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'Can You Hear Me Now?' Annette Taddeo Re-announces her Florida Senate Run

May 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Annette Taddeo

Apparently Annette Taddeo didn't announce her candidacy on May 9 in the Senate District 40 special election after all. Never mind that virtually every media outlet in Tallahassee and Miami carried it at the time. She announced it Tuesday. That's today. Apparently.

Defense of Crony Contracts by Sheldon's Flack Untimely and Unsavory

May 15, 2017 - 5:45pm
George Sheldon

Ordinarily, I wouldn't give the time of day to an editor-turned-flack who whines on Facebook  about the press mistreating his boss and mistreating a Florida technology company to which George Sheldon gave $811 million in consulting contracts. But I'll make an exception for Neil Skene. 

Scott at SB 10 Signing: I Am Committed to Dike Rehabilitation

May 13, 2017 - 6:00am

Not everybody readily understood why Gov. Rick Scott chose Clewiston, a farming community in the heart of the EAA, as the stage for Friday's ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 10.

RPOF Rolling Out Home-Schooled Candidates; Visit Florida and Fulham: Woulda, Coulda

May 11, 2017 - 10:00am


This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.

 

RPOF's Eager-Beaver Home Boys Ready to Run in 2018

Maybe the inspiration came from RPOF past Vice Chair Joe Gruters, who won the District 73 House seat in 2016. But all of a sudden raring-to-go candidates for 2018 are popping up like tarts in a bakery -- all from Republican committees around the state.

Consider these, so far:

Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
James Comey

President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House announced Tuesday afternoon.

Faux Environmentalists, Fake News and the Duping of a Newspaper

May 5, 2017 - 7:30pm

Talk about gaping omissions -- please, Miami New Times.

In the End, Transparency Was Just a Word

May 4, 2017 - 8:30am

Richard Corcoran is the date who tells you, "Buckle up, sweetcakes, I'm taking you to the best restaurant in town" ... then pulls over and hands you a ham sandwich.

Embattled George Sheldon Likely Skedaddling Back to Florida

May 4, 2017 - 3:00am
George Sheldon

UPDATED: Like a kid at summer camp, George Sheldon wants to come home.

Gaming Negotiations Fall Apart, Pronounced 'Dead'

May 2, 2017 - 4:45pm
Jose Felix Diaz and Bill Galvano

There will be no gaming deal in the 2017 Legislature. No slot machines for the eight Florida counties that voted for them, no change in pari-mutuel activities, no new Seminole compact. 

Beware the Wrath of Rick Scott

May 2, 2017 - 8:15am
The stool Gov. Lawton Chiles held up during his 1991 inaugural address

Poking the bear is always a bad idea, especially when he's bigger than you. Especially when his name is Rick Scott. And, dare I say it, especially when he's right.

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