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December 18, 2015 - 7:00am
In December 2011, the candidate who led in the Iowa polls was not Rick Santorum (who ultimately squeaked out a victory there), nor Michelle Bachmann (who had driven Gov. Tim Pawlenty from the race by winning the Iowa straw poll earlier in the year), nor Mitt Romney. No, the leader was Ron Paul, with 23 percent.
December 17, 2015 - 2:30pm
When I was elected to represent our community in Congress I pledged to work and fight for solutions that will better our education system by empowering parents and teachers while equipping students with an education that will prepare them for success. Congress, along with the president, have united to make this pledge a reality.
December 17, 2015 - 10:00am
Like his approach to dictators in other corners of the globe, President Obama’s policy toward Cuba has been one of coddling the oppressors while sidelining the oppressed pro-democracy and human rights activists struggling for change.
December 17, 2015 - 7:00am
Our news media are so overwhelmingly obsequious to the Democrats that Hillary Clinton can imply the relatives of the Americans killed in Benghazi are liars on national TV, and no one in the press blinks an eye or finds it newsworthy. 
December 16, 2015 - 1:30pm
Did you know that although Florida Courts regularly enforce non-compete agreements, many employees still believe such agreements are not enforceable?  The Washington Post recently reported that 1 in 4 workers have signed such agreements in their lifetime, and 12.3 percent are bound by one right now. Employers, here is what you need to know when considering a non-compete clause.
December 16, 2015 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON -- Gee, wonder what Hillary Clinton has been up to?
December 15, 2015 - 1:00pm
Donald Trump’s suggestion to exclude Muslims from the U.S. has been called unconstitutional as well as offensive to many.
December 15, 2015 - 11:45am
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. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor’s or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.
December 15, 2015 - 7:00am
On Sept. 14, 2012, three days after the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods in Benghazi, Libya, Hillary Clinton appeared at Andrews air force base, where she spoke with family members of those slain.
December 15, 2015 - 7:30am
Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and Lindsey Graham
Out of the limelight, four of the dark horses seeking the Republican presidential nomination will be on stage on Tuesday afternoon in the undercard debate. 
December 15, 2015 - 7:00am
Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Marco Rubio
The stakes will be high in Las Vegas as nine Republican presidential candidates get ready to engage in Tuesday night’s main event as CNN hosts the fifth round of debates.
December 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
Recently, a minor change to the business agenda of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board’s monthly meeting streamlined protocols for public comment.
December 14, 2015 - 11:15am
During the past three decades, the American people have been kept in the dark about the true status of the Social Security program.  
December 11, 2015 - 9:15pm
Melanie Peterson
If you remember public meetings before they were televised, you can appreciate why boards desperately want to limit so-called "public" comment.
December 14, 2015 - 7:00am
Annette Taddeo
After the latest round of redistricting, Annette Taddeo looked to be a big winner as she continues her bid to take down Florida Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo. But the end of last week offered a few potential stumbling blocks for her.

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