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Supercommittee Super Failure?

November 21, 2011

Bipartisanship continues to gridlock Congress. The Supercommittee that was to propose cuts and savings to the federal budget will not meet its deadline, and the finger-pointing has already begun. Manchin: Supercommitte must step aside after failure…

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Personhood amendment has some support in Florida

November 20, 2011

The defeat of a similar state constitutional amendment in Mississippi has deflated the Personhood advocates in Florida. They have their own website, The group needs 676,811 valid petitions for ballot access. According to recent story…

Politics State & National News

Taj Mahal judge to resign

November 17, 2011

St. Pete Times’ Lucy Morgan has the scoop: 1st District Court Judge Paul M. Hawkes is resigning from the court to avoid an ethics trial before the Judicial Qualifications Commission. Hawkes was charged in May with…

Education State & National News

Congress: Pizza is a vegetable

November 16, 2011

Center for Science in the Public Interest Policy Director Margo G. Wootan is upset that Congress wants pizza declared a vegetable in school cafeterias: It’s a shame that Congress seems more interested in protecting industry than…

Health Politics State & National News

Florida could be litmus test for Health Care Reform

November 16, 2011

Florida has a regulation requiring insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on medical costs. Could this upend efforts to implement health-care reform nationwide. The Washington Post has more…

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Cain stumbles again

November 15, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain stumbled Monday when answering a question about whether he agreed or disagreed with President Barack Obama’s approach to handling the Libyan crisis. Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel…