5:28 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Public Schools May Be Required To Teach About 9/11

Credit Wally Gobetz

Florida public schools may soon be required to teach about the 9/11 terrorist attacks as part of their curriculum.

A bill filed in the House and Senate would make Florida teachers instruct students on the attacks and their impacts.

At a House committee meeting Wednesday, Hialeah Rep. Manny Diaz (R-Hialeah) said the bill would educate students about the actual event, but otherwise it’s up to the teachers.

“It has to be included. I think that leaving it up to the professionals in the classroom [and] how they teach it is what the intention is here.”

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3:21 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Florida Democratic Party Warns Activists: Stop Calling Yourselves 'Democrats'

This bio appears on the Twitter account of the Florida Democratic League
Credit Florida Democratic League via Twitter

The Florida Democratic Party is threatening legal action against a group it says is impersonating it. The group calling itself the Florida Democratic League has been publicly voicing several positions that conflict with the party’s.

Democratic Party spokesman Joshua Karp says the Democratic League has held a series of press conferences in recent weeks around Miami.

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10:24 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Behind Crist In Polls, Fundraising, Nan Rich Insists Support Is Growing

Since former Republican governor and new Democrat Charlie Crist entered the Florida governor’s race, every public opinion poll shows him easily out-pacing primary opponent Nan Rich. But former state Sen. Rich told reporters at the Capitol Wednesday not to count her out yet.

Rich says her grassroots campaign is gaining momentum. She compared herself to Barack Obama in 2007, a time when she says few people thought Floridians would vote for an unknown African-American president—but they did. Twice.

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4:17 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Scott-Crist Gubernatorial Matchup Getting Tighter But 'A Lot Can Change In 10 Months'

The 2014 Florida Gubernatorial race has been billed by national pundits as one of the major races to watch.

Since formally announcing his plans to run as a Democrat to get his old job back, former Governor Charlie Crist has been on the fundraising trail. During a recent trip to Tallahassee for a fundraiser, Crist took a moment to blast the policies of Governor Rick Scott:

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4:35 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Republican Party: CNN Story Accusing Scott Of 'Pay-to-Play' Politics Is 'Just False'

The Principi Group hosted this 2013 Scott fundraiser
Credit Sunlight Foundation

A national report airing on CNN Wednesday accuses Florida Gov. Rick Scott of engaging in “pay-to-play” politics by accepting money and fundraising help from a D.C. lobbyist who’d won a state contract a year earlier.  But the Republican Party of Florida says the report is based on inferences and lacks evidence Scott did anything wrong.

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