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2 Florida papers do an about face on Amendment 2, call for yes on medical pot

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Two Florida daily newspapers opposing the legalization of medical marijuana in 2014 have made an about-face, and are now supporting a “yes” vote on Amendment 2. This week, United for Care, the organization behind Amendment 2, announced the editorial boards of the Florida Times-Union and Ft. Myers News-Press each have penned op-eds in favor of the proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot. In “An improved medical marijuana amendment deserves support,” the Times-Union says the 2016 version is “better crafted,” citing the…

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With more than 173,000 votes, Senate hopeful Pam Keith says she feels like a winner

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Although Pam Keith was always in the Senate race to win it, she won’t deny the sense of satisfaction she felt Wednesday, even though she came up well short of defeating Patrick Murphy for the Democratic nomination. Keith captured more than 173,000 votes in the Florida Democratic Primary, finishing less than 2.5 percent behind Alan Grayson for third place in the Democratic Senate race. The 33-year-old Murphy captured 59 percent of the vote. Grayson finished in second place with just under…

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Carlos Beruff on banning people from entering United States: ‘I stand by my answer’

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Carlos Beruff isn’t backing off comments suggesting people from the Middle East be banned from entering the United States. According to a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Beruff told a crowd of Broward County Republicans that he didn’t think it was “safe to allow anybody from the Middle East into this country.” The comment was in response to a question about his position on Muslim immigration. When asked by a reporter about how broad of a ban he would…

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Carlos Beruff suggests banning people from the Middle East from entering United States

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One U.S. Senate hopeful wants to ban people from the Middle East from entering the United States. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Carlos Beruff responded to a question about his position on Muslim immigration by saying he didn’t think it was safe “to allow anybody from the Middle East into this country.” Beruff spoke to a crowd of about 200 Broward County Republicans on Monday night, according to the report. He said he thought the immigration system was broken,…

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Sun Sentinel endorses Hillary Clinton in Florida’s Democratic primary

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The Sun Sentinel of South Florida and the Orlando Sentinel have endorsed Hillary Clinton in advance of Florida’s March 15 Democratic primary. The Sentinel also endorsed Marco Rubio on the Republican side, while the Sun Sentinel refused to. Both papers are owned by the Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Co., but  often do not mirror each other in endorsements. The Orlando Sentinel called Clinton the Democrats’ “best choice” and Rubio the Republicans’ “best last  hope” in separate editorials posted Friday on the…

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Sun Sentinel says it won’t make an endorsement in Republican primary

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The Sun Sentinel won’t to endorse in the Republican presidential primary, the newspaper’s editorial revealed this week. In an editorial posted Friday, the editorial board said it was “not going to make an endorsement in Florida’s March 15 Republican presidential primary because the kind of person who should be running is not in the race.” “We cannot endorse businessman Donald Trump, hometown Sen. Marco Rubio or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz because they are unqualified to be president. Ohio Gov. John…

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DNC seizes on Sun-Sentinel’s call for Marco Rubio to resign

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Without further editorial comment, the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday sent out a mass email statement that included the entire content of Wednesday morning’s South Florida Sun-Sentinel lead editorial, entitled, “Marco Rubio should resign, not rip us off.” It comes after Rubio has continued to make reactionary remarks when asked about his poor attendance record in the Senate this year. Rubio had missed 92 of the year’s 284 roll calls as of Tuesday morning, a 68 percent attendance rate. That’s worse…

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