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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Post on Politics Closing of last DMV office in Palm Beach County moved up to June 26

The closing of the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles office in Palm Beach County has been moved up from June 30 to June 26. the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office said Wednesday.

The closings are the result of a 2010 law that phased out DMV offices and handed such duties to county tax collectors.

Post on Politics Scott health care commission to be no factor in special session

Gov. Scott’s healthcare commission faces steep learning curve

A Gov. Rick Scott-appointed panel formed to probe hospital finances – but containing only one health care professional — held its inaugural meeting Wednesday with members concluding quickly that they are facing a complex, new world.

Naked Politics The Hill: Pitbull, avoiding 2016 endorsement, tells funny Jeb Bush story

From The Hill:

Rapper Pitbull appears to have a keen appreciation for a borderline R-rated joke Jeb Bush once told him.

The “Fun” singer recalled a “funny story” about the likely GOP presidential candidate during a Tuesday interview with Howard Stern on the radio host’s SiriusXM show.

Naked Politics Roll Call: Broward Democrat wants raise for members of Congress

From Roll Call (published Monday):

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings made the politically tone-deaf case for raising salaries for members of Congress Monday, pointing to the high cost of living in the District of Columbia.

Naked Politics 'I'm running for president' flub draws third FEC complaint from liberal group against Jeb Bush

via @learyreports

Jeb Bush’s retracted flub about running for president has earned him another complaint before the Federal Election Commission.

OS Political Pulse Congressional Republicans lobby Obama on health care pool

A dozen Florida Republicans in Congress urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to renew a low-income health care pool that the state has used while refusing to expand Medicaid.

Florida Politics Congressional Republicans lobby Obama on health care pool

A dozen Florida Republicans in Congress urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to renew a low-income health care pool that the state has used while refusing to expand Medicaid.

Post on Politics Poll: Should panhandling be banned?

A panhandler stands in the median of a busy West Palm Beach street in this file photo.

It’s a topic that has everyone talking on Facebook.

Naked Politics Florida Republicans to Obama: Keep LIP program for hospital charity care

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and 11 other Republican members of Florida's congressional delegation sent a letter Tuesday to President Obama asking him to continue the federal Low Income Pool program in Florida.

Naked Politics Did Jeb Bush hold $1 million hostage abstinence education as Emily's List says?

A Democratic political action committee ripped Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, saying his positions as Florida’s governor preview what he’d be like as commander in chief -- particularly when it comes to women’s issues.