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Austin to brief Obama on Islamic State battle plans

Austin to brief Obama on Islamic State battle plans

TAMPA — U.S. Central Command leadership will brief President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this morning at MacDill Air Force Base on a wide range of efforts to degrade and defeat the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State, includ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Obama arrives in Tampa for briefing on ISIS

Obama arrives in Tampa for briefing on ISIS

TAMPA — President Barack Obama landed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa Tuesday evening ahead of a Wednesday briefing at the base on the Islamic State insurgent group.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Scott, losing with women voters, courts them in Tampa

Scott, losing with women voters, courts them in Tampa

TAMPA ­­— Facing potential problems among women voters, Gov. Rick Scott held a campaign event in Tampa on Tuesday aimed squarely at women, particularly women business owners.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL’s tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Bondi fights to prevent lesbians’ divorce

Bondi fights to prevent lesbians’ divorce

Attorney General Pam Bondi may be fighting to prevent same-sex couples from marrying in Florida, but she is also taking a legal position that has the effect of forcing gay couples who married elsewhere to stay married, lawyers in a Tampa case say.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Crist would consider bypassing lawmakers to expand Medicaid

Crist would consider bypassing lawmakers to expand Medicaid

Charlie Crist says he believes there is “a good argument” that a Florida governor could expand the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act through an executive order, without approval by the Legislature, and he might seek to do so if he’s elected governor.
Updated: 18 hours ago

St. Petersburg College event will examine role money has had on elections

SEMINOLE — Nearly five years after the U.S. Supreme Court deemed it legal for corporations and unions to spend limitless amounts of cash to help influence elections, the airwaves are awash in nasty attack ads.
Published: 09/15/14
Judge: Jill Kelley can pursue suit against government

Judge: Jill Kelley can pursue suit against government

A federal judge ruled Monday that Jill Kelley of Tampa can pursue her lawsuit alleging the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.
Published: 09/15/14
Faceoff: Is early voting convenient or just lazy?

Faceoff: Is early voting convenient or just lazy?

In an occasional feature, columnists Joe Henderson and Tom Jackson offer opposing views on topics that matter to you. Today: early voting.
Published: 09/15/14
Obama to visit Centcom in Tampa on Wednesday

Obama to visit Centcom in Tampa on Wednesday

President Barack Obama will visit U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, on Wednesday for a briefing on battle plans against the insurgent group Islamic State.
Published: 09/12/14
Updated: 09/15/14