Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

Sentinel: Sen. Marco Rubio urges Puerto Rico governor to request federal housing aid

McClatchy DC: Rubio calls for UN emergency session on Venezuela

The Hill: Rubio, Menendez push for emergency UN session on Venezuela

Politico: Rubio rejects bipartisan immigration gang

Bradenton Herald($): Buchanan concerned that proposal will undo Deepwater Horizon regulations

Herald Tribune: Democrat David Shapiro raises $250,000 in campaign against Vern Buchanan

Herald: First it was the county. Now the city of Miami is slamming Trump over Haiti comments

Post: Democrat Pelosi in Boca: Tax bill is ‘theft,’ bonuses are ‘crumbs’

Sun-Sentinel: Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi visits South Florida to bash Trump and Republican tax law

Times-Union: Senators send letter to Trump asking to bring aircraft carrier to Mayport

CNN: Melania Trump skips Davos, visits museum and heads to Florida

AP: Florida: Spencer’s white nationalist event to cost taxpayers

NSF: Judge weighs ban on smoking medical marijuana

Sun-Sentinel: Medical marijuana smoking ban challenged in court

NWF Daily News: Unsettling times for NW Fla. Dreamers

Herald: How a citizenship question on the 2020 Census could diminish Miami’s political clout

AP: Broward County mayor arrested after undercover FBI investigation

Herald: FBI sting nabs Hallandale mayor on campaign finance, money laundering charges

Sun-Sentinel: FBI sting with links to lobbyist nets Hallandale Mayor Joy Cooper

Herald: More birth defects reported in states with local spread of Zika, including Florida

AP: Groups angered by videos of Border Patrol inspecting Miami bus

Post: Gov. Scott extends help to Puerto Rico, talks to PBC Hispanic chamber

Politico: Levine bashes offshore drilling but plans to attend fundraiser hosted by BP oil spill lawyer

Bay News 9: Florida House passes anti-tax, union reform measures

NSF: House backs plan to limit future tax hikes

Herald: This new hurdle could make it harder for Florida lawmakers to raise taxes and fees

AP: Florida House: Require 2/3 vote for future tax hikes

Politico: House passes union-busting bill amid labor furor

NSF: Gambling expansion could go to voters

Politico: Producer of Visit Florida’s Emeril show netted $800k for two seasons, state records show

Sun-Sentinel: Nursing homes get boost in state Senate budget plan

Herald: Rights to abortion, privacy could diminish under proposed constitutional amendment

AP: Florida House calls for more sanctions against Venezuela

NSF: Lawmakers look to clear way for guns at churches

NSF: Bethune statue, Florida Forever bills ready for Florida Senate approval

AP: Florida House approves slavery memorial for Capitol grounds

Herald Tribune: USF consolidation gets OK from state board of governors

TCPalm: 2017 Lake O discharges worse than Corps said

Democrat: Friends and family of local teen call for texting while driving law

Herald: He retired after a ticket quota scandal. But he was on the payroll for 5 more months

Sun: UF studying marijuana’s effects on HIV patients

Bradenton Herald($): Florida’s First Lady visits three Manatee elementary schools during tour

Herald: A Florida county will shut its schools after flu outbreak hits teachers and students