‘State & National News’ Archives
Daily Beast: Trump has fallen to 8 percent in Public Policy Polling’s most recent survey, just a month after he led the Republican presidential field with 26 percent. Additionally, 53 percent of GOP voters now say they view him in a negative light, compared to 34 percent who view him favorably. [...]
More than 2,000 bills were filed during the 2011 session, but less than 300 were approved at the end of the 60-day session. Bills dealing with immigration, union dues and ethics reform were among the bills that died on Friday night. The final totals show that GOP-controlled Legislature passed the [...]
Charles G. Koch has pledged $1.5 million for positions in Florida State University's economics department. With the funds comes strings. Koch and his representatives get to screen and sign off on any hires for a new program promoting "political economy and free enterprise. Charles Koch is one of [...]
St. Pete Times reports some Republican lawmakers are upset with how Gov. Rick Scott rejected the $2 billion in federal funding for the proposed high-speed rail system. Fifteen states are getting a share of the money that had been earmarked for Florida. State Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera, said, "The [...]
The state daily newspapers tackle the legislative session that just ended. State Rep. Clay Ford may win the "Invisible Man" award again. We know about Evers' gun bills, Ingram's fertilizer law, Broxson's fights against Gulf Coast Claims Facility and Matt Gaetz's fights with his district....but what [...]
CNN: Researchers believe the number of children who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is much higher than previously believed, according to a new study published Monday in the American Journal of Psychiatry. By looking at a total population sample in South Korea, the study authors estimate [...]
CBS reporter Lara Logan talked on "60 Minutes" last night about what really happened to her in Cairo's Tahrir Square as the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak was falling on Feb 11. The mob turned on her and sexually assaulted her. Read the transcript and watch the video of the segment.
The White House has released the text of President Obama's speech to the troops at Fort Campbell, Ky.: Hello, Fort Campbell! 101st Airborne Division--Air Assault, hello! General Colt, thank you for that great introduction -- it was great because it was brief. More importantly, thank you for [...]
Miami Herald reports that the Florida Legislature had a meltdown with the House and Senate rank-and-file revolting from their leadership and voting down conference bills. The power went to their heads so both chambers voted to extend the session until 6 pm Saturday---then the leadership took back [...]
While the GOP and Fox News need to see the death photos, Al Qaeda doesn't and has confirmed Osama Bin Laden is dead, according to Reuters. Read more.
The Republicans in Tallahassee are on such a power high that they are passing bills on the data that is 10 years old. HB 353 requires all adult recipients of federal cash benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to submit to drug tests, which they have to pay for. [...]
From Trends analyst Gerald Celente: From the fans at Citi Field in Flushing to the mobs at the White House gates, “USA, USA,” was the chant heard across the nation. Jubilant Americans celebrated the breaking news that Public Enemy No.1, terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden was dead. Ten [...]