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  1. Republicans eye supermajority in the Florida House

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — For Republicans in the Florida House, five is the magic number.

  2. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, as part of Republican AG coalition, active in faraway court fights

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Earlier this year, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi opposed a ban on certain kinds of semiautomatic weapons.

    In Connecticut.

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, right, appears on Fox News as part of its Rising Stars segment Sept. 17, 2013. []
  3. In North Florida, a barn-burner of a race for Congress

    State Roundup

    ALTHA — To find one of the most vulnerable Republican congressmen in America, we drove through the north Florida woodlands halfway between Panama City and Tallahassee, turned at a cotton field, and then drove more than a mile down a dirt road to Grover Davis' farm in the town of Altha, population 500 or so.

    U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, left, and Democratic challenger Gwen Graham, right, square off during a debate at Florida State University on Oct. 15.
  4. Gov. Rick Scott won't show for deposition but will attend fundraiser instead

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott is planning not to appear today for a deposition in a lawsuit he filed in California to block the release of information about Google email accounts used by him and his executive staff.

    If he fails to submit to the deposition, Gov. Rick Scott could be held in contempt and ordered to pay damages.
  5. Ginormous sunspot makes today's solar eclipse much cooler (w/video)


    Late this afternoon — Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, — the moon will pass in front of the sun causing a partial solar eclipse.

    The sunspot, called Active Region 12192, is the dark area in the center of this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. [NASA]
  6. PolitiFact Florida: Could Charlie Crist have expanded Medicaid in Florida?

    State Roundup

    To hear Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist tell it, the 2014 gubernatorial campaign isn't about policy positions, but more about which candidate did less as governor.

  7. Gov. Rick Scott says he'll spend his own money in Florida governor's race

    State Roundup

    Florida's high-dollar, mean-spirited race for governor remained exactly tied in a new poll Wednesday, with 1.2 million voters already casting ballots and Gov. Rick Scott finally admitting he'll spend some of his personal millions to win.

    Florida governor's race remains deadlocked with Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist each getting just 42 percent of the vote in the latest survey from Quinnipiac University. [Will Dickey/Pool via The New York Times]
  8. Hospitals battle state over emergency care for undocumented immigrants

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A coalition of Florida hospitals is challenging a state policy on emergency care for undocumented immigrants.

  9. The final Scott-Crist debate: Four takeaways

    State Roundup

    The final televised debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist was certainly entertaining, much as boxing matches or arguments between two adolescents can sometimes be amusing to watch. If, however, viewers of the hourlong CNN debate Tuesday night hoped it would make them more enthusiastic about their choice or help …

    DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, right, talks to Ken Evans at a watch party in Plantation as they watch Tuesday night's debate between the two candidates running for governor.
  10. In final debate, Rick Scott and Charlie Crist clash bitterly (w/video)

    State Roundup

    JACKSONVILLE — In a fast-paced final debate Tuesday, Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist displayed their mutual contempt to a national TV audience in the home stretch of the costliest and meanest campaign in the country.

    Charlie Crist, left, and Gov. Rick Scott shake hands before the debate Tuesday in Jacksonville. It was downhill from there.