Sunshine State News RSS Feed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories en Florida Delegation Splits Over Obama's Overture to Cuba http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-delegation-splits-over-obamas-overture-cuba <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: December 18, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/florida-delegation-splits-over-obamas-overture-cuba"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/ileanaroslehtinenbarackobamakathycastor-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="82" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-delegation-splits-over-obamas-overture-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-delegation-splits-over-obamas-overture-cuba#comments Alan Gross Barack Obama Bill Nelson Congress Cuba Fidel Castro Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Kathy Castor Marco Rubio News Raul Castro Senate Politics Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:38:42 +0000 Kevin Derby 5948697 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Obama Appeases a Rogue Regime in Cuba http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obama-appeases-rogue-regime-cuba <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/marco-rubio">Marco Rubio</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: December 17, 2014 1:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/obama-appeases-rogue-regime-cuba"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/barack_obama_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="115" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obama-appeases-rogue-regime-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obama-appeases-rogue-regime-cuba#comments Alan Gross Barack Obama Castro Regime Cuba Fidel Castro Marco Rubio News U.S. Senate Columns Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:27:30 +0000 Kevin Derby 5948649 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Reggie Fullwood Fights off Challenger in House Democratic Primary http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/reggie-fullwood-fights-challenger-house-democratic-primary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/margie-menzel-news-service-florida">Margie Menzel 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: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/reggie-fullwood-fights-challenger-house-democratic-primary"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/reggiefullwood-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="130" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/reggie-fullwood-fights-challenger-house-democratic-primary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/reggie-fullwood-fights-challenger-house-democratic-primary#comments News Politics Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:50:03 +0000 Nancy Smith 5948552 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Wise Warren and Crazy Cruz http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/wise-warren-and-crazy-cruz <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: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are polar opposites, a Tea Party conservative and an Occupy Wall Street socialist. Then there are the similarities: Both were elected in 2012, both have Harvard on their resume and both are mentioned as presidential material. But the media's read of the two demonstrates an unquestionable slant.<a href="/story/wise-warren-and-crazy-cruz"><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/wise-warren-and-crazy-cruz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/wise-warren-and-crazy-cruz#comments News Columns Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:12:56 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5948526 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Bipartisan Drowning Detail http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glenn-mccoy-cartoon-118 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/glenn-mccoy-cartoon-118"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/glennmccoycartoon-sunshinestatenews_50.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="215" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glenn-mccoy-cartoon-118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glenn-mccoy-cartoon-118#comments Cartoons News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:43:18 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5948524 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com No Reasonable Excuse Exists to Delay DCF Payment to Barahona Victim http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-reasonable-excuse-exists-delay-dcf-payment-barahona-victim <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: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anitere Flores is willing to test her clout in the Florida Senate to fight a leadership decision to delay indefinitely the remaining $3.5 million in payments owed to the victim of one of the state's most horrific DCF-related abuse cases.</p><a href="/story/no-reasonable-excuse-exists-delay-dcf-payment-barahona-victim"><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/no-reasonable-excuse-exists-delay-dcf-payment-barahona-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/no-reasonable-excuse-exists-delay-dcf-payment-barahona-victim#comments Andy Gardiner Anitere Flores child abuse claims bill DCF Department of Children and Familie Don Gaetz Eleanor Sobel Erik Fresen Florida Legislature Florida Senate Jorge Barahona Jose Felix Diaz Mary Ellen Klas Neal Roth News Nubia Barahona Victor Barahona Columns Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:55:36 +0000 Nancy Smith 5948505 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeb Bush Steals a March on the Other 2016 GOP Hopefuls http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeb-bush-steals-march-other-2016-gop-hopefuls <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: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/jeb-bush-steals-march-other-2016-gop-hopefuls"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jebbush-sunshinestatenews_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="146" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeb-bush-steals-march-other-2016-gop-hopefuls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeb-bush-steals-march-other-2016-gop-hopefuls#comments 2016 Ben Carson Bob Dole Chris Christie George W. Bush Jeb Bush John McCain Marco Rubio Mitt Romney News Rand Paul Ted Cruz Politics Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:46:13 +0000 Kevin Derby 5948412 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Congress Defies Constitution, Avoids Convention Requests from States http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/congress-defies-constitution-avoids-convention%20requests-states <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kathryn-watson-watchdogorg">Kathryn Watson Watchdog.org</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: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/congress-defies-constitution-avoids-convention%20requests-states"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/shutdown-capitol.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="202" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/congress-defies-constitution-avoids-convention%20requests-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/congress-defies-constitution-avoids-convention%20requests-states#comments News Politics Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:15:18 +0000 Nancy Smith 5948403 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Turns to Familiar Faces for Second Term http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-turns-familiar-faces-second-term <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: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/rick-scott-turns-familiar-faces-second-term"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/kenlawsonrickscottchadpoppell-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="85" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-turns-familiar-faces-second-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-turns-familiar-faces-second-term#comments Carol Dover Chad Poppell DBPR DEO Department of Business and Professional Regulation Department of Economic Opportunity Department of Management Services DMS Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association FRLA JEA John Peyton Ken Lawson News Rick Scott Politics Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:08:48 +0000 Kevin Derby 5948366 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Debbie Wasserman Schultz, David Vitter Team Up to Tackle Breast Cancer http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debbie-wasserman-schultz-david-vitter-team-tackle-breast-cancer <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: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/debbie-wasserman-schultz-david-vitter-team-tackle-breast-cancer"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/debbiewassermanschultzdavidvitter-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="111" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debbie-wasserman-schultz-david-vitter-team-tackle-breast-cancer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debbie-wasserman-schultz-david-vitter-team-tackle-breast-cancer#comments Amy Klobuchar Barack Obama Bobby Jindal breast cancer Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young ACT CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Congress David Vitter Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic National Committee DNC EARLY Act House News Renee Ellmers Senate Politics Government Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:47:10 +0000 Kevin Derby 5948355 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida's Winning the Fight Against Juvenile Delinquency http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-winning-fight-against-juvenile-delinquency <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: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/florida-winning-fight-against-juvenile-delinquency"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/troubledteen-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="156" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-winning-fight-against-juvenile-delinquency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-winning-fight-against-juvenile-delinquency#comments Christina Daly DCC Department of Juvenile Justice juvenile arrests juvenile delinquency News Rick Scott Government Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:35:15 +0000 Kevin Derby 5948310 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Saying He Will 'Actively Explore' Running, Jeb Bush Nears the Starting Block for 2016 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/saying-he-will-actively-explore-running-jeb-bush-nears-starting-block-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: December 16, 2014 11:30 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/saying-he-will-actively-explore-running-jeb-bush-nears-starting-block-2016"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jebbush-sunshinestatenews_4.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="133" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/saying-he-will-actively-explore-running-jeb-bush-nears-starting-block-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/saying-he-will-actively-explore-running-jeb-bush-nears-starting-block-2016#comments 2016 Barbara Bush Democratic National Committee DNC George H.W. Bush George W. Bush Jeb Bush Lawton Chiles Mo Elleithee Neil Bush News Politics Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:16:09 +0000 Kevin Derby 5948342 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Don't Look for Culture War Arguments in Campaign 2016 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dont-look-culture-war-arguments-campaign-2016 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/michael-barone">Michael Barone</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: December 16, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> In an earlier column, I looked at the role the abortion issue would play in the 2016 election -- not very much, I concluded -- and promised another column on other cultural issues. Here goes.<a href="/story/dont-look-culture-war-arguments-campaign-2016"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/michael-barone-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dont-look-culture-war-arguments-campaign-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dont-look-culture-war-arguments-campaign-2016#comments News Columns Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:55:33 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5948258 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com State Budget Surplus Nears $1 Billion http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/state-budget-surplus-nears-1-billion <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: December 16, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/state-budget-surplus-nears-1-billion"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/politicalmoney-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="103" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/state-budget-surplus-nears-1-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/state-budget-surplus-nears-1-billion#comments News Politics Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:11:54 +0000 Chris Moran 5948197 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Accurate Prediction http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-146 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: December 16, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/holbert-cartoon-146"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/holbertcartoon-sunshinestatenews_158.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="172" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-146" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-146#comments Cartoons News Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:33:58 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5948164 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Keeps John Armstrong as Surgeon General, in Charge of DOH http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-keeps-john-armstrong-surgeon-general-charge-doh <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby-and-nancy-smith">Kevin Derby and 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: December 16, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/rick-scott-keeps-john-armstrong-surgeon-general-charge-doh"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/johnarmstrong-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="129" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-keeps-john-armstrong-surgeon-general-charge-doh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-keeps-john-armstrong-surgeon-general-charge-doh#comments DOH Ebola Florida Department of Health Florida Medical Association FMA John Armstrong News Rick Scott Tim Stapleton University of South Florida USF Government Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:06:39 +0000 Kevin Derby 5948113 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio's Fundraising a Safety Net for 2016 High Wire Act http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubios-fundraising-safety-net-2016-high-wire-act <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: December 16, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/marco-rubios-fundraising-safety-net-2016-high-wire-act"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marcorubio-sunshinestatenews_5.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="129" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubios-fundraising-safety-net-2016-high-wire-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubios-fundraising-safety-net-2016-high-wire-act#comments 2016 Al Gore Barack Obama Chris Christie Gang of Eight Jeb Bush John McCain Marco Rubio Mitt Romney News Rick Scott Politics Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:27:08 +0000 Kevin Derby 5948105 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com GOP Candidates Get Busy in Jacksonville Mayoral Race http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gop-candidates-get-busy-jacksonville-mayoral-race <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: December 16, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/gop-candidates-get-busy-jacksonville-mayoral-race"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/lennycurrybillbishop-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="118" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gop-candidates-get-busy-jacksonville-mayoral-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gop-candidates-get-busy-jacksonville-mayoral-race#comments Adam Putnam Alvin Brown Bill Bishop Florida Cabinet Jacksonville Jeff Atwater Lenny Curry Mike Hogan News Pam Bondi Republican Party of Florida RPOF Politics Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:36:12 +0000 Kevin Derby 5948072 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Rides Tall on House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-remains-large-factor-house-transportation-and-infrastructure-committee <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: December 16, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/florida-remains-large-factor-house-transportation-and-infrastructure-committee"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/danwebsterbillshustercarloscurbelo-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="84" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-remains-large-factor-house-transportation-and-infrastructure-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-remains-large-factor-house-transportation-and-infrastructure-committee#comments Bill Shuster Carlos Curbelo Congress Corrine Brown Dan Webster Everglades restoration Gwen Graham House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee John Mica Lois Frankel News Panama Canal expansion Steve Southerland Government Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:46:39 +0000 Kevin Derby 5948049 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rand Paul Champions Ted Yoho's Push Against Obama's Immigration Action http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rand-paul-champions-ted-yohos-push-against-obamas-immigration-action <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: December 16, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/rand-paul-champions-ted-yohos-push-against-obamas-immigration-action"><img 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href="/source/william-patrick-floridawatchdogorg">William Patrick FloridaWatchdog.org</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: December 15, 2014 2:12 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/snap-%E2%80%98temporary%E2%80%99-work-waivers-approved-seventh-straight-year"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/ebt-sign.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="135" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/snap-%E2%80%98temporary%E2%80%99-work-waivers-approved-seventh-straight-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/snap-%E2%80%98temporary%E2%80%99-work-waivers-approved-seventh-straight-year#comments E.B.T. federal stimulus Florida Department of Children and Families Food and Nutrition Service food stamps Foundation for Government Accountability Josh Archambault Michelle Glady News snap Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program USDA Politics Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:15:22 +0000 Nancy Smith 5947910 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com The Cheerfulness of Tax Reform http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/cheerfulness-tax-reform <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/george-will-0">George Will</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: December 15, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."<br /> -- Mr. Micawber in "David Copperfield"</p><a href="/story/cheerfulness-tax-reform"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/george-will.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/cheerfulness-tax-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/cheerfulness-tax-reform#comments News Columns Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:31:56 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5947959 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Will the Seminoles Unionize their Florida Hard Rocks? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/will-seminoles-unionize-their-florida-hard-rocks <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: December 15, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/will-seminoles-unionize-their-florida-hard-rocks"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/view-guitar.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="108" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/will-seminoles-unionize-their-florida-hard-rocks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/will-seminoles-unionize-their-florida-hard-rocks#comments Brian Nemoir card check Casino Coyote Marsh & Associates Enough Already Wisconsin Florida Gaming Congress George Ermert Hard Rock Jim Allen Jim Doyle Julianne Appling Kenosha Hard Rock Martin Schreiber & Associates Menominee Tribe Michael Beightol News Richard Monette Rick Scott Scott Walker Seminole Paradise Seminole Tribe of Florida Seminoles UAW Local 72 United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1444 Wisconsin Wisconsin Family Action Politics Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:09:14 +0000 Nancy Smith 5947944 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Flame Fanner http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-71 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: December 15, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/payne-cartoon-71"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/paynecartoon-sunshinestatenews_87.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="191" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-71" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-71#comments Cartoons News Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:12:38 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5947907 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Pundits Don't Think Florida Congressional Reps Will Be Sweating in 2016 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pundits-dont-think-florida-congressional-reps-will-be-sweating-2016 <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: December 15, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/pundits-dont-think-florida-congressional-reps-will-be-sweating-2016"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/carloscurbelogwengrahammarcorubio-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="76" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a 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class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: December 14, 2014 12:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/heisman-unimportant-jameis-winston-plays-much-more"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jameis_winston_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="187" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/heisman-unimportant-jameis-winston-plays-much-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/heisman-unimportant-jameis-winston-plays-much-more#comments Florida State University FSU Heisman Trophy Jameis Winston Marcus Mariota National Football League News NFL Rose Bowl Columns Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:33:43 +0000 Nancy Smith 5947709 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Charters a Top School Choice Option, and Growing http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-charters-top-school-choice-option-and-growing <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/william-patrick-floridawatchdogorg">William Patrick FloridaWatchdog.org</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: December 13, 2014 2:12 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/florida-charters-top-school-choice-option-and-growing"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/schoolchoice-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="156" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-charters-top-school-choice-option-and-growing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-charters-top-school-choice-option-and-growing#comments Education News Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:16:33 +0000 Nancy Smith 5947595 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Termites At Work on American History http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/termites-work-american-history <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: December 13, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> President Barack Obama has launched a new initiative to get American schools to teach computer science. Appearing at a Newark, New Jersey, middle school, the president suggested that students, especially girls and minorities, should learn "not just how to use a smartphone but to create the apps for a smartphone."<a href="/story/termites-work-american-history"><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/termites-work-american-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/termites-work-american-history#comments News Columns Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:55:52 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5947752 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Weekly Roundup: Everything Old is New Again http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-everything-old-new-again <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: December 13, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/weekly-roundup-everything-old-new-again"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/floridacapitol-sunshinestatenews_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="132" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-everything-old-new-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-everything-old-new-again#comments News Politics Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:19:46 +0000 Chris Moran 5947651 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Bill Montford: the GOP's Favorite Democrat in Tallahassee http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bill-montford-gops-favorite-democrat-tallahassee <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: December 13, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/bill-montford-gops-favorite-democrat-tallahassee"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/billmontford-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="142" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bill-montford-gops-favorite-democrat-tallahassee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bill-montford-gops-favorite-democrat-tallahassee#comments AFL-CIO Agriculture Committee AIF Bill Montford FADSS FEA Florida Association of District School Superintendents Florida Chamber Florida Retail Federation Florida Senate Gary Siplin Jeremy Ring Joe Abruzzo Katie Edwards News Tallahassee Chamber Politics Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:08:39 +0000 Kevin Derby 5947572 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com