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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

@tbtia

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'

@PatriciaMazzei

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.

Naked Politics Tonight's Broward GOP speaker famous for mosque fight

Call it the summer of speakers from the fringe for the Broward Republican Executive Committee.

Naked Politics Convicted lobbyist becomes star witness in Miami Lakes mayor's bribery trial

@jayhweaver

Many months would pass after Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi wigged out when a couple of sketchy Chicago businessmen bluntly pitched him on a “money grab” for some “bogus” federal grants.

After initially backing away, however, prosecutors say Pizzi agreed to rejoin their supposed scam after he was elected to a second term in November 2012.

OS Political Pulse Last day to register for Florida primary

It's the last day to register or make party changes in time for the Florida primary on Aug.

Naked Politics Critic of gift ban, Putnam coy on King Ranch trips

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam minces no words when talking about the 2006 gift ban.

In a 2010 interview, Putnam called it "dumb."

Naked Politics Will Joe 6-pack become Joe Dime Bag? Q-Poll finds pot legalization backed 55-41 in FL

@MarcACaputo

A clear majority of Floridians, 55 percent, favor outright legalization of marijuana for personal recreational use, according to a new poll that indicates a medical cannabis initiative headed for the November ballot still looks as if it will easily pass.

Support for medical-marijuana use among adults is even more outsized: 88-10 percent, Quinnipiac University’s survey of xx voters shows.

OS Political Pulse Poll: Floridians ready to legalize medical marijuana

TALLAHASSEE -- A new poll shows Floridians overwhelmingly favoring this fall's constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana.
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Florida Politics Poll: Floridians ready to legalize medical marijuana

TALLAHASSEE -- A new poll shows Floridians overwhelmingly favoring this fall's constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana.

Naked Politics To woo Florida Keys voters, Carlos Curbelo brings out big gun: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

@PatriciaMazzei

Miami Republican congressional candidate Carlos Curbelo is getting a little help from a friend to campaign to Florida Keys voters.

Naked Politics That IRS "investigation" tied to Annette Taddeo? Well, there really isn't one.

A governor’s race doesn’t seem to go by in Florida without Democrats ending up in a circular firing squad.

A disgruntled Nan Rich supporter was the unwitting bullet this time.

Angered with the way the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee treated her, party member Barbara Walters secretly filed an obscure tax complaint with the IRS last October — and then she leaked the information recently to a conservative-website columnist dedicated to tearing down Crist.

Naked Politics YouGov FL poll (internet): Rick Scott leads Charie Crist 48%-43%

@MarcACaputo

A new New York Times/CBS YouGov poll of Florida voters shows Gov. Rick Scott edges Democrat Charlie Crist by about 5 percentage points -- a spread that mirrors the Republican's internal polling but conflicts with two recent public polls showing the challenger leading or tied.

There's one big difference between YouGov's and the other surveys -- it's an internet poll, a method of gauging public opinion that's relatively new.