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Fla. gov. criticizes Jesse Jackson over comments

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday demanded an apology from longtime civil rights activist Jesse Jackson for comparing the state's struggle with the Trayvon Martin case to the civil rights clashes with police during the 1960s in Selma, Ala. Full story

Fla. Cabinet may give ok for USF to exhume bodies

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and other top state officials are being asked to grant a request from researchers to exhume human remains at a former reform school. Full story

Florida protesters demand legislation inspired by Trayvon Martin death

   Melanie Andrade, Florida A&M chapter president of the Dream Defenders, who has been protesting at the Florida capitol since the not-guilty verdict was read in the trial of George Zimmerman, talks with Melissa Harris-Perry about the components of the protest group's proposed "Trayvon Martin Act."

Activists demand repeal of 'Stand Your Ground'

   Philip Agnew, executive director of The Dream Defenders, tells MSNBC’s Craig Melvin why his group is occupying Florida’s capitol building and demanding Gov. Rick Scott to convene a special session to repeal the state’s "Stand Your Ground" law.

Harry Belafonte joins with Fla. Capitol protesters

Singer and entertainer Harry Belafonte is calling on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to listen to protesters who are asking for a special legislative session to examine the state's self-defense laws after the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Scott has refused. Full story

More Fla. school money means tax increase for some

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and state legislators have traveled the state this year boasting about the extra money they steered toward schools and teachers. Full story

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Dream Defender reflects on growing up black in Florida

‘Dream Defenders’ aren’t budging from Gov. Scott’s office

Dems eye taking back Florida where Gov. Scott looks vulnerable

Florida Gov. Scott affirms support for ‘Stand Your Ground’ law

Florida Gov. Scott affirms support for Stand Your Ground law

From Stevie Wonder to Eric Holder, ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws under scrutiny

Supreme Court: Law protecting builder went too far

Appeals court allows drug tests for some Florida state workers

Marines sharpen skills for school-defense at Quantico

Florida passes record budget, backed by sales tax revenue

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  Pink flamingos send message to NC Republican legislators

Rachel Maddow reports on a North Carolina bill to change voting laws, a bill that sat dormant for months before Republicans in the state legislature decided to bring it back at the last minute.

  Spotlight on 'Stand Your Ground' laws

Ciara Taylor, political director from the Dream Defenders, joins Rev. Sharpton to talk about why she and dozens of fellow members of the Dream Defenders are protesting in Florida over the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

  Penn. Gov. Tom Corbett not even very popular in his own party

The National Journal reported this week that state Republicans in Pennsylvania are "looking to push out their Governor" after his first term, possibly not even giving him a chance in a re-election fight next year. Steve Kornacki’s panelists discuss.

  Florida governor opts not to review Stand Your Ground law

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is standing firm in his decision to not reevaluate the state’s Stand Your Ground law. He met last night with protesters who have been camped out at his Tallahassee office for three days. Christian Church Disciples of Christ Minister Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins joins MSNBC to disc

  Rick Scott faces mounting pressure on 'Stand Your Ground'

Florida Governor Rick Scott is facing mounting pressure to address Florida's "Stand You Ground" law and Marissa Alexander's case. Chris Hayes talks about Rick Scott's response with State Senator Dwight Bullard and Phillip Agnew.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott greets an attendee in the audience before the start of the final U.S. presidential debate between Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in Boca Raton, Florida, October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Florida Governor Rick Scott holds a news conference at the State Emergency Operations Center
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Florida Governor Rick Scott holds a news conference at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee, Florida, August 27, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Sears

Florida Governor Scott leaves one of the media facilities after finishing an interview before Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and U.S. President Barack Obama meet in the final U.S. presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida