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via @learyreports Secretary of State John Kerry sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott that defends the vetting process for Syrian refugees as “extraordinarily thorough and comprehensive.” “Bottom line—under the current system, if there is doubt about whether an applicant... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei Jeb Bush laid out a defense policy Wednesday that proposed a U.S.-led coalition of ground troops fighting ISIS, if that's what military leaders recommend. The United States should not delay in leading a global coalition to take out ISIS... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at Naked Politics
In what may be seen as a Hail Mary pass to see if they can get enough votes to send the courts a Senate redistricting map that has the Legislature’s stamp, the Florida Senate leadership agreed to put the controversial... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei Ben Carson has confirmed his attendance to next week's Sunshine Summit in Orlando, the Republican Party of Florida said Wednesday. He'll join Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, Marco... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei By now, it's become routine to note there's a political committee or nonprofit airing ads favorable to a presidential candidate. But the spots now airing on Miami radio in English and Spanish praising contender Marco Rubio are unrelated to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Naked Politics
@lesleyclark @PatriciaMazzei There were a few confused looks in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Wednesday when Jeb Bush used one of his favorite campaign trail phrases: "Let the big dog eat." He was forced to explain himself using another oft-cited Bush metaphor,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @learyreports Marco Rubio's Washington duties have forced him off the campaign trail. The Republican presidential candidate has canceled a Thursday fundraiser in Minneapolis as the Senate takes a procedural vote on the Iran deal. Rubio spokesman Alex Conant told... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando said Wednesday he will vote for President Obama's "far from perfect" nuclear deal with Iran, becoming the sixth Florida Democrat to come out in favor of the agreement. Only one Democrat, Rep. Gwen... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at Naked Politics
The shadow redistricting process that brought down the congressional map was also in full swing in the Senate, depositions and email documents submitted as part of pending litigation now reveal. The documents, filed Wednesday in Leon County Circuit Court as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @adamsmithtimes PETERBOROUGH, N.H. -- Forget the bombastic Donald. What Republicans really need to win back the White House is someone who has successfully governed a mega swing state, a straight talker who might sometimes tick off the GOP’s base... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @lesleyclark Marco Rubio will mark the U.S. flag being raised in Havana for the first time in more than 50 years with a speech in New York, assailing President Barack Obama for making "dangerous deals" with Cuba and Iran.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @JonathanLanday @lesleyclark WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, in his Tuesday speech that was billed as a major foreign policy address, provided a distorted version of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq and an incorrect account of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Naked Politics
@JeremySWallace No meetings are scheduled for today as legislators race to beat a 6 p.m. deadline to propose changes to the base redistricting map that could get its first votes on Thursday. A Congressional plea: U.S. Rep. Dan Webster made... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @jenstaletovich Broward County commissioners who oppose plans to drill for oil in western marshes believe they have found a way to thwart efforts by a Miami family to tap into Everglades crude: local zoning restrictions. In a meeting Tuesday,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @learyreports On Donald Trump, Florida Republicans agree: His unscripted, anti-politician style is connecting with people fed up with scripted politicians. “I’m a whiner and I keep whining and whining until I win,” Trump declared Tuesday. But consensus is lost... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Naked Politics