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November 2, 2016 - 6:00am
These days, in order to keep costs down the vast majority of insurance plans use the model that limits the hospitals or physicians from whom patients can get medical services.
November 1, 2016 - 6:00am
Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin
My bet is, U.S. Rep. John Mica is about to be vindicated. You might remember the Republican congressman from Central Florida took it on the chin after he questioned FBI Director James Comey during a July 9 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. 
October 31, 2016 - 7:00am
One more week, give or take.
October 31, 2016 - 10:00am
It’s fashionable these days to hear that medical pot -- Amendment 2 -- is going to win at the ballot box and become a part of our Constitution. Not so fast.
October 30, 2016 - 10:00am
Despite the Florida Democratic Party providing President Barack Obama with a list of Democratic legislative candidates that included Lisa Montelione running for House District 63, the Hillsborough County Democratic Black Caucus said not so fast.
October 29, 2016 - 6:00am
This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.
October 28, 2016 - 7:00am
Last week, the U.N.'s premier cultural agency, UNESCO, approved a resolution viciously condemning Israel (referred to as "the Occupying Power") for various alleged trespasses and violations of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Except that the resolution never uses that term for Judaism's holiest shrine. It refers to and treats it as an exclusively Muslim site, a deliberate attempt to eradicate its connection -- let alone its centrality -- to the Jewish people and Jewish history.
October 28, 2016 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio
Florida would be crazy to lose Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate. I mean really crazy.  
October 27, 2016 - 6:00am
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and celebrate the patients, family and friends who have battled this deadly disease. 
October 27, 2016 - 6:00am
Back in 2013, immigration reform was being discussed in Congress, much like it has been during this presidential election. At that time, Hillary Clinton stated, based on leaked emails, that being opposed to immigration is “fundamentally un-American” and that "American" is not a national identity but rather is "an intellectual invention."  That same year, Paul Ryan was also talking about America not being a country or a national identity but rather an "intellectual idea." Both of these statements were made in the context of promoting open border immigration.
October 27, 2016 - 6:00am
In normal times, presidential candidates in most countries make campaign promises to protect their citizens and ensure security and national sovereignty for their homelands.
October 26, 2016 - 10:00am
Hurricane Hermine swept through Florida’s panhandle and side-swiped Tallahassee last month.  Though it was only a Cat 1 hurricane with minimal winds, it nevertheless created havoc in the tree-loving state capital.
October 26, 2016 - 7:00am
The system is rigged and the polls are phony.
October 26, 2016 - 6:00am
It's not so bad, says the Obama administration. So what if health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act are going up in 2017? No biggee. Most people affected will get increased subsidies to make up the difference. Problem solved.
October 25, 2016 - 7:30pm
Hillary Clinton is turning to a familiar figure from the national political stage to help boost her chances in Florida--even if her new ally isn’t always a reliable one for Democrats. 
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