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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.

Payback Time: Remembering Irma, Adam Putnam's Ag Department Helps Florida Give Back

September 28, 2018 - 6:00am
Unloading food in North Carolina

Some of Hurricane Florence's hardest-hit victims are getting a close-up look at Florida's heart after the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services delivered thousands of servings of food to storm orphaned people in North Carolina.

Ethics, Shmethics: Congressman Alcee Hastings Gives Convicted Money Launderer a Promotion to Full-Time

September 27, 2018 - 6:00am
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings

Maybe his South Florida constituency long ago grew numb to U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings' serial unscrupulousness. Certainly nobody kicked up much of a fuss when it was discovered Wednesday the Democratic congressman, serving in the shadow of his own checkered past, promoted a convicted money launderer in his Palm Beach County office to full-time "staff assistant."

Florida Education Has Prospered Under Rick Scott

September 26, 2018 - 6:00am

To hear the Democrats tell it, you'd think Rick Scott drove Florida education off a cliff. Have you see their latest ad, "It's School Time"?




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