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Naked Politics Rubio now endorses medical marijuana -- but only low-THC strain

@LearyReports

Sen. Marco Rubio this afternoon said he supports the use of medical marijuana but only the noneuphoric type approved by the Florida Legislature.

Naked Politics Regulators say pot dispensaries can sell statewide but want them chosen by lottery

Five medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to sell their product statewide under a new rule proposed by state regulators, but which nurseries get picked to operate the new industry will be chosen by a statewide lottery to avoid litigation, state officials said Wednesday.

Naked Politics Scott's embrace of U.S. Sugar at odds with his 2010 campaign

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@mikevansickler

Before he was governor, Rick Scott attacked another Florida politician for accepting campaign funds from U.S. Sugar. He even said Bill McCollum, his opponent in the 2010 Republican primary, had been "bought and paid for.''

Naked Politics Amid bid for AG, Sheldon's status to practice law in question

@mikevansickler

Since October, George Sheldon has been running to be the Democratic nominee for Florida Attorney General, the state’s top lawyer.

So it didn’t help his campaign any when he learned Tuesday that, according to The Florida Bar, Sheldon can no longer -- wait for it -- practice law in Florida.

Why? Because he hadn’t been reporting his continuing legal education, a Bar requirement.

Naked Politics Rep. Grant the winner in Florida ethics commission ruling

In a closed-door session, the Florida Commission on Ethics ruled in favor of Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, after an investigation into whether he misused his position to benefit a company that allegedly funded a grant awarded to his personal business venture.

The nine-member panel also decided there was no probable cause concerning an allegation that Grant had a conflict when he voted on legislation that related to excise taxes on phosphate mining.

Naked Politics Rick Scott bashes Charlie Crist's 'hypocrisy at the highest level' over debates, but...

Gov. Rick Scott has agreed to three debates. Democrat Charlie Crist wants more. 

But against Democrat Nan Rich, the Republican-turned-Democrat-turned-independent Crist has no interest in debating.

Naked Politics Marco Rubio votes to move Senate border bill, but vows to oppose it without new reforms

From a press release:

Naked Politics Six families to defend new state scholarship program

Six families will be in Tallahassee Thursday to make the case for Florida's new scholarships for students with special needs.

The program came under fire earlier this month, after the statewide teachers union filed a lawsuit questioning the way it became law.

The six families are planning an 11 a.m. press conference to say the scholarship program should not be abandoned because of the lawsuit.

OS Political Pulse GOP online ad pits "Charlie vs. Charlie"

The latest GOP online ad takes aim at Charlie Crist's many changes in positions over the years.

Naked Politics South Florida reps meet with wife of prominent Cuban dissident who describes beatings, arrests

@CAdamsMcClatchy

Five members of the U.S. House of Representatives, -- including four from Florida – met with the wife of Cuban dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, who described the ongoing, systemic repression she and her husband have suffered.

OS Political Pulse Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP

TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist  is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness."

Florida Politics Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP

TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist  is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness."

Naked Politics Charlie Crist unveils Day 1 plan, Rick Scott asks 'where are the jobs?'

Democratic Charlie Crist today announced his "First Day of Fairness'' plan in his hometown of St. Petersburg today, outlining what he'd do Day One as governor.

* Faster, more affordable access to public records from agencies run by the governor's office.

* Raising the minimum wage for contractors doing business with agencies reporting to the governor's office

Naked Politics Haiti's PM, Laurent Lamothe, is pulling a Hillary Clinton

@Jacquiecharles

PORT-AU-PRINCE -- For a man who says he’s not a presidential candidate, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is campaigning like one.

From visiting a remote central Haiti village with United Nations head Ban Ki-moon to stumping at a Haitian diaspora town hall in North Miami, Lamothe last week was everywhere a candidate needs to be — although the start of the 2015 Haitian presidential race is more than a year away.

Naked Politics Plaintiffs want expert to redraw congressional map before November election

Responding to a Tallahassee court judge's skepticism that he could craft a new congressional map in time for the November elections, the voters group is now asking the court to appoint a redistricting expert to do it.

Florida Politics Scott and Crist debate the debates

TALLAHASSEE -- It's always can't-miss campaign coverage: that drab time of the slow-news summer months when the campaigns debate how often they will debate.

OS Political Pulse Scott and Crist debate the debates

TALLAHASSEE -- It's always can't-miss campaign coverage: that drab time of the slow-news summer months when the campaigns debate how often they will debate.

Naked Politics Marco Rubio's Half True claim about dads from his values speech at Catholic University

In defending traditional marriage, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said in a speech about values at Catholic University that fathers play a vital role in their children’s success.

Naked Politics Jeb Bush's Mostly True claim about border kids

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, one of the Republican Party’s most vocal advocates of federal action on immigration policy, recently re-entered the immigration debate with an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal regarding the thousands of undocumented Central American minors flocking to the United States border.

Naked Politics Gov. Rick Scott agrees to 3 debates

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Gov. Rick Scott's campaign announced today that he agreed to appear in three debates against the Democratic nominee, either former Gov. Charlie Crist or Nan Rich. The debates are all within four weeks of the Nov. 4 general election:

OS Political Pulse Rick Scott, Charlie Crist may set the national pace on negative voter perception

FiveThirtyEight.com suggests that the Florida governor's race could make history this year but not at all in a good way. No other race in the nation has two candidates -- Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist -- whose poll negatives are so high, the website reports.

Naked Politics Crist and Scott least popular gov candidates in decade

@AdamSmithTimes

From our friends at 538.com:

....Iin Florida, home to one of the nation’s marquee gubernatorial races, Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican incumbent Rick Scott are teetering on becoming the least-liked pair of candidates for any governor’s race in the past 10 years....

Naked Politics Pro-Hamas demonstrator at Miami's 'Friendship' torch: 'I'm gonna kill you...and all the Israelis!'

@MarcACaputo

Is there a better Miami spot for pro-Hamas demonstrators to start threatening and pushing a provocative cameraman than the "Torch of Friendship?”

You read that right: The Torch of Friendship at Bayfront Park.

OS Political Pulse Former, current Wal-Mart workers, activists call for paid sick time

Former and current Wal-Mart workers and activists protested for the need to have earned sick time on Monday outside the Orange County Administration building.

Naked Politics Miami-Dade mayor calls demolition of soldier's home 'unfortunate'

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Miami-Dade County declined interview requests last week in the case of the local soldier whose home was demolished while he was on active duty, in violation of U.S. law, according to a federal judge.

Naked Politics Slain FSU law professor was found bleeding in his car, report says

Florida State University law professor Dan Markel was shot in his car, police said Monday, after releasing notes from the Tallahassee Fire Department dispatch log.

Naked Politics Judge throws out challenge to blind trust law used by Gov. Scott

From the Associated Press:

 A Florida judge is upholding a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust instead of reporting each investment publicly.

Naked Politics Sheldon unveils new radio spot that takes the quiet approach with Bondi

George Sheldon's new radio campaign for Florida Attorney General was unveiled Monday to the sound of crickets.

That's not how the ad, attacking current Attorney General Pam Bondi, was received. That's actually the sound that begins the 60-second spot: crickets.

Naked Politics Florida Medical Association members vote to support Medicaid expansion

For the first time, members of the Florida Medical Association have approved a resolution endorsing Medicaid expansion, a politically contentious issue that the group's leaders have generally avoided over the last two legislative sessions.