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Obama administration throws Rick Scott a temporary Medicaid bone

The Obama administration has offered Florida Gov. Rick Scott a partial compromise in Scott's ongoing fight to get federal money for health care that's not Obamacare Medicaid expansion money. Scott has asked the administration to reverse...Show More Summary

Florida Governor Signs One Bill Protecting Free Speech... And Another That Undermines It

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

On Thursday, Governor Rick Scott of Florida signed 44 bills into law, but two of them are particularly interesting to us. The first we wrote about back in March, SB 604, is a very problematic bill that undermines some basic free speech rights. Show More Summary

Rick Scott is an Idiot

By STEVE FINDLAY I’ve never met the man, and I don’t mean this personally, but Florida Gov. Rick Scott is an idiot.  Rather, more specifically, the way he has managed Florida’s Medicaid expansion, or lack thereof, is idiocy on the altar of political ideology and kneejerk Republican healthcare doctrine.    Other governors are fighting Medicaid

Florida will allow gun owners to pack heat without permits during emergency evacuations

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Florida gun owners who do not have concealed-weapons permits could pack their firearms for two days during an emergency evacuation, under a law signed on Thursday by Governor Rick Scott. The measure was among 44 bills passed during the recently concluded legislative session and approved on Thursday...

Florida Expands Gun Owners' Rights During Emergencies

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 21 (Reuters) - Florida gun owners who do not have concealed-weapons permits could pack their firearms for two days during an emergency evacuation, under a law signed on Thursday by Governor Rick Scott. The measure...Show More Summary

Movie FX Legend Rick Baker Recreates Greg Capullo’s Joker

Baker, known for his work on films like "Men in Black," recreated the Joker from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman story, “Death of the Family.”

Big Medicaid enrollment numbers serve as excuse to Republican governors to refuse expansion

Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) In light of the ongoing debacle in Florida over Gov. Rick Scott's refusal to take federal money that has Obamacare cooties, Politico takes a deep dive into Medicaid expansion and its consequences so far. The big...Show More Summary

Rick Scott: Today’s Ideal Republican

As I have observed before, albeit not at the same length, Rick Scott’s selective opposition to federal health care spending tells you most of what you need to know about the Republican Party in 2015: So Scott used his deceased mother as a shield to lie about his motives in order to funnel federal taxpayer […]

Rick Scott would rather shut down government than take Obamacare Medicaid funding

Florida needs to prepare for a government shutdown, says Republican Gov. Rick Scott, because he and the Florida House continue to refuse the state Senate's budget solution of accepting Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. Scott instead is pushing the federal government to continue a temporary funding program known as the low-income pool (LIP). Show More Summary

Rick Scott Just Approved A Bill That Could Help Make It Easier For Residents To Vote

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed a bill into law Friday authorizing online voter registration in the Sunshine State. In a letter addressed to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, who opposed the legislation, Scott said he signed...Show More Summary

Evil Gov. Rick Scott Would Rather Shut Down Government Than Give Healthcare To Florida Poors

Florida is having quite a dumb fight right now, simply because gross reptile Gov. Rick Scott refuses to take federal money to pay for low-income people’s healthcare if it’s got Obamacare all over it. So let’s shut down the government! Read more on Evil Gov. Rick Scott Would Rather Shut Down Government Than Give Healthcare To Florida Poors…

Rick Scott and fellow Florida Republicans shoot selves in foot

The Florida budget fiasco continues as Gov. Rick Scott and fellow House Republicans continue their implacable demands that they get federal money for health care that is not Obamacare money. Here's what it comes to, in the words of a...Show More Summary

Morning Plum: GOP resistance to Obamacare is killing the tax cuts Republicans want

There’s been yet another twist in the seemingly endless battle over the Medicaid expansion in Florida: Rick Scott has now flatly stated that the GOP split over whether to accept it is probably going to cost the state its tax cuts and cost its students higher per-pupil spending. The Palm Beach Post headline sums it […]

We’re Being Invaded By Reptilians! (Not Just Rick Scott!) Your Florida Roundup

It’s been a banner week for Florida Man, that marvelous, mystical creature that haunts our waking dreams and provides us with an endless supply of hilarity and rage. Let’s dive right in! Read more on We’re Being Invaded By Reptilians! (Not Just Rick Scott!) Your Florida Roundup…

Rick Santorum: Bomb ISIS 'Back To The 7th Century'

More bloodlust from the "good Christians" at the South Carolina wingnut fest aka as the "Freedom Summit" this Saturday. I guess Rick Santorum didn't want to be outdone on the warmongering front by Scott Walker who appeared on stage just before he did. Santorum: Bomb ISIS 'back to the 7th Century': Former Sen. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: 2016 GOP Candidates Speak at South Carolina Freedom Summit

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Many 2016 Republican presidential candidates have gathered in South Carolina today for the South Carolina Freedom Summit. Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina are among the scheduled speakers.

Enough to Choke an Everglades Python…

I suspect our healthcare reform correspondent, Richard Mayhew, will cover this in more detail at some point, so I’ll keep it short: Florida’s sleazy, serpent-like governor, Rick Scott, slithered up to DC this week to try to locate a fat wad of cash he could ingest to reimburse Florida hospitals for providing indigent care.  He [Read more...]

Rick Scott's Fight Over Obamacare Snarls Budget

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a longtime opponent of "Obamacare," made a startling announcement shortly after his mother's death, going on TV two years ago to explain that he had dropped his objections to President...Show More Summary

Florida Man re-elected governor, admits he used dead mother in campaign as a sham

Why is this man smiling? Florida Gov. Rick Scott is continuing his bizarre descent into total Obamacare Derangement Syndrome. Here's the latest: Back when he said he had changed his mind and was for Medicaid expansion in his re-election campaign, he was actually brilliantly deceiving the Obama administration. Show More Summary

Rick Scott's stunning health care 'ruse' in Florida

Two years ago, the Florida governor cited the death of his mother as a rationale for his health care stance. Now, Rick Scott admits that wasn't actually true.

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