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Florida Five: Biden a mixed bag for Crist, NRA steps up, Tiger Woods to open eatery in South Fla

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Video: Fla. commissioner walks out of meeting when Pagan delivers bizarre ‘satanic,’ singing invocation

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FL teachers union attack on poor, disabled student scholarships fails — for now

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Florida Five: Obama in Tampa for ISIL talks, Border kids a boon for Fla. nonprofits

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Obama arrives in Tampa for talks on ISIL: Air Force One landed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa on  Tuesday at 6:30 p.m... On Wednesday morning, the president will visit U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) to receive a briefing … Read More

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Border kids a boon for charities receiving federal grants

Florida nonprofits have taken in more than 3,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who illegally crossed the southern border, but those organizations are being paid handsomely by taxpayers for their charity. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Tracking Accountability in Government … Read More

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Florida Five: DWS disastrous summer, Lawsuit challenges marijuana ‘lottery’ rule

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Kudos to Florida: How the state discarded DC, beat central planning, to land on top:Some states are governed well, and some are not. Compare states’ track records to each other and to the federal government, and you’ll learn … Read More

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Funding the navigators: Florida’s Obamacare helpers get another $6.8 million

Round two of Obamacare open enrollment is eight weeks away, and the Obama administration is once again spending millions on “navigator” outreach programs. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week it’s handing out $60 million in new funding for 90 organizations. Florida … Read More

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Kudos to Florida: How the state discarded DC, beat central planning, to land on top

Some states are governed well, and some are not. Compare states’ track records to each other and to the federal government, and you’ll learn lessons on old, top-down, closed, outdated ways that don’t work. Exhibit No. 1 is Washington D.C. and its top-down control structure -- the very picture of … Read More

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Florida Five: Judge asked to recuse herself for being Catholic, State panel backs gun silencers

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Associated Industries of Florida poll: Scott maintains lead over Crist: Most recent numbers have shown Gov. Rick Scott opening up a lead over Democrat Charlie Crist, a trend continued in a poll conducted by Associated Industries of … Read More

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Florida judge asked to recuse herself because she’s Catholic

A group called Fund Education Now wants a state circuit court judge to recuse herself from an education dispute because she’s Catholic. Citing her own independent research, Kathleen Oropeza, the group’s president, filed a motion in an ongoing lawsuit in which she explains that Judge Angela C. … Read More

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Florida Five: Crist teams up with Planned Parenthood, School choice faces ‘bumper crop of litigation’

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Charlie Crist teams up with Planned Parenthood to bash pro-life Gov. Rick Scott: Pro-abortion gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is teaming up with the nation’s biggest abortion company to attack pro-life Governor Rick Scott … Read More

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‘Bumper crop of litigation’ threatens school choice in Florida

Students with special needs or from low-income families in Florida are seeing school options threatened by “a bumper crop of litigation,” says Joshua Dunn, associate director of the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The latest … Read More

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Florida Five: Libertarian candidate Wyllie hurts Crist more than Scott, State Troopers group backs Bogdanoff

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Marco Rubio, national conservatives step up for Carlos Curbelo against Joe Garcia: The stakes are being raised in South Florida as a potential Republican presidential candidate and conservative groups are backing Miami-Dade School … Read More

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Florida Association of State Troopers endorses Ellyn Bogdanoff for state Senate

Ellyn Bogdanoff's campaign announced Tuesday that the Florida Association of State Troopers has endorsed her bid to reclaim her state Senate seat. The backing from the state's oldest "trooper advocacy" group follows endorsements from the Florida State Fraternal Order of Police, Professional … Read More

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Hillary’s connection? Secrets revealed by Nixon’s former aide, Roger Stone, in Boca seminar

Roger Stone, former Advisor to Richard Nixon will be at the City Fish Market in Boca Raton Wednesday to discuss his new book. According to the Tiger Bay Club website: Roger Stone, former Advisor to Richard Nixon and New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy – The Case … Read More

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Florida Five: Romney’s foreign policy team eyes Rubio for 2016, Bondi’s TV ad launch

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Pam Bondi for Attorney General launches first statewide TV ad, ‘Streets’: The Pam Bondi for Attorney General Campaign Monday announced the launch of a statewide television advertisement to air in five of Florida’s major media … Read More