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Post on Politics Former Secret Service agent, Md. GOP candidate Dan Bongino mulls Florida congressional run

That’s Dan Bongino in the shades, a rare instance in which he’s to the left of President Barack Obama.

Naked Politics ‘Active America:’ Marco Rubio pushes for intervention despite a wary public

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If Marco Rubio ends up as president, he’ll have lots of time to convince the American public that his way is the right way on foreign policy – because right now, they often don’t agree with him.

On some of the key hot-button foreign policy issues of the day – the Iraq war, the Iran negotiations, Cuba – Americans as measured in pollsreflect different views than Rubio.

Post on Politics Teachers’ union urges lawmakers to boost school spending

FEA President Andy Ford

The head of the state’s largest teachers’ union said Friday that Florida lawmakers shouldn’t forget earlier goals of boosting dollars for public schools when they reconvene next month to pass a state budget.

Naked Politics In Oklahoma, Jeb Bush urges Republicans to 'get outside our comfort zone'

via @learyreports

Jeb Bush played up his reputation as “Veto Corleone” in a speech today and said Republicans need to “get outside of our comfort zone” and reach Hispanics, African-Americans and college students.

OS Political Pulse Scott signs law to allow secret recordings in sex abuse cases

TALLAHASSEE --  Children in Florida will be able to secretly record conversations related to sexual abuse or other violent acts, while rural letter carriers won't have to wear seat belts while working their routes, under two bills signed into law Friday by Gov.

Post on Politics A day after accused child abuser cleared by jury, Scott signs law that may have led to conviction

An MP3 player was used to record an alleged child abuser.

Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Friday legislation that allows child abuse victims to secretly record their abusers — a day after the man who inspired the measure was acquitted by a Naples jury.

Naked Politics The time Jeb Bush's house appeared in a Toyota commercial

@PatriciaMazzei

The scouts looking for filming locations came back to Miami-based production company MGSCOMM in 2013 with the perfect place to shoot part of a Toyota television commercial: a row of stately townhouses in Coral Gables.

Little did they know one of them was home to Jeb Bush.

Post on Politics Property values up again in Palm Beach County

Choices, choices, choices.

That’s what the rise in property values in Palm Beach County gives county commissioners.

The rise means more tax revenue for the county. More money for infrastructure. More money for fire rescue. More money for police service.

Or, commissioners could reduce rates and return some of the money to taxpayers.

Post on Politics Crisafulli calls federal hospital funding “significant”; no sign of wavering on Medicaid expansion

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli (left) speaks with budget chief Richard Corcoran during this spring’s session.

Naked Politics Was only one person fired at VA for withholding services as Jeb Bush says?

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says that the Obama White House has seen "scandals of epic proportions" at the Veterans Administration under its watch.

Naked Politics Miami Mayor helping District 2 candidate fundraise

via @NewsbySmiley

Things might be getting a little awkward at Miami City Hall from here on out.

Mayor Tomas Regalado is helping District 2 candidate Grace Solares raise funds for her bid to claim the seat of term-limited Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, according to Solares' campaign. Her most notable opponent: Sarnoff's wife, Teresa Sarnoff.

Post on Politics President Obama to visit National Hurricane Center in Miami next week

President Obama will be in Miami May 27-28.

Naked Politics Hillary Clinton's campaign first Haitian-American Miami-Dade commission chair

@PatriciaMazzei

Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign is putting the moves on a man who could prove to be a useful messenger to South Florida’s Haitian-American community.

Naked Politics President Obama to stop by National Hurricane Center during upcoming Miami visit

@PatriciaMazzei

President Obama will visit the National Hurricane Center in Miami next Thursday for a preparedness briefing in advance of the June 1 start of the annual hurricane season, according to a White House official.

Naked Politics House releases tentative special session schedule

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli today released an anticipated calendar for the June 1-20 special session, during which lawmakers expect to hammer out a state budget.

He also noted that lawmakers' requests to be excused from the special session aren't guaranteed to be okayed by leadership.

Monday, June 1

Post on Politics Scott signs bill rewriting Jeb’s pension sweetener, guns and body camera legislation

Gov. Scott signed 44 bills into law Thursday.

A measure revamping police and firefighter pension benefits approved under former Gov. Jeb Bush, along with weapons and body camera legislation were among 44 bills signed into law Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott.

OS Political Pulse Gov. Rick Scott signs 44 bills into law

TALLAHASSEE — Gov.

Naked Politics Scott signs 44 bills into law, including concealed carry, body camera legislation

Gov. Rick Scott signed 44 bills into law Thursday afternoon, including one allowing concealed weapons to be carried without a permit during emergency evacuations and another that will shield police body camera videos from public record laws.

Naked Politics Teresa Sarnoff opens up on friendly AM radio show

via @NewsbySmiley

Having mostly avoided media interviews so far, Miami District 2 Commission candidate Teresa Sarnoff opened up a little Thursday morning on the cozy confines of Bloomberg Radio.

Naked Politics Scott's draft of session agenda banned talk of Medicaid expansion

While the Senate and House scrambled last week to agree on terms of a proclamation for a special session, Gov. Rick Scott had followed through on a threat to draft his own proclamation -- and on his terms.

Those terms specifically excluded any discussion of Medicaid expansion that the Senate wants. Scott's document said "specifically excluding legislation expanding Medicaid eligibility."

Post on Politics Gardiner says cut in hospital aid shows “long-term solution…needed”

Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando

Post on Politics Federal officials tell Florida hospital aid will be cut in half

Florida hospitals face the loss of millions in aid.

Aid to Florida hospitals and other health providers treating uninsured patients will be cut by more than half — to $1 billion this year, officials with the Obama administration told Gov. Rick Scott’s office Thursday.

Naked Politics An updated look at statistics on black-on-black murders

How police interact with black men is in the news again following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

Naked Politics Feds hint at possible $1B in LIP money to Florida

via @stevebousquet

OS Political Pulse Federal officials give tentative nod to Medicaid funds key to state budget battle

TALLAHASSEE – Federal officials on Thursday gave preliminary approval of a voluntary Medicaid program and $1 billion to Florida that could prove vital to resolving the state’s budget crisis.

OS Political Pulse Commercial space bills ready to launch

Two bills in Congress that could help define commercial space ventures for the next few years are ready for passage and a possible showdown because the House version is more sweeping but the Senate bill has more bipartisan support.

Naked Politics WaPo: Jeb Bush calls human role in climate change 'convoluted'

From the Washington Post:

BEDFORD, N.H. -- Jeb Bush believes that the Earth's climate is changing -- but don't just blame humans.

The former Florida governor, whose state bears the brunt of rising seas and a changing climate more than most, conceded Wednesday evening that humans are partly -- but not entirely -- responsible for the changes.

Naked Politics In New Hampshire, Jeb Bush says mother-in-law has dementia

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Jeb Bush told voters at a house party in Bedford, New Hampshire, on Wednesday that his mother-in-law suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

Naked Politics Marco Rubio to host South Florida fundraisers for Iowa senator

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To court Iowa, Marco Rubio plans to host three events next week for Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley -- in South Florida.

Grassley will hit three counties on Tuesday: Miami-Dade for breakfast, Broward for lunch and Palm Beach for dinner, according to an invitation emailed Thursday to some of Rubio's local political donors.

Post on Politics Carly Fiorina: ‘Hillary Clinton…has to answer some very specific questions’

Pugilistic Carly Fiorina in West Palm Beach: “We need a nominee who can take a punch and who can throw a punch.”

Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina came out swinging against Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton on Wednesday in West Palm Beach.