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Posted: March 2, 2012 3:55 AM
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 1, 2012 3:55 AM
OK, the door to power and prominence is about to close on Florida's term-limited legislators. It's a blow to the ego, I get it. But what's with the nauseating, never-ending farewell speeches?
 
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By: Florence Snyder | Posted: March 1, 2012 3:55 AM
Nobody has ever accused me of being disrespectful of people of faith. Any faith. I’m on the lunatic fringe of respect and tolerance for belief systems ranging from Anglicanism to Zoroastrianism.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: March 1, 2012 3:55 AM
I have long been puzzled by the enthusiasm with which many young liberal bloggers cheer on proposals to raise tax rates on high earners. I can understand why they might favor them, but not why they seem to invest so much psychic energy in the issue.
 
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Posted: March 1, 2012 3:55 AM
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 1, 2012 3:55 AM

LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR

March 1, 2012

Pull out the streamers and raise the piñata … It’s an exciting day in the world of Sunshine State News:  March 1, 2012, marks our second anniversary delivering Florida’s political news and insight to all of our dedicated readers. Thanks to so many of you who have written, phoned and emailed to give us your feedback and tell us you like what we’re doing!  
 
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By: George Will | Posted: February 29, 2012 3:55 AM
Super-PAC donors acting as kingmakers in presidential contest
     
-- The Washington Post
     
Feb. 22, 2012
 
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Posted: February 29, 2012 3:55 AM
 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: February 28, 2012 3:55 AM
The only good news for the Republicans coming out of the seemingly endless presidential candidate "debates" is that some Republican leaders are now belatedly thinking about how they can avoid a repetition of this debacle in future elections.
 
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Posted: February 28, 2012 3:55 AM
 
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By: Ed Moore, Ph.D. | Posted: February 28, 2012 3:55 AM
Presidents Day has passed again with not much more recognition than special sales at the malls of America. What an extra 20 percent off the latest fashions has to do with how important our history is to our present condition and how critical the form and structure of our government is to the well-being of all of us, I’ll never know.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: February 27, 2012 3:55 AM
If you were listening reasonably carefully to last Wednesday's Republican presidential candidate debate, you heard Rick Santorum say, "Charles Murray just wrote a book about this."
 
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By: William J. Mallon, M.D. | Posted: February 27, 2012 3:55 AM
Recently, two pieces of proposed legislation — Senate Bill, SB 1506 and SB 1316 — were amended to include dangerous provisions that would allow nonmedical doctors, specifically optometrists, to prescribe and administer systemic oral drugs for the first time in the state's history.
 
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Posted: February 27, 2012 3:55 AM
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 25, 2012 3:55 AM
Rolling under the radar like a Stealth bomber, through committee after insurance committee, are HB 4087 and SB 1152 -- among the worst proposed legislation of the 2012 legislative session.
 
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Posted: February 25, 2012 3:55 AM
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: February 25, 2012 3:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- Let me be blunt: If Republicans nominate Rick Santorum, they will lose.
 
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By: Lachlan Markay | Posted: February 25, 2012 3:55 AM
An examination of “administrative earmarks” around the time of congressional votes on key pieces of President Obama’s agenda suggests the White House used its power to fund local projects as a means to “buy” votes for major legislative efforts.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 24, 2012 3:55 AM
"I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I'll fix it."
 
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Posted: February 24, 2012 3:55 AM
 
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By: Steve Gates | Posted: February 24, 2012 3:55 AM
President Obama talked to students and other Floridians at the University of Miami on Thursday to reiterate a major item from his State of the Union address last month -- what he calls an “all-of-the-above” approach to energy.
 
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Posted: February 23, 2012 3:55 AM
 
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By: Matt Towery | Posted: February 23, 2012 3:55 AM
We knew this was coming. In fact, in the first year of the Obama administration, I focused on this very issue. Now it has risen to the level of potential reality.
 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: February 22, 2012 1:01 PM
Before the Presidents Day congressional recess, both houses of Congress voted to pass legislation extending a 2 percent cut in the amount employees must pay into Social Security.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 22, 2012 3:55 AM
Bill Nelson scares America with a fundraising letter invoking "Karl Rove's dark-money group" and not a howl from a media watchdog. Not even one.    
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 22, 2012 3:55 AM
The political beliefs of Barack Obama, said Rick Santorum last week, come out of "some phony theology. ... Not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology, but no less a theology."
 
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Posted: February 22, 2012 3:55 AM
 
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Posted: February 21, 2012 3:55 AM
 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: February 21, 2012 3:55 AM
It is fascinating to see people accusing others of things that they themselves are doing, especially when their own sins are worse.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 20, 2012 3:55 AM
Repeat bad information often enough and it sticks. Luckily, though, some senators are getting wise to a bogus pitch coming from a coalition of business groups and the insurance industry.
 
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