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South Florida Sun-Sentinel Hollywood seeks probe of 'million-dollar mistake'

City manager stands up to critics, says 'I'm not leaving'

Miami Herald In battle over Politico article, DNC offers defense of Wasserman Schultz

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from South Florida who doubles as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was blasted in a lengthy article in Politico that documented her rocky relationship with the Obama White House and indicated her tenure might be limited.

Miami Herald 2016 could bring a chance for revenge for Crist

If former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wins his old job back as a Democrat, he could be in a position to seek political revenge against two Republicans whom he once counted as friends and now disdain him.

Miami Herald Jeb Bush stumps for Illinois GOP candidate

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was expected to headline a Thursday luncheon fundraiser for Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner who's trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Miami Herald Homeowners are paying more for less insurance coverage under Scott, Crist says

PolitiFact checked out Charlie Crist’s claim against Gov. Rick Scott on property insurance rates and found it mostly true.

Miami Herald How South Florida lawmakers voted: Syrian amendment

On Wednesday, lawmakers in the House of Representatives voted 273-156 to adopt the Syrian rebel amendment.

Miami Herald Rick Scott tries to clarify attack ad on Charlie Crist

Gov. Rick Scott suggested his ad wasn’t really saying that Charlie Crist was an active participant in the fraud spawned by Scott Rothstein’s Ponzi scheme.

Miami Herald Eyeing 2016, Rubio pushes American strength abroad

Sen. Marco Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House, pushing for more military spending and greater intervention abroad as the United States confronts Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.

Miami Herald Advocates, Florida delegation push immigration program to help rebuild Haiti

A bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives – including those from South Florida – is pushing the Obama administration to create an immigration program for Haitians that would accelerate the flow of immigrants from that country and help it recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake.

Miami Herald Mystery man in Rick Scott attack ad unveiled, misleads about Charlie Crist and Ponzi schemer ties

The Miami Herald has identified the Republican used in an attack ad by Gov. Rick Scott against challenger Charlie Crist. The ad wrongly claims that Crist and Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein had “swindled” the mysterious Republican.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Parking spots in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood to transform into mini-parks on Friday

Got imagination?

Miami Herald Miami-Dade commissioners to Gov. Scott: Fix DCF

A month after Javon Dade was fatally mauled by his father’s dogs, county commissioners are calling upon the governor to fix the state’s troubled child protection system.

Miami Herald Joe Garcia says Carlos Curbelo supports raising flood insurance rates

PolitiFact Florida found Joe Garcia’s statement about his Republican challenger Carlos Curbelo to be false.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Fire in Everglades intended to kill non-native plants

Ten thousand acres of Everglades National Park will burn Tuesday, as the park attempts to destroy an infestation of plants from Asia and Africa that can kill native vegetation.



Miami Herald MARC CAPUTO: The politics, paradoxes and polling of pot in Florida

Tallahassee’s conservative political establishment is about to embark on a multi-million ad campaign to kill a popular, proposed constitutional amendment for medical marijuana.

Miami Herald Florida GOP optimism grows as election approaches

Florida Republicans say that a victory by Gov. Rick Scott in November is within their grasp.

Miami Herald Florida GOP makes final push for Gov. Rick Scott

The Republican Party of Florida met at one of World Disney World’s most expensive resorts for their annual fundraising dinner which also served as one last pep rally before the final push starts. The sellout event that attracted roughly 800 GOP activists as well as prominent donors and lobbyists featured Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Miami Herald Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security

Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.

Miami Herald Panel rules Rivera violated ethics rules as state lawmaker

An ethics panel found former congressman David Rivera in violation of seven instances of ethics violations while he served as a state lawmaker in Tallahassee.

Miami Herald Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Miami Herald U.S. Sugar seeks OK for huge development after news it paid for GOP leaders’ trips

The company that paid for Texas hunting trips for Florida Republican leaders has a deal in the works for a massive land development.

Miami Herald NextGen ad says Rick Scott trying to ‘hide from’ donation related to drilling project

PolitiFact Florida weighs in on an ad critical of Gov. Rick Scott in connection with a Colliers County oil exploration plan.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Rothstein judges approve Ponzi victims' settlement plan worth more than $50M

Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme was unusual on many fronts — it was one of the biggest and most audacious in U.S. history.



South Florida Sun-Sentinel Dania Beach warns residents of scam targeting utility customers

City Hall is warning residents to be wary of phone calls from people claiming to be city employees and requesting water samples from homeowners.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Coral Springs police see increase in reports of scammers targeting FPL customers

Coral Springs police are seeing an increase in reports of scammers targeting Florida Power & Light customers, according to a message posted from the department's Twitter account.



Miami Herald Former Congressman David Rivera’s pal Ana Alliegro to be sentenced in campaign finance scheme

The federal investigation into former Congressman David Rivera takes another major step Wednesday when his close friend and political ally is scheduled to be formally sentenced for her role in allegedly helping him break campaign finance laws.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel North Broward moves ahead on education corridor

Four cities in northern Broward County are making progress on creating an education corridor – using walkable roads, bike lanes and bus shelters to connect a web of high schools, colleges and career centers.



South Florida Sun-Sentinel In legal quirk, same-sex marriage ban back on in Broward County

Same-sex marriage is banned once again in Broward County .

Miami Herald Marc Caputo: Rick Scott won't go off-message to go on-message

Rick Scott has spent as much as $3.5 million on TV ads excoriating Charlie Crist over a former donor convicted in a Ponzi scheme.

Miami Herald Debate over Common Core school standards presents political balancing act for Gov. Rick Scott

The Common Core standards are a thorny issue for Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for reelection.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Lauderdale puts brakes on bike fee

Fort Lauderdale's $1 bike registration fee is riding into the sunset.