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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 Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Jebbie dancing around gay adoption issue

    "Did Jeb Bush oppose same-sex marriage and gays adopting when he was Florida’s governor?" More: "Republican leaders silent as gay marriages become legal in Florida."

    "A simple message"

    "Rick Scott will take center stage in his inaugural on Tuesday with a simple message: conservative governance can work." "Rick Scott Gives GOP an Economic Game Plan in Inaugural Address." See also "Scott will use inaugural address to promote Florida as tax haven."

    "Florida's impoverished children need Legislative champions"

    The Miami Herald editors think "Florida's impoverished children need Legislative champions on both sides of the aisle - again." "A sick situation."

    "Florida political factchecks"

    "The torrent of many of the distortions and half-truths in the state’s top election battles this year had roots in South Florida." "Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and other local politicians lead South Florida political factchecks."

    Surge of GOP voters

    "Coast Guard reports surge in Cubans trying to reach Florida."

    Wingers in a dither

    "Leaders of the Florida Republican Party that supported the state’s 2008 ban on gay marriage were mostly silent Monday as throngs cheered South Florida couples given the right to wed." "Republican leaders silent as gay marriages become legal in Florida." See also "On gay marriage, Jeb Bush ready to move on."

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