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Obamacare 'Subsidies': Beware the Inflation Maker

October 26, 2016 - 6:00am

It's not so bad, says the Obama administration. So what if health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act are going up in 2017? No biggee. Most people affected will get increased subsidies to make up the difference. Problem solved.

Trial on Horsemen's Issue Could Affect the Florida Gambling Landscape

October 24, 2016 - 6:00am

A trial challenging the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering's recognition of a new horsemen's group at Hialeah is set to begin in Tallahassee Tuesday. Those close to horsemen's issues in Florida have said the under-the-radar trial in the courtroom of Administrative Law Judge Lawrence P. Stevenson could have state and national implications.

Just Sayin'

October 22, 2016 - 6:00am

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. Consider this a pilot.

Patrick Murphy's Political Career Rose on the Wings of a Scheme and His Rich Saudi Friend

October 20, 2016 - 7:45pm

How does a millionaire's kid lacking credentials or accomplishment launch a political career virtually overnight? In Patrick Murphy's case, easy.

Rubio Visits Regulation-Burdened Historic Cigar Manufacturer

October 19, 2016 - 8:15pm

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, cosponsor of a bill aimed at saving Florida's landmark and oldest remaining family-owned cigar maker, visited the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. in the Ybor City section of Tampa Wednesday to give its employees hope and draw attention to the cigar maker's plight.

Trial Lawyers Invested in Florida Election to Tune of $6+ Million

October 19, 2016 - 6:00am

No wonder Florida has a national reputation as a judicial hellhole. For better or worse, more and more lawyers are the ones making the laws in this state. And for worse, more and more trial lawyers.

Tough Questions Expected for Both Senate Candidates in Tonight's Debate

October 17, 2016 - 4:00pm
Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy

Floridians are only a few hours away from the anticipated first debate between U.S. Senate candidates Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy.

People in White Houses Shouldn't Throw Stones

October 17, 2016 - 6:00am
Michelle Obama

You know how I feel about hypocrites. Thanks to Jose Lambiet, I can now introduce you to one of the most prominent ones. 

Democrats' Devotion to Voters' Rights? Ask Mack Bernard

October 15, 2016 - 6:00am
Mack Bernard

So many partisan shenanigans to get the right voters registered. Now the judge who extended Florida's voter registration deadline is trying to sort out a second voting rights case in another lawsuit brought by Democrats, who want the courts to give more protection to mail ballot voters with signature problems.

Sorry, Bullsugar.org: Patrick Murphy Is NOT Our Champion for Clean Water

October 13, 2016 - 6:00am
Patrick Murphy

If ever there was a tainted and misleading candidate endorsement, it's Wednesday's Bull Sugar (Bullsugar.org) endorsement of Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy. Maybe you saw it.

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