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January 4, 2016 - 8:15pm
One of the things Donald Trump has accomplished is to get the media to drop all pretense of objectivity.
January 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush
Mitt Romney got shoved out of the 2016 presidential race by Jeb Bush a year ago but he is now getting a little political payback against the former Florida governor. 
January 4, 2016 - 11:00am
Welcome to The Dean’s List — an Ed Dean-style look at which Florida’s political achievers and issues were  major winners in 2015. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor’s or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.
January 4, 2016 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON -- Fractured and divided as we are, on one thing we can agree: 2015 was a miserable year. The only cheer was provided by Lincoln Chafee and the Pluto flyby (two separate phenomena), as well as one seminal aeronautical breakthrough.
January 3, 2016 - 9:00pm
Emily Slosberg and Bobby Powell
To hear some folks in Riviera Beach tell it, redistricting is already a joke.
December 31, 2015 - 7:00am
How shall we remember 2015? Or shall we try to forget it?
December 29, 2015 - 7:00am
Marco Rubio is unfolding like a flower before American voters. It's a long, slow unfolding; little by little, easy does it.
December 28, 2015 - 11:30am
With new leadership in the House of Representatives and an important return to regular order and a more inclusive process, the first Republican-controlled Congress in nine years ended 2015 by passing a number of substantial legislative achievements and conservative reforms that will benefit the American economy and the American people. More importantly, these legislative achievements were signed into law by a President who threatened to block much of this important progress.
December 30, 2015 - 7:00am
Richard Corcoran, Rick Scott and Joe Negron
There were few winners and too many losers in Florida politics over the past year as legislative dysfunction took over in Tallahassee and the state Supreme Court stepped in on redistricting. 
December 24, 2015 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON -- If you look beyond Donald Trump's comprehensive unpleasantness -- is there a disagreeable human trait he does not have? -- you might see this: He is a fundamentally sad figure.
December 23, 2015 - 7:00am
"I worry greatly that the rhetoric coming from the Republicans, particularly Donald Trump, is sending a message to Muslims here ... and ... around the world, that there is a 'clash of civilizations.'"
December 22, 2015 - 7:00am
Some observations on the 2016 presidential race as we head into the dark period, i.e., the two weeks of Christmas and New Year's holidays in which no one has ever dared, at least in the past, to conduct any polls. Those of us who pick over poll results will have to fly blind until the week starting Jan. 4.
December 21, 2015 - 2:00pm
Derrick Henry
U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., the chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, formally recognized 2015 Heisman Trophy Winner Derrick Henry, of Yulee, Florida, with the following statement in the official Congressional Record. The following is the full text of Crenshaw statement:
December 21, 2015 - 9:00pm
One of many goofy ideas held by liberals is that it is a bad thing to have “money in politics.” They want to regulate it, tax it, and otherwise control it -- all in the public interest, of course.
December 21, 2015 - 9:00pm
It was an off-election year, one you might have thought would be a sleeper for the political class in Florida. But 2015 turned out to be a noisy family food fight from beginning nearly to end, a year dominated by the courts and leaving a shortage of happy people in and around the Capitol. Here is our list of stories that topped the news in the Sunshine State this year.
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