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Richard Corcoran installed as House speaker promising ‘struggle’ to do right

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Richard Corcoran assumed the speakership of the Florida House during its organizational session Tuesday, promising a new era of good government enforced by unprecedentedly stringent ethics rules and controls on lobbyists. “Good government isn’t a process; it’s a struggle for its leaders to do the right thing,” Corcoran said. “We have to put aside the rhetorical devices and political tricks and look out for the people. We have to govern selflessly and we have to tell the truth.” The House adopted the new…

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Email insights: The People speak, compassion arrives with Amendment 2

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Medical marijuana backer John Morgan put out an enthusiastic email Tuesday night after Election Day results showed Florida voters overwhelmingly supported Amendment 2. “Nearly 4 years. Two elections. Over 2 million petitions from Florida voters. $8 million of my money. 18,238 donations from 8,287 supporters like you. Over $10 million spent against us, fighting compassion,” Morgan wrote. “This is it. WE did it. YOU did it.” Amendment 2 had received more than 71 percent support with 90 percent of the…

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Hillary Clinton casts Election Day ballot

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrived at a Chappaqua, New York polling station to cast her ballot on election day. Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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Lines form as polls open across the Eastern U.S.

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Tuesday is the day that American voters will decide who’ll be their next president – Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Polls already open in states across the Eastern U.S. are seeing lines of voters form as people prepare to cast their ballots. Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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Tom Jackson: At our time of choosing, will we guess wrong?

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And so, at last, it is upon us. Election Day. Time, fence-sitters, to decide. We’ve been counting down so long, all the way back to the spring of last year; it sometimes seemed we’d never get here. Great nation that we (still) are, however, propelled by momentum and time-honored systems that guide truer than any GPS, we’ve navigated the distance: From the GOP’s scrum-debates of last fall through the frigid caucuses and first primaries, through the snooze-fest conventions and the…

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Joe Henderson: It all comes down to unpredictable, inexplicable Florida

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You know Florida is important. You know our history with elections. And you know the nation, along with every late-night comedian, will be glued to everything that goes on within our borders on Election Day, ready to scream foul play at anything that looks askew. We know all this. But why us? Floridians are good people. We didn’t ask to be under the microscope like this every four years. Why can’t they just let us run our elections in peace?…

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A look at Florida, the ‘Always-Close-Election State’

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If recent history is any guidance, Floridians stand a decent chance of going to bed Tuesday night not knowing which presidential candidate won their state; they may even retire Wednesday and Thursday nights in the same condition. Results haven’t been determined on election night in Florida in half of the presidential races since 2000. Four years ago, President Obama wasn’t declared the winner until four days after Election Day, but luckily for the nation, it didn’t matter. In 2000, the…

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