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Florida lawmakers pass bill enacting in-state tuition for undocumented students

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) – Florida legislators voted on Friday to allow students who are children of undocumented workers to qualify for in-state tuition rates at public universities and community colleges. Republican Governor Rick Scott said he will sign the bill, making Florida the 20th state to offer…

Sen. Marco Rubio embellished story of ‘Cuban exile’ parents

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a tea party favorite, embellished the facts surrounding his parent’s emigration from Cuba, according to The Washington Post. Rubio has been claiming for years that his family joined an exodus from Cuba in 1959 after the revolution led by Fidel Castro. In a 2010…

Republican star Rubio rules out vice president bid

WASHINGTON — Up-and-coming Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of running as a vice-presidential candidate in 2012, scotching widespread speculation he will appear on the ticket. Despite being near the top of any list of potential running mates for the eventual Republican nominee, 40-year-old Rubio said…

Jim Morrison could get posthumous pardon: official

Governor Charlie Crist, who steps down from his post in January, must submit a request for clemency by December 9 — the date of the last clemency hearing of the year — to clear the lead singer of The Doors of indecent exposure and profanity charges. “The governor is considering…

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