Politics

Reubin Askew served as governor from 1971 to 1979; the Democrat championed racial equality and many government reforms. (Credit: Florida Governor's Mansion)

Former Governor Reubin Askew Dies At 85

Family says over the past three months he suffered from pneumonia, hip surgery and a stroke.

CBS Tampa–03/13/2014

26-year-old Kaelyn Marie Partenza started the fire after a fight with her ex-boyfriend, say police. (Getty Images)

President Obama Nominates 4 To Florida Federal Bench

President Barack Obama has nominated four people to serve as federal judges in Florida’s middle and southern districts.

CBS Tampa–02/05/2014

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will play a Tampa benefit concert May 10 in Curtis Hixon Park (photo credit: garysinisefoundation.org)

Listen to The Current’s May 4-5 show here!

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition of The Current? No problem! Click the audio player below to catch the whole episode featuring Chris Kuban on the Lt. Dan Band benefit concert (May 10th), Dr. […]

05/06/2013

Customers wait for coffee at Starbucks (Photo credit:  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Starbucks Cups To Come With Political Message

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is using its coffee cups to jump into the political fray in Washington. The world’s biggest coffee chain is asking employees at cafes in the Washington, D.C. area to scribble […]

CBS Tampa–12/26/2012

File photo of a voting booth. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In Fla., Not Every Precinct Is Created Equally

When it comes to voting in Florida, not every polling place is created equally.

11/16/2012

Authorities in Florida say a 17-year-old Sarasota High School student organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high schools.  (Photo Credit: MARTIN OESER/AFP/Getty Images)

Former GOP Exec Recalls Prostitutes At Fundraiser

A key figure in the government’s prosecution of former Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer says he witnessed prostitutes at a 2009 fundraiser in the Bahamas that included Greer, leading Republican contributors and former Gov. Charlie Crist.

CBS Tampa–11/09/2012

Katy Perry performs at a campaign rally for U.S. President Barack Obama at Doolittle Park on October 24, 2012 in Las Vegas. (John Gurzinski/Getty Images)

Paul Ryan’s Daughter Dresses As Obama Supporter Katy Perry For Halloween

It was a routine affair with just one exception – his daughter’s costume. Ten-year-old Liza dressed as Katy Perry, who recently performed at an Obama campaign event.

11/01/2012

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5 Timely Couples Costumes For Halloween 2012

If we see one more Raggedy Ann and Andy…

10/26/2012

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) speaks before the arrival of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during  a campaign event (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida’s Leading Democrat Seeks Third Term

Standing in front of a small group eating fried chicken and Southern food, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson recalls how this small Panhandle town got a fire truck with the help of the federal stimulus.

10/24/2012

Photo of a pumpkin carved with President's Obama likeness (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Underwater Pumpkin Carving In Keys Gets Political

Scuba divers gave a political edge to an underwater pumpkin carving contest in the Florida Keys, paring portraits of presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

CBS Tampa–10/21/2012

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