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February 13, 2016 - 12:00am
Can somebody please explain to me how Gretna got to be such an important player in the Seminole Compact decision?
February 12, 2016 - 3:00pm
The president released his fiscal year 2017 budget proposal on Tuesday. I will scrutinize its contents - line by line - to ensure that our nation’s treasure is not squandered on wasteful programs or harmful tax hikes.  There’s a lot of work ahead, but one area has broad bipartisan support - the size and capability of our Navy fleet. The world is a dangerous place. Make no mistake, my fight will focus on building the most robust, highly-capable fleet.  
February 12, 2016 - 5:45am
WASHINGTON -- The New Hampshire results have solidified the reigning cliche that the 2016 campaign is an anti-establishment revolt of both the left and the right. Largely overlooked, however, is the role played in setting the national mood by the seven-year legacy of the Obama presidency.
February 11, 2016 - 7:00am
As the results of New Hampshire's primary were coming in Tuesday night, some commentators on Twitter were jubilant about the "disruption": that is, the victories of an inane socialist demagogue and a foul-mouthed nationalist demagogue and what they represented to the "establishment." Yes, mobs are disruptive. Madame Defarge enjoyed a good shakeup herself.
February 11, 2016 - 2:00am
Incredible, isn't it, that Florida, the one state a needle exchange program is needed most, doesn't have one?
February 10, 2016 - 7:00am
The morning of the New Hampshire primary, Donald Trump, being interviewed on "Morning Joe," said that he would welcome his "friend" Michael Bloomberg into the presidential race.
February 10, 2016 - 7:00am
Florida horsemen are screwed. Only a miracle can save the $1.2 billion Florida horse racing industry they represent. Not a single savior emerged Tuesday.
February 9, 2016 - 9:45pm
Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
New Hampshire voters went to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the first presidential primary. The stakes were high on both sides as candidates maneuvered for position.
February 9, 2016 - 8:30pm
Florida’s successful Contraband Forfeiture Act is under attack in the state Legislature -- and taxpayers have the most to lose.
February 9, 2016 - 11:45am
Andrew Gillum
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum might not be running for Congress this year but he is clearly aiming for something higher down the road. 
February 9, 2016 - 9:15am
The latest public health panic is over a disease most Americans (even doctors) have never heard of. Zika virus disease (ZVD) is carried by the same mosquito, Aedes aegypti, as other Third World diseases, including dengue and chikungunya.
February 8, 2016 - 5:30pm
For me, writing a story is like painting my living room. If I'm careful, if I lay down plastic, apply tape to the baseboards and crown molding, undercoat first and carefully apply the best paint I can find, it's probably going to make me feel pretty good. But when I cut corners, skip any of those steps, I make a terrible mess.
February 8, 2016 - 9:00pm
Never underestimate the ability of the legal class to find new ways to extract money from the insurance industry – and indirectly from the consumer.
February 8, 2016 - 1:00pm
Welcome to The Dean’s List — an Ed Dean-style look at which Florida’s political leaders and issues made the grade and who didn’t. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor’s or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.
February 8, 2016 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON -- The reigning idiocy of the current political season is the incessant tossing around of "establishment," an epithet now descending into meaninglessness. Its most recent abuse is by Donald Trump supporters rationalizing his Iowa defeat with the following consolation: If you tally up Trump and Ted Cruz (and throw in Ben Carson), a whopping 60 percent of the vote is anti-establishment!
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