Sunshine State News RSS Feed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories en Randy Fine Not a Bad Longshot Bet for Senate Race http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/randy-fine-not-bad-longshot-bet-senate-race <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: May 25, 2015 10:06 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.politico.com/floridaplaybook/0515/floridaplaybook18370.html"></a></p><a href="/story/randy-fine-not-bad-longshot-bet-senate-race"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/randyfine-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="125" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/randy-fine-not-bad-longshot-bet-senate-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/randy-fine-not-bad-longshot-bet-senate-race#comments 2016 Bill McCollum Carlos Lopez-Cantera Cliff Stearns David Jolly Don Gaetz George LeMieux Holly Benson Jeff Kottkamp Jeff Miller Lizbeth Benacquisto Marco Rubio News Paige Kreegel Pam Bondi Randy Fine Rick Scott Ron DeSantis Senate Ted Yoho Trey Radel Politics Mon, 25 May 2015 14:09:15 +0000 Kevin Derby 5989600 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Bring Florida History Alive on this Holiday Weekend http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-reading-list-memorial-day-weekend <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: May 23, 2015 9:39 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/florida-reading-list-memorial-day-weekend"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/reading-sunshinestatenew.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="96" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-reading-list-memorial-day-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-reading-list-memorial-day-weekend#comments American Revolution Barbara Tuchman Charles Bennett Chiang Kai-shek Civil War Edmund Kirby Smith Memorial Day News news Robert Howe World War Two Politics Fri, 22 May 2015 13:41:19 +0000 Kevin Derby 5989131 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Fallen Heroes Honored Across Florida Memorial Day Weekend http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fallen-heroes-honored-across-florida-memorial-day-weekend <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: May 23, 2015 9:13 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/fallen-heroes-honored-across-florida-memorial-day-weekend"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jacksonvillenationalcemetary-sunshijnestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="90" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fallen-heroes-honored-across-florida-memorial-day-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fallen-heroes-honored-across-florida-memorial-day-weekend#comments Ander Crenshaw Civil War Fort Clinch Harry Truman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Leonard T. Schroeder Memorial Day News news Olustee politics Seminole War Seminoles World War Two Politics Fri, 22 May 2015 14:25:30 +0000 Kevin Derby 5989145 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Survey: Obamacare Strains Emergency Rooms http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/survey-obamacare-strains-emergency-rooms <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jim-waters-bluegrass-institute">Jim Waters Bluegrass Institute</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: May 23, 2015 7:30 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Three-quarters of the 2,099 doctors responding to the nationwide survey conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians indicate they have seen an increase in emergency room (ER) visits since Jan. 1, 2014.</p><a href="/story/survey-obamacare-strains-emergency-rooms"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jimwaters333-189x300.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="429" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/survey-obamacare-strains-emergency-rooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/survey-obamacare-strains-emergency-rooms#comments ACA Affordable Care Act American College of Emergency Physicians Center for Health Policy Studies Docs4PatientCare Foundation Dr. John O’Shea Dr. Richard Armstrong Emergency Room ER Heritage Foundation Medicaid News Obamacare Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Columns Sat, 23 May 2015 11:15:34 +0000 Nancy Smith 5989360 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Who's the Studliest of Them All? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/whos-studliest-them-all <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kathleen-parker">Kathleen Parker</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: May 23, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON -- Because so many Republicans want to be president -- or at least pretend they do -- debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.</p><a href="/story/whos-studliest-them-all"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/kathleen-parker-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/whos-studliest-them-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/whos-studliest-them-all#comments News Columns Fri, 22 May 2015 23:13:59 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5989328 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com LIP: Chalk One Up for the Scott Team http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lip-chalk-one-scott-team <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: May 23, 2015 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/lip-chalk-one-scott-team"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscott-sunshinestatenews_22.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="114" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lip-chalk-one-scott-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/lip-chalk-one-scott-team#comments A. Ferris Guiletti Bruce Rueben certificates of need CMS CON Florida Constitution LIP Medicaid expansion News Obama Administration Obamacare Richard Corcoran Rick Scott Scotties Steve Crisafulli Columns Fri, 22 May 2015 22:19:44 +0000 Nancy Smith 5989307 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Tell It Like It Is http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-23 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: May 23, 2015 2:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-23"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/glenmccoycartoon-sunshinestatenews_19.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="191" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/glen-mccoy-cartoon-23#comments Cartoons News Fri, 22 May 2015 23:07:32 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5989322 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Weekly Roundup: Feds Give the Word on LIP http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-feds-give-word-lip <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">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: May 23, 2015 12:30 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/weekly-roundup-feds-give-word-lip"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/money.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="135" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-feds-give-word-lip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-feds-give-word-lip#comments News Politics Sat, 23 May 2015 04:42:32 +0000 Nancy Smith 5989353 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com FSU Researchers First to Use Drones to Prepare for Hurricane Season http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fsu-researchers-first-use-drones-prepare-hurricane-season <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/sunshine-state-news">Sunshine State News</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: May 22, 2015 7:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/fsu-researchers-first-use-drones-prepare-hurricane-season"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/drone-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="137" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fsu-researchers-first-use-drones-prepare-hurricane-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/fsu-researchers-first-use-drones-prepare-hurricane-season#comments News Politics Fri, 22 May 2015 22:33:07 +0000 Nancy Smith 5989313 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Gun Groups Rejoice: Scott Signs Emergency Evacuation Bill Into Law http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gun-groups-rejoice-scott-signs-emergency-evacuation-bill-law <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: May 22, 2015 3:50 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/gun-groups-rejoice-scott-signs-emergency-evacuation-bill-law"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/gun-sunshinestatenews_5.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="92" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gun-groups-rejoice-scott-signs-emergency-evacuation-bill-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gun-groups-rejoice-scott-signs-emergency-evacuation-bill-law#comments concealed weapons permit emergency evacuation Eric Friday Florida Sheriffs Association gun rights Jeff Brandes Marion Hammer National Rifle Association News Rick Scott SB 290 Government Fri, 22 May 2015 19:53:12 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5989263 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Castro Must Compensate for Seized Assets Before Normalization With Cuba http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-republicans-castro-need-compensate-seized-assets-normalization-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: May 22, 2015 9:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/florida-republicans-castro-need-compensate-seized-assets-normalization-cuba"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marcorubiotomrooney-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="105" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-republicans-castro-need-compensate-seized-assets-normalization-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-republicans-castro-need-compensate-seized-assets-normalization-cuba#comments Barack Obama Congress Cuba Cuban U.S. Claims Settlement Act David Vitter Fidel Castro Marco Rubio News Raul Castro Tom Rooney Politics Fri, 22 May 2015 13:57:18 +0000 Kevin Derby 5989134 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Mark Everson's Idea for a One-Term Presidency Warrants Consideration http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/mark-eversons-idea-single-term-presidency-warrants-consideration-conservatives <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: May 22, 2015 9:21 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the last century, American liberals have often supported a strong executive branch while conservatives have usually fought against giving additional power to the White House.</p><a href="/story/mark-eversons-idea-single-term-presidency-warrants-consideration-conservatives"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/kevin-derby_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="364" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/mark-eversons-idea-single-term-presidency-warrants-consideration-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/mark-eversons-idea-single-term-presidency-warrants-consideration-conservatives#comments Barack Obama Bill Clinton Bob Dole Calvin Coolidge Ed Meese Franklin D. Roosevelt George W. Bush George Washington James Buchanan James K. Polk LBJ Lyndon B. Johnson Mark Everson Monica Lewinsky Neil Cavuto News Richard Nixon Ronald Reagan Roscoe Conkling Rutherford B. Hayes Thomas Jefferson Woodrow Wilson Zachary Taylor Politics Fri, 22 May 2015 13:26:38 +0000 Kevin Derby 5989128 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com You Want Hypotheticals? Here's One http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/you-want-hypotheticals-heres-one <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: May 22, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON -- Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it's the defense minister of <em>Iran</em> who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who's in charge -- while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America's alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in freefall.</p><a href="/story/you-want-hypotheticals-heres-one"><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/you-want-hypotheticals-heres-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/you-want-hypotheticals-heres-one#comments News Columns Thu, 21 May 2015 22:10:18 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5989026 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Words Wished Away http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/henry-payne-cartoon-185 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: May 22, 2015 2:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/henry-payne-cartoon-185"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/henrypaynecartoon-sunshinestatenews_28.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="177" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/henry-payne-cartoon-185" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/henry-payne-cartoon-185#comments Cartoons News Thu, 21 May 2015 22:02:38 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5989023 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Reform Federal Renewable Fuel Standard in Washington http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/reform-federal-renewable-fuel-standard-washington-dc <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/ned-bowman">Ned Bowman</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: May 21, 2015 7:00 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>We constantly hear about various regulatory or legislative issues in Washington with the hope that something will be done to correct any given problem, but all too often the result is caught up in conflicting opinions or politics and never resolved. </p><a href="/story/reform-federal-renewable-fuel-standard-washington-dc"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/ned_bowman.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="319" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/reform-federal-renewable-fuel-standard-washington-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/reform-federal-renewable-fuel-standard-washington-dc#comments American Motorcyclist Association DOE E15 ethanol Ethanol-15 Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association News Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Renewable Fuel Standard U.S. Department of Energy Columns Thu, 21 May 2015 23:07:18 +0000 Nancy Smith 5989043 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Still Unanswered: What's the Florida Democratic Party Plan? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/still-unanwered-whats-florida-democratic-party-plan <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: May 21, 2015 5:57 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/still-unanwered-whats-florida-democratic-party-plan"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/allisontant-sunshinestatenews_3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="113" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/still-unanwered-whats-florida-democratic-party-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/still-unanwered-whats-florida-democratic-party-plan#comments Allison Tant Barack Obama Blaise Ingoglia Charlie Crist election 2016 Florida Democratic Party Hillary Clinton Joshua Karp Leslie Dougher Max Steele News Republican Party of Florida Rick Scott Steve Schale Politics Thu, 21 May 2015 21:59:27 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5989019 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Backroom Briefing: Jeb Steaming over 'Intellectual Arrogance' http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/backroom-briefing-jeb-steaming-over-intellectual-arrogance <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: May 21, 2015 5:45 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/backroom-briefing-jeb-steaming-over-intellectual-arrogance"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jebbush-sunshinestatenews_9.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="135" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/backroom-briefing-jeb-steaming-over-intellectual-arrogance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/backroom-briefing-jeb-steaming-over-intellectual-arrogance#comments News Politics Thu, 21 May 2015 21:46:40 +0000 Nancy Smith 5989015 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Congressmen Want New National Criminal Justice Commission http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-congressmen-want-new-national-criminal-justice-commission <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: May 21, 2015 1:26 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/florida-congressmen-want-new-national-criminal-justice-commission"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/teddeutchtomrooney-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="101" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-congressmen-want-new-national-criminal-justice-commission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-congressmen-want-new-national-criminal-justice-commission#comments Congress FOP Gary Peters International Association of Chiefs of Police John Cornyn Lindsey Graham Lyndon Johnson NAACP National Criminal Justice Commission News Ted Deutch Tom Rooney Politics Thu, 21 May 2015 17:29:10 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988913 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com CMS to Florida: We Can Provide Our Share of $1 Billion for LIP http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/cms-florida-we-can-provide-1-billion-2015-2016-lip <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: May 21, 2015 12:02 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/cms-florida-we-can-provide-1-billion-2015-2016-lip"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/hospitalfunding-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="122" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/cms-florida-we-can-provide-1-billion-2015-2016-lip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/cms-florida-we-can-provide-1-billion-2015-2016-lip#comments News Politics Thu, 21 May 2015 16:08:37 +0000 Nancy Smith 5988876 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Lois Frankel, Randy Weber Pair Up on State Department Security http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/unlikely-allies-lois-frankel-randy-weber-pair-state-department-security <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: May 21, 2015 11:42 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/unlikely-allies-lois-frankel-randy-weber-pair-state-department-security"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/loisfrankelrandyweber-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="108" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/unlikely-allies-lois-frankel-randy-weber-pair-state-department-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/unlikely-allies-lois-frankel-randy-weber-pair-state-department-security#comments Barack Obama Benghazi Congress Hillary Clinton Lois Frankel News Protecting Americans Abroad Act Randy Weber State Department Politics Thu, 21 May 2015 15:45:02 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988868 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Mike Huckabee Joins Jeb Bush in Opt-Out of Iowa Straw Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/mike-huckabee-joins-jeb-bush-opting-out-iowa-straw-poll <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: May 21, 2015 10:29 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/mike-huckabee-joins-jeb-bush-opting-out-iowa-straw-poll"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/mikehuckabeejebbush-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="97" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/mike-huckabee-joins-jeb-bush-opting-out-iowa-straw-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/mike-huckabee-joins-jeb-bush-opting-out-iowa-straw-poll#comments 2016 Arlen Specter Ben Carson Bob Dole Dan Quayle Iowa Iowa Straw Poll Jeb Bush Lamar Alexander Michele Bachmann Mike Huckabee Mitt Romney News Pat Buchanan Pete Wilson Phil Gramm Rick Santorum Ron Paul Sam Brownback Ted Cruz Thad McCotter Tim Pawlenty Tom Tancredo Tommy Thompson Politics Thu, 21 May 2015 14:32:51 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988842 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Bab(i)es on Campus http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/babies-campus <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kathleen-parker">Kathleen Parker</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: May 21, 2015 7:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas that may conflict with your own</em>.</p> <p>Those accustomed to reading or listening only to liberal commentators may not be aware of "trigger warnings" and "safe zones" on college campuses.</p><a href="/story/babies-campus"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/kathleen-parker-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/babies-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/babies-campus#comments News Columns Thu, 21 May 2015 00:57:42 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5988763 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Enough with the Mandatory Vaginal Exams, Florida http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/enough-mandatory-vaginal-exams-florida <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: May 21, 2015 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/enough-mandatory-vaginal-exams-florida"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/valenciacollege-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="110" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/enough-mandatory-vaginal-exams-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/enough-mandatory-vaginal-exams-florida#comments Abortion fetus First Amendment Fourth Amendment News reproductive parts sonography transvaginal probes ultrasound vaginal exams Valencia College Columns Thu, 21 May 2015 03:13:03 +0000 Nancy Smith 5988788 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Retirement Benefit http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeff-stahler-cartoon-349 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: May 21, 2015 2:00 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/jeff-stahler-cartoon-349"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jeffstahlercartoon-sunshinestatenews_13.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="203" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeff-stahler-cartoon-349" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeff-stahler-cartoon-349#comments Cartoons News Thu, 21 May 2015 00:08:03 +0000 Caitlin@sunshinestatenews.com 5988748 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com FSBA to Lawmakers: Pass Record-High Education Budget http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/state-board-education-lawmakers-pass-record-high-education-budget <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: May 21, 2015 1:26 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/state-board-education-lawmakers-pass-record-high-education-budget"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/pamstewartrickscott-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="103" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/state-board-education-lawmakers-pass-record-high-education-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/state-board-education-lawmakers-pass-record-high-education-budget#comments Andy Gardiiner Bright Futures Scholarship budget Education Florida Standards Assessment Florida State Board of Education Gary Chartrand News Pam Stewart per-pupil funding Rick Scott Special Session STEM program Steve Crisafulli Thu, 21 May 2015 05:28:26 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5988798 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Civic Education: Becoming a Responsible Citizen http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/civic-education-becoming-responsible-citizen <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/us-rep-dennis-ross">U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross</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: May 20, 2015 8:45 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>I was taught early in life to be an active citizen both in school and throughout the community. These lessons were instilled in me by my parents and by my teachers, and provided the foundation for my love and appreciation of our local community and for our country.</p><a href="/story/civic-education-becoming-responsible-citizen"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Dennis_Ross_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="355" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/civic-education-becoming-responsible-citizen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/civic-education-becoming-responsible-citizen#comments News Columns Thu, 21 May 2015 00:54:12 +0000 Nancy Smith 5988757 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott's Hospital Panel Meets as Special Session Looms http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scotts-hospital-panel-meets-special-session-looms <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: May 20, 2015 8:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/rick-scotts-hospital-panel-meets-special-session-looms"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscott-sunshinestatenews_9.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="137" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scotts-hospital-panel-meets-special-session-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scotts-hospital-panel-meets-special-session-looms#comments News Politics Thu, 21 May 2015 00:19:10 +0000 Nancy Smith 5988751 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jax Election Results Suggest Politicians Need to Produce http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jacksonville-election-results-suggest-politicians-need-produce <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: May 20, 2015 8:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The question remaining after Jacksonville's city elections Tuesday is, was Alvin Brown a one-hit wonder?</p><a href="/story/jacksonville-election-results-suggest-politicians-need-produce"><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/jacksonville-election-results-suggest-politicians-need-produce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jacksonville-election-results-suggest-politicians-need-produce#comments News Columns Thu, 21 May 2015 00:05:04 +0000 Nancy Smith 5988745 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Conservative Dan Bongino Mulls Bid for Patrick Murphy's Seat http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/conservative-dan-bongino-considers-bid-patrick-murphys-seat <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: May 20, 2015 2:15 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/conservative-dan-bongino-considers-bid-patrick-murphys-seat"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/danbongino-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="117" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/conservative-dan-bongino-considers-bid-patrick-murphys-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/conservative-dan-bongino-considers-bid-patrick-murphys-seat#comments 2016 Allen West Allen West Guardian Fund Barack Obama Battleground Resistance Battleground Resistance PAC Ben Cardin Bill Castle Carl Domino CD 18 Chris Dzadovsky Congress Dan Bongino Doug Smith Gary Uber Gayle Harrell George W. Bush Guardian Fund Guardian Fund PAC Joe Abruzzo John Delaney Juan Xuna Mark Levin Maryland Melissa McKinlay News Noelle Nikpour Patrick Murphy Priscilla Taylor Rebecca Negron Rob Sobhani Sean Hannity Tod Mowery Politics Wed, 20 May 2015 18:07:26 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988612 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Bondi Has a Larger Role on the National Stage http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pam-bondi-looms-larger-national-stage <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: May 20, 2015 12:32 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/pam-bondi-looms-larger-national-stage"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/pambondi-sunshinestatenews_3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="143" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pam-bondi-looms-larger-national-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pam-bondi-looms-larger-national-stage#comments Andy Beshera Bill Posey Cliff Stearns Dennis Ross Fred Barnes George LeMieux Ginny Brown-Waite Jack Conway Kentucy Maggie’s List News Pam Bondi RAGA Republican Attorneys General Association Sandra Mortham Steve Beshear Whitney Westerfield Politics Wed, 20 May 2015 16:42:03 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988575 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com