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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 Wednesday, September 16, 2015

RPOF concerned that Florida is being ignored

    "State GOP mulls forcing presidential candidates to attend summit."

    Speaker Designation Day

    Nancy Smith: "If ever Florida had a speaker prepared to take the gavel, it has to be Richard Corcoran, whose designation today formalizes a kind of 20-year, one-of-its-kind apprenticeship for the job." "Rep. Richard Corcoran: His Speaker Designation Day, and Why Not?."

    "Briefing on what's hot, crazy or shady"

    Marc Caputo: "RPOF fights for relevance; Jeb’s bad FL poll; Bondi doubts whoremonger rehab; Marco feels Noles’ wrath; FAMU student prez faces impeachment; kids play after cobra scare." "Florida Playbook."

    More Marc Caputo: "‘The Thrill’ v. ‘The Hat Lady’; Jeb’s Total Frat Move; Marco’s Nole troll; FL marriage forms swap ‘husband’ & ‘wife’ for ‘spouse’; former Rep. Garcia aide escapes jail sentence."

    Jeb drops from second place to fifth

    "A new Monmouth University poll shows Donald Trump crushing fellow Republicans in New Hampshire, where he has double the support of the next closest candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, among voters likely to participate in the Granite State primary." "NH Poll: Trump Doubles Lead Over Jeb, Biggest of GOP Race."

    See also "Trump Holds Big N.H. Lead While Jeb Falls To Fifth In GOP Poll" ("Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dropped from second place in a July poll to fifth in the latest and was tied with former technology executive Carly Fiorina at 7 percent.")

    "Huge increases in Medicaid spending"

    "Despite a transition to managed care meant to tame huge increases in Medicaid spending, the health-care program for low-income Floridians still threatens to consume almost half of the state's revenue growth, an economist told lawmakers Tuesday." "Medicaid Projections Cloud Predicted Forecast."

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