Sunshine State News RSS Feed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories en About Those Smoking Guns http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/about-those-smoking-guns <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/mona-charen">Mona Charen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 28, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> In January, Robert F. McDonnell, 71st governor of Virginia, was sentenced to two years in prison followed by two years of supervised release after his conviction on 11 counts of public corruption. He, and especially his wife, behaved badly. But it's worth taking a closer look at what was considered criminal in McDonnell's case, because, at least so far, some in the press are suggesting that Hillary Clinton's conduct must meet a much higher threshold to be considered problematic.<a href="/story/about-those-smoking-guns"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/charen.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/about-those-smoking-guns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/about-those-smoking-guns#comments News Columns Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:58:12 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5982688 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Need a Bigger Rug http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-16 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 28, 2015 2:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-16"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/glenmccoycartoon-sunshinestatenews_12.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="208" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-16#comments Cartoons News Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:17:56 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5982667 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Wendy Davis in Tallahassee: Politicians Can't Hold Women Down http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/wendy-davis-tallahassee-politicians-cant-hold-women-down <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/allison-nielsen">Allison Nielsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 8:49 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/wendy-davis-tallahassee-politicians-cant-hold-women-down"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/wendydavis-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="117" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/wendy-davis-tallahassee-politicians-cant-hold-women-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/wendy-davis-tallahassee-politicians-cant-hold-women-down#comments Abortion Abortion Barbie filibuster Greg Abbott Janet Cruz John Cortes Katie Edwards News Progressive Choice Tallahassee Texas Victor Torres Wendy Davis Politics Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:58:55 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5982749 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Claims Bills Likely Headed to Gov. Scott http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/claims-bills-likely-headed-gov-scott <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/dara-kam-news-service-florida">Dara Kam News Service of Florida</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 7:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/claims-bills-likely-headed-gov-scott"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/wheelchair-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="126" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/claims-bills-likely-headed-gov-scott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/claims-bills-likely-headed-gov-scott#comments News Politics Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:11:47 +0000 Nancy Smith 5982720 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Water Policy: Profit from Mistakes Rather than Repeat Them http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/water-policy-profit-mistakes-rather-repeat-them <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/lloyd-brown">Lloyd Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 5:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>California's mismanagement of its water -- and government in general -- is benefiting Florida, but the Sunshine State needs to make sure it doesn't begin making the same errors.</p><a href="/story/water-policy-profit-mistakes-rather-repeat-them"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/right-coast.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="273" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/water-policy-profit-mistakes-rather-repeat-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/water-policy-profit-mistakes-rather-repeat-them#comments News Columns Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:05:14 +0000 Nancy Smith 5982663 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Fracking Legislation Halfway Home, Winning the House http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fracking-legislation-half-way-home-winning-house <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 4:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/fracking-legislation-half-way-home-winning-house"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rayrodriguescarypigman-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="95" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fracking-legislation-half-way-home-winning-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fracking-legislation-half-way-home-winning-house#comments Associated Industries of Florida Cary Pigman CEA Consumer Energy Alliance Denise Cox Florida Chamber of Commerce fracking Garrett Richter groundwater contamination HB 1205 hydraulic fracturing Kevin Doyle Natural Gas News oil Ray Rodrigues SB 1468 Storm Energy Ltd. Politics Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:21:12 +0000 Nancy Smith 5982646 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Leon County to Dump End-of-Course Assessment Tests http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/leon-county-dump-end-course-assessment-tests <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/allison-nielsen">Allison Nielsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 3:26 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/leon-county-dump-end-course-assessment-tests"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/standardizedtesting-sunshinestatenews_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="96" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/leon-county-dump-end-course-assessment-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/leon-county-dump-end-course-assessment-tests#comments Alberto Carvalho Andy Gardiner Don Gaetz Education elementary school end-of-course assessment high-stakes testing Jackie Pons Jeb Bush John Legg Leon County School District Leon County Schools Miami-Dade School District News Rick Scott standardized test Steve Crisafulli Tom Lee Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:33:26 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5982616 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Despite New Challenger, Lois Frankel Targets GOP in Tallahassee http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/despite-new-challenger-lois-frankel-fires-away-gop-tallahassee <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 2:46 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/despite-new-challenger-lois-frankel-fires-away-gop-tallahassee"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/loisfrankeljbbensmihen-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="108" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/despite-new-challenger-lois-frankel-fires-away-gop-tallahassee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/despite-new-challenger-lois-frankel-fires-away-gop-tallahassee#comments Abortion Adam Hasner Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Congress Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee DCCC Israel JB Bensmihen Lois Frankel Maria Sachs News Paul Spain Women’s Caucus Politics Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:56:25 +0000 Kevin Derby 5982605 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Do Negative Campaigns, Nonpartisan Elections Impact Voter Turnout? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/negative-campaigning-and-non-partisan-elections-impact-turnout-debated <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/ed-dean">Ed Dean</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 12:17 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/negative-campaigning-and-non-partisan-elections-impact-turnout-debated"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/gregorywilsonjamiemiller-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="119" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/negative-campaigning-and-non-partisan-elections-impact-turnout-debated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/negative-campaigning-and-non-partisan-elections-impact-turnout-debated#comments attack ads Dick Greco Gregory Wilson Jamie Miller negative campaigns News non partisan elections Tampa Tiger Bay turnout Politics Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:20:52 +0000 Kevin Derby 5982536 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Richard Corcoran: House Won't Back Down Over Medicaid Expansion http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/richard-corcoran-house-wont-back-down-over-medicaid-expansion <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/allison-nielsen">Allison Nielsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 11:45 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/richard-corcoran-house-wont-back-down-over-medicaid-expansion"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/richardcorcoran-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="118" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/richard-corcoran-house-wont-back-down-over-medicaid-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/richard-corcoran-house-wont-back-down-over-medicaid-expansion#comments Andy Gardiner Barack Obama Florida House Florida Senate Lawsuit Low Income Pool funding Medicaid expansion News Obamacare Richard Corcoran Rick Scott Steve Crisafulli Government Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:51:11 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5982523 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeb Bush Slams Hillary Clinton's Remarks on Religious Freedom http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeb-bush-goes-after-hillary-clintons-remarks-religious-freedom <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 10:33 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/jeb-bush-goes-after-hillary-clintons-remarks-religious-freedom"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/hillaryclintonjebbush-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="97" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeb-bush-goes-after-hillary-clintons-remarks-religious-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeb-bush-goes-after-hillary-clintons-remarks-religious-freedom#comments 2016 Amanda Renteria Hillary Clinton Jeb Bush John Podesta News Religious Freedom Right to Rise Women in the World Politics Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:36:52 +0000 Kevin Derby 5982506 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Chamber, Marco Make the Grade; Corrine Brown, Tax Hikes Don't http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-chamber-and-marco-rubio-make-grade-corrine-brown-and-tax-hikes-dont <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/ed-dean">Ed Dean</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 10:11 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to The Dean's List, an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.</p><a href="/story/florida-chamber-and-marco-rubio-make-grade-corrine-brown-and-tax-hikes-dont"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/deanslistsmall-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="292" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-chamber-and-marco-rubio-make-grade-corrine-brown-and-tax-hikes-dont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-chamber-and-marco-rubio-make-grade-corrine-brown-and-tax-hikes-dont#comments Andrew Spar Andy Gardiner campus carry Common Core Corrine Brown Ed Narain Florida Carry Florida Chamber Florida Chamber of Commerce Florida Legislative Black Caucus Hillsborough County LeRoy Collins Institute LIP local pensions Marco Rubio Mark Wilson Medicaid expansion Miguel Diaz de la Portilla News Rick Scott taxes Volusia County School Board Volusia Teachers Organization Politics Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:16:49 +0000 Kevin Derby 5982499 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ander Crenshaw Becomes Congressional Point Man on Earthquake Response http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/nepal-caucus-chair-ander-crenshaw-becomes-congressional-point-man-earthquake-response <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 9:13 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/nepal-caucus-chair-ander-crenshaw-becomes-congressional-point-man-earthquake-response"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/andercrenshaw-sunshinestatenews_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="127" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/nepal-caucus-chair-ander-crenshaw-becomes-congressional-point-man-earthquake-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/nepal-caucus-chair-ander-crenshaw-becomes-congressional-point-man-earthquake-response#comments Ander Crenshaw Congress Congressional Nepal Caucus House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee Jarred Polis Jeff Miller Nepal Nepal earthquake News Peter Bodde Politics Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:17:35 +0000 Kevin Derby 5982477 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ben Affleck Makes a Scandal for PBS http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ben-affleck-makes-scandal-pbs-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/l-brent-bozell-and-tim-graham">L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> The North Korean email hack of Sony continues to haunt Hollywood. The leftist group WikiLeaks recently posted a searchable set of the documents and the London Daily Mail found a new scandal subject: Ben Affleck ... and PBS. <a href="/story/ben-affleck-makes-scandal-pbs-0"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/l-brent-bozell-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ben-affleck-makes-scandal-pbs-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ben-affleck-makes-scandal-pbs-0#comments News Columns Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:12:51 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5982391 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Fix LIP First, Work Out Medicaid Differences Later http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fix-lip-first-work-out-medicaid-differences-later <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 6:45 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Somebody fish Matt Dillon out of the Long Branch. Right now the Dodge-style shoot-em-up dividing the Florida Legislature on Medicaid expansion could use the gun-toting marshal to restore peace and a little common sense.</p><a href="/story/fix-lip-first-work-out-medicaid-differences-later"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/SSN_I-Beg-To-Differ_Logo_Final.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="311" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fix-lip-first-work-out-medicaid-differences-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fix-lip-first-work-out-medicaid-differences-later#comments Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS Florida Chamber of Commerce Florida Legislature LIP funding Low Income Pool Medicaid expansion News Pacific Legal Foundation president Obama Rick Scott Smarter Healthcare Coverage in Florida Steve Crisafulli Columns Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:17:50 +0000 Nancy Smith 5982445 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Not to Be Outdone ... http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jerry-holbert-cartoon-338 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 27, 2015 2:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/jerry-holbert-cartoon-338"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jerryholbertcartoon-sunshinestatenews_10.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="178" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jerry-holbert-cartoon-338" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jerry-holbert-cartoon-338#comments Cartoons News Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:06:52 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5982388 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Watch Out for Tough-Customer George LeMieux if He Wants to Return to the Senate http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/watch-tough-customer-george-lemieux-if-he-wants-return-senate <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jeff-henderson-1">Jeff Henderson</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 26, 2015 8:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/watch-tough-customer-george-lemieux-if-he-wants-return-senate"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/georgelemieux-sunshinestatenews_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="111" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/watch-tough-customer-george-lemieux-if-he-wants-return-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/watch-tough-customer-george-lemieux-if-he-wants-return-senate#comments 2016 Bill McCollum Bill Nelson Carlos Lopez-Cantera Charlie Crist Connie Mack David Jolly Don Gaetz George LeMieux Jeff Atwater Marco Rubio Mitch McConnell News Pam Bondi Ron DeSantis Senate Tom Rooney Vern Buchanan Will Weatherford Politics Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:04:30 +0000 Kevin Derby 5982375 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Pete Williams Mulls Over Challenging Gwen Graham http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pete-williams-mulls-over-challenging-gwen-graham-2016 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 26, 2015 8:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/pete-williams-mulls-over-challenging-gwen-graham-2016"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/gwengraham-sunshinestatenews_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="131" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pete-williams-mulls-over-challenging-gwen-graham-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pete-williams-mulls-over-challenging-gwen-graham-2016#comments 2016 Bob Graham Charlie Crist Congress Gwen Graham Mitt Romney Nancy Pelosi News NRCC Pete Williams Steve Southerland Willie Meggs Politics Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:24:57 +0000 Kevin Derby 5982336 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Mitt Romney Champions Public Service, Engaging the World At JU Graduation http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/mitt-romney-encourages-public-service-engaging-world-jacksonville-university-commencement <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 25, 2015 1:20 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/mitt-romney-encourages-public-service-engaging-world-jacksonville-university-commencement"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/mittromney-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="111" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/mitt-romney-encourages-public-service-engaging-world-jacksonville-university-commencement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/mitt-romney-encourages-public-service-engaging-world-jacksonville-university-commencement#comments Alvin Brown Ave Maria University Colin Powell Dean Rusk Gerald Ford Jacksonville Jacksonville University John F. Kennedy JU Lenny Curry Lyndon Johnson Mitt Romney News Ross Perot RPOF Tom Monaghan Politics Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:25:54 +0000 Kevin Derby 5982229 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Obama's Nixon Doctrine: Anointing Iran http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obamas-nixon-doctrine-anointing-iran <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/charles-krauthhammer">Charles Krauthammer</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 25, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON -- In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a "very successful regional power." His wish -- a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states -- is becoming a reality. Consider:</p><a href="/story/obamas-nixon-doctrine-anointing-iran"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Charles-Krauthammer-Mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obamas-nixon-doctrine-anointing-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obamas-nixon-doctrine-anointing-iran#comments News Columns Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:58:33 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5982071 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Algae Bloom Tests Halt Lake Okeechobee Discharges into St. Lucie Canal http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/algae-bloom-tests-halt-lake-okeechobee-discharges-st-lucie-canal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 25, 2015 2:30 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p></p><a href="/story/algae-bloom-tests-halt-lake-okeechobee-discharges-st-lucie-canal"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/viewfromportmayacalock-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="112" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/algae-bloom-tests-halt-lake-okeechobee-discharges-st-lucie-canal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/algae-bloom-tests-halt-lake-okeechobee-discharges-st-lucie-canal#comments algae bloom Army Corps of Engineers DEP Florida Department of Environmental Protection Joe Negron Lake Okeechobee News Port Mayaca dam president Obama Randy Smith Rick Scott Ron Hubbard SFWMD South Florida Water Management District St. Lucie Canal Politics Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:28:36 +0000 Nancy Smith 5982188 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com ... and Shake It All About http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-15 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 25, 2015 2:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-15"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/glenmccoycartoon-sunshinestatenews_11.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="206" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-15#comments Cartoons News Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:54:22 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5982067 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Weekly Roundup: Should I Stay or Should I Go? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-should-i-stay-or-should-i-go-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/brandon-larrabee-news-service-florida-0">Brandon Larrabee News Service of Florida</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 25, 2015 12:30 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/weekly-roundup-should-i-stay-or-should-i-go-0"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/florida-legislature.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="143" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-should-i-stay-or-should-i-go-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-should-i-stay-or-should-i-go-0#comments News Politics Sat, 25 Apr 2015 04:41:49 +0000 Nancy Smith 5982182 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Education Week in Review: FSA Testing Glitches, Charter School Legislation http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/education-week-review-fsa-testing-glitches-charter-school-legislation-take-center-stage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/allison-nielsen">Allison Nielsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 24, 2015 4:42 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1"></p><a href="/story/education-week-review-fsa-testing-glitches-charter-school-legislation-take-center-stage"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/shutterstock_114440653-students_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="113" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/education-week-review-fsa-testing-glitches-charter-school-legislation-take-center-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/education-week-review-fsa-testing-glitches-charter-school-legislation-take-center-stage#comments accountability Alberto Carvalho American Institutes for Research Andy Gardiner charter schools Chris Sprowls Common Core State Standards cyber attack Education Florida Department of Education Florida Standards Assessment Foundation for Florida's Future HB 1145 Miami-Dade School District News Pam Stewart SB 602 scholarships School Choice server special needs students Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:51:01 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5982065 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com House Passes Bill Allowing Students to Cross County Lines for School http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/house-passes-bill-allow-students-cross-county-lines-school <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/allison-nielsen">Allison Nielsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 24, 2015 2:57 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/house-passes-bill-allow-students-cross-county-lines-school"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/schoolchoice-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="99" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/house-passes-bill-allow-students-cross-county-lines-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/house-passes-bill-allow-students-cross-county-lines-school#comments Charter School Chris Sprowls Florida House of Representatives Florida Personal Learning Scholarship program Foundation for Florida's Future HB 1145 News Patricia Levesque School Choice Government Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:06:52 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5982022 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Financial Literacy Begins with Basics http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/financial-literacy-begins-basics <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/drew-j-breakspear">Drew J. Breakspear</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 24, 2015 12:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s no secret that April is Financial Literacy Month. Becoming financially literate begins with basic skills and sets the course for the financial decisions you will make at every stage throughout your life. Smart financial decisions open the door to new financial opportunities.</p><a href="/story/financial-literacy-begins-basics"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/drew_j._breakspear.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="405" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/financial-literacy-begins-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/financial-literacy-begins-basics#comments Financial Literacy Month News Office of Financial Regulation OFR Tax Day Columns Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:19:46 +0000 Nancy Smith 5981930 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio's Team Throws Cold Water on 2016 Poll Surge http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubios-team-throws-cold-water-2016-poll-surge <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 24, 2015 12:11 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/marco-rubios-team-throws-cold-water-2016-poll-surge"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marcorubio-sunshinestatenews_9.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="111" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubios-team-throws-cold-water-2016-poll-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubios-team-throws-cold-water-2016-poll-surge#comments 2016 2016 poll Chris Christie CNN Poll CNN/ORC Hillary Clinton Jeb Bush Marco Rubio Mike Huckabee News Q-Poll Quinnipiac Poll Rand Paul Scott Walker Ted Cruz Terry Sullivan Tim Malloy Politics Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:15:47 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981929 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Hillary Clinton Staffs Up for Grassroots Assault in Florida http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hillary-clinton-staffs-grassroots-assault-florida-2016-looms <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 24, 2015 10:05 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/hillary-clinton-staffs-grassroots-assault-florida-2016-looms"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/hillaryclinton-sunshinestatenews_5.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="119" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hillary-clinton-staffs-grassroots-assault-florida-2016-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hillary-clinton-staffs-grassroots-assault-florida-2016-looms#comments 2016 Alan Grayson Barack Obama Citizens United Florida Hillary Clinton Iowa Democratic Party Marlon Marshall News Organizing for America Patrick Murphy Sandy Ducane SEIU Service Employees International Union Politics Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:08:15 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981883 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Takes Up Jeff Miller's VA Reform Bill in the Senate http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-takes-jeff-millers-va-reform-bill-senate <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 24, 2015 9:40 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/marco-rubio-takes-jeff-millers-va-reform-bill-senate"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jeffmillermarcorubio-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="106" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-takes-jeff-millers-va-reform-bill-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-takes-jeff-millers-va-reform-bill-senate#comments 2016 Congress Eric Shinseki House Veterans Affairs Committee Jeff Miller Marco Rubio News Rick Perry Senate VA Veterans Politics Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:42:35 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981874 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Fix the Secret Service, Dammit http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fix-secret-service-dammit <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/mona-charen">Mona Charen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: April 24, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> We learned this week that the Secret Service dawdled for an entire year before fixing a broken security system at the home of former President George H.W. Bush.<a href="/story/fix-secret-service-dammit"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/charen.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fix-secret-service-dammit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fix-secret-service-dammit#comments News Columns Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:40:14 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5981779 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com