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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.

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The Blog for Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Stand 'yer Ground takes hit

    "A House committee killed off a bill which would make it easier for Floridians to claim self defense in Stand Your Ground cases on Tuesday, leaving the bill’s future up in the air. - See more at: http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/house-committee-kills-stand-your-ground-bill#sthash.6CYXSr1f.dpuf" "House Committee Kills 'Stand Your Ground' Bill."

    See also: "Changes to ‘Stand Your Ground’ halted in Florida House."

    "It all going wrong for Jeb"

    "Why is it all going wrong for Jeb Bush?"

    Wingers say "no" to refugees

    "Dennis Ross Brings Out Bill Stopping Federal Funds to Bring in Syrian Refugees." See also "Florida Liberal Compares Rick Scott's Opposition to Syrian Immigrants to Turning Back on Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany."

    The Tampa Trib editors: "Be cautious but help refugees."

    The best they can do?

    "State Rep. Charles Van Zant, R-Keystone Heights, endorsed Tallahassee attorney Mary Thomas on Tuesday as she looks to unseat U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., in 2016. " "Charles Van Zant Backs Mary Thomas to Challenge Gwen Graham."

    "What's hot, crazy or shady about politics in the Sunshine State"

    "NRA’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ stopped (for now) – Rubio v. Cruz continues – FLORIDA MAN: John Boehner – Rep. Moskowitz for FL Senate or US House? – Florida Man bites shark." "Florida Playbook."

    Who’s who on Hill's list

    Marc Caputo: "One number shows why Florida is Hillary Clinton country in the Democratic race for president: 152."

    That’s how many top Florida Democrats — from current and former members of Congress to mayors to state and local party leaders and fundraisers — were announced Tuesday as members of Clinton’s Florida Leadership Council. The list is so big it took her campaign weeks to assemble it.
    "Who’s who on Hillary Clinton’s massive Florida campaign."

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