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July 24, 2017 - 6:00am
Every 20 years the Florida Constitution requires the appointment of a Constitution Revision Commission.
July 4, 2017 - 6:00am
Rick Scott
Rick Scott hit the nail on the head last week when he vetoed House Bill 937, a glaring piece of hypocrisy that would have forced already
July 3, 2017 - 7:00am
Some American history museums belabor visitors with this message: You shall know the truth and it shall make you feel ashamed of, but oh-so-superior to, your wretched ancestors. The new Museum of the American Revolution is better than that. Located near Independence Hall, it celebrates the luminous ideas affirmed there 241 Julys ago, but it does not flinch from this fact: The war that began at Lexington and Concord 14 months before the Declaration of Independence was America's first civil war. And it had all the messiness and nastiness that always accompany protracted fratricide.
June 30, 2017 - 10:30am
Senate President Joe Negron is hardly the first legislator to practice law for a firm with business before the Florida Legislature. 
June 28, 2017 - 6:00am
Richard Corcoran and Jose Oliva
With all its money, couldn't the shadowy, liberal activist group Florida Strong produce a more truthful, higher class Internet ad about the Koch brothers and Florida's House leaders than something that flashes years-old financial documents, dark photos of smokestacks and completely unsubstantiated sound bites?
June 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took part at an event on Monday hosted by the America Enterprise Institute (AEI) as it showcases its new report “Kingpins and Corruption: Targeting Transnational Organized Crime in the Americas.” Rubio offered opening remarks at the event which are included below:
June 26, 2017 - 2:45pm
Odd to see Andrew Gillum and Donald Trump -- Democrat and Republican, Tallahassee mayor and U.S. president -- paddling the same, or similar, canoes.
June 26, 2017 - 7:00am
Five months into Donald Trump's administration, only the unwise doubt the president's intelligence.
June 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
I read Leslie Wimes' column Friday about Andrew Gillum, and I'm not one bit surprised she thinks Gillum walks on water, same as she thinks Obama did.
June 23, 2017 - 12:15am
Remember the stories that surrounded Barack Obama when he first decided to run for president? I do.
June 23, 2017 - 9:45am
Democrat John Ossoff loses in Georgia June 20
Putting Humpty back together is off to a rocky start. Could there have been a more disastrous week for the Democrats?
June 23, 2017 - 7:00am
The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on?
June 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
We got the headline on Tuesday's Citizens' rate increase story wrong. It wasn't the abuses that forced a 5.3 percent average increase in Citizens' insurance policies in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. It was the Florida Legislature, pure and simple.
June 19, 2017 - 10:30am
You can fool some of the people all of the time. You can fool all of the people some of the time. You can't fool all of the people all of the time. Stephen Bittel isn't fooling the majority of black folks right now.
June 19, 2017 - 7:00am
"Contrary" does not quite capture Steve King's astringency. The Iowa native and conservative congressman was born, appropriately, in Storm Lake, and carries turbulence with him. He also carries experience of actual life before politics, when he founded a construction company, which is one reason he has long advocated an excellent idea -- repeal of the Davis-Bacon law.

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