Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

Herald Tribune: Rubio and Gaetz split on Russia investigation

PNJ: Rep. Matt Gaetz leads House Republicans in criticizing Russia-Trump FBI probe

Politico: Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago, where he often stirs up trouble

Herald: The banker to Florida’s medical marijuana players is getting out of the business

AP: Year-end survey shows drop in consumer confidence in Florida

Post: Fentanyl killing more in Florida than heroin: CDC report

Sun-Sentinel: Delray Beach files federal lawsuit against opioid drugmakers

Sun-Sentinel: ‘New normal’ requires year-round hurricane preparedness mindset, advocates urge

Herald: Climate change isn’t a hot topic for Floridians–at least on Twitter

Herald: South Florida’s looming sea-rise dilemma: Save drinking water or worsen flooding?

Sun-Sentinel: Mexican government boosts aid in South Florida to help defend immigrants facing deportation

Sentinel: Judge to decide whether statements by Pulse shooter’s widow will be allowed at trial

TCPalm: Pulse shooter’s widow in court for pre-trial hearing

AP: Endangered Florida panther killed by another panther

Herald: Florida’s latest python problem: They may spread disease to other snakes, study shows

Star-Banner: Marion’s unemployment rate continues to improve

CBS News: Trump endorses Ron DeSantis for Florida governor before he’s even announced

Politico: Trump endorses DeSantis for governor via Twitter

NSF: President Trump praises Ron DeSantis, touts him for Florida governor

Sun-Sentinel: Donald Trump endorsement shakes up Florida governor’s race

AP: Trump endorses GOP Rep. DeSantis for Florida governor

Herald: Florida could spend a billion dollars on an Everglades reservoir. But will it work?

DBNJ: Coastal waters threaten Florida’s historic resources

Politico: Florida Democrats ask county parties to help pay new regional staffers

NSF: New generators headed to Florida’s veterans’ nursing homes

TCPalm: Washington Amtrak crash should push lawmakers to pass high-speed rail bill, Mayfield says

NSF: Judge rules against state on greyhound drug testing

TCPalm: Army Corps: Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River will stop before end of year

Sentinel: Step Up for Students takes lead on school vouchers

Sun-Sentinel: Lawmakers loot trust fund for affordable housing

Post: Brightline wins federal approval for $1.2 billion bond sale

TCPalm: All Aboard speeding up, preparing for local work

Sentinel: State pours water on Seminole Tax Collector Joel Greenberg’s unusual real-estate deal