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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 Friday, June 19, 2015

For Jeb!, "privatization is a cure-all

    Jeb! "thinks privatization is a cure-all." "Everything you need to know about Jeb Bush’s dangerous education agenda."

    Entrepreneurs in action

    "Largest-Ever Medicare and Medicaid Fraud 'Takedown' Nets 73 in South Florida."

    Jeb's entanglements

    "Jeb Bush's deep dive into corporate America, where he served on the boards or as an adviser to more than a dozen companies, could trigger complications for him if he wins the White House."

    Companies that paid Bush as a board member or adviser regularly hire lobbyists to press issues in Washington before federal agencies, Congress and the White House. Others have been fined by U.S. agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, or faced inquiries from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Some are expected to conduct business beyond November 2016 that will be directly affected by U.S. government decisions.
    "As president, Jeb Bush would face entanglements from board roles."

    "It’s who you know"

    "Budget priorities reflect who’s got clout in Tallahassee" "The late-night rollout of $1 billion in budget items and more than $300 million in new projects revealed that for much of the legislative budget process, it’s who you know and who is in charge."

    And then there's fluoride

    "Anti-Common Core Groups Plan Protest at Jeb Bush Event."

    Scott spending like a drunken lawyer

    "Scott says the state and federal government haven’t resolved the lawsuit’s underlying issues of being foreced to expand Medicaid." "Florida Gov. Rick Scott not dropping lawsuit against feds over hospital funds."

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