal funding for a high speed rail project saying "the risks outweigh the benefits."

CNNMoney: No big tax cuts for Florida businessesupdated: Tue May 03 2011 15:55:00

Cutting taxes may sound good, but it sure isn't easy to do.

Florida tourism gets a $30 million boost from BPupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 16:21:00

Tourism in Florida is getting a $30 mililon boost from BP, state officials said Monday.

Judge throws out inmate's motions in Casey Anthony murder caseupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 17:08:00

Enough is enough, a Florida judge said Wednesday, barring a Michigan inmate with no standing from filing any more motions in the Casey Anthony murder case.

Jury costs in upcoming Casey Anthony trial estimated at $361,000updated: Fri Mar 25 2011 10:29:00

The 20 jurors to be selected in the Orlando, Florida, murder trial of Casey Anthony will cost the court system an estimated $361,000, according to court administrators.

Can could be key in Casey Anthony caseupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 10:29:00

The defense wants possible evidence of decomposition thrown out in the Casey Anthony murder case.

Political Circus: Even presidents get locked outupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 12:17:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.

CNNMoney: Florida courts face $72.3 million deficit from foreclosure freezeupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 17:51:00

Florida desperately needs more foreclosures ... or its court system does, at least.

Rejected Florida rail dollars offered up in bidding processupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 19:56:00

Days after Florida rejected $2.4 billion in federal money for a high-speed rail system, the money is now being offered up to other states in a "merit-driven" competitive bidding process.

CNNMoney: Florida Gov. Rick Scott: Slash taxes by $4 billionupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 19:01:00

Taking an unusual tack to dealing with a $3.6 billion budget deficit, Florida Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a budget Monday that cuts $4 billion in property and corporate income taxes.

GOP's Scott: 'Starting today, I work for every Floridian'updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:27:00

Republican Rick Scott has won Florida's governorship after Democratic rival Alex Sink conceded the tight race Wednesday morning.

FL Gov.-elect Rick Scott revels in victoryupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:27:00

Republican Rick Scott wins Florida's governorship after Democratic rival Alex Sink concedes the tight race Wednesday.

Fortune: Healthcare vs. banking in key Florida raceupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 14:25:00

Democrat Alex Sink is locked in a nationally-watched, neck-and-neck contest to become Florida's next governor. But long before she entered the political arena, she got a vote of confidence for a very different career from a Wall Street legend.

Aide fired over Florida debate foulupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 13:36:00

A campaign aide to Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink has been removed after the Democratic nominee was sent a text message during a televised debate -- in violation of the rules that the candidates agreed to.

Alex Sink caught breaking debate rulesupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 13:36:00

Alex Sink is caught on camera reading a mobile device during the CNN Florida governor's debate.

CNN to air Florida governor debateupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 03:28:00

Democrat Alex Sink will debate Republican Rick Scott on Monday, setting up a nationally televised showdown between the two Florida governor hopefuls on CNN.

Unity on the menu at Florida GOP dinnerupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 22:53:00

There was supposed to be a $50 million elephant in the room when Rick Scott addressed an audience of Florida Republican elites on Friday as the party's gubernatorial nominee.

Florida's 'anti-establishment' winnerupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 07:45:00

Republican Gov. candidate Rick Scott talks about Tuesday night's victory in Florida with CNN's John King.

Political earthquake shakes GOPupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 07:45:00

Republican primary voters yesterday sent shock waves of earthquake proportions from Florida to Alaska.

Who is Florida's Rick Scott?updated: Thu Aug 26 2010 05:39:00

Rick Scott has the money and the drive, and he can't be challenged when he calls himself an outsider in a year when anti-establishment sentiment is high.

Alaska Senate race still uncertain after primary electionsupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 12:11:00

After a night rife with primaries in the far-flung four corners of the United States, plus one in the nation's breadbasket, one race in the far Northwest is still up for grabs.

Marco Rubio wins Florida Senate primaryupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 12:11:00

Republican Marco Rubio reacts to last night's election.

McCain wins Senate primary in Arizonaupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 02:41:00

Sen. John McCain told supporters he will "take nothing for granted" after defeating former Rep. J.D. Hayworth in a bitterly fought Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Arizona Tuesday.

GOP seeks political gain from ground zero Islamic center issueupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 22:28:00

By wading into the issue of an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero, President Barack Obama provided Republicans with an emotion-ridden attack vehicle while diverting attention from campaign themes of fellow Democrats.

Fortune: Who is Rick Scott trying to heal?updated: Thu Apr 09 2009 15:46:00

I'm inside a van barreling down a North Florida highway, just shy of the Georgia border, sitting next to (1) the Gordon Gekko of the hospital business; (2) the Leona Helmsley of medicine; or (3) Public Enemy No. 1 of health-care reform.

Fortune: The No. 1 Health-Care Company Goes Under The Knifeupdated: Mon Jan 12 1998 00:01:00

If ever a company needed a New Year's resolution, it is Columbia/HCA. In 1997 the health-care behemoth ousted the CEO who built the company, became the target of the largest federal investigation e...


Darla Moore fell hard for Richard Rainwater the moment he told her, "I view you like an equity investment."


The people in charge of these companies are brash, devil-take-the-hindmost characters, America's true champions. Such restless visionaries, as F. Scott Fitzgerald observed in The Great Gatsby, neve...

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