Florida Five: 9 things to watch in Fla. primary, Supreme Court looms over Fla. death penalty

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

cnbc debate9 things to watch with 100 days until Florida presidential primary – Voters, get ready for a frenzy of politics. Florida’s presidential primary, critical in determining the major party presidential candidates, is 100 days from Sunday. “This whole, entire race is going to be amazing,” said Republican analyst Myra Adams of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Read more

Supreme Court ruling looms over Florida’s death penalty system – Florida’s Legislature again finds itself under the watchful eye of the courts, and this time it’s literally a matter of life and death. Having endured withering criticism from state courts for a botched redrawing of political boundaries, lawmakers now await a verdict from the U.S. Supreme Court over the state’s death penalty, which is facing its most significant legal challenge. Read more

Active shooter training at Florida mosque – ominous sign – A Sarasota mosque recently underwent active shooter training under the theory that places of worship are only holy to the faithful. Let’s start by getting out of the way that the most obvious and effective plan of protection was never even mentioned – an ominous sign of what’s about to come when citizens are stripped of their Second Amendment rights. Read more

Stakes on the global stage are high. So let’s focus on…sugar? – The President of the United States [was recently] in Europe discussing a global climate accord, which will hold economic and political ramifications for generations to come. Foreign allies are debating enhanced military involvement in the war on terror. Violence has gripped many U.S. cities. Read more

Rubio talks terrorism during South Florida stop – Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, returned home Saturday to West Miami for an event with 500 of his closest supporters. The $20-per-person fundraiser was billed “Where It All Began” and took place just blocks from his home. It’s where Rubio also began his political career as city commissioner in 1998. Read more

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