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Gov. Scott Surveys the Grim Reality of Hurricane Michael's Scars on Our Florida Paradise

October 12, 2018 - 6:00am
Neighbors hug Thursday in Mexico Beach. Their homes were heavily damaged by the storm.

Gov. Rick Scott said he could hardly believe the devastation spread out below him as far as the eye could see. So many lives and towns changed forever. 

At Scott's Request, CNN Postpones Senate Debate So Hurricane Recovery Can Come First

October 11, 2018 - 5:15pm
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

CNN's nationally televised senatorial debate next week between Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida and incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has been postponed after Scott asked for two weeks to focus on the devastation wrought on the state by Hurricane Michael.

After a Botched Hurricane Hermine Performance, Mayor Gillum's about to Get a Do-Over

October 9, 2018 - 6:00am
Hurricane Hermine/credit: Tallahassee Democrat

You wait. Michael will go down as the most political hurricane in Florida history.

Lowest Unemployment Rate in 50 Years: Is Trump's Economic Agenda Working?

October 6, 2018 - 6:00am

News on most days comes straight out of President Trump's smartphone. Everything else is scraps.

Is the 'Underpaid Teacher' Mostly a Myth?

October 4, 2018 - 6:00am

Twice during Tuesday night's debate Sen. Bill Nelson bemoaned the state of Florida teachers' salaries -- "they're $10,000 less than the national average for teachers," he said. 

Family, Friends Mourn the Death of 'Loving Warrior' Sen. Dorothy Hukill

October 2, 2018 - 5:45pm
Dorothy Hukill

State Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, chair of the Senate Education Committee, died peacefully Tuesday in hospice care, surrounded by her family. She was 72.

Sliming Maria Elvira Salazar: Laughable Desperation Move, Even for the Democrats

September 30, 2018 - 9:00am
Maria Elvira Salazar

You know Republican Maria Elvira Salazar is a pretty good candidate when the Florida Democratic Party resorts to treating voters in Congressional District 27 like idiots in order to discredit her.

Kavanaugh Nomination Advances to Senate Floor, but the FBI Gets Another Week to Probe

September 28, 2018 - 8:45pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 Friday to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court to the full Senate for a vote. 

Sen. Dorothy Hukill Announces Aggressive Cancer Recurrence, Decision to Abandon Re-Election, Seek Hospice Care

September 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Sen. Dorothy Hukill

Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, who missed the whole of the 2017 legislative session battling cervical cancer, has had a recurrence of the disease. She wrote in a Friday Facebook post that she will seek hospice care.

Gillum's Sandersesque Agenda: Where Will the Money Come from?

September 28, 2018 - 6:00am
Andrew Gillum

Democrats are giddy over Andrew Gillum's September lead, I get that. But the rest of us are hoping they might take a break from blowing raspberries at Gillum's Republican opponent long enough to answer some of the questions we have about this hard-left gubernatorial candidate.




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