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September 16, 2015 - 11:00pm
Republicans clashed in the second round of presidential debates on Wednesday night. Held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, the 11 leading candidates debated for more than three hours on CNN. Earlier in the night, four dark horse candidates battled in the preliminary debate. 
September 16, 2015 - 10:30pm
In this presidential cycle, voters in both parties, to the surprise of the punditocracy, are rejecting experienced political leaders. They're willfully suspending disbelief in challengers who would have been considered laughable in earlier years. 
September 15, 2015 - 11:00pm
Richard Corcoran and, left, Mark Pafford
If ever Florida had a speaker prepared to take the gavel, it has to be Richard Corcoran, whose designation today formalizes a kind of 20-year, one-of-its-kind apprenticeship for the job.
September 16, 2015 - 7:00am
Once upon a time in a twinkling city on a hill, little boys and girls were taught that anyone could grow up to become president.
September 14, 2015 - 10:30pm
And they call Mississippi backward. Somebody please tell me how a county clerk from Kentucky who swore an oath to execute the law of the land, then refused to do it, gets to keep her job. 
September 15, 2015 - 2:00am
A hostile review of my new book -- "Wealth, Poverty and Politics" -- said, "there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable."
September 14, 2015 - 8:00pm
Everything that makes sense should be done to ensure Florida residents have an adequate water supply. As in every other issue related to public policy, the question is what makes sense.
September 14, 2015 - 9:15am
Rick Perry
Florida can take the blame -- or credit -- for ensuring Rick Perry never sits in the Oval Office. The former Texas governor pulled the plug on his presidential bid on Friday afternoon but, in retrospect, his White House ambitions went south after losing the RPOF’s Presidency 5 straw poll back in September 2011. 
September 14, 2015 - 7:00am
Some in the media were quick to dismiss Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's speech attacking Donald Trump as the opportunistic rant of a 1 percenter.
September 12, 2015 - 7:00am
Mark Levin's new book "Plunder and Deceit" has been No.
September 11, 2015 - 4:15pm
It’s time. In fact, it's past time.
September 11, 2015 - 6:30am
Welcome to The Dean's List -- an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days.
September 11, 2015 - 10:30am
You know I like this governor.
September 11, 2015 - 7:00am
Congress is finally having its say on the Iran deal.
September 10, 2015 - 12:15pm
Bobby Jindal and Donald Trump
Stuck in the back of the crowded pack of Republican presidential hopefuls and trying to get back into the race, Bobby Jindal has opted to tear into Donald Trump, guns blazing.

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Did Donald Trump hurt himself in Wednesday's debate by refusing to say he will accept the election results no matter what?
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