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Complete Transcript: 'Main Event' GOP Presidential Debate

September 17, 2015 - 12:30am

Republican presidential hopefuls sparred in the party's second series of televised debates Wednesday night. The 11 highest polling candidates squared off just after 8 p.m. ET; the undercard four candidates had taken the stage two hours earlier.  Jake Tapper, CNN's chief Washington correspondent, moderated the main event.

The following is a full transcript of Wednesday night's "main event" GOP presidential debate from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. 

Sunshine State News to Talk New Media at FAPL

September 7, 2015 - 2:45pm

Sunshine State News’ Allison Nielsen will be talking new media at the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists’ 11th annual conference at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa this week.

Going to FSU Football Games This Season? Better Read This

August 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Doak Campbell Stadium

Florida State University announced Monday a number of changes in the traffic patterns fans are accustomed to on football game days, as well as additions to the list of items fans won't be allowed to bring into the stadium.

“We are all excited about the first football game of the season, and we want fans to have a safe, enjoyable day,” David L. Perry, the university’s assistant vice president for safety and chief of police, said in a written statement. “That’s why it is extremely important that they pay attention to the changes this year.”

Compare U.S. Senate Candidates at a Glance

August 24, 2015 - 5:15pm
As the exciting Election 2016 draws near, Sunshine State News will be feeding voters the information and profiles they need to help choose the right candidate. 

Flagship Station of the Ed Dean Radio Show Expands Range

August 17, 2015 - 11:00am
Ed Dean

WMEL, the flagship station of the Ed Dean Radio Show --  top political radio talk-show host focused on Florida politics -- has moved frequencies from 1300AM to 1060 AM, boosting its range as it goes from 5, 000 watts to 50,000 watts. 

John Harper, owner of Broadcast House LLC, and operator of WMEL purchased WIXC and earlier this month expanded the range of his station, including Dean’s show. 

NASA Chief to Congress: We Shouldn't Be Groveling to Russia

August 5, 2015 - 7:45pm
Charles Bolden

The Senate might be patting itself on the back for extending participation in the International Space Station, but NASA Administrator Charles Bolden wants Congress to know his agency is being forced to rely on Russia for launches instead of returning the flights to this country. And nobody at NASA is happy about it.

It's a contract "modification" worth $490 million to Russia.

On First Anniversary of Railway's Port Everglades Container Facility, Volume up 26 Percent

July 17, 2015 - 10:45pm

After its first full year in operation, Florida East Coast Railway's Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) in Fort Lauderdale is heralded as a complete success. And it's in perfect position to take on added business when larger cargo ships begin moving through the Panama Canal. 

The facility next to Port Everglades accounts for a 26 percent increase in port volume, according to James R. Hertwig, FECR president and CEO.

15 of 34 Florida HMOs Report 2014 Losses

July 6, 2015 - 11:30pm

Fifteen of Florida's 34 HMOs, or 44 percent, listed in a Florida Office of Insurance Regulation report posted losses in 2014. The figures were published in the South Florida Business Journal on Monday. They included a range of losses from $14.6 million to $165.1 million. Some plans showed a profit, from $138,555 to $333 million. But the 34 HMOs' $66.5 million combined net income for 2014 represents a 90 percent decrease from the $648 million profit reported by 39 HMOs in 2013.

Heartland Institute Experts Revisit Supreme Court's Obamacare Decision

June 28, 2015 - 9:30pm
United States Supreme Court

By a vote of 6–3, the United States Supreme Court last week ruled in favor of the Obama administration in King v. Burwell, a case that challenged the federal government’s authority to provide subsidies for the purchase of health insurance for Obamacare in states that did not set up exchanges.

Here are statements about the decision issued from health care policy experts at The Heartland Institute, a 31-year-old national nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago. Its stated mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems:

Senate Gives Floridians with Unique Abilities Big Boost

June 19, 2015 - 7:15pm

The Florida Senate, on the special session's last day, improved the lot of people with unique abilities when it passed SB 2500-A, an appropriations bill that increases funding for adults and children with disabilities by more than $230 million over base funding.


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