Politics

Richard Corcoran takes aim at public financing of campaigns

Richard Corcoran takes aim at public financing of campaigns

TALLAHASSEE House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, may not be running for governor not yet anyway but his latest idea will get the attention of those who are.On Wednesday, Corcoran called on the Constitution Revision Commission to put ...
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For the first time in Florida, a white person is set to be executed for killing a black person.

For the first time in Florida, a white person is set to be executed for killing a black person.

GAINESVILLE For the first time in state history, Florida is expecting to execute a white man for killing a black person and it plans to do so with help of a drug that has never been used previously in any U.S. execution. If his final appeals are ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Carlton: Rape case politics? New state attorney has no regrets

Carlton: Rape case politics? New state attorney has no regrets

All's fair in love and war, the saying goes.But how about in politics, and some incendiary accusations of mishandled rape cases?In arguably the most interesting local race last year, Republican incumbent Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Ober was chal...
Published: 08/23/17
More than 13,000 fact-checks later, PolitiFact celebrates 10-year mark

More than 13,000 fact-checks later, PolitiFact celebrates 10-year mark

ST. PETERSBURG Bill Adair still remembers the moment when he realized his idea to fact-check politicians could turn into something big. It was before PolitiFact launched in 2007, when Tampa Bay Times Web developer Martin Frobisher created the first...
Published: 08/22/17
Trump, McConnell feud threatens GOP agenda

Trump, McConnell feud threatens GOP agenda

The relationship between President Donald Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has disintegrated to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks, and McConnell has privately expressed uncertainty that Trump will be able ...
Published: 08/22/17
Former Sen. Greg Evers, advocate for law enforcement, dead at 62.

Former Sen. Greg Evers, advocate for law enforcement, dead at 62.

TALLAHASSEE Former State Sen. Greg Evers, the Baker Florida strawberry farmer and veteran politician, was killed in a single car crash hear his home in Okaloosa County. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the death late Tuesday, but deferred any f...
Published: 08/22/17
Officials say Trump's Afghan plan involves 3,900 more troops

Officials say Trump's Afghan plan involves 3,900 more troops

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's plan to end the stalemate in America's longest war and eliminate Afghanistan's rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. forces, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments cou...
Published: 08/22/17
Southern Heritage group draws fire for posting personal information of Confederate statue opponents

Southern Heritage group draws fire for posting personal information of Confederate statue opponents

TAMPA Curtiss Wilson is an 89-year-old Tampa resident who fought in the civil rights movement.But in a "survey" posted to the web recently by Save Southern Heritage Florida, Wilson is listed as a "resentful black woman." Her phone number and street...
Published: 08/22/17
German police seize thousands of 'Trump' ecstasy tablets

German police seize thousands of 'Trump' ecstasy tablets

BERLIN German police say they have seized thousands of tablets of the party drug ecstasy in the shape of Donald Trump's head, a haul with an estimated street value of 39,000 euros ($45,900.) Police in Osnabrueck, in northwestern Germany, say they f...
Published: 08/22/17
Dates and itinerary for Tampa City Council trip to Cuba finalized

Dates and itinerary for Tampa City Council trip to Cuba finalized

TAMPA The dates are set and the itinerary is largely finalized for the Tampa City Council's first official trip to Cuba since the Cuban Revolution.And while only two of the six council members who voted in favor of sending a delegation will be part...
Published: 08/22/17