Sunshine State News RSS Feed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories en Moral Befuddlement in Ferguson http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/moral-befuddlement-ferguson <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/pat-buchanan">Pat Buchanan</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: November 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> "It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters."<br /><br />Edmund Burke's insight returned to mind while watching cable news coverage of the rampage in Ferguson, Missouri, after St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown.<a href="/story/moral-befuddlement-ferguson"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Patrick-buchanan.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/moral-befuddlement-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/moral-befuddlement-ferguson#comments News Columns Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:09:15 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5944064 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Pssst, Kevin Cate: It Wasn't Just Money That Sank Charlie Crist http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pssst-kevin-cate-it-wasnt-just-money-sank-charlie-crist <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: November 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/pssst-kevin-cate-it-wasnt-just-money-sank-charlie-crist"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/kevincatecharliecrist-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="148" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pssst-kevin-cate-it-wasnt-just-money-sank-charlie-crist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pssst-kevin-cate-it-wasnt-just-money-sank-charlie-crist#comments Barack Obama Bill and Hillary Clinton Bill Hyres Carole Crist Charlie Crist Emily's List Eric Conrad FDP Florida Democratic Party Kevin Cate Lauren Hitt Leslie Wimes Michael Bloomberg Michael Hoffman Nan Rich News Rick Scott Steve Mostyn Tom Steyer Columns Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:42:34 +0000 Nancy Smith 5944050 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Backroom Briefing: Will Grass be Greener in '16 for Medical Pot? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/backroom-briefing-will-grass-be-greener-16-medical-pot <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/dara-kam-and-brandon-larrabee-news-service-florida">Dara Kam and 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: November 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/backroom-briefing-will-grass-be-greener-16-medical-pot"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/medicalmarijuana-sunshinestatenews_12.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="136" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/backroom-briefing-will-grass-be-greener-16-medical-pot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/backroom-briefing-will-grass-be-greener-16-medical-pot#comments News Politics Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:54:49 +0000 Chris Moran 5944035 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Seeing is Believing http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-101 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: November 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/stahler-cartoon-101"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/stahlercartoon-sunshinestatenews_113.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="203" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-101#comments Cartoons News Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:40:04 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5944029 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Thanksgiving: A Florida Tradition for 450 Years http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/thanksgiving-florida-tradition-450-years <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: November 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/thanksgiving-florida-tradition-450-years"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/fortcaroline-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="170" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/thanksgiving-florida-tradition-450-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/thanksgiving-florida-tradition-450-years#comments Castillo de San Marcos fortress Charles Bennett Diocese of St. Augustine Florida history Fort Caroline Hernando de Soto Juan Ponce de Leon Mission of Nombre de Dios News Pedro Menendez de Aviles Rene de Laudonniere Shrine of Our Lady of la Leche St. Augustine Thanksgiving Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Government Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:06:39 +0000 Kevin Derby 5943899 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio's Presidential Chances Are Fading Fast http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubios-presidential-chances-are-fading-fast <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: November 27, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/marco-rubios-presidential-chances-are-fading-fast"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marcorubio-sunshinestatenews_7.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="131" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubios-presidential-chances-are-fading-fast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubios-presidential-chances-are-fading-fast#comments 2016 amnesty Barack Obama Bobby Jindal Gang of Eight Harry Reid Immigration Jeb Bush John Kasich Joni Ernst Lindsey Graham Marco Rubio Mitt Romney News Q-Poll Quinnipiac Poll Rick Perry Senate Politics Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:52:35 +0000 Kevin Derby 5943884 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com PSC Scales Back Solar, Energy Efficiency Programs http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/psc-scales-back-solar-energy-efficiency-programs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jim-turner-news-service-florida">Jim Turner 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: November 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/psc-scales-back-solar-energy-efficiency-programs"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/shutterstock_25689613-web.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="149" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/psc-scales-back-solar-energy-efficiency-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/psc-scales-back-solar-energy-efficiency-programs#comments News Politics Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:14:51 +0000 Nancy Smith 5943837 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Medical Marijuana in Florida by the End of 2016 -- We're Not Stopping! http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/medical-marijuana-florida-end-2016-were-not-stopping <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/ben-pollara">Ben Pollara</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: November 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some 3,370,761 people -- almost 58 percent -- voted for medical marijuana in Florida. This total -- half a million more than Gov. Rick Scott and almost 900,000 more than voted “no” -- is clear proof that the people of Florida want a medical marijuana law.</p><a href="/story/medical-marijuana-florida-end-2016-were-not-stopping"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/benpollara-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="424" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/medical-marijuana-florida-end-2016-were-not-stopping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/medical-marijuana-florida-end-2016-were-not-stopping#comments Amendment 2 Ben Pollara Florida for Care medical marijuana News Rick Scott United for Care Columns Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:33:17 +0000 Nancy Smith 5943782 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com President's Turkey Power http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-67 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: November 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/payne-cartoon-67"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/paynecartoon-sunshinestatenews_82.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="196" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-67" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-67#comments Cartoons News Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:14:51 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5943774 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Pam Bondi: School Districts Can Hire Armed Security Guards http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pam-bondi-school-districts-can-hire-armed-security-guards <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: November 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/pam-bondi-school-districts-can-hire-armed-security-guards"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/pambondi-sunshinestatenews_4.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="139" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pam-bondi-school-districts-can-hire-armed-security-guards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/pam-bondi-school-districts-can-hire-armed-security-guards#comments armed security guards Florida Statute 790.115 Greg Steube Manatee County School District Mitchell Teitelbaum News Pam Bondi Ricardo Cahill school districts school resource officers school safety Politics Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:31:52 +0000 Nancy Smith 5943758 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Time to Stop the Moderator Masochism http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/time-stop-moderator-masochism <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/l-brent-bozell">L. Brent Bozell</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: November 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> On an interview tour for his new book on President Obama, NBC's Chuck Todd told Larry King that his conversations with Obama are "very nourishing." Even after six or seven years of adoration, reporters still sound like then-NBC reporter Lee Cowan admitting in 2008 that being assigned to the Obama campaign made his "knees quake." He wondered if "he could do the campaign justice," since it was "truly historic."<a href="/story/time-stop-moderator-masochism"><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/time-stop-moderator-masochism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/time-stop-moderator-masochism#comments News Columns Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:09:36 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5943747 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Small Dairy Farmer Battles Florida Regulators over ‘Misleading’ Milk Labels http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/small-dairy-farmer-battles-florida-regulators-over-%E2%80%98misleading%E2%80%99-milk-labels <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: November 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/small-dairy-farmer-battles-florida-regulators-over-%E2%80%98misleading%E2%80%99-milk-labels"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marylou-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="122" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/small-dairy-farmer-battles-florida-regulators-over-%E2%80%98misleading%E2%80%99-milk-labels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/small-dairy-farmer-battles-florida-regulators-over-%E2%80%98misleading%E2%80%99-milk-labels#comments News Politics Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:33:34 +0000 Nancy Smith 5943693 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Never Mind His Predicament, James Grant Could Be a Big House Winner http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/never-mind-his-predicament-james-grant-could-be-big-house-winner <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: November 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/never-mind-his-predicament-james-grant-could-be-big-house-winner"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jamesgrant-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="114" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/never-mind-his-predicament-james-grant-could-be-big-house-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/never-mind-his-predicament-james-grant-could-be-big-house-winner#comments Florida House Hillsborough County James Grant John Grant legislature News Paul Renner Pinellas County Richard Corcoran Rick Scott special elections Tampa Bay Politics Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:20:42 +0000 Kevin Derby 5943686 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Give Thanks by Shopping Small http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/give-thanks-shopping-small <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/bill-herrle">Bill Herrle</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: November 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to a Gallup poll conducted this summer, asking people how much confidence they have in various institutions, only 7 percent of Americans said they trusted Congress a great deal or quite a lot. A mere 29 percent trusted the presidency.<br /></p><a href="/story/give-thanks-shopping-small"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Bill-Herrle-headshot.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="355" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/give-thanks-shopping-small" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/give-thanks-shopping-small#comments Bill Herrle Business holiday shopping National Federation of Independent Business News NFIB retail Small Business Small Business Saturday Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:08:42 +0000 Kevin Derby 5943641 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Delegation Keeps the Heat on Obama Over Iran http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-delegation-keeps-heat-obama-over-iran <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: November 26, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/florida-delegation-keeps-heat-obama-over-iran"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rondesantismarcorubiopatrickmurphy-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="72" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-delegation-keeps-heat-obama-over-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-delegation-keeps-heat-obama-over-iran#comments Barack Obama Congress House Foreign Affairs Committee House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Iran Marco Rubio News P5+1 Patrick Murphy Ron DeSantis Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Ted Deutch Politics Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:33:32 +0000 Kevin Derby 5943637 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Sticks in Spokes http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sticks-spokes <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: November 25, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> During the 2012 campaign, President Obama often resorted to his favorite substitute for thinking: ridicule. Before enthusiastic audiences (who were assured his re-election would spell a thriving economy and a revived middle class), the president would mock Republicans by suggesting that "they have the same prescription they've had for the past 30 years. ... Take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning."<a href="/story/sticks-spokes"><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/sticks-spokes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sticks-spokes#comments News Columns Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:59:35 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5943528 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Guns for Surrogate School Resource Officers Returning in 2015 Bill Proposal http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/guns-surrogate-school-resource-officers-returning-2015-bill-proposal <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: November 25, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/guns-surrogate-school-resource-officers-returning-2015-bill-proposal"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/concealedcarry-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="134" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/guns-surrogate-school-resource-officers-returning-2015-bill-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/guns-surrogate-school-resource-officers-returning-2015-bill-proposal#comments Columbine Concealed Weapons Dennis Baxley Greg Steube guns HB 1097 HB 19 HB 753 Katie Edwards Marion Hammer National Rifle Association News NRA Ronald Renuart Sandy Hook Elementary SB 1418 SB 968 school resource officer school safety school safety designee Politics Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:55:29 +0000 Nancy Smith 5943527 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Redistricting Records Likely to be Released Tuesday http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/redistricting-records-likely-be-released-tuesday <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: November 25, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/redistricting-records-likely-be-released-tuesday"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/redistricting-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="138" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/redistricting-records-likely-be-released-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/redistricting-records-likely-be-released-tuesday#comments News Politics Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:57:03 +0000 Chris Moran 5943514 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com DEP Commits $4.75 Million to Northwest Florida Water Projects http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dep-commits-475-million-northwest-florida-water-projects <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: November 25, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/dep-commits-475-million-northwest-florida-water-projects"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/northwest_florida.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="178" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dep-commits-475-million-northwest-florida-water-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dep-commits-475-million-northwest-florida-water-projects#comments News Politics Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:46:10 +0000 Nancy Smith 5943492 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Senators Weigh In After Chuck Hagel Resigns Under Pressure http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/floridas-senators-weigh-after-chuck-hagel-resigns-under-pressure <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: November 25, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/floridas-senators-weigh-after-chuck-hagel-resigns-under-pressure"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/billnelsonchuckhagelmarcorubio-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="76" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/floridas-senators-weigh-after-chuck-hagel-resigns-under-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/floridas-senators-weigh-after-chuck-hagel-resigns-under-pressure#comments Ashton Carter Barack Obama Bill Nelson Chuck Hagel IS Islamic State Jack Reed Marco Rubio Michele Flournoy News Senate Politics Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:44:56 +0000 Kevin Derby 5943469 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Where Obama Went Wrong ... http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-66 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: November 25, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/payne-cartoon-66"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/paynecartoon-sunshinestatenews_81.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="188" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-66" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-66#comments Cartoons News Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:45:50 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5943452 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Alienating People Doesn't Help Democrats Win Many Elections http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/alienating-people-doesnt-help-democrats-win-many-elections <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: November 25, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the more delicious aspects of the recent election is that the biggest supporter of Democrats – the powerful teachers' union bosses – may have cost Democrats the election.</p><a href="/story/alienating-people-doesnt-help-democrats-win-many-elections"><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/alienating-people-doesnt-help-democrats-win-many-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/alienating-people-doesnt-help-democrats-win-many-elections#comments News Columns Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:00:41 +0000 Nancy Smith 5943434 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Paul Renner the Man to Beat in Special Election for House Seat http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/paul-renner-looks-man-beat-special-election-house-seat <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jeff-henderson-0">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: November 25, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/paul-renner-looks-man-beat-special-election-house-seat"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/paulrenner-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="126" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/paul-renner-looks-man-beat-special-election-house-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/paul-renner-looks-man-beat-special-election-house-seat#comments Dave Sullivan Donald O’Brien Flagler County Florida House Howard Holley John Thrasher News Paul Renner Ron DeSantis Ron Sanchez Sheamus McNeely St. Johns County Travis Hutson Politics Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:39:45 +0000 Kevin Derby 5943381 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Obama's Immigration Action Could Set the Stage for GOP Win in 2016 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/silent-majority-part-2-obamas-immigration-action-could-set-stage-gop-win-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: November 25, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In 1968, Richard Nixon changed the Electoral College map by appealing to the “Silent Majority” of American voters: law-abiding, white, working class voters in the Great Lakes and the South who had backed Democrats for decades.<br /></p><a href="/story/silent-majority-part-2-obamas-immigration-action-could-set-stage-gop-win-2016"><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/silent-majority-part-2-obamas-immigration-action-could-set-stage-gop-win-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/silent-majority-part-2-obamas-immigration-action-could-set-stage-gop-win-2016#comments 1968 2016 Al Gore Arizona Barack Obama Bill Clinton Colorado Florida George W. Bush Immigration Lyndon Johnson Michigan Nevada News Ohio Pennsylvania Pete Wilson Proposition 187 Richard Nixon Ronald Reagan Silent Majority Wisconsin Politics Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:00:18 +0000 Kevin Derby 5943344 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Start Out Ahead in Florida for 2016 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeb-bush-hillary-clinton-start-out-ahead-florida-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: November 24, 2014 2:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/jeb-bush-hillary-clinton-start-out-ahead-florida-2016"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/jebbushhillaryclinton-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="104" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeb-bush-hillary-clinton-start-out-ahead-florida-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/jeb-bush-hillary-clinton-start-out-ahead-florida-2016#comments 2016 Adam Putnam Andrew Cuomo Chris Christie Elizabeth Warren Florida Gravis poll Hillary Clinton Jeb Bush Jeff Atwater Joe Biden Marco Rubio Martin O’Malley News Nikki Haley Pam Bondi Paul Ryan Rand Paul Rick Santorum Rick Scott Ted Cruz Politics Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:28:53 +0000 Kevin Derby 5943420 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Corrections Chief Stepping Down http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-corrections-chief-stepping-down <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: November 24, 2014 1:15 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p></p><a href="/story/florida-corrections-chief-stepping-down"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/mikecrews-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="128" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-corrections-chief-stepping-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/florida-corrections-chief-stepping-down#comments News Politics Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:08:01 +0000 Nancy Smith 5943397 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Recalling Rockefeller http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/recalling-rockefeller <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: November 24, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON -- Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile -- a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He remains, however, instructive. </p><a href="/story/recalling-rockefeller"><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/recalling-rockefeller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/recalling-rockefeller#comments News Columns Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:10:49 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5943265 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Don't Expect Annette Taddeo to Go Away http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dont-expect-annette-taddeo-go-away <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: November 24, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stories -- unconfirmed, but they're certainly stronger than rumor -- are coming out of Miami that Annette Taddeo, Charlie Crist's pick for lieutenant governor, is revving up to make a run for another elected office.</p><a href="/story/dont-expect-annette-taddeo-go-away"><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/dont-expect-annette-taddeo-go-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dont-expect-annette-taddeo-go-away#comments 18th District 537 Consulting Allison Tant Annette Taddeo Carlos Curbelo Carlos Gimenez Charlie Crist Daniella Levine Cava Eugene Flinn Farid Khavari Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Joe Garcia John McCain Juan Cuba Lynda Bell Miami-Dade County News Sarah Palin Columns Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:05:47 +0000 Nancy Smith 5943233 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Securities Regulators Help Combat Fraud and Protect Floridians http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/securities-regulators-help-combat-fraud-and-protect-floridians <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: November 24, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since I became commissioner of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) in 2012, protecting consumers and increasing the safety of Florida’s securities industry has been one of my team’s highest priorities. </p><a href="/story/securities-regulators-help-combat-fraud-and-protect-floridians"><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/securities-regulators-help-combat-fraud-and-protect-floridians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/securities-regulators-help-combat-fraud-and-protect-floridians#comments News Columns Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:40:48 +0000 Nancy Smith 5943081 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Danger Time of Year ... http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-100 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: November 24, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/stahler-cartoon-100"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/stahlercartoon-sunshinestatenews_112.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="203" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-100" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-100#comments Cartoons News Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:14:31 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5943055 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com