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Naked Politics POLITICO: Was that Barack Obama strolling through streets of Havana? LOL


POLITICO called it Faux-bama's tour of Havana.

See for yourself in this photo gallery of Cuban performance artist René Francisco Rodríguez, who last week was seen walking the streets and sipping mojitos in bars dressed as the U.S. president. According to The Telegraph, Rodríguez decided to dress like Obama and record the reaction he received as part of an art performance.

Naked Politics Is it really a $1 billion budget hole? Scott/AHCA and Senate disagree

Tensions continued to mount Tuesday between Gov.

Naked Politics Conservative Club for Growth praises Alan Grayson in new ad


The conservative Club for Growth, which has backed Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida's 2016 U.S. Senate race, plans to debut a TV ad Wednesday praising Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando, a liberal firebrand.

Naked Politics House softens opposition to Senate health care plan as governor escalates it

Hours after the Florida Senate leaders thought they were addressing House criticism by offering up a modified FHIX health insurance plan, Gov. Rick Scott squelched their optimism by calling the proposal a tax increase that will "grow government."

Naked Politics Jeb Bush wants more funding for Alzheimer's research -- though he vetoed some spending for it as governor

via @adamsmithtimes

Jeb Bush's comments that he thinks the government should increase funding for Alzheimer's research are likely to resonate without countless American families who, like Bush's, are struggling with the disease.

Naked Politics Gardiner: Budget and health care debates operate on 'parallel tracks'

Senate President Andy Gardiner promised Tuesday that legislators will “get a budget done” when they meet in special session starting June 1 for three weeks but said the debate over health insurance will not be tied to it.

Post on Politics Palm Beach County Convention Center’s web page goes dark Tuesday

The web page for the Palm Beach County Convention Center,, went dark for several hours Tuesday, according to county correspondence.

Naked Politics Virginia governor, a Hillary Clinton ally, backs Florida state Senate candidate


It's not typical for another state's sitting governor to make a political donation to a Florida Senate candidate -- especially when that candidate technically isn't running until 2020.

But that's what happened last month: Andrew Korge accepted a $1,000 contribution from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and another $1,000 from McAuliffe's wife, Dorothy.

Naked Politics Jeb Bush to co-chair Mom's 90th birthday bash/literacy fundraiser


Barbara Bush is turning 90 years old next month -- which can only mean a big party at the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Post on Politics Task force meets on challenges of black, Hispanic youth

The Palm Beach County My Brother’s Keeper Task Force is scheduled to meet today to discuss an action plan that would address challenges faced by black and Hispanic youth.

The public meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the sixth-floor chambers of the county government center, which is located at 301 N. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach.

Naked Politics Marco Rubio: Christianity faces 'real and present danger' from same-sex marriage rhetoric


Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio warned in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network that Christianity faces a "real and present danger" from same-sex marriage supporters who cast opponents as prejudiced.

Post on Politics Joseph Bizzaro, former Post Tallahassee bureau chief, dies at 65

Mr. Bizzaro

Even after Joe Mr. Bizzaro left the newspaper business, he still was looking out for reporters, spending 16 years as public information director for Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth. There. he made sure the agency gave reporters the documents to which they were entitled.

Naked Politics Could Scott Walker sit out Florida primary?

via @learyreports

Scott Walker suggested in a radio interview with Laura Ingraham on Tuesday that he could sit out Florida's Republican presidential primary.

Post on Politics Alan Grayson office: ‘No offense was intended’ by tweet with profane anti-police graffiti

This post appeared on Rep. Alan Grayson’s Facebook page and crops out graffiti that uses an obscenity to disparage police. A similar post on Grayson’s Twitter account included the anti-police graffiti.

Post on Politics Senate gets more TV help from business coalition for health expansion

A Healthy Florida Works is stepping up its TV campaign

Naked Politics Fact-checking Jeb Bush's claim about his time as 'Veto Corleone'

Former Gov. Jeb Bush has resurrected an infamous mo[filtered word]r from his days in Tallahassee on the campaign trail in an attempt to show he is the godfather of fiscal conservatism.

During a meeting with business leaders in Portsmouth, N.H., on May 20, 2015, Bush pointed out he was well-known for using the line-item veto at his disposal as governor.

Post on Politics Snapchat getting into 2016 presidential race coverage

(Getty Images)

Looking for a new job? Love politics? You could be the perfect fit for Snapchat’s new content team covering the 2016 elections.

Post on Politics Decorated war vet Brian Mast considering GOP run for Patrick Murphy’s open House seat

Retired Army Sgt. Brian Mast caddies for former NFL star Ed Reed during the pro-am round of the 2013 Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens. (Bill Ingram/The Palm Beach Post)

OS Political Pulse Senate leader floats 'compromise' to Medicaid expansion plan

TALLAHASSEE – Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, proposed significant changes Tuesday to legislation expanding Medicaid eligibility in the state, with an eye toward a compromise with the House to help solve the budget impasse between the two chambers.

Post on Politics After enduring months of opposition, Senate tries a late-hour fix for FHIX

Senate President Andy Gardiner agrees to changes in FHIX

After two months of pitching a privatized form of Medicaid expansion to an uninterested Florida House, Senate leaders Tuesday revamped their proposal in a last-ditch bid to win support for enhanced health coverage in the upcoming special session.

Naked Politics Seeking deal with House and Scott, Senate makes fixes to 'FHIX'

Senate President Andy Gardiner on Tuesday offered a revamped version of a health care expansion proposal in an effort to gain House support and a possible breakthrough in advance of next week's special session on the budget.

Naked Politics PolitiFact mailbag: Jebio edition

Few members of the Republican presidential field are attracting more attention than the two leading contenders from Florida -- former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio. We’ve recently received a number of comments from readers about our coverage of their two campaigns. Here’s a selection of them, lightly edited and here is our full story.

Post on Politics Understanding Islam: Palm Beach County GOP, Democrats take different approaches

Imam Abdul Hakim of the Muslim Community of Palm Beach County speaks as Palm Beach County Democratic Chairman Terrie Rizzo (seated at right in white jacket) and other Dems listen.

Naked Politics Politico Magazine: The high school class trip to Mexico that changed Jeb Bush's life

From Politico Magazine:

Naked Politics Boston Globe: Jeb Bush getting vacation 'cottage' on family's Maine compound

From the Boston Globe:

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Jeb Bush, who has a longtime relationship with this seaside town where generations of Bushes have vacationed, is having a house built for him at the family compound on Walker’s Point, with a wraparound porch and expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Naked Politics Republicans have tough road in appealing to Florida Jewish voters

via @adamsmithtimes @KirbyWilson88

Republicans can’t win the White House without winning Florida, so every presidential election cycle they look longingly at Florida’s Jewish voters.

It’s such a tantalizingly obvious key to locking down 29 electoral votes: hundreds of thousands of Florida Jews who overwhelmingly vote Democratic.

Naked Politics Florida Gov. Rick Scott's perpetual campaign

via @stevebousquet

TALLAHASSEE -- For Gov. Rick Scott, the campaign never ends.

He can’t run for governor again, but he’s still collecting six-figure campaign donations from special interests that have a direct stake in legislation he will sign or veto. The money buys TV ads featuring Scott, still looking and sounding like a candidate, walking across a big green cutout of Florida, “where dreams come true.”

OS Political Pulse Jeb Bush gets own home in Maine family compound

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former Florida Gov.

Post on Politics Alan Grayson’s profane Caymans tirade, ‘gold digger’ crack bother some Dems

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, calls his estranged wife a “gold digger” to an Orlando TV station last week.

It’s not just Republicans and Beltway Democratic establishmentarians who have voiced concern about firebrand liberal Rep. Alan Grayson‘s antics.

Post on Politics Former county Democratic chair: No Hillary support without Israel reassurance

Former Palm Beach County Democratic Party Chairman Monte Friedkin