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Welcome To Florida Politics

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, December 06, 2014

Bondi laff riot

    "Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said the lawsuit isn’t about politics but about President Barack Obama overstepping his authority by circumventing Congress on reforming immigration." "Florida joins 17 other states in lawsuit against President Obama’s executive immigration plan."

    Not a joke

    "House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards." "GOP pushes waiver from healthier school lunches."

    Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart

    "Three Democrats joined Republicans in voting for it, and seven Republicans voted with Democrats against it. But in a joint statement after the vote, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen stressed the need for comprehensive immigration change."

    "Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart vote with Democrats to oppose GOP-led immigration bill."

    Weekly Roundup

    "Weekly Roundup: Wait 'Til Next Year."

    Vern on the move

    "This week, Florida’s only member of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee expanded his portfolio, taking a seat on a congressional subcommittee with jurisdiction over Social Security." "Paul Ryan Adds Social Security to Vern Buchanan's Portfolio."

    Same-sex marriage licenses

    "" "Tampa Bay area prepares to issue same-sex marriage licenses." See also "Florida clerks association: When will it be legal for us to marry gay couples?."

    "An astronomical hosing"

    "Here's the really short version of how the latest big decision about our power bills played out in Tallahassee:"

    Power companies: Hey, Florida, remember when we said we wanted to help customers save energy by encouraging rooftop solar panels?

    Florida: Sure do. And some homes are more energy efficient now. Congratulations!

    Power companies: Yeah, well, that's costing us a boatload. And it's bad for business. Wall Street wants us to increase demand, not reduce it. We'd like for you to go ahead and help us kill those efficiency programs.

    Florida: No problem! We're only the third biggest electricity user in the country. What do we need to save power for?

    "Hard as it is to believe, Florida has managed to launch an even more irresponsible energy policy than it had in the first place."
    We're talking an astronomical hosing of power customers
    "How the PSC is letting you down (again)."

    The best they can do

    "John Couriel, Jose Pazos Try Again to Get to Tallahassee."

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