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Thanks for visiting. On a semi-daily basis we scan Florida's major daily newspapers for significant Florida political news and punditry. We also review the editorial pages and political columnists/pundits for Florida political commentary. The papers we review include: the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Naples News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St Pete Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, and, occasionally, the Florida Times Union; we also review the political news blogs associated with these newspapers.

For each story, column, article or editorial we deem significant, we post at least the headline and link to the piece; the linked headline always appears in quotes. We quote the headline for two reasons: first, to allow researchers looking for the cited piece to find it (if the link has expired) by searching for the original title/headline via a commercial research service. Second, quotation of the original headline permits readers to appreciate the spin from the original piece, as opposed to our spin.

Not that we don't provide spin; we do, and plenty of it. Our perspective appears in post headlines, the subtitles within the post (in bold), and the excerpts from the linked stories we select to quote; we also occasionally provide other links and commentary about certain stories. While our bias should be immediately apparent to any reader, we nevertheless attempt to link to every article, column or editorial about Florida politics in every major online Florida newspaper.


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The Blog for Saturday, January 14, 2006

The "Latest Twists"

    "A reluctant turndown, recorded on Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho's cell phone, and a holiday greeting from a corporate giant that he'd chosen to provide Leon County's voting machinery are the latest twists in Florida's long-running struggle with election reform." "Voting-machine firm backs out" ("Suspicious, Sancho consults lawyers").

    Right Outa Dubya's Playbook

    "Gallagher is Catholic and Laura is Baptist and a born-again Christian, he says, and she's "pretty straightforward, pretty solid in her beliefs." She is on leave from her job at the powerhouse law-lobbying firm of Greenberg Traurig, where she is of counsel and specializes in telecommunications issues." "Gallagher's public side evolves through wife's faith".

    Yes, that Greenberg Traurig.

    <Tom Lee Stayin' in the Spotlight

    Senate president Tom Lee "said Thursday his top goal in the legislative session that begins March 7 is banning unlimited contributions, a.k.a. soft money, in state campaigns. Lee, who has raised million in soft money himself, said those who doubt his sincerity 'grotesquely underestimate my veracity.'" "Tom Lee And Soft Money".

    The Longest Story ...

    about nothing that you will ever read: "Congress hopeful fixing his résumés" ("Republican Congressional candidate [for Harris' seat] Vern Buchanan prides himself as being a hands-off manager who worries less about details and more about the big picture.")


    "Wind was the culprit behind the failure of more than 11,000 FPL utility poles during Hurricane Wilma, but many also may have failed because of age and design, a Netherlands-based utility consulting firm said Friday." "Consultants: Age, design may have contributed to FPL poles' failure".

    Could It Be?

    A Scripps solution?

    Voucher Madness

    The views of one Andrew J. Rotherham, "co-director of Education Sector, a national nonpartisan education think tank. He is also a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute and writes the blog Eduwonk.com." "Hollow victory for voucher foes".

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