Florida Five: Puerto Rico could tilt 2016 Fla. vote, Joe Namath joins search for missing Fla. teens

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips:

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Exodus from Puerto Rico could upend Florida vote in 2016 presidential race — Puerto Rico’s economic crisis meant Jeffrey Rondon, 25, struggled to find even part-time work, so he recently joined the growing exodus from his Caribbean island to Florida. Now he holds a full-time restaurant job and something that could upend the 2016 presidential election — the right to vote in Florida, the biggest of all swing states. Read more

Joe Namath joins the search for two missing South Florida boys – NFL legend Joe Namath is joining the search for the two South Florida boys that went missing on Friday. Namath joined family members and representatives from local law enforcement and FWC during a press conference Sunday morning where they appealed to anyone that may have information on the location of the boys to please come forward. Read more

Florida GOP to host Sunshine Presidential Summit in October – Fielding four Florida-based candidates in the GOP primary and 29 valuable Electoral College votes, the Sunshine State is poised to be ground zero in the 2016 presidential race. Leveraging its place in national politics, the Republican Party of Florida is planning the “Sunshine Summit” for October 23 and 24 in Orlando. Read more

‘In God We Trust’ notches up ANOTHER win as city enshrines motto on its SEAL – The more secular progressives move to erase God from the public square in America, the more the pendulum swings back in the other direction. Following on the heels of a report last week about a Missouri sheriff placing “In God We Trust” stickers on all patrol vehicles, WTXL-TV reported that the city of Live Oak, Florida, has agreed to place the motto on its city seal. Read more

Florida’s top 15 hospitals: Who made the list – U.S. News and World Report recently dove into data related to nearly 5,000 hospitals across the country and results from surveys of more than 140,000 physicians to rank the best facilities in 16 adult specialties from cancer to urology, according to the publication. Patient safety, death rates and facility reputations were just a few of factors considered. On the national level, only 137 hospitals ranked in a specialty. Read more

ICYMI: Meddling govt. gone wild: BBQ aroma leaving your property is ‘PROHIBITED’

Keeping it local: Florida man wins Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West

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