10 big questions facing Florida politics in the wake of the redistricting decision

As has been widely reported, the Florida Supreme Court ruled last week that the state’s congressional maps don’t meet the requirements of a voter-approved constitutional amendment that prohibits political lines from being drawn to favor incumbents or a political party. The court

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Major Environmental Group Endorses Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Bid

The first national green group to make an endorsement in the 2016 election just threw its weight behind Bernie Sanders.

Announced Saturday afternoon in New Hampshire, the endorsement from Friends of the Earth Action arrives amid rising frustration from the environmental

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Article source: http://www.nationaljournal.com/2016-elections/bernie-sanders-climate-change-2016-20150801

Bernie Sanders scores nurses union endorsement

(CNN)National Nurses United — a 185,000-person union and the largest group of nurses in the country — endorsed Bernie Sanders at their national conference Monday.

The endorsement is significant because it is Sanders’ first sizable union endorsement

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Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/10/politics/bernie-sanders-nurses-endorsement-2016/

Bernie Sanders: The Cable Bill Is Too Damn High

WASHINGTON — Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter on Friday accusing big cable companies of using monopoly powers to muscle consumers into paying higher prices.

In the letter, addressed to Federal Communications Commission

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Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/10/bernie-sanders-cable_n_7772806.html

Bernie Sanders – His Crowds Grow

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign rally in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S., on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

Riding a wave of momentum before the biggest crowds of the election season. Bernie

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Article source: http://time.com/3947693/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-crowds/

Amendment 1 betrayed

Editorial from the Miami Herald

Our state political leaders should be ashamed. In twisting the intent of Amendment 1, they have brazenly ignored the will of Florida voters.

But the ballot initiative, born of a wish to keep lawmakers from raiding money set aside to purchase and preserve Florida lands, was subverted and misappropriated by state legislators.

Now state environmentalists are fighting back with a lawsuit to stop this from happening next year. They deserve our support.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article25718059.html

‘Bernie Sanders Can Become President’

How many times have you heard the phrase, “I like Bernie Sanders, but he can’t win,” uttered by people who identify themselves as progressives? The facts, however, illustrate that “Bernie Sanders can win” and nobody in politics foreshadowed the Vermont Senator’s latest surge in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

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Florida’s Crist takes heat for more flip flops in Dem run for governor

 

Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is taking heat for his call to lift the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba — the latest episode in which Democrats and Republicans have attacked him for flip-flopping on everything from policy to his choice

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Article source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/15/florida-crist-takes-heat-for-more-flip-flops-in-dem-run-for-governor/

Medical marijuana to go to ballot, Florida Supreme Court rules

Floridians will vote on medical marijuana come November, after a divided Florida Supreme Court ruled Monday that ballot language for a proposed constitutional amendment meets all legal requirements.

If at least 60 percent of voters agree, Florida could become the first

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Article source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/medical-marijuana-to-go-to-ballot-florida-supreme-court-rules/2162912

Florida moves ahead with bill legalizing ‘warning shots’

Florida legislators are pushing ahead with a bill designed to make it clear people can show a gun, or even fire a warning shot, without drawing a lengthy prison sentence.

 

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Article source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/09/florida-moves-ahead-with-bill-legalizing-warning-shots/

Florida pols look out of touch in medical marijuana

The opposition to physicians recommending prescription cannabis isn’t just an example of political inconsistency in Tallahassee. It’s a sign that — unlike their opposition to Obamacare — GOP leaders look greatly out of step with voters, including rank-and-file Republicans.

 

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Article source: http://www.bradenton.com/2014/01/13/4933019/florida-pols-look-out-of-touch.html