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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 Monday, April 27, 2015

"Fiercest opponent of Medicaid expansion"

    "Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, the fiercest opponent of Medicaid expansion in the House and the next in line to become House Speaker in 2016, defended his position in a series of tweets over the weekend."
    The burst of 140-character messages slammed hospitals as profit-hungry, blasted Medicaid as a broken system and asserted he was the one standing up for the “working poor” by denying them sub-par health care through Medicaid.
    "Corcoran defends anti-Medicaid expansion position in barrage of tweets."

    Pro-Choice Republicans

    "As Pro-Choice Republicans See It: Abortion Decisions Don’t Belong on a Legislative Agenda."

    LeMieux May Want to Return to the Senate

    Jeff Henderson writes, "Watch Out for Tough-Customer George LeMieux if He Wants to Return to the Senate."

    "Legislative battle of wills"

    "Legislative battle of wills means few bills passing." See also "Infighting is turning Florida GOP into a house divided."

    "Dodge-style shoot-em-up dividing the Florida Legislature"

    Nancy Smith: "Somebody fish Matt Dillon out of the Long Branch. Right now the Dodge-style shoot-em-up dividing the Florida Legislature on Medicaid expansion could use the gun-toting marshal to restore peace and a little common sense." "Fix LIP First, Work Out Medicaid Differences Later."

    Pete Williams considering challenging Graham in 2016

    "Pete Williams, who lost to longtime State Attorney Willie Meggs by a very narrow margin in 2012, is considering challenging Graham in 2016, sources close to the Leon County Republican tell Sunshine State News. Williams is a prominent figure in Tallahassee, having served as inspector general at both the Florida Department of Education, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Agency for Health Care Administration and having been named as a statewide prosecutor by then-Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist from 2003 until 2007. Before that, Williams was the director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and worked as an assistant attorney general for economic crimes and traffic homicides." "Pete Williams Mulls Over Challenging Gwen Graham."

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