News http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories/2 en Dean Cannon: Better Florida Economy Means Fewer Fights in Session http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dean-cannon-better-florida-economy-means-fewer-fights-session <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: February 28, 2015 4:50 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/dean-cannon-better-florida-economy-means-fewer-fights-session"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/deancannon-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="123" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dean-cannon-better-florida-economy-means-fewer-fights-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dean-cannon-better-florida-economy-means-fewer-fights-session#comments Andy Gardiner budget Capitol Insight Dean Cannon Federalist Society Florida House Florida Legislature judicial branch Larry Cretul News Rick Scott Steve Crisafulli Walt Disney World Politics Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:04:01 +0000 Kevin Derby 5966704 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Legal Expert: 'Tort Reform Only Works Around the Edges' http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/legal-expert-tort-reform-only-works-edges <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: February 28, 2015 4:15 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/legal-expert-tort-reform-only-works-edges"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/williamlarge-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="139" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/legal-expert-tort-reform-only-works-edges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/legal-expert-tort-reform-only-works-edges#comments Barbara Lagoa Darryl Parks Federalist Society Florida Justice Reform Institute law Mark Behrnes News Parks & Crump Shook Hardy & Bacon torts William Large Politics Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:47:38 +0000 Kevin Derby 5966702 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Republican AGs a Powerful Force for Good, says Fred Barnes http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fred-barnes-republican-ags-obama%E2%80%99s-legacy-jeopardy <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: February 28, 2015 3:26 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/fred-barnes-republican-ags-obama%E2%80%99s-legacy-jeopardy"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/fredbarnes-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="132" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fred-barnes-republican-ags-obama%E2%80%99s-legacy-jeopardy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fred-barnes-republican-ags-obama%E2%80%99s-legacy-jeopardy#comments Adam Laxalt attorneys general Barack Obama Bill McCollum Brian Sandoval Congress Department of Homeland Security Dodd-Frank Environmental Protection Agency EPA Federalist Society Fox News Fred Barnes Immigration Mitch McConnell News Pam Bondi Republican Attorneys General Association The Weekly Standard Politics Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:31:07 +0000 Kevin Derby 5966705 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeff Atwater on Small Business: Regulations Are Crippling Innovation http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeff-atwater-small-business-regulations-crippling-innovation <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: February 28, 2015 9:49 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/jeff-atwater-small-business-regulations-crippling-innovation"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jeffatwater-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="131" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeff-atwater-small-business-regulations-crippling-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeff-atwater-small-business-regulations-crippling-innovation#comments Abraham Lincoln American Dream Federalist Society Florida Senate innovation Jeff Atwater News regulation Ron DeSantis Small Business Politics Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:52:06 +0000 Kevin Derby 5966673 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Questions the Press Doesn't Ask a Democrat http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/questions-press-doesnt-ask-democrat <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: February 28, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> Gov. Scott Walker has leapt to the top of polls in Iowa. As day follows night, he has moved to the center of the liberal press's crosshairs. This is the world we inhabit: When a Democrat is perceived as popular, the press discovers layers of humor and elan we never suspected. When a Republican is gaining strength, the press sharpens its bayonets.<a href="/story/questions-press-doesnt-ask-democrat"><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/questions-press-doesnt-ask-democrat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/questions-press-doesnt-ask-democrat#comments News Columns Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:10:52 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5966536 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Loving You as I Am http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-1 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: February 28, 2015 2:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-1"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/glennmccoycartoon-sunshinestatenews_59.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="202" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-1#comments Cartoons News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:59:45 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5966533 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Not a Single Legislative Delegation Makes Buying U.S. Sugar Land a Priority http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/not-single-legislative-delegation-makes-buying-us-sugar-land-priority <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: February 28, 2015 12:01 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <br />The outlook might get brighter next week for the Everglades Foundation and its allies, but for now their voice crying out to buy U.S. Sugar Corp. land is like a wolf howling in the middle of the Tundra. <a href="/story/not-single-legislative-delegation-makes-buying-us-sugar-land-priority"><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/not-single-legislative-delegation-makes-buying-us-sugar-land-priority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/not-single-legislative-delegation-makes-buying-us-sugar-land-priority#comments Accerler8 Anitere Flores CERP Charlie Crist Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Everglades Everglades Agricultural Area Everglades Coalition Everglades Foundation Everglades Trust Gayle Harrell Gov. Scott Jeb Bush Joe Negron Matt Caldwell News Rachel Ondrus U.S. Sugar UF University of Florida Water Institute Columns Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:45:15 +0000 Nancy Smith 5966574 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Weekly Roundup: Shamed Speaker Redeemed; Other Court Battles Focus on Sunshine http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-shamed-speaker-redeemed-other-court-battles-focus-sunshine-0 <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: February 27, 2015 9:04 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p></p><a href="/story/weekly-roundup-shamed-speaker-redeemed-other-court-battles-focus-sunshine-0"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/flhouse-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="116" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-shamed-speaker-redeemed-other-court-battles-focus-sunshine-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-shamed-speaker-redeemed-other-court-battles-focus-sunshine-0#comments News Politics Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:07:46 +0000 Chris Moran 5966641 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Putnam Rallies Conservatives in Speech to Federalist Society http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/adam-putnam-rallies-conservatives-speech-federalist-society <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: February 27, 2015 7:35 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/adam-putnam-rallies-conservatives-speech-federalist-society"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/adamputnam-sunshinestatenews_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="106" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/adam-putnam-rallies-conservatives-speech-federalist-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/adam-putnam-rallies-conservatives-speech-federalist-society#comments Adam Putnam Antonin Scalia Barack Obama Clarence Thomas Congress Ed Meese; Spence Abraham Federalist Society Florida James Madison John Roberts Leonard Leo Nadine Strossen News Robert Bork Samuel Alito Politics Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:38:53 +0000 Kevin Derby 5966616 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com The Dean's List http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/deans-list-0 <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: February 27, 2015 7:16 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> Here we are again in the second week of "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-0"><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-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/deans-list-0#comments News Columns Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:15:00 +0000 Nancy Smith 5966628 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Attorneys Shed Light on Rick Scott's Process for Nominating Judges http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/attorneys-shed-light-rick-scotts-process-nominating-judges <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: February 27, 2015 6:41 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/attorneys-shed-light-rick-scotts-process-nominating-judges"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscott-sunshinestatenews_15.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="137" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/attorneys-shed-light-rick-scotts-process-nominating-judges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/attorneys-shed-light-rick-scotts-process-nominating-judges#comments Charlie Crist Charlie Trippe Federalist Society Florida 5th District Court of Appeal Florida Bar JNCs judges Judicial Nominating Commissions law News Paul Huck Pete Antonacci Rick Scott Tim Cerio U.S Constitution Walt Disney World Wendy Berger Zander Clem Politics Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:08:21 +0000 Kevin Derby 5966609 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Keep Florida Learning Committee Has Large Responsibility in Reviewing Education Issues http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/keep-florida-learning-committee-has-large-responsibility-reviewing-education-issues <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: February 27, 2015 2:49 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/keep-florida-learning-committee-has-large-responsibility-reviewing-education-issues"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/classroom-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="134" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/keep-florida-learning-committee-has-large-responsibility-reviewing-education-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/keep-florida-learning-committee-has-large-responsibility-reviewing-education-issues#comments Christie Bassett Common Core State Standards deregulation Doris Garcia Education FCAT Florida Standards Florida Standards Assessment Joe Pickens Julia Hendricks Keep Florida Learning Committee Kelli Stargel Laura Zorc Manny Diaz Jr. Margaret Fahringer News Owen Roberts Pam Stewart Patty Hightower Rick Scott standardized tests Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:59:18 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5966506 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Discipline Still Big Issue for Schools, but Is Florida Overdoing It? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/discipline-still-big-issue-schools-florida-disciplining-too-much <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: February 27, 2015 11:41 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/discipline-still-big-issue-schools-florida-disciplining-too-much"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/teacherdiscipliningstudents.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="142" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/discipline-still-big-issue-schools-florida-disciplining-too-much" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/discipline-still-big-issue-schools-florida-disciplining-too-much#comments discipline dropout rate Education graduation rate News Poll Rasmussen Reports school curriculum Survey UCLA University of California Los Angeles Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:43:25 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5966434 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com The Fatal Flaw in the Iran Deal http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fatal-flaw-iran-deal <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: February 27, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><br />WASHINGTON -- A sunset clause?</p> <p>The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling. Iran was being granted the "right to enrich." It would be allowed to retain and spin thousands of centrifuges. It could continue construction of the Arak plutonium reactor. Yet so thoroughly was Iran stonewalling International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors that just last Thursday the IAEA reported its concern "about the possible existence in Iran of undisclosed ... development of a nuclear payload for a missile."</p><a href="/story/fatal-flaw-iran-deal"><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/fatal-flaw-iran-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fatal-flaw-iran-deal#comments News Columns Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:05:21 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5966272 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Boxed In http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: February 27, 2015 2:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-0"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/glenmcoycartoonfeb27-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="206" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-0#comments Cartoons News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:25:27 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5966253 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com 'Thunderdome' Captain's Session: Pot, Beer and Pizza http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/thunderdome-captains-session-pot-beer-and-pizza <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: February 26, 2015 3:54 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p></p><a href="/story/thunderdome-captains-session-pot-beer-and-pizza"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/cummings.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="126" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/thunderdome-captains-session-pot-beer-and-pizza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/thunderdome-captains-session-pot-beer-and-pizza#comments News Politics Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:55:57 +0000 Chris Moran 5966237 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com New User-Friendly Designs Pump Up the Volume on State Report Cards http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/new-user-friendly-designs-pump-volume-state-report-cards <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: February 26, 2015 3:51 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/new-user-friendly-designs-pump-volume-state-report-cards"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/reportcard-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="136" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/new-user-friendly-designs-pump-volume-state-report-cards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/new-user-friendly-designs-pump-volume-state-report-cards#comments accountability Allison Aubuchon Education Florida Department of Education Foundation for Excellence in Education graphic design John Bailey My School Information Design Challenge News Patricia Levesque school report cards transparency Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:03:12 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5966242 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Politicians on Standby Until Marco Rubio Makes Up his Mind for 2016 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-politicians-stand-until-marco-rubio-makes-his-mind-2016 <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: February 26, 2015 3:50 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/florida-politicians-stand-until-marco-rubio-makes-his-mind-2016"><img 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http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Immigration Front and Center as S. 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Illinois has favored Democratic presidential candidates by an average of 16 points in the last six elections. 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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: February 25, 2015 4:43 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/darren-sotos-leading-hispanic-democrat-florida"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/darrensoto-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="117" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/darren-sotos-leading-hispanic-democrat-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/darren-sotos-leading-hispanic-democrat-florida#comments AIF amnesty Andy Gardiner Associated Industries of Florida Barack Obama Darren Soto Florida Chamber of Commerce Florida Senate Hispanics Immigration Janet Cruz Joe Abruzzo Joe Garcia Joe 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Derby 5965899 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Bill Nelson to Eric Holder: Investigate Dozier School http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bill-nelson-eric-holder-investigate-dozier-school-now <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: February 25, 2015 12:58 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/bill-nelson-eric-holder-investigate-dozier-school-now"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/doziercrosses-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="116" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bill-nelson-eric-holder-investigate-dozier-school-now" 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