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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, February 18, 2015

"Making a career of staying close to Scott"

    "Rick Swearingen, the governor’s choice to lead the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, has made a career of staying close to the governor; now he has returned the favor by requiring the governor’s security team to report directly to him." "Florida’s top cop has earned governor’s favor."

    Same old Jeb


    "Jeb Bush to say he’ll be his ‘own man’ on foreign policy in Chicago speech." More: "Jeb Bush noting difference with former president brother."

    Backyard gun ranges

    The Tampa Trib editors think Tally should "Leave regulation of backyard gun ranges to local officials."

    "Far from ‭'‬The Party Train‭'"

    "To political groups,‭ ‬community activists and homeowners' associations,‭ ‬All Aboard Florida is about as popular as the subject of Obamacare to Republicans and Gov. Rick Scott to Democrats." "In‭ ‬2015,‭ ‬All Aboard Florida is Far from ‭'‬The Party Train‭'."

    "Poaching Pa. jobs"

    Steve Bousquet: "Now that Pennsylvania is run by a Democrat, Fla. governor considers it fair game." "Scott sets sights on poaching Pa. jobs."

    "Rubio occupies an odd spot"

    "Even as he turns his eyes to early caucus and primary states like Iowa and Nevada, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., occupies an odd spot in the early stages of the 2016 Republican presidential contest." "Marco Rubio Holds an Odd Space in the 2016 Republican Field."

    "Cabinet aides could be called to testify"

    "Cabinet aides could be called to testify in a lawsuit, amended Monday, seeking to end possible Sunshine Law violations in Tallahassee." "Cabinet members kept in dark on public discussions by their own aides."

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