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WATCH LIVE: Final GOP debate before Florida primary

Republican presidential candidates were scheduled to debate on Thursday for the final time before Florida Republicans cast their votes. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast Jan. 26, 2011.  …

No debate tickets? Romney says, ‘just storm in’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is hoping that firing up his own fans will nullify rival Newt Gingrich’s advantage at Thursday night’s debate. At a campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida, Romney joked that supporters without tickets should “just storm in” to the debate at the University of Florida to cheer…

More than 220,000 votes already cast in Florida GOP primary

MIAMI — More than 220,000 people have already cast their ballots in Florida’s Republican presidential primary under the state’s early voting system ahead of the January 31 contest, a party official said Sunday. Analysts say those early votes could help establishment favorite Mitt Romney regain some momentum after his bruising…

Enraged millionaire CEO allegedly breaks waiter’s finger

When 76-year-old finance CEO John K. Castle went to the posh Club Colette in Palm Beach, Florida last Saturday night, he naturally expected the very best. But when his expectations weren’t met to the exact letter, he allegedly snapped — more than just figuratively speaking. According to a police report…

For many Americans, jobs crisis to last many years

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – - Despite an upswing in hiring during 2011, the jobs crisis could last many more years as millions of Americans struggle to find work. In Orlando, Florida, Brenda Solomon lost her retail job last May at a department store and was unable to find even temporary…

Teen detained by TSA over design on purse

A Florida teenager was detained by TSA officials because her clutch purse featured a tiny replica of an old western six-shooter pistol, according to Jacksonville’s Channel 4 News. The 17-year-old was returning from a holiday trip to Norfolk, Virginia when TSA officers held and questioned her, insisting that the inches-long,…

Florida school official calls police on kissing 12-year-olds

Some people just aren’t cut out to work around kids. Take, for example, the recent experience of a hapless administrator at Orange River Elementary School in Fort Myers, Florida. This individual recently witnessed two 12-year-old kids kissing on the playground — a girl kissing a boy, specifically. Instead of simply…

Due to the entire world going mad this weekend

Maybe you’ve heard that some wingnut pastor in Florida may or may not be committing an act of blasphemy as part of the increasingly party-down style wingnut celebration known as 9/11? While the rest of use try like hell to remember that this day was a national tragedy where 3,000…

Swing state music, Round 2: Florida

Keeping spirits high and sending good vibes to the swing states by playing Florida musicians, either those based there, raised there, born there, or made a career there. Okay, I was going to put Marilyn Manson at the bottom of this list of musicians from Florida as something of a…

Keeping the hope alive for a couple more hours

One more blogathon post and I’m taking a break for a couple hours to run errands. Use this thread to recommend music from musicians from Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and maybe Indiana and Missouri. Indiana will be fun (Jackson family), but I’m less than convinced that they’re going to…

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