News http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories/2 en A Leap of Faith -- Into Thin Air http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/leap-faith-thin-air <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: March 30, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The apparently intentional downing of a Germanwings airliner by the co-pilot has us riveted, as commercial plane crashes usually do.</p><a href="/story/leap-faith-thin-air"><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/leap-faith-thin-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/leap-faith-thin-air#comments Adreas Lubitz Germanwings Miracle on the Hudson News Sullenberger Columns Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:36:35 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5974564 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Fingers Do the Walking http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeff-stahler-cartoon-341 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: March 30, 2015 2:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/jeff-stahler-cartoon-341"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jeffstahlercartoon-sunshinestatenews_6.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="203" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeff-stahler-cartoon-341" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeff-stahler-cartoon-341#comments Cartoons News Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:33:50 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5974563 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Stay Alert for Colossal Rick Scott, Bill Nelson 2018 Senate Clash http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stay-alert-colossal-rick-scott-bill-nelson-2018-senate-clash <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: March 29, 2015 7:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> Rick Scott and Bill Nelson didn’t square off last year in the gubernatorial election, but signs are starting to point to a fight between the two Florida politicians down the road.<a href="/story/stay-alert-colossal-rick-scott-bill-nelson-2018-senate-clash"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscottbillnelson-hinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="92" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stay-alert-colossal-rick-scott-bill-nelson-2018-senate-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stay-alert-colossal-rick-scott-bill-nelson-2018-senate-clash#comments 2018 Alex Sink Bill McCollum Bill Nelson Charlie Crist Connie Mack Harry Reid Jay Rockefeller News Obama Obamacare PPP Rick Scott Tom Harkin Politics Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:11:06 +0000 Nancy Smith 5974571 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com No. 3: Jeb Bush, Whose Florida Legacies Abound http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-3-jeb-bush-whose-florida-legacies-abound <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: March 29, 2015 7:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Former Gov. Jeb Bush has been one of the leading political personalities in Florida over the last five years despite not holding or officially running for office during that time.</p><a href="/story/no-3-jeb-bush-whose-florida-legacies-abound"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/thessn202-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="324" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-3-jeb-bush-whose-florida-legacies-abound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-3-jeb-bush-whose-florida-legacies-abound#comments 2016 Bill McCollum Common Core Florida Foundation for Excellence in Education Foundation for Florida’s Future George H.W. Bush George W. Bush Immigration Jeb Bush Mitt Romney News Rick Scott School Choice Politics Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:32:17 +0000 Kevin Derby 5974498 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Death to America http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/death-america <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: March 28, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> Maybe I'm too sensitive, but when a foreign autocrat leads his people in chants of "Death to America," I take it personally.<a href="/story/death-america"><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/death-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/death-america#comments News Columns Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:25:28 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5974310 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Better Douse It, Mr. President http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-8 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: March 28, 2015 2:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-8"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/glenmccoycartoon-sunshinestatenews_4.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="200" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-8#comments Cartoons News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:28:37 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5974312 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Loyalty Takes Longer in Florida http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/loyalty-takes-longer-florida <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: March 28, 2015 12:01 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/loyalty-takes-longer-florida"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/a_young_florida_yankees_fan.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="216" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/loyalty-takes-longer-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/loyalty-takes-longer-florida#comments ATLANTA BRAVES Brooklyn Dodgers Cubs Dodgers Hank Aaron Indiantown Jupiter Island Major League Baseball Marlins News PPP Public Policy Polling Rays Red Sox TBS Yankees Columns Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:53:09 +0000 Nancy Smith 5974332 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Weekly Roundup: Nearing the Halfway Mark http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-nearing-halfway-mark <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: March 27, 2015 7:41 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/weekly-roundup-nearing-halfway-mark"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/floridalegislature-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="106" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-nearing-halfway-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-nearing-halfway-mark#comments News Politics Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:44:22 +0000 Nancy Smith 5974318 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com No. 4: Marco Rubio, From Florida House to White House? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-4-marco-rubio-florida-house-white-house <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: March 27, 2015 7:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the last five years, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has risen from a former state legislative leader who was an underdog to win a U.S. Senate seat to a possible presidential contender, a phenomenal ascent over such a short period.</p><a href="/story/no-4-marco-rubio-florida-house-white-house"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/thessn202-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="324" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-4-marco-rubio-florida-house-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-4-marco-rubio-florida-house-white-house#comments 2016 Barack Obama Ben Carson Charlie Crist Cuba David Rivera Gang of Eight Immigration reform Jeb Bush Marco Rubio Mike Huckabee News Rand Paul RPOF Senate Ted Cruz Politics Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:26:39 +0000 Kevin Derby 5974142 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com The Dean's List http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/deans-list-4 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/ed-dean">Ed Dean</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: March 27, 2015 6:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> Welcome to "The Dean's List" -- an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.<a href="/story/deans-list-4"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/deanslistsmall-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="292" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/deans-list-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/deans-list-4#comments News Columns Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:36:12 +0000 Nancy Smith 5974233 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Guns on Campus a No-No Say Floridians http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/floridians-say-no-guns-campus <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: March 27, 2015 1:03 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/floridians-say-no-guns-campus"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/gunsinschools-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="107" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/floridians-say-no-guns-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/floridians-say-no-guns-campus#comments concealed carry Concealed Weapons Everytown for Gun Safety Action Florida Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Florida State University Greg Evers Greg Steube Gun Control guns on campus National Rifle Association News Government Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:05:09 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5974170 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ron DeSantis Calls Out Obama on Release of Terrorists for Bergdahl http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ron-desantis-calls-out-obama-bowe-bergdahl-releasing-terrorists <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: March 27, 2015 10:38 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/ron-desantis-calls-out-obama-bowe-bergdahl-releasing-terrorists"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rondesantisbarackobama-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="116" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ron-desantis-calls-out-obama-bowe-bergdahl-releasing-terrorists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ron-desantis-calls-out-obama-bowe-bergdahl-releasing-terrorists#comments Barack Obama Bowe Bergdahl Congress Guantanamo Bay Guantanamo Bay Recidivism Prevention Act House National Security Subcommittee News Ron DeSantis Taliban Terrorism Tom Cotton Politics Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:41:21 +0000 Kevin Derby 5974131 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Curbelo, Murphy Team Up Against Foreign Oil Spills http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/carlos-curbelo-patrick-murphy-team-against-foreign-oil-spills <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: March 27, 2015 10:26 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/carlos-curbelo-patrick-murphy-team-against-foreign-oil-spills"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/carloscurbelopatrickmurphy-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="90" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/carlos-curbelo-patrick-murphy-team-against-foreign-oil-spills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/carlos-curbelo-patrick-murphy-team-against-foreign-oil-spills#comments BP Carlos Curbelo Clean Water Act Congress Cuba Foreign Spill Protection Act gulf oil spill News Oil Pollution Act oil spills OPA Patrick Murphy Politics Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:29:08 +0000 Kevin Derby 5974127 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com The GOP Racing Form: First Edition http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gop-racing-form-first-edition <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/charles-krauthhammer">Charles Krauthammer</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: March 27, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON -- With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it's time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies.</p><a href="/story/gop-racing-form-first-edition"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Charles-Krauthammer-Mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gop-racing-form-first-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gop-racing-form-first-edition#comments News Columns Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:35:11 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5974007 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Much in Common http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-7 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: March 27, 2015 2:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-7"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/glenmccoycartoon-sunshinestatenews_3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="200" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-7#comments Cartoons News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:28:05 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5974003 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Allison Tant's Black Women Woes Continue with Senate Candidate Pam Keith http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sorry-pam-keith-allison-tant-doubles-down-her-problems-black-women <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: March 27, 2015 12:01 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/sorry-pam-keith-allison-tant-doubles-down-her-problems-black-women"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/pamkeith-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="111" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sorry-pam-keith-allison-tant-doubles-down-her-problems-black-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sorry-pam-keith-allison-tant-doubles-down-her-problems-black-women#comments Allison Tant Democratic African-American Women's Caucus Florida Democratic Party Florida Power & Light Co. Leslie Wimes Marco Rubio Nan Rich News Pam Keith Patrick Murphy president Obama Columns Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:32:27 +0000 Nancy Smith 5974043 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com No. 5: Patrick Murphy, Up and Coming Democrat http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-5-patrick-murphy-and-coming-democrat <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: March 26, 2015 7:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite President Barack Obama carrying Florida and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s re-election efforts in 2012, the last five years , on the whole, have not been happy ones for Florida Democrats. </p><a href="/story/no-5-patrick-murphy-and-coming-democrat"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/thessn202-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="324" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-5-patrick-murphy-and-coming-democrat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-5-patrick-murphy-and-coming-democrat#comments 2016 Alan Grayson Alcee Hastings Allen West Barack Obama Bill Clinton Bill Nelson Carl Domino Congress Lois Lerner Marco Rubio News Patrick Murphy Ted Deutch Politics Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:46:31 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973852 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com House, Senate on Different Gambling Tracks http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/house-senate-different-gambling-tracks <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/dara-kam-news-service-florida">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: March 26, 2015 6:56 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p></p><a href="/story/house-senate-different-gambling-tracks"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/gambling-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="128" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/house-senate-different-gambling-tracks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/house-senate-different-gambling-tracks#comments News Politics Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:58:11 +0000 Chris Moran 5974018 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Report Finds Overtesting Costs Florida Billions http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/overtesting-costing-florida-billions-says-report <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: March 26, 2015 5:14 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/overtesting-costing-florida-billions-says-report"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/testing-sunshinestatenews_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="104" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/overtesting-costing-florida-billions-says-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/overtesting-costing-florida-billions-says-report#comments Education News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:15:57 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5973974 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Partisan Divide in Florida over Medical Marijuana, Medicaid Expansion http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/medical-marijuana-medicaid-expansion-leave-partisan-divide-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: March 26, 2015 3:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/medical-marijuana-medicaid-expansion-leave-partisan-divide-florida"><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/medical-marijuana-medicaid-expansion-leave-partisan-divide-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/medical-marijuana-medicaid-expansion-leave-partisan-divide-florida#comments Amendment 2 Florida Legislature Florida poll marijuana Medicaid medical marijuana News PPP PPP Poll Same Sex Marriage Politics Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:47:12 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973882 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Atlanta Braves -- Oops, Not Marlins or Rays -- Favorite MLB Team in Florida http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/atlanta-braves-oops-not-marlins-rays-favorite-mlb-team-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: March 26, 2015 2:26 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/atlanta-braves-oops-not-marlins-rays-favorite-mlb-team-florida"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/bravesspringtraining-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="110" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/atlanta-braves-oops-not-marlins-rays-favorite-mlb-team-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/atlanta-braves-oops-not-marlins-rays-favorite-mlb-team-florida#comments ATLANTA BRAVES Boston Red Sox Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball Miami Marlins MLB NEW YORK METS New York Yankees News PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES PPP PPP Poll Sports Tampa Bay Rays Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:28:43 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973905 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Fans Split on Gators and Seminoles But Still Love Tim Tebow http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-fans-divided-gators-and-seminoles-still-love-tim-tebow <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: March 26, 2015 2:05 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/florida-fans-divided-gators-and-seminoles-still-love-tim-tebow"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jimbofishertimtebowjohnmcelwain-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="62" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-fans-divided-gators-and-seminoles-still-love-tim-tebow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-fans-divided-gators-and-seminoles-still-love-tim-tebow#comments Al Golden college football FAU FAU Owls FIU FIU Panthers Florida Atlantic Florida Gators Florida International Florida State University FSU FSU Seminoles Gators Jim McElwain Jimbo Fisher Miami Hurricanes News PPP Public Policy Polling Seminoles South Florida Tim Tebow UCF UCF Knights UF University of Central Florida University of Florida University of Miami USF USF Bulls Politics Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:09:09 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973892 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Competitive Against Bill Nelson in 2018 Senate Race, Poll Shows http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-competitive-against-bill-nelson-2018-senate-race-poll-shows <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: March 26, 2015 1:23 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/rick-scott-competitive-against-bill-nelson-2018-senate-race-poll-shows"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscottbillnelsom-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="90" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-competitive-against-bill-nelson-2018-senate-race-poll-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-competitive-against-bill-nelson-2018-senate-race-poll-shows#comments Bill Nelson Charlie Crist Connie Mack Florida poll News PPP PPP Poll Rick Scott Senate Politics Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:25:25 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973871 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Carlos Curbelo Draws Liberal Fire on Budget Vote as 2016 Looms http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/carlos-curbelo-draws-liberal-fire-budget-vote-2016-looms <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: March 26, 2015 10:59 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/carlos-curbelo-draws-liberal-fire-budget-vote-2016-looms"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/carloscurbelo-sunshinestatenews_4.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="108" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/carlos-curbelo-draws-liberal-fire-budget-vote-2016-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/carlos-curbelo-draws-liberal-fire-budget-vote-2016-looms#comments 2016 Americans United for Change Annette Taddeo Barack Obama Brad Woodhouse budget Carlos Curbelo Congress Daniella Levine Cava David Rivera Gloria Romero Roses Joe Garcia Koch brothers Medicare Nancy Pelosi News Obamacare Politics Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:02:49 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973810 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Why an Independent Florida Corrections Commission Is a Bad Idea http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/why-independent-florida-corrections-commission-bad-idea <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: March 26, 2015 10:13 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The newspapers are awash every day with stories about the Florida Department of Corrections and the systemic problems  a longstanding culture has created.</p><a href="/story/why-independent-florida-corrections-commission-bad-idea"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/barney-bishop-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/why-independent-florida-corrections-commission-bad-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/why-independent-florida-corrections-commission-bad-idea#comments Christy Daley DOC Florida Corrections Commission Florida Department of Corrections Florida Smart Justice Alliance joint legislative commission Julie Jones News Rick Scott Rob Bradley Wansley Walters Columns Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:41:38 +0000 Nancy Smith 5973800 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Tackles IRS and Tax-Return Issues http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-tackles-irs-and-tax-returns-issues <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: March 26, 2015 9:53 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/marco-rubio-tackles-irs-and-tax-returns-issues"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/tedyohomarcorubiojeanneshaheen-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="66" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-tackles-irs-and-tax-returns-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-tackles-irs-and-tax-returns-issues#comments 2016 Congress Internal Revenue Service Internet security IRS Jeanne Shaheen John Koskinen Kelly Ayotte Marco Rubio News Senate taxes Ted Yoho Treasury Department Politics Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:56:52 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973786 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com The Washington Post's Obama Deniers http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/washington-posts-obama-deniers <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: March 26, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> It's as if they were waiting, breathlessly. The moment Ted Cruz announced his presidential campaign, the national media proclaimed their horror. He was "brash," a "hardliner," an "uncompromising conservative," they warned. ABC anchor David Muir announced his agenda was the usual No list: "Promising no abortion, no gay marriage, no gun control, no IRS."<a href="/story/washington-posts-obama-deniers"><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/washington-posts-obama-deniers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/washington-posts-obama-deniers#comments News Columns Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:47:20 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5973581 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Easily the Winner http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/henry-payne-cartoon-173 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: March 26, 2015 2:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/henry-payne-cartoon-173"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/henrypaynecartoon-sunshinestatenews_17.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="194" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/henry-payne-cartoon-173" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/henry-payne-cartoon-173#comments Cartoons News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:44:20 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5973576 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com No. 6: Alex Sink, Not-So-Happy Warrior http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-6-alex-sink-not-so-happy-warrior <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: March 25, 2015 7:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>When he nominated then-Gov. Al Smith, D-N.Y., for president at the 1924 Democratic National Convention, Franklin D. Roosevelt took a line from a Wordsworth poem and labeled his friend the “happy warrior.” </p><a href="/story/no-6-alex-sink-not-so-happy-warrior"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/thessn202-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="324" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-6-alex-sink-not-so-happy-warrior" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-6-alex-sink-not-so-happy-warrior#comments Alex Sink Bill McBride Congress David Jolly Florida Next Foundation Florida TaxWatch Jeb Bush News Pinellas County Rick Scott Tampa Bay Politics Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:45:16 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973636 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Senators Push for More Land-Buying Money http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/senators-push-more-money-land-buying <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: March 25, 2015 6:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p></p><a href="/story/senators-push-more-money-land-buying"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/amendment1-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="131" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/senators-push-more-money-land-buying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/senators-push-more-money-land-buying#comments News Politics Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:15:53 +0000 Nancy Smith 5973671 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com