Politics

Democrats in the state House of Representatives are employing a more aggressive strategy in fighting Republicans’ education priorities this year after they felt like they got burned by the chamber’s GOP leadership during the last legislative session.

Gage Skidmore

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. You can also watch the speeches live.

Rubio Fires Chief Of Staff For Improper Relations With Lower Level Employees

Jan 29, 2018

As the nation grapples with a wake-up call on workplace sexual harassment and assault, Senator Marco Rubio, the most prominent figure in Florida politics, abruptly fired his top staffer.

But Clint Reed’s dismissal shortly before midnight Saturday is largely a mystery.

A four-paragraph statement issued by Rubio mostly served to absolve the Florida Republican for any potential political fallout, and the misdeeds of a man who was earning more than $165,000 a year in taxpayer funds are largely unknown.

Tampa Democrat Enters Attorney General Race

Jan 17, 2018

State Rep. Sean Shaw, a Tampa Democrat and the son of the first black chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, entered the campaign for attorney general Tuesday and took issue with the performance of outgoing Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Scott: Trump Immigration Remarks ‘Absolutely Wrong’

Jan 12, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump for reportedly disparaging Haiti, El Salvador and Africa during a bipartisan White House meeting about immigration reform.

According to several news outlets, including The Washington Post, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, Trump reportedly questioned why the United States should accept immigrants from “s---hole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa.

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