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Republicans Struggle With Shifts on Gay Marriage

New York Times: “Rick Santorum said he would never attend a same-sex wedding. Marco Rubio said he might attend one. Scott Walker actually went to a same-sex wedding reception, not to be confused with an actual same-sex wedding ceremony. Ted [...]

Obama Isn't Trying to Strong Arm Just One Red State into Expanding Obamacare — He's Got His Eye on Four

Florida governor Rick Scott filed suit against the Obama administration last week on the grounds that the feds are trying to coerce his state into expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The bludgeon of choice: threateningShow More Summary

Rick Harrison’s Trivia Challenge Launches on Mobile, Facebook

Social and mobile game company Old Man Interactive, founded by Rick Harrison and Jim Scott, has announced the release of Rick Harrison’s Trivia Challenge on Facebook and mobile platforms. Harrison is best known for his appearances on...Show More Summary

BP As Environmental Steward

Yesterday we celebrated marked Earth Day. President Obama gave a speech in The Everglades during which he chided FL. Gov. Rick Scott for banishing the term climate change from government employees' lips. Separately, we were treated to the latest positive picture from a company still recovering from an oil spill [...]

Florida Governor Breaks Protocol; Declines To Greet President

Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) declined an invitation to meet President Obama on the tarmac Wednesday as he arrived in South Florida, but Principal deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said they aren’t taking the rejection personally. “As custom, we invite the governors of the states in which we travel to meet the president. Sometimes their schedule [...]

Florida Governor Rick Scott Refuses to Meet US President in Miami

US state of Florida Governor Rick Scott has dismissed an invitation to meet with President Barack Obama upon the President’s arrival in Miami.

Florida Republicans' Medicaid fight: Lawmaking or theater of the absurd?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's insane lawsuit to get federal healthcare money that isn't Obamacare money is just the tip of the iceberg of the craziness happening within Florida's Republican party. The Republican Senate wants to take the Medicaid expansion. Show More Summary

Obama burns Florida’s climate deniers on their home turf

The president uses his Earth Day message to call for climate action -- and throw a few jabs at Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.

Obama Jabs FL Gov. Scott: Refusing to Say ‘Climate Change’ Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Happening

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

President Barack Obama took a shot at Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) on his own turf Wednesday afternoon. In a speech that was televised by Al Jazeera America but none of the major cable news networks, the president made his case for taking action on climate change from a location that he said will face some of the harshest consequences: Everglades National Park in South Florida.

Gov. Paul LePage Will Protect Maine From Threat Of Decent Wages

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is working really hard to earn the title of Most Loathsome Governor in America, which is a difficult task in a nation containing Rick Scott, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Sam Brownback, and so many other worthy candidates. Show More Summary

Dan Savage Mulls the Ridiculous GOP Gay Wedding Invitation Responses with MSNBC's Chris Hayes: VIDEO

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Dan Savage joined MSNBC's Chris Hayes to have a cackle at the Republican candidates tripping over themselves to "correctly" answer the gay wedding invitation question including Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, John Kasich, and others. But Savage has an additional query:...

Morning Plum: Battle over Florida Medicaid expansion goes wild

Your humble blogger has been tracking the battle over the Medicaid expansion in Florida, because it’s a really big deal. If the administration can get Governor Rick Scott and state House Republicans to accept the expansion, it could help weaken the blockade against it that conservatives have built in other states, which has slowed down […]

Rick Scott And Florida Republicans Are Throwing An Anti-Obamacare Tantrum

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

An unusual and revealing political fight over health care has been unfolding in Florida. It's unusual because it pits Rick Scott, the Republican governor, against some members of his own party. It's revealing because it lays bare the...Show More Summary

Rick Scott's Drug Testing Dreams Are History

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has apparently reached the end of his quest to make state workers and welfare recipients provide urine to prove they're not on drugs. In 2011, Scott sought to impose drug testing on both state...Show More Summary

In visit to Everglades, Obama will address climate change, a term Rick Scott would like to ban

The Everglades face a boatload of human-caused problems, not the least of which is global warming. On Wednesday, traditionally Earth Day although many Earth Day events were held this past weekend, President Obama will be visiting the...Show More Summary

Rick Scott's Obamacare Debacle Explored

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Florida's GOP governor is suing the Obama administration to get his hands on some sweet non-"Obamacare" money -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Rick Scott’s Obamacare debacle: Florida Man traps himself in wholly unnecessary Medicaid fight

Florida's GOP governor is suing the Obama administration to get his hands on some sweet non-"Obamacare" money

Florida's Rick Scott files bizarre new ACA lawsuit

It's amazing to see how big a mess the GOP governor is willing to create in order to irrationally oppose "Obamacare" on principle.

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