Obama visits a food bank, Trump goes to Mar-a-Lago: Here’s how politicians are spending Thanksgiving

Barack Obama surprises a food bank and President Donald Trump golfs.

Sen. Bill Nelson concedes as contentious Florida midterm races come to an end

Nelson's concession, which came one day after that of Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, brings a contentious ballot-counting process to an end.

Amid Florida’s contentious recount battles, lawsuits pile up

The only thing in Florida more ubiquitous than election recounts might be the lawsuits that have sprouted up in the interest of keeping them fair.

Stacey Abrams, Rick Scott take legal action as contentious election counts and recounts move forward

The high-stakes races in Florida and Georgia are inspiring a flurry of legal filings over the counting of ballots.

This Week in Politics: Election counting continues as Congress’ lame duck session begins

Controversies over the Florida recount and the fate of Robert Mueller's investigation are set to continue this week, while Trump gives an award to the wife of a major donor.

Gun control lost in Florida on election night, but student activists vow to fight on

Even in the face of defeat in Florida last night, the young gun violence survivors activists who make up the March for Our Lives movement remained unflappable.

Florida passes Amendment 4, restoring voting rights for many formerly incarcerated people

The ballot initiative will amend the state’s constitution to re-enfranchise an estimated 1.6 million Floridians previously convicted of felonies whose voting rights were revoked in 2011.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue calls Florida governor’s race “cotton-pickin’ important”

Purdue's comments come as Andrew Gillum fights to become the state's first black governor.

Florida could restore voting rights to 1.5 million residents — and reshape the state’s politics

“If you can’t decide or have a voice in the basic laws that govern you, are you really out of prison?”

Rick Scott will allow voting exceptions in 8 Florida counties devastated by Hurricane Michael

Widespread power outages, downed phone lines and costly infrastructure damage have hobbled the state with less than three weeks to go until the Nov. 6 midterms.

Florida Supreme Court strikes down Rick Scott’s plan to pack courts with conservative justices

The ruling is considered a win for Andrew Gillum, the progressive gubernatorial candidate widely seen as the favorite to replace Scott in 2019.

How Hurricane Michael could scramble Florida’s tight midterm races

A lot is on the line for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor, and GOP Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for Senate.

How Florida’s Puerto Rican voters could help elect Andrew Gillum

As Florida's contentious gubernatorial and Senate races heat up, the state's swelling Puerto Rican population could become the deciding factor.

Billionaire investor Tom Steyer to contribute $5 million to Andrew Gillum’s Florida campaign

The billionaire has pledged to contribute to 60 competitive congressional races in the hopes of flipping control of the House in the Democrats’ favor.

Major donor of Trump-backed nominee for Florida governor just called Obama a racial slur on Twitter

The controversy comes weeks after Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee for Florida governor, told voters not to "monkey this up" by electing his black Democratic rival, Andrew Gillum.

Andrew Gillum up 6 points in Florida governor race in latest poll

Gillum is competing to become the state's first Democratic governor in nearly two decades.

Florida counties now must offer Spanish-language ballots ahead of dead-heat November votes

“Voting in a language you do not understand is like asking this court decide the winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry — ineffective, in other words,” the judge wrote in his ruling.

No kids required: Universal Orlando’s newest thrill rides are designed with grown-ups in mind

Thanks to the success of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal is doubling down on an older audience with attractions inspired by ‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise and Jimmy Fallon.

How Andrew Gillum pulled off an upset in Florida’s gubernatorial race

The progressive candidate pulled off a win by unifying and mobilizing voters — and his progressive platform will now face off against the Trump agenda.

Mother of slain Parkland student wins Florida school board election

The victory is a big win for the coalition of voters mobilized on the issue of gun safety in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in February.

Trump-backed nominee in Florida warns voters not to “monkey this up” by electing black Democrat

It look less than 24 hours for the GOP nominee in Florida’s competitive gubernatorial election to make a racist, dog-whistle comment about his newly minted Democratic opponent.

Coming up this week in politics: Arizona votes days after McCain’s passing as Trump heads to Indiana

Trump will deal with the fallout from a legally troubling week with a visit from the Kenyan president and trips to Indiana and North Carolina.
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Groups push back against efforts to disenfranchise voters of color in Florida and Georgia

Florida groups are suing for bilingual ballots as the ACLU fights back against polling locations being closed in Georgia.

Schools across the South are being legally required to make it clear, “In God we trust”

Parents and organizations are pushing back as the motto gets implemented in schools across the South.

Parkland gunman Nikolas Cruz gives haunting confession in newly released video

The disturbing footage was released two days after a partial audio transcript of the same interview.

Trayvon Martin’s dad: Markeis McGlockton’s death is a direct result of George Zimmerman’s acquittal

“What that acquittal did was empower white supremacists to feel as though they can go out and shoot and kill unarmed black men and say that they were afraid for their lives and get away with it.”

Disney to ban single-use plastic straws from all its parks and resorts

Paper straws will be provided to guests upon request once the ban is in place.

Federal judge strikes down Florida’s early voting ban on college campuses as discrimination

In his scathing ruling, the judge compared the state ban's effect on younger voters to a law from the Jim Crow era.

Sasha Garden, 27-year-old transgender woman, killed in Orlando

"This world can be very cruel, and it can be very cruel to us trans girls.”

Toy Story Land: A first look at the rides, food and design details at Disney World’s newest land

The newest Walt Disney World land opens Saturday and uses design magic to make visitors feel toy-sized.