St. Petersburg Times

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    October 21, 2011

    Marco Rubio Calls Washington Post's Allegations "Outrageous" and an "Insult"

    ​The fallout from this morning's take down of Marco Rubio's supposed family story in the Washington Post has been fierce and fast. First, The Miami Herald came to Rubio's defense and challenged some of the Post's assertions. Now Rubio has penned his own editorial for Politico and calls the story a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Could Charlie Crist Take on Rick Scott in 2014 As a Democrat?

    ​Gov. Rick Scott's leadership hasn't given Floridians much to celebrate. He's the most unpopular governor in America, and his poll numbers don't appear to be getting any better. But Democrats see a silver lining in the dark cloud. Scott's deep unpopularity gives them renewed electoral hope. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Bob Graham Thinks Florida Has Lost Its Way

    ​To talk about respected, legendary Florida politicians is to talk about Bob Graham. The former Governor and Senator was one of the few politicians to manage sustained cross-party popularity and still looms large over the state as an occasional source of wisdom. Yesterday, the retired moderate Dem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Tampa Mom Makes Son Stand on Street Corner With Low GPA Displayed on Sign

    via MyFox13​Florida officials are always talking about innovative new ways to boost education in the state, but perhaps Tampa-area mom Ronda Holder has found an unusual answer: public student humiliation. She made her son stand on a street corner holding a sign displaying his dismal 1.22 GPA as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Rick Scott is Worse at Testifying Under Oath than Bill Clinton

    Rick Scott under oath​It wasn't exactly a proud moment for our country when then President Bill Clinton famously quipped "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is," while under sworn testimony. If you look back at that episode and cringe, you'll probably be in horror watching video of Ri ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Buju Banton Trial Starts As Singer Testifies He Didn't Mean To Visit Warehouse Full of Coke

    ​Buju Banton, it seems, has a gaping, cavernous mineshaft of a hole to dig out of in federal court in Tampa: the feds have hours of taped conversations with the reggae star talking about cocaine, quoting detailed worldwide prices for cocaine, and even visiting a warehouse and sampling a few kilos ... More >>

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    April 8, 1999
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    July 30, 1998

    Baba's Big Bucks

    African millionaire Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko opened his checkbook and stole Miami's heart. Not surprisingly, that wasn't the only thing he stole.