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February 2, 2016 - 2:00pm
There was a lot to be learned in Iowa last night.‭ ‬The top Republican finishers showed a clear distinction between the old guard versus new blood.‭ ‬The old way of doing‭ ‬business doesn‭’‬t cut it,‭ ‬and the American people agree. 
February 2, 2016 - 1:00pm
A bedrock principle of our Constitution is that those charged with a crime are guaranteed a trial by jury. This prudent provision restrains government power and guards against dangerous abuses of it.
February 2, 2016 - 10:30am
Bernie Sanders, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Hillary Clinton
After the events of recent days, Democrats can be pardoned if their groans about Debbie Wasserman Schultz leading the DNC in a presidential election year grow louder. 
February 2, 2016 - 8:30am
Only in the most dire emergencies is the South Florida Water Management District allowed to back-pump stormwater into Lake Okeechobee. 
February 2, 2016 - 7:00am
Whoever wins the nominations, the most successful campaigns of 2016 provide us with a clear picture of where the center of gravity is today in both parties and, hence, where America is going.
February 2, 2016 - 7:45am
This winter has brought extraordinary amounts of rainfall to South Florida. In response, the South Florida Water Management District has taken extraordinary actions to fulfill its mission of providing flood protection for residents and businesses within the 16 counties the agency serves.
February 1, 2016 - 10:45pm
Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio
Residents of the Granite State like to insist, “Iowa picks corn, New Hampshire picks presidents.” But Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and Barack Obama won in Iowa even as Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton stumbled in the Hawkeye State and still sat in the Oval Office.
February 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
There is more confusion about Social Security today than ever before.  We hear contradictory claims from individuals, organizations and government, and nobody knows who to believe.
February 1, 2016 - 11:45pm
Public schools only have one job: prepare students for college or a career.
February 1, 2016 - 7:00am
Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: "Grow up!" 
February 1, 2016 - 7:00am
Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood
It's not exactly hush-hush. But neither does anybody want to talk on the record. Nevertheless, here it is: A new comprehensive gaming bill pushed by a consortium of gaming industry operatives is apparently close to being filed in the Florida Legislature.
January 29, 2016 - 10:00pm
Eric Lynn and Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist once had Pinellas County in the palm of his hand. Didn't matter what party label he wore or what office he was pursuing, the man with the tan and a quick smile was always the beloved homeboy you knew would win St. Petersburg. Charlie plain owned the place.  
January 29, 2016 - 12:15am
For the first time in six Republican presidential debates, Donald Trump wasn't on stage, standing at the center podium. Perhaps surprisingly, on Thursday night at the FOX News-Google-hosted event, the GOP frontrunner was infrequently mentioned and easily forgotten.
January 28, 2016 - 7:00am
Just a couple of weeks after CNN happily acquiesced to a quickly improvised "town hall" meeting for President Obama to promote gun control, they once again agreed with the Democrats to provide a "town hall" event with Iowa voters. It was not a debate, where the candidates would spar, but an orderly event to allow all three candidates to promote themselves for a half-hour.
January 27, 2016 - 2:15pm
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
You didn't really think Debbie Wasserman Schultz was off the hook, did you? This is a Democratic National Committee chairwoman who has a job getting out of her own way.

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