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Miami Herald Rick Scott’s political committee says Obamacare has led to 300,000 health plans canceled

The new TV attack ad against former Gov. Charlie Crist ad omits key information about Florida Blue cancellation letter — members were offered new plans in keeping with the law.

Miami Herald Scott’s ad claim on lost jobs under Obamacare doesn’t add up

The ad suggests that the Congressional Budget Office reported a loss of 2.5 million jobs under Obamacare, but PolitiFact found no such number in the report.

Miami Herald Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Miami Herald Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama's health care law has indeed managed to change the country.

Miami Herald Former senator Bob Graham to represent U.S. at Spanish leader’s funeral

Former Sen. Bob Graham of Florida will participate in the presidential delegation to attend the state funeral for former Spanish Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez Gonzalez, who died this week at age 81, the White House announced.

Miami Herald Pentagon to triple cyber staff to thwart attacks

The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.

Miami Herald US consumer confidence slips in March

U.S. consumer sentiment slipped in March from the previous month, as Americans said they were less likely to buy cars and homes because of slightly higher interest rates.

Miami Herald Appeals court rules in favor of meat labels

A federal appeals court is allowing labels on meat products that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

Miami Herald Eyes on the prize? Social issues fade in GOP campaigns

For Republicans and social issues such as same-sex marriage, this is the silent spring.

Miami Herald Unemployment rates fall in 29 US states last month

Unemployment rates fell in most states in February and two-thirds of the states reported job gains, evidence that most of the country is benefiting from slow but steady improvement in the job market.

Miami Herald US consumer spending up modest 0.3 percent

Americans spent slightly more in February but the gain still left consumer spending growing at a modest pace, held back by severe winter weather.

Miami Herald E-cigarette bill draws lots of debate

An effort to ban sales of the trendy nicotine-delivery tubes to people under 18 has run into controversy in the state House.

Miami Herald Today in Tallahassee: Five Things to Know

It’s a slow day, with most legislators heading home at the end of week 4. That’s bad news for Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign, which has been battling negative headlines all week. But there are still a few things going on at the Capitol to provide a distraction.

Miami Herald Poll: Obama health law fails to gain support

Public support for President Barack Obama's health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago, according to a new poll.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Plantation election season begins 12 months in advance

The city's council election isn't until March of next year.
 

Miami Herald School choice bills find support in House

House Speaker Will Weatherford said there were more school-choice bills to come.

Miami Herald Crist and Scott go to battle over health care in dueling ads

After being called out for his support of Obamacare in a new television ad by Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign, former Gov. Charlie Crist responds with a web ad and highlights the benefits of the program.

Miami Herald Applications for US jobless aid dip to 4-month low

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up.

Miami Herald US economic growth for 4Q is revised higher

The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter, slightly more than previously estimated, as consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three years.

Miami Herald Another resignation rocks Rick Scott campaign

MDX board member Gonzalo Sanabria said Gov. Rick Scott’s treatment of former co-finance chairman Mike Fernandez was ‘disparaging and disrespectful.’

Miami Herald McConnell brands Democratic agenda as ‘lefty show votes’

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Senate Democrats’ new economic agenda Thursday, calling it little more than a bid for liberal votes.

Miami Herald Fla. may suspend non-citizen voter purge efforts

Facing overwhelming resistance from county election supervisors in a busy election year, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration is expected to suspend all efforts in 2014 to comb the Florida voter rolls of suspected non-citizens.

Miami Herald Democratic senators have new ideas for health care law

Six Senate Democrats Thursday unveiled proposals to make changes in the Affordable Care Act, the health care law under fire from conservatives and Republicans.

Miami Herald Today in Tallahassee: Five Things to Know

Pack a lunch; the Senate's budget committee has scheduled a 9-hour meeting. Here's more details about that and what else to watch today:

Miami Herald House finalizing bill to stop cut to Medicare docs

Doctors who treat Medicare patients would get a last-minute reprieve from a scheduled 24 percent cut in their government reimbursements under a bill that's on track to pass the House.

Miami Herald Rubio says increasing number of Americans want Obamacare repealed

PolitiFact found that the percentage of the United States that wants to repeal Obamacare is sizable, but not growing.

Miami Herald Bills introduced in Congress banning online gaming

Lawmakers from both parties introduced legislation in the House and Senate on Wednesday aimed at banning online gambling, setting the stage for an uncertain battle in Congress.

Miami Herald Even as prosecutions rise, Medicare fraud often runs rampant

Despite some recent successes in combating fraud, Miami continues to be ground zero in Medicare fraud, as criminals morph their schemes to stay ahead of the law, a key South Florida enforcement agent told a Senate panel Wednesday.

Miami Herald Scott meets with students in Tampa, talks tuition

Gov. Rick Scott met with five high school students and their parents to discuss the rising cost of college tuition.

Miami Herald Huckabee in Washington, hinting at 2016 bid

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is telling House Republicans he's considering a White House bid in 2016 and wants their advice.