News http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories/2 en Obama's War on Transparency http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obamas-war-transparency <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 5, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> On Inauguration Day 2009, the White House website declared President Obama's administration would become "the most open and transparent in history." By the end of the next day, Obama had issued high-profile orders pledging "a new era" and "an unprecedented level of openness" across the massive federal bureaucracy.<a href="/story/obamas-war-transparency"><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/obamas-war-transparency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obamas-war-transparency#comments News Columns Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:53:43 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5967874 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Short on Stature? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-2 <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 5, 2015 12:01 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a 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class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: March 4, 2015 6:25 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p></p><a href="/story/justices-asked-order-redrawn-congressional-districts"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/floridasupremecourt-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="122" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/justices-asked-order-redrawn-congressional-districts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/justices-asked-order-redrawn-congressional-districts#comments News Politics Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:26:38 +0000 Chris Moran 5967921 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Bill to Limit Testing Time Passes Senate Subcommittee http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bill-limit-testing-time-passes-senate-subcommittee <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 4, 2015 5:50 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/bill-limit-testing-time-passes-senate-subcommittee"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/johnlegg-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="154" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bill-limit-testing-time-passes-senate-subcommittee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bill-limit-testing-time-passes-senate-subcommittee#comments Bill Galvano Bill Montford Chris Quackenbush Dwight Bullard Education Eleanor Sobel Florida Standards Assessment high stakes testing Jeff Clemens John Legg News Senate Committee on PreK-12 Education teacher evaluations testing Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:54:04 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5967900 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Everglades Trust's Bully-Boy Tactics Only Draw Bad Blood http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/everglades-trusts-bully-boy-tactics-only-draw-bad-blood <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 4, 2015 4:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p></p><a href="/story/everglades-trusts-bully-boy-tactics-only-draw-bad-blood"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/everglades-sunshinestatenews_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="106" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> 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Tom Greco Merri Goodall Mike Collins News SFWMD South Florida Water Management District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Sugar University of Florida Water Institute Columns Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:53:14 +0000 Nancy Smith 5967560 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ron DeSantis Pushes for Higher Education Reform, Cutting Out DOE http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ron-desantis-pushes-conservative-reform-higher-education-taking-power-doe <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 4, 2015 3:59 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/ron-desantis-pushes-conservative-reform-higher-education-taking-power-doe"><img 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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 4, 2015 1:29 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/marco-rubio-mike-lee-team-tax-reform"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marcorubiomikelee-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="114" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-mike-lee-team-tax-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-mike-lee-team-tax-reform#comments 2016 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic National Committee DNC IRS Marco Rubio Mike Lee News Senate tax code taxes Politics Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:34:00 +0000 Kevin Derby 5967777 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Scott Asks Conservatives to Help Push His Legislative Agenda http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-goes-back-basics-advance-legislative-agenda <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 4, 2015 12:44 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/rick-scott-goes-back-basics-advance-legislative-agenda"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscott-sunshinestatenews_18.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="133" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-goes-back-basics-advance-legislative-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/curt-clawson-calls-out-john-boehner-dhs-and-immigration-vote-house-floor <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 4, 2015 11:31 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/curt-clawson-calls-out-john-boehner-dhs-and-immigration-vote-house-floor"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/curtclawson-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="124" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/curt-clawson-calls-out-john-boehner-dhs-and-immigration-vote-house-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jeffmiller-sunshinestatenews_0_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="133" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeff-millers-va-reforms-easily-pass-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeff-millers-va-reforms-easily-pass-house#comments Ander Crenshaw Congress Frederica Wilson Gwen Graham House Veterans Affairs Committee Jeff Miller Kathy Castor News Senate VA Veterans Politics Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:53:38 +0000 Kevin Derby 5967686 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Fiscal Watchdogs Hopeful for Rick Scott's Agenda, Liberals Have Other Plans http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fiscal-watchdogs-hopeful-rick-scotts-agenda-liberals-unveil-their-own-proposals <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 4, 2015 10:20 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/fiscal-watchdogs-hopeful-rick-scotts-agenda-liberals-unveil-their-own-proposals"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/markferullorickscottdominiccalabro-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="74" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fiscal-watchdogs-hopeful-rick-scotts-agenda-liberals-unveil-their-own-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fiscal-watchdogs-hopeful-rick-scotts-agenda-liberals-unveil-their-own-proposals#comments AFP Americans for Prosperity Andy Gardiner Awake the State Chris Hudson communication service tax CST Dominic Calabro education Florida Legislature Florida TaxWatch fracking Mark Ferrulo Minimum Wage News pension reform Progress Florida Rick Scott State of the State Steve Crisafulli Politics Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:23:47 +0000 Kevin Derby 5967675 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com If America Is Mars and Europe Venus, How Is Europe Doing? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/if-america-mars-and-europe-venus-how-europe-doing <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: March 4, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> "Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus," wrote Robert Kagan in "Of Paradise and Power," published in 2003, just as the United States went into Iraq. Americans, he wrote, see themselves in "an anarchic Hobbesian world," where security and a liberal order depend on military might, while Europe is "moving beyond power into a self-contained world of laws and rules and transnational negotiation and co-operation."<a href="/story/if-america-mars-and-europe-venus-how-europe-doing"><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/if-america-mars-and-europe-venus-how-europe-doing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/if-america-mars-and-europe-venus-how-europe-doing#comments News Columns Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:57:35 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5967543 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com No Joy, Bibi http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/henry-payne-cartoon-169 <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 4, 2015 12:01 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/henry-payne-cartoon-169"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/henrypaynecartoon-sunshinestatenews_13.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="187" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/henry-payne-cartoon-169" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/henry-payne-cartoon-169#comments Cartoons News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:54:08 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5967541 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Greyhound Injury Reporting Bill Bolts Through Senate http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/greyhound-injury-reporting-bill-bolts-through-senate <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 3, 2015 7:02 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/greyhound-injury-reporting-bill-bolts-through-senate"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/eleanorsobel-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="133" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/greyhound-injury-reporting-bill-bolts-through-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/greyhound-injury-reporting-bill-bolts-through-senate#comments ASPCA Don Gaetz Eleanor Sobel Florida Greyhound Association Gambling greyhound racing News racetracks Politics Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:05:26 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5967546 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com House, Senate Leaders Show Signs of Agreement, Differences http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/house-senate-leaders-show-signs-agreement-differences <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jim-saunders-and-jim-turner-news-service-florida">Jim Saunders and 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 3, 2015 6:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p></p><a href="/story/house-senate-leaders-show-signs-agreement-differences"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/stevecrisafulliandygardiner-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="124" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/house-senate-leaders-show-signs-agreement-differences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/house-senate-leaders-show-signs-agreement-differences#comments News Politics Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:32:04 +0000 Chris Moran 5967529 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Dennis Ross Takes a Leading Role Against Obama's Deals With Iran http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dennis-ross-takes-leading-role-against-obamas-negotiations-iran <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 3, 2015 4:25 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/dennis-ross-takes-leading-role-against-obamas-negotiations-iran"><img 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