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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 Monday, May 27, 2013

Jebbie brings his union hating message to Michigan

    "Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the son and brother of two past presidents who is a possible 2016 candidate himself, is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at this week's Mackinac Policy Conference, organized by the Detroit Regional Chamber [of Commerce] with input from [Michigan Gov. Rick] Snyder, who has taken a hands-on approach to agenda setting at the annual event since taking office in early 2011."
    "More recently,"
    Bush wrote an editorial for the Washington Times praising Snyder for signing controversial right-to-work legislation into law. While critics say the measure, which prohibits union dues or fees as a condition of employment, will drive down employee wages and weaken bargaining power, Bush said it will make Michigan more competitive with other states, such as Florida, that already enacted similar policies.
    "Jeb Bush and Rick Snyder: A political match made for Mackinac Policy Conference".


    Republican Rubio, who "holds himself up as a devout free marketer who thunders against government 'picking winners and losers'" nevertheless "voted to preserve the federal sugar quota program that ensures consumers pay higher prices for cereals, candies and a host of other sugar products." "Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics".

    "Prayer at government meetings"

    "High court case may affect prayer at government meetings".

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