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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 Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Redistricting records to be released

    "In an order issued Monday, justices told lawyers representing Republican political consultant Pat Bainter and his consulting firm, Data Targeting Inc., to explain by noon Tuesday why the court shouldn't release the records three hours later." "Redistricting Records Likely to be Released Tuesday."

    MacManus explains everything

    Right wing columnist Lloyd Brown writes that all purpose political expert, political science professor Susan MacManus, has "told the Orlando Sentinel, while blacks made up 14 percent of all voters in 2014, compared to 13 percent in 2012 and 11 percent in 2010, Rick Scott doubled the percent he won in 2010 and did far better than the 4 percent of the black vote won by Mitt Romney in 2012. Scott won by about 64,000 votes." "Alienating People Doesn't Help Democrats Win Many Elections."

    Dropbox Lawsuit

    "Ninth Circuit Judge rules against Mayor Jacobs and Orange County in public records lawsuit." Here's the background. Here's a link to the decision.

    Yee Haw!

    "A hotly debated bill that would let school leaders designate certain employees to carry concealed weapons on campus is coming back for a do-over in 2015." "Guns for Surrogate School Resource Officers Returning in 2015 Bill Proposal."

    United Way supports charter schools

    "United Way helps charter school get an electronic library." "Charter school gets electronic library."

    "Bring on the bills"

    "With state lawmakers sworn in last Tuesday and organized for next year’s legislative session, it means one thing: Bring on the bills." "From taxes to texting: First bills filed for 2015 legislative session."

    Can Jeb even beat Hill in Florida?

    "A poll released over the weekend finds clear favorites on both the Democratic and Republican side, as presidential candidates ready to line up to run in 2016. Florida has traditionally been the first large state to hold its primary, after the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries." "Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Start Out Ahead in Florida for 2016."

    "The Man to Beat"

    "Paul Renner the Man to Beat in Special Election for House Seat".

    HD 64 Special Election

    "As expected, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday ordered a special election for the vacant seat in Florida’s House District 64 for Hillsborough and Pinellas counties." "Scott orders special election for Tampa House seat." See also "Election snafu could leave Dist. 64 constituents without representation."

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