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"Blade Runner" Sequel Begins Shooting in 2015, But Ridley Scott Won't Direct

Ridley Scott reveals that Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard enters in the third act of the follow-up to 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner."

Sister of Mentally Ill Texas Man Sentenced to Die in December Pleads to Rick Perry to Spare His Life

The sister of Scott Panetti, a paranoid schizophrenic set to be executed by the state of Texas on Dec. 3 for the murder of two people, has pleaded with Gov. Rick Perry to commute his sentence to life in prison. Victoria Panetti has said...Show More Summary

Florida Medicaid expansion unlikely in 2015

Gov. Rick Scott The uninsured working poor of Florida are now officially abandoned by their Republican leaders. One Republican, state Sen. Joe Negron, had championed some form of Medicaid expansion for the state, and even got Gov. Rick Scott to halfheartedly endorse the idea. Show More Summary

These terrible governors won reelection and will keep on wreaking environmental havoc

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Florida’s Rick Scott, and Maine’s Paul LePage were all vulnerable -- and they all triumphed anyway.

The Billable Hours Of Rick Perry's Legal Battles And The Positioning of Scott Walker For 2016

OK, all governors of Texas and putative presidential candidates who think they can easily escape prosecution through the clever exploitation of a convenient loophole, please take one step forward. Not so fast there, Goodhair. This court concludes tha...

Texas Executing Severely Mentally Ill Man Would 'Cross Moral Line', Warn 50 Evangelical Leaders

Over 50 Evangelical leaders have signed a joint letter warning Texas Governor Rick Perry that the planned execution of severely mentally ill man Scott Panetti, who has been convicted of murder, and has said he believes he is battling Satan, would "cross a moral line."

Medical Marijuana Got More Florida Votes Than Rick Scott

That’s because medical marijuana is more popular, duh! Although Florida didn’t quite rouse enough young voters to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, support for the measure was much greater than Republican opposition hoped. In fact, total votes for medical marijuana outnumbered the total votes cast for Republican Gov. Rick Scott by  a half-million votes. So [...]

In Florida, Medicinal Marijuana Got More Votes Than Rick Scott

Although Florida didn't quite rouse enough young voters to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, support for the measure was much greater than Republican opposition hoped. In fact, total votes for medical marijuana outnumbered the total votes cast for Republican Gov. Rick Scott by a half-million votes. So why did the measure still fail to pass? According…

How to break the hold of the two-party system

Republican Rick Scott won the Florida midterm election for governor, but 51.8% of voters did not want him. Democrat Gina Raimondo was elected governor of Rhode Island, despite 59.2% of voters choosing someone else. What is up with the math of the midterms?

Biggest Midterm Winner Wasn't on the Ballot: Chris Christie

  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, foreground, campaigns for Florida Governor Rick Scott, left rear, during a stop at the Jacaranda Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Plantation, Florida. O n Tuesday, Republicans won big in races for offices at all levels of government. Show More Summary

View from ‘The Duh': Why The Sunshine State Is So Flor-I-Duh

Of all the election results this week perhaps none is more stupefying than Rick Scott being reelected as Governor in Florida. His criminal behavior before taking office and anti Florida policies while at the Capital should have been enough to disqualify him for consideration for a second term. But voters in “Flor-i-duh” did just that. [...]

FLORIDA: Log Cabins Republicans Of Miami Applaud Reelection Of Rick Scott

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"For this particular election cycle, Governor Rick Scott was clearly the better choice for Florida as a whole. What is important to us is ensuring that the LGBT community as well as everyone in general, has the opportunity to find jobs,...Show More Summary

Here's how bad it is: Check out this little race in Arizona

Chances are many of you haven't heard about this race, since most of the attention over the last 12 hours has been rightfully focused on congressional and gubernatorial clusterfucks, from Mitch McConnell to Rick Scott, with way too many others in between. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Wins Big In 2014 Midterm Elections

There is certainly no getting around the fact that the 2014 midterm election was, indeed, a wave victory for the Republican Party. How else can we possibly explain gubernatorial victories for candidates like Governor Rick Scott in Florida, Larry Hogan in Maryland and Gov. LaPage in Maine—candidates who could only have reached the winner’s circle […]

Meet Captain Hornblaster, The Star of Election Day in Florida

3 weeks agoOdd : The Daily What

Rick Scott may have won the race for Florida governor, but a mysterious masked man is stealing his thunder. Interrupting on air news reporters is an age old tradition, and now thanks to Florida, we have our latest contender in the battle...Show More Summary

Mixed Results for Pension Reform Supporters in Midterms

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Candidates who have taken on the unions fared well in last night’s elections. Initiatives related to reforming heir pensions did not, however, do so well. Rick Snyder of Michigan and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, both Republican, fended off challengers to earn additional terms as governors. Show More Summary

Rick Scott Defeats Charlie Crist in Florida Gubernatorial Race

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who was seeking Florida's top office again, this time as a Democrat, lost to incumbent Republican Rick Scott yesterday. The New York Times reports: Despite Mr. Scott’s lack of popularity among voters, his victory was...

Image of the night: Charlie Crist's fan put away for the last time

I'm sure my fellow Floridian Javier will join me in thanking Governor Rick Scott for scaring us all half to death with a close race, but in the end, soulless party-flipping opportunist Charlie Crist was sent packing. The New York Times...Show More Summary

Charlie Crist Concedes FL Election, Loses For Third Time In Four Years

Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist called his opponent, incumbent Republican Rick Scott, around midnight to concede defeat in Tuesday’s election. This marks the third time Crist has lost, for three different parties, in the last four years. Show More Summary

Republican Rick Scott Wins in Close Florida Gubernatorial Race

The race was close, with incumbent Rick Scott and Democratic opponent Charlie Crist remaining neck-and-neck until about 90 percent of the votes were counted. The re-election of Scott marks a loss for reproductive rights and health-care...Show More Summary

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