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April 12, 2016 - 7:00am
We hear many fallacies in election years. The fallacy that seems to be most popular this year is that, if Donald Trump comes close to getting the 1,237 delegates required to become the Republican nominee, and that nomination goes instead to someone else, then the convention will have ignored "the voice of the people."
April 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
Florida might still be a large swamp today if not for the genius of one businessman, who might be considered the Sunshine State's founding father.
April 11, 2016 - 9:45am
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., held a press conference and expressed his support for President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend $1.9 billion to battle Zika.
April 11, 2016 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON -- Yes, the big Wisconsin story is Ted Cruz's crushing 13-point victory.
April 11, 2016 - 7:00am
Gov. Rick Scott's Cara Jennings push-back ad, "Latte Liberal Gets an Earful," has been viewed in social media by more than 2 million people. If you aren't one of the 2 million, look at it here. Released Friday, the video was sponsored by Let's Get to Work, the governor's political action committee.
April 9, 2016 - 7:00am
After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on the first ballot at Cleveland, or Trump does not win.
April 8, 2016 - 9:00pm
Eric Eikenberg
It's not often Everglades Foundation Chief Executive Officer Eric Eikenberg and I agree. But Thursday in Martin County, on Marjory Stoneman Douglas' birthday and in celebration of Everglades Day, Eikenberg told a gathering this: "Despite three estuaries in crisis, we have ONE solution and that solution is the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) …."
April 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
Congressman Patrick Murphy still wants colleague and rival Alan Grayson to resign over allegations Grayson "parlayed his post in the House into personal financial gain." That's rich. Especially when you look at Murphy's dirty hands.
April 8, 2016 - 7:00am
When a Republican has been in the presidency for eight years, as George W. Bush was, Democrats run against the Republicans. When a Democrat has been in office for eight years, as Barack Obama will soon have been, Republicans run against Republicans.
April 7, 2016 - 10:30pm
Cara Jennings
Cara Jennings fans, celebrating with high-fives after watching the now-famous video of Jennings' encounter with the governor at a Gainesville Starbucks, are blaming Donald Trump for her outburst.
April 7, 2016 - 9:45am
At a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stressed the importance of the U.S. commitments to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Japan and South Korea. Rubio said the following:
April 6, 2016 - 7:00am
Less than a year ago, ABC's George Stephanopoulos admitted that he had made $75,000 of undisclosed contributions to the charitable foundation/campaign operation of his former employers, Bill and Hillary Clinton. He then personally pledged he wouldn't moderate a Republican primary debate this year. But ABC News later issued a statement of support for Stephanopoulos, insisting it wouldn't take punitive action against him.
April 5, 2016 - 6:30pm
Green turtle hatchling
Environmental news in Florida rarely gives us something we can cheer. Finally, happily, an exception.
April 5, 2016 - 4:45pm
A glance at the March jobs numbers released last week suggests that the national economy is doing fairly well. Over 200,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate was virtually unchanged at 5 percent.
April 4, 2016 - 7:15pm
If you heard west coast Florida "red tides" come from Lake Okeechobee discharges, you aren't alone. You're wrong -- but not alone. It's time to flush that misinformation down the hopper.
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