Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

POLITICO: With GOP on the verge of a tax victory, Rubio throws in a wrench

AP: Rubio’s defection threatens Senate GOP’s edge on tax bill

ABC: GOP tax plan on shaky ground: Rubio announces he’s a no


Bloomberg: Trump Says ‘Very Sure’ Rubio Will Vote ‘Yes’

CNN: Top White House economist predicts Rubio will come around on tax bill


Post: Will Trump spend holidays at Mar-a-Lago? Looks like it

Sun Sentinel: President Donald Trump to spend holidays in Palm Beach, advisory suggests


PNJ: Santa Rosa leaders put beach preservation on hold, citing dispute with Sen. Bill Nelson


Herald: As deadline looms, most Floridians have extra time to sign up for Obamacare coverage


Times: Education Florida lawmakers want stronger college free speech rules amid First Amendment flareups


Times: Tampa’s Judge K, longtime federal jurist, plans 2018 retirement from regular judicial service


Sun Sentinel: Hurricane Irma debris cleanup close to finished in South Florida


Daily News: Report on doctor shortage: Funding helped, but more needed in Florida

POLITICO: Bondi’s Rosenstein defense gets pushback during interview


TC Palm: Negron to SFWMD: Lake Okeechobee reservoir should spread off state land if necessary


POLITICO: Experts: Broward’s elections chief broke law in destroying ballots


AP: Florida Supreme Court Tosses Petition to Block Appointments

NSF: Scott wins at least temporary victory on Supreme Court appointments


POLITICO: Ethics commission: Steube had no conflict sponsoring bill

Herald-Tribune: Ethics complaint against Greg Steube dismissed


Times-Union: City offered Amazon riverfront land for second headquarters


WLRN: Education Leaders Mull How They’ll Pay For Puerto Rican Students


Herald: Can you fight traffic tickets from an app? The Florida Supreme Court will decide


NWF Daily News: Bill worries education officials


Daily News: Florida law punishes immigrant workers, but not employers who benefit