Posted: 11:02 AM American officials say U.S. representatives will begin formal meetings with the Taliban in a few days at the group's new office opening in Qatar.
Posted: 5:50 PM The Florida Democratic Party is hosting its annual fundraising dinner Saturday night without any statewide candidates on the speaking list.
Posted: 9:11 PM Gov. Rick Scott late Wednesday signed four bills and vetoed three. Those bills are summarized here.
Updated: 2:17 PM Amid privacy debate, Obama says 'You can't have 100% security and also then have 100% privacy and zero inconvenience.'
Updated: 9:21 PM Scott on Wednesday signed 14 bills into law.
Posted: 11:31 AM Obama was speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Washington.
Posted: 9:19 AM Florida's two legislative leaders are joining Gov. Rick Scott in raising concerns about federal budget cuts.
Updated: 12:27 AM A list of the bills signed by Governor Scott.
Posted: 9:09 AM President Barack Obama is prepared to nominate former Bush administration official James Comey as FBI director, but in a possible warning sign, the top Republican on the Senate committee that would review the nomination said Comey would face questions about his Wall Street connections.
Posted: 1:28 PM The Florida Supreme Court is siding with public defenders who believe they should be able to reject cases if they don't have the budget and lawyers to adequately represent poor people charged with crimes.
Posted: 9:12 PM Scott signed a bill that requires elections supervisors to hold eight days of early voting, but gives them the flexibility to hold up to 14 days.
Updated: 11:34 AM A government panel has begun a hearing on the IRS's screening of conservative groups.
Updated: 3:52 PM An administration official says Obama will name a new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service this week.
Updated: 2:39 PM “It is little wonder that TaxWatch is irrelevant 364 days a year.”
Posted: 2:00 PM The Turkey Watch "identifies appropriations that appear in the budget at the last minute, bypassing the legislatively-established competitive process and receiving little or no public review."