POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out?

 By Henry C. Jackson | 02/29/2016 05:40 PM EDT THE CLOCK: The next contests are TOMORROW. And they are big ones. Super Tuesday unfolds across a dozen states (and American Samoa!). DUKING IT OUT: POLITICO’s Nolan D. McCaskill reports DONALD TRUMP’s Republican enemies are frantically pointing to his reluctance to disavow the Ku Klux Klan […] Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

POLITICO's Morning Score: Shelby fighting hard in first Senate challenge of 2016 — ONE DAY AWAY, POLITICO does the Super Tuesday map math

 By Elena Schneider | 02/29/2016 10:00 AM EDT With Theodoric Meyer, Scott Bland and Kevin Robillard The following newsletter is an abridged version of Campaign Pro’s Morning Score. For an earlier morning read on exponentially more races – and for a more comprehensive aggregation of the day’s most important campaign news – sign up for […] Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

POLITICO Huddle: GOP SENATORS TO CONFIRM NON-SCOTUS JUDGES — CHC PAC backs Hillary — A WEEKEND OF SURPRISE ENDORSEMENTS FROM THE HILL — Senate takes up opioid abuse legislation — GOHMERT FACES FIRST PRIMARY CHALLENGE.

 02/29/2016 08:35 AM EDT By Rachael Bade (rbade@politico.com or @RachaelMBade) GOP SENATORS AIM TO CONFIRM JUDGES – JUST NOT FOR SCOTUS. Burgess starts off our week with a look at the GOP playbook on judges, coming soon: “John Cornyn, the second-ranking Senate Republican and a former Texas Supreme Court judge, was attending Justice Antonin Scalia’s […] Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

POLITICO Florida Playbook, presented by Nuclear Matters: 516k have voted in FL prez primary – why Rubio went Trump now – Clinton still crushing Bernie in new FL poll — Docs v. Glocks still in court – FL GOP’s gains – ‘Streetfighter’ Carlos Beruff

 02/29/2016 06:58 AM EDT By Marc Caputo (mcaputo@politico.com; @MarcACaputo) with Kristen East (keast@politico.com; @kristenicoleast) VOTERS ARE VOTING!!! Your daily reminder that voting in Florida’s presidential primary is going on now, even though Election Day is March 15. More than 516,000 people cast absentee ballots by Friday morning in the presidential race, 276k by Republicans (54%) […] Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Editorial: Vote Rubio on March 15

 pnj.com – Many touted ideals of conservative Republicans are universally admirable: The sanctity of all forms of liberty. The virtues of slow reason and moderation over swift passion and overreach. The faith… Tweeted by @jahanwilcox https://twitter.com/jahanwilcox/status/703717918249492480 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Florida Legislature pushing renewed emphasis on coding

 newsherald.com – TALLAHASSEE — When Chloe Hart thinks about it, she’s not sure any of her friends can properly code or program a computer. She’s a junior in the international baccalaureate program at Riverview High… Tweeted by @The_News_Herald https://twitter.com/The_News_Herald/status/703739572912427008 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Florida Gov. Rick Scott suffers 2 crushing defeats as budget talks begin

 miamiherald.com – The Legislature opened final negotiations on a budget Friday by delivering crushing defeats to Gov. Rick Scott on his two priorities of tax cuts and incentive money to attract jobs. Scott had insis… Tweeted by @fasanomike https://twitter.com/fasanomike/status/703713917600669696 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Justice budget writers closing out differences; House, Senate $3.5 million apart – SaintPetersBlog

 saintpetersblog.com – Legislative budget writers moved the needle during their second conference meeting Saturday night, narrowing the discrepancies between the House and Senate proposals to to just $3.5 million dollars… Tweeted by @SaintPetersblog https://twitter.com/SaintPetersblog/status/703762603428827136 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

House Floats Proposal to Hold Property Taxes Level

 sunshinestatenews.com – Lawmakers are considering a proposal that would use hundreds of millions of dollars in state money to hold local education property taxes steady, as House and Senate negotiators continued working t… Tweeted by @SSNAlerts https://twitter.com/SSNAlerts/status/703836578561458176 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Broward Demos Close HQ Days Before Primary – BrowardBeat.com

 browardbeat.com – The Broward Democratic Party has shuttered its long-time Plantation headquarter days before the March 15 presidential primary. Acting Party Chair Cynthia Busch told Browardbeat.com in an earlier in… Tweeted by @Buddynevins https://twitter.com/Buddynevins/status/703269450892615680 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

GOP Candidates Use Twitter Taunts, Social Media to Tear Down Opponents, Build Campaigns

 sunshinestatenews.com – The 2016 presidential campaign has already been a somewhat long but definitely wild ride, with dueling debates, bad Photoshop jobs, talks of building walls along the Mexican border and even taking … Tweeted by @SSNAlerts https://twitter.com/SSNAlerts/status/703306014205079553 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Black Friday: Florida Horse Racing Going, Going …

 sunshinestatenews.com – Hope dwindled for Florida horsemen Friday after a revenue estimating conference on decoupling failed to address the economic impact of allowing many of the state’s pari-mutuel facilities to close, … Tweeted by @SSNAlerts https://twitter.com/SSNAlerts/status/703443915991601152 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Fournier: If Hillary Was Telling The Truth About Wall Street Speeches, She'd Release Them – Breitbart

 breitbart.com – National Journal Senior Political Columnist Ron Fournier argued that if Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was being honest in her claims regarding what she… Tweeted by @FloridaGOP https://twitter.com/FloridaGOP/status/703277149130792960 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Playtime at school? Florida lawmakers consider requiring it

 mypalmbeachpost.com – Joy Kastanias wants to be clear: Her daughter is getting recess at school daily, but in the Jupiter mom’s circle of friends, the girl seems to be the exception. So many people told the parent activ… Tweeted by @postonpolitics https://twitter.com/postonpolitics/status/703302619956125697 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Q poll: Trump holds double-digit lead over Rubio in Florida GOP race

 tbo.com – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is likely to hand Florida Sen. Marco Rubio a crushing defeat in his home state, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Trump hol… Tweeted by @TBOcom https://twitter.com/TBOcom/status/702943788096995332 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Donald Trump Leads in Florida, But Rubio is Close Behind

 sunshinestatenews.com – Donald Trump is still leading the pack against his fellow Republican presidential hopefuls in the Sunshine State, but a new poll shows U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is nipping at his heels. A poll from Ass… Tweeted by @AllisonNielsen https://twitter.com/AllisonNielsen/status/703022357607223296 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Trump Takeover: Supporters flood stage for Orange REC straw poll win

 orlando-politics.com – Supporters of Businessman and GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump invaded the Orange County Republican Executive Committee meeting on Thursday night to fuel his victory in the first major Re… Tweeted by @franktorresnet https://twitter.com/franktorresnet/status/703039970307547137 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Marco Rubio donor meeting raises possibility of brokered convention – Florida Politics

 floridapolitics.com – Facing unsteady ground as Super Tuesday approaches, Marco Rubio is bracing for the prospect of a brokered Republican Convention in Cleveland this July. CNN reports on a closed-door meeting with abo… Tweeted by @PhilAmmann https://twitter.com/PhilAmmann/status/703022570770006016 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Teams Up Again With Mike Thompson On Non-Citizen Military Personnel Bill

 sunshinestatenews.com – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., paired up once again with U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., to propose the “Support and Defend Our Military Personnel and Their Families Act” to expedite the… Tweeted by @SSNAlerts https://twitter.com/SSNAlerts/status/702879333535379457 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

POLITICO's 2016 Blast: The GOP fight gets wet and wild

 By Henry C. Jackson | 02/26/2016 05:54 PM EDT THE CLOCK: The next GOP contests are on Super Tuesday – that’s 4 days from now. DEMOCRATS are at it TOMORROW for Saturday’s South Carolina primary. HE’S BACK: Well, that was something. A day after DONALD TRUMP took heavy fire, primarily from MARCO RUBIO, he unleashed […] Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

POLITICO's Morning Score, presented by Katz Radio Group: Rubio, Cruz target Trump in GOP debate — Primary to replace Boehner becomes symbolic proxy battle — N.C. Senate Dems debate, too

 By Elena Schneider | 02/26/2016 10:00 AM EDT With Kevin Robillard and Theodoric Meyer The following newsletter is an abridged version of Campaign Pro’s Morning Score. For an earlier morning read on exponentially more races – and for a more comprehensive aggregation of the day’s most important campaign news – sign up for Campaign Pro […] Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

POLITICO Huddle, presented by Lifeline Facts Campaign: ARE YOU ANTHONY WEINER? — Congressional Dinner re-play — RUBIO GOES FOR TRUMP — Obama readies a Senate GOP whip list on SCOTUS — SOME GOPerS VULNERABLE IN SCOTUS FIGHT

 02/26/2016 07:43 AM EDT By Rachael Bade (rbade@politico.com or @RachaelMBade) ARE YOU ANTHONY WEINER?!? Pretty entertaining Congressional Dinner last night, no? I took notes especially for you Hill nerds. So here’s a Huddle recap ICYMI: –Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) opened recounting the times women approached him saying he looked “familiar.” One, after snapping a selfie […] Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

POLITICO Florida Playbook: 465k have voted in FL prez primary – SENATE SLUGFEST: Beruff v. DeSantis – Rubio’s attack-Trump night – Hillary dominating Bernie in FL poll – SeaWorld’s Blackfish revenge

 02/26/2016 06:58 AM EDT By Marc Caputo (mcaputo@politico.com; @MarcACaputo) with Ali Breland (abreland@politico.com; @AliBreland) VOTERS ARE VOTING!!! — Reminder: Voting in Florida’s presidential primary is going on now, even though Election Day is March 15. More than 465,000 people cast absentee ballots by Thursday morning in the presidential race, 250k by Republicans (53%) and 216k […] Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

The Friday Cover: TRUMP – The First 100 Days

 View Online Version     Editor’s Picks Trump and Sanders Are Turning Us Into Europe By Gareth Harding < p>Why Moscow Holds the Cards in Syria By Julie Barnes-Dacy and Jeremy Shapiro The Coming Anti-Trump Onslaught By Rich Lowry The Brawl That Made John Kasich By Daniel J. McGraw Trump and Sanders: The Political Parasites […] Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

POLITICO's 2016 Blast: Debate night fights and fruits salads

 By Henry C. Jackson | 02/26/2016 12:24 AM EDT HERE WE GO AGAIN: You know, it didn’t have to be this way. But with the most consequential series of primaries yet just days away, the GOP debate definitely went that way. For the second straight debate, Republican contenders tore into each other – and the […] Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

The growing alliance between Marco Rubio and the mainstream press

 thefloridasqueeze.com – The wall-to-wall cable news coverage of the GOP primaries has its own detrimental impact on the electorate, giving political insiders lots of free air time to promote an agenda that serves the purp… Tweeted by @Fl_Political_Sq https://twitter.com/Fl_Political_Sq/status/702508003858255872 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Tallahassee police make major drug bust at home owned by lobbyist Ben Parks – Florida Politics

 floridapolitics.com – Police have made a drug bust at the northeast Tallahassee home owned by state lobbyist Ben Parks. According to David Northway, Public Information Officer for the Tallahassee Police Department, a se… Tweeted by @Fla_Pol https://twitter.com/Fla_Pol/status/702682041335156736 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Former education commissioner Tony Bennett registers as state lobbyist – SaintPetersBlog

 saintpetersblog.com – Tony Bennett, the former Florida Commissioner of Education who resigned in 2013 amid controversy, has registered to lobby before the Florida Legislature and the executive branch. A state database o… Tweeted by @MitchEPerry https://twitter.com/MitchEPerry/status/702690051788926976 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

Letter: Trump as nominee may trump GOP’s chance to take presidency

 newsherald.com – As the news tells us, “and now there are 5,” meaning 5 presidential candidates left in the race. After South Carolina it looks as if Trump will be the Republican nominee unless one of the junior se… Tweeted by @The_News_Herald https://twitter.com/The_News_Herald/status/702649351294820354 Continue reading →
POLITICO's 2016 Blast, presented by Vote4Energy.org: Are Democrats all Berned out? | Florida

New GOP Primary Poll Could Indicate Trouble in Texas for Ted Cruz

 sunshinestatenews.com – Sen. Ted Cruz is leading the pack in his home state of Texas before the Republican presidential primary, but his fellow GOP candidates Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are both closely nip… Tweeted by @AllisonNielsen https://twitter.com/AllisonNielsen/status/702698828789587968 Continue reading →