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Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith

August 24, 2018 - 6:00am
Becky Troutman

Politics always turns dirtier a week ahead of voting day, but somebody involved in the Republican primary for commissioner of agriculture crossed the line this year -- flooding phones with text blasts of candidate Baxter Troutman in an orange jumpsuit with a link to a 6-year-old Lakeland Ledger story, "Baxter Troutman Accused of Hitting His Wife with a Bedspread."

August 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Bill Nelson

It's time for Sen. Bill Nelson to stop the act. He's been caught. His claims of Russian hackers "fixing" Florida's elections system are unsubstantiated.

August 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Mike Miller, George Soros and Scott Sturgill

Beware of swallowing every drop of political bellywash you're fed in these ruthless pre-election days.

August 14, 2018 - 6:00am
Sanibel Island beach a week ago

Finally, the scientists.

August 13, 2018 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio

This month, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. has focused on pushing his proposal to expand parental leave.

August 6, 2018 - 6:00am
Trump ralliers greet CNN's Jim Acosta in Tampa

Free speech. It works both ways.

August 2, 2018 - 4:30pm
Rick Scott and Donald Trump

As Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam struggles to draw attention to his support of President Donald Trump’s programs, Gov.

August 2, 2018 - 10:45am
Maggy Hurchalla

Maggy Hurchalla made me write this story. Her day in court sucked me in like a Venus flytrap.

July 31, 2018 - 6:00am

What should have been a major event for Florida's west coast Republicans and the 41 candidates who addressed the big Republican Party of Sarasota rally Saturday erupted like a volcano Sunday.

July 28, 2018 - 6:00am
Adam Putnam

It feels as if conservative Adam Putnam is the hottest ticket in the liberal Florida press.

July 26, 2018 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio

For a while now Sen. Marco Rubio has shown us he has his toe behind the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. On Wednesday he did it again, giving Floridians a clear picture of how important his involvement in Everglades restoration is.

July 21, 2018 - 6:00am
Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene, Chris King, and Philip Levine

One thing I learned since the Wednesday debate: If Democratic candidates for governor did nothing else during the televised event, they turned off the 50,000-or-so folks in Clewiston, Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay, the farming communities around Lake Okeechobee.

July 18, 2018 - 6:00am
Bill Nelson

Sen. Nelson, can you finally tell us clueless voters where you stand on Brett Kavanaugh? 

July 13, 2018 - 4:15pm
Dean Crouch at home with his family

The sheer absurdity of it ... I'm talking about Dean Crouch. The Tallahassee Academy Sports manager whose selfless action probably saved at least one life -- yet, cost him his job. The story has been exploding on social media since Wednesday, when it first appeared in the Tallahassee Demomcrat, and why wouldn't it?.  

July 13, 2018 - 6:00am
Signs like this aren't allowed in Walton County anymore, but Walton is Ground Zero for HB 631 turmoil

In an executive order issued Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott called on counties not to limit the public's access to beaches, and he directed the Department of Environmental Protection to make sure it happens.

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