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.

Today in Trump’s America: Recount roils Florida Senate race as Democrats show optimism

In Florida, the Senate race between Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and GOP Gov. Rick Scott is now in hand recount territory, as ballots continue to be counted.

4 takeaways from Tuesday’s midterm elections

There are some more nuanced takeaways from those top-line results.

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.

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.

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.

How private prisons are benefiting from Trump’s hardline immigration policies

Companies that operate private immigration detention centers donated to Trump — and they've seen a boost from his policies.

“What about OUR kids?”: Inner-city gun control activists back Parkland teens despite feeling ignored

There's a clear gap between support for the Parkland teens and support for inner-city gun control activists who've done the same work for years.

911 calls made during the Parkland shooting released

“Three shot in her room. Oh my God. Oh my God.”

How Florida gun control legislation is moving forward after the Parkland shooting

Florida lawmakers are acting quickly to address the Parkland shooting — though their legislation doesn't go far enough to address everything that gun control advocates demand.

After missed tip on alleged Parkland shooter, FBI again comes under intense scrutiny

They didn't investigate warnings about Nikolas Cruz. Now, they're coming under scrutiny — including from critics of the Russia probe.


Federal court rules in favor of felon voting rights in Florida — but it’s still an issue nationwide

The ruling could affect more than 1.6 million disenfranchised voters in Florida.

Florida prepares for possible violence ahead of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s UF campus visit

“I find that the threat of a potential emergency is imminent,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said.

Florida lawmaker slams Governor Rick Scott for not passing LGBTQ protection bill

Carlos Guillermo-Smith is not happy with the governor's inability to move to protect Florida's LGBTQ workers.

Florida's Grieving Families Act gives birth certificates to people who've had miscarriages

Florida is the first state to issue birth certificates, on request, to women who've miscarried. Opponents fear it's a roundabout strike at abortion rights.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is putting an end to the state's tampon tax

Florida is the 13th state to slash taxes on menstrual products.


Florida Voter Registration: Judge extends deadline despite Gov. Rick Scott's refusal

The deadline to register to vote in Florida is now Wednesday.

Hurricane Matthew emergency preparation checklist: Supplies, tips and what you should know

Hurricane Matthew is moving up the east coast of the U.S.

Hurricane Matthew and the 2016 election: how the storm could affect the vote in Florida

Voter registration, absentee ballots and even damage to polling locations could impact the 2016 election in Florida.

7 Politicians Whose "Thoughts and Prayers" for Orlando Gloss Over Their Anti-LGBTQ Views

Thoughts and prayers are not enough when you've legislated against LGBTQ people your entire political career.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Was Gloriously Taken Down by a Woman in Starbucks

"You're an asshole! You don't care about working people."


Florida Has Finally Found a Way to "Solve" Climate Change

This is one way to address the problem.

2014 Is Officially the Most Bizarre Election Cycle Ever

What a long, strange trip it's been.