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FDP Turning Back $10K Al-Rashid Donation ... but Look at Sneaky Patrick Murphy

May 18, 2016 - 5:00pm

Democrats across Florida are probably wishing they’d never heard the name Ibrahim Al-Rashid.

Voters Still Have Plenty of Choices Without Open Primaries

May 16, 2016 - 6:00am

Most Florida voters have some vitally important choices to make in this year’s primary election in late August. Republicans and Democrats have some key choices to make, but some want to expand the voter pool.

Floridians Should Look Beyond Orlando To Weigh Casinos' Benefits

May 12, 2016 - 3:15pm

John Sowinski, president of No Casinos, is paid to fight the expansion of gaming in Florida, and he is doing a good job. Organizations like Disney Corp. are probably big contributors, and that is also OK, because Disney sees casino gaming and family entertainment as incompatible. 

The Donald Trumps Hillary

May 11, 2016 - 9:15am

I agree with the recent op-ed by Mac Stipanovich about GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, to a point.

I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton

May 6, 2016 - 8:15pm

I congratulate Donald Trump on securing his place as the Republican party’s presumptive nominee. There is no doubt that he successfully tapped into the deep sense of anger and frustration so many Americans around the country rightfully feel today.

Holocaust Victims Remembered on Yom HaShoah

May 5, 2016 - 1:30pm

Today we remember the lives of the six million Jews and millions of others who perished under the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. We also honor those who survived, and the brave heroes who stood up against hatred and brutality, often risking their lives to save others. 

Reducing Taxes for Small Businesses

May 5, 2016 - 1:15pm

Small businesses create jobs and bolster our economy. But our tax code currently bases small business taxes on the income tax bracket of the small business owner, meaning some small businesses have a higher tax rate than big corporations, which have capped tax rates.

Martin County Commission Refused to Follow the Law, Judge Suggests

May 2, 2016 - 6:00am

Last Thursday the trial court in Florida's Martin County let the infamous, anti-property-rights Martin County Commission members know that they can’t hide public emails behind private email addresses and think they will get away with it. One of those commission members -- a former judge, of all things -- failed to turn over emails regarding public matters to a property owner who requested them. The commissioner held the emails for years without turning them over, despite a legal requirement to do so.

David Jolly Tries to Separate from the Field

April 30, 2016 - 6:00am

It was quite a week for Florida Congressman David Jolly. Until the last week in April, Jolly was one of five Republicans running to succeed Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate.

That is still the case, but in an important race overwhelmed by the saga of Donald Trump, name recognition is the key. Bonus points are available for anyone who can name the other candidates from both parties.

This race seems to hardly register a blip on the political sonar. Despite this, Jolly took full advantage of multiple opportunities to get his name in front of millions.

Afghanistan’s Security, Stability and Success Are Critical U.S. Interests

April 28, 2016 - 8:00am

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, held a hearing on “Advancing U.S. Interests: Examining the President’s FY 2017 Budget Proposal for Afghanistan and Pakistan.” In her opening statement, she said the following:

This hearing represents an important opportunity for both our subcommittees, allowing members to provide appropriate and necessary oversight over the president’s budget request for Afghanistan and Pakistan, each of which fall under our different subcommittee jurisdictions.



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