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Enterprise Florida marketing takes hit

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Florida’s business-recruitment agency isn’t giving up on marketing to executives just because its budget has been slashed. But it might not market to as many.

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Wall Street Journal op-ed highlights assignment of benefits abuse

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An op-ed in The Wall Street Journal Tuesday called out the assignment of benefits (AOB) system in Florida, saying the abuse of AOB by trial lawyers will get Florida taxpayers “whacked with Category 5 bills.” “Florida homeowners already face risks from hurricanes, hail storms and other natural phenomena,” the article states. “Do they need to face the unnatural disaster known as plaintiff’s attorneys too?” AOB is a system where homeowners can sign over the rights to their insurance policy after a…

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Rupert Murdoch suggests Barack Obama isn’t ‘real black president’

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The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, is suggesting that President Barack Obama isn’t a “real black president.” Murdoch was praising Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and his wife on Twitter Wednesday evening when he wrote: “Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide?” Later, Murdoch recommended a New York magazine article asking whether Obama has done enough for the African-American community. Murdoch is the founder…

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Wall Street Journal: Charlie Crist is the equivalent of Florida Swampland

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The Wall Street Journal contends Charlie Crist isn’t about to make the same mistake Arlen Specter did: Florida Governor Charlie Crist isn’t about to make the same mistake Arlen Specter did. The Pennsylvania senator promised to refund contributions to his Senate campaign after he switched parties last year. The promise eventually wound up costing him $1.2 million in refunds to disgruntled donors. Mr. Crist will apparently keep any money donated to him on the assumption he would be running as…

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Who will be on Charlie Crist’s side if he runs as an Independent?

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Charlie Crist has already lost long-time friends and supporters in Florida. He’ll lose the support of most fundraisers and his stated senatorial role model John McCain if he runs as an independent. If his former campaign manager and chief of staff, Sen. Lemieux, has any interest in GOP politics, he’ll dump Crist too. So who’s left standing with Charlie? The Wall Street Journal reports that “Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and state Sen. Mike Fasano said they would stick with Mr. Crist, no matter…

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Who will be on Charlie Crist’s side if he runs as an Independent?

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Charlie Crist has already lost long-time friends and supporters in Florida. He’ll lose the support of most fundraisers and his stated senatorial role model John McCain if he runs as an independent. If his former campaign manager and chief of staff, Sen. George LeMieux, has any interest in GOP politics, he’ll dump Crist too. So who’s left standing with Charlie? The Wall Street Journal reports that “Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and state Sen. Mike Fasano said they would stick with Mr. Crist, no…

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Wall Street Journal: Marco Rubio: Conscience of a conservative

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“They voted for somebody they’d never heard of in Barack Obama because he ran on the platform of a very devoted centrist.” That’s the answer from Marco Rubio when asked about his stunning rise to national prominence as a Republican challenger to a popular Republican officeholder in the key electoral state of Florida. Underlying this strange political season, says Mr. Rubio, is the president’s rapid uncloaking in office as anything but the postpartisan that voters thought they had elected. “Within…

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