News http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories/2/0/feed%0D en Monotony Can Prove Useful http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-132 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 23, 2014 3:55 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/holbert-cartoon-132"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/holbertcartoon-sunshinestatenews_143.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="181" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-132" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-132#comments Cartoons News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:36:49 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934950 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Five Questions for U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/five-questions-us-rep-steve-southerland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/margie-menzel-news-service-florida">Margie Menzel News Service of Florida</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 23, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/five-questions-us-rep-steve-southerland"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/stevesoutherland-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="135" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/five-questions-us-rep-steve-southerland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/five-questions-us-rep-steve-southerland#comments News Politics Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:12:48 +0000 Nancy Smith 5935076 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Charlie's Debt to California Billionaire Tom Steyer Growing as We Speak http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/charlie-crists-debt-california-billionaire-tom-steyer-growing-we-speak <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 23, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Who knows what Charlie Crist will owe California billionaire Tom Steyer if he regains the Florida governor's seat in November.</p><a href="/story/charlie-crists-debt-california-billionaire-tom-steyer-growing-we-speak"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/SSN_I-Beg-To-Differ_Logo_Final.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="311" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/charlie-crists-debt-california-billionaire-tom-steyer-growing-we-speak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/charlie-crists-debt-california-billionaire-tom-steyer-growing-we-speak#comments American Commitment Brian Hughes Charlie Crist Farallon Capital Management LLC Keystone XL Pipeline Mission Bay neighborhood Nancy Pelosi News NextGen Climate Phil Kerpen president Obama Rick Scott Tampa media market Tom Steyer Wall Street Journal Washington Free Beacon WFLA WFTS WMOR WTOG WTSP WTTA WTVT WWSB Columns Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:28:13 +0000 Nancy Smith 5935062 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com HD 65: Can Carl Zimmerman Overcome GOP District to Beat Chris Sprowls? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hd-65-can-carl-zimmerman-overcome-gop-district-beat-chris-sprowls <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jeff-henderson-1">Jeff Henderson</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 23, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/hd-65-can-carl-zimmerman-overcome-gop-district-beat-chris-sprowls"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/no2-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="175" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hd-65-can-carl-zimmerman-overcome-gop-district-beat-chris-sprowls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hd-65-can-carl-zimmerman-overcome-gop-district-beat-chris-sprowls#comments Alex Sink Barack Obama Carl Zimmerman Chris Sprowls Debbie Faulkner Florida House HD 65 Mitt Romney News Peter Nehr Pinellas County Rick Scott St. Pete Polls Politics Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:27:55 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934945 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio's Final 2014 Campaign Stops are All About 2016 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubios-final-2014-campaign-stops-are-all-about-2016 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 23, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/marco-rubios-final-2014-campaign-stops-are-all-about-2016"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marcorubio-sunshinestatenews_5.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="129" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubios-final-2014-campaign-stops-are-all-about-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubios-final-2014-campaign-stops-are-all-about-2016#comments 2014 2016 Barack Obama Carl Domino Charlie Crist Congress Cory Gardner Democratic National Committee DNC Gwen Graham Harry Reid Heritage Foundation Iowa Jeanne Shaheen Jim DeMint Joni Ernst Marco Rubio Minimum Wage New Hampshire News Patrick Murphy presidential election Reclaim America PAC Rick Scott Scott Brown South Carolina South Carolina Democratic Party Steve Southerland Tom Cotton Tom Harkin U.S. Senate Violence against Women Act Politics Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:17:37 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934842 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Pam Bondi, Jeff Atwater and Adam Putnam Headed for Big Wins http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pam-bondi-jeff-atwater-and-adam-putnam-headed-big-wins <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/pam-bondi-jeff-atwater-and-adam-putnam-headed-big-wins"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/pambondijeffatwateradamputnam-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="74" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pam-bondi-jeff-atwater-and-adam-putnam-headed-big-wins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pam-bondi-jeff-atwater-and-adam-putnam-headed-big-wins#comments Adam Putnam Bill Wohlsifer Charlie Crist George Sheldon Jeff Atwater News Pam Bondi Rick Scott St. Leo Poll St. Leo University Thad Hamilton William Rankin Politics Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:11:32 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934936 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Libertarian Adrian Wyllie Is Holding Rick Scott Down, Says St. Leo Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/libertarian-adrian-wyllie-is-holding-rick-scott-down-says-st-leo-poll <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 2:20 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/libertarian-adrian-wyllie-is-holding-rick-scott-down-says-st-leo-poll"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscottadrianwylliecharliecrist-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="77" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/libertarian-adrian-wyllie-is-holding-rick-scott-down-says-st-leo-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/libertarian-adrian-wyllie-is-holding-rick-scott-down-says-st-leo-poll#comments Adrian Wyllie Charlie Crist Florida gubernatorial race Frank Orlando News Rick Scott St. Leo Poll St. Leo University Politics Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:21:08 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934918 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com 'No Nice Guys' in Deadlocked Scott-Crist Race, Says Q-Pollster http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-nice-guys-deadlocked-rick-scott-charlie-crist-race-says-q-pollster <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 8:18 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/no-nice-guys-deadlocked-rick-scott-charlie-crist-race-says-q-pollster"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/adrianwyllierickscottcharliecrist-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="73" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-nice-guys-deadlocked-rick-scott-charlie-crist-race-says-q-pollster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-nice-guys-deadlocked-rick-scott-charlie-crist-race-says-q-pollster#comments Adrian Wyllie Charlie Crist Florida governor race News Peter Brown Poll Q-Poll Quinnipiac Rick Scott Politics Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:23:40 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934814 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Paul Krugman's Late Obama Valentine http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/paul-krugmans-late-obama-valentine <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/l-brent-bozell">L. Brent Bozell</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> Knowing the way our political press works, it's easy to predict that Barack Obama's presidency is just about over. Journalists will soon treat him as the lamest of lame ducks, and suggest nothing consequential will happen in the last two years of his presidency. Instead, they'll obsess over who will come next. <a href="/story/paul-krugmans-late-obama-valentine"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/l-brent-bozell-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/paul-krugmans-late-obama-valentine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/paul-krugmans-late-obama-valentine#comments News Columns Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:30:25 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5935064 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Bears and Wolves Find a Voice in the Wilderness http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bears-and-wolves-find-voice-wilderness <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kathleen-parker">Kathleen Parker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON -- If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts -- the four-legged variety rather than those running for office. <br /> <br />Ballot initiatives aimed at protecting bears and wolves from hounding, trapping and other inhumane hunting practices are up for a vote in two states -- Maine and Michigan. </p><a href="/story/bears-and-wolves-find-voice-wilderness"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/kathleen-parker-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bears-and-wolves-find-voice-wilderness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bears-and-wolves-find-voice-wilderness#comments News Columns Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:52:52 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934763 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com A Heavenly Look http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-93 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/stahler-cartoon-93"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/stahlercartoon-sunshinestatenews_104.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="203" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-93" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-93#comments Cartoons News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:31:40 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934673 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Conservatives and Pelosi Lieutenants Roll into CD 2 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/conservatives-and-pelosi-lieutenants-go-work-cd-2 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/conservatives-and-pelosi-lieutenants-go-work-cd-2"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/gwengrahamstevesoutherland-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="104" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/conservatives-and-pelosi-lieutenants-go-work-cd-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/conservatives-and-pelosi-lieutenants-go-work-cd-2#comments Barack Obama Bob Graham CD 2 CLF Congress Congressional Leadership Fund DCCC Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Emily Davis Gwen Graham Howard Dean Jim Clyburn John Kerry Marco Rubio Nancy Pelosi News Sanford Bishop Steve Southerland Politics Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:42:09 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934645 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Why I Am For Medical Marijuana But Against Amendment 2 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/why-i-am-medical-marijuana-against-amendment-2 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/john-stemberger">John Stemberger</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>This pa st year has been a real learning curve on the whole topic of medical marijuana.Thanks to a good friend of mine, who is a respected physician, I learned there really are some valid and legitimate medical uses for marijuana. </p><a href="/story/why-i-am-medical-marijuana-against-amendment-2"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/johnstemberger-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="393" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/why-i-am-medical-marijuana-against-amendment-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/why-i-am-medical-marijuana-against-amendment-2#comments Amendment 2 Charlie Crist John Morgan John Stemberger marijuana medical marijuana News Rick Scott Columns Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:38:36 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934628 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Launches Ebola Travel Ban Bill http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-launches-ebola-travel-ban-bill <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/marco-rubio-launches-ebola-travel-ban-bill"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marcorubiojoegarcia-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="106" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-launches-ebola-travel-ban-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-launches-ebola-travel-ban-bill#comments Alan Grayson Barack Obama Bill Nelson Carlos Curbelo CDC Centers for Disease Control Congress Corrine Brown Dennis Ross Ebola House Joe Garcia Marco Rubio News Senate travel ban Politics Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:19:28 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934571 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com SD34: Can Ellyn Bogdanoff Beat Maria Sachs in the Rematch? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sd34-can-ellyn-bogdanoff-beat-maria-sachs-rematch <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jeff-henderson-1">Jeff Henderson</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/sd34-can-ellyn-bogdanoff-beat-maria-sachs-rematch"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/no3-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="175" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sd34-can-ellyn-bogdanoff-beat-maria-sachs-rematch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sd34-can-ellyn-bogdanoff-beat-maria-sachs-rematch#comments Alex Sink Barack Obama Broward County Charlie Crist Ellyn Bogdanoff Florida Democratic Party Florida Senate Gaming Jack Latvala Joe Negron Joseph “JB Maria Sachs Mitt Romney News Palm Beach County Republican Party of Florida Rick Scott RPOF SD 34 Senate St. Pete Polls Politics Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:30:51 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934546 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Acrimony Galore in Scott-Crist River City Rumble, But Not Much Changed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/acrimony-galore-rick-scott-charlie-crist-river-city-rumble-but-not-much-changed <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 8:50 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every year in Jacksonville, Atlantic Sun Conference basketball rivals Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida (UNF) engage in the “River City Rumble.”</p><a href="/story/acrimony-galore-rick-scott-charlie-crist-river-city-rumble-but-not-much-changed"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/kevin-derby_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="364" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/acrimony-galore-rick-scott-charlie-crist-river-city-rumble-but-not-much-changed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/acrimony-galore-rick-scott-charlie-crist-river-city-rumble-but-not-much-changed#comments Charlie Crist CNN Columbia/HCA Cuba embargo death penalty Debate Economy Florida FSU Immigration Jacksonville Jake Tapper Jim Greer jobs News Pam Bondi populists Rick Scott Scott Rothsetien Trayvon Martin William Jennings Bryan Politics Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:09:10 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934721 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Debate or Dogfight:? World Sees Florida Politics at Their Grittiest http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debate-dogfight-world-sees-florida-politics-grittiest <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/allison-nielsen">Allison Nielsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 8:45 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/debate-dogfight-world-sees-florida-politics-grittiest"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/scottcrist-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="174" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debate-dogfight-world-sees-florida-politics-grittiest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debate-dogfight-world-sees-florida-politics-grittiest#comments Charlie Crist CNN death warrant Debate general election global warming Immigration Jacksonville Jake Tapper News Pam Bondi Rick Scott Scott Rothstein Politics Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:45:02 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934733 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Anti-Common Core Parent Group Throws Weight Behind Rick Scott http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/anti-common-core-parent-group-throws-weight-behind-rick-scott <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/allison-nielsen">Allison Nielsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 4:45 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-story-attachment"> <div class="field-label">Attachments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/floridaleadersletter2.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=392317" title="floridaleadersletter2.pdf">Florida Parents Against Common Core Letter</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/anti-common-core-parent-group-throws-weight-behind-rick-scott"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/testtaking-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="127" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/anti-common-core-parent-group-throws-weight-behind-rick-scott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/anti-common-core-parent-group-throws-weight-behind-rick-scott#comments Charlie Crist Common Core State Standards Education Florida Parents Against Common Core Florida Standards general election Kate Boland Laura Zorc News Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Rick Scott Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:48:23 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934646 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Predatory Journalism http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/predatory-journalism <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/thomas-spwell">Thomas Sowell</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending."<br /><br />Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of. According to such thinking -- or lack of thinking -- the answer is to have the government set an interest rate ceiling at a level that will be acceptable to third parties like the New York Times.<a href="/story/predatory-journalism"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/thomas-sowell-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/predatory-journalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/predatory-journalism#comments News Columns Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:52:55 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934420 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Colorful and Influential GOP Leader Tom Slade Dies http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/colorful-and-influential-gop-leader-tom-slade-dies <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/dara-kam-and-jim-saunders-news-service-florida">Dara Kam and Jim Saunders News Service of Florida</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/colorful-and-influential-gop-leader-tom-slade-dies"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/tomslade-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="142" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/colorful-and-influential-gop-leader-tom-slade-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/colorful-and-influential-gop-leader-tom-slade-dies#comments News Politics Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:07:19 +0000 Chris Moran 5934409 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com A Letter to Parents: There Is Such a Thing as Too Many Tests http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/letter-parents-there-such-thing-too-many-tests <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/patricia-levesque">Patricia Levesque</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>There has been much said recently about an overabundance of testing in schools, and I understand that it can be difficult to decide how this impacts your child's education.</p><a href="/story/letter-parents-there-such-thing-too-many-tests"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Patricia-Levesque.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="355" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/letter-parents-there-such-thing-too-many-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/letter-parents-there-such-thing-too-many-tests#comments Advanced Placement tests College Board high stakes tests Iowa Test of Basic Skills News SAT 10 standardized tests testing Columns Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:52:30 +0000 Nancy Smith 5934387 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com One more plea for 'No' on Amendment 1 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/one-more-plea-no-amendment-1 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>When the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative first made it to the 2014 ballot, I would've bet my last dollar that by now it would be about as popular as earthquake insurance. But, boy, would I have lost that bet.<br /></p><a href="/story/one-more-plea-no-amendment-1"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/SSN_I-Beg-To-Differ_Logo_Final.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="311" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/one-more-plea-no-amendment-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/one-more-plea-no-amendment-1#comments Amendment 1 class-size amendment conservation lands Everglades Florida Chamber of Commerce Florida Constitution Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative Indian River Lagoon Joe Negron Land Acquisition Trust Fund Martin County News St. Lucie Estuary Treasure Coast Columns Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:35:10 +0000 Nancy Smith 5934352 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Some Convenience http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-92 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/stahler-cartoon-92"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/stahlercartoon-sunshinestatenews_103.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="203" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-92" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-92#comments Cartoons News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:01:27 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934340 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Hispanics the Scott-Crist Target as Early Voting Starts http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hispanics-rick-scott-charlie-crist-target-as-early-voting-starts <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/hispanics-rick-scott-charlie-crist-target-as-early-voting-starts"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscottcharliecrist-sunshinestatenews_3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="99" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hispanics-rick-scott-charlie-crist-target-as-early-voting-starts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hispanics-rick-scott-charlie-crist-target-as-early-voting-starts#comments Annette Taddeo Carlos Lopez-Cantera Charlie Crist Florida gubernatorial contest Hispanics Joaquín Castro Joe Garcia Luis Ferré Luis Fortuno Marco Rubio Maurice Ferre Nan Rich News Republican Party of Florida Rick Scott RPOF Politics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:03:34 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934286 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com HD 112: Can a United GOP Help Daniel Diaz Leyva Over Jose Javier Rodríguez? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hd112-can-united-gop-help-daniel-diaz-leyva-over-jose-javier-rodr%C3%ADguez <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jeff-henderson-1">Jeff Henderson</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/hd112-can-united-gop-help-daniel-diaz-leyva-over-jose-javier-rodr%C3%ADguez"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/no4-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="175" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hd112-can-united-gop-help-daniel-diaz-leyva-over-jose-javier-rodr%C3%ADguez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hd112-can-united-gop-help-daniel-diaz-leyva-over-jose-javier-rodr%C3%ADguez#comments Alex Diaz de la Portilla Alex Sink Barack Obama Bob Graham Daniel Diaz Leyva Florida House HD 112 Jose Felix Diaz Jose Javier Rodriguez Manny Diaz Maurice Ferre Miami-Dade Mitt Romney News Rick Scott Tomás Regalado Xavier Suárez Politics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:14 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934265 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Obama/Obamacare Sink While Rubio and Nelson Soar http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obama-and-obamacare-sink-while-marco-rubio-and-bill-nelson-soar-new-poll <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 20, 2014 4:50 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/obama-and-obamacare-sink-while-marco-rubio-and-bill-nelson-soar-new-poll"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marcorubiobarackobamabillnelson-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="64" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obama-and-obamacare-sink-while-marco-rubio-and-bill-nelson-soar-new-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obama-and-obamacare-sink-while-marco-rubio-and-bill-nelson-soar-new-poll#comments 2016 Barack Obama Bill Nelson Health-Care Marco Rubio News Obamacare Rasmussen Poll Rasmussen Reports Senate Politics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:14:08 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934315 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott and Charlie Crist Locked in a Dead Heat http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-and-charlie-crist-locked-dead-heat <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 20, 2014 4:15 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/rick-scott-and-charlie-crist-locked-dead-heat"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscottcharliecrist-sunshinestatenews_8.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="118" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-and-charlie-crist-locked-dead-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-and-charlie-crist-locked-dead-heat#comments Adrian Wyllie Charlie Crist ethics Florida governor Florida governor race Florida gubernatorial race Government Spending News Rasmussen Poll Rasmussen Reports Rick Scott social issues taxes Politics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:32:59 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934302 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Don't Count the Medical Marijuana Amendment Out http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dont-count-medical-marijuana-amendment-out <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 20, 2014 12:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/dont-count-medical-marijuana-amendment-out"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/medicalmarijuana-sunshinestatenews_10.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="144" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dont-count-medical-marijuana-amendment-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dont-count-medical-marijuana-amendment-out#comments News Politics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:23:55 +0000 Nancy Smith 5934230 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ebola, Ideology and Common Sense http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ebola-ideology-and-common-sense <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/pat-buchanan">Pat Buchanan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 20, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> Growing up in Washington in the 1930s and '40s, our home was, several times, put under quarantine. A poster would be tacked on the door indicating the presence within of a contagious disease -- measles, mumps, chickenpox, scarlet fever.<br /><br />None of us believed we were victims of some sort of invidious discrimination against large Catholic families. It was a given that public health authorities were trying to contain the spread of a disease threatening the health of children.<a href="/story/ebola-ideology-and-common-sense"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Patrick-buchanan.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ebola-ideology-and-common-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ebola-ideology-and-common-sense#comments News Columns Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:31:24 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934140 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Gulf Charter Boat Captains Plead for Gov. Scott to Intervene over Red Snapper http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gulf-charter-boat-captains-plead-gov-rick-scott-intervene-over-red-snapper-fishery <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 20, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-story-attachment"> <div class="field-label">Attachments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/cfa_gov_scott_sign-on_letter_final_1.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=341515">cfa_gov_scott_sign-on_letter_final_1.pdf</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/gulf-charter-boat-captains-plead-gov-rick-scott-intervene-over-red-snapper-fishery"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/redsnapper-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="148" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gulf-charter-boat-captains-plead-gov-rick-scott-intervene-over-red-snapper-fishery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gulf-charter-boat-captains-plead-gov-rick-scott-intervene-over-red-snapper-fishery#comments Amendment 40 Business charter boats Charter Fishermans Association Clearwater Marine Association Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission FWC Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Mike Colby National Marine Fisheries Service News red snapper Richard Corbett Rick Scott sector separation tourism Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:57:29 +0000 Nancy Smith 5934007 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com