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May 20, 2017 - 9:30am
Recently, at a Broward Democratic Progressive Caucus event, newly minted Florida Democratic Party President Sally Boynton Brown declared that poor people didn't care about issues and voted based on emotions. According to the Miami New Times, she also declared that the best Democrats should hope for in Florida is a purple state.
May 20, 2017 - 8:30am
It wasn't their intention, but Florida Supreme Court justices' Gretna decision sure started the engine on the Legislature's 2018 gravy train. 
May 20, 2017 - 7:00am
The pleasant surprise of the First 100 Days is over. The action was hectic, heated, often confused, but well within the bounds of normalcy. Policy (e.g., health care) was being hashed out, a Supreme Court nominee confirmed, foreign policy challenges (e.g. North Korea) addressed.
May 20, 2017 - 2:00am
May 18, 2017 - 11:00am
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio testified before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on his “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act" which would “reform the VA by allowing the secretary to dismiss bad employees, and ensure appropriate due process protections for whistleblowers.” Last week, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., to bring out the proposal. Rubio’s testimony is below:
May 17, 2017 - 12:45pm
In case anyone has forgotten, John Lewis, the congressman from Georgia's 5th District, endorsed Hillary Clinton in her 2008 bid for the presidency.
May 17, 2017 - 1:45pm
UPDATED: Rick Scott will veto House Bill 7069. I feel it. He might even veto the Florida Education Finance Program, or FEFP, which is the majority of funding for K-12 public schools. The only thing he's waiting for is assurance leaders in the Legislature don't have the votes to override him.
May 17, 2017 - 6:00am
For Floridians, personal sound amplification devices can boost sound that is too faint for most of us to hear. It can be used by consumers who want to temporarily heighten their hearing, including the use of headphones and equipment used to modestly boost the sound on telephones, listening devices and other audio amplification, and even to aid birdwatchers.
May 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Annette Taddeo
Apparently Annette Taddeo didn't announce her candidacy on May 9 in the Senate District 40 special election after all. Never mind that virtually every media outlet in Tallahassee and Miami carried it at the time. She announced it Tuesday. That's today. Apparently.
May 17, 2017 - 6:00am
The reported success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) is based on enrollment numbers. Millions more have “coverage.” Similarly, the predicted disasters from repeal have to do with loss of coverage. Tens of thousands of deaths will allegedly follow. Activists urge shipping repeal victims’ ashes to Congress—possibly illegal and certainly disrespectful of the loved one’s remains, which will end up in a trash dump.
May 15, 2017 - 5:45pm
George Sheldon
Ordinarily, I wouldn't give the time of day to an editor-turned-flack who whines on Facebook  about the press mistreating his boss and mistreating a Florida technology company to which George Sheldon gave $811 million in consulting contracts. But I'll make an exception for Neil Skene. 
May 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
In Florida and across the country, Americans continue to feel the pressure of rising prescription drug costs.
May 15, 2017 - 11:45am
Beyond any measure, the Affordable Care Act, better known as "Obamacare," has failed in its promises to the American people. As it stands, Obamacare is in a death spiral and collapsing under its own weight of broken assurances, imperiling tens of thousands of Floridians with ever-increasing premiums and fewer and fewer choices for their medical needs. 
May 13, 2017 - 6:00am
Not everybody readily understood why Gov. Rick Scott chose Clewiston, a farming community in the heart of the EAA, as the stage for Friday's ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 10.
May 13, 2017 - 6:00am
In early 1862, President Abraham Lincoln was pressured by Republicans in Congress to remove General George McClellan from command of the Union army, arguing the young commander was too unaggressive. Lincoln asked Ohio Republican Sen. Benjamin Wade who should take McCellean’s place. 

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