From Rubio, signs of frustration
After the House devolved into partisan chaos over a decision by Rubio's team to block Democratic debate on an education bill, Rubio dashed off a series of e-mails to reporters. He offered opinions on the Senate, Crist and issues such as a proposed gas tax cut. But the speaker sent the message from his personal account and insisted the information was off the record, meaning the contents could not be quoted.
Then he agreed to sit down with two St. Petersburg Times reporters to discuss the e-mails. Story here. (Times photo | Scott Keeler)