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  1. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican-Run States Are Hurting For Money, TooTrump’s claims that only Democratic states need federal assistance are undermining his own party’s stimulus efforts.
  2. coronavirus
    Flying Blind Without Testing, GOP Governors Reopen Businesses in the SouthBusinesses in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina will soon reopen, though the impact on the virus’s spread can’t be known without proper testing.
  3. florida
    Florida GOP Realizes Deliberately Impoverishing the Unemployed Has DownsidesRepublicans sabotaged the state’s unemployment system because they wanted to keep benefits and taxes low. Now, it’s crashing mid-pandemic.
  4. coronavirus
    Georgia Governor Shows Remarkable Ignorance About How the Coronavirus SpreadsBrian Kemp finally paid attention to evidence that asymptomatic people can transmit the illness, and imposed a tardy stay-at-home order.
  5. democratic primaries
    Another Sweep for Joe Biden in Florida, Illinois, and ArizonaBiden wins decisively in three diverse states, with a possible primary drought approaching.
  6. vision 2020
    What to Expect in the March 17 Presidential PrimariesJoe Biden is expected to have another winning primary day, but Ohio won’t be one of the states he carries: The governor postponed the vote until June.
  7. florida
    Andrew Gillum to Enter Rehab for Alcoholism After Hotel-Room IncidentThe Florida Democrat is seeking treatment for alcoholism after he was found in a hotel room with two other men and “suspected crystal meth.”
  8. democratic primaries
    Bloomberg: Why Aren’t Moderates Coalescing Around Me?Asked Tuesday why he shouldn’t join Pete and Amy in supporting Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg suggested they should all support him.
  9. vision 2020
    Democrats Still Have Multiple Routes to 2020 Electoral College WinIt’s not necessarily all about the Rust Belt.
  10. police brutality
    Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Uses Stun Gun 3 Times on Black Grandmother“From everything we can see at this point, it appears the deputy did what he had to do,” the county sheriff said.
  11. reapportionment
    Final Pre-Census Estimates Show Which States Will Gain Power After 2020The long trend toward Sunbelt gains and Rust Belt losses continues with a few exceptions.
  12. jeffrey epstein
    Jeffrey Epstein Might’ve Killed a Work-Release Program for Florida PrisonersThe sheriff’s office in Palm Beach County is discontinuing a work-release program made notorious by the late financier and sexual abuser.
  13. climate change
    Florida GOP Regrets ‘Lost’ Decade on Climate ChangeThe party is recovering from Rick Scott’s ban on using the phrase “climate change” ⁠— though isn’t quite ready to embrace climate policy.
  14. policing
    Officer Suspended After Arresting First-Grader. His Behavior Fits a Pattern.Black children in schools are subjected to police involvement at alarming rates.
  15. vision 2020
    Trump Relies on Maduro-Bashing to Win Florida Next YearTrump’s attacks on Maduro are key to winning Florida’s Latino immigrants and boosting his advantage among Cuban-Americans despite his other policies.
  16. reapportionment.
    How the Political Map Is Likely to Shift After the 2020 CensusWhile congressional redistricting is a tricky game, we already have a pretty clear idea of which states will gain or lose House seats.
  17. vision 2020
    How Trump Could Thread the Needle Again and Win While Losing the Popular VoteIf it all comes down to Wisconsin, Democrats should worry.
  18. vision 2020
    Mike Pence Announces Hail Mary ‘Latinos for Trump’ InitiativeIt’s going to be a hard sell. Democrats are holding on to a roughly two-to-one advantage among the demographic, and Trump’s rhetoric isn’t helping.
  19. feature
    How Cindy Yang Learned to Throw a Party at Mar-a-LagoCindy Yang was a rising fixture in Palm Beach society. Then Robert Kraft got charged with soliciting prostitution and the FBI took notice.
  20. venezuela
    Florida Republicans Fear Trump’s Venezuela Policy Could Hurt Them in 2020Florida Republicans worry that Trump’s backing of opposition leader Juan Guaidó could become a liability among the state’s 200,000 Venezuelans.
  21. police brutality
    Broward County Deputies Assaulted a Black Teen. ‘Accountability’ Is Not Enough.Calls for ‘accountability’ in the beating of a black teenager in Florida underestimate the depths of law enforcement violence.
  22. vision 2020
    Trump May Freak Out Florida With Green Light for Offshore DrillingFlorida Republican elected officials fear Trump’s relationship with fossil-fuel industries could lead him to a politically disastrous decision.
  23. voting rights
    Andrew Gillum’s Next Campaign: Registering Voters in FloridaBoth Gillum and the Florida Democratic Party are aiming to register droves of voters, as the GOP focuses on limiting who can vote in 2020.
  24. ex-felon voting rights
    Florida GOP Readies Poll Tax to Nullify Ex-Felons’ Voting RightsFloridians voted to re-enfranchise the formerly incarcerated last fall. Republicans want to make them pay off all court fines and fees first.
  25. florida
    Florida Will Drop Solicitation Charges Against Robert Kraft If He Admits GuiltOffering to drop charges if Kraft admits he would have been found guilty has a tone of shaming, but could be due to a dubious use of warrants.
  26. racism
    Ron DeSantis Didn’t Expunge His Record of Racism By Pardoning the Groveland FourFlorida’s governor is granting himself plausible deniability regarding racism by resolving a Jim Crow-era miscarriage of justice.
  27. voting rights
    Ron DeSantis Doesn’t Sound Too Excited About Enfranchising VotersFlorida’s governor-elect appears to be preparing to drag his feet on the felon re-enfranchisement amendment which voters approved
  28. 2018 midterms
    Democratic Weakness Among Florida Latinos in 2018 a WarningA poor performance among Latinos cost Democrats the governorship and a Senate seat in this key battleground state. They’d better focus on it soon.
  29. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: What Happens If Americans Stop Trusting the System?Our fractured politics — and growing distrust by many of key institutions — suggest a burgeoning national crisis of political legitimacy.
  30. 2020 elections
    Should Democrats Focus On the Heartland or the Sunbelt in 2020?The midterm results don’t really dictate either approach, but a 2020 candidate might.
  31. 2018 midterms
    Overheated Machines, Deadlines, and Other News From the Latest Florida RecountA statewide machine recount is supposed to end on Thursday, followed by a hand recount that could upset apparent Republican victories.
  32. life after warming
    How Climate Change Has Turned Rainy Season Into Fire Season in CaliforniaThe California wildfires have unleashed unconscionable suffering. Climate change could make them ten times worse.
  33. 2018 midterms
    Florida Recounts Proceed Amid Wild GOP Claims of Election StealingFrom Florida to Washington, Republicans are making some pretty lurid accusations about recounts they were probably going to win anyway.
  34. rick scott
    Republicans Need to Stop Baselessly Accusing Democrats of Stealing ElectionsRepublicans have cause for accusing Broward County of incompetence — but none for accusing “liberals” of trying to steal an election.
  35. florida recount
    Rubio: Democrats Are Trying to Steal Florida Elections by Counting All the VotesThe Republican senator argues that Democrats are illegitimately trying to steal elections in Florida by insisting on a legally mandated recount.
  36. vision 2020
    There’s a New Electoral Map in TownPost-midterms, Democrats are looking over the new contours of the presidential map as they figure out where to take on Trump in 2020.
  37. 2018 midterms
    Florida Passes Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to 1.5 Million FelonsThe passage of Amendment 4 spares former felons from an invasive, complicated hearing process, and could give Democrats a significant 2020 boost.
  38. race
    Ron DeSantis’s Lies Tying Andrew Gillum to Crime Have a Long HistoryThe Florida governor’s race has become a showcase for age-old myths about blackness and crime.
  39. 2018 midterms
    Andrew Gillum, Model CandidateThe Democrats’ gubernatorial nominee in Florida is a high-stakes bet on what the future of American politics looks like.
  40. politics
    Focus Moves to Florida in Explosive Device InvestigationSeveral packages are believed to have passed through South Florida’s largest mail processing facility.
  41. 2018 midterms
    First Early Voting Numbers Are Big. But It’s Not Clear What They Mean Yet.We could see historic levels of early voting, and of midterm voting — but it’s still not clear which party will benefit.
  42. 2018 midterms
    Hurricane Michael Threatens to Upend Florida ElectionsEven if Republicans don’t want to acknowledge that climate change is real, they have to deal with the political reality of more intense autumn storms.
  43. puerto rico
    Florida Republicans Scramble to Repudiate Trump Tweets on Maria Death TollThe president has thrown a stink bomb into Florida politics at the worst possible moment.
  44. andrew gillum
    Will Andrew Gillum’s Christian Progressive Running Mate Help Win Evangelicals?It’s not clear whether Gillum was doubling down or reaching out to evangelicals with his unconventional choice of Chris King as running-mate.
  45. stoneman douglas
    Will the Troubled Past of Nikolas Cruz’s Birth Mother Save His Life?Lawyers for the Parkland school shooter may have a new tactic to avoid the death penalty.
  46. 2018 elections
    If Gillum’s Coalition Shows Up in November, It Could Be a Game-ChangerFlorida’s Andrew Gillum seems to have gotten a lot of young and minority voters who don’t usually participate in midterms to show up.
  47. 2018 primaries
    Progressive Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in UpsetBernie Sanders–endorsed Gillum, who hopes to be Florida’s first black governor, will face Trump pick Ron DeSantis in a high-stakes general election.
  48. Florida Police Chief Told Cops to Arrest Random Black People to Boost StatsThe small-town police force in Biscayne Park targeted innocent black people for crimes they didn’t commit.
  49. Gunman Ranting About Trump Shot by Police at Trump Resort“Not saying terrorism; not discounting anything at this point,” Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade police, said.
  50. After Parkland, Florida Lawmakers Pass First Gun Control Bill in DecadesThe bill would raise the gun-buying age, create a three-day waiting period for most gun purchases, and give police more power to take guns away.
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