Brian Mast, Carlos Curbelo call for ‘American innovation’ on climate change

A group of Republican members of Congress including U.S. Reps. Brian Mast and Carlos Curbelo have introduced a climate change

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DCCC puts 2018 targets on four Florida Republican Congress members

Three weeks into the 115th Congress, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has put targets on four Republican members of Congress

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Donald Trump campaigned as a disrupter, begins governing by chaos

Trump’s temporary halt to the U.S. refugee program — the most consequential policy he’s unveiled in his presidency’s opening days

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Americans feat they’ll lose coverage with Obamacare repeal: Poll

Though “Obamacare” still divides Americans, a majority worry that many will lose coverage if the 2010 law is repealed in

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Marco Rubio votes to repeal Affordable Care Act

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has cast his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Early Thursday

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Donald Trump’s local chair Randy Ross challenges Lew Oliver for Orange County GOP leadership

Lew Oliver has chaired the Orange County Republicans for decades with little serious opposition but now the leader of Donald

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Americans thinking nation is divided hits all-time high, new polling shows

The number of Americans who think the nation is divided has reached an all-time high according to a new Gallup

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Steve Schale: Final notes on early voting in Florida

To: The tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to be free of 2016 From: Steve Schale, Florida Sherpa Re: It is

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Democrats take the lead in pre-Election Day votes

Florida Democrats have surpassed Republicans in pre-election totals, aided in large part by turnout during the early voting period. Data

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Steve Schale: Notes on the 11th day of early voting in Florida

To: A tired, weary nation, and the Trump tech guys in Macedonia From: Steve Schale, Florida Man Re: Why in

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Steve Schale: Notes on the 10th day of early voting in Florida

To: Curious Americans and President Vladimir Putin From: Steve Schale, Proud FloridaMan Re: 5 Days out — and eight years later, POTUS returns

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Old-guard money pouring in for John Mica in CD 7

The old guard of Orlando-Winter Park Republican politics is coming to the aid of U.S. Rep. John Mica in his

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In which Ryan Tyson deep-dives into the vote-by-mail numbers

The race to Election Day has entered its final sprint. More than 1.2 million vote-by-mail ballots have already been returned

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Michael Richardson: GOP action on voter fraud? Don’t hold your breath

Michael Richardson The GOP has just been hoisted by its own petard thanks to The Donald. For the last several

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Val Demings furious about being featured in John Mica mailer

Democratic U.S. Congressional candidate Val Demings said Wednesday she was shocked and disappointed to find Republican U.S. Rep. John Mica

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67% of Floridians support moving to open primaries

A majority of Floridians would support a shift to an open primary system. About two-thirds (67 percent) of self-identified registered

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AIF analysis shows Democrats are catching up in vote-by-mail requests — but will they vote?

A detailed analysis of requests for mail-in ballots in Florida for the Nov. 8 general election shows Democrats are getting more

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AutoNation chair Mike Jackson lashes out against anti-immigration, anti-trade positions

The chairman and president of the nation’s largest car dealer company, Mike Jackson of AutoNation, blasted Donald Trump and others

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Florida vote-by-mail hits record 2.5M requests, Republicans in lead

More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of Florida and North Carolina than at this

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Bill Rufty: House District 41 candidates going for the money

Sam Killebrew, Republican candidate for Florida House District 41, has raised a campaign war chest to double that of Democratic

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Bill Rufty: A political rarity in HD 41 – Republican, Democrat agree

Republicans and Democrats agreeing on a major issue – It seldom (if ever) happens lately in national politics. But on

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Florida Dems’ claim big voter registration drive advantage; yet racial splits widening

The Florida Democratic Party is reporting more than 221,000 new Democratic voters have been added to the state’s voter rolls during

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College students avoid voting booths like the library on a Saturday night

College students demonstrated it again in last week’s primary election: they don’t vote, at least not in primary elections. As

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Jac VerSteeg: Manufacturing lies is keeping campaigns alive

In his recent entertaining column on Context Florida my former boss, Tom O’Hara, reported from The Associated Press Legislative Planning

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Bob Sparks: Even Florida’s non-partisan congressional maps are deemed unfair

The end of the process for redrawing Florida’s congressional districts is in sight. It may be one cycle late, but

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Clay S. Jenkinson: Restoring the American republic, beginning in Tallahassee

As the 21st century finds its rhythm, and the 2016 presidential contest begins to take up most of our public

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Bob Sparks: When likability and the desire for leadership and experience collide

Fifteen months before the presidential election, New Hampshire and Iowa is where the action is. That is true every four

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Sal Nuzzo: Tax hike hurts charitable givers, retirement investors, scholarship recipients

It’s the second answer to the famous line “only two things in life are certain.” No subject is possibly more

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A.G. Gancarski: So much for the libertarian moment

I’ve always had a pet theory about when the long-awaited “libertarian moment” would happen. There would be a tipping point

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Bob Sparks: Dan Webster runs for Speaker; for whom will Gwen Graham vote?

John Boehner sure knows how to make news. At least he waited until Pope Francis left Washington before he dropped

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