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The Iowa caucuses just aren't what they used to be — and here's why

DES MOINES, Iowa — Just another day at the Iowa State Fair. A presidential candidate — Florida's Marco Rubio, but pick any — breezes past food-on-a-stick stands, shakes the …


PSC rejects call to focus on utilities' hedging losses


Scott on Tropical Storm Erika: 'Hope for the best; prepare for the worst'


  1. Column: Expanding Medicaid would have been wrong move


    The debate over Medicaid expansion was among the most contentious in recent Florida history — and it shows no signs of ending any time soon.

  2. Dockery: Court should redraw congressional districts


    They came, they wrangled and they adjourned — without congressional maps.

    Party: Republican - Consists of parts of Hernando, Lake, Osceola, Polk, and Sumter counties Provided by Legislative Aide / Scheduler Laura L. Rodriguez
  3. Friday's letters: Be smart when it's time to vote again


    Florida Legislature

    Be smart with your vote

    I'm astonished readers would write letters to the editor to express their displeasure with the recent train wreck in Tallahassee. Don't they know they got the best representatives power, sugar, commerce, law sharks, land barons and other special …

  4. New chef at Tampa's Roux makes things more Cajun, less Creole

    Food & Dining

    TAMPA — She won them over from the stomach up.

    Bonnie Breaux says she got her “culinary training at the institute of life.”
  5. Ruth: Deal with HART could drive common sense into Uber feud


    It has to royally rankle the oh so self-important Victor Crist to be taken so lightly by his arch nemesis, the ride-sharing company Uber.

    The Rays put OF Desmond Jennings back on the DL today with a bruised left knee.

    Jennings back to DL, Butler called up

    The Rays put OF Desmond Jennings back on the DL today with a bruised left knee and called up OF Joey Butler....


    Latvala's lost Senate pledge: 'He never looked me in the eye'

    State Sen. Thad Altman, R-Rockledge, may prove to be the decisive vote to break the deadlock for Senate president in 2016 between Sens. Joe Negron of Stuart and Jack Latvala of Clearwater. But tensions continue to simmer....


    Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, left, and head coach Lovie Smith during practice earlier this month at One Buc Place.

    Bucs D.C. Frazier confirms Smith will call defensive plays