News http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories/2 en Melissa Meeker: 'I Did What Needed to Be Done' at SFWMD http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/melissa-meeker-i-did-what-needed-be-done-sfwmd <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: September 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/melissa-meeker-i-did-what-needed-be-done-sfwmd"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/melissameeker-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="128" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/melissa-meeker-i-did-what-needed-be-done-sfwmd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/melissa-meeker-i-did-what-needed-be-done-sfwmd#comments Charlie Crist Department of Environmental Protection desalination Eric Draper Everglades restoration Florida Audubon Gray Ramos Indian River Lagoon Melissa Meeker News reclamation Recycling Rick Scott SFWMD South Florida Water Management District sustainability wastewater water reuse WateReuse Research Foundation WEFTEC Politics Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:58:02 +0000 Nancy Smith 5928932 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Who Are You Calling the Party of the Rich? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/who-are-you-calling-party-rich <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/mona-charen">Mona Charen</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: September 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> The median American household saw its net worth decline by 36 percent during the Great Recession. That is a hard reality. A Republican held the White House when the crash hit, and voters, in no mood to be charitable, blamed the GOP. Besides, Democrats were ready with an explanation that slid right into an existing groove of American thinking: The financial crisis was caused by Republicans going easy on their big banker friends.<a href="/story/who-are-you-calling-party-rich"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/charen.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/who-are-you-calling-party-rich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/who-are-you-calling-party-rich#comments News Columns Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:49:53 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5928931 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Five Questions for Don Eslinger http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/five-questions-don-eslinger <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: September 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p></p><a href="/story/five-questions-don-eslinger"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/doneislinger2-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="105" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/five-questions-don-eslinger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/five-questions-don-eslinger#comments News Politics Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:06:31 +0000 Chris Moran 5928918 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com More Than Ever, Police Work Needs to Be Reported Fairly http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/more-ever-police-work-needs-be-reported-fairly <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/lloyd-brown">Lloyd Brown</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: September 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Putting aside, for the moment, the incident in Ferguson, Mo., there is evidence that police work has changed dramatically and not always for the better.</p><a href="/story/more-ever-police-work-needs-be-reported-fairly"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/right-coast.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="273" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/more-ever-police-work-needs-be-reported-fairly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/more-ever-police-work-needs-be-reported-fairly#comments News Columns Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:37:27 +0000 Nancy Smith 5928906 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Allen West Returns to Florida Politics, Backs Curbelo Against Garcia http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/allen-west-wades-back-florida-politics-backing-carlos-curbelo-against-joe-garcia <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: September 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/allen-west-wades-back-florida-politics-backing-carlos-curbelo-against-joe-garcia"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/carloscurbeloallenwestjoegarcia-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="71" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/allen-west-wades-back-florida-politics-backing-carlos-curbelo-against-joe-garcia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/allen-west-wades-back-florida-politics-backing-carlos-curbelo-against-joe-garcia#comments Allen West Allen West Guardian Fund PAC Carlos Curbelo CD 26 David Bergstein DCCC Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Joe Garcia News Wadi Gaitan Politics Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:09:07 +0000 Kevin Derby 5928797 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Joe Biden Brings Help and Headaches to Charlie Crist http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/joe-biden-offers-some-help-more-headaches-charlie-crist <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: September 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/joe-biden-offers-some-help-more-headaches-charlie-crist"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/joebidencharliecrist-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="118" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/joe-biden-offers-some-help-more-headaches-charlie-crist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/joe-biden-offers-some-help-more-headaches-charlie-crist#comments 2016 Barack Obama Bill Clinton Charlie Crist Deval Patrick Florida gubernatorial race Hillary Clinton Joe Biden Martin O’Malley News Rick Scott Politics Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:18:25 +0000 Kevin Derby 5928749 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Amendment 2 Fight Moves to Florida Airwaves http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fight-over-amendment-2-medical-marijuana-shifts-florida-airwaves <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: September 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/fight-over-amendment-2-medical-marijuana-shifts-florida-airwaves"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/medicalmarijuana-sunshinestatenews_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="140" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fight-over-amendment-2-medical-marijuana-shifts-florida-airwaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fight-over-amendment-2-medical-marijuana-shifts-florida-airwaves#comments Amendment 2 Charlie Crist Drug Free Florida Committee Florida Constitution John Morgan medical marijuana Mitt Romney News Newt Gingrich People United for Medical Marijuana Rick Scott Sheldon Adelson United for Care Politics Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:11:46 +0000 Kevin Derby 5928733 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Judicial Relief http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-124 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 30, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/holbert-cartoon-124"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/holbertcartoon-sunshinestatenews_135.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="180" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-124" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-124#comments Cartoons News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:29:13 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5928679 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com New Poll Has Florida Cabinet Incumbents Running Over Democratic Rivals http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-cabinet-incumbents-running-over-democratic-rivals-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: September 29, 2014 5:15 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/florida-cabinet-incumbents-running-over-democratic-rivals-new-poll"><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/florida-cabinet-incumbents-running-over-democratic-rivals-new-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-cabinet-incumbents-running-over-democratic-rivals-new-poll#comments Adam Putnam Barack Obama Bill Wohlsifer Bob Butterworth FCPI Florida Cabinet Florida Chamber of Commerce Florida Chamber Political Institute George Sheldon Jeff Atwater News Pam Bondi Perry Thurston Thad Hamilton William Rankin Politics Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:18:18 +0000 Kevin Derby 5928839 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Medical Marijuana Proposal's Fate Still Unclear in New Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/medical-marijuana-proposals-fate-still-unclear-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: September 29, 2014 4:45 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/medical-marijuana-proposals-fate-still-unclear-new-poll"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marijuana-and-the-courts-amendment-2-760x430c.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="153" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/medical-marijuana-proposals-fate-still-unclear-new-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/medical-marijuana-proposals-fate-still-unclear-new-poll#comments Amendment 1 Amendment 2 Amendment 3 FCPI Florida Chamber of Commerce judiciary Land Acquisition Trust Fund News The Florida Chamber Political Institute Tom Lee Politics Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:06:39 +0000 Kevin Derby 5928834 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Edges Charlie Crist in Florida Chamber Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-edges-charlie-crist-florida-chamber-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: September 29, 2014 4:15 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/rick-scott-edges-charlie-crist-florida-chamber-poll"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscottcharliecrist-sunshinestatenews_4.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="108" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-edges-charlie-crist-florida-chamber-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-edges-charlie-crist-florida-chamber-poll#comments Adrian Wyllie Charlie Crist econony education Florida Chamber jobs Marian Johnson Mark Wilson News Rick Scott Politics Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:50:08 +0000 Kevin Derby 5928826 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Parents: Please, Don't Take Voucher Program Away http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-parents-please-dont-take-voucher-program-away <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: September 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/florida-parents-please-dont-take-voucher-program-away"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/dataqualitycampaign-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="150" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-parents-please-dont-take-voucher-program-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-parents-please-dont-take-voucher-program-away#comments Education Florida Department of Education Florida Education Association Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program News Public Schools school vouchers Step Up for Students Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:57:28 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5928833 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Hypocrisy and One Highly Paid Government Union Boss http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hypocrisy-and-one-highly-paid-government-union-boss <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jason-hart-watchdogorg">Jason Hart Watchdog.org</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: September 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/hypocrisy-and-one-highly-paid-government-union-boss"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/leesaunders-300x224.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="202" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hypocrisy-and-one-highly-paid-government-union-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hypocrisy-and-one-highly-paid-government-union-boss#comments AFL-CIO AFSCME American Federation of State Big Labor County and Municipal Employees John Boehner John Kasich Lee Saunders Maria Fernandes News Rick Scott Rick Snyder Scott Walker U.S. Department of Labor We Are Ohio Politics Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:26:41 +0000 Nancy Smith 5928333 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Parasailing Regulations Among New Laws Taking Effect http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/parasailing-regulations-among-new-laws-taking-effect <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jim-turner-news-service-florida">Jim Turner 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: September 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/parasailing-regulations-among-new-laws-taking-effect"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/capitol-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="130" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/parasailing-regulations-among-new-laws-taking-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/parasailing-regulations-among-new-laws-taking-effect#comments News Politics Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:49:40 +0000 Chris Moran 5928289 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Just Checking http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-51 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/payne-cartoon-51"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/henrypaynecartoon-sunshinestatenews_10_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="182" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-51" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-51#comments Cartoons News Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:48:26 +0000 meganlambert 5928272 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jay Carney's Pinocchio Problem http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jay-carneys-pinocchio-problem <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/l-brent-bozell-and-tim-graham">L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham</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: September 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> By now, everyone knows that there's a revolving door between Democratic politics and the "objective" news media. But does it have to spin so fast? On Sept. 10, CNN announced it hired former White House press secretary Jay Carney as a commentator, citing his "invaluable voice for the network" after his five years inside the Obama administration.<br /><a href="/story/jay-carneys-pinocchio-problem"><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/jay-carneys-pinocchio-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jay-carneys-pinocchio-problem#comments News Columns Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:40:02 +0000 meganlambert 5928210 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Muscles Up, Taking a Page from Newt Gingrich's Playbook http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-muscles-taking-page-newt-gingrichs-playbook <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: September 29, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/marco-rubio-muscles-taking-page-newt-gingrichs-playbook"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marcorubionewtgingrich-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="112" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-muscles-taking-page-newt-gingrichs-playbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-muscles-taking-page-newt-gingrichs-playbook#comments 1994 2016 Abortion Charlie Crist Chris Christie Contract With America Dick Armey Gang of Eight George H. W. Bush Heritage Foundation Immigration reform Kendrick Meek Marco Rubio Mike Lee Mitt Romney News Newt Gingrich Obamacare Rand Paul Senate taxes Politics Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:33:06 +0000 Kevin Derby 5928188 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com The Times (Gulp!) Delivers First-Rate Comparison in Crist-Scott Columns http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/times-gulp-delivers-first-rate-comparison-charlie-crist-rick-scott-columns <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: September 28, 2014 2:46 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Picking on the Tampa Bay Times has always come easy to me.</p><a href="/story/times-gulp-delivers-first-rate-comparison-charlie-crist-rick-scott-columns"><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/times-gulp-delivers-first-rate-comparison-charlie-crist-rick-scott-columns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/times-gulp-delivers-first-rate-comparison-charlie-crist-rick-scott-columns#comments Adam C. Smith Charlie Crist News Rick Scott Steve Geller Tampa Bay Times Tom Lee Columns Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:54:18 +0000 Nancy Smith 5928520 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Weekly Roundup: Mercury Drops, but Politics Heat Up http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-mercury-drops-politics-heat <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/brandon-larrabee-news-service-florida-0">Brandon Larrabee 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: September 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/weekly-roundup-mercury-drops-politics-heat"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rick-scott-debbie-wasserman_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="96" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-mercury-drops-politics-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-mercury-drops-politics-heat#comments News Politics Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:10:38 +0000 Chris Moran 5928324 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Christian Conservatives Set to Play Key Role on Medical Marijuana Amendment http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/christian-conservatives-set-play-key-role-medical-marjiuana-amendment <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: September 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/christian-conservatives-set-play-key-role-medical-marjiuana-amendment"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marijuana-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="89" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/christian-conservatives-set-play-key-role-medical-marjiuana-amendment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/christian-conservatives-set-play-key-role-medical-marjiuana-amendment#comments Amendment 2 Bobby Jindal Charlie Crist Florida Family Policy Council Jim Daly John Morgan marijuana medical marijuana News Pat Robertson Rand Paul Rick Santorum Rick Scott Ted Cruz United for Care Value Voters Summt Politics Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:03:44 +0000 Kevin Derby 5928276 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Repeat Performance http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon1 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: September 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/holbert-cartoon1"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/holbertcartoon-sunshinestatenews1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="180" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon1#comments Cartoons News Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:47:14 +0000 meganlambert 5928270 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com An Independent Florida? No Way, People Say http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/independent-florida-no-way-people-say <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/marianela-toledo-floridawatchdogorg">Marianela Toledo FloridaWatchdog.org</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: September 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/independent-florida-no-way-people-say"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/florida-sunshinenation.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="174" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/independent-florida-no-way-people-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/independent-florida-no-way-people-say#comments News Politics Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:43:55 +0000 Nancy Smith 5928249 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Political Bits and Pieces http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/political-bits-and-pieces-119 <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: September 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> After being selected by Florida State University’s (FSU) board of trustees to be its next president, Florida <strong>Sen. John Thrasher</strong>, R-St. Augustine, resigned as <strong>Gov. Rick Scott’s</strong> re-election campaign chairman on Wednesday.<a href="/story/political-bits-and-pieces-119"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/bits-and-pieces-logo-nowords.png" alt="" title="" width="270" height="274" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/political-bits-and-pieces-119" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/political-bits-and-pieces-119#comments Barbara Comstock CD 2 Congress Cynthia Lummis DCCC Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic National Committee DNC Doc Renuart Florida Senate Florida State University Frank Wolf FSU Gayle Oberst George W. Bush Greg Feldman Gus Bilirakis Gwen Graham Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Janet Huckabee Jeff Atwater Joe Garcia John Kerry John Thrasher Kathleen Trued Koch brothers Latin Builders Association LBA LFAFL Lupus Foundation of America’s Florida Chapter Marco Rubio Mario Diaz-Balart Martha Roby Marti Coley Mike Huckabee Mitt Romney Nancy Pelosi News Patrick Murphy Republican Party of Florida Rick Scott Ron DeSantis RPOF SD 8 Steve Southerland Ted Deutch Ted Yoho Travis Hutson UN United Way United Way of St. Johns County Venezuela William Rankin Politics Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:37:15 +0000 Kevin Derby 5928248 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com A Basket of Snakes http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/basket-snakes-0 <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: September 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> "Once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end.<br /><a href="/story/basket-snakes-0"><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/basket-snakes-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/basket-snakes-0#comments News Columns Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:36:47 +0000 meganlambert 5928209 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com NRCC Targets Joe Garcia With TV Blitz in South Florida http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/nrcc-targets-joe-garcia-tv-blitz-south-florida <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: September 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/nrcc-targets-joe-garcia-tv-blitz-south-florida"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/joegarciacarloscurbelo-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="104" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/nrcc-targets-joe-garcia-tv-blitz-south-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/nrcc-targets-joe-garcia-tv-blitz-south-florida#comments Carlos Curbelo CD 26 Congress corruption David Rivera Joe Garcia Katie Prill Miguel Salazar National Republican Congressional Committee News NRCC Social Security Politics Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:55:15 +0000 Kevin Derby 5928182 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Backroom Briefing: Anybody Seen Nancy Pelosi in Hosford? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/backroom-briefing-anybody-seen-nancy-pelosi-hosford <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jim-saunders-and-dara-kam-news-service-florida-0">Jim Saunders and Dara Kam 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: September 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/backroom-briefing-anybody-seen-nancy-pelosi-hosford"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/gwengrahamnancypelosi-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="122" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/backroom-briefing-anybody-seen-nancy-pelosi-hosford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/backroom-briefing-anybody-seen-nancy-pelosi-hosford#comments News Politics Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:28:07 +0000 Chris Moran 5928023 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com India's Stunning Mars Success and What It Could Teach Us http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/indias-stunning-mars-success-and-what-it-could-teach-us <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: September 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>NASA and other space enthusiasts probably were all over India's satellite Mangalyaan on Wednesday when it successfully orbited Mars -- making India the fourth nation to get there, but the first to do it on the first try.</p><a href="/story/indias-stunning-mars-success-and-what-it-could-teach-us"><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/indias-stunning-mars-success-and-what-it-could-teach-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/indias-stunning-mars-success-and-what-it-could-teach-us#comments 'Gravity' Bill Young Faster Better Cheaper FBC India ISRO Mangalyaan Mars Pathfnder MAVEN Microsoft NASA NASA Office of the Inspector General News OIG orbiter Silicon Valley Viking mission Columns Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:08:59 +0000 Nancy Smith 5927914 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeb Finding Common Core, Immigration Reform Tough Sell to Conservatives http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeb-bush-finding-common-core-immigration-tough-sell-conservatives <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: September 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <div></div><a href="/story/jeb-bush-finding-common-core-immigration-tough-sell-conservatives"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jebbush-sunshinestatenews_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="146" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeb-bush-finding-common-core-immigration-tough-sell-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeb-bush-finding-common-core-immigration-tough-sell-conservatives#comments 2016 amnesty Arizona immigration law Barack Obama Common Core education George H. W. Bush George W. Bush Immigration Jeb Bush Kay Hagan News North Carolina Senate Thom Tillis Politics Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:01:33 +0000 Kevin Derby 5927913 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Beware of Pervasive IRS Scam http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/beware-pervasive-irs-scam <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/drew-j-breakspear">Drew J. Breakspear</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: September 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just this past Labor Day weekend, I was sitting in my home and enjoying the holiday when I received a voicemail from a toll-free phone number. Upon listening to the recording, the caller introduced himself as a collector from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).</p><a href="/story/beware-pervasive-irs-scam"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/drew_j._breakspear.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="405" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/beware-pervasive-irs-scam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/beware-pervasive-irs-scam#comments Internal Revenue Service IRS News scam Columns Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:53:40 +0000 Nancy Smith 5927900 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Scots Vote Against Independence, but Controversy Continues in Britain http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/scots-vote-against-independence-controversy-continues-britain <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/michael-barone">Michael Barone</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: September 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> Last week, the voters of Scotland, in a heavy turnout and from age 16 up, decided not to disunite what has been arguably one of the most successful and beneficial nations over the last 307 years, the necessarily clunkily named United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.<br /><a href="/story/scots-vote-against-independence-controversy-continues-britain"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/michael-barone-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/scots-vote-against-independence-controversy-continues-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/scots-vote-against-independence-controversy-continues-britain#comments News Columns Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:51:43 +0000 meganlambert 5927899 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com