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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 Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"Conservative Bad Girl" to be sentenced

    "The federal investigation into former Congressman David Rivera takes another major step Wednesday when his close friend and political ally is scheduled to be formally sentenced for her role in allegedly helping him break campaign finance laws." "Former Congressman David Rivera’s pal Ana Alliegro to be sentenced in campaign finance scheme."

    Amendment 2 Losing Ground

    "Amendment 2 Loses Ground in Poll; Minimum Wage Hike, Medicaid Expansion Gain."

    And then there's the actual divorce part

    "A South Florida judge who ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional has cancelled a hearing on whether to grant a final divorce to a gay couple." "Florida judge cancels hearing on same-sex divorce." See also "Broward judge cancels hearing on same-sex divorce."

    Wyllie is hurting Charlie Crist slightly more than he is Rick Scott

    "Adrian Wyllie has shown he will be a factor in the Florida gubernatorial race, but despite his positions on fiscal issues, Wyllie is hurting Charlie Crist slightly more than he is Rick Scott." "Libertarian Adrian Wyllie is Bad News for Charlie Crist."

    Thrasher makes final cut

    "State Sen. John Thrasher is one of four finalists for FSU president."

    Red herring

    Nancy Smith: "Now that the news is out there, it's a question that must be asked: Why won't at least one of the Crists attend the Democratic Women's Club of Florida convention?" "Charlie's Lame Dinner Excuse."

    Never mind that Joe feller

    "Marco Rubio, National Conservatives Step Up for Carlos Curbelo Against Joe Garcia."

    Jebbie trails Hill in Florida

    "Public Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with connections to leading Democrats, released a poll Tuesday which shows a majority of Florida voters -- 54 percent -- disapprove of Obama’s performance in the White House. Despite carrying the Sunshine State in both 2008 and 2012, only 39 percent of those surveyed approve of Obama."

    Rubio’s performance in Washington is approved by 44 percent of those surveyed while 41 percent disapprove of it. A majority of those surveyed -- 53 percent -- think Rubio should not run for the presidency in 2016 but 32 percent say he should launch a presidential bid.
    "Obama Still Drowning in Florida; Rubio Leads State Democratic Rivals."

    Meanwhile, "Hillary Holds Lead Over GOP Foes in Florida; Jeb Comes Closest."

    Full on Scott whine

    "A top Gov. Rick Scott surrogate, Miami state. Sen. Anitere Flores, said the Democrats are misconstruing Scott’s record and what’s important." "XX marks the spot? Charlie Crist campaigning on abortion, equal pay, birth control."

    Amendment 2 Losing Ground

    "Amendment 2 Loses Ground in Poll; Minimum Wage Hike, Medicaid Expansion Gain."

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