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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.

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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

News Update

    Abramoff (Ney) Florida Connections

    "A watchdog group on Friday called on Florida Republicans -- including U.S. Senate hopeful Katherine Harris and Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart of Miami -- to return campaign money from a Ohio Republican whom disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff says he bribed with gifts and cash." "GOP lawmakers asked to give money back".

    Discuss it here: "More Republican Corruption".

    A National Convention in Florida?

    "Local politicos want to bring a national political convention to Orlando in 2008, but with a Democrat running the city and a Republican running the county, which one should they go after? Both." "Orlando eyes GOP, Democratic conventions".

    Lie Down With Dogs

    "The president of a South Florida chapter of the Log County Republicans said Friday that he will file a grievance against the Republican Party of Florida, after learning that the state GOP contributed $150,000 to the group sponsoring a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage." "Gay Republicans are upset".

    Reminder: The proposed amendment is not limited to "same-sex marriage", but also invalidates "the substantial equivalent thereof", which would appear to include mere civil unions and possibly domestic partner benefits. See "St. Pete Times mischaracterizes anti-gay amendment".

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