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Are daily fantasy sports promoters buying influence in Tallahassee?

TALLAHASSEE — Fantasy sports companies and their national trade association have begun ramping up a political profile in Florida, hiring big-name lobbyists and handing out large campaign don …


Judge rejects Legislature's redistricting map, recommends plaintiffs' plan


Tampa Bay area rated nation's most vulnerable to hurricane storm surge


  1. Column: Countering Putin


    One can hear the disbelief in capitals from Washington to London to Berlin to Ankara and beyond. How can Vladimir Putin, with a sinking economy and a second-rate military, continually dictate the course of geopolitical events? Whether it's in Ukraine or Syria, the Russian president seems always to have the upper …

    Whether it’s in Ukraine or Syria, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, seems always to have the upper hand. But Washington has options.
  2. Column: No principles, please


    All presidential candidates face a core problem. To win their party's nomination in an age of growing polarization they have to adopt base-pleasing, pseudo-extreme policy positions. But to win a general election and actually govern they have to adopt semi-centrist majority positions.

    How can one person do both?

    Hillary Clinton’s flip-flop on trade suggests a whole style of campaigning based on the principle of unprincipledness.
  3. Editorial: Foreclosure aid too little, too late


    The foreclosure crisis hit Floridians particularly hard. And yet from its inception, Florida's Hardest Hit Fund failed to prevent foreclosures for too many homeowners despite having nearly $1 billion to provide relief. A report released last week illustrates the depth of Florida's deficiencies. Florida consistently …

    Myna Burnett, 50, of Tampa lost her job as a paralegal in 2012. She didn’t get any help from Florida’s Hardest Hit Fund. Now employed, Burnett entered a loan modification program with her new lender.
  4. Sunday's letters: Get help to those in need of mental health help


    I was a well-adjusted, mostly happy 20-year-old. Then I wasn't | Oct. 4, Perspective

    Get help to those in need

  5. Editorial: In drugmakers' world, principles battle profits


    A few thoughts on parasites.

    William Campbell of the United States and Satoshi Omura of Japan, who shared the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine this week, made discoveries that helped eradicate river blindness in parts of Latin America and Africa. The condition is caused by a parasitic worm that can cause such …

    Three Nobel Prize winners are sterling examples of how dedicated scientists, agencies and, yes, Big Pharma can change the world. Meanwhile, opportunistic investors are making lucrative discoveries of their own.
    Vinny Lecavalier will be a healthy scratch for the Flyers again as they open the season tonight against the Lightning.

    Lecavalier says it's tough to be scratched in Tampa return

    Vinny Lecavalier hasn't played for the Lightning for two years now, but he says it's still a special feeling getting back on the Amalie Arena ice....


    Logan Mankins still sidelined at Bucs practice

    The Bucs again look to be without key starters on both sides of the ball Sunday, as left guard Logan Mankins didn't practice again Friday due to a groin injury and cornerback Johnthan Banks remains sidelined with his knee injury....


    Meet Jeb Bush's Broward County campaign team

    Jeb 2016! Broward ...