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Mitch Perry Report for 9.3.15 – The D.N.C.’s non-debate strategy

Mitch Perry Report for 9.3.15 – The D.N.C.’s non-debate strategy

There's excitement in some quarters this week as it now appears that Carly Fiorina will appear in the second Republican Presidential debate taking place in 13 days in Los Angeles (Okay, Simi Valley, officially). Meanwhile were still more than five weeks away before the first Democratic Presidential debate - and why is that? While some may…

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Joe Biden testing political waters in Florida

Joe Biden testing political waters in Florida

Approaching a time of decision, Vice President Joe Biden tested the political waters in Florida on Wednesday as he mulls over whether to join a 2016 presidential race that's left a lot Democrats wanting more choice. Biden attended a fundraiser Wednesday night for Senate Democrats after a speech at Miami Dade College promoting the administration's…

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Power struggle at FAMU after hazing death brings new crisis

Power struggle at FAMU after hazing death brings new crisis

Trustees at Florida A&M University turned to an outsider – and the school's first female president – to lead them out of the turmoil that followed the hazing death of a Marching 100 drum major. But 18 months later the historic school is facing a new crisis marked by allegations of harassment and insubordination –…

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Marco Rubio touts end to oil-export ban, bemoans EPA in Oklahoma

Marco Rubio touts end to oil-export ban, bemoans EPA in Oklahoma

The United States should end its ban on crude-oil exports and reduce federal regulations that are stifling an energy industry central to the nation's future economic prosperity, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday to a friendly group of mostly oil and natural gas producers. The GOP presidential hopeful from Florida unveiled some highlights of his…

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Stephen Colbert one-ups Jeb Bush raffle with one of his own

Stephen Colbert one-ups Jeb Bush raffle with one of his own

Score one for Stephen Colbert. Jeb Bush, a scheduled guest on Colbert's first night hosting CBS' "The Late Show" on Tuesday, recently sent a letter to potential supporters raffling off a "VIP ticket" to the taping in exchange for a $3 donation to his presidential campaign — a move a CBS entertainment spokesman said wasn't…

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Dana Young files bill to expand “Good Samaritan” law

Dana Young files bill to expand “Good Samaritan” law

The leader of the Florida House of Representatives' Republican Caucus has filed a bill to protect those who break into cars to rescue "children, elderly persons, disabled adults, or pets." State Rep. Dana Young of Tampa on Wednesday filed changes (HB 131) to Florida's “Good Samaritan Act” that would make a bona fide do-gooder "immune from civil liability,"…

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Dana Young files bill to expand “Good Samaritan” law

Dana Young files bill to expand “Good Samaritan” law

The leader of the Florida House of Representatives' Republican Caucus has filed a bill to protect those who break into cars to rescue "children, elderly persons, disabled adults, or pets." State Rep. Dana Young of Tampa on Wednesday filed changes (HB 131) to Florida's “Good Samaritan Act” that would make a bona fide do-gooder "immune from civil liability,"…

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AFSCME adds Mark McCullough to Florida team

AFSCME adds Mark McCullough to Florida team

As part of its bold vision to build a strong union of committed and activated members across the country, the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) recently added Mark McCullough to its national communications team. McCullough has relocated from Washington, D.C., to Miami where he is spearheading communications across the state. McCullough…

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Jillian Hasner to head nonprofit group Take Stock in Children

Jillian Hasner to head nonprofit group Take Stock in Children

Nonprofit group Take Stock in Children said Wednesday its has selected its next leader: business and public relations consultant Jillian Hasner. The program mentors at-risk children throughout Florida to guide them toward graduation from high school and help break the intergenerational cycle of poverty many low-income students struggle to transcend. Hasner – wife of former congressional candidate…

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Outside Opinions

  • Equality Florida: No rift with Anna Brosche

    Equality Florida: No rift with Anna Brosche

    Earlier Monday, we discussed Anna Brosche's decision not to participate in the Equality Florida gala Sept. 26. Is there a rift between the Jacksonville councilwoman and the group? According to Stratton Pollitzer of the Equality Florida Action PAC, not so much. "Here's…

  • Absence makes the guv grow fonder

    Absence makes the guv grow fonder

    To recap: The less-than-Special Session cost the citizens nearly 700 grand, Rick Scott’s legal bills are now north of $1.5 million (not counting the lawsuit environmentalists have filed against the House and Senate for not implementing Amendment 1 or the…

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