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Politics Mar 23Jeb Bush widely used executive authority as Florida governor
Jeb Bush ended Florida's affirmative action programs in 1999 with a flourish, issuing an executive order that he said would "transcend the tired debate" about racial preferences.
Politics Feb 15Jeb Bush’s role in Schiavo end-of-life dispute could tarnish 2016 spotlight
Jeb Bush's effort to stop Michael Schiavo from removing his brain-damaged wife's feeding tube was a defining moment of Bush's time in office. Bush, a devout Catholic, sided with Terri Schiavo's parents in the end-of-life dispute and reached for unprecedented…
Politics Dec 27Jeb Bush steps down from healthcare company board
As he takes steps toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning from the board of Tenet Healthcare Corp.
Politics Sep 13Sen. Rubio takes harder line on illegal immigration
After the first-term senator saw his political standing fall among conservatives who balked at his immigration advocacy, Rubio is now focusing on border security - more in line with the GOP activists who wield great influence in how a White…
Nation Jun 07Rising sea levels threaten South Florida
As other coastal states and the Obama administration take aggressive measures to battle the effects of global warming, Florida's top Republican politicians are challenging the science and balking at government fixes.
Nation Apr 14Florida Democrats hope medical pot measure will boost voter turnout
MIAMI -- Democrats in the nation's largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year's midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing a constitutional amendment that…