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Politics

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
With early lead gone, Crist campaign tries to rebound

With early lead gone, Crist campaign tries to rebound

TAMPA ­­— During the past 18 months, Charlie Crist has dropped from a double-digit lead over Gov. Rick Scott in the Florida governor’s race to a tie, or possibly a narrow deficit, according to published polls....
Published: 09/14/14
Updated: 09/15/14
Scott’s Columbia/HCA case overshadowed TGH probe

Scott’s Columbia/HCA case overshadowed TGH probe

TAMPA ­­— Rick Scott won the Florida governor’s office in 2010 despite his history as head of a hospital chain that paid the biggest health care fraud fine in history, $1.7 billion, for cheating government programs that serve ...
Published: 09/14/14
Concerns over preserve may sink ferry plan

Concerns over preserve may sink ferry plan

TAMPA — A proposed high-speed ferry terminal on conservation land in south Hillsborough County faces rough water as opponents question a new study showing the project would do little damage to environmental restoration work there....
Published: 09/14/14

Candidates target Duke billing

ST. PETERSBURG — If the protests and strongly worded letters are any indication, the public isn’t happy with Duke Energy.
Published: 09/14/14
South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford announces breakup on Facebook

South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford announces breakup on Facebook

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford said Friday that he is calling off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur because of the ongoing contention with his ex-wife, Jenny, four years after their divorce.
Published: 09/13/14

Sen. Rubio stresses border security

MIAMI — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio emerged as a leading Republican voice on immigration last year.
Published: 09/13/14

Hillsborough commission to revisit domestic partner registry

TAMPA — Sensing a shift in the public’s mood, Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner is ready to strike up another debate about domestic partner registries for unmarried couples.
Published: 09/13/14

Bondi appeals gay-marriage rulings

MIAMI – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed appeals late today on several rulings overturning the state’s ban on gay marriage.
Published: 09/12/14

Tribune endorsement: Voters should embrace Greenlight Pinellas

Greenlight Pinellas critics like to portray the transit plan as a boondoggle that will fund empty buses and build an archaic rail system few people will use.
Published: 09/12/14